#DCFW: Style of a Gemini takes on DC Fashion Week 2018

#DCFW: Style of a Gemini takes on DC Fashion Week 2018

February 22-28th marked 2018 DC Fashion Week. I’ve only been to one other fashion show in my life. It was seven years ago, and I had come all the way across PA to watch my sister’s Senior Showcase in Philadelphia. I had done a good bit of sewing my own designs at that point, but it was nothing compared to what I saw. My sister’s collection was Afroglam to the fullest, featuring ankara fabrics before wearing daishikis became trendy. The evening of the show, I helped her into a leather mermaid dress and watched her and her friends in awe. After years of watching shows like America’s Next Top Model through the screen, the runway experience had come to life. read more


Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard: Featuring a distressed turtleneck sweater dress, a chestnut fringe clutch and tan ankle booties

It’s 2018 and my life is hectic. So much action has been packed into the last few weeks! I went home for the holidays, came back and saw friends from out of town, came back to a crazy hectic workplace and now I’m working on moving. Whew! Life comes at you fast, and my blog posts got pushed back further and further. But two weeks ago I visited CityCenterDC for winter restaurant week, and it’s so instagrammable, so I had to capture some shots! read more


Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party

Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party: Featuring a midi-length wine velvet pephem dress and gold chrome pumps

So I love going to my office’s holiday party. It’s pretty much all of my favorite things–dressing up, free food, free drinks, and dancing! However, dressing for the office holiday party isn’t always easy. My first year, I spent weeks scouring the internet and local stores for the perfect dress. I didn’t want to be overdressed and stand out in a bad way, but being under-dressed is right up there with spiders and two-headed animal crackers on my List of Things I Hate. I felt like my only option was to get it right the first time. read more


With a Cherry on Top: Wearing Fall’s Hottest Color

With a Cherry on Top: Featuring a cherry red v-neck sweater, a plaid pencil mini skirt and over the knee boots

In case you’ve been underground the last few months, the color dominating fall is cherry red. If you read my previous post on fall trends according to your zodiac sign, you know that this color was all over the Fall/Winter ’17 runways, and I’m loving it. Red isn’t an uncommon color for fall and winter, but it usually comes in the more subdued shade of wine. As fashion has gotten louder as a whole, it’s no surprise we’ve turned up the volume on red as well. read more


The Jamaica Lookbook: My Guide to Looking Like I’ve Done this Before

The Jamaica Lookbook: My Guide to Looking Like I've Done this Before

So before November 1st, I had never been out of the country before. Since graduating college, I’ve been tackling a lot of “firsts” in my life, and this year one of my goals was to travel internationally for the first time. Going to Jamaica started out as an innocent suggestion from my boyfriend, but once the idea was there, it locked in. I’d officially been biten by the travel bug. read more


MisManaging My Stress in the New Fall Season

(Mis)Managing My Stress in the New Fall Season: Featuring a psychedelic slip dress and patent black ankle boots

Although you’d barely notice by going outside, the seasons have officially changed. September 21st was the first day of fall, and it was also about 85°F here. The change was subtle. For me, a seasonal allergy sufferer, I slowly began waking up with a stuffy nose and sneezing fits. Though the sun stayed strong, the humidity in the city dropped. I even started getting sick of my summer clothes. The shift was occurring even while it looked like everything was staying the same. read more