The Weekend is Here. Whee!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Many, many thanks to Mother Nature for not snowing all over my big weekend plans. Which start tonight with the Lucky party at Cusp Georgetown! A Lucky stylist, photog and I will be there from 6-8 p.m. to kick off Lucky's Luck of the Draw weekend at the store. Spend $300 and get a swag bag with a $20 Cusp gift card, $10 iTunes card and more. And everyone who stops by tonight can enter their name to win a Marc by Marc bag (plus, sips and nibbles. Like a shopping happy hour!) I know a lot of you are coming, and I can't wait!

And THEN... The big Spinach sale at Proper Topper G'town will be all this weekend! I'm in the midst of prepping for the shop to debut Saturday morning at 11 (with more champagne and snacks! Because can you ever get enough?). Here's some quick snaps of just a teensy fraction of the pieces that will be there. And, in keeping with these recessionary times, the prices will be super-low: regular dresses will be $20; fancy or designer dresses will be $35; coats will be $40; handbags start at just $5. (There are, obviously, exceptions to these rules for really amazing pieces -- nostly because I had to pay a bit more to get them -- but that will be the general pricing plan.) {Quick l'il update} Not to worry, thanks to Proper Topper, we do take credit cards!

Here's a sneak peek of some favorites: Jackie O.-style silk sheaths and matching jackets! Gorgeous '60s silk dresses from Lord & Taylor in the most amazing florals. Wool printed dresses with Peter Pan collars! Stripey vintage coats with fur trim! Little sequin jackets with Dolman sleeves! It's a little sad/insanely difficult to let them go, but it makes me happy to know they're going to good homes.

Hope to see you there on Saturday and Sunday! Details here, if you need them.

Spring Wishlist Part 3: Anything/ Everything Below.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I just spotted the Spring/Summer Harvey Faircloth collection on Jordan's blog and I'm *obsessed*. Love.

It's not available anywhere yet, but it looks like they're launching an online store soon. (Note: Soon cannot come fast enough. Drooool.)

Spring Wishlist Part 2: Feeling Blue

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blame Ginnifer Goodwin and her adorably chic Golden Globes dress (below) for my new current obsession: Finding the perfect bright blue dress for spring. Marine hues are all over the place, but I've yet to uncover my ideal version (ie, day-to-night suitable and not insanely short. Which is seriously hard as a nearly-6ft-tall person. Why are so many dresses inappropriately mini these days?) One leading candidate: Rachel Roy's color-blocked option (above, $595). The navy keeps it nicely tempered, and really, I'm such a sucker for a blue-on-blue combination.

Also desired, thought I'm not sure I could pull it off: Ginnifer's choppy crop. Love it.

Spring Wishlist Part 1: Loeffler Randall Snappy Shoes

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

There might be two-foot snowdrifts across D.C., and I might've been forced to wear rubber boots for the past 18 days straight, but I'm so ready for spring. (Actually, that's probably WHY I'm so ready for spring.) I may have to keep the boots at the ready, but that doesn't mean I can't start shopping for warmer weather gear. And so, my Spring Wishlist -- Part 1 (of many)! Loeffler Randall's snappy, strappy sandals (spotted in Barney's Co-op Georgetown, and also here (for the heels, $695) and here (for the sandals, $295). Smartwool socks optional, for the time being...

You're Invited!: Part 2

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Next week is looking pretty busy! As one of Lucky magazine's Alpha Shoppers (aka a very nice way of saying people who shop A LOT), I'll be hosting a fun event at Cusp Georgetown on Thursday. There will be swag, and a very helpful stylist, and photogs scouting for the mag's Style Spotter site (look cute!), and pretty new Spring clothes, and -- of course -- me (and also, one hopes, this really adorable Phillip Lim dress, because I think I might need to own it).

More details soon. But if you'd like to come, please RSVP over here. Hope to see you there!

You're Invited!*

Monday, February 15, 2010

There comes a time in every fashionista's life where she looks at her wardrobe and says, "When on earth did I acquire enough clothing to fill eleventythousand closets?" For me, this time is now. I have *so many* adorable vintage pieces that I just can't possibly wear/store/enjoy, and I've decided it's time to pare down.

And so: Proper Topper has been delightfully kind enough to offer their adorable Georgetown store for a one weekend only Spinach Vintage Pop-Up Shop, Sat.-Sun. Feb 27-28. There will be dresses! And coats! And purses! And jackets! And some cute little housewares and such! And they will all be priced very, very low ($20ish for dresses, $10 for bags, $30 for coats... frankly, I don't have the space to bring it home again. So I'm not kidding when I say: Everything. Must. Go!)

I'll be around all weekend to offer advice, styling tips and make sure all my cute '60s dresses go to happy, fashion-loving homes. We'll also be having champagne on Sat. from 11-3, and will also be keeping a stash of good stuff to put out just on Sunday, so you don't have to worry about missing all the best finds if you can't come before then.

Stay tuned for some item previews over the next two weeks. Hope you can make it!

*Although I certainly understand if those of you not in the D.C. area need to send your regrets.

I'm baaaaaack!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Hey, remember that time when I moved and it was so exhausting/busy/messy that I dropped off the face of the blogosphere for most of the month? Yeah, that wasn't very fun. Luckily, I'm back! Here's what I've been obsessing over since we last talked:

1. Blue and white stripey things. I'm so channeling sailor chic for spring. Yes, please!

2. You might've caught this on my Twitter feed, but published a very nice q&a with me a few weeks back. Finally, an interview where I do not sound like a rambling caffeinehead (er, much). Although I have rethought my response to the "$5,000 in Barneys" question about 27 times since then. (My current answer: Buy as much Phillip Lim as I possibly can. These things aren't binding, are they?)

3. Oh my goodness, did you know there is a prequel coming out to "The Baby-sitters Club"? And, um, that I requested an advance copy and read it in one sitting last week? I was really hoping they'd increase the number of Claudia outfit reports, but it was pretty standard. Luckily there is still What Claudia Wore. (Most recently: "Her hair was braided with silver ribbons, and she wore a shimmery dark blue minidress. On her feet were silver sandals, with laces up the calves - kind of like toe shoes." Is it just me, or did Claud always wear shoes that laced up her legs?)

4. Did you see "Kell on Earth"? I'm obsessed. (Also, I loved the part where her assistant, Andrew, showed up in a sequin gown.) I'm totally relishing her new book too.

5. Oh, and! Next Thursday, all the Best Dressed List: DC awardees and the BYT crowd are heading out on the Odyssey boat for a three-hour booze cruise. I am so excited that they put the "Cabin Boy" poster in the promo. In related news: Perhaps an ideal time to debut something stripey?

6. Very excited that fashion week is very, very soon. Tops on my invite wishlist: Prabal Gurung (above).