Tag: J. Crew


Tweed Ride

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The Dandies and Quaintrelles fall Tweed Ride was this weekend, and I’ve been pouring over their Flickr album to soak up all of the goodness. Basically, folks show up on their bikes wearing creative tweed ensembles and ride around DC. I’d love to take part in this some day, or the Seersucker Social in the summer, which I blogged about here.

While there is a strong vintage vibe going on at the event, tweed is still a big part of today’s fashion. I’ve rounded up a few items:

Clockwise from top left: Lands End Canvas Men’s Hat; Talbots Jacket; J Crew Skirt; LL Bean Signature Jacket.

Etsy finds, clockwise from top left: Men’s Blazer from Newton Street Vintage; 1950s Hat from Old Faithful Vintage; A-line Skirt from Wild Love Vintage; Cape and Shorts set from SL Vintage.

Tweed Ride Photo Credits: Katy Kincade, Loulein83, smridevan, Loulein83


Fun With the Dress Form: Crisp Cotton

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The spring weather has been such a tease; sunny but moderate one day, rainy and windy the next.  I am getting very antsy.  I just want to throw on a cute dress and hop on my Vespa!*


I swear on a stack of Girl Scout Handbooks that I will throw this ensemble on as soon as it gets over 77 degrees.

Dress: J. Crew

Jacket: Mossimo

Belt: Gap

Purse: Drika B.

Necklace: Claire’s

Shoes: Old Navy

*Vespas are more exciting than ’99 Corollas.


Fun With the Dress Form: Cool and Comfy

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You’re hitting the clubs, and you want to pass the dress code, but you also don’t want to hobble your way home.  These flats are chic enough to bring out at night, and leggings aren’t just for wearing under Union Bay sweatshirts any more.


Jacket: Vintage

Tank: J. Crew

Necklace: J. Crew

Handbag: Target

Leggings: Ann Taylor Loft

Flats: Jeffrey Campbell