coffee talk


Thanks to your survey feedback, I’m planning on running this ‘new series’ (that I still can’t think of a proper name for, clearly) once per week on Fridays. But you already posted a round-up on Monday. Yes, but we have SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. So let’s get started, shall we?


Think you won’t want the new iPhone 6? Think again.

This is likely the most accurate portrayl of Instagram vs. reality. It’s also the cutest.

I’ve decided to toss all products in my home that are tested on animals, starting with makeup. You can find a full list of cruelty-free makeup brands here.

Won’t be in New York but don’t want to miss any of the runway action? You can livestream from here & here because this is important enough to have a backup bookmarked.

If you’re not following this Instagram account you need to. Now. RIP, Friday morning productivity.

Looking to grow your Twitter following? Make sure you’re following these 7 tips.

It’s taken me all of 27 years to realize that it only takes a pair of blackout curtains to drastically increase the quality of life. Especially on hungover Sunday mornings.

Ciroc Pineapple hits shelves on Sept 15 but restaraunts, lounges, & clubs exclusively in DC & NYC are serving this yummy end-of-summer liquor now! Head to your favorite nightlife destination to drink down summer before the leaves start to change.

Thanks to Hyperlapse, my Instagram followers are in for a treat once those models hit the runway next week. Thanks for being so tech savvy, Dad!

19 reasons why this individual is my spirit animal. She’s a Kardashian but I’m not even judging myself because she’s that good.

& now onto the good stuff. We wait an entire year for these sale. So, put on your thrifty pants & get to shopping, ladies. Below are my favorite Labor Day Sales that start NOW:

BaubleBar | 50% off no code needed

Express | 40% off everything & free shipping over $50

JCrew | 40% off final sale styles with code WEEKEND

JCrew Factory | 40-60% off everything no code needed [This one you cannot miss. Mostly because of this top. & these pumps. & these loafers.]

F21 | Buy one get one free with code BOGOFREE

Ann Taylor | 50% off all sale styles + select full-price styles no code needed

Banana Republic | 40% off everything with code BRLABOR


In semi-unrelated news, you guys are the best. Like, actually the best. District Sparkle is a place that I hope you continually visit for inspiration but it’s also a place I come to for inspiration. This hobby turned tiny business of mine has led to many wonderful opportunities including “meeting” so many of you wonderful women. I read every comment you submit, email you send, & tweet you publish, & comments like “my friends and I determine our day’s outfit from DS” & the constructive criticism I receive really just makes me happy that this is a forum that is beneficial to you & one that’s utilized. So keep sending me that feedback, whether it’s here or via social media. & don’t forget your Hawaiian Tropics SPF 4 tanning oil this weekend. Those legs aren’t going to tan themselves.

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  • Christina Storm
    August 29, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Love this! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  • Tree
    August 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    We love you! And I LOVE this feature! Keep Sparkling :)