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How To Shop The Men’s Department

Hello, it’s me again! These last few months have been a reshuffling of priorities, a reorganizing of time, a period of reflection and realizing. With that vagueness out of the way… one thing that definitely remains the same is a respect for the men’s section. Or boyfriend’s/dad’s/brother’s closet – just ask permission first! That’s my […]

Opening of the Ballet Russes


On Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending the opening reception of the Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. PLEASE. Do yourself a favor and get to Washington DC to see this. Run. Do not walk.

I was so busy getting lost in heady Belle Epoque visions, unbelievable “collabs” between Picasso and Matisse and Stravinsky and Chanel and and and… that I had hardly any time to study every sketch, painting, and costume.

I’ll be returning at least twenty more times.

Drawing inspiration from the evening’s theme, I wore a mash-up of textures and colors in my go-to ballerina silhouette:  a J.Crew sequined shirt, a Mint skirt, MVP Xhileration for Target wedges, plus a trenchcoat and a little polka dot scarf for the rain (not pictured).

Modern Redux


I wore a J.Crew boiled wool sweater, an H&M cotton peplum top, silk trousers pilfered from Grandma’s closet (previously featured here when I wore them on a date), my all-time-dig alligator clutch, also from Grandma (seen often on this here blog), suede heels found at TJMaxx, a mirrored necklace given to me by my friend Emily (which was featured in one of my very first posts), my SEE glasses, and Revlon lipstick in Kiss Me Coral.

And speaking of Grandma – my family and I are headed to the great state of Florida to visit the old bird. I’m taking a much needed Vitamin D bath.

Second Run: Lake Effect

Peeps, my apologies for the semi-total-radio-silence.

I’ve been making an effort to enjoy my summer to its fruitful fullest, which translates to a lot less time at the drawing board. With my passion also (amazingly!) my vocation, I found the last few months to be instrumental in giving my brain (and my hand!) a much needed break.

I’m on my way back home to Michigan for some quality family time on our Great Lakes (I did this sketch after our trip last year). My only goal is to do a lot of NOTHING before I return to DC with a back-to-school-sharpen-your-pencils-it’s-September mindset. Please, join me in my laziness before its too late.

Cabaret at the Ambassador’s