Work in Progress

I’m sitting here, staring at my screen, waiting for inspiration to strike me, and I’m thinking ‘well, I’ll just write about how to get inspired to write a blog post.’ Very meta huh? Is that what meta is? I’ve never really understood the whole meta thing.  Butttt I digress. In all honesty, I don’t think that I could tell you anything helpful about how to get inspired to write a blog post.  I am always telling Catherine that she is so good at writing mindful, inspired posts and I’m always over here like HEY HOW COOL IS THIS DRESS?  Continue reading “Work in Progress”

Day to Night with Tart Collections

Splattered across social media and consuming small talk conversations over the past week has been the crazy weather – at least in our neck of the woods.  A few weeks ago we were graced with 8 and a half inches of snow here in RVA and by Thursday it was a balmy 68 degrees.  In such situations, I have got to make sure I am prepared for whatever may come my way when I walk out the door in the morning.

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A Homestead Christmas

If you’ve been following along with us for a while, you know that The Homestead is my most favorite place.  (If you are a new TCP follower, I got married there a year and a half ago and have been vacationing there for most of my life).  Last year when John and I went in December we recognized how absolutely magical it can be at Christmastime and lucky for us we were able to convince my parents to spend the holiday itself there this year.

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Winter Box of Style

I don’t have to tell you guys that holiday time can be a crazy time. Between shopping, working and this year planning Catherine’s upcoming wedding, it’s rare that we have the chance to spend the afternoon shooting photos.  Oh, and the fact that it gets dark before 5pm doesn’t help either.  So when we got dressed up for a holiday outing and it was 25 degrees out but we had a mere 15 minutes to spare, we had to take advantage of the opportunity.  Continue reading “Winter Box of Style”

Wonder Cape

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Well, friends, it is finally winter here in good old V-A. Frost on the car, temperatures in the 30s and all of the other misery that the windy cold brings along with it. That being said – lets back track justtttt a little. Fall in Virginia is a tricky tricky time; one day it is 70 degrees and you’re wearing cutoffs and the next day you are bundling up in your coziest sweater because it is 45. However, I am constantly forgetting to check the weather before I get dressed in the morning, resulting in tons of grumbling and complaining to myself as I walk to the car to head to work.

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Midsummer Dreaming into Fall

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This jumpsuit is named adequately “Midsummer’s Dream” and I sure do feel like I’m a little fairy flitting thru the woods when I’m wearing it. Literally, it makes me want to prance around.  However, we have said goodbye to the dog days of summer and are making our way well into fall here in #RVA.  This morning I woke up and it was so chilly, I almost had to put on a jacket. As cliche as it is to say, how is it seriously almost mid-October?!  Continue reading “Midsummer Dreaming into Fall”

Tibi Bell Sleeve Dress

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It’s no secret that my motivation to become a blogger is rooted in my discovery of Tibi and designer, Amy Smilovic, 6 years ago. I have loved watching the evolution of the brand and I know that each and every season, there is going to be something new and interesting. I have pieces in my closet (a pair of Mary Janes, a Jumpsuit) that are among some of my first Tibi pieces and I don’t think I will ever have the heart to throw them out, even when they are worn completely through. They help to serve as a constant reminder of where this whole adventure began and I’ve grown so accustomed to seeing them on a daily basis.

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Back to Basics

img_2509Packing for Fashion Week is always SUCH a struggle. (Yes, I know this is a seriously cliche fashion blogger statement, but just bear with me).

This season, I knew I had to have some sort of strategy so as to not go totally insane during the process.  To make matters worse, I just moved into our new house this summer and my clothes are EVERYWHERE; downstairs closets, upstairs closets, the attic, my car and yes, even at Catherine’s house.  It’s always tempting to pack all of your ‘HEY LOOK AT ME’ pieces when heading to New York so as to capture the eyes (lenses) of the Street Style photogs and in our instance, yes, Cath and I would like to think of ourselves as the next Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie. Continue reading “Back to Basics”