handbag Gucci Dyonysis Blooms small (purchased at CityCenterDC location) | blazer by Zadig and Voltaire (purchased at CityCenterDC location) | jeans by J Brand | shirt by J Crew | shoes by Kate Spade
Because Gucci, sigh. There are few designers I have ever legitimately lusted over and with Alessandro Michele at the helm steering all things creative at Gucci, EVERYTHING he has been designing is something to swoon over.
You may recall back in December I posted this photo on instagram telling you I had purchased/splurged (understatement) on my Christmas, birthday, Women’s History month, etc. gift to myself for the year. Well here is her grand debut; the Gucci Blooms Dionysis (for Greek God see here).
I know in DC many of us women and men save and splurge on that one big item. What makes splurging in DC so fun now, is that we have more designers with a presence in DC than ever, not to mention the Gucci downtown where everything in the store is amazing. You now have so many options to expand outside of the safe, predictable tote bag that everyone is carrying (why be like everyone else) and pick something unique. DC has evolved greatly in the fifteen years I have lived here and there is now more style, fresh looks, and designers present than we have ever had! Carpe diem!
Gucci Dionysis bags:
skirt by Nigerian born and London based designer Duro Olowu | jacket by Billy Reid (similar here and here)| shoes by Kate Spade | purse by Alexander McQueen
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.
sweatshirt by Parisian designer Michaela Buerger | pants by Michael Kors | clutch by Hugo Boss | shoes by Kate Spade
I am a huge fan of the sweatshirt dressing trend. It was two spring fashion seasons ago that designers started pairing sweatshirts with fancy skirts, dresses, and pants on the runways. Now most every store has unique and creative sweatshirt styles available. What could have been a short-lived trend, has taken off and become an easy way to be dressy and comfortable at the same time. This is definitely a look that women of every generation can embrace and for multiple occasions. I even think professional women in DC can wear the sweatshirt look to the office on a casual Friday if balanced with a dressy skirt or leather pants.
A few of my favorite designers who pioneered this look include Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Christopher Kane.
Here are some of the sweatshirts I recommend:
Photo Information: Photos taken by Anna Meyer at 10th and G Street, NW.