Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elie Tahari for Kohl's

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

Jumpsuit | Sweater | Jacket | Skirt

{courtesy of Kohl's}
When Kohl's asked me to style a few pieces from their Elie Tahari for Designation collection I was super excited. Having just spent a few days at New York Fashion Week (see my NYFW recap) I loved that the collection was inspired by the city the never sleeps. New York is so gritty and sleek and when I think of Elie Tahari I think of exquisitely tailored trousers and blazers. This collection (which is 25% off right now) is the perfect blend of both those worlds and makes me think I should hang out in Kohl's more often!
And that awesome NYC skyline fit & flare dress on the mannequin? Check back later this week to see how I styled it!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Let's Get to Work - Goodwill Runway Show

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

blazer {LOFT} | crop top {Forever 21} | skirt {Goodwill} | shoes {Ann Taylor}

Last night all my fashion friends gathered at the new Marriott Marquis hotel for the annual Fashion of Goodwill Runway show. The theme this year was "Let's Get to Work" which highlighted the growing importance of fashion in the workplace and reinforced the mission of Goodwill of Greater Washington to transform lives and communities through education and employment. 

There has been a major shift in society and popular culture from women being seen as either professional or fashionable. Kerry Washington recently said in an interview about her new clothing line inspired by Olivia Pope the character she plays on Scandal; "women often feel like have to be either smart or beautiful, powerful or pretty, either fashion-forward or successful. You don't have to compromise who you are as a woman to fit somebody's expectation of what power looks like.

Are you taking fashion risks in your workplace? (PS- No I did not wear this crop top to work, but I've worn that leather skirt in the office a few times!) See my previous coverage of the annual Goodwill Runway Show and tell me...do you think fashion is becoming more important in the workplace?

Goodwill Fashionista - Brea Ellis (Jan 2014)
2013 Goodwill Runway Show - "Art of Fashion"
Goodwill Fashionista - Brea Ellis (Sept 2012)
Edited for Goodwill Pop-up Shop (Aug 2012)

Heart, Print Style | Tickled Photo Booth | WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! | Lapis of Luxury

I purchased this vintage silk beaded dress for $35

I also scored this vintage Bachrach's Millinery hat for $12

A fashionable attendee


DC Celine rocking a fur she purchased from the Goodwill pop-up shop

Goodwill YPC member Melissa strikes a pose

Deb of Real Girl Runway works the step and repeat
Deb scored this tee straight off the runway

Media pit


Catherine Meloy, President & CEO
Goodwill Greater Washingon


Buy Now {$150}


Buy Now {$50}

Stylist Tu-Anh who curated the show

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New York Fashion Week s/s 2015

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

jacket | top | dress

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know I've wanted to goto New York Fashion Week for sometime. Back in 2012 I planned to attend the s/s 2013 shows, but the cost was prohibitively expensive (read about the cost of fashion week in my post NYFW or Bust) and I had to back out at the last minute. Then right before the Fall 2014 shows it was announced that fashion bloggers would be persona non grata at Fashion Week and I knew I'd missed out on my chance to attend the shows as an editor would.

So this year I saved up my hotel and Amtrak points and took a virtually free trip to New York; spending some time outside Lincoln Center soaking up the street style. I saw Miss J from America's Next Top Model fame and ate at the BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman where I ran into a fellow blogger Wendy of Wendy's Lookbook. I had a great time!

Monday, September 8, 2014

D.C.'s first Dîner en Blanc

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

(Outfit details)

Recently my friends and I attended the inaugural DC stop of Diner en Blanc, an al fresco flash mob style pop up dinner party. "The first event took place more than 25 years ago in Paris, when François Pasquier ran out of space to host a dinner party, so he told his guests to arrive at the Bois de Boulogne for a picnic, wearing all white so they could easily identify each other. Since then, the events have expanded and traveled to more than 40 cities across the globe, from Singapore to Cincinnati (Really? Cincinnati beat us to this?). Some of the dinners have as many as 13,000 guests. A simultaneous Diner en Blanc was held Thursday night in Calgary, Canada.*"