Thursday, June 28, 2012

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

I think there's something in the water that turns us into house fraus.

Well this is just one of those weeks, isn't it? All the better to flashback for moment to fond memories of weekends' past. This outfit was for Father's Day dinner with the 'rents at Lyon Hall. Never disappoints.

I found these sunglasses on a recent U St. shopping trip and I'm completely in love. They're nothing special brand-wise, but I like to think they could pass (at a distance) for the Tom Ford Nikitas.

sunglasses from a random boutique on U St. (super-cool vintage pair here)
Zara dress
Michael Kors watch
Lou Lou and Amrita Singh bangles (similar set here)
Proenza Schouler pumps
ASOS clutch
nails in Essie 'mojito madness'

Monday, June 25, 2012

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

hot house flower

Uggh, Monday. Still wishing it was the weekend. How 'bout you?

Illesteva sunglasses (in tortoiseshell here and two-tone alternative here)
Etsy necklace (wish I could remember the name of the vendor, but it's very old)
Topshop top
Madewell, Lou Lou (similar here), and New Mexican turquoise bracelets
Michael Kors watch
J. Crew belt
skirt c/o Romwe
Cesare Paciotti heels (old, but still eyeing these sweet JMCs here)
bag from a random boutique
nails in Essie 'lilacism'

Thursday, June 21, 2012

milk thistle

milk thistle

milk thistle

milk thistle

milk thistle

milk thistle

milk thistle

Something about this lace coat renders everything underneath it infinitely more elegant. Even this old Express dress (though Express does occasionally surprise me with timeless pieces such as this one - I mean, tea length, full skirt - who would have thought?).

vintage lace coat
Express eyelet dress (old, but another retro style here and shorter option here)
Ann Taylor belt (old, but similar here)
Madewell bracelet
necklace procured from my mom
Stuart Weitzman mary janes
Lauren Merkin clutch (old, but newer styles here and here)
nails in Essie 'mojito madness'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

...and refresh

...and refresh

...and refresh

...and refresh

...and refresh

Starting out the week with a work outfit (albeit from last week) that transitioned to going out for sushi. As I am now yet another year older and wiser, I've been trying my best to stock up on work-friendly items and these pants are a result of that rather pathetic effort. Though I hope to use them in a non-work-friendly way in the near future...

Zara blazer (old, but similar here and here)
Michael Stars top (old, but updated style here)
Hermès and Amrita Singh bangles (similar set here)
Michael Kors watch
Zara pants
Jean Michel Cazabat pumps (old, but newer style here)
Chanel purse (love it to death, but if it were to get a friend, it would be this lovely lady)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

recent



Weekend roundup:
(l to r) Casual Friday with my new soft-as-butter Current/Elliott jeans, new Amrita Singh bangle set, Converse weekend kicks, badass chandelier at ChurchKey, mac 'n cheese sticks at ChurchKey, bangle mashup (Amrita Singh, Lou Lou, and Madewell) and nails in Essie 'mojito madness', patriotic view, Zara floral dress and Proenza Schouler pumps
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Friday, June 15, 2012

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

wall drawing

An outfit for cocktails with G. of Tulle and Combat Boots at Northside Social, where I regaled her with thrilling tales of trips to the DMV and we commiserated on the trials and tribulations of the dreaded "work wardrobe." Good times.

I am apparently all about the flats lately. Also all about this dress, which I recently acquired at Eclectic Threads. I love that it simulates a skirt/top ensemble, thus requiring very minimal thinking.

How excited are we that's it's the weekend?! Whatcha all up to? Fun plans?

7 for All Mankind jacket
vintage '70s dress
Madewell, thrifted, and Lou Lou bangles (fun neon here and here)
Michael Kors watch
Zara sandals
purse from a random boutique
toes in Essie 'lilacism'

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

hunt country

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

stable tour

A couple weekends ago, some friends and I took a tour around some of Virginia's most picturesque farms on the Hunt Country Stable Tour. Seeing scenes like these always makes me long for a farm of my own!

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
American Apparel tank top (here in neon orange)
Anthropologie sweater
Madewell, thrifted, and Lou Lou bangles (great neon bangle set here)
Michael Kors watch
Ann Taylor belt (old, but similar here)
Urban Outfitters shorts (similar here)
KG Kurt Geiger sandals
Theory bag
nails in Essie 'play date' and 'turquoise and caicos'