Posts tagged Ann Taylor

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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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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Gentle Autumn Pastels

Gentle Autumn Pastels

  Late November features some of the most interesting changes of the autumn season. Day by day, the vibrant colors of October begin to soften almost imperceptibly. That’s why pastels, which some only consider wearing in the spring, perfectly complement the slow approach of winter. Pastels such as light purple wonderfully harmonize with the delicate, gently […]

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A Welcome to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A Welcome to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  This week I’ve started to become very excited about Christmas. I love Christmas songs (especially those with a happy tune), Christmas movies (I always watch at least these three: “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Elf”, and “A Christmas Carol”),  Christmas cookies as well as panettone (with a a glass of cold milk, of course), and the excitement […]

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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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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 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 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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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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A Pleated Debut

A Pleated Debut

  Since I first saw pleated skirts of different lengths and materials make their appearance in magazines, stores, and blogs, I started a search for one that would perfectly fit me. Finally, I can introduce my ideal pleated skirt. The skirt features flattering pleats that move freely from side to side as I walk. I chose this uneven length sweater (the back […]

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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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An Early Milestone

An Early Milestone

Yesterday was my 3rd month blog anniversary (a truly joyful event for me)! As recently as four months ago, I had no idea how to create a blog, wasn’t active on social media, and was somewhat camera shy. In spite of these challenges, my blog has reached the quarter-year mark! As much as I enjoy sharing […]

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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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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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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 Reinvigorated Classic

A Reinvigorated Classic

Although fall is exactly one month away, the current temperature and humidity here in Washington, D.C. are almost unbearably high. While looking for late summer pieces at different stores, I saw a number of beautiful floral dresses. One of them, featuring large flowers, reminded me of this dress, which I’ve owned for a while now. […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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