Friday, November 9, 2012

narciso rodriguez @ kohl's.

I don't always love high-end designer and department store collaborations. The quality can sometimes be pretty low, and the designs too basic. But I have to say I absolutely love the Narciso Rodriguez-Kohl's collaboration. There are some really wonderful pieces for work at great price points. Here are a few of my favorites:

Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Crop Ponte JacketNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Tile Georgette TopNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Colorblock Ponte Sheath DressNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Medallion Charmeuse Pants

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Last night represented the second time this country has made history. I am so proud to be an American. Back me up, Toby Keith!

I spent most of last night glued to the TV, waiting for the election results. But I have to say that the highlight of my night was seeing Michelle Obama walk out in her chic burgundy (my favorite fall color) Michael Kors number with a cute black shrug and...yes, ladies and gentlemen, a dazzling pink brooch. Everything about her look was perfect.

Now, I'm not afraid to say that I'm not as huge a fan of Michelle Obama's style as many others are. While she is one of my ultimate role models given the extent of her intelligence, dedication to issues she cares about, and success in her career (while being a mother of two beautiful girls), she's too tall to be wearing some of those big, wide dresses with huge prints. But last night took the cake. The cut of the dress suited her perfectly. The color was understated, yet festive. And her accessories were a perfect fit. Here's how you can look like Michelle at your 9 to 5 or at a festive holiday party:

michelle obama.

Sweater / Heels /  Dress / Brooch / Earrings / Bag

Monday, November 5, 2012

rockin' collars.

Stand-out collars with a twist are a huge trend this season. I put this outfit together because I absolutely adore the sparkly collar on this top, and pairing it under an LBD creates a very fashion forward look. I also own these patterned tights from Target, and I have to say I wear them all the time. They're versatile, cozy, and a nice departure from your boring old black tights while, at the same time, subtle enough for work. Enjoy!


Top / Tights / Dress / Bag / Bracelet / Earrings / Shoes

Friday, November 2, 2012

the driving shoe.

I went to an awesome discussion on innovation in the fashion industry at American University yesterday. We got into a great conversation on how sometimes imitation can spark innovation. For example, the driving shoe was invented by Diego Della Valle who happened to be chatting with Enzo Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari) who was complaining that the soles of his shoes would wear out too quickly on the flooring of his car. So, Della Valle took your regular men's flat shoe and went out and created the driving shoe with a "Gommino" sole made of rubber pebbles that lined the bottom. It was mostly created for the 1%'ers in the 80's but is now uber popular and can be found at any price point in most department stores. Here's an outfit for work highlighting a woman's driving shoe:

driving shoe

Blazer / Pants / Earrings / Shoes / Watch / Ring / Top / Bag

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

hurricane sandy.

Hurricane Sandy proved to be a force to be reckoned with these last few days. Luckily in my area, the hurricane didn't pack as much punch as it did in areas of New York, New Jersey, and the Caribbean. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the storm, particularly my family in the Northeast and the Caribbean.

Sandy made me think about how much crazy weather is ahead of us -- rain, rough winds, snow. It isn't over yet. And the best thing we can do is prepare ourselves for it (and look cute at the same time!). I know, I'm terrible; but you know this is a fashion blog. Here's a great look for heading to work in the rain. Layering is a great option. And I absolutely love the idea of trekking in my rain boats and pulling out a super cute pair of flats after settling in at the office.

hurricane sandy.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

new wardrobe.

Ever since I transitioned from the world of "completely broke student" to "not so broke, but still a little broke, attorney," I decided I would begin to build a new wardrobe that represents my personal style. My goal was to get to the point where I absolutely love every single item in my wardrobe. And my plan was to buy one item every month within a certain budget.While I have bought some trendy items that may not be around for more than a few years (i.e. J.Crew denim shirt), most of the items tend to be basic, high quality long-lasting items that I know will stay with me for many many seasons (if I care for them properly and don't suddenly gain a ton of weight!). Just as an example, so far I've purchased Ray Ban Aviators, a white silk button down from Zara, white jeans and a green pencil skirt from J.Crew, a brown high-waisted bow skirt from a North Carolina boutique, and nude pumps from Ann Taylor. Each item is selected with weeks of thorough consideration of the item's price, fit, and level of quality. Hence, I don't impulse shop...unless I'm at an outlet mall. Please don't let me near an outlet mall. It's fun for me to think about what awesome item I'm going to get this month, and my wallet loves me more for it. (Next on the list is a black top with leather trimmings. Teeheehee!!!)

Here's an outfit with some of my new items:


Purse / Shoes / Top / Skirt / Sunglasses / Necklace

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

jacquard me crazy.

From a previous post, you all know how crazy I am about jacquard as one of this season's best trends, particularly for the work place. So when I saw these gray jacquard pants at Mango, I almost keeled over, but instead, I decided to do an outfit post. Happy Tuesday!

jacquard me crazy.

Top / Pants / Bag / Necklace / Bracelet / Heels

Monday, October 22, 2012

fashion law.

Last week, I was invited to attend a wonderful event coordinated by the sponsors of Fashion Law Week in Washington, D.C. The event took place at the Alton Lane showroom in Dupont where they thoroughly spoiled us with cupcakes and adult beverages. We also heard some great news in the fashion law community from an intellectual property attorney in D.C. This brings me to today's post.

The fashion community is currently lobbying Congress to pass a bill to extend copyright protection to fashion designs for three years. Clothing designs don't currently receive any copyright protection because of their "utility." According to the US Copyright Office, clothing is meant to cover your body, not decorate it, (apparently they've never been to NYFW) which is why prints on fabric may be protected, but not the actual design of a top or skirt.

Currently, there is no liability for copying someone's designs. On the one hand, many in the fashion industry believe that without copying, we wouldn't have a lot of the wonderful designs we have today. These designs would also be inaccessible to those of us that can't pay thousands of dollars for a piece of clothing. However, it is difficult to validate the copying of someone's hard work and innovation. I think the three year limitation on copyright protection that this bill puts forward balances all of these concerns.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

vampire slayer.

This outfit is so vampire-y. I love it. But I also love leather, burgundy, and mysterious floral prints. So along with my obsession for all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I've recently committed to re-visiting all the episodes on Netflix.), I also have an obssession for this outfit.

Have a vampire-y day!

crazy pants.

Blazer / Shoes / Top (similar) / Pants / Purse / Necklace / Bracelet / Earrings

Monday, October 15, 2012


Shopping on a budget can be difficult. However, it doesn't mean you have to throw style out the window just because you can't buy that $200 Tory Burch purse. I think online shops, particularly those that are headquartered in the UK, are perfect for those of us that may be a little ba-roque. Here's an outfit that features many of my favorite online shops, along with some traditional ones, with items all under $50. Enjoy!
style for the ba-roque.

Earrings / Purse / Shoes / Top / Pants / Belt / Bracelet / Ring

Thursday, October 11, 2012

mixed textures.

I love the look of rough tweed mixed with a dainty lace piece. I found these two items today and I'm seriously craving them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

mixed textures

Top / Blazer / Skirt / Shoes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

baby it's cold outside.

Brrrrr!!!! I am not ready for this cold weather! I haven't even considered unpacking my winter sweaters. In the meantime, I guess we need to start working together some outfits with cozy sweaters and warm, knitted scarves. Here's one with a great boucle sweater in one of this season's hottest colors: oxblood! 
baby it's cold outside

Shoes / Bag / Top / Earrings / Bracelet / Sweater

Friday, October 5, 2012


My favorite holiday of the year, besides Christmas and my birthday, is Halloween. It's so fun to get dressed up and party all night long to spooky themed music and drink smoke-filled cocktails. But do you know what completely ruins the holiday for me?? I come into work and find that all my female colleagues are wearing tacky halloween decorations that double as jewelry, clothing, or worse yet...devil horns! Please don't wear devil horns at work. It's so inappropriate. Anyway, here are some appropriate and super cute halloween-themed items you can bring in to work:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

save the tatas.

October is breast cancer awareness month. And while I don't suggest walking into work in a whole pink-on-pink outfit, I do promote showing some support for the cause. Along with your pin, here are a few other suggestions to help save the tatas.
save the tatas.

Clockwise L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

the sweater dress.

It's a chilly, rainy, foggy day in my neck of the woods and the first thing I want to reach for is my beloved sweater dress. It's so hard to find a sweater dress that's long enough for work (see my 1-inch above the knee rule) and not frumpy. Here are some suggestions to combat both of these problems.

sweater dresses

Clockwise L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

fashion in 1836.

In my "I just got a kindle" frenzy last November, I decided I would download every free book available on Amazon. I actually found a few gems, one of them being "The Book of Household Management." While most of it isn't relevant today, it's so fun to see what the dynamic was back then between a Mistress and her "Domestics." Besides actually including some great leadership and management advice, there's a section on fashion. Here's an excerpt:

To Brunettes, or those ladies having dark complexions, silks of a grave hue are adapted. For Blondes, or those having fair complexions, lighter colours are preferable, as the richer, deeper hues are too overpowering for the latter. The colours which go best together are green with violet; gold-colour with dark crimson or lilac; pale blue with scarlet; pink with black or white; and gray with scarlet or pink. A cold colour generally requires a warm tint to give life to it. Gray and pale blue, for instance, do not combine well, both being cold colours.  

While I don't agree with everything that's said (i.e. no deeper hues for blondes and the cold colors concept), it's great to see how much of this is still relevant today. I absolutely love gold and crimson. In fact, I've created an outfit for work featuring these colors that I hope you'll enjoy as much as I do. 


Purse / Shoes / Necklace / Sweater / Skirt / Earrings / Belt / Watch

Thursday, September 27, 2012

work "events."

So yesterday I was invited to an event at the residence of an ambassador. Of course, my first thought was "what should I wear?" I've been to one of these before, and I remember the dress being either professional or cocktail-ish. It seemed like the crowd didn't know which was more appropriate.

My go-to item for these kinds of work/professional events is the sheath dress. It's appropriate for both work and cocktail hours, and women look just fabulous in them. Here's what I think I'm wearing to my event:
embassy party

Bag / Shoes / Dress / Earrings / Cuff / Eyeshadow / Blush / Nailpolish / Lip Gloss

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

work sweats.

Do you ever wish you could just wear sweats to work? That was me this morning. These kinds of days make working from home sound so great. But, alas, we must look pulled together, and I think this outfit is a great compromise. Super wide-leg trousers, anyone?
black and nude

Top / Shoes / Pants / Earrings / Ring / Bracelet / Hair Clip / Bag

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

hair chalk.


I have to say that I'm a bit of a Jekyl and Hyde. During work hours I prefer a more classic look, but after hours I like to express my wild side. But you have to agree with me that there are some things you just can't do. It's sad, but I'll never be able to tune into my Jersey roots and get a leopard print tattoo on the side of my face. And, although Vogue says I should, I can't get neon colored highlights. WAIT!!!! Yes I can...Thanks to Lauren Conrad, I can conjure up the likes of my boy band favorites and frost the tips of my hair with white chalk, or pink, or blue, or purple. Even better, I can wash it out the next day and look like your typical career-driven professional woman. Ok, I'm getting a bit giddy now. I'll stop.

But not before I tell you how to do it yourself! 

Sidewalk Chalk (The huge kind)
Flat Iron

1. Choose your sidewalk chalk colors.

2. Wet the tips of the sidewalk chalk you'll be using. 

3. Color small chunks of your hair with the chalk in a downwards motion. Start from the middle of your strands for a more modern look.

4. Set your color in with a hot flat iron.

5. Wash out Sunday night!

Monday, September 24, 2012

b is for brooch.

It's been a while, hasn't it? I realized today that my last post was over two weeks ago. Call it a lack of inspiration, if you like, or maybe just a lack of motivation. But today it all ends! Hello blog...buh-bye ugly, profane P word (yeah, I mean you, PROCRASTINATION). And I'd like to begin this week with a B word: BROOCHES!! They're all over the place, and I love them -- some granny like, oozing in bedazzled goodness, others modern, simple, and sleek. I never thought I'd say this, but brooches are making a come back! (Although, how can they make a come back if they've never really been present during my lifetime?) Here are some of my favorites. Feel free to jazz up your boring, black work suit with one of these beauties for under $25:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Are you ready for Fashion's Night Out?? I can't wait for all the great events tonight. p.s. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, check out this site and this one if you're in the DC area.

I hope you all have a great time. I'll be strolling down the streets of Georgetown with a few friends, and I hope you can make it out too! Here's a fierce outfit idea if you're planning on heading out right after work. ciao!


Earrings / Cuffs / Shoes / Top / Skirt / Clutch

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

think like a man.

Today I was thinking about what it means to "think like a man." So many have said that it's important to be more like a man to be successful in the workplace. But what does this mean -- to be more assertive, self-confident, and aggressive? If so, then I totally agree with the claim, just not the categorization of it. I definitely believe someone should be able to assert themselves in the workplace and be confident of the work they produce. However, that doesn't mean you're thinking or acting like a man. It just means that you have self-worth and believe in yourself.

Just my 2 cents...

think like a man.

Blazer / Shoes / Watch / Top / Pants / Suspenders / Bag

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

casual friday.

Happy weekend everyone! I'll be spending it with my family who I haven't seen in ages, and I am so excited! I hope you all have a great time, and in an effort to promote a good work-life balance, I challenge you all to call one family member you haven't spoken to in more than 3 months.


casual friday.

Bag / Shoes / Blazer / Top / Pants / Earrings / Necklace / Watch 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

wednesday wear: blue and gray

wednesday wear

Bag / Shoes / Top / Skirt / Earrings / Bracelet / Nailpolish / Lipgloss / Blush

Happy Hump Day everyone!! Here's a peak at an outfit that's very similar to what I'm wearing today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

inteview with shop it to me's tamra feldman.

One of my absolute favorite recent discoveries has been Shop It To Me. It's a shopping site that features the latest markdowns, secret promotion codes, and even VIP sale events. About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tamra Feldman, Shop It To Me's VP of Marketing, where she let me in on some great career and fashion advice while sharing some of her favorite items on Shop It To Me.

1. Can you tell us a little about Shop It To Me, and your role in the company?
Shop It To Me is basically your free personal shopping assistant. We ask for your favorite designer brands and sizes. Then your work is done! We check over 150+ online sites each day and send you emails (Salemail) that show you all the latest sales in your sizes.  Our members tell us that they've saved a lot of time and money by using Shop It To Me…and had a lot of fun while doing so!

I am the Vice President of Marketing and I also do quite a bit of Product work - which basically means that I focus on spreading the word about Shop It To Me, and keeping our subscribers happy through a variety of initiatives and new features.

2.  How did you start out in the marketing field?
I majored in marketing in undergrad so had a lot of formal coursework around the topic. What I think was even more important though was early work experience.  Even during college, my summers were spent interning at various companies within their marketing field. I think that this real-world experience helped me understand if indeed it was the right field and role for me, and also gave me some solid work experience!  I first worked for a minor league baseball team, then for Pepsi, followed by full-time roles at Gap Inc, and now I'm at Shop It To Me.

2. Considering the risks involved were you scared to join a start-up? If so, how did you overcome that fear?
Joining a start-up can definitely be scary!  There's a lot more uncertainty about what your role will entail, but I personally love that each day is truly different! You learn by doing and can't be afraid to try new things. From day one, I really focused on the positive aspects of what I'd be able to contribute by being part of a small team.

3. What's your advice for other women seeking a career in this industry?
My advice is to find a role that aligns with your personal interests, that you can be passionate about. In my case, I've always enjoyed shopping and focusing on consumer problems, so retail was a perfect industry for me to develop my career in.  I also think it's important to work for companies that you truly believe in. If you're going to put your all in each and every day, it's important to feel that you can really get behind what the company stands for and feel proud of being an ambassador and representative for wherever you are working.

4. Did you have a mentor or role model when you started in the field? If so, how do you feel they helped you in reaching your professional goals?
Throughout my career, I have had a few mentors and role models. These individuals were helpful for me to bounce ideas off of when I've considered changing companies or roles, and they've helped connect/introduce me to other individuals to learn more about their roles.  I've also always made an effort to connect with my direct manager on a personal level as well as professional and I think it has made a difference. Even when I've moved on to new roles, I've kept in touch with these individuals and continue to foster my relationship with them.  

5. Not only are you a successful woman, you're also pretty young. How have you worked to assert yourself in a professional world that is filled with high level executives that tend to be older men?
I think that age doesn't matter as much these days, and there are a lot of young people in the work force and in very senior positions.  That said, I've learned that people appreciate curiosity and asking questions, particularly when you aren't familiar with something or don't immediately know the answer. Instead of pretending like you know information you don't, it's much more well-respected when you show interest and learn.  It's important to be assertive and confident, and not be intimidated even if you are in a room full of people older than you.  I think attitude also goes a long way - coming to work with a positive go-getter attitude makes you shine!

6. How have you managed to maintain a good work-life balance?
I try to maintain a fairly regular work schedule, starting and ending each day around the same time.  This can be tricky at a start-up, as it's important to keep yourself available to troubleshoot any issues that arise, but overall, I try to block my schedule so people know generally when I can be counted on to be readily accessible. In my spare time, it's important to me to exercise regularly, see friends/family, and spend a lot of time with my husband. All of these are priorities, and although it can sometimes be challenging, I think making your workplace aware of other aspects of life that are important to you generally helps people to be more understanding. 

7. What style tips do you have for women in the workplace?
At Shop It To Me, we have an incredibly casual workplace, which is fun! We still enjoy putting together fun outfits, but it's much less restrictive than some careers - pretty much anything goes!  My main advice for women in the workplace is to find versatile items that you can make flexible and wear both to work and after-work/weekends, as I think you'll enjoy these items more. You'll associate them not just as "work clothes" but also with fun times.

8. What's the biggest fashion blunder you've seen at work?
I've worked at pretty hip places and around a lot of stylish women, so not too many fashion blunders!  Working in both San Francisco and New York, I've worked with quite a few people who walk or take public transportation to work…so I have seen a number of broken shoes from the commute, and people who have needed to do things like tape them together or borrow a friends extra shoes when they get to the office that don't necessarily match their outfit!

9. As a marketing executive, do you have any suggestions as to how the professional woman can market herself better in the workplace?
It's become more important to maintain a "personal brand". I think that to market themselves better, it's interesting to think about what you want to be known for/have a reputation in, and try to make your online presence revolve around this. Is there a particular industry you have expertise in? A particular role? Ensuring your LinkedIn, Twitter, and other profiles on social networks reflect this can help cement people's view of you. I also think that women shouldn't be shy about asking for introductions to people who may be of interest for you to meet with. People are often very willing to help share more information about themselves or their career - it just takes taking the initiative to ask, which all too often women don't do. There's a great book "Women Don't Ask" which I encourage others to read.

Tamra also shared with us some of her favorite work-appropriate items (Thanks, Tamra!).

Shoes, Bags and Accessories
Shoes, Bags, Accessories

L to R clockwise: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4


L to R: 1 , 2 , 3
Blazers and Cardigans
blazers and cardigans

L to R: 1 , 2 , 3

Friday, August 17, 2012

casual friday.

casual friday.

Purse / Shoes / Top / Belt / Skirt / Necklace / Earrings / Bracelet

This post goes out to a Hill staffer I met a year ago that has a great sense of style. My love of maxi skirts started when I saw her in an outfit similar to this during recess on the Hill. For those of you that have very casual Fridays or something similar to a Congressional recess at work, this is a great and comfortable option. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

wednes(thurs)day wear.

I just realized I didn't do a Wednesday Wear yesterday. Shame on me! Well, I'll make it up to all of you by letting you in on what I'm wearing today:

wednes(thurs)day wear

Purse / Shoes / Top / Dress / Necklace / Earrings / Ring / Watch

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

color me jacquard.

color me pretty.

Top / Shoes / Ring / Necklace / Pants / Bracelet / Bag

I promised myself I wouldn't blog about fall trends while I'm still wearing shorts, but I just couldn't resist. I'm really feeling this fall's print: Jacquard. We saw it all over NYFW -- from Chris Benz to J.Crew. It's a gorgeous print, particularly when it's featured in a geometrical fashion (like the green top above). What's great about this fall is that we're going to see a lot of that old Holywood glamour kind of style, and I can't wait to explore it and make it my own. 

Have an inspired day!! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

my little leather friend.

leather skirt

Top / Shoes / Necklace / Bracelet / Earrings / Skirt / Purse

I saw this faux leather skirt at Forever 21 last weekend and fell in love. It was so supple, and hit me at just the right places -- making me feel sexy in a very work-appropriate way. The great thing about this skirt is that it's very matte. So it doesn't feel cheap (although it actually is really cheap at only $17.80). This will definitely be a great addition to my wardrobe. The only downside is that you have to be ready to hand wash this baby, but it's a small inconvenience for such a great skirt.   

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday Wear

It's so muggy out today in D.C. that I felt I had to wear a little yellow to brighten up the day. Maybe if we all wore yellow on muggy days, the sun would just have to come out and say hi!

Here's what I wore today:

wednesday wear

Blazer / Shoes / Top / Dooney & Bourke Bag / Bracelets / Earrings / Necklace

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

dressing for your environment.

Pixel Frame Sunglasses

The New York Times had a great article last week on a number of high level female executives in Silicon Valley who are not afraid to dress well, despite their style barren workplaces (think Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg). This led me to a really interesting internal conversation about dressing for your work environment. There's always been this notion of dressing like your colleagues so you can fit in, because the person that fits in will get the promotion. It's a terrible concept, but it's often true in many workplaces. So what do you do if you're in an office where hoodies rule and frumpy outfits are the standard?

I say: Do your thing! I've never seen a stylish women that wasn't respected in the workplace. Dressing up makes you feel more confident and illustrates your ability to keep it together. I've said it before on this blog. My only limiting rule is that your outfit should not speak louder than your abilities. If you focus on dressing for yourself (in a work-appropriate manner), rather than dressing for others, you'll feel so much more fulfilled.

And on that note, look out for an interview with Tamra Feldman, VP of Marketing of Shop It To Me, in the near future. She'll be sharing some of her career insights and fashion tips.


Monday, August 6, 2012

last days of summer.

Alas, our days of summer are winding down. Where we once saw airy chiffon and bright flowery prints in our favorite stores, we now are confronted with the blunt realization that darker colors and thicker fabrics will soon be dominating our aesthetics. In the meantime, let's rejoice in the last days of summer, and milk it for what it's worth. Here's an airy, summery outfit for work that I hope you'll all love.

last days of summer

Purse / Belt / Shoes / Dress / Earrings / Bracelet / Necklace

Monday, July 30, 2012

work-life balance: 30/5/30 challenge part 1.

I've embarked on a new personal challenge to exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I've also promised to share what I've done each week with all my readers. For the week of July 23, here's what I did:

Monday: Tennis
Tuesday: Long walk with the dog
Wednesday: Aerobics/Kickboxing Exercise Video
Thursday: Long walk with the dog
Friday: Break
Saturday: Long walk around the East Mall of Washington, DC
Sunday: Break

My first week went pretty well. I learned two important things: (1) I can do this! and (2) I need to listen to my body and know my limits. Thursday, i decided to do an advanced version of an exercise video, and found myself almost collapsing after the first 15 minutes. So I'm going to take it slow this week to avoid burning out.

Readers: How do you plan on staying active this week?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

what i wore.

I'd like to start posting what I actually wear to work (with a few minor changes if I can't find the actual item online). So consider this my first in a series (maybe weekly?) of posts featuring my outfit for the day. Enjoy!

what i wore

While this is a silk shirt from piperlime, I'm actually wearing a similar one (sans pockets) from Zara. It's such a great top because it's not too sheer, but light enough for the hot summer D.C. sun. 

I just got this skirt from ebay!! It was my first ebay clothing purchase. Look out for a future post about my ebay escapades in the next few days. It's a j.crew skirt that was new, with tags, and more than half off the original price. 

And while I'm wearing different, but very similar versions of these items, here's what else I've featured in this post: Purse / Shoes / Necklace (out of stock at BR) / Earrings / Bracelet

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

neiman marcus - target collaboration.

The fashion community has been buzzing about the most recent collaboration between Neiman Marcus, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Target, set to be released on December 1st. Prices range from $7.99 to $499.99, and will be sold both at Target and Neiman Marcus as part of their holiday collection. How Target thinks it will sell $500 dollar items is beyond me, but most items are said to be under $60.

What's really awesome is that Target and Neiman Marcus are donating $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America for its 50th Anniversary. This is great news because the CFDA provides great opportunities for fashion designers just starting out in the business. Here are the designers that will be participating in the collaboration:

Alice + Olivia
Band of Outsiders
Brian Atwood
eddie Borgo
Judith Leiber
Lela Rose
Philip Crangi
Prabal Gurung
Proenza Schouler
Rag & Bone
Robert Rodriguez
Thom Browne
Tracy Reese
Carolina Herrera
Derek Lam
Diane von Furstenberg
Jason Wu
Marc Jacobs
Oscar de la Renta
Tory Burch

Given that my two favorite designers (Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta) are both participating in this great venture, I've created two outfit posts inspired by their most recent collections. Enjoy!

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Oscar de la Renta: Necklace, Top, Skirt, Shoes
Carolina Herrera: Necklace, Dress, Brooch, Shoes

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the golf outing.

When you're in an environment outside of work where your boss and coworkers are present, it's really important to still look professional and wear work-appropriate clothing. This thought brings me to the Business Golf Outing. Whether you're with clients or people you work with, it's smart to look smart. Here's some fashion inspiration for your next time on the golf course.