Archive for May, 2014


Bank holiday music playlist:

{Title: Lyrics from “Every Day is a Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow}

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DC Event: VIP Screening – THE POLITICS OF FASHION: D.C. UNBOXED {June 3, 2014}

THE POLITICS OF FASHION: D.C. UNBOXEDSince moving back home a little over a year ago, most of my free time is spent exploring the fashionable side of D.C. and blogging about my “fab finds”.  Just this past week, I was told by someone visiting from L.A. that there’s no fashion scene in D.C.  I must say that I totally disagree.  While our nation’s capital may not compare to New York or L.A.’s fashion industry, it still holds its own.  Apparently, I am not the only one who feels that way.  Elaine Mensah, the Director and Producer of D.C.’s first fashion documentary The Politics of Fashion: D.C. UNBOXED, will give us a first-hand look at the unexpected fashion landscape in Washington D.C.  The film will introduce some of the city’s fashion and creative influencers, industry power players, young talent, and entrepreneurs who are defying the odds of working, owning and running successful fashion businesses.  Elaine is Founder of creative + strategic fashion firm SVELTE, LLC, and specializes in business + brand consulting, creative campaign development, and brand growth strategy for the fashion industry.  She is also the Regional Director-Elect of Fashion Group International DC and Thought Leader for DC fashion news site All Things Fashion DC, a site I visit often.  (Note to self: I must meet this amazing woman!)

The Politics of Fashion

The trailer has me super excited to see more!  Tickets are selling fast to the VIP Screening of The Politics of Fashion: D.C. UNBOXED at AMC Theaters Mazza Gallery in Friendship Heights on June 3, 2014.  Visit for more details and to buy your tickets.  I’ll be there with my good friend Ehmonie from What’s Haute and Handbag du Jour!  Unfortunately, the VIP tickets were sold out.  I will write a follow-up post with highlights of the film.

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{Sponsored Post} Fab Find: Pink Chanel Tweed Flap Bag

Chanel tweedI love everything about this little pink Chanel number.  Doesn’t it just scream “SPRING”!  It’s the 05P Pink Tweed CC Vertical Flap Small Sac Rabat Shoulder Bag to be exact.  Features include pretty, multicolor pastel tweed fabric with pink leather trim and silver-tone hardware including large CC on the flap and chain/leather entwined short shoulder strap with 8″ drop.  Wear on the shoulder or on the elbow.  Vertical flap with magnetic snap closure. Chanel pink woven textile lining with zippered pocket.  Hologram/Authenticity: 9782130.  Made in France.  Measures 8″ x 5″.  This cutie is in pristine condition and comes with dust cover & box.  Price: $1,295.00 at

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Custom Menus for Every Taste and Budget

Looking for a theme that supports custom menus? Take our brief tour of custom menu themes and check out a few samples.
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New Themes: Sidespied and Chronicle

Today, we have two great themes for you. Chronicle is a premium magazine theme and Sidespied is a portfolio-focused free theme.
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Store Opening: kate spade new york at citycenterdc


kate spade new york has a new home in the heart of downtown D.C., a posh area now referred to as CityCenterDC.  The grand opening was Friday, May 16th.  The store is located at 994 Palmer Alley NW (10th St NW between H & I).  Store hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  It’s a short walk from Metro Center.


As luck would have it, I was walking by the kate spade new york store this morning, fantasizing about what it would be like to work there, and decided to snap a few pictures of the colorful window display.  Coincidentally, the store manager was out front (timing is everything!!) so we briefly chatted about the new and amazing space.  In the next week or two, I will feature the inside of the CityCenterDC store and all of my fab finds!

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A Blog-to-Book Adventure: Mommy Man’s Jerry Mahoney

Writer and superdad Jerry Mahoney chats with us about his new book based on his popular blog, Mommy Man, and his experiences blogging on
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Early Theme Adopters: Tonal

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Tonal, a versatile, minimalist theme.
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Beyond Traffic: Three Stats You Should Check Today

Whether you’re a spreadsheet enthusiast or allergic to numbers, digging into your site’s stats can help you better engage with your audience. Let’s take a look at three stats that can make a difference beyond page views.
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Win a Copy of The Year Without Pants

Download a free excerpt and test your WordPress trivia knowledge for a chance to win a copy of Scott Berkun’s A Year Without Pants.
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