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It’s The Devil That’s Trying to Hold Me Down

I sold my soul to a three-piece
And he told me I was holy
He’s got me down on both knees

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Guys. Imagine my excitement when I found a jumpsuit that fit…It’s been a point of contingence with me and shopping for a solid two years now, but I’ve finally done it. And the best part? It’s dressy enough to be able to wear with a blazer to work. WHAT? You mean we can wear jumpsuits to work?  Yes. And it’s so fab.

A jumpsuit look that works for the office

Banana Republic Jumpsuit (similar here)

Kate Spade Bag (get yours here!)

necklace by Dandelion Louisville

Nine West “Marina” Shoes (perfect for work- get em here)

H&M Blazer

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Ringing In 2015

classic holiday/new years style

Banana Republic silk/cashmere turtleneck
Anthropologie skirt
LOFT snood

This New Year’s I opted for casual and cozy over glamorous in every aspect of the night. Wearing black and white knits with matte black champagne, I ditched all things sequin and red solo cups and opted for a night in of cards with my family and closest friends.
Hope you had a great end to 2014! Here’s to a fun and great 2015!

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You Know You Like it but it Drives You Insane

I’m no fool, no, I’m not a follower
I don’t take things as they come
If they bring me down
Life can be cruel if you’re a dreamer
I just wanna have some fun
Don’t tell me what can’t be done
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I’m not at NYFW, but if I was, this is probably an outfit that I’d be wearing to Lincoln Center. Statement makingly cheeky, bold and trending. The sweatshirt is soft and warm, perfect for the wintery temps, even here in The District. And to blast through my headphones? Aluna George. I first heard her on my Songza, and then noticed here belting it out for the Rebecca Minkoff FW14 runway show. it was beautiful, she was beautiful, the collection was beautiful.
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Sweatshirt from Homage
Banana Republic skirt
Princess bib necklace care of Natalie B jewelry (get it here)
Baker’s pumps
Forever 21 ring
Vintage bag care of TARI
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You know you like it but it drives you insane
You know you like it but you’re scared of the shame
What you want, what you gonna do?

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In My Home: The Accent Wall

_MG_6450Hello friends and followers! Today’s post is a bit different, as I’ll be featuring my home!
Having moved around a lot in my adult years (this is my 15th spot in 6 years), I never decorated too much, though I’ve always had an eye and dream for interior decorating. Now that I’m in what appears to be a long term living situation, I figured it was time to decorate, and create a cozy and inspiring space.
My beau and I found Urban Walls on InstaGram, and immediately knew the triangle decals would be a great addition to our animal-meets-structural shapes living room! When Urban Walls reached out to do a collaboration, I knew it was meant to be. In addition to these cool triangles, Urban Walls offers on-trend giant polka dots (in TWENTY FOUR colors), perfect quoteables, and every kitschy or cute shape you can think of!

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I especially love these decals as they were so easy I was able to set them up one afternoon completely on my own; Easy as cut, stick, and peel! Bing, Bang, Boom and two hours later I had myself a wall that attracted the eye and accented the other elements of the room._MG_6302I have OCD, I admit, but more recently I’ve been trying to live by the “a home should be collected not decorated” mentality, which is also an exceptional mentality to have when cohabitating! Our home is a lovely mix of old and new, modern and vintage, art…The wall decals are a perfect addition to tie it all together! Color plays a big role in the theme of our living room, primarily a bold red hue, which makes quite a pop against the black-on-white decals._MG_6323_MG_6315

Banana Republic top
Iro Paris blazer from TARI
Baker’s heels
Necklace c/o Satya Jewlery

_MG_6387  _MG_6449I love our coffee table; a mix of culture and things we both love including fashion, poetry, a marble chess set, and an array of scented candles for whatever mood we may be in. Everything is set up with a gallery wall of animal themed images, and the couch plays  around with DIY pillows of shapely animals from Ikea fabric._MG_640720131108-105348.jpgWhat do you think of our home? How would YOU decorate an accent wall to tie it in to your own home?

Be sure to check out Urban Walls and let the inspiration flow!  Seriously, their InstaGram is a hub of interior design inspo for ANY Style or person!

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Safari Vibes

SaraSLarge-10SaraSLarge-7 SaraSLarge-8 SaraSLarge-9Thrifted top via Saver’s
Banana Republic Skirt
Baker’s heels
H&M Fishbone necklaceblogghy

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Another Long Winter Trying to Fight this Freeze

Waiting on the cold’s got a hold on me
a hold on me
so hold onto me

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Baby, it’s COLD outside! Here in the north east it’s been a steady ten degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of days now and all I have to say is praise the gods for Uniqlo’s HeatTech, I honestly don’t know how I survived before I discovered with almost 3 years ago…This heat generating line features Japanese technology in light weight basics which are perfect for looking effortlessly chic in these below freezing temps.

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Banana Republic skirt
Sweater from Urban Outfitters
Jacket from Macy’s
Uniqlo HeatTech tights
H&M booties

photos by Greg Easton

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Remembering the Warmer Times




H&M jacket
Charlotte Ronson x Diet Coke tee
Banana Republic skirt
H&M booties
Thrifted bag from Savers

Old photos from the warmer months of a trip to Newport, RI where I toured the Breakers Vanderbilt mansion. It was a gorgeous place with spectacular views and just so spacious and dreamy!


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What I Wore: Saver’s Video

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that I’ve been working on some big things! Earlier this past week I teamed up with Savers (and Value Village) to start working on a four part project preparing for Halloween, which is only a month away!

While you’ll have to wait until next week to see the first installment of the series, you can see what I wore for my outing right here (as well as a few sneak peaks!)

T-shirt by Uncle DJ

Banana Republic skirt

H&M Jacket

shoes from Arooms Providence

TopShop spiked bracelet

R&Em bag C/o Rebecca Minkoff

Now for the Previews!

Stay tuned for the video and more posts to prep you for a perfect Halloween on a budget! ❤

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Classy Gal

One of my favorite things about myself is my versatility. Today, I flipped my hair, covered the shaved bit, threw on a more conservative summer dress and some sparkly jewelries, and called it a day. This alter ego is usually reserved for job interviews, important meetings, or court (oh, parking tickets), but today I just felt like being a little classier.

It’s funny how society can view and treat you differently based on your aesthetic sometimes…Scratch that, most of the time. If you’ve been following anything on the news lately, though, you may have seen the handsome mohawked man landing a robot on Mars, and that really got me thinking about how the times they are a-changing. So, for a good read if you’re curious or into the rebellious look but want to keep your job, please head on over to FemInspire and give my latest article a read!

Banana Republic dress

Mystique Boutique (SoHo) shoes

Michael Kors watch

bracelet from BeachOlogy in Old Orchard, Maine

Forever 21 ring

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