Kicking off the Party Season in Feathers

Kicking off the Party Season in Feathers

Last weekend some friends organized a party to welcome the holiday season. This was the perfect opportunity to wear this fun feather skirt I purchased during the Thanksgiving weekend. I was planning to wear it on New Years’s Eve but couldn’t wait that long. What can I say?! I’m enchanted by feathers! I recently shared […]

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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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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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Falling For Feathers

Falling For Feathers

  Since I first saw feather details on some pieces like this long sleeve top from Kate Spade or this tank from Tibi, I wanted a sleeveless top with a feathered-hem that I could wear at one of the parties I’ll attend during the holiday season. Just recently, I was very fortunate to find the perfect top at Bloomingdale’s and immediately combined it with a […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 Flowery Statement

A Flowery Statement

Hi! Good morning! I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. I spent a fantastic couple of days in New York City. Unfortunately, my weekend trips are always too short for all my planned activities. This visit I didn’t have enough time to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, I did […]

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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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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 Evening in Monochrome

An Evening in Monochrome

During summer and spring I enjoy wearing colorful pieces. However, an all-black look is my go-to option all year round. A monochromatic outfit is easily put together and embodies a sense of effortless sophistication. For an early dinner with my husband, I wore a halter, my favorite style of top, with wide-leg pants. I love […]

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The Big Hunt

The Big Hunt

Happy Friday! For several days we all were taking advantage of the splendid offers featured in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Now that this eagerly awaited event is over, we can focus on hunting for summer pieces on sale at our other favorite stores. Last weekend, I visited Bloomingdale’s and found several racks of  price-reduced items […]

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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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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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A Ballerina Dream

A Ballerina Dream

  Every year I enjoy to the fullest a new ballet season at the Kennedy Center. I took ballet classes for several years, and now that my ballerina years are in the past, I have a great time when my mother and I go to the theater to see some of the best ballet companies […]

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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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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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Enamored with Floating Blooms

Enamored with Floating Blooms

One of the fashion trends I have eagerly embraced this year is the floral print. I like the large and vibrant floral patterns that contrast with my dark hair as much as the smaller, delicate bloom designs that give my outfits a special feminine touch. A second trend that I have adopted is the cropped tops. I […]

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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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