The First Snow

The First Snow

This morning we woke to the first snow of the season. What a beautiful surprise!  It's been so long since I've seen snow as early as November and I am loving every minute of it! So is my outdoor lover Layla, who ran outside as soon as she threw on some clothes. Lilly, not so [...]

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Elegant in Emerald | Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Elegant in Emerald | Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Every November 10th Marines around the world pause to celebrate their "birthday", the date the Corps was formed 243 years ago at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, as the story goes. It's a time for everyone to get dressed to the nines, enjoy a 3-course dinner and continue a tradition. It's also the one time a [...]

Brown in Georgetown

Brown in Georgetown

Last weekend was a little bit of a special occasion. Nate returned from his nearly month long work trip out of the country and we were finally able to get a (very late) start on doing all the fun fall things families usually do this time of year. Like wearing houndstooth skirts, cable knit sweaters [...]

You Can’t Go Wrong With A Floral Print Dress

You Can’t Go Wrong With A Floral Print Dress

No matter the weather, the season, or the time of day, floral prints are always an effortless way to make a big statement with your outfit. I like floral print dresses especially because they are so comfortable, ultra-feminine and an entire outfit in one piece. This past weekend I took an old floral print Lucky [...]

Mia’s Three-Bean Chili Recipe

Mia’s Three-Bean Chili Recipe

October is finally here and that means that glorious, crisp fall weather we all love can catch up with the calendar...any minute now...still waiting.  We did have a few teaser days where it was cold - hovering right around 70 degrees - rainy and cloudy and I loved it! I was ready too! I had all the [...]

Favorite New Brand – Gal Meets Glam Collection

If you aren't already obsessing over the Gal Meets Glam Collection, let me help with that!  Launched in April 2018 by blogger and influencer Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam, her vintage inspired, ultra-feminine line of dresses for everyday, smart-casual and formal dressing continue to wow each mid-month when the newest additions to the Collection are debuted. [...]

What to Wear to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

What to Wear to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

It's now September and that means Marine Corps Birthday Ball season is fast approaching, with some happening as early as October! Dressing for the Ball seems simple enough. It's a black tie event, which means non-service members should be either wearing a floor-length dress if they're female, or suit and tie or tuxedo if you're [...]