Distressed Dungarees


Overalls. Love them or hate them, they are making a comeback and I’m personally a huge fan. I vividly remember the Winnie The Pooh dungarees (a British-coined term) I lived in as a young tot and I say with total honesty that if someone recreated them for me I would rock that look like it was 1998. This is certainly a more “grown up” (whatever that means) manifestation, and I tried to keep it fresh and unique by pairing them with a polka dot button down that I adore from UNIQLO. I’ve noticed a lot of people have been pairing overalls with stripes, so if that is more your speed it’s also pretty easy to pull off. There is also the option of no shirt, which I have seen trending, but personally I think that’s a dangerously precarious option. Wikipedia (one of my favorite go-to sources) makes reference to “Shortalls” and “Skirtalls.” I’ve never heard an article of clothing referred to by those terms in my life, but it’s a pretty swell way of being more specific for other overall options. So what say you about the repeat trend- yea or nay?

| Overalls- Similar | Shoes- Steve Madden (Old)- Similar | Belt- Ann Taylor | Bag- Steve Madden | Watch- Michael Kors | Necklace- Century 21 | Nails- American Apparel| Top- UNIQLO |


Little Black Dress, Lotta Starbucks

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When I put this outfit together, I had zero intentions of writing a post about it. My goal was to go to Georgetown, pick up some new foundation and lipstick and perhaps peruse some of my favorite stores (shoutout Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Barneys New York, Madewell) for birthday present options, surely to be a purse or watch. Sidenote- my birthday is next week and I am pretty stoked. I love birthdays, and I am going home to Florida for a week to spend time with my friends and parents, go to the beach, hit up my favorite coffee shop (shoutout Karma Cream– seriously if you’re ever in Gainesville, FL go there!) and watch the Gators have a hopefully-improved season opening game of football.

Moving on- Brett and I decided to go on an adventure to our favorite spot in DC, a hidden little place right near Georgetown to relax in nature and read books (we are cool, no shame in my nerd game). As evidenced by literally every photo, I also enjoyed a half-priced Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade from Starbucks. Until the end of this very-nearly-ending summer you can get your own half priced beverage too, post 2 pm. Whilst on this adventure, I found lots of fun places to take photos, and the above are some fun ones.

| Dress- Incredibly Old (Similar) | Shoes- Article& Article& Article& (on sale!) | Bag- Kate Spade (similar)  | Nails- Nails Inc. Soho Place Gel Effect |

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This weekend I had the opportunity to attend my first event as a new member of the Junior League of Washington. They told us the attire was to be “summer casual” and I always stick with the thought process that it is better to be a bit over-dressed than to walk in and feel like an idiot because you are visibly too casual (unless that is your MO, then go ahead and rock that). So this is the look I came up with, and it fit in quite smashingly.

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| Dress- Thrifted @ Buffalo Exchange | Sandals- Kathy Van Zeeland (out of stock)  Similar | Watch- Michael Kors  | Belt- Francesca’s |

We Can’t Stop- Bangerz Tour DC








Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend the Miley Cyrus concert at the Verizon Center in Chinatown. It was completely impromptu. I was actually planning to go to LSAT class, then my friend Alex invited me to go with her and I couldn’t refuse. (I can make the class up, don’t worry scholarly friends ;))

Let me preface this by saying I love Miley. The girl is crazy, but even during her show it was evident that she is completely down to Earth and a real human not a glamorized nutso pop star. I will say that there were some very very young kids there dressed in crop tops and leotards which was a little disturbing. But other than that the show was a blast.

Originally I had the outfit posted at the top planned, but I had to modify a bit after putting everything on and realizing it was a bit too chilly to go full on lace, so I switched to a more substantial shirt.

Miley was sporting her typical leotards and crazy outfits (if you follow her on Instagram you know she’s a Moschino fanatic) and she rocked quite a bit of that bright yellow, some interesting plaids, and fantastic striped pants. She really shined during her segment of the show where she simply sat on stage and took a few requests, singing two of my favorites “Jolene” and “Summertime Sadness.”

Top– H&M | Jeans– Giti| Shoes– Nordstrom Rack | Watch– Michael Kors | Necklace– Vintage

Loafing around


Let’s talk about loafers, the fabulously comfortable (always important for me as a permanently-injured-of-foot human) yet simultaneously stylish foot covers that are quite the trend currently.

It’s funny, though it appears in this sketch of crazy Henry VIII, famous for his ability to murder wives, that he is sporting loafers, according to good old Wikipiedia they were not officially fashioned in England until 1847 (Crazy Henry was around at the turn of the 16th century)


I found this nifty print at a local bookstore while I was perusing for information about loafers. Also spotted these beautiful books that probably have a reference to loafers in them somewhere.


While reading an article from the Christian Science Monitor from the 1980s I happened upon this quote that I love from “Preppy is trendy”author Phyllis Feldkamp:

“With its Fair Isle sweaters, cable-stitch cardigans, its penny loafers, oxford cloth button-downs, reversible wrap skirts, and Lacoste shirts, the prep-school look — or what designer Ralph Lauren calls “Brooksy Ivy” — has been doing just fine, thank you.”- Feldkamp

This isn’t the first time loafers are cool again guys. Fashion is on the mad repeat. She also references duck boots, down vests and monogrammed bags (though she refers to them as “button-on covers,” not sure what that means). Who are we trying to kid; we just aren’t that original… Nevertheless, this demonstrates the loafer look is a timeless classic. To give ourselves some credit, we have updated and modernized to the extreme. And added tassels. Tassels on everything is my motto right now.


This photo demonstrates a modern, updated twist on a pair of loafers I recently purchased from Madewell on super sale. I absolutely love the tassels and the easy ability to dress them up or down. Loafers have manifested in all sorts of styles these days, another popular style includes the slipper with prints on them (see below).


This photo is from the men’s Prada collection as displayed by @savvyslippers (check out their IG for some fantastic shoe posts, mostly menswear)

Loafers are so styling right now, one of my best blogger friends IGer @loafersoflondon’s entire premise is dedicated to them. (Check out her blog at londonloafers.com for edgy meets preppy meets fallinlovewithherstyle) This photo is from a recent post.


Whether you are powering out at the office, vigorously taking notes in class 😉 or just lounging in your slippers at home, loafers are one of those constantly recycling trends that are here to stay.

Brunch in the Big Apple



This weekend I took a mini vacation with one of my best friends (and Phi Mu little sister) and Brett to New York City. After a *very* chilly first day, we were able to have a fantastic day on Saturday beginning with a delicious brunch at The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop.

If you’re acclimated to the lifestyle of NYC (or DC for that matter) you understand brunch is a big deal to all of these northern city folk, and it’s quite a fun time. I highly recommend The Kimberly as a brunch spot if you’re in the city. As some of you may have seen in my excited Instagram post, it was fantastic to be offered french fries alongside eggs, french toast and waffles. We had a reservation for noon and the rooftop wasn’t nearly as crowded as a vast majority of the brunch spots in NYC. Also, as you can see from the photos, the hotel offered a beautiful view, and had a gorgeous salt water fish tank. We honestly spent a good ten minutes just treasure hunting through all the beautiful fish and anemones.

Look out soon for more posts from our New York trip, and the upcoming history post of the week. It’s a bit different than what you may normally see on the blog, featuring a former high-fashion model (who will remain anonymous) and her experiences in the industry.






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A Focused Blog is Born


Yesterday as I sat ruminating in the *beautiful* sunshine, I had the greatest itch to write a blog post. Surely that’s a good sign. In creating this blog, I’ve received a lot of intrinsic gratification. I’m improving my web design abilities, I’m meeting and networking with like-minded people who also love fashion, I’m researching a topic that I love, I’m learning about new designers and styles, I’ve found an outlet to consistently write, and finally, I have become even more fashionable in my daily life as I am more conscious of the latest styles and trends, and sharing my looks to my followers. It’s been a great thing. However, I have struggled with finding a particular focus that I want to convey. I enjoy looking at other blogs that are generally strictly outfit posts, but personally I would like to write something with a bit more substance and research, mostly because I enjoy doing the behind the scenes work. I’ve found some incredibly cerebral blogs, with thought provoking posts, but most are not necessarily as focused on fashion as they are on current events or news. I also have stumbled across lots of wonderful photos of food, but I know I don’t cook nearly enough to justify a food blog. Maybe a random post once in a while when I’m feeling particularly proud.

But, after thinking it over, I’ve decided I am going to create a model for weekly posts to keep myself consistent and allow readers the opportunity to follow a regularly updated, focused blog. So, by combining my passions I am going to write as follows:

1- On Mondays, I will post an “outfit post,” consisting of one or more of my favorite looks from the previous week, or if I go somewhere special the looks I incorporated there.

2- On Wednesdays, I will post a “history” post, where I reach back to different eras and pull from the styles they followed and demonstrate how it is/can be incorporated into the present.

3- On… the weekend in general because I can’t promise a Friday/Saturday/Sunday specific post as I enjoy adventuring on those days… I will post a “high fashion” post that pulls research from the runways or shoots of the hottest current designers and incorporate it into normal daily style.

Below you can see some of my favorite looks I wore last week. Tune in for Wednesday, I’m thinking something Medieval may be in store…


It was a rainy day, but it was finally starting to get warm!

Shoes{Gap} Coat {Cotton On} Bag {Kate Spade} Sidewalk {Wet}
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I really enjoy the double necklace layering lately. This was my Valentine’s Day ensemble I wore to dinner ❤

Skirt {J.Crew} Watch {Michael Kors} Sweater {Nordstrom Rack} Statement Necklace {Francesca’s} Silver Necklace {Tiffany’s}

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And finally, I went with the ultra-feminine pink paired with some trendy wide-legged white trousers.

Pants {Vintage Thrifted} Belt {Francesca’s} Shirt {Gap} Statement Necklace {Pink Pineapple Collection}