freezing rain

Top: Forever 21 [similar] | Vest: Zara kids [similar] | Skirt: Portobello Mouse [similar] [goregous in a maxi]| Boots: Hunter Boots | Necklace: Pree Brulee c/o | Jewels: JCrew [inexpensive version], ILYCouture, Michael Kors, Stella & Dot, Poshlocket [similar] |        Shades: RayBan [love these] | Umbrella: Totes | Lips: Nars Turkish Delight

Happy Halloween & last day of October! I'm beyond excited to ring in November, my favorite month of the year, with this fabulous Pree Brulee gem. It's no secret that I'm a fan of turquoise [more evidentiary support!] so when I saw this beauty I was thrilled. I love the texture it creates & adds that little pop of color that I'm sometimes so in need of during the colder months.


[monday must-haves] #frankenstorm essentials

There's a storm brewing & if you're anywhere near the east coast, you'll need to be prepared with at least Hunter Boots & a sturdy umbrella. This is what I plan to wear whilst fighting this freak storm in my canoe later today. Puppy & I plan to pack up some candles & soup & head to a galpal's for some #frankenstorm fun.

What are you #frankenstorm plans?

While I'm still trying to figure out this whole "bubble umbrella" thing, this bad boy is as sturdy as they come. & with predicted 75 mph winds that's something that I'm mildly interested in.

Just because there's a hurricane doesn't mean you can't look adorable.

Perfect for keeping that pesky cold rain out.

My most favorite utility coat. No hurricane is getting in this guy.

I mean...why not?

Your feet will be toasty warm & completely dry in these Hunters. Patting myself on the back today for investing in these.

For some extra warmth & a splash of color on this dreary day - I love these fuzzies.


[friday favorites] unplugged

Happy Friday, my lovely readers! Today I'm attempting the impossible & unplugging for a few hours. I can't promise I will be completely off social media but I'm going to attempt to resist the urge to scroll through Instagram every 15 minutes. Do you ever get the urge to just unplug for a bit? So I'm taking the day to enjoy the beautiful weather we're having, even if it is a bit too warm for my taste, & plan a day trip to a pumpkin patch & a winery. 
What are your favorire things to do during this amazing season?


textured warmth

Sweater: Unknown [similar] [short sleeves] [love this one] | Pants: Club Monaco [similar] | Boots: Target [similar] | Bag: Zara [similar] | Vest: H&M [similar] [in black] | Jewels: Michael Kors, Poshlocket, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Shades: RayBan | Lips: Revlon Orange Flip

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE this season? There's not one thing I dislike about fall & winter. I'm absolutely in the minority around these parts but the chillier the better & all this talk about Snowmagedon II? Bring it on, mother nature. It's also the perfect time to throw in some easy, textured pieces where color typically stands in during the warmer months. This faux fur vest is a favorite of mine over a leather sleeved tee, a comfy, oversized sweater, or a big winter coat any day of the week. 

How do you wear your faux fur?



lace tuxedo

Jacket: Vintage Lanvin [similar] | Lace top: Free People [similar] | Pants: Club Monaco [similar] | Boots: Nine West | Clutch: Forever 21 [love this one] | Shades: RayBan | Jewels: Michael Kors, Poshlocket, Eastern Market, Stella & Dot | Lip: Revlon Sky Pink

I spotted this vintage Lanvin blazer at one of my favorite spots in the city months ago & have been waiting for cooler temps for it to make an appearance. Something tells me we'll be seeing a lot more of this piece in winter as it's perfectly tailored & my favorite go-to color!

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Alilang giveaway
Kara & Brandi!


pleated plum

Jacket: Tulle [similar] | Skirt: DSS [similar] | Fur shrug: Vintage [identical] | Heels: Zara [similar] [similar wedge] | Bag: Vintage Mark Cross [similar] |Jewels: Poshlocket, Michael Kors, Stella & Dot | Shades: RayBan | Lips: Maybelline Plum Perfect


[friday favorites] dry bar dc

"No cuts. No color. Just blowouts." [for 40 bucks!]
Hand over your headbands & scrunchies, ladies. No more wet head at work. No more unkempt bobs walking down K Street. Say no to 3 day old hair & cans of half empty dry shampoo in your desk drawers. No more informercial hair pieces masquerading as acceptable updos. 

Enter: DryBarDC.

For far too long, women in this city have been able to use the "but we don't have a DryBar in DC" excuse. No more, my friends. Starting today you can book appointments at the Georgetown & Bethesda locations for $40.

Welcome DryBar. We've been waiting for you.


snail mail

There are few things I love more than coming home to a little brown boxed filled with all sorts of fashion forward goodness just waiting to be ripped open. It's like a mini-Christmas morning waiting for you to arrive on a Tuesday afternoon. I've recently over indulged in a little online shopping & I'm currently waiting for these gems to arrive at my doorstep. [Insert huge smile here]



Diane clad window | me & the baby | Bipartisan treats at Dean + Deluca | Family ready for Redskins game day | my new favorite coffee table book | DSS outfit | Redskins ready | Shake Shack deliciousness

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autumn hues [+ a giveaway]

Top: TopShop [similar] | Pants: Forever 21 [similar] | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Zara [similar] | Shades: RayBan | Jewels: Michael Kors, Alilang c/o | Manicure: Essie Wicked | Lips: Maybelline Plum Perfect

All ox-bled out already? How about mixing & matching a few of my favorite autumn hues like purple, orange, & red together. Add a little Alilang & you're perfectly set for fall.

 Alilang is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for statement jewels. The second I spotted this piece it was love at first sight - I knew it would be a staple in my wardrobe. 
The lovely ladies over at Alilang are giving away not one, but TWO pieces of their fabulous costume jewelry. Two lucky readers will each win the Infinity Braid Necklace or Feather Cuff.

To enter: 

Leave a comment sharing your favorite piece of Alilang jewelry
Follow Alilang on Twitter
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For extra entries: 

Follow District Sparkle on Twitter [one extra entry]
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Stop back in on October 24 to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
Good luck! xo

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[monday must-haves] fall staples

These pieces are some of my staples for my favorite season of the year. While some dislike the nude patent in fall & winter I can't get enough & wear it year round. As for the rest of these stunners, who doesn't need a fall-themed printed skirt & another oxblood peplum top :) Happy Autumn.

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