Showing posts from November, 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

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 …

Work Your Wardrobe

w/ The Yuppie Lady
Thursday night I headed to upper Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown to attend the Work Your Wardrobe event at Urban Chic boutique organized by stylist and blogger Chyanne of The Yuppie Lady.

Style bloggers were encouraged to attend and customers were asked to look in their closets for gently worn suits and business shoes to donate toDress for Success; an organization, which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Chyanne's goal was to make the largest donation of clothes and/or money the organization's local office has ever received and boy did she succeed! I can't wait to see if she styles some of the Dress for Success clients!

Katie (PR & Events Director for Urban Chic Boutique) and Chyanne (host of the event) pose with a rack of clothing from the Georgetown store handpicked by The Yuppie Lady

Inside the Georgetown…

Preppy Preppy Princess

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! scarf- NYC Street Vendor polo- Old Navy blazer- Banana Republic belt- J.Crew pants- LOFT shoes- Rockport bag- Dooney&Bourke

Black Magic Woman (Giveaway)

Ever since Madame CJ Walker blessed us with the pressing comb, black women have been searching for the next best thing to straighten our hair. These days getting our hair done is an international affair...we can go to the Dominican Republic or for a blowout, travel to Morocco to source argan oil, or Brazil for a Keratin Treatment

This summer I chose the latter and made an appointment at Flawless Hair by Derek to get the Keratin Treatment. My hair is extremely fine so it didn't require the strongest level of the treatment; Derek used La Brasiliana products, the same use at the Ted Gibson salon in NYC. My hair texture only required the Dieci and the cost of the service was at the lower end of the spectrum (FYI my sister, whose hair is thicker and longer also required only the Veloce and paid the same at Flawless Hair by Derek) and although it was pricey I found it worth the cost and effort mainly because I can go longer without rebooking at the salon. 


AFTER: [Flawless Hair by…

Red Hot

On a random Wednesday night I found myself with not one but THREE events to attend, luckily they had staggered start times and were all relatively close to one another so I lugged an extra(fabulous)outfit to work that day, did a quick change in our ladies lounge at quittin' time and headed to the DC. First up...Washingtonian Magazine's fete at Lost Society welcoming the New ANN to the neighborhood and celebrating the brand's partnership with Vital Voices. Let me just say the party was SO CHIC that I didn't make it to the other two events!

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! jacket- Zara top- Ann Taylor LOFT pants- H&M shoes- Nine West bag- Dooney & Bourke

Rep from Vital Voices talking about her first suit...which she purchased from Ann Taylor of course!

Washingtonian magazine Fashion Editor Jill Hudson, she was tearing it up to female DJ crew The Broads as they spun Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kanye West.

A stylish party goer!

BLOGGERS: (left to right) Naseya Minor, The Seventh District Moi…

ReCap Fabb (Beauty)

(October Meetup: Beauty)


Moving back to DC has been great for so many reasons, not the least of which has been finding a like-minded group of fashionable women to network with. CapFABB (formerly DCFABB) is a network of Fashion and Beauty bloggers in the Washington DC area; the group was founded by Liz Fassbender of the blog So Much to Smile About and Lacey Maffettone of the blog A Lacey Perspective. The group meets once a month over cocktails and clothing...and last month over beauty products! 

The October meetup was co-sponsored by fabulous husband and wife spa owners Brian and Amy Thomas at their Georgetown oasis Nectar Skin Bar.

There was some serious fashion in the house...including some rather large handbags! This gorgeous cheese tray was sacrificed to the fashion gods when a bump from someone's purse sent it crashing to the ground!

Excellent swag, including a mini bottle of low calorie Voli vodka!