Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Perforated Leather

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Leather top-Bailey 44 (similar style here)
Shoes-Seychelles (recent purchase and very comfy)
Sunglasses-Karen Walker
Pendant-David Yurman

Hi everyone! Sorry for the week long absence--I just got back from a 6 day mini vacay to LA and taking the red eye back exhausted me yesterday. Anyway, the weather and food from the trip couldn't have been more perfect and I'll have an update from the trip soon:)

Have a great week! Xo.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Peek A Boo

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Shoes-KORS Michael Kors (similar style here)

While I was visiting my sister in NYC over Memorial Day weekend a couple of months ago, I saw this dress at Saks while shopping and was immediately drawn to it (hello, stripes!) The cheeky cut out in the middle, along with the fun criss cross in the front makes this a no brainer that it's one of my favorite dress purchases as of late. After seeing how this striped dress fits my body type well, I was drawn to this designer line and bought another dress here and absolutely love the fit and flare look of it (sizing is small). 

Now that it feels like summer, this dress will be getting lots of wear over the next couple of months especially since it's been hanging in my closet since May;)

Wishing you a great week. Xo.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend I…

1. Went blueberry picking at Homestead Farm in Maryland. I absolutely love going to the farm to pick fresh fruits when they're in season (peaches are next!) and it makes me weirdly giddy. By the end of the picking I ended up with 5 lbs of fresh, plump, sweet blueberries.

2. Watched the fireworks in Washington, DC with an amazing view of the monument and the capital. It was the perfect backdrop and location (rooftop of a friend's work building), away from the crowds.

3. Upgraded my passport case to a new one. I've been on the eye for a simple and classic style that isn't trendy and this Chanel case is it. Love.

4. Dined at The Red Hen. I attended The RAMMYs a couple of weeks ago (basically the Oscars for DC restaurants) and The Red Hen won for best new restaurant of the year and their chef won rising culinary star of the year so naturally we had to check it out. Highly recommend ordering the burrata  and the made in house fennel sausage ragu. I'm still thinking about both dishes...

5. Hosted dinner and made a baked tilapia with herb butter, couscous, and a new vegetable dish that's been on constant rotation the past couple of weeks. Considering I'm not the biggest fan of vegetables (slowly changing), I came across a recipe that uses raw summer squash and zucchini for a salad. Umm it is so dang good. I used a vegetable peeler to make ribbons from the vegetables so it looks like pasta and dressed it with a home made green goddess dressing and chopped walnuts. It was basically the highlight of the night for everyone. Woot woot.

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Laid Back Summer

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Sleeveless chambray shirt-Express (similar style here)
Sandals-7FAM (old)

Summer so far has been fun, busy, yet relaxing which explains the less frequent blog posting (sorry!) I've been trying to take advantage of the warm weather with outdoor activities such as hiking, trying to get back into golfing, bike shopping (more on that later) and dining al fresco at several new to me restaurants in the DMV area with my nearest and dearest. Although I'm positive the wanting to dine al fresco will promptly change to just wanting to be inside a full on AC blasting restaurant with the recent humidity we've been experiencing around here. Not cute. Anyway, I promise to be better about updating more starting with a new "Weekend Snapshots" post on Monday:)

Hope you're having a great week. Xo.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Navy Stripes

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Sunglasses-Karen Walker
Pendant-Alexis Bittar (old but similar style here)

Happy Wednesday everyone! A quick post to say hello and share with you my favorite pattern to wear during the summer--stripes. I love the nautical look when worn during the summer and it's just an easy and simple look to accomplish. But I've come to realize my closet has accumulated quite the collection of striped clothing and now have to consciously tell myself to put an article of clothing back on the rack if it has stripes on it. I can't be the only one with this problem….right?

Have a great week. Xo.