Friday, March 26, 2010

Tooth and Nail Craft Fair Tommorrow!

The flyer says it all. See you there!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shop: Nana

If you want to dress like Zooey Deschanel the best place to do it would be Nana a delightful boutique on U Street. They sell many of my favorite brands including Hobo and Built by Wendy. They also have a selection of vintage clothing. Not only that, but I found the decor itself very inspiring. Check out the pics below:

Even the dressing rooms are cute! I loved the striped curtains, it reminds me of a beach tent on the French Riviera.

I like the idea of framing a purse. It's giving me ideas for my own apartment.

More fashion as decoration. It's nice to see fashion recognized as an art.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A taste of spring

This weekend was so lovely which is why it is so sad that it so rainy now. The good news is that we have the Cherry Blossom Festival to look forward to this weekend.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I want these posters from Heads of State for my apartment so bad! If only they had posters for Boston and Madison and then I could have the whole collection of cities I have lived in.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Inspiration: Zooey Deschanel

The new album for She and Him comes out on Tuesday and I've already got it pre-ordered through iTunes. I'm so excited since Volume 1 is on constant rotation on my iPod. Also, ever since I saw the video for In the Sun I've been obsessed with finding the perfect pair of navy flats to pair with an opaque navy tights.

I can't help myself I want to steal everything in Zooey Deschnel's wardrobe. Every time I see a picture of her I want to go out and buy and her exact outfit. Have you seen 500 Days or Summer or Yes Man (her clothing is the highlight of the film). Her style is reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, yet always feels fresh.

Oodles of Photographic Evidence Below:

Is is just me or after looking at all these pictures do you want to ride a bike with a basket through a field a flowers on your way to a picnic where you will drink Pellegrino and play the Ukulele? No? Ok, then.
Love this picture of Grace Kelly. Where can I get a cover up like that?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Obsession: Brooches

My new current jewelry obsession is brooches. Perfect for putting on the lapel of a blazer or spring jacket, holding scarves together, or pinning to a hat or headband, I just can't get enough of them. Not only that, but they also tend to be a little cheaper than most other jewelry. Below are the two culprits responsible for spurring my obsession. Both I purchased from Junction located on U Street.

I also went on a very looong etsy scavenge to find the best of the best. Below are some of my faves.

I love the use of felt in this brooch from AAliciaAccessories and how it looks like it is part of the neckline of the shirt.

I think the mix of different materials in this pin by Shury make it really special. So lovely.

Another one of my current obsessions is mustaches, so how could I not feature this adorable mustache brooch by LittleAngelsJewelry?

I'm also really digging all of the state themed pins. This Arkansas pin by MrPS is great because of it's simplicity.

The Georgia Brooch by Tea and Laundry adds a little something extra for the crowd.

This brooch by NoaSharonDesigns is so modern and yet so delicate. Love!

This wooden monkey pin from PonyParade is so whimsical. It would look perfect on a colorful scarf.

Another wooden pin from Palomina. The faux bois adds a nice touch to the typical heart shape.

This Knotty Pretzle pin by RubyVegas is so sculptural. It's like wearing a work of art on your lapel.

I'm a sucker for the classics and can't help but love this classic filigree brooch from WhoopKat.

Another vintage brooch this one is from Sifteddocta. The leaf looks like it might disintegrate between your fingers if you touch it.

This Gunslinger pin from Proteales is so precious. Would work great as a tie pin for your guy.

And finally, this black brooch from AnastasiaJamin caught my eye because it was so different from everything else I have seen.

Third Thursday Tomorrow Night!

MidCity Third Thursday is tomorrow night! It's you chance to check out all the cool stores on and around U Street with extra discounts, food, and music. All stores will stay open until 9 pm. Bonus is that it is supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow and you can finally wear all your cute spring clothing again!

Goodbye New York! Hello DC!

I've recently moved from here:

To here:

Not such a big deal except when you consider the fact that I'm a fashion designer and DC is not really known for it's large fashion design community. Well that's what I plan on changing. So far in the six weeks that I've lived here I've managed to find a vibrant fashion community filled with unique boutiques and creative fashionistas and I'm going to bring them all to you dear readers. It's time to look past Hilary's blue power suit and Michelle's great arms and see what DC fashion is all about. Hold on to your hats, it's going to be a fun ride.