Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

After the success of my "Candy Corn Manicure" I couldn't wait to see what nail stylist Indigo Smith had up her sleeve for the holidays. This festive Shellac & foil manicure did not disappoint. 

Last year I made it my New Year's Resolution to begin my own beauty regimen and it has been so rewarding! Check out my other fancy manicures by and here.

Schedule an appointment at Indigo's Capital Hill salon today!

 Have a Happy Holiday & a Beauty-full New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Grey Area

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!earrings- Lauren by RLdress- Targetcardigan- J.Crewstockings- H&Mshoes- c/o Shoe Dazzleclutch- Old Navy 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Artaya for Art's Sake

I had so much fun the other night at Bloomingdale's for Bloggers NIght Out! I'd forgotten how amazing the selection is at the Chevy Chase location. This weekend a local jewelry designer is having a trunk show featuring her holiday collection of eco-friendly designs.

Designer Dana Greaves of ARTAYA to appear at Bloomingdale's Chevy Chase for Holiday Trunk Show Dec 16-18
Local jewelry designer Dana Greaves of ARTAYA will showcase her holiday collection at the Chevy Chase Bloomingdale's. Greaves is best known for her jewelry designs that featured fine and recycled papers, precious metals, and other eco-friendly components. The 2011 ARTAYA Holiday collection is inspired by the exotic Crimson Rosella bird.  The color palette plays up crimson red, lightning purple, blush, sand, and a boss black. “whimsically sophisticated” line has caught the attention of numerous celebrities including, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, and June Ambrose who are all fans of the line. 
Pieces at the trunk show will range from $60-$338 and the show will feature pieces from her new collection in addition to signature pieces. 
Saturday, Dec 17 10-8pm
Sunday, Dec 18 11-8pm
Bloomingdale's Chevy Chase 5300 Western Avenue  Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Visit ARTAYA Online

Peeling Back the Layers

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
scarf~ Pucci (worn as headband) | necklace~ H&M | shirt (underneath)~ Old Navy (boy's section) | shirt (on top)~ Old Navy (boy's section) | belt- LOFT | jeans- J.Crew | shoes- Aubrey Brooks for DSW | bag- Dooney&Bourke |

*wrist riot*
wide yellow bangle- J.Crew | thin pink bangle- J.Crew | charm bracelet- Marc Jacobs | bling yellow bracelet- LOFT

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bloggers Night Out (DC)

What an amazing event, held Wednesday December 14 at Bloomingdale's.

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
scarf (worn as headband)~ Pucci
necklace~ Anthropologie
jacket~ Madness NYC
(p)leather jacket~ H&M
dress~ Luella Bartley for Target
boots~ DV by Dolce Vita
bag~ Dooney&Bourke
As for the "fashions" at Bloggers Night Out...


photo credit:
To see MORE PHOTOS from this event visit my Facebook Page

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Happy Hour

...a Blogger Happy Hour hosted by Krystin  of the blog  Be Loud Be You

I hear Krystin has recently become a full-time blogger and her former co-workers were on hand at this event to support her. Krystin was humble and gracious, greeting each guest as they arrived.
Sorry there aren't more pictures, I spent most of the night chatting. I was happy to meet recording artist (and fashion junkie) Deborah Bond, whose video is currently featured on VH1 soul; it was nice to attend spend time with other bloggers, but also meet other creative people. There were more stylish men at this event than I'm used to (at first I thought they were accountants, but their suits were far too fly!) but it was a welcome change.

Overall it was a great meetup in the name of fashion and I look forward to more of Krystin's events!
[Venue] Barcode: 1101 17th Street, NW (entrance on L St)

photo credit: DC MetroMix
(l to r.) Recording Artists, Deborah Bond and Blogger, Brea Ellis

photo credit: DC MetroMix
(standing) Blogger, Jen of  Comme Coco; (seated l to r) Blogger, Brea of  WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! and Stylist & Blogger Chyanne of  The Yuppie Lady

photo credit: Deanna of THRU THESE EYES 
WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
sweater- Ted Baker
blouse- Ann Taylor
necklace- Anthropologie
earrings- Miriam Haskell (vintage)
pants- LOFT
shoes- Shoe Dazzle
bag- Dooney&Bourke

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Red All Over





WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
hat- Target (men's)
coat- W.D.N.Y.
sweater- Ted Baker
blouse- LOFT
skirt- LOFT
tights- H&M
shoes- Rockport

Monday, November 21, 2011

ReCap Fabb (Fitness)

Hope you enjoyed my recap of last month's CapFabb meetup of DC area Fashion&Beauty Bloggers; it was all about BEAUTY! This month our meetup was all about FITNESS! I love that CapFabb is incorporating our MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT into these monthly events.

 [EQUINOX Front Desk; photo credit: MoCoScene]

[EQUINOX Stairwell; photo credit: MoCoScene]

I arrived a bit early to this event so I locked up Miss Ivy and headed upstairs to get in a quick workout...and when I say upstairs I mean 3 flights of steep, dizzying stairs. I figured after that I wouldn't need to do too much cardio! When I finally arrived on the top floor I needed a sip of water and a towel, luckily a butler employee strolled by with a hand held high with folded towels...he offered me one and I obliged. I also helped myself to a magazine from the well-stocked rack, I chose W mag with Nicki Minaj on the cover...the whole place was so Spa-like I almost forget I was at a gym!

[EQUINOX Interior; photo credit: Express Night Out]

I finally got on the elliptical machine with my towel, my water and my fashion mag only to realize the TV above my machine was showing the Kardashians and I was positioned at the edge of an overhang that overlooked the men's floor free weights, which meant excellent eye candy! After watching a full episode of Kardashians and flipping through the entire W magazine I realized I'd been on the machine twice as long as I usually stay on a my gym...SUCCESS! I returned the mag, wiped off my machine and discarded my towel then went snooping around where I spotted an amazing pilates reformer machine room. (Sorry no picture available)

[EQUINOX Spa; photo credit: Express Night Out]

I made the trek down 4 flights of stairs to the SPA in the basement where the CapFabb meetup had begun. The reps from Brandlink DC were so sweet (and quite fashionable), there was limited seating in the Spa area so they gave up their seats to let bloggers sit and mingle. They also encouraged us to partake in the delicious spread of deli meats and cheeses they provided and to have a glass of wine.

Later a masseuse from the spa introduced himself and offered me a FREE 5minute was AMAZING! You wouldnt  believe how relaxed you can get in just 5 minutes. My favorite part of the SPA were the massage tables...they were low to the ground, which is great if you're planning to gift a massage to an older person in your life or someone pregnant, and the beds were HEATED! I definitely plan on treating someone to an Equinox massage this holiday season!


I'm always surprised that at every meetup I meet bloggers I don't know yet. I was happy to see Robrette from the blog Weight A Minute have you seen her videos on YouTube? I also met Kristin, a blogger and fellow card carrying sorority girl! We bonded over our similar Pink and Green sorority colors, she's an AKA and I'm a DZ.

See you next month CapFabb!