Festive Edgy

When we think festive outfits, usually red, green, metallics, and sparkles come to mind. Even though I love those things and have a tendency to dress like Mrs. Claus around the holidays, it’s always a fun challenge to make unexpected looks merry and bright.

This midi dress fits the bill and then some, giving off some jolly vibes in muted holiday hues and luxurious mixed knit fabrics. Striped sweaters will also forever bring me back to the whimsical ones from Gap Christmas commercials growing up (anyone else?!), so the nostalgia factor is real here too. I styled the dress with a leather jacket and round sunnies for a bit more edge, neutral booties, and my loyal leopard clutch, because obviously.

Dress: Asos | Leather Jacket: Sanctuary (similar) | Shoes: Aldo (currently marked down to $50!) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Clutch: Clare V | Rings: Baublebar

A huge thanks to my long lost babe, Jess of The Smiths do Love, for editing these photos to perfection!

Spring Has Sprung

It’s my very first spring in DC and you know what that means – cherry blossoms! After the crazy winter we had (i.e. 80 degrees followed by a snowstorm), I wasn’t sure if I’d even be able to see these pretty blooms this year. But Mother Nature pulled through, starting out the spring season with a bang.

I celebrated the beautiful weather with all sleeveless everything. Sun’s out, guns out, amirite? I went with a comfy and casual grey dress, a super soft Tencel trench vest, and my new favorite spring booties. I kept up this classic look with a simple black crossbody, tortoiseshell sunglasses, my go-to Daniel Wellington watch, and dainty gold jewels. For a final feminine touch, I opted for matchy-matchy pale pink lips and nails. Spring, oh how I’ve missed you.

Dress: Abercrombie (similar here and here) | Trench Vest: Gap | Shoes: BP | Crossbody Bag: Gap (similar here)| Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Baublebar (similar) | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Ring: Baublebar | Lips: NYX (‘Pale Pink’) | Nails: Essie (‘Fiji’)