outfit post

DARK BLUE

August 19, 2014

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JCREW SKIRT | THRIFTED TOP [SIMILAR] | PLV HEELS [SIMILAR] | KATE SPADE BAG borrowed | ANNA BECK RING c/o | BAUBLEBAR NECKLACE | KAREN WALKER SUNGLASSES

Last night I sat on my couch, ate chocolate mousse cake, & watched Bachelor in Paradise. Why? ‘Cause I could. & IT’S MY BIRTHDAY WEEK! Yup. I’m celebrating the whole week. Per usual. Because I’m afraid of missing out on any little bit of birthday happiness but mostly I wait all year long for the excuse to eat cake at any time of the day for 7 days straight.

Cake coma nights quickly turn into foggy pre-coffee mornings where I, once again, find myself blankly staring into my closet with a soaking wet towel plopped on my head. My go-to? You’ve been here before; The answer is black. But even my favorite colorless separates need to be dry cleaned every now & again. So when it’s laundry week I reach for the second easiest option: a monochromatic look with layered accessories. Easy enough, right? This little trick works with any color – maybe lay off the fluorescent pink if you work in an uber conservative environment.

What are some of your outfit hacks for lethargic mornings?

 

Photos by Amanda

CUT OFFS

August 12, 2014

Cut Offs District Sparkle Date Night

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Photos by Julien

H&M SWEATER [SIMILAR FOR $45] | JOE’S JEANS SHORTS | AEROPOSTALE BOOTS c/o | GORJANA BAR NECKLACE | TAUDREY DATE NECKLACE [SIMILAR] | LULU’S PENDANT NECKLACE [SIMILAR]

This week on DS we’re taking a little break from work wear & sticking to all things date night. From super casual in jean shorts to mini dresses out on town, we’ll hit it all! Have burning questions about how to keep your eyeliner from smudging in this DC heat or how to wear your new heels with those shorts? Make sure to tag any date night questions with hashtag #DSdatenight on social media & I’ll answer a handful in the next day’s post!

This past weekend I opted to keep it casual with an oversized sweater from H&M’s new Fall collection & a new pair of sh*t kickers that are currently under $50 & all I’ve been wearing after hours. I had no plan to travel beyond a comfy couch in this look so it was perfect for a casual night in. It’s a super easy look with a little edge, finished with a few favorite layering necklaces.

Taking this look out on the town? Swap the jean shorts for leather shorts & ditch the flat boots for black heels or booties.

Make sure to check back in every day this week for a new #DSdatenight look!

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DOUBLE TIME

August 8, 2014

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Photos by Julien

DOMINO TOP borrowed [SIMILAR] | ZARA SKIRT [SIMILAR] | IVANKA TRUMP PUMPS | LULU’S BAG c/o | BCBG WATCH [LOVE THIS WHITE + GOLD ONE] | GORJANA NECKLACE | WINK LINK CUFF [SIMILAR] | JCREW LEOPARD BRACELET | RAY BAN SUNGLASSES

I always find it a little tricky to dress for a day that hosts multiple events so my easiest solution? Prepare for amazement: Black. Since the only place it’s Fall is on a few new collection racks & in my mind, I threw in a pair of bright pumps to take on a co-hosting gig, a Fall collection preview party, & a pretty aggressive work meeting. As a DS reader, you know me well enough to know that all black anything is my fail safe so for a day of hustling it was an obvious choice.

What’s your outfit of choice for fast-paced days where you’re dashing all over the city?

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