derby days

Happy Monday, love muffins! What better to way to start off the week than with a little derby inspiration? The Kentucky Derby (& The Gold Cup for you DC area folks) is just 5 days away. 5 days. F.i.v.e. days. Yes, I am counting down, thank you very much. Starch your collars, press your dresses, straighten those bow ties & make sure those big ol' hats are ready for the action. It's derby time.

What are your plans for the biggest searsucker day of the year? Tell me all about it in the comments below!


friday favorites

Words cannot do this site justice.

photo c/o ashlyn 
Caps playoff games. No explanation needed.

My favorite little man turning 1. Look at that face. I mean, seriously.

New treasures. I am loving this new derby contender c/o Meg.

& of course, new blogger friends <3

Happy Friday!!


urban chic

The lovely ladies over at CapFabb hosted, yet another, lovely meetup this month at Georgetown's Urban Chic. DC bloggers came out in full force to mingle & take advantage of this adorable boutique's amazing clothes.

Kony2012 bracelet, Michael Kors watch, Stella & Dot tribute bracelet, Stella & Dot Renegade bracelet, Lou Lou

natalie & i [accessory twins]

photos c/o ashlyn & alissa & instagram

I loved meeting everyone on Tuesday night & I'm so looking forward to meeting even more new friends next month!


liebster blog award

The lovely ladies over at Fashionably Broke recently nominated District Sparkle for the Libester Blog Award [thank you so, so much you two!] & now it's time for me to share the #liebsterlove! 

In order to accept this award you must:

1. Link back to the person that nominated you

2. Post the award to your blog

3. Nominate 5 'up & coming' bloggers with less than 200 followers

4. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on their blog!


disco brunch

[Top: TopShop, Jeans: Zara, Heels: Zara, Bag: Aldo, Blazer: H&M, Shades: RayBan, Jewels: Michael Kors, JCrew, LouLou, Vintage]

Bright colors, beautiful weather, & Sunday disco brunch at Level One with some of my favorite DC bloggers. xx Morgan, Ashlyn, & Natalie!


your tears are staining my satin pillowcases

Sometimes all you need is a swift kick in the pants. Whether you're down in the dumps, work's got you a hot mess, you're post break up, or you're just stuck in frump town, sometimes you just need that, "HAY YOU, GET OFF YOUR BUM & MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN" encouragement to get moving. The moment I realized life wasn't happening to me, my heart stopped for a brief moment, I regained consciousness & thought, "What would that bad mammer jammer Kelly Cutrone say to me right now?" Probably something along the lines of, "If you have to cry...go outside." Ms. Cutrone, how insightful you are. How thankful I am that she is the person I thought of. Did you know she writes? It's true. She does. And let me tell you - she. can. write. I found inspiration & motivation from places I didn't even know existed. It's real, it's [a little] painful, incredibly insightful, & wonderfully refreshing. This book is a keeper...mostly because when have you ever just needed one dose of reality? Buy it, read it, & 6 months later read it again. She's like a good friend you've known forever that's a little cray but incredibly business savvy & that's been around the block more than enough times to tell you that 1. everything is going to be a-okay, 2. put your damn game face on, & 3. no one is going to make anything happen for you except you. So, get down with your bad self, get out there & make it happen.


modern day audrey moment

A little mid-week Audrey inspiration for those of us who wish that we could get away with 1960s fashion & for the rest of us that can't seem to keep the upcoming derby off our minds.

audrey moment

Alice Olivia open back dress
£215 - oxygenboutique.com

Manolo Blahnik patent leather pumps
$795 - saksfifthavenue.com

Ivanka trump shoes
$135 - nordstrom.com

ASOS envelope clutch
$33 - asos.com

Zara leather handbag
$90 - zara.com

€80 - zenggi.com

£169 - hobbs.co.uk

Noel Stewart straw beach hat
$315 - barneys.com


arm candy

images via Atlantic Pacific, Honestly WTF, Brooklyn Blonde, The Man Repeller, & This Time Tomorrow


monday must-haves

Happy Monday, my dearest fashionistas! This weekend I attended my first ever bat mitzvah & let me tell you, it was an experience. I've been missing out on amazing parties all these years! Living in such a fantastic city means one thing when it comes to events such as this one: an incredibly fashion savvy guest list. Needless to say the outfits left me wanting a new wardrobe. So, without further adieu, here are some treasures from my most favorite online shop, Mikkat Market, that I am currently coveting.


back in action

Well, what do you know? I decided to preach to the world all about my love of fashion, my beloved city, & impromptu ramblings about the two...& sometimes my Redskins. It was such fun. And then life happened. Thanks for that, universe. So, I'm back to proclaim not only are we back in action but joining us is a little sibling, G.L.A.M. (We'll talk more about this soon.) For now, it's so good to be back in the blogosphere! I'll leave you with the inspiration I'm using to pull together some fabulous outfits for a bat mitzvah this weekend. 

 all photos c/o Pintrest

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