Showing posts from August, 2012

NYFW or Bust

So it doesn't look like my plan to attend NYFW is going to work out. 
I can't justify the $800-1,100 cost of attending (press registration $80+lodging $250+roundtrip train to NYC $100+car service to Brooklyn after FNO $65+Meals for 3 days $200+Cabs for 3 days $125) and I'm facilitating a huge company wide event at work the day before so I'd be a zombie once I arrived for the shows. Better luck next year, I'm hoping to be sponsored next time around. 
Anywhoo, if you've been following along I've spent the lasttwoweeks putting together my daily outfits using just 20 items from my closet. I consider this intense training for the styling marathon that is Fashion Week. It has been a great strengthening exercise (shopping is my cardio) for my styling muscles and I can't wait to put them to good use for Fashions Night Out here in DC.
I'll be covering Fashions Night Out Adams Morgan, the neighborhood is participating in FNO for the first time this year and I ca…

Weekend Wear

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {blouse- Brooklyn Flea// shorts- J.Crew// shoes- Fitflops// bag- Rockport} Just a quick post from the weekend on day 11 of my countdown to New York Fashion Week.Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6

Polka Dot Silhouette

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {blouse- Zara// jeans- J.Brand// shoes- Old Navy}

Lucky Number 13

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {top- Jason Wu for Target// shorts- J.Crew} 13 days left until New York Fashion Week!See how I've been preparing...
DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4

Dress Like Yourself

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {top- Ann Taylor// skirt- LOFT// sandals- Franco Sarto} It's Day Three of my modified 30 for Thirty wardrobe challenge. I'm counting down the days (14 days left) until New York Fashion Week by putting together twenty outfits using only 20 items from my closet. Mixing and matching the clothes I already own gets me in the mood to play stylist for myself during NYFW. It's easy to go out and purchase new items, but the best outfits are the ones that really represent your personal style and the best advice I've gotten about what to wear for Fashion Week is this: DRESS LIKE YOURSELF! DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3

Fashion in the Nation's Capital

So the count down to New York Fashion week continues. There are just 15 more days until the event and I'm still styling these 20 pieces from my closet. Before I can think about fashion's most important time of the year I have to learn more about the history of fashion in my own back yard. 
I traveled to ward 8 to attend the Fashion, Law and Policy Center's series on The Rise of Fashion in the Nation's Capital. The lecture was held at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, did you know there's a free roundtrip shuttle from the National Mall to this museum?
 The space was lovely and the lecture included inspiring words by Holeeta Cain, Founder of Cain & Carlyle; D. Carlyle Briggs, Photographer and Business Manager for (Cain & Carlyle); Claudia Diamante, Founder of handmade leather bag line Diamantina; Jarmal Harris, Founder of The Jarmal Harris Project, which will launch a 12 piece collection of women's clothing in September; and my own nail stylist In…

Fashion Week Prep (1 of 16)

Today makes exactly 16 days until New York Fashion Week so I'm doing a mini version of the 30 for thirty and selected 20 items from my closet to mix and match to get my styling juices flowing for the biggest fashion event of the year.... NYFW
WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!{top- Madewell// skirt- LOFT// shoes- Old Navy}

Paolo's Brunch with Ashley Gaga

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {top- J.Crew//jeans- Madewell}

Citi Open

Tennis Anyone? WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!{dress- Rugby// shoes- Sperry// bag- Longchamp// hat- Yawkey Way Store // glasses- c/o Firmoo}

Sole Society

There are alot of  "shoe of the month" clubs out there, but I've just found possibly the only one with shoes made from natural materials (leather anyone?) and with styles (and prices) not so steep that you can't walk around in them! Just in time for NYFW & FNO...hizzah!
Hump Day Heels by Sole Society DAWN | IVY | FELICITE

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WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! {glasses- c/o Firmoo// dress- Zara// shoes- Target// bag-Chico's}
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The Look for Less (J.Crew)


Tax-Free Weekend (VA)

Every summer since I moved back to DC I've taken on the biggest shopping challenge of the not bathing suit shopping...BACK TO SCHOOL shopping! I take my tween cousin back to school shopping and let me tell you there is nothing more challenging than letting a pre-teen loose in the mall then trying to edit her choices. 
For all I think I know about shopping, fashion and person style it only takes one  "Bre-Bre nobody wears that anymore..." to put me in my place! 
I usually try to stick to an age-related budget...this year she turned 15 so I'm giving her $150 to spend on back to school gear. Lucky for both of us that money will go farther this year as areas around Washington, DC celebrate sales tax holidays
First up is Virginia; from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 shoppers will enjoy a sale-tax exemption* and deeper discounts on select essentials including apparel, footwear, electronics, backpacks and more for the upcoming school year.

To get the most …

Edited for Goodwill

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!{dress&shoes- It's Vintage Darling// bag- vintage}

Nude "Rockstud" Cage Heel