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Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

I am head over heels that it’s Friday and for no particular reason either. I guess it’s just the feeling of the upcoming weekend, the ability to shut out work for a couple of days, and sleeping in (while I still can) are reasons enough.  Hope you get the chance to slow down and enjoy time with your loved ones.  Happy weekend!

  • EAT.  David Chang is bringing sexy Momofuku back to DC. Proving that DC has some great eats to compete with the best. As a bonus, Milk Bar will also be opening…delish!
  • DO.  My feet are a little less cooperative with heels these days, well it’s more like my calves, so reading this article on how to style sneakers are giving me some great ideas to stay comfy and stylish.

Late Summer

SEE LARK! | Late Summer

As much as I am looking forward to Fall, I am trying to soak up as much of Summer as I can.  Straw hats and short dresses are the epitome of a lazy, “nothing to do”, warm August afternoon.  I choose an all black ensemble.  I know what you are thinking, isn’t that reserved for colder months and New Yorkers?  Noir get-ups can totally work for Summer, just look for lighter fabrics and pieces appropriate for the weather in question (i.e., sandals instead of knee high boots, but you are all smart and probably already knew that!).  This shirt dress was light and airy, perfect for disguising the salad with buerre blanc sance and a side of fries I consumed at lunch.  Oops. Read more

Wanted: Hip Kid Style

SEE LARK! | Hip Kid Style

Hubby and I actually found out the gender of our baby early on in the pregnancy (as a byproduct of modern-day testing) and I am excited to share with you that it’s a boy!  Honestly, I would have been happy with any gender, the saying “as long as they are healthy” never ringed so true. So as the weeks progress, I have been more focused on preparation and my online skillz has led me to the wonderful realm of kids fashion and styling.  Correction. Hip kids fashion and styling.  Let’s face it, having a baby shouldn’t be all seriousness and putting all your unfulfilled dreams onto your unborn child.  You have to have some fun and these little tots are not only adorably stylish, they make me laugh.  Here are some of my favorite inspo pics, especially the last one!   Read more

Oh La La

SEE LARK! | Oh La La

Wearing stripes always makes me feel like a Parisienne. You’d think that horizontal stripes would not be a friend to a growing figure but it can actually be quite flattering if you choose the right shape.  Go for a more form-fitting design and wear it with something that has a defined shape and angles like a blazer or a long sleeve collared shirt. Throw on a red lip and voilà!   Read more

Jewelry Makes The Best Souvenirs

SEE LARK! | Jewelry Makes The Best Souvenirs

While attending a family wedding, I heard the most beautiful toast to the bride and groom from the bride’s brother. Their father had passed away about a year before and the brother (man of honor) did a magnificent job of channeling his spirit and humor through the speech. One of their father’s words of wisdom on marriage was to always insist on buying jewelry for your wife when on vacation.   Read more

Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

The weather has been eerily pleasant for the month of August (I hope I haven’t jinxed us all) and it has really added to an extra jolt of pleasantness to my mood. Therefore, no matter what comes my way, my mantra has been “It’s okay”…perhaps it’s a new derivation of  “Don’t worry, be happy”? Ah, fuggedaboutit! Read more

Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

Last week I wrote a post called Inspiration vs. Imitation which explored the boundaries of borrowing from designs and straight up copying.  I am excited to say that this post made it to the latest IFB Links à la Mode, which represents the top 20 read-worthy fashion/personal style posts of the week.  I wrote it back in January and just sat on it for about eight months.  Part of the hesitation was due to the concern that I may offend someone putting such a topic out there and part of me thought I wouldn’t do the topic much justics.  After much hemming and hawing, I went for it!  The lessons learned here is to share what interests you and that it’s okay to not be an expert on the topic of interest.  Do your research and present the facts in hopes to educate yourself and others.  I hope you have a chance to read it and the 19 other wonderful articles on the list.

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Warrior

SEE LARK! | Warrior

Maternity style tends to lean toward the sweet-side of things. Since I like my outfits with a little more edge, I have found that the best way dilute the sugar is through accessories. I love a good gladiator sandal and ones that go up to the knee offer a great contrast to a white shift dress. Read more

Home Design Q&A

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My reason for starting SEE LARK! was to create a venue to share my passion and love for fashion, travel, food and interior design. Since buying my first home in 2010, I have honed in my decorating skills and learned a lot along the journey.  Therefore, after getting some questions about where to find inspiration when styling a home, I decided to share some of my tips here with you! Read more

Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

Did the cake pops get your attention?  Good.  Now where can I get some cake pops?! In all seriousness, I can’t believe it’s August already.  I am secretly excited because it means Fall and that means leather jackets, coats, and layers.  Is it wrong to judge the season by how many pieces of clothing and accessories one can wear? Read more

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