Greetings from the Nation’s Capital – Washington, DC! I went to college and law school here so this city holds such a special place in my heart. I get nostalgic for that time in my life any time I visit – this is where I made the transition from my parents’ home to adulthood. I am fortunate to still have some great friends here to visit, and one of my college roommates happened to be in town from the other side of the world. How lucky can you get? I love old friends that know you in a way that new friends don’t – before you had a career, a husband and kids. When my biggest concerns were whether I should go out on a Saturday night dancing to Sesto Senso or to the 18th Street lounge for a chill evening….ahhh priceless.
Washington, DC has changed so much since I lived here. The city is expanding and changing rapidly but the beauty remains the same. You go to the mall and visit the monuments and it feels so peaceful and serene. I took these pics in front of the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial and had a fun afternoon sightseeing.
I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and I have been increasingly enticed by the build-up from their previews. You know the slogan “Winter is Coming” – it seems to occupy my brain (on repeat), hence why today we will focus on my own rhapsody on a theme: Spring is Coming…
I hope you’re having a fabulous week! I am going to start today’s post with a shameless plug – Vanity Fair puts out a best dressed list each year, and they reserve a spot for one of the fashion bloggers, who is selected via on-line voting. I have submitted some of my favorite blog stylings onto their site and I would love for you guys to vote for them (I can’t make it to the list without you!) Please log on and vote for all of your favorite stylings – if there is one in particular you have loved please let me know and I will submit that as well. Here is the website – just click on the heart to vote (feel free to click them all!)
I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend…I am sorry for the late post but I was just swamped this week! I want to share some exciting news – this morning I had a shoot with Marie Claire magazine for their June issue on street style. I have to pinch myself because I am a bit over the moon! Thank you so much for all of your support while I am on this amazing journey because I could not do it without you!
Today I want to share one of my favorite trends – black and white.
I hope everyone has been staying warm during Polar Vortex II! It has been hard to focus on fashion when all I want to do is camp under my comforter with a good book (which I may have indulged in a tiny bit this week…) This is the first year that I can honestly say I am anxiously awaiting the Houston summer (I know those of you in colder climates are laughing at our reaction to 30 degree temps!) In the interest of taking your (and my) mind off of winter, I have decided to share some pics I took a few weeks ago while it was still pleasantly warm.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! I have been traveling the last few weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with everyone, but I am so glad to be home. It is true that there is no place like home.
Zara leopard coat; Banana Republic Sweater; Gap Pants; Saint Laurent shoes; Chanel bag; Diane Von Furstenberg belt; Gurhan ring; Ray-Ban sunnies
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I am still processing the highs of Fashion Week Houston, which wrapped up on Friday night at the Wortham Center. It was interesting how every designer’s vision was so clear and unique. The only similarity that was obvious was the use of leather (rest assured it will be around this Spring – I know, I am over the moon!). I look forward to sharing the Spring 2014 looks and trends from all of the designers in my upcoming posts.
Today I want to spend some time talking about Yigal Azrouël’s runway show on Thursday night. The underlining theme of the collection was luxe and innovation, and the one word I would use to describe the unifying element is “sexy”. He showed a wide range of clothing – everything from gowns and skirts to jackets and even a jumpsuit, and in an equally diverse array of fabrics, from luxe leathers to mesh fabrics and printed silks. It all started out rather monochromatic with shades of gray, black and white (you can imagine I was completely enraptured at the first shade of gray – 50 shades is an apt description of my closet….) He also included pops of color and pattern, like the branch print that appeared on both a gown and a jumpsuit. The pattern was very eye catching, yet it still felt cohesive with the broader collection.
My personal favorite came from his use of eyelet in a completely unexpected, sexy way. In the family of fabrics, eyelet is the girl next door (maybe even her mother.) In Yigal Azrouël’s hands it became a siren with the addition of silver zippers and some strategically exposed skin.