03 January 2017

january picks

january picks



It's that time again: the sales are upon us. Answer the call of the shoes at Net-à-Porter with a few sensible-but-gorgeous picks.
Here are a few of my favorite picks for every season: a sherling boot which some attitude by Choé. A pink sandal with no shortage of colored tassels which mean only one thing: they go with everything. Gold bruges with just the right amount of grommets. A shiny pair of black boots with the perfect ankle detail, subtle enough for any outfit. Comfy knit sneakers that look nice and the lace-up pair of Christy flats from Aquazurra that I've been dreaming about, in cobalt blue. 

christmas eve in washington

an itinerary in two parts. 

Ring in 2017 with a heavy brunch of doughnuts and fried chicken at Astro Doughnuts.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken at 308 G St NW 



 Among the delicious offerings : maple bacon, bourbon eggnog, and pb&j. As with most bakeries, seasonal flavors tend to change.


Once you've had your fill (and have reached the brink of cardiac arrest) make your way towards the newly renovated Renwick Gallery and check out the current exhibitions.

Renwick Gallery at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW








29 November 2016

a year in the life: the Gilmore Girls have grown up (and so have we)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've been patiently waiting for the Serious Netflix Event that is Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, spending your time looking up photos of Alexis Bledel and wondering what her baby with Pete from Mad Men would look like.

November 25th has come and gone. Tucked into bed with a family-size plate of Thanksgiving leftovers, I prepared myself for 6 hours of pure Lorelai and Rory goodness.


I should have learned my lesson when Fuller House came out. I should have known. I should have known. 

23 November 2016

floppy hats and felted ones, too.

hats and hats and hats


Finding a hat that looks nice on me is a struggle! Blame it on an oddly-sized cranium due to sitting too close to the tv every Saturday morning of my youth plus an obsession with texting that has permanently burned my retinas. In a sea of choices, here are a few toppers that have caught my eye. The peach-colored fedora by rag & bone is not only a great way to stand out in the crowd, but also on sale!


05 November 2016

IFM: an intro

Paris is (undeniably) the capital of fashion. Home to the top couture houses in the world, Paris also boasts some of the top-level schools in fashion design, creation and management.

In France, the Ivy-League schools are referred to as Grands Ecoles, "big" schools that enjoy name-recognition with a significant price-tag to boot. 

In 2016, the IFM (Institut Français de la mode) ranked in as the #1 fashion school in France, and #3 worldwide.

The school offers classes in both English and French, as well as summer school programs. Founded in 1986 by Pierre Bergé, the school maintains a strong connection with professional organizations and fashion houses in it goal to provide a practical education with an emphasis on experience over theory. To put it lightly, if you can make it at the IFM, you can make it anywhere. 

If you're interested in applying the IFM, there are many important factors to consider. Stay tuned for more!

30 October 2016

parisian romance

Halloween may not be a huge deal in France as it is in America, but the French don't joke around--I've got a found-day weekend, no school until Wednesday! I'm off to Deauville tomorrow and in the spirit of all things French and chic, I'm channeling a '90s DKNY vibe: no shoulders.
parisian romance




I'm not usually a big matching-set kind of girl, but I love the selection at AdoreMe lingerie. It's a company that overs a wide-range of sizes without losing any of the femininity. There's really something for everyone!

28 October 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

The Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is officially on! Now's your chance to take your pick of mini M.A.C. cross bodies and tons of perfect work totes. Santa, if you're listening, I wouldn't say no to the patchwork-denim crossbody.

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale


Rebecca Minkoff lace up dress
€110 - rebeccaminkoff.com


Rebecca Minkoff thick heel pumps
€90 - rebeccaminkoff.com


M A C evening purse
€120 - rebeccaminkoff.com


Tote purse
€160 - rebeccaminkoff.com


Mini purse
€90 - rebeccaminkoff.com


Rebecca Minkoff tech accessory
€55 - rebeccaminkoff.com


Fob key chain
€23 - rebeccaminkoff.com

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