"Feeling unique is a habit you shouldn't give up."

- Alberto Fermani

"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days that is the most intriguing."

-Alexander Wang


Morocco, Baby!

I'm off to Marrakech tomorrow for a little over a week so I will be totally and completely unavailable to blog! But I am sure I will have lots of good stuff to tell you when I get back.

In the meantime, my suitcase has grown beyond my control. I started out so well, taking pictures of outfits, eliminating too many pairs of shoes, being very practical. But then the weather turned unseasonably warm there (97 degrees tomorrow!), and I have to be somewhat covered up but I don't want to be wearing jackets in that kind of heat so... blah, blah, blah. Anyway, the clothes I'm bringing will pretty much cover any situation in heat, cold, desert, city, camel ride or taxi ride. Seriously. I am very prepared.

Can't wait to share the pictures!

Laila Tiaba!


The Dress Was the Winner!

Me and My Love

Last night, Josh and I went to the HRC Annual Dinner. It was a wonderful night where we made some new friends, saw an outstanding performance by Cirque de Soleil, and listened to some AMAZING speeches. If you haven't yet heard of Corey Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, you will soon. Wow! If he ends up in the White House, I wouldn't be one bit surprised. I hope all of my friends from New Jersey vote for him in his race for the Governor's seat. The summation of Mr. Booker's speech is this- Amercia has not yet realized it's goal of liberty and justice for all. We are still working towards that. And the sooner people stop thinking of this battle as a "gay rights" battle, the better. This is a HUMAN rights battle.

Needless to say, the night was emotional. However, on a more shallow and superficial level, I was having fun because I got to dress up- and you know how I love a fancy party! The dress was the winner. I chickened out on the sequin tube top, mostly because I had eaten four pieces of pizza at my son's birthday party earlier in the day. Hahaha! Anyway, it's hard to see because the pictures are a little dark but here I am. The dress is by A.L.C.. The CRAZY GORGEOUS shoes are by Miu Miu. Around my neck was a vintage necklace by Judith Leiber and a 19th century pearl necklace to name two. (I had a little soiree de cou goin' on!), and lots of bracelets by Alexis Bittar, Ben Amun for Isaac Manevitz and more. I was heavily jewerly laden! Finally, the black fringe jacket is by BCBG.

I'm already looking forward to next year!

ahhh....the shoes.

Comfy, I swear!


What To Wear to the HRC Annual Dinner?

I have been so remiss with blogging for the past month. Frankly, I just ran out of steam. Not about ideas for things to wear and there certainly is no shortage of content from all the fashion shows. No... I just got tired of having to do it all the time. Sorry about that. But I'm going to try and make a comeback so bear with me.

Up next in my life (not including the YMCA Alexandria 5k race and my son's 4th birthday party on Saturday) is the HRC Annual Dinner on Saturday night! I LOVE any chance to dress up so of course I've been obsessing.

I know what I'm wearing... but you don't. Here are two looks that I've tossed about and one of them (well... a close version of it) will be walking in to the most fabulous party of the year. Take a guess which one it will be. I'll post a picture so you know if you guessed correctly!
Which To Wear

Alice + Olivia alice olivia / ASOS sequin top / Mango straight jacket / A.L.C. slim fit pants / Miu Miu platform booties / Charlotte Olympia platform pumps / Erickson Beamon rose earrings / Kenneth Jay Lane emerald earrings