IN THE TRENCHES

I’m a firm believer in investing in classic pieces and a trench coat is one of those items that no closet should be without. I’ve had a classic beige version for years (truthfully it’s seen better days) but J.Crew’s cherry red matinee trench has caught my eye in a serious way. I love my umbrella, but sometimes it’s a bit overkill for a light sprinkle which is why I love that the matinee has a hood. I better pull the trigger before this beauty sells out!

MY WEEKEND IN PHOTOS

I was Instagramming up a storm this weekend and thought I’d share a few shots..

My family was in town to celebrate my sister’s birthday and a celebratory dinner was just the occasion I needed to trot out my new Kenneth Jay Lane necklace.

We strolled around Eastern Market and enjoyed the beautiful weather on Saturday.

I picked up a bunch of hydrangeas to fill my favorite tortoise glass vase.

It poured all day on Sunday but my Scalamandre umbrella made it a little bit more cheerful. My dad was even a fan of the zebras!

Monday’s are always a little bit harder after a particularly great weekend. Don’t you agree?

BLUSHING

Mata Hari

Gaiety

Desire

I’ve been a card carrying member of the Nars Orgasm cult for years but lately have been craving a change. With spring in full swing I find myself drawn to vibrant pink hues that will hopefully give me that youthful dewy glow. Hanna listed Gaiety as one of her staples on A Piece of Toast, and Mata Hari looked pretty fab on Jess, but Desire also looks like it has potential. Decisions, decisions. Looks like I’m going to be spending some quality time at Sephora after work today. What’s your go-to blush?

ART LESSON: DANIELLE KROLL

Danielle Kroll is taking fashion blogging up a notch and I’m loving the direction she’s going! On her¬†eponymous blog the talented graphic designer and illustrator posts the most adorable renditions of her daily outfits. My personal favorite is the “relaxing-by-the-pool outfit” she sported during a birthday weekend in Palm Springs. The striped bikini top and heart shaped glasses are retro glam at its finest!