Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gloomy Day

Today was a gloomy day. But I wasn't about to let all those clouds keep me down. In order to give my day a bit of excitement, I decided to dress with elements of flare.


Thick winged liner gave my eyes a little extra drama.


A braided top knot was fun alternative to a plain one.

**To achieve**
Place hair in high pony.
Separate your ponytail in 2 sections.
Braid each section of hair.
Wrap braids in opposite directions and secure with pins.


Your day can never be dull if you remind yourself that you're fierce!


Spring may not have been "showing", but I didn't let that stop me from flashing my bright floral print bralette! ( On clearance for $10 right now at Victoria's Secret!! )


Stay strong! Fight the gloom!

xo | dré 


sweater | Forever 21
pants | Willi Smith
combat boots | SODA
bralette | Victoria's Secret
bracelet | BCBG 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love Marks.


Aaaah. Sunshine, shades, and one of my favorite dresses from 3 Sisters.

 For spring, it's time to bring out the bold patterns and bright colors. Lighter materials and softer textures will be the best compliment to the sun's kiss. And, if you live in an area full of rich history and beautiful sidewalk scenery like I do, a skirt with a little flirt is always a good choice.

Enjoy the sun!

xo | din

dress | Love Marks. at 3 Sisters 
earrings | M Style Lab by Macy's
shades | Aldo
sandals | old

location | Old Town, Alexandria

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Walk In The Park




With this glorious spring weather around me, I've been trying to take advantage of it by getting outside more. There's a beautiful park near my place that's perfect for walks. 

Here, I went really comfy with my look by wearing relaxed fitting separates and throwing on some combat boots. What do you think?

xo | dré 

top | H&M 
skirt | H&M
boots | SODA
bag | Merona 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Art Snob


Work and play often blend for me and Saturday night was no exception. The event was held at Blind Whino in SW DC. In it's former life, the building was a church. Now, it's covered in splashes of color, and decorated with local artists' work. A very fun venue to step in the name of love and be reminded that, baby, you're a firework.

xo | din

For the last photo I used filters to make a little art of my own. 
What do you think?

lipstick | 'sunset rhythm' by Sephora
bowler hat | Boohoo
jacket | LOFT
pants | Tahari

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Yes to the Dress



My good friend is getting married and she asked me to help give her style advice on gowns. So, a few girlfriends hopped in a car and headed to the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Reston, VA. This organization does a dress tour across the nation to not only help raise money for those impacted by cancer, but also to help fit brides in their perfect dress.

In addition to eager brides, the venue had various vendors across the DC metropolitan area in attendance. Hear a bell ring? An angel got A bride chose her dress. Now, typically bridal expos are not my flavor, but I was happy to be of service to my friend. 

Are you looking for a wedding dress? Planning to help a bride choose her dress? Here are some tips to keep in mind so that you, too, can say yes to the dress.

1) Go in knowing what you DON'T like. This will save time and heartache when your best friend from HS brings you a magenta gown decked out in multi-colored rhinestones.

2) Remember, it's about the bride. She is/You are not a doll for your shopping gals to play dress up! Suggestions are welcomed, but in the end let her choose.

3) Alterations are key! Clothing, including gowns, can be altered to fit you. Often we shop with the idea that each item should be "made for me". This is happenstance, not standard. If you find a dress that you love but the neckline is off, consider synching it. Your dress, your rules.

Of course my eye was drawn to the whimsical tulle gowns. Soo pretty! For my friend, however, we found styles that made her look stunning. (I won't post for fear her fiancé will take a peak!) All I can say is that she will definitely walk down the aisle to whispers of "What a beautiful bride!"

Have you been to a bridal expo before? Would you ever go? Tell us in the comments below!

xo | din
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