Showing posts from April, 2015

Guest Post: How to Shop the City with @VintageBrook

The last guest post from my sister Brook was all about window shopping at Forever21. She found all the best things in-store right now. My personal fav was the Cresent Band Fedora, what was yours? Check out her "Best Things at Forever21" post when you click the link. (
This time around Brook is giving us her tips on how to plan a New York shopping trip. New York City is about 5 hours away from Washington, DC where we live so its an easy day trip. A few weekends ago while I was in New York for bridal fashion week and a friend's birthday my sister came up to NYC for a few hours for a very special shopping trip. Read below to find out more and to see what she purchased! -Brea

Small bags and wallets at &Other Stories in Soho @VintageBrook
A few weeks ago, while in New York, I entered a raffle at Bloomingdale's and got the shock of a lifetime when I actually won! 
The prize: a dress of my choosing from Bloomingdale's. 
The catch: To claim the dress …

NY Minute

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! shoes & dress - Ann Taylor | bag- Rebecca Minkoff
After a long work week I flew into New York for a girls weekend with my favorite ladies. We had a true NY weekend... dinner at a tiny exclusive spot down the street from Carrie's SATC apartment, drinks and a show at a Jazz club, lounging in Central Park and dancing on the waterfront.

Workin' for the Weekend

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! Lela Rose- Within a Dream dressc/o Rent the Runway GeorgetownAvailable here: There's that saying "If you stay ready you never have to get ready..." and this Lela Rose dress from the Rent the Runway store in Georgetown embodies this quote. Its conservative enough for a DC office (knee length, simple cut, goes with the official color choice of DC... navy) yet stylish enough for whatever your evening may bring.  I often go straight from work to blogger events in the city so I paired this dress with a navy blazer (part of an Ann Taylor pantsuit) flats and a Longchamp bag for day. The unique seaming on the front of this dress creates (or accentuates) an hourglass shape.

I keep going out options in a locked drawer at my desk. When the work day is through peel off your blazer, throw on your heels and grab a clutch. This outfit goes from desk to drinks in no time flat. Are you ready for the weekend?
Thank you to Rent the Runway for sp…

Bridal Market: Isabelle Armstrong

On a beautiful Saturday morning in New York bridal designer Isabelle Armstrong invited buyers, bloggers and press to a rooftop in the Meatpacking district to view her Spring 2016 collection. Competitively priced at around $7,500 Isabelle Armstrong bridal can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus etc.

Ladies Who Lunch

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! Halston Heritage- Crossing Over Dressc/o Rent the RunwayAvailable here:
As you're reading this, please take a moment to really study the photo above...can you see the horizontal lines in the side of this dress? That feature is modern day boning. Back in the day to achieve the structure in a garment hard material was placed in the seams; This helped the garment hold its shape and created a slimming silhouette. 

Here Halston Heritage has achieve the same effect with careful draping and layering of fabric, exceeding my expectations with the Crossing Over Dress. I rented this dress from the Rent the Runway store in Georgetown. It's perfect for my sorority's upcoming Alumnae tea at the Four Seasons or any of the millions of baby/bridal/reason to celebrate showers coming up in April and May. The store manager suggested I layer it with a collared shirt and I'm so glad I really personalizes the look!

I'm loving having RT…

Tip to Toe Through the Tulips

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!tee | flannel shirt | jeans | booties | handbagWhile all of the tourists where flocking to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms this weekend my Delta Zeta sorority sisters and I strolled over to Georgetown for brunch and a tour of the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks. The gardens are located at a private home turned museum by renowned landscape designer Beatrix Farrand whose work has been commissioned by the White House! The gardens were magical and the scent was unbelievable in there! Admission to Dumbarton Oaks is $10 ($5 with valid student ID) but note the garden is only open from 2-6pm daily. Add this to your itinerary next time you're in DC on a lovely spring day.

Spring Has Sprung

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe! Tibi Agatha Jumpsuit c/o Rent the RunwayAvailable here:
Anyone else doing somersaults in celebration of Spring? It was a looooong cold winter and I don't miss it one bit. These handful of sunny days have given me enough hope to last all season long. I know you're not supposed to wear white until Memorial day and I don't want to push the season...actually that's not true. I do want to push the season...I want to wrestle the season to the ground and pummel all the sunshine out of it. Aggressive much?

Can I get a slow clap for the awesomeness that is this culotte jumpsuit?!? What in all the fashion fabulousness was Tibi thinking? (I don't know, but I like the way their mind works.) I was so excited to borrow this piece from the Rent the Runway store in Georgetown, because let's face it this is a bold look and what better way to be daring without all the risk than to rent! No commitment, just a fleeting moment of chic! S…

Guest Post: Window Shopping with @VintageBrook

I've mentioned my sister Brook on the blog a few times in passing, she has that awesome jewelry line VintageBrook that pops up at NPR's All Craft's Considered during holiday season. Besides being a talented artist, Brook has a hidden talent...window shopping and today's guest post she's giving us the scoop on the best things in-store right now at Forever21. Want her to go window shopping at your favorite store next? Let us know in the comments!   I love window shopping, it’s my therapy, my cardio and (I don’t know if I should openly admit this) my hobby. Here are the best things I discovered on a recent “just looking” trip to Forever 21.

The Crocodile Dundee hipster hat of your dreams.

The brim is wide but not so much so that it feels like something only to be worn at the beach. The hat is structured and seems like it will hold its shape. The fun gold band makes it stand out from the crowd of wide brimmed hats currently in store…