NYFW: Beyond The Shows

IMG_9463As we wrap up our Fashion Week posts, we look back on some of our favorite moments of the week. We saw what’s to come for spring, attended fun parties, spotted celebrities, caught up with old friends and made some new ones.  Being the last NYFW post of the series, we thought we would share what took place beyond the shows at Lincoln Center.

As new members of Reward Style, we were beyond thrilled to be invited to their exclusive blogger party held on the rooftop at The Empire Hotel.  For those who don’t know, Reward Style is a web-tool that helps top-tier style bloggers monetize content, long story short–they help us get paid!! They threw one hell of a party where they served up crafty cocktails, we mingled with good company and something all bloggers love- they gave out SWAG! To answer the question you are all thinking, no the swag bags did not include the Louboutins and Prada bag pictured above (wishful thinking) but they were uber generous! Check back soon for more info on Reward Style where we will explain how it works and how you can shop from our website and Instagram(more…)

NYFW Spring Trend Report

As NYFW virgins, you can only imagine our excitement to even have received invites to go to some of these shows! When you are a NYFW newbie, you do not receive seats next to Anna Wintour or Chiara Ferragni (sadly) so for most of the shows, we had standing tickets or seats towards the back of the tent which made for some terrible pictures.  We learned an insider tip a few days in, which was to stand in “The Pit” with all of the professional photogs, we may have looked a bit out of place in our 6″ stilettos and giant designer bags but we captured some great shots from there on out!

We know it may be hard to think about Spring Fashion when we have barely entered Fall but we have to report about what we saw on the runways and what you should expect for the season to come.  This may come in handy when you are going through some of your spring/summer pieces and wondering what to get rid of and what to hold on to. This is also a great time to score some of these trends if you haven’t already, since they are on super sale at the moment!   Check out what we think you should hold on to and what you should add to your wardrobe below, we got you!

Some of the standout trends that we saw on the runways were lace, florals, ruffles, menswear inspired pieces, bold prints and colors, all white ensembles, and looks with a western influence.  Check out our sideshow below and let us know what your favorite is!

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Things To Hold On To:

 Mandals (Birkenstocks and slip-ons), anything white, crop and skirt combos, bold prints and baseball caps.

What You Should Add To The Mix:

Lace, fringe, pops of coral and menswear inspired shoes and tailored shirts.


Sarah and Michelle


NYFW SS15 Street Style


Everyone knows that New York City is known for it’s incredible people watching but during Fashion Week people take it to a whole other level. People come from all over the world to attend the shows, to celebrate fashion and most importantly to get noticed.

Lincoln Center drew a pretty wild crowd each day and the photographers were lined up to catch it all; from the fashion forward elite to the most bizarre looks we have ever laid your eyes on. In between shows at Lincoln Center, we made sure to capture some of our favorite street style looks that we witnessed in the midst of all the madness.

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More to come on the blog about SS15 New York Fashion Week!


Michelle & Sarah

Spring 2015 NYFW Midweek Highlights

IMG_4959We arrived in NYC for New York Fashion Week and have been busy bees, snapping photos at our favorite shows, capturing the some amazing street style and taking in some pretty cool parties as well.  We have so much to share with you but we thought we would give you highlights of some of our favorite moments thus far.  Check back later for more updates on NYFW and also follow us on Instagram for a live feed of pictures from shows and parties!

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Vintage Fall Fashion with Ella Rue

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We hit the vintage jackpot when we came across DC’s premier luxury consignment shop, Ella Rue. The fabulous ladies of Ella Rue have an impeccable eye for collecting both vintage and modern pieces and it shows the second you walk into their store. They know what their customers want and they know how to supply it with the help of fabulous consignors from across the country. Ella Rue is located in the heart of Georgetown and they have grown leaps and bounds since they opened their doors in November of 2010. These fun and energetic ladies will have you hooked, whether you are looking to consign or buy. The sisters behind Ella Rue, Krista and Alexa really take pride in what they do, which is why we wanted to showcase our favorite fall looks from their shop. Knowing the array of styles and designers we would have to choose from didn’t hurt either! (more…)

Behind The Scenes with Ashley Duru and Oribe

Fall is one of our favorite seasons, not just because of the gorgeous foliage and favorable weather, but more importantly for sartorial reasons.  When prepping for our fall shoot, that was photographed by the talented Noelle Turbitt, we, of course, called our girl Ashley Duru, Artistic Director at Salon Emage to make us look the part.  Salon Emage of Warrenton, Va recently launched the Oribe line, in their salon and we were so excited to excited for Ashley to use these luxurious products while styling our hair.  We asked Ashley to give us the low down on how she went about styling our hair for our shoot and more about the products she used.  Take it away Ashley!

I was inspired by several of the vintage looks Sarah and Michelle pulled for their fall fashion shoot. I wanted to create a simple yet extremely glamorous look for both of them with soft vintage waves.

Sarah’s Hair :

  • I applied Volumista and Foundation Mist to wet hair for volume, hold, and shine.
  • I then sprayed Dry Texturizing Spray all over before curling to give it a little bit more grit and hold before curling.
  • Before curling each piece, I sprayed Soft Lacquer heat styling spray to each section to protect and give hold to the curl.



Swim At Your Own Risk

IMG_4182While we were in Miami for Fashion week we had the amazing opportunity to check out the debut of Karla Colletto’s Cruise 2015 collection. This unique and creative capsule collection was the perfect collaboration with Washington D.C. based creative agency Design Army.

Karla Colletto and creative director Pum Lefebure created the Swim At Your Own Risk capsule collection. They did an absolutely amazing job capturing creative composition with a signature look featuring exquisite construction and high-quality materials.

So of course we had to check out the Design Army pool party at the Capitol Skyline Hotel August 22nd, celebrating the exclusive collection. The models were stunning, perfectly capturing a modern, witty and fresh new take on swimwear.


The two beauties in the middle are non other than the creative director of Design Army, Pum Lefebure and Kim Thornton of Karla Colletto. IMG_4185“The modern woman is daring, and never shies away from adventure. She’s fun, she’s bold, and she’s always the first to dive off the boat or chase the next big wave. To me, that confidence is sexy.” -Pum Lefebure

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Thank you Karla Colletto and Design Army for having us to your fabulous party! We can’t wait to rock the Swim At Your Own Collection soon!



Michelle and Sarah

A Trip to the Local Farmer’s Market

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Every chance I get, I try to make a trip to the local farmer’s market on Sundays. I can’t think of a better way to start any day than walking the market tents and scoping out the produce, all while supporting small businesses and local farmers.

My hubby and I really enjoy cooking together. It’s a creative outlet for us and sometimes it is the only bonding time we have with our crazy work schedules. During our visits to the farmer’s market, we find inspiration for planning our next meal while perusing all the local fruits and veggies that they have to choose from.

That night we made zucchini spaghetti with fresh, homemade tomato sauce. So tasty! If you want to try out our sauce recipe you can find it here!

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For this Farmer’s Market trip, I thought it would be fun to dress that part ;)

Wearing- Overalls: Frame; Top: Intermix (old, similar here); Bag: Mulberry (old; similar here); Shoes: Superga



Decoding Wedding Dress-Codes with Events in the City

Funny story,  last month my husband showed up to a black-tie wedding wearing a khaki linen suit.. Apparently I had forgotten to read the fine print on the bottom of the wedding invitation and he wasn’t too happy with me but after handing him a few whiskeys from the open bar, he seemed to care a lot less.  After our epic failure and having received a few similar questions from readers, we wanted to help clarify the many misunderstood wedding dress codes out there and who better to help us with this task then a wedding expert?

Meet Laura Ritchie, not only our fabulous sorority sister, but also the Founder of Events in the City. She’s the go to girl when you are looking to plan your dream wedding. Laura and her team have crafted a well deserved reputation for throwing some of the best and most creative events all over town because of their style, diverse backgrounds in fashion, film, hotels, catering, project management and their miticulous attention to detail.

Laura has seen many guests rock “creative black-tie” like a boss and more than a few wardrobe disasters in their day so we were excited when she agreed to answer a few questions for us.

 Laura helped us break down the most common and current wedding dress-codes around, so next time you are invited to celebrate nuptials… you won’t be left scratching your head or hiding in the photo booth.

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Laura Ritchie the Founder and Designer of Events in the City

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Wearing Sequin ASOS dress with husband Stuart Ritchie

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