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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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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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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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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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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Whispering in Pink

Whispering in Pink

What color is more feminine and romantic than soft pink? This color is one of my favorites, and I tend to wear pale pink pieces especially during summer and spring. In spring, this shade of pink reminds me of delicate flowers starting to bloom, especially the magnificent cherry blossoms here in D.C. Wearing this tone makes […]

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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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Make It Special for Dad

To celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special days, such as Father’s Day (this coming weekend), I  like to plan activities with my family or friends. I enjoy giving and receiving presents (I cannot lie; I love gifts!), but the unforgettable part of these occasions is the time I spend with the people I care about. I am lucky to […]

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A Tropical Statement

A Tropical Statement

Hello! Today I am very excited to share with you my first post. I wanted to start this blog in spring, since it is my favorite season and thus the inspiration for the blog’s name. Spring, to me, represents life, energy, vibrant colors, and in general, positive attitudes and happiness. For this special occasion, I […]

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