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social butterfly

April 17, 2014

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Photos by Julien

Maggy London dress c/0 | BCBG trench | Jeffrey Campbell loafers | Sole Society bag c/o

I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again. You love muffins are the best readers a girl could ask for. Thank you so much for all of the sweet messages about my two year blogiversary! Anniversablogary? Blogginganniversay? Thank you for the sweetness surrounding the celebration of my blog turning 2 :)

I’m constantly surprised by the connections that are made via social media & the great friends I’ve made over Twitter & through blogging during these last two years. Hysterical women like Amanda, who I have yet to meet but I’m almost positive she’s one of those friends that will make an appearance in my wedding party should the day ever arrive. Kick ass designers like Emily, who I began a professional relationship with via social media and now consider a dear friend. & then there are ladies like Julien, Sam, & Brooke, who I’ve met through my blog & just make each day better!

I’m a huge proponent of social media; Not only is it an invaluable networking tool [complete with potential new besties] it’s the best tool I can find to keep updated on current events. No matter what’s happening in the world, there’s talk about it on Twitter. & when that talk hits the interwebs before the Breaking CNN blurb pops up on my phone, you know you’re on to something good.

This Saturday, American University is hosting their 2014 Social Learning Summit Conference where I’ll be speaking on the Digital Runway panel about how social media can best be utilized in the fashion & blogging industries. Get your $10 tickets today [$3 if you're a student] for a full day of guest speakers including me, Meg, Nikki, + Keri about social media savvy & strategy; The panels are encouraging an open Q & A discussion format & I’m so eager to get into all of your questions! I’m also pumped to sit in on some of the other sessions to see what knowledge I can gain! Let me know if you’ll be there using hashtag #SLS2014 so we can catch social media madness in person this Saturday!

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cheers to two years

April 16, 2014

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Photos by Julien

South Moon Under jumpsuit | Lulu’s vest c/o | Baublebar necklace | Candie’s heels c/o [caged bootie version] | Sole Society bag c/o

What do you wear to a DC event hosted by Courtney Kerr? The Baublebar necklace named after her, of course. As you’ve probably noticed, here, here, & herethis guy has been on heavy repeat over the last few weeks. I’ve mentioned before that it goes with everything but it really does go with everything. Strapless jumpsuits, boatneck sweaters, v-neck tees, leather jackets, button down blouses, under a suit jacket, my Redskins snuggie. You name it, it works. This is one of those “stupid not to” investment pieces that I knew I’d always regret if I didn’t purchase. It’s gold + obnoxiously loud. Just my style. Thanks a mil to my Texas lady girl crush for bringing this stunner into my life. Between the deep side parts, matching neck wear, + same dress we sported in the same week, I think it’s safe to say this is my southern soul sister.

Distracted with putting outfits together & being on time for a handful of events that started at the end of last week & went into Sunday evening, I realized yesterday afternoon that my two year blogging anniversary was this past Sunday. It’s crazy to think back on everything that’s happened in the past two years: All of the opportunities that I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in, how much I’ve learned about myself through this blog of mine, & how many amazing women I’ve been able to meet through this creative channel. I had no idea that when I started District Sparkle it would turn into what it has become but I’m so grateful that it has. Interacting with you is one of the best parts of my day & I’m so thankful that you’ve let me into your life! Thank you so much for reading & here’s to at least two more years!

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[east v west style] lace

April 15, 2014

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Photos by Julien

Lulu’s shorts, vest, & boots c/o [love these boots too] | SheInside blouse | Capwell necklace c/o | Ray Ban shades | Sole Society bag c/o

OK, I know this week is supposed to be all about lace & these eyelet shorts are amaze but YOU GUYS. I’m still so in love with this vest. When I spotted it I fell in love but had no idea how I’d style it or just how versatile it would become. Not only has it quickly become one of my favorite warm weather pieces, it goes with everything – as you’ll see in tomorrow’s post. 3 looks in less than 2 weeks? This thing’s a keeper.

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East v West Lace

 

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