September 30, 2014

Splurge or Save: Black Mules

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It's taken me awhile to get behind the fact that mules have made a comeback. When I think 'mule', I think clunky, 90s styles - but 2014's mules are much more polished and sleek. Enter this pair from Gianvito Rossi. They're gorgeous, but at $677, a little unattainable for most of us. Lucky for those gals on a budget, Express has a similar pair for less than $80.



Splurge: Gianvito Rossi Leather Mules ($677)
Save: Express Pointed Toe Two Piece Runway Mule ($79.90)


Shop more stylish mules under $150...

September 29, 2014

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to the Dar be Dar Fashion Show at Bethesda's Cesco Co2 Lounge

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I'm excited to partner with my friends at Moki Media to bring you a fun little giveaway for a fashion show in Bethesda, taking place on September 30.  Designer Tala Raassi of Dar be Dar will be showcasing her 2014 resort swimwear collection at Cesco Osteria's Co2 Lounge, and you can enter to win two tickets - one for you, and one for a friend!

Entry is easy - just use the Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be announced tomorrow afternoon via email. Good luck!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dar-be-dar-fashion-show-tickets-12965938471

a Rafflecopter giveaway

September 25, 2014

The Weekend Agenda | September 26-28, 2014

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https://www.behance.net/gallery/Welcome-to-the-Weekend/10664339
Image via Daniel Palacios.

Looking for something to do this weekend in the DMV? Check out these events happening in and around DC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

Friday | September 26, 2014
Capitol Hill: North Carolina Society's Annual BBQ, Bluegrass & Beer Festival 
H Street: Activated! Art4All DC Launch Party
Shaw: Media Rise Festival
Shaw: No Kings Collective 5th Year Anniversary Event 
 
Saturday | September 27, 2014
Multiple neighborhoods: Art All Night in the District
Capitol Hill: Barracks Row Fall Festival
Arlington, VA: 17th Annual Clarendon Day
NOMA: 11th Annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair at Union Market 

Capitol Hill/ArmoryDas Best Oktoberfest
Dupont/Logan Circle: Truck It Food Festival
Capitol Hill/Armory: D.C. United vs. Philly Union
16th Street Heights: Walk for the Animals for the Washington Humane Society
Anacostia: FIGMENT DC

Silver Spring, MD: 8th Annual South Silver Spring Street Fest

Georgetown: Shoptoberfest at Cady's Alley

Shaw: No Kings Collective 5th Year Anniversary Event 
Mosaic District, VA: Swirl & Sip Wine Life Festival 
Tyson's Corner, VA: Fashion Rocks at Macy's 
Georgetown: Smith Point's 14th Anniversary Party 
 
Sunday | September 28, 2014

Anacostia: FIGMENT DC
Downtown: DC Turkish Festival

Dupont: STK's Sunday Funday Brunch
Bethesda, MD: Madewell x Stylesmiths at Westfield Montgomery Mall
Georgetown: Shoptoberfest at Cady's Alley

Around DC: The United States Botanic Garden

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I had a few hours to kill this past weekend and decided to spend them wandering around one of my favorite 'touristy' spots in DC - the Botanic Garden - with my camera. I went around 4:00 on Sunday, which ended up being a great time to go; the crowds were winding down and I was able to take photos without having to dodge too many people.

Below are some snaps from a relaxing few hours at the gardens...