Shopping at consignment stores is a great way to expand your wardrobe on a budget. It is also a way to find unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. I found the featured Judith Leiber bag at 2nd Time Around in Georgetown and I absolutely love it.
About the Art: Gean Carlos Martinez is a visual artist from the Dominican Republic. He immigrated to the US, and his early teens quickly gravitated toward graffiti art. An avid student of style Martinez has participated in dozens of public murals and served as an assistant artist to many of the District’s most well-known muralists. Martinez serves as Sargent at Arms for the Double Down Kings graffiti crew.
*Thank you to 2nd Time Around for partnering with me in 2016.
One of the reining styles of spring/summer is lace. The styles are feminine, beautiful and practical. That’s right, practical and these lace styles go way beyond the bedroom. You can also look professional and sophisticated wearing lace.
The look I am wearing would be pushing the limits for the office, but with a camisole underneath you could certainly wear this look for a work related event. I have also picked some of my favorite lace looks for the office below.
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Check out more spring/summer styles featured in my Fashionably Famous column for FamousDChere.
Photo Information: Photos by Anna Meyer. Photos taken atDacha Beer Gardenin Shaw. Mural of Elizabeth Taylor by by Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev, more details from BadWolf DChere.
Chasing rainbows is actually obtainable this spring. Rainbows are everywhere and I am absolutely loving it! It may be the nostalgia of the many mornings I spent glued to the tv watching Rainbow Brite as a child, but whatever it is, I think rainbows present a fun opportunity to add some flare to an outfit. Fortunately designers have made sophisticated styles like the jacket I am wearing in these photos by Sonia Rykiel. There are even more subdued was to wear rainbows, check out the cork speckled sandals featured in my shopping picks below.
“The Go-Go Mural at the Colonel celebrates the cultural history of the District of Columbia. The mural is a nod both to the deep history of go-go music and culture as well as the importance of printing and posters within that scene. Centrally featured in the courtyard of the building and visible from the street, the mural aims to integrate history and traditional culture to new construction by including key figures and themes that are part of go-go culture.”
In the spirit of this post, here’s one of the best, original DC go-go jams ever! The Junkyard Band’s “Sardines.”
I think we are ALL ready for spring and thank goodness DC is finally seeing some amazingly warm temperatures. As you transition your fashion into springtime I always advise mixing a little winter (the black leather jacket) with bright playful spring colors and prints. I will admit I lost my signature spanx tights probably a bit too early and should have used some Charlotte Tilsbury Supermodel instant bronzer on my legs for these photos, but I was just so eager to get out and embrace the gorgeous weather we have had the past few days in DC! Happy springtime DC, let’s hope it sticks around this time!
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Photo Information: Photos taken by Anna Meyer at the National Portrait Gallery, home of the new “President Underwood” portrait that will be on display through mid-October.