Insta[G.L.A.M.]

June 29, 2012

Yesterday was a whirlwind for me -- the good kind! I met Meaghan, blogger behind District Sparkle & founder of G.L.A.M. bright and early. After breakfast, we spent the day together preparing for last night's fashion show and boutique sales. I feel so thankful to have been part of it all and helping such a great cause.

Check out some of my Instagram photos from last night! A more detailed recap will be coming very soon!!

Fabulous clothes for the runway show... a lot of Vintage gems!

A perfect pre-fashion show meal for models, no?

The back of my hair! Since I couldn't see what it looked like.

Setting up the runway!

CUPCAKES!!!!!!!

One of my favorite pics! Souny (L) Alison (R)

A big thank you to Ann & Megan, a.k.a GLAM squad, from W Salon for making us models look fabulous with hair and makeup. You were all so fun to work with!! And Souny: couldn't have changed outfits so quickly without you there! XO

For even more photos that don't make the blog, you can follow me on Instagram @alkfeelinggood!! Happy Friday!

Fashion For A Cause

June 28, 2012

I've been looking forward to this day ever since the planning started for the most glamorous event in DC. My BFF Meaghan, the blogger behind District Sparkle, is embarking on a new business venture and I'm so excited to be part of it!


She began G.L.A.M. to support local child advocacy groups and is hosting a fashion show and local boutique sale tonight in the District. All proceeds will go directly to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) DC in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. Shopping while benefiting those in need... what better feeling when opening your wallet? I hope to see you there!

Tickets are still available here - or at the door. Can't attend tonight's event? Donations are always welcome.


I leave you with a sneak peek at one of my fashion show looks! You can follow me on Instagram @lissak85 for behind-the-scenes snapshots of the big event! (And many other photos that don't make the blog.)

First image via Meaghan of District Sparkle

My Birthday Wishlist

June 27, 2012

My birthday is one week from today aka the perfect time to help my family and friends with gift ideas. You're all welcome. Since I am a 4th of July baby, I give you my wishlist.... red, white and blue edition!

My Birthday Wishlist: Red, White & Blue


Please note: Any/all of these items will greatly increase the chance that I forget I'm turning old 27. Late gifts also accepted. ;)

For details on each item, click here.

Neutral & Neon

June 25, 2012








This top is unlike anything I own and I'm so happy it's mine. I love all the feminine details: sparkles, polka dots, neon collar and the flowy shape. The perfect pairing of neutrals & neon! (Holy alliteration!)

Bonus: Can you spot a dog in one of the pics? That's Greta, she's trying to steal the spotlight... when she's not chasing squirrels ;)


Top: Violet Boutique
Jeans: Gap
Wedges: H&M (old)
Clutch: Forever 21
Jewelry: ASOS, Forever 21, Piperlime.com

Minty Fresh

June 22, 2012




Sometimes spontaneous meetups are the best! Last night I attended the Spicy Candy DC look-book party at Violet Boutique in Adams Morgan with my girl Meaghan. It was so fun to mingle with new and old friends, check out a new shopping venue and the amazing look-book!

And I seem to be developing a 'thing' for twirly pics. Just couldn't help it in this dress!! Happy Friday :)


Dress: Everly
Wedges: Nine West
Jewelry: Target, Forever 21, Kate Spade via Piperlime.com
Bag: Nine West via Ross

All images snapped by the lovely Jamie of Forever81

Kickin' It

June 21, 2012





I just love the simplicity of chambray and crisp white - kicked up a notch with my new favorite heels! How do you like to add oomph to an outfit??


Top: Gap (old)
Skirt: Gap (old)
Heels: Zara
Jewelry: Forever 21, Derng, NY&Co.
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson

Summertime!

June 20, 2012


It's officially the calendar day of the beginning of summer - and this was my outfit today as I spent 5 (very hot) hours poolside. The chilly water was the perfect way to cool off... thank goodness for adult swims!!!

We all know our calendars are filled to the brim during these couple months.. so if you're feeling pressure to pick outfits, I've got you covered! You can pop on over to my very first article for DC on Heels to see my 10 summer essentials. They'll make picking outfits a breeze!


Swimsuit: Victoria's Secret
Beach Towel: Vera Bradley (gift from my Sister)

Insta[gram]: DC Snapshots

June 19, 2012

Hi from atop the Newseum!! #OOTD 

I love the Executive Office Building

Amazing man.

Gorgeous day!

Pittsburgh love at the Newseum

A hidden gem

Cutest little bottle of Coca-Cola at the Old Post Office

Whenever we have visitors, we always spend a day or 2 in DC sightseeing -- it never gets old! There is so much to see and discover - like the Old Post Office where I got a mini bottle of pop Coke (above). What's your favorite DC spot?

To see more pictures that don't make the blog, you can follow me on Instagram @alkfeelinggood!

Leopard In The District

June 18, 2012





I love living so close to DC... there are endless backdrops to stop and take photos. We spent the weekend with friends who were in town and it was a blast!! Some spots that never get old for me: the White House and National Mall. A day filled with friends, lots of laughs, museums, people watching and sun (mixed in with a bit of sunburn) = perfect.


Tank: LOFT (old)
Shorts: J.Crew
Sandals: Gap (old)
Jewelry: DIY, Gifted, Piperlime.com
Bag: Nordstrom Rack
Sunnies: Elle for Kohl's

Brunching

June 17, 2012




Nothing like a Sunday spent in Dupont Circle brunching with friends and enjoying the warm weather! Hope you're all having a great day! Now it's off to Michael's for some scrapbooking supplies. :)


Top: Old Navy (old)
Shorts: Gap (old)
Sandals: Gap (old)
Jewelry: Fossil via Piperlime.com, Gifted, DIY, Target, JewelMint
Purse: Coach
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson

To see more photos that don't make the blog, follow me on Instagram @alkfeelinggood!

Pretty Pleats

June 15, 2012







Words can't express how good this skirt makes me feel! The color was what really drew me in.. it's unlike anything I own. I discovered the green beauty while shopping with my Mom a while back but didn't buy it. After realizing that was a huge mistake, I made it mine and couldn't be happier (see twirly pic). Happy Friday!!


Top: Old Navy (old)
Skirt/Belt: Elle for Kohl's
Wedges: Nine West
Jewelry: Fossil via Piperlime.com, JewelMint, Express, Piperlime.com, Gifted

Fashion Inspiration: OP

June 14, 2012

Welcome to the second installment of my monthly series, Fashion Inspiration!

This month, it's all about Olivia Palermo. I don't think I need to explain myself much on this one. The woman is always looking flawless: from skin and hair, to her clothes. Whether on the red carpet or concrete sidewalk, she inspires me to mix prints, colors and textures.

Some of my favorite OP looks:






What's your favorite OP look ever? Since I can't pick just one, check out my ever-growing Pinterest board dedicated to OP.

And if you haven't seen my first Fashion Inspiration, click here!


All images via oliviapalermo.com

Tribal

June 12, 2012








Dress: ? (old)
Belt: Charlotte Russe (old)
Sandals: Coach via Nordstrom Rack
Jewelry: ASOS, Target, JewelMint
Clutch: American Eagle (old)