THE LOCATION: Like the time between Presidential election cycles or the break between semesters, the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC are a much anticipated yet fleeting beauty. As a “New Yorker in DC” blogger, I could not let the cherry blossoms pass without sharing a fun shoot with you all. This look was shot at the Tidal Basin across from the Jefferson Memorial. When it comes to an iconic scene like this, one really must make it their own. So this how I deal with pinkness, flowers, and an area packed with stroller-bound children.
THE LOOK: The intent of this blouse is old-English brocading, the kind found on the dress of a stay-at-home princess. Combined with an Alexander McQueen-esque blazer and matching skirt, the blouse transforms to the armor of a #powerwoman, or at least an adequately cultured grad school student. When I first saw this Cabernet tone pairing in the Sisley store in Florence, Italy, I immediately fell in love. It is the type of bold statement suit combo one should wear to a job interview, or a back room meeting. (I also wore it with a sleeveless summer turtle neck here.) The black patent leather Prada pumps were found in Florence’s sister city, at the original Prada store in Milan. The blouse, the pièce de résistance, is from Zara, and is also available in non-angelic colors, like navy blue. The shameless feminine box bag is Kate Spade while the earrings are Lauren Conrad, along with a two-tone Michael Kors watch.
Rest assured, when you are looking for Things to Do in Washington, DC, understand that you can leave the fannypacks and the crocs at home. If you dress for the scene, instead of dressing for comfort, you can never go wrong.