Posts tagged J.Crew

Gearing up for Winter

Gearing up for Winter

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the mild fall we’ve had in D.C. and the temperature will get even higher during the weekend. I’m planning to spend it outdoors since these might be the last warm days in months. I also need to get ready for the freezing days that will soon arrive; I’m hunting for a warm coat […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Fashion Treasure Hunt

A Fashion Treasure Hunt

Since I’ve seen so many of you looking fabulous in a pair of boots worn over skinny jeans or with a skirt, I’ve recently started to search for my first ever over-the-knee boots. And the stylish looks you’ve created have inspired me to purchase a new hat representing one of this autumn’s latest fashions; I’ll soon […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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