Posts tagged Chanel

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

  My search has finally ended! For a number of weeks, I’ve been looking for a black coat with a style that will allow me to wear the piece for both casual and formal events. When I saw this coat online a week ago, I loved its standing collar and slightly fitted silhouette (the cut is […]

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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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Mustard Crush

Mustard Crush

Mustard — one of this season’s fabulous trending colors that I’m totally sold on right now! Last week,  the temperature dropped so dramatically for a couple of days (fortunately it has warmed up again!) that I needed to break out some of my coziest sweaters, among them this flowy, boxy turtleneck. I paired it with a classic pencil skirt and […]

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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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Oversized Entertainment

Oversized Entertainment

  After wearing so many colorful pieces during summer and spring, I’ve recently turned to lots of darker shades. It seems that the sudden cold front that we are experiencing in D.C. has redefined my clothes selection. This H&M sleeveless oversized tunic, one of the latest additions to my wardrobe, has been really entertaining to style. Just […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Full Style

Full Style

  Time to start a new week!  I hope you had an excellent weekend! I had time to relax at home and went out for dinner on Saturday. Last week it was Restaurant Week here in D.C., so my family and I took advantage of it and visited one of our favorite steakhouses, Fogo de Chao. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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