Vibrant Print

A friend of mine got married this past weekend in Napa Valley.  She had a beautiful Indian wedding ceremony and a lot of the female guests (outside of the immediate family) were dressed in saris.  To emulate the same festive and colorful feeling, I wore this maxi skirt in a mustard yellow and royal blue pattern.  It was a random find I discovered during a weekend stroll through Eastern Market.  I loved the vibrant print and volume and thought it would be perfect for the occasion. Continue reading “Vibrant Print”

Post Holiday Sequins

SEE LARK! | Post Holiday Sequins

We are all probably experiencing a little bit of the post-holiday blues.  Gifts are all unwrapped, the last champagne has been consumed, and you are packing away your sequins/glitter/feathered garments for next year’s holiday events. Good news folks…you don’t have to pack away your festive wear.  There are great ways to incorporate these pieces in the new year.  Case in point, look at the sequins leggings.  It’s dressy yet practical for more than the occasional cocktail party. This is especially true for the pair I scored from Boutique Chic Auctions.  I am usually wary of sequins since the backside can be scratchy against the skin; however, this pair has a warm and cozy lining and the best part is that it’s super budget-friendly.  I dressed them down for daytime wear with an oversized “boyfriend” shirt which is my go-to top these days. Continue reading “Post Holiday Sequins”

2014 Outfit Round-Up

SEE LARK! | 2014 Outfit Round-Up

This is such a cliche, but time really flies when you are having fun. This year has been especially busy with a new role at work to start off the year and a new baby to end it. Through it all, personal style was my drishti in times of stress. While taking a look back at my outfits from this year, I picked out a few of my favorites. I predict these style elements make a repeat appearance in 2015. Continue reading “2014 Outfit Round-Up”

Flowy

SEE LARK! | Flowy

Summer time means maxi dresses and Tibi makes one of my favorite flowy maxis.  I have been drooling over this open back style ever since I first laid eyes on it a couple of years ago, but given the high price tag and the fact it was sold out, I thought it would only be a figment of my fashion imagination. Continue reading “Flowy”

Waiting

SEE LARK! | Waiting

These days, it seems almost impossible to go out to dinner without making reservations far in advance.  That’s why I appreciate restaurants who leave room for walk-ins so that we can be a little spontaneous from time to time.  Hubby and I went to Red Hen, one of favorite DC restaurants, for a TGIF celebration. Continue reading “Waiting”

Shiny Sparkly

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I am sucker for anything shiny and sparkly.  Whenever I shop (which is almost all the time), I always seem to find that $300 pair of sequin shorts or crystal-encrusted cocktail dress.  Sadly, I have to apply my “practical” filter and refrain from buying since most of these items are too fancy for me to wear enough to justify the price tag, even with a Rule of Three. Continue reading “Shiny Sparkly”

Favorites

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I must admit, I play favorites. I have a favorite lipstick, food, nephew (okay I only have one nephew)…even a favorite spot in my home.  In the city where space is a commodity, I live tall in a three-story house where the stairway between the second and third floor takes first prize.   Continue reading “Favorites”

Gray Expectations

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Gray is one of my favorite colors to wear.  Some may think it drab but I find it to be a great foundational color, creating a canvas for a bold and bright hue.   Continue reading “Gray Expectations”

Garden Party

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A late afternoon wedding in a vineyard calls for garden party attire. This phrase generates thoughts of bright colors, prints, and patterns. I wasn’t planning on going literal but this Ted Baker dress captures the essence of the term. Continue reading “Garden Party”

Catalina Wine Mixer

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I love sparkles and I especially love sparkles when they come already affixed to a cocktail dress. With a garb like this, there isn’t need for any other embellishments. Continue reading “Catalina Wine Mixer”