Friday, December 28, 2012

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

cuss and discuss

My mother gave me this 1940s Navajo squash blossom necklace for Christmas - I absolutely love it! I've been on the hunt for a squash blossom for a few years and this one really suits my style. Though I love turquoise, I actually prefer the straight silver design for versatility purposes.

How'd you all do? Get any good statement pieces over the holidays?

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
1940s Navajo squash blossom necklace
Romwe jacket (love this one, too)
Romwe sweater
watch c/o BCBG
Zara jeans (very similar here)
Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats
Saddleback Leather bag (another beauty here)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

action-packed


shea-infused socks from my mother-in-law and Anthro pajama pants from B // Cowgirl has had quite enough Christmas, thank you very much.


pecan pie (Lady Bird Johnson's recipe) // New Mexico-style Christmas tree


homemade sourdough pancakes ftw // holiday-tastic lights at L'Auberge Chez Francois


child-shaped candy cane // our chandelier decorated for the holidays


Saint Clair Jewelry at the Ulysses Room Night Market // Juicebox the pony


Erdem dress and Prada pumps holiday party wear // pretty jewels at Shoe Hive's Hive on the Hill


most covetable Guiseppe Zanotti's at Net-a-Porter's holiday preview // preptastic decor at the Georgetown Brooks Brothers


violet on violet at Violet // Miles and Sophie Hulme


pho ho ho (at Pho 75) // our Southwest-themed holiday decor

More on the districtofchic instagram!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

there's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well...

This outfit was from last weekend, when B and I visited friends out in Middleburg. I've been wearing this black BCBG watch quite a bit lately - very sleek.

How are the holidays treating you thus far? I've spent the majority of the weekend sitting by the fire in my pjs listening to The Nutcracker. 'Tis the season.

Ray-Ban wayfarers
scarf c/o Echo
Mango coat
vintage necklace
vintage denim shirt (similar here and cool updated style here)
Hermes, Amrita Singh, Madewell, and Kenneth Jay Lane bangles
watch c/o BCBG
Zara pants (very similar here)
Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats
KMRii bag

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Net-a-Porter Luncheon

Some snaps from a stylish luncheon at Bibiana with some of my favorite DC bloggers and Kilee and Nicole of Net-a-Porter (both as polished and lovely as one might expect). Yummy Italian food and the opportunity to bombard Kilee and Nicole with questions on everything from regional buying trends to omigod, what are you wearing? Um yes, sign me up.

Ray-Ban wayfarers
Square Lust scarf
Stylemint t-shirt
Zara blazer
BCBG watch (similar here)
Hermes, Madewell, Amrita Singh, and Kenneth Jay Lane bangles
vintage belt
7 For All Mankind pants
Zara loafers (great steal here)
Lamarthe tote
Smythson notebook thanks to Net-a-Porter

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

icy white

icy white

icy white

icy white

icy white

icy white

This was a look I styled for Washington Life, incorporating some of their top trends for this F/W. I think I've mentioned this before on the blog, but I always think of white as more of winter color than a summer one.

Read the full feature here!

Ray-Ban wayfarers
Zara turtleneck
Zara blazer
BCBG watch (similar here)
Hermes, Madewell, Amrita Singh, and Kenneth Jay Lane bangles (pretty one here)
Mango jeans
Zara ankle boots (cute pair here, too)
Sophie Hulme bag (larger one here)
nails in Illmasqua 'Creator' 

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

best bets



I thought it might be helpful to share some holiday gift ideas by sharing some of the great ones that I've received.
  1. Enamel bangles - my mom and aunt have given me some beautiful ones over the years and I wear them constantly.
  2. A fun pair of pajamas - growing up I always got a new pair on Christmas Eve, which were great to lounge around in over the holidays.
  3. The classic bag - there's really nothing better than a quality black bag. B gave me a great one a couple years ago and it's still my go-to everyday bag.
  4. The big girl jewelry box - this was at the top of my wishlist this year and thankfully B knew what a state of disaster my jewelry was in, so he gave it to me early. Such a life improvement - there are compartments for everything!
  5. Lux candle - in my opinion, you really can't go wrong with Tocca.
  6. Rhinestone earrings - sparkly pieces are so perfect for this time of year. Who wouldn't love having these for holiday parties?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

busy busy busy

busy busy busy

busy busy busy

busy busy busy

busy busy busy

Nothing fancy, just a recent work outfit that I liked enough to share. Also excited I finally get to share this pretty little Maya Brenner necklace (in outfit form). It's kind of refreshing to take a break from the statement necklace trend and just add a subtle gold touch to one's neck.

initial necklace c/o Maya Brenner
Brooks Brothers top
Express blazer (old, but similar here)
Oscar de la Renta ring (love this one, too)
Lydell NYC bracelet 
Elizabeth and James pants
Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps (old, similar here)
Sophie Hulme bag

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Monday, December 10, 2012

gloomy Sunday

gloomy Sunday

gloomy Sunday

gloomy Sunday

gloomy Sunday

Even on the grayest of days, the side streets of Georgetown remain charming and adorable. B and I squeezed in a little lazy Christmas shopping yesterday, followed by a late afternoon pizza at Il Canale. Really, not at all an unenjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
ASOS necklace
vintage Brooks Brothers coat (similar here)
Ann Taylor button-down
Tory Burch cardigan (newer style here)
7FAM velvet pants
Zara loafers (great steal here)
Lamarthe tote

Friday, December 7, 2012

neck friendly

neck-friendly

neck-friendly

neck-friendly

neck-friendly

neck-friendly

Clearly delving into scarves quite a bit lately. A friend and I were recently reminiscing about when we used to wear scarves as belts - remember when that was a thing?

Square Lust scarf (another beauty here)
sweater c/o Romwe
Hermes, Madewell, Kenneth Jay Lane, and thrifted bangles
BCBG watch
7FAM velvet pants
Theyskens Theory pumps (recently coveting these)
Sophie Hulme bag

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

monochrome

monochrome

monochrome

monochrome

monochrome

monochrome

I know I bitch about the cold a lot, but I was secretly grateful that it was cool enough Saturday evening to do a little leather layering. Also love any excuse to wear an oversized scarf, especially in a bold geometric print like this baby.

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the 7FAM iphone case giveaway: Lauren, Rory, Sandi, Celeste, Alisha, Franziska, and Vicki!

Ray-Ban wayfarers
Zara turtleneck
scarf c/o Echo (more colors here)
Joie sweater
Hermes, Kenneth Jay Lane, Madewell, and thrifted bangles
Zara pants (very similar here)
Karen Millen boots (got my eye on these beauties, too)
Sophie Hulme purse

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