Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rachael's Wearing : Curtains as a Dress

DISCLAIMER: I am not, repeat not a photographer and neither is my mom but still as promised here is What I'm Wearing today!

Dress Maple {Current Boutique} Shoes {Eva & Zoe) Bracelet {Gifted from my best friend}
Rings { Gifted from my husband}

Pretending to have tea

So usually I do a lot more accessories, but today was exhausting and for several reasons it did not happen for me today. (1) I wanted to show case the dress which I'm obsessed with! I love anything that looks like its made out a curtain. It reminds me of that part of Sound of Music where she makes the children play clothes and then they go to the fountain and sing, "Doe a Deer..." (2) The other reason it didn't happen was I simply didn't have time. Any mom out there can tell you how exhausting it is getting yourself and a two year old out the door, even worse when there a puking incident while your walking out...TMI?

Either way I looove this dress and got several compliments on it. The Eva & Zoe nude shoes are so insanely comfortable and I love the little kitten heel on them, perfect girly touch.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

HerExchange & Outfit Posts

Not a big post today, but I do have some exciting news! I am proud to announce that I will be joining the amazing team of contributors at as a weekly fashion contributor!

If you have not checked out this website yet, it's a must! The whole concept is to share what we know, to empower each other to be the best women we can be. I love sharing my secrets and expertise and feel I will be right at home with the HerExchange family.

My article will be coming out every Thursday starting June 2nd!


On a different note, I was completely inspired by a recent blog post from one of my fellow DC Fashion Bloggers. A Lacey Perspective is an amazing creative blog centered around "women, fashion, and politics". She recently posted about being jealous of the women in NYC and how they are able to wear what they want and nobody looks at them with crazy eyes. I could NOT agree more! Having lived in NYC for two years I learned you can basically wrap a trash bag around your body and call it a dress and nobody looks twice.

After reading Lacey's posts I too have decided to lead by example and not fall into the rut of other women in DC by putting this seasons trend in the back of our closet because we can't 'pull them off' in a town like DC.

I to am joining Lacey in owning what I wear & what I love to wear. I am going to do an outfit post once a week and own it! Thanks Lacey for the inspiration!

(NOTE: I have never met Lacey, only know her through the blog world. BUT She does work in my neighborhood and I have seen her a couple times - She always looks fabulous and can pull off just about any look.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Anchors Away - Nautical Inspiration

Anchor's Away

Try polishing up your nautical look with gold accents (shoes & jewelry) and a slightly more casual bag. I love navy accents on this Mui Mui bag and how it perfectly matches the structured tailored navy blue shorts. The flowy red and white strip top creates a girly feel to a usually masculine style.

Anchor's Away by chicdc202 featuring tank tops
TopShop tank top
$50 -

Vanessa Bruno hot short
$241 -

Soft leather shoes
$79 -

Miu Miu tote handbag
$950 -

Gold bangle bracelet
$28 -

Monday, May 23, 2011

Current Boutique In Logan Circle

Current Boutique opened their thrid Upscale Consignment Boutique this week in Logan Circle.

I stopped in Saturday and it's AMAZING! Carmen Lopez, owner of all three boutiques, did a great job with the color scheme, location, and with both new and consigned merchandise in the store. 

Stay tuned for more information on their grand opening party JUNE 4th! I am honored to be a part of the celebration!

Current Boutique - Logan Circle Location
1809 14th Street NW
Washington DC

Pucci Hat!

Tried this dress on soo CUTE!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

More Pics From Fashion Swap

FashionEastA emailed me more pictures from last weeks Fashion Swap! Such a great event!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Last Wednesday night we held our First Annual Charity Fashion Swap at Floriana Restaurant in Dupont Circle and I have to say it was a major success!

Almost 30 lovely ladies gathered for a night of light fare, wine, and lots of shopping! Together Soigné and FashionEastA raised over $400 for children in serious need in Uganda. I am so honored to be a part of a great cause! Stay tuned for dates and more information on our Fall Swap!

Our lovely shoppers snatching what they can!

Our gift bags donated by PR @Partners

Thanks again to every one who came out to support us!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Resort Wear - I Want To Go Somewhere

A lot of designers recently debuted their resort wear lines. Who wears resort lines? Those who are really rich and can afford resort wear?!?

Any way, the trends are amazing and where ever they are designing for --- I want to go!

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resort Wear

Oscar de la Renta

Chanel Cruise 2012

Chanel Cruise 2012

Chanel Cruise 2012

Rachel Zoe Resort Wear

Rachel Zoe Resort Wear

Monday, May 16, 2011

Busy as a Bee

I am busy as a little bee this week getting ready for our First Annual Charity Fashion Swap Coming this Wednesday. Please excuse the lack of posts for the next few days.

I have some amazing opportunities coming over the next month and can't wait to share them with all of you!

Happy Monday Everyone and Hope to see you all Wednesday night!

(Anyone needing more information on the Charity Swap please email me at

Friday, May 13, 2011

Casual Friday Gone Chic

Most companies allow their workers to do a casual Friday every now and then. Usually by Friday everyone weekend is packed with places to go and people to see. Step up your casual Friday with one of Springs hottest trends - The Maxi Skirt. This outfit can go from work to happy hour to a first date with out changing a thing! Worn with or without heels can either dress it up or down.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! I will be taking the weekend off from blogging to get all our amazing merchandise organized for next weeks FIRST ANNUAL CHARITY FASHION SWAP: SHOP FOR A CAUSE. Please email me if you are looking to donate some last minute donations (FINAL DONATIONS ARE DUE 5/16) or if you would like to RSVP to this event!