February 17, 2014

All Black

spent Sunday strolling through DC, playing tourist. Despite the cold, there were plenty of visitors to the monuments. I loved the view both inside and out of the Lincoln Memorial-- so stunning! 

coat | j.crew
boots | zara
bag | vintage coach
beanie | uniqlo

February 15, 2014

pretty gestures

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day! Regardless of your relationship status, I think the key to enjoying 2/14 is always: great food, wine, and spending time with the people you love. My valentine treated me to some beautiful flowers, wine, and cheese plates. 

Never hurts when you buy yourself a pick-me-up too; one casual night of internet shopping, I found these Zara babes after a quick scroll through their 'ankle boots' section. Best part? They were a very affordable $49, and they are real leather. Whatta great find, I have been wearing them nonstop since I received them (this morning). Really...

tank, jeans, boots | zara
belt | j.crew
knit hat | uniqlo

February 5, 2014

Lace and Peplum

dress | Anthropologie (similar here, here, here)
heels | Prada
bag | Zara

I wore this Anthropologie dress to a company party recently-- it is a beautifully delicate addition to my wardrobe that I thought could be versatile, dressed up and down. I first came across this dress on the site, and I loved the burgundy tinge and the peplum detailing. A few days later it went on sale for 50% off and I knew it was the right time to buy.

Lace and peplum, when done right, can each serve as components that elevate your style and your look. The key to looking best in both is to look for fit-- lace that's too tight isn't going to look so dainty. Though I've worn this dress to a more formal event, I can easily envision wearing this to a nice dinner and to work with a structured blazer. This year I am really sticking to multi-functional pieces :)