Mood Indigo

Blue is the stuff of skies, ripe berries and, well, denim. The latter, seemingly all-American material is actually rooted in France (as in “De Nimes” or “of Nimes,” a charming French city known […]

what i wore: tips for a tropical trip

I just landed in the snow at Dulles Airport after leaving Siem Riep, Cambodia, where it was sunny at 97 degrees. It was the last stop on a two-week Southeast Asia trip that […]

new year’s resolutions: it’s all about accessories

As a stylist, I counsel a lot of clients to add that third piece to an outfit: a bright Lucite necklace that’ll take a white blouse from simple to stunning, a pair of […]

the LBD: your party MVP

The last two weeks of the year are a kind of party/special event sprint. It’s daunting to look at your calendar and see everything from brunch with your girlfriends (ack, including Liz the […]

the under $25 hit list

Office Secret Santa exchanges, stocking stuffers, teacher’s presents: not every holiday gift needs to bust your budget. But just because a cadeau doesn’t cost a lot doesn’t mean it won’t bring joy to […]

the early show: holiday gifts to score now

Holiday decorations are up at the mall, and Christmas carols are already coursing through stores’ sound systems. The yuletide seems like it comes earlier every year. Me, I’m going to use all this […]

the secret life of scarves

Photo Credit : Emma McAlary At DC Style Factory, when I shop for clients, I talk a lot about the “third piece”–the accessory or layering piece that turns a few items of clothing […]

a fall fashion poem

Photo credit: Emma McAlary Some people get weak in the knees seeing the new fall trends. But me–I literally wax poetic when I spot the cool, autumnal riffs that designers have come up […]

a layered take

Photo credit: Callan Swenson I’m busy helping clients pull together fall wardrobes right now. This has me thinking about one of the richest, prettiest ways you can accessorize the season’s 1970s shapes and […]

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