Spring 2013 Fashion: f&F Style

Alright, ladies, it’s that time of year when we’re told by the pessimists of the world (called forecasters) that we still should expect snow this season. However, if you’re like me, when spring fashion hits the racks, you start to see floral prints and bright colors and decide to mentally check out of winter and pretend that this awful season never even happened.

And live in delusion we shall. Here is what to expect this season and good deals to grab them early.

Stripes

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Spring 2013 Trend Report: Stipes, Elle
http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/

Stripes are in for the season and sheer and lace are mainstays from fall. This calls for some super sale action. Check out loft.com for some great deals like this. 60% off all sale items for a limited time!

Patchwork Denim/Lace Look

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Top Spring 2013 Fashion Trends Straight from the Runway, Marie Claire
http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/trends/spring-2013-fashion-trends#slide-46

At New York Fashion week, designers like BCBG Max Azria showed off the amazing blend of girly and denim for a fun spring twist. Urban Outfitters has always been denim lovers and they have got the season’s best out now. Check it out here.

Black and White

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Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
http://www.vogue.fr/mode/red-carpet/

Nothing is classy like a case of the black and whites as evidenced by Julianne Moore’s stunning dress at the Golden Globes. As for us commoners, the sleek, sexy look of tuxedo blazers for spring may be more appropriate. Dress it up for work with cropped black pants and heels or with a sequined blouse for a night out. Macy’s has an amazing sale on these right now.

Holy Sheer

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Top Spring 2013 Fashion Trends Straight from the Runway, Marie Claire

Showing skin has never been this fabulous. Pair a bright sheer top with almost anything this spring. Or a fun dress like Nicole Miller’s design above. Love love LOVE it! Overstock has some very fun dresses for less than $30. Can’t.Go.Wrong.

I hope you girls have your smiles on. Let’s drive this cold weather outta town!

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Fabulous Weekends: Ice Skating and Geo Nerds

Welcome to the weekend once again! So happy to be lounging around the district before all of the inauguration craziness begins. Remember in 2009 when everyone bought all of their germs to the first Obama Inauguration and we were left all sickly afterwards? Combat the illnesses! Vitamin C, Flu shots, etc, do what you gotta do!

Okay, so this weekend the Washington Harbor is in full-swing for ice-skating. I’ve never been but it’s supposed to be quite fun. Click here for hours and special events for the weekend.

Tomorrow afternoon, NatGeo is hosting their 125th Birthday Party. Stop by their building downtown to get photos, cupcakes, and a special viewing of their current exhibits. Might be fun for a day date…

Let me know if you guys know of anything else fun going on in DC this weekend. Otherwise, I just might go for a double-feature movie day to prep for Golden Globes and Oscar Season! Fabulously – Maranda

How to Live in Washington DC

How to Live in Washington DC

When I read this thought catalog piece this morning, I couldn’t help but laugh to myself about how much of it was true. Having been in the District for over 5 years now, I have lived through these experiences and continue to have these moments every day. Working on the hill, getting jaded by the political scene, feeling unimportant and small and still at rather poignant moments, feeling inspired and hopeful for the future. This place is anything but consistent and this stream of consciousness says it all.