A Slim and Powerful Accessory

A Slim and Powerful Accessory

Can you believe it? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! This year my family won’t have Thanksgiving dinner at home but will rather enjoy a delicious meal at one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve been extremely busy and have been sleeping very little, so we are exhausted and want to take advantage of this long weekend to simply rest and […]

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Fashionable Simplicity

Fashionable Simplicity

Dresses are my favorite pieces to wear all year round. It’s so easy to style them while getting ready for work or for a date that they are my first option when running behind. I’ve been searching for dresses that I’ll be able to wear on colder days and was lucky to find this plum […]

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A Crush on Olive

A Crush on Olive

I have a serious crush, though my husband need not worry, since what I’m crazy about is olive green! I’ve seen many of you looking fabulous in green pieces and I almost became ‘green with envy’ because I’ve only owned a puffy coat in this shade. Some days ago, I started adding different olive pieces to my wish list, and […]

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An Essential Holiday Hue

An Essential Holiday Hue

The holidays are approaching so fast that I’m starting to look for some pieces in bright red, my favorite color for this time of the year. I usually wear only tops and sweaters in this color; lately, I’ve been searching for a red dress but have not been lucky enough to find one that measures up. […]

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A Burgundy Tryout

A Burgundy Tryout

  Before this fall, I’ve never owned any burgundy pieces. I have recently come to cherish this shade and have been trying to create different color combinations with it. Today’s post features a burgundy-gray outfit I wore last weekend while running errands. I wore burgundy flats for comfort while walking from one place to the next (supermarkets, dry-cleaner, etc.); later, I […]

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A Fashion Treasure Hunt

A Fashion Treasure Hunt

Since I’ve seen so many of you looking fabulous in a pair of boots worn over skinny jeans or with a skirt, I’ve recently started to search for my first ever over-the-knee boots. And the stylish looks you’ve created have inspired me to purchase a new hat representing one of this autumn’s latest fashions; I’ll soon […]

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Reporting for Double Duty

Reporting for Double Duty

I’ve been looking for a burgundy dress for a couple of weeks and have recently found this classic piece online. The dress is perfect to wear both at the office and on a casual date. Its cut also allows us to layer it as the weather turns frosty. I styled this piece in such a way that a […]

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A Serious Flirt

A Serious Flirt

It’s Friday, so for today’s post, I chose my new favorite dress that is perfect to wear while escaping from the nine-to-five grind. I’m enchanted by its design, which combines two contrasting elements: seriousness and playfulness. While the top part of the dress, with a high-cut neckline and long sleeves, presents a demure silhouette, the skirt, […]

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The Mighty Miniature

The Mighty Miniature

 The mini-handbag trend is one of my favorites at this moment! I know, we can’t carry anything but our essentials (i.e. cellphones, keys, and lipstick) in them, but they add a stylish touch to any look. Today’s inspiration board features one of these super cute bags that remind us that “the best things come in small packages!” […]

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Here’s the Skinny!

Here’s the Skinny!

The skinny scarf — I’ve become a fan of this accessory. Who would think that a long thin piece of cloth could totally transform an outfit, lending it excitement and a touch of sophistication? Since I first noticed this piece as a part of many different runway outfits, I became crazy about the trend. Last […]

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Touring in Burgundy

Touring in Burgundy

During my first months in Washington, D.C., I visited museums and galleries almost every weekend. I thought I had seen most (if not all) of them, but I was proven wrong last weekend. On Sunday, I came out of a metro station at the wrong exit. After walking a little, I appeared in front of a gallery […]

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A Double Welcome

A Double Welcome

Today is a special day for me since I will try to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis. Being a Roman Catholic, I’ve always been excited to see a Pope. Now, this excitement has grown even greater because of the admiration I feel towards Pope Francis. Besides all his wonderful qualities as a person, priest, and […]

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One Wish at a Time

One Wish at a Time

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope most of you will enjoy a long weekend! I don’t have any special plans yet. I would just love to sleep a little bit longer since I’ve been going to bed late the last few weeks. I’ve slowly started to cross out some items on my fall wish list. My latest acquisition is this lovely (and […]

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Shades of a Late Summer Sunset

Shades of a Late Summer Sunset

Good morning! Happy Friday! Yesterday the temperature here in Washington, D.C. dropped to such a comfortable level that, at the last minute, I decided to go out with my husband and enjoy the evening. It was also the perfect occasion to finally wear this lightweight sweater I had acquired earlier in the season. In some of the photos, the […]

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A Growing Fall Wish List

A Growing Fall Wish List

Hi! Happy Wednesday! Today’s inspiration board showcases an outfit put together with some of my favorite fashion staples. This navy leather jacket is the perfect go-to outerwear for future fall dates. Also, the highly popular, light gray cross body saddle bag is very easily combined with  different outfit styles and colors. Finally, these prune ankle-tie sandals add a […]

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Stepping Into Autumn

Stepping Into Autumn

Fall is five weeks away! I longingly anticipate the days when high temperatures decrease and the leaves change their color and drop, leaving a burgundy and yellow layer on the sidewalks. Autumn is a memorable season for me because my wedding anniversary falls in November. During this time of year, I also eagerly celebrate Halloween and […]

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“Fall”-ing for Olive

“Fall”-ing for Olive

Hello and Happy Friday! Ready for some fun these next few days? I’ve been ready since Wednesday when I decided to visit New York City for the weekend. My mother shares my love for the Big Apple, so from time to time we take a short trip there. Our three main activities in NYC are: 1. visiting the […]

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An Obsession with Brown

An Obsession with Brown

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Today’s inspiration board showcases my favorite brown items. In this collection, the unique statement belt can transform a classic piece, like this white pencil skirt, into a more sophisticated but still office-appropriate item. The pumps, which feature an eye-catching high block heel, accentuate this chic and modern office look. I have eagerly embraced […]

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In Quest of Shade

In Quest of Shade

Each weekend during summer and spring, I try to spend time outdoors. Since it has been extremely hot lately, I have returned to my favorite shady sites in the city. I discovered last year that the parks close to the Capitol Building feature a multitude of beautiful, shade-bearing trees. Today’s look is a casual Saturday […]

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A Revelation in Blue

A Revelation in Blue

For the last few weeks I’ve been wild about blue pieces. First, the denim shorts I recently bought at Express, and now, this chambray shirt from J.Crew. This shirt’s perfect sky-blue color will combine with almost any piece in my closet. The high quality fabric is soft and sufficiently lightweight to wear on a hot summer’s […]

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Late Summer Wine

Late Summer Wine

While hunting for great deals during the ongoing crazy summer sales, some pieces from the new arrivals have already caught my attention. I am especially interested in the wine-colored items since they remind me of the beautiful leaves that will fall from the trees in the fall. What’s more, this shade is so easy to combine with other colors that I’m […]

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Spice Up That Basic LBD

Spice Up That Basic LBD

When it comes to dresses, the LBD (little black dress) is one of the most versatile pieces, and thus a staple in a woman’s wardrobe. Although I have acquired various LBDs the last few years, I can never look away when I pass by one of these must-haves at a store. Weeks ago, I was walking by an […]

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The Return of the Blues

The Return of the Blues

Good morning! It’s Friday again! I hope you have some exciting plans for this weekend or at least, like me, will have a little time to unwind. I only need to run a few errands Saturday morning and afterwards would love to relax by watching a movie and eating popcorn. For this type of laid-back weekend, I always prefer to […]

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Desert in the Evening

Desert in the Evening

Lately the temperatures have been soaring in many cities across the U.S. Here, In Washington, D.C., even as the sun begins to set, the buildings and sidewalks still retain the heat from the middle of the day. As I venture out of my home in the early evening to meet friends at a local restaurant, the city […]

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A Bright Idea

A Bright Idea

  Good morning! I hope you had some fun this past weekend and could relax a little before the busy work week. I imagine many of you spent some of your free time looking for items featured in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I always get excited when I buy a great piece at a reduced price. Who doesn’t? Speaking about sales, […]

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A Celebration in Fringe

A Celebration in Fringe

Good morning! Finally it’s Friday again, and I hope many of you will be able to relax and enjoy this weekend. I already started my fun activities yesterday, celebrating my first month as a blogger. Yeah, just my first month! Having a blog is much more time consuming than what I expected, but it’s also […]

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Heavenly Blue

Heavenly Blue

Summers in Washington, D.C. are so hot and humid that I wish I could escape to the beach every weekend. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet had the chance to go even once this year (this situation has to change very soon!). I’m dreaming of relaxing on the beach for hours, looking at the magnificent ocean.  The sound of the […]

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Simply Graceful

Simply Graceful

Choosing the right jewelry for an outfit is as important as combining the pieces that will make up the ensemble. The right accessories can transform a simple outfit into a head-turning one, and the wrong accessories can accomplish the opposite. My favorite jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets; seldom do I wear rings. This year, I have embraced simplicity by wearing a single, […]

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Summer Escapades

Summer Escapades

During this time of year, many people, including me, enjoy taking trips to new destinations. I would like to share an example of the outfits I wear on these occasions. When I travel to a new city, I walk long distances every day, trying to see as many places as possible. For this reason, I select […]

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Perennially in Season

Perennially in Season

  Among basic clothing pieces suitable not only for summer and spring but for the entire year is the classic, button-down white shirt. White shirts are not simply a seasonal trend that appears and disappears but are featured in designers’ collections all year long. Like many women, I have a weakness, inherited from my mother, for […]

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Going beyond the Basics

Going beyond the Basics

Every year, when higher temperatures arrive, I can’t wait to store my winter clothes deep in the back of the closet and break out the lighter pieces! Among the spring and summer must-haves that I enjoy wearing during these seasons is a pair of shorts. Many times I like to give this summer staple a touch of sophistication […]

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Stylish Independence

Stylish Independence

Independence Day is this coming Saturday, and many of us are excited to have a long weekend of celebrations and gatherings with friends and relatives. This holiday is among my three favorite (the other two are Christmas and Thanksgiving), because throughout the nation many people get together to engage in spirited, communal activities. For example, […]

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From Day to Night – Ethereal White

From Day to Night – Ethereal White

During summer and spring I wear all-white outfits very often. I love how easy it is to transform them from elegant office wear into stylish night ensembles. A white outfit is the perfect blank canvas to draw attention to any accessory. Today I chose a white shirt and skirt as the basic pieces that can be worn to […]

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A City Safari

A City Safari

Shirtdresses are among my summer must-have pieces. I like this style, because you can effortlessly look chic in these dresses and depending on how you accessorize them, you can use them at work, on a casual weekend, at the beach, or even for a party. Lately I have been on the lookout for an earth-tone shirtdress, […]

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All about the Shades

All about the Shades

Sunglasses are a fabulous style accessory and my favorite. I have been accustomed to wearing them since I had LASIK eye surgery years ago. I used to wear a pair only on sunny days until I heard that even on overcast days your eyes can be damaged by the powerful UV rays. Now, if I am outdoors, I always have my shades […]

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