In the spirit of tradition, I just couldn’t go to bed without sharing what I left for Santa: Oreo Peppermint Chocolate Cookies. Hopefully he will leave a sleigh-full of sweets in return. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases. Goodnight!!
1/ Brown Leather Hooded Jacket; 2/ Pom Hat; 3/ J. Crew Stripe Necklace Tee; 4/ Kate Spade for Keds Glitter Sneakers; 5/Gold Flatware Set; 6/ Gold Bowls; 7/ Gum Ball Machine. Here are a few other items I’ve got my eye on.
Less than 2 weeks left!!
1/Nixon The Wire Tortoise Earphones; 2/ Lavish Luxe Brush Set; 3/ Anette Flat; 4/ Zip Pouch; 5/ Leo Pullover; 6/Picture Frame; 7/ Fatigue Button Up; 8/ Drybar Blowout In-a-Box Hair Dryer; 9/ Vintage Nikes / More gift ideas here.
I am officially in the holiday spirit. Giving – gifts, thanks, cheer – is such an uplifting feeling, no? Here are a few items that your loved ones would love to find in their stockings. Who do you struggle to shop for? What are you most excited about this holiday season?
I understand I’m supposed to be feminine and dainty, but I’m not. There are two sides to the coin. People are more impressed with things that I do because they almost treat you as if you’re handicapped if you’re a woman… people can be impressed that I can play a few chords on the guitar.” -Kesha
My recent hiatus may or may not have been noticed. But, I’ve missed you.
Lately, I have been working on a new venture that I am extremely excited to announce in the near future. Things around here might change a little bit, but after thoughtful consideration, I’ve decided that I do not want to give up blogging. So, if you will, let’s continue to share our stories, exchange ideas, and spread the good news. Cheers!
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My favorite is the blue denim top on top of black jeans. How do your rock double denim?
I am really excited to invite you to an event that I will host along with The FABB Girls Club. On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 6:30 please join us at Aldo Accessories inside Fashion Center at Pentagon City for an evening of shopping, sipping, mingling, and styling. The FABB Girls, along with Mary Kay representative Melani Myers will be on hand to style our guests with the latest trends in beauty and accessories. Hope to style you soon! RSVP to email@example.com.
We’re all busy – with our work duties, personal lives, and social calendars. It’s hard to cram everything in sometimes and be everywhere we need to be when we are expected. Better late than never? How late is fashionably late? And how late is just plain rude (like showing up to Ne Ne crib three hours late for dinner)? Photo
It’s Goodwill Industries Week!
Believe it or not, Goodwill is more than just a place to drop off your old stuff or to find a great deal on someone else’s old stuff. Do you know why goodwill accepts your donations? Do you know where the proceeds from those retail sales go?
Simply put – they help people find jobs. Not just any people – people who live in our community, people whose kids go to our schools, people who are sitting next to you on the Metro. Goodwill of Greater Washington’s primary mission is to provide job training and employment services to people with disadvantages and disabilities. Their goal is to give the populations they serve the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
In 2012, Goodwill directly affected the lives of more than 3,200 of our neighbors. These are people who have re-found the dignity that comes with being a contributing member of our society. Goodwill also diverted over 20 million heaps of trash from local landfills through their donation program.
In addition to training people for jobs, placing them into jobs, providing consumers with access to quality, low cost goods, and acting as one our region’s largest recyclers, Goodwill is also a job developer. With each new store and donation center that Goodwill opens, 25-30 new jobs are created.
Goodwill of Greater Washington’s mission is summed up by its tagline - “Transforming lives and communities”. Now you know how they do it.
If you’d like to learn more about Goodwill of Greater Washington, find their nearest store or donation center, or get involved, please visit http://www.dcgoodwill.org or download their free mobile app from the iTunes app store. #blogforgood
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Room and Board Summer Kickoff party. It was as cozy as ever. I first started dropping in Room and Board several years ago. I used to attend an annual conference right across the street from the Chicago location, and would spend breaks and entire afternoons browsing and lounging. It’d been a while, so it was good to get acquainted with some of the new pieces.
1. Separates – rather than buying a suit jacket and pants that only go together, invest in pieces that go with more than one other piece in your wardrobe – a blouse that can go with pants and a skirt, and a blazer that can go over a dress or a skirt, for example.
2. Mix basic and bold – Unless you work for a fashion magazine, you should still want to maintain a level of conservatism. Therefore, I suggest pairing traditional work pieces with less traditional ones.
3. The real secret is in the shoes – Even on those days when you just don’t have the time or energy to mix and match, a traditional suit paired with quirky pair of shoes, socks, or tights can spice things up.
While doing a little dpring shopping recently, I noticed a trend throughout the mall: printed jeans. I bought these Tropical Print jeans over the weekend. What do you say? Feeling the trend? Can do without these fancy pants?
It was such an honor to stand up next to one of my best girlfriends this weekend, as she got married – in one of the most pretty ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. In the days leading up to the ceremony, she wined and dined and pampered us bridesmaids like true beauty queens. There was even Garrett popcorn!
It had been a while since I had participated in a wedding. Since I am in two this year however, and have helped out with some of the planning, I have come to find some really fun wedding dresses, accessories, and party favors on Etsy, like this vintage 1930′s Art Deco Inspired wedding dress, these floral crowns, these save the dates, this pink silk cocktail dress…
As with any event, each bride strives to make her special day one to be remembered – striking the proper balance between traditional and extraordinary. What are some ways you plan to make your day memorable?
I’ve never really been a fan of Nicki Minaj because everything about her is so over-the-top. But, I really like her made-under look for the cover shoot for Elle April 2013. To me, it’s consistent with the average-girl personality she’s shown as an American Idol judge. What do you think? Is she reinventing herself, taking on a new, understated personality? I like it.
Of course, effortless-looking doesn’t actually mean effortless…which look do you prefer? Over-the-top? Or effortless?