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I Just Want the Simple Things

I don’t want a model
I don’t want a movie star
You don’t have to win the lotto
I want you to win my heart

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Some people don’t know this, but there are lazy days for fashion bloggers. Days you’d rather be comfortable than ultra chic. Jeans and cozy cardigan days. And on those days, there are sneaker wedges. Yes, I’m still a fan of this trend. A dash of sporty and the feel of a heel are perfect for the edgy lady that I am. As for the tonal reds and neutrals; reds are still a very new thing for me, as an ex-redhead. But the mild peplum and the coziest of wool have been some great additions to my wardrobe. Outfits like this are perfect for lounging, enjoying sips and snacks, sunshine. Speaking of food; I’m a major foodie. You’d know this if you’re following me on InstaGram! I love cooking for my boyfriend and friends, indulging in some cheeseplates, or fancy risotto. I love using quality ingredients, whether that be fresh cheese from Union Market, veggies from the farmer’s market, or Black Truffles from Fine Food Specialist.  YUM. Do you like have casual days with fancy food?
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Banana Republic top
LOFT Cardigan
Vintage elephant necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
BDG Sneaker Wedges from Urban Outfitters
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Just be a tough act to follow
You know, a free spirit, with a wild heart

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Dust and Bones

Life and death, we won’t rest
Til we’re dust and bones
The clock keeps turning, the world keeps burning
It’s life and death, we won’t rest,
Til we’re dust and bones

Zara dress (old)
Vintage jacket
Vintage thrifted bag via Tari
boots via ShopCalico

Fun and flirty outfit that I wore on a recent date night! The handsome one and I had a post-office day happy hour at Dirty Martini bar before venturing to The Bombay Club for an Indian dinner. OHMYGOD the food was amazing. I had Saag paneer and garlic naan, a bottle of old vine zinfandel, followed by…mango creme brulee. Who ever thought such a beautiful thing could exist!?? Even though I prefer to shy away from dairy/creamy products, this one was totally worth it.
Post food-coma, we decided to head to a bar we’d read and heard about, Quill at the Jefferson Hotel. This intimate hotel bar was quite an experience; the staff was creative, friendly, and intelligent. The drinks were how does one say….divine? Z had one drink that came with a flaming orange peel…

Thankfully, I wore comfortable clothes that allotted for my food/drink baby and all of the walking for our adventurous evening.

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You Make My Heavy Metal Heart Beat

You turn my red to black
I’m never coming back
The way I was before
I’m not her anymore


This little lady-rocker blogger wore this look to the CappFABB 3rd anniversary party a few weeks ago! I wanted to wear something that encapsulated my personal style, as I knew I’d be meeting a lot of new people and wanted to put on my most “me” front; that’s what fashion is for anyway, amiright!? I received plenty of compliments on my body hugging skirt, which I loved for the way it made me feel comfortable within my own size and accentuated my shape.

So about the party; I did meet a ton of amazing bloggers, some of whom we were virtual/following buddies and it was great to put facial expressions to the name and photos. I also met a whole slew of new blogger friends, whom I’m excited to spend more time with! Almost a year into my life in DC and I’m finally starting to make friends, haha! I had a wonderful time sipping on wine at Dirty Martini Bar, picking out some jewels with the CapWellCo bauble bar, and just bonding with everyone!



Thrifted oversize tee
Vintage Moschino skirt
Vintage fur jacket
H&M fishbone necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
Custom bracelet by HashOuts
Kate Spade earrings
ring from Francesca’s Collection
shoes via ShopCalico

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I shine, the city never looked so bright



This is a super fun, pattern playing look that I wore recently to the grand opening of Calypso St Barth’s in Georgetown! I love the fashion forward yet office style feel of the look, and the comfort factor was a major plus. The ensemble was also great for the amazing networking and mingling at the event; shout out to the lovely new ladies I met!




Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s trousers
Tank via TJ Maxx
Vintage luggage bag
Zara blazer
Michael Kors watch
ring from Francesca’s Collection
gifted ONecklace initial necklace
thrifted heels via Saver’s

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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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Your Love is Brighter than Ever, Even in the Shadows

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I chose this song for today’s blog post 1, because Beyonce’s new album was heavenly and this song is one of fourteen beautiful songs on the album, and 2, because try as he may have to avoid getting in these shots for the blog, my boyfriend fails and is creepily in the shadows. :p Good thing he rocks some good style!
This look is more of an office type look for me, cozy, conservative, but still a bit fun. This snood was one of my christmas gifts, and thankfully I received it in time for this big deep freeze; it’s perfectly cozy, chic and oh so warm!
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H&M Sweater
Loft snood
Ann Taylor trousers
thrifted heels via Saver’s
Vintage luggage bag
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
Forever21 bracelet

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Let’s Make Believe That We are Wealthy For Just This Once

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2013 is coming to a close! Here’s a peak at what I wore LAST new year’s (which for some reason was never posted)
I’m excited for this year’s festivities. I’m in a new city, happier than ever, and excited to get the ball rolling on the next steps in my life! Be sure to stay tuned for the annual yearly outfit round up! _DSC9713 _DSC9721 _DSC9724 _DSC9729 _DSC9737_DSC9747What will you be doing to ring in the new year!?

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Don’t Be Scared That it’s a Harder Kind of Feel

Hold on tight, You must hold on unless you’re in it
Ease your mind, And when you think, you’re thinking clear _MG_6966_MG_7005_MG_7016_post_MG_7009 _MG_7017_MG_6961So when I first found this Burberry dupe shirt on PersunMall, I knew it was love. I mean, it’s no basking heaven of the real deal, but it was close enough for my budget strapped wallet! Since it arrived on fateful Saturday I’ve worn it with a number of wardrobe combinations, many of which are black and leather-like. Today’s pairing was of the more “flirty” variety, mixing the iconic print with a BCBG skirt and the perfect thrifted bag from TARI. Classic look, would be perfect for a date, no? And can you believe the shirt is only $17.99!? Get it here! _MG_6963

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We’re Only Young and Naive Still

We require certain skills
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins_MG_6504_post My boyfriend and his friends may have thought this look was a little “grandma”, but I think it’s adorable (do YOU!?) I wore it out to  a bar when my Best Friend visited just after her return to The States from France. It’s feminine, cute, but not overly suggestive or flirty; just fun._MG_6472_post _MG_6475_post _MG_6482_post _MG_6499

Dress c/o Ahka Vintage
Sweater, Pea coat, booties from H&M
Bag c/o South Moon Under

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We lie beneath the stars at night
Our hands gripping each other tight
You keep my secrets hope to die
Promises, swear them to the sky

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Freedom Hangs Like Heaven Over Everyone

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Fun, inspired, and almost completely vintage look that I absolutely love to wear! The dress was handmade for my grandmother in Russia many, many years ago, and the Liz Claiborne hat was also inherited from her. I purchased the vest from a thrift shop literally about 10 years ago, and still find ways to wear it!
The spiked bracelet is from TopShop, the ring is from Francesca’s Collection, and the bangles are from various shops, including Target!
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