Violet Boutique Lookbook Launch Party

From On June 28, 2012

Sorry for the late post, but last week I attended the Violet Boutique Summer Lookbook Launch Party in DC. Had a great time as usual mingling with fashionable people, yummy finger food and fruity drinks. I also dropped off a few clutches that will be carried there (see the photo on Facebook). The ‘Dip-Dyed’ clutch sold immediately! But this photo of me was taken by the wonderful Marshall from The President Wears Prada. You can find more snapshots from the night HERE.

Now this dress was something I had been talking about since the moment I got it. If you follow me on twitter than you know what I mean. I told you I was going to try to get into thrifting more and so I did. I found this mid-calf length vintage dress while out thrifting not even 2 weeks ago. Shoulder pads and everything. I stared at it for a while and realized that it definitely had to be shortened. Had it dry-cleaned and then did exactly that. Dressed it up with some of my mom’s old gold jewelry to complete my little vintage look and added a touch of animal print with the ‘Cool Cat’ clutch.

Oh! And you can view some snapshots of the party on my Facebook page HERE!

What I Wore:
Thrifted dress, Love,Cortnie ‘Cool Cat’ clutch (HERE), ALDO heels, Mom’s jewelry

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LPM: 3-Way Style Challenge

From On March 21, 2012

So Katherine of La Petite Marmoset does a monthly style challenge. She’ll take reconstructed pieces from her shop and have different people style them. This month she kept it all in the family and chose sisters to style her clothing. Ashleigh is wearing her high-low floral top and I’m wearing her high-waisted shorts. Check out how the other sister duos styled them here! Make sure you check out her other pieces in her Etsy shop too!

Sidenote: Ashleigh is wearing my Love,Cortnie ‘Sorbet Laced’ clutch and I’m rocking with ‘Crayola’.

{all photos courtesy of La Petite Marmoset}

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LPM Anniversary Party

From On March 20, 2012

La Petite Marmoset celebrated it’s 1-year anniversary and had a party to celebrate it. Congrats Katherine! I wore a silk periwinkle top tucked into a gingham printed skirt that I made myself. Yes, I said myself. I was extremely curious about making any type of skirt and had no idea what I was doing. Surprisingly enough, I did it and it fit like a glove. So expect to see some more skirt creations from me.

Oh! I almost forgot to mention one of the newest clutches to hit my Etsy shop! ‘Puzzled Pink’ is adorable and perfect for spring-into-summer with it’s bold hue. Shop it here!

What I Wore:
Forever 21 top, skirt made by myself, BCBG Max Azria belt, Jessica Simpson heels, Love,Cortnie ‘Puzzled Pink’ clutch

And a huge thank you to Sai for taking these shots and emailing them to me. Check her out at Because I Am Fabulous!

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A SpicyCandy Kind Of Brunch

From On March 1, 2012

I hope everyone made their Leap Day count! So many sales were going on too. It was hard to resist. Well this past Sunday I went to a blogger brunch hosted by Spicy Candy DC and One Medical. Mimosas, an omelet bar and yummy fruit could be seen throughout the room. More good times with my fellow DC bloggers. If you want to see more photos from the event check out Spicy Candy DC‘s recap.

I CANNOT get enough of this dress! It’s so versatile (remember it from here and here). It was ridiculously on sale at Anthropologie and I’m SO glad I took a chance and ordered it. This time I wore it with a leather bomber and my Love,Cortnie Fool’s Gold clutch. Thank you to Naseya of The Seventh District for taking these pics for me!

What I Wore:
Anthropologie dress, leather bomber from Nordstrom, Love,Cortnie ‘Fool’s Gold’ clutch, Elizabeth & James ring, Essie’s Mesmorized, MAC lipstick in Chatterbox

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CapFABB 1 Year Anniversary Event

From On February 23, 2012

Photo c/o ThePresidentWearsPrada.com

The other night I attended CapFABB’s 1 year anniversary celebration at Cities Restaurant & Lounge in DC. Had.a.blast. The venue was perfection, the drinks, the food, the people in attendance and the photobooth! So much fun. I joined this lovely group of bloggers some time last summer and now there are about 400 members. Insane. Getting together with these ladies is always a good time.

H.Bloom sponsored the event so there were flowers everywhere! Check out the flower bar where ladies were making accessories out of flowers. Many wore hats and bib necklaces they had made during our time there. The drink of the evening was, of course, the sangria pictured with all of the yummy fruit floating in it. I had to abandon mine since I was driving, but I did enjoy it.

I kept it simple with a blouse, pleated pants and oxford-style heels. I added my birthday gifts from myself (See my last post!) and one of the new clutches to my Etsy shop. Check out the Crayola bag here (there’s only 2 left!!)! Ashleigh wore the ‘Tangerine Dream’ clutch which you can also find here!

A flower bar!

Trisha of Fashion Hungry, Katherine of La Petite Marmoset & Ashleigh of The Daileigh

Yummy (and pretty) Sangrias

Ashleigh & I

Stephanie of Thrift & Style

The lovely Krystin of Be Loud Be You & Sai of Because I Am Fabulous

Ashleigh carried the 'Tangerine Dream' clutch

Photobooth shot!

Denisio of The Ravenous Creator doing her thing.

Vivi of Heart Print & Style

Me w.Carlis & Katya of Spicy Candy DC

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