Look of the Day: Vintage Essence by Mail Sweater

Yes, you read that right. Who knew Essence magazine had a catalog back in the day?! I had no idea until I checked the tag on this amazing sweater. I did some research and learned that Essence by Mail was in business from 1984 and accepted their last order in 2001. How did I miss…

Honey, It’s Cold Outside: Winter Look for Work

  Today is the first day of Winter!! It's actually a little warmer less cold than it has been the last few days in D.C., but Winter is officially here! That means, switching up not only your regular wardrobe, but your work attire as well. Today, I mixed a few thrifted pieces with other items…

Happy Hour Gem: El Chucho in Columbia Heights

Anyone that knows me knows that I. LOVE. HAPPY HOUR!!! There is almost nothing better (besides sleeping) than being able to head to a good happy hour after dealing with the hustle and bustle of the city. The drinks are flowing, the bites are yummy and they come out quickly, and everyone is happy! I pride myself on staying…

My Experience Reselling My Oldies, but Goodies

In an attempt to try to clear out some clothing that I thought might be worth selling before donating, I gathered up about 20 or so items and headed to 14th street, which is lined with a few resale and consignment stores. I went to the following: Crossroads Trading: 2015 14th St NW, Washington, DC…

Work Attire Haul: Mustard Seed Resale Store in Bethesda!

I was in the Bethesda area last week and decided to revisit Mustard Seed - a resale store that sells both used and new clothing, shoes, and accessories. After having not been here in a couple years, the only excuse for not coming more often is that it's a little out of the way since it's…

5 Ways to Build a Work Wardrobe on a Budget 

I'm sure I am not the only one who doesn't jump for joy when shopping for work attire. For one, you might feel restricted in what you wear because of the dress code. You also might hate having to spend money on clothes that aren't as fun as what you wear outside of the office.…