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Rainbows

Fashion

Malone Souliers – Brushstroke – 06.02.2016

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shoes by Malone Souliers | top by Isabel Marant old (similar here and hereskirt by Clover Canyon sold out (similar here and hereclutch by Hugo Boss

Shoes can create the outfit and the designer of the pair of shoes I am wearing agrees.  Mary Alice Malone, creative director and co-founder of the brilliant emerging label Malone Souliers, says “shoes are really the one thing in a look that determine the rest of the look, whether you picked them first or last in choosing your outfit, they make you rethink.”

Many days I wake up and just don’t have it in me to put on a busy print or try very hard.  With a few basic, solid pieces all I need is a spectacular pair of shoes to do the work for me.  This is one of the easiest ways to have a little extra edge and still remain sane getting all of your crazy morning tasks done and out the door on time.

I have picked some of my favorite shoes that can make an outfit easily below.

Malone Souliers:

Other Statement Shoes:

Fashion

Christopher Kane – Kennedy Recreation Center – 05.06.2016

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When fashion speaks to you, you should listen!  That is exactly what happened when I encountered this Christopher Kane skirt.  I was extremely drawn to the bright colors, fringe details and uniqueness of this skirt.  This skirt is one of the most immediate purchases I have ever made (I usually ruminate for days).

When it comes to fashion, if your instinct is overwhelmingly positive towards a piece of clothing, I guarantee you will find ways to wear it.  This skirt seemed very impractical, but I have worn this skirt many times and I will continue to.

All things Christopher Kane fringe:

Similar items:

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer.

Culture

Sonia Rykiel – The Colonel – 03.15.2016

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jacket by Sonia Rykiel | purse by Emily Cho | shirt by Three Dots | jeans by J. Brand | shoes by Kate Spade

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.

Other Rainbows I love:

Photo Information:  Photos by Anna Meyer.  Photos taken at The Colonel building in Shaw in front of the No Kings Collective Go-Go Mural.

About the Mural (from the No Kings Collective site):

“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.”