A Faux-Fur First

A Faux-Fur First

  The arrival of December brought cold, cloudy, and rainy days to the D.C. area. The day I had these photos taken, daylight had almost disappeared by 4 o’clock. I had been eating ice-cream at a shop (as an ice-cream lover, cold weather doesn’t stop me from enjoying a cone), and before I came out to […]

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Wrapped in Fleece

Wrapped in Fleece

Today’s board features pieces that caught my attention while looking at different websites in search of fabulous deals. Since it’s getting colder by the day, I put together a cozy outfit I could wear during the weekends and on dates with my husband or friends. Isn’t the fleece jacket cute? When it gets really cold, I […]

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The Ruffle Effect

The Ruffle Effect

  Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I had four relaxing days during which I enjoyed the company of my family while watching movies and eating our favorite treats. I also took advantage of Black Friday by picking up a pair of beige suede booties (like the ones I’m wearing […]

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Everything Is Just Peachy

Everything Is Just Peachy

I’m always on the look out for skirts with an appropriate style and length to wear at work. During this online search, I found this lovely peach-colored skirt. I’m enchanted by its design, and the fabric, according to the reviews, is of high quality. This midi skirt could easily be styled for work or for one […]

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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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Delivering Results

Delivering Results

It’s been a couple of years since I owned a leather jacket. The last time I invested in one, I ended up disappointed because that piece was a light brown suede jacket that became dirty more often than expected and resulted in high dry-cleaning expenses. This year I was open to real as well as faux […]

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An Instant Transformation

An Instant Transformation

If you want to transform a simple outfit into a stylish and chic look, you just need to add a faux-fur vest. This versatile and cozy piece is ideal for layering and mixing with different textures. Today’s inspiration board features a vest I recently saw online and would like to try on. Every time I have an item on my radar, I imagine all […]

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The Perennial Blue

The Perennial Blue

  Today I’m excited to introduce my new classic jacket. You can’t imagine how long I’ve been looking for a denim piece that would fullfil my requirements for wash, length, and fit. I pair denim jackets with almost everything, and the first time I wore this new piece, I created a double denim look with soft pink touches. When […]

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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 Piece For All Seasons

A Piece For All Seasons

  Until this year, I’ve only owned two drop-waist dresses. I liked and admired the silhouette on other women but always gravitated towards other styles. Today, I’m excited to share with you a shirtdress that has stolen my heart. I love its straight cut and flowy, wavy skirt. While the colors and print of this dress are ideal for fall, […]

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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 Colorful Weave Flashback

A Colorful Weave Flashback

When shopping for clothes, I’m always looking for that ‘something special’ that makes them distinctive. Today’s skirt first caught my attention because it reminded me of traditional colorful weaves I’ve seen in some Latin American countries. The delicate fringe and bright fall colors provided the extra incentive I needed to make the purchase. It won’t be very difficult for you to guess which […]

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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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An Exceptional Find

An Exceptional Find

 Not at all your average pencil skirt… When I saw this skirt online yesterday, I  immediately added it to my wish list (desperately trying to remain patient until a store promotion finally induces me to click the purchase button!). When choosing clothing for work, I tend toward the classic style; however, I prefer pieces featuring […]

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Can’t Stop “Vesting”

Can’t Stop “Vesting”

I’m so excited to share with you today’s look since it features one of the most wearable trends of the new season: the vest. I already shared an outfit showcasing this double-breasted long vest a couple of weeks ago when I first paired it with my perfect mini pleated skirt (see that post here). Since […]

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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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In Need of Knits

In Need of Knits

Until this past weekend, summer temperatures still lingered in D.C. To celebrate fall’s arrival yesterday, a group of friends and I enjoyed a mid-morning breakfast at a new café in my neighborhood. Since mornings are chilly but not cold and the weather rapidly warms up, I wore this oversized sleeveless sweater. This knit tunic, featuring deep […]

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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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Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

Happy Monday! I hope you had a delightful weekend and are ready for a new week. I usually want the weekends to last longer. However, I’m happy this week has already started since Pope Francis will arrive here, Washington, D.C., tomorrow. Consider me one of his many big admirers. Now, on another note, today’s look features a peplum […]

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A ‘Short’ Story

A ‘Short’ Story

Now that the temperature is starting to drop, I’m holding on tightly to my favorite summer pieces for as long as I can. As I have mentioned before, I feel a deep love for shorts. This summer, I wore them virtually all the time and only gave them a rest when I suffered many mosquito bites that were […]

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A First Time Favorite

A First Time Favorite

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend! I didn’t do anything special this time; I just ran some errands, cooked for the week, and relaxed with my family. I always enjoy staying at home, eating pizza, and watching a good movie. Now, let’s talk about today’s look. I’ve finally purchased my first long vest! […]

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Adding a Little Edge

Adding a Little Edge

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite basic go-to outfits. To create a chic and stylish look, I combined a pair of skinny jeans with this unique top that mixes different textures. The faux leather in the front adds a touch of edginess to this versatile piece and to […]

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A Minimalist Summer Formula

A Minimalist Summer Formula

One reason I enjoy summer so much is that creating a stylish outfit becomes such a simple affair. Today’s look is the result of my summer outfit formula (a cute, comfortable dress + heels) for getting ready quickly and going out on a date. I’m enchanted by this dress because its print reminds me of abstract artwork and its cut cools me down on […]

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Letting the Brightness Bloom

Letting the Brightness Bloom

Hello! Good morning! I imagine those of you who will enjoy a long weekend are, like me, eager for Friday to arrive. I  hope there will be great Labor Day sales since I experience a thrill whenever I manage to acquire a lovely piece at a fabulous price (especially if it’s something I’ve had my eye on for […]

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Artworks in Blue

Artworks in Blue

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I enjoyed mine very much. On Saturday I finally had enough time to spend a couple of hours at The National Gallery of Art, one of my favorite places in Washington, D.C. Going to this gallery is one of several activities I enjoy with my […]

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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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A Fashion Icon – Le Smoking Tuxedo Jacket

A Fashion Icon – Le Smoking Tuxedo Jacket

To portray elegance and style, we don’t need luxurious items. Having said that, I think there are pieces worth investing in. These pieces have unique designs and can be worn or used year after year. They are not merely trending pieces that are special for a couple of months and then disappear; they can be designated […]

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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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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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