Category Archives: Around Town

EVENT: Outfitted x Chevrolet

November 16, 2013 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista. Join me for the third installation of Outfitted – back by popular demand – where I will be the official social media correspondent! A step up from photographer, no? … Continue reading

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The A-List: FABB Girls Club Accessories Event

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 … Continue reading

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Fashionably Late

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? … Continue reading

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House Party

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 … Continue reading

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Insta-Party: NYE 2013

I began this year differently than most – with a bang – in hopes that it will end on an equally high note. I have given myself through the weekend to develop and finalize my personal 2013 plan. And, I … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: Presidential Inauguration 2013

Be a part of history. The Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013 is seeking enthusiastic  volunteers for the upcoming inauguration activities. Sign up today!  

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Snow Days

It feels good to be back in the midwest. There’s not much snow here in Chicago. However, Iowa got a ton last week. The kids were out of school for two days! I miss snow days. These pictures are from … Continue reading

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EVENT RECAP: OUTFITTED Holiday Pop-up Shop

December 8, 2012 – Ozio Lounge – The OUTFITTED: Holiday Pop-up Shop unites west coast fashion brands Penolope and Coco, Luv Aj, Plush, MINKPINK, and Virgo Downtown with east coast fashionistas for an afternoon of shopping, sipping, and mingling. Cocktails … Continue reading

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EVENT: Outfitted: Holiday Pop-up Shop

Saturday, December 8, 2012 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista.    

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Get on the Warby Parker Bus

Georgetown – November 18, 2012 – Warby Parker Class Trip stops in Georgetown for the weekend. My eyeglasses have inadvertently become a part of my signature style. I have worn prescription glasses since the eleventh grade (I wore a red, … Continue reading

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Cupcakes in the Air!

Blue Banana Sports Bar – September 13, 2012 – The Cupcake Critic (DC) celebrates her nomination and placement as a finalist for The Black Street Awards. She went on to win the awards for best website and best blog. Among … Continue reading

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Giveaway: 2 Tickets to the “Love Neo Soul” Tour feat. Rashaan Patterson, Kindred, and Black Alley

Giveaway – Just in time for cuff season, here’s a chance to score 2 tickets to the “Love Neo Soul” Tour feat. Rashaan Patterson, Kindred the Family Soul, and Black Alley on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the historic Fillmore Theatre … Continue reading

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DC’s Salon Lynne Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Salon Lynne One Year Anniversary Party – September 5, 2012 – Television personality Paul Warton hosts hairstylist Lynne Wooden’s anniversary soiree at Hillyer Art Space. With over 16 years experience in Washington, DC’s top salons, hair stylist, colorist, extentionist, and … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to FNO 2012

Everyone is putting the final touches on their participation in the global shopping campaign Fashion’s Night Out (FNO), taking place the evening of Thursday, September 6. Including me! FNO, which was started four years ago as a means of stimulating shoppers’ … Continue reading

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The Trillectro Effect

Trillectro – August 11, 2012 – thousands from DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond came together in the name of hip-hop and electronic music. Photos by the The Black Rose

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Now this Sounds Like Fun: A Hip-Hop Bar Crawl

Event – August 5, 2012 – Marking the grand opening of 1920dc, the final stop of the Crawl, this bar crawl will be moving down U Street and there will be a DJ at each one of the bars spinning … Continue reading

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yours, Truly

District Commons – April 1, 2011 – On Sunday, I met up with a couple of my favorite blogging buddies for brunch. I think this outfit pretty much sums up my existence: part sophisticated and conservative, part loud and obnoxious … Continue reading

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Q&A: What Do You Wear Speed Dating?

Mating Season – I know of at least 3 speed dating events that have gone down in the past two weeks, and of at least 3 more (see below) in coming weeks. What to talk about on 30 first dates … Continue reading

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Holiday Snapshots: Chicago

December 26, 2011 – Chicago, IL – My family and I spend the Christmas holiday in Chicago every year. On the day after Christmas, instead of hitting the malls, my cousin and I hit the streets to capture some of … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise! The @SouthMoonUnder and @Refinery29 Styling Contest Winner Is…

December 15, 2011 – South Moon Under, Arlington, VA – The winners of the “Let’s Holiday” style competition were revealed on last Thursday night at the Clarendon South Moon Under location. Thank you all who liked my look! I made … Continue reading

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Bloggers Night Out DC

December 14, 2011 – Bloggers Night Out DC, Chevy Chase,  MD – Caitlin and Erika planned a sparkly night out for DC area bloggers to gather, mix, and mingle. Star of MsStarStyles looking absolutely MARVELOUS. Ally of Chain Strap Purse, who … Continue reading

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Vote for Me in the “Let’s Holiday!” Style Competition by @SouthMoonUnder and @Refinery29

Like my “Haute Holiday Hippie” album on Facebook! Of course, the more likes, the better. This is the first time I have entered this sort of challenge. It was fun styling my darling model was so patient, as were the … Continue reading

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Vintage is the New Black

November 19, 2011: A visit to La Petite Marmoset Vintage was all I imagined. When I first met Katherine Martinez, owner of La Petite Marmoset, she told me that she owned a vintage shop, and that I should come by … Continue reading

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New Label – JayTees Apparel “Rich Kids” Line Launch

November 11, 2011: JayTees Apparel “Rich Kids” Line Launch Party – My hometown homeboy, Josh Ansah, owner and creator of Jaytees Apparel recently launched a line of T’s and sweatshirts called Rich Kids. The line and its representative logo, stand … Continue reading

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Event: Work Your Wardrobe to Benefit Dress for Success 11.17.2011

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