"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


Leather Love

You might not think of leather as a typical Spring fabric but this season's versions are lightweight and buttery soft. While I know the thought of wearing it in a DC summer is ridiculous (I won't even wear cuff bracelets when the humidity makes it feel like 100 degrees), I think of the lighter version as a three-season kind of prospect rather than just Spring. So indulge now because the weather is perfect!

Leather Love

theyskens' theory leather tank / Alice + Olivia peplum tank, $570 / Vince jacket / Vince jacket / Helmut Lang / Helmut Lang slit skirt, $410 / A.L.C. / Proenza Schouler


Underwhelmed at Target- Again

Once again, there was lots of hype surrounding the Prabal Gurung for Target capsule collection. And once again, I'm underwhelmed. This time, I didn't even bother showing up on launch day. But, as I was in this morning shopping for last  minute chocolates for the kids, I stopped to take a peak.

The positives were this: a couple of the prints were quite lovely and there was a jersey print dress that I could almost get behind, save for the cheap looking skirt attached to the bottom. The shoe collection was fantastic especially a pair of painterly, single sole pumps and a black floral print open-toe bootie. I loved the shoes.

The negatives were the same that they usually are. The fabrics by and large look cheap. The dresses are cut for girls in their teens or twenties (and I don't mean they are too skimpy they just look like they belong on really young women), and the quality of craftsmanship reflects the inexpensive price tag.

Anyway, I don't know. Maybe it's time to pack in the designer capsule collections. Except for Missoni, they have been adequate at best. My advice would be to save your money and splurge on something special that you really love. Cue the disappointed "sigh."

** In the interest of accurate information, there are reports that this collaboration was a success for Target. Success or not, I didn't like it. I guess I'm in the minority.


White Shoes

Have you heard that white shoes are back for Spring? Specifically, white stiletto pumps with a single sole. (I also see lots of platform versions but I feel like they look a little too close to "dancer" heels, if ya know what I mean. I like a classic version.) Love it or hate it, it's happening so here are a few ideas for how to do it right.

White Shoes

H&M , $6.22 / Oasis striped shirt, $59 / American Eagle Outfitters sports t shirt / Equipment blouse / Miss Real faux fur coat, $39 / Topshop army jacket / Rebecca Taylor pleated skirt / J Brand low rise jeans / Love, Zooey pants, $175 / Topshop skinny fit jeans / Manolo Blahnik white shoes / Be & D studded bag / Gold handbag, $940 / Gold handbag / Adami & Martucci leather earrings / Earrings / DANNIJO collar necklace / DRKSHDW baseball hat


What We REALLY Want for Valentine's Day!

My Valentine's gift to you, ladies, is a gift guide for your lover made up of things you might truly want to celebrate that not-so-special day. But, hey, what am I saying? Any excuse to get a gift is okay by me. The following are some overtly Valentine'sy gifts that are chic enough to keep using day after day. You can thank me later.

Those crazy cool red shoes by Michael Kors are available at The Shoe Hive. Don't buy them from zappos!

What You Really Want for V Day


Spring To Do List

February 1. I woke this morning to a chilly, wet darkness outside my window. 15 minutes later big, fat flakes of snow had completely covered the grass and cars. But alas, we were not to have a snow day this day which is JUST FINE WITH ME BECAUSE I HATE WINTER!

Get me to Spring is all that's on my mind and so I've been putting together a little list of hopes, wishes, wants, and desires to freshen my closet for warmer weather. (This is purely a Spring list. Summer pieces are yet to come.) If you're looking for trends in this, let me point out just a couple. Relaxed chic, warm weather leather, yellow, floral, 70s inspired. But mostly this is just a list of things I like.

I showed you mine. Now you show me yours.