JEWEL BOX: HELGA WAGNER

I’m headed south in two short weeks for a much needed vacation and have resort wear on the brain. Summer is my favorite season (no doubt a result of having grown up on Cape Cod) so the mid-winter resort collections have always been something I look forward to. Even if you don’t have a trip scheduled, the resort collections are like a beacon of hope for warmer days ahead.

In an ideal world, I’d be packing my jewelry round full of Helga Wagner’s Palm Beach perfect jewels for my upcoming trip. Her cone shell earrings with turquoise stones (shown top left) are at the very top of my wish list. Spend some time browsing her site, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

NECESSARY AND PROPER

 

photos via GoKateShoot

Meet Lauren and Van, the duo behind my latest blog crush, Necessary&Proper. If there were such a thing as style ambassador, I’d be lobbying to appoint these two chic peas to represent us here in the District in an instant! Further proof that DC is no longer the fashion black hole you may have heard (Dear New York, please stop spreading those nasty rumors!) Read more about Lauren and Van in their recent Washingtonian article. In the meantime, I’ll be busy stalking all of Lauren’s outfits for further inspiration!

PREPARE FOR TAKE OFF

 Necklace | Scarf | Driving Mocs | Suitcase

This is the time of year when I miss being in college and having a two week spring break just around the corner. I’d gladly take mid-terms all over again for those two weeks of R&R! Luckily, I do have a trip in the not so distant future and have been gathering my travel essentials in preparation for take-off.

My biggest purchase was a new set of DVF luggage scored during a recent One King’s Lane sale. My Dad taught us to never travel in sweats  so I do try and look put together while still being comfortable. Generally, this translates into skinny jeans paired with a tee or sweater. An easy-on, easy-off necklace and security friendly flats dress up the look. I also almost always have a pashmina stashed in my bag to combat the freezing airplane air!

Do you have any trips on the horizon?

SPREADING THE LOVE

Cosabella set | LOVE card | Sugar lip treatment | Lucky Night wine | Ikat dinner plate | Diptyque candle

Valentine’s Day is such a polarizing holiday; people either love it or hate it! I happen to be one of those annoying people who loves it– how could I not, it incorporates some of my favorite things: candy, flowers, hot pink and stationery. A perfect mix, right? Even if you’re not a fan of the holiday, I think you’ll find something above to love. As a chapstick addict, I  can personally vouch for the amazing-ness of  Sugar lip treatment it will make your lips so smooth!