Monday, May 30, 2011

you may have your thoughts, but at least you have pants on

you may have your thoughts, but at least you have pants on

you may have your thoughts, but at least you have pants on

you may have your thoughts, but at least you have pants on

I kind of love that this skirt looks like culottes in these pictures - how gnarly would that be? Adding to the "to buy" list...

Zara top
Ann Taylor belt
vintage skirt
Anthropologie bangle
Jean-Michel Cazabat brogues
purse from a random boutique
necklace from a boutique in Annapolis

Thursday, May 26, 2011

all tie, no business

all tie, no business

all tie, no business

all tie, no business

all tie, no business

The lady tie makes its much-overdue return. I love this thing so damn much.

ReVamp ReWear lady tie
Twenty8Twelve shirtdress
H&M belt
Hermes, vintage, and thrifted bangles
Jean-Michel Cazabat brogues

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Brunching outfit from Sunday. EatBar Fizz (aperol, grapefruit, cava) might just be my new favorite morning cocktail. Expect to see these brogues a lot in coming posts.

Banana Republic fedora
David Yurman necklace 
thrifted little boy's button-down
Anthropologie skirt
thrifted bangles
Banana Republic rafia purse
Jean-Michel Cazabat brogues

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Banana Republic After 5 Recap

Banana Republic After 5 Recap

I had such a wonderful time playing with clothes and generally being a goof with Elizabeth, Rachel, and Vyqué at the Banana Republic "After 5 Event!" Such lovely and fun girls to be around! Thanks to everyone that came. It was great to see some familiar faces (like the always delightful Megan Nielsen) and meet some new bloggers (like Ana of DMV's Got Style)!

Banana Republic After 5 Recap

We each got our own VIP dressing room, which of course was put to good use :-)

Banana Republic After 5 Recap

Banana Republic After 5 Recap

Audrey Marie from a lovely escape had a great post with all of the looks styled by the Banana Republic "After 5" bloggers. I loved seeing which pieces the other bloggers picked (the military vest was definitely a favorite :-) and how they styled them! Check it out here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

this must be the place

this must be the place

this must be the place

this must be the place

Just finished watching an episode of "No Reservations" based in the Amazon and contemplating how terribly I would fare in such a climate. Though, in looking at these pictures, I feel like they have a twinge of Amazonia about them... maybe it's the warrior princess sandals...

this must be the place

this must be the place

ASOS dress
gifted necklace from Lucky Magazine
Banana Republic purse
Alexander McQueen sandals

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

As part of my "After 5 Event" hosting duties, I had the opportunity to style an outfit from Banana Republic's always-tempting selection. I seized the chance to snatch up a much-needed summer straw fedora and some neon stripes. Kind of fell in love with this neat little ladylike raffia purse and this military-esque vest thing, too.

In retrospect, I wonder if I'm not one pole short of some fine fishing garb, but this will have to be contemplated further at a later date.

Banana Republic straw fedora
Banana Republic striped top
Banana Republic vest
Banana Republic purse
J Brand jeans
Topshop bangles
Hermes bangle
Miu Miu heels
thrifted and various bracelets

Come Shop with Me at the Banana Republic "After 5 Event!"


Next Thursday, May 19, I'll be hosting the "After 5 Event" at the Banana Republic in Tyson's Corner, VA together with Vyque from Fassonaburu, Rachel from Project Beltway, and Elizabeth from So Much to Smile About! I've been kind of a hermit when it comes to blog-related meet-ups, so I'm really looking forward to meeting these fine ladies and you, my local readers! Come, let's make some magic together :-) Here's the details:

Come shop with us between 5 - 7 PM and get 25% off any purchase of $100 or more. You can also enter the raffle to win a 4-day, 3-night, trip to Los Angeles, compliments of Banana Republic and Virgin America! (If you win, I'll try my darnedest not to hold silent resentment, but I make no promises).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Dream sunglasses: found. Like an upside-down root beer float... for your face.

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Leonard meets crawdiddies

This outfit was from last weekend's crawfish boil, which B hosts with his buddies every year. Critters and beer go together like peas and carrots.

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Leonard meets crawdiddies

Illesteva Leonard sunglasses
ASOS dress
7 For All Mankind jacket
Le Chateau platforms
Theory bag
Hermes bangles
various vintage and thrifted bracelets

Thursday, May 5, 2011

attic rooms


B and I have an unfinished attic that we've been contemplating what to do with and while it would be nice to save our pennies and eventually "pop the top," we also really like quaint and cozy attic rooms. Here are some of the images filling up my inspiration folder lately...