Rock This Frock

What the Frock to Pack: London

I’m packing for a long weekend in London to visit one of my besties. Since we’ve both done the sight seeing thing many times, we’ve decided to fill up the time with brunch at The Electric, shopping at Harvey Nics and Borough Market and dancing at The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what I’d love to fill up my suitcase with. What would you bring?

J.Crew Majesty Peacoat/Tom Ford Nikita Sunnies/Burberry Giant Check Scarf

MiH Breathless Jeans/The Dosent Ring/Michael Antonio Bootie/Nasty Gal Bleeker Bag

Leifsdottir Miraflores Mini Dress/Steve Madden Beleza Bootie

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Clutch/Kenneth Jay Lane Beaded Necklace


What the Frock to Wear: Martini Party

For many years my dear friends have thrown a martini party at their apartment in NYC, but it has been on hiatus for a few years. Tonight, the fun kicks off again. We each bring our favorite martini recipe and the makings to share with other partygoers.

Now, what to wear? I really want to rock the DVF Judith dress, but that’s just a little unrealistic. Since this is not a full on cocktail party, I’ll settle for some skinny jeans, a fabulous top and, of course, some show stopping baubles.

DCtini (okay, it’s not really a martini and we made up the name, but it’s delish)

- Fresh mint and blueberries muddled
- 2 oz. blueberry vodka
- 3 oz. club soda
- Splash of lime juice
- Combine over ice

Francesca’s Collections Jacket/Silence & Noise Tank

Citizen of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans/House of Harlow Triquetra Ring

Mother of Pearl Ring (a treat from a market in Ho Chi Minh City)

Steve Madden Pammy Wedges

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Clutch


What the Frock to Wear: Dinner With Friends

Tonight, I’m off to a friend’s birthday dinner. It’s snowing in the District, so it’s perfect weather to hit up a cozy restaurant for a good meal with great friends (and lots of red wine).

What better to wear than a soft tank and a comfy blazer for the event? Might have to rethink the shoes.

What are you doing this snowy evening?

Helmut Lang Blazer/Kate Spade Bib Necklace/T by Alexander Wang Tank

Clare Vivier Clutch/J Brand Low Rise Coated Legging

By Boe Ring/Pour La Victoire Heels


Simple Dresses, Not So Simple Jewels

There is nothing more I love than clothing with clean lines or great draping paired with the biggest baubles I can find. It’s sure to make a big statement. 

These days I’m crushing on beautiful pieces from Tom Binns, Erickson Beamon, Alexis Bittar and Monika Chiang among others.

The bigger the baubles the better I always say.

Erickson Beamon Bracelet/Helmut Lang Dress/Sergio Rossi Heels/Alexis Bittar Bracelet

  Monika Chiang Necklace/Kenneth Jay Lane Ring/Tibi Dress/Charlotte Olympia Heels

S. Nine Dress/Alice + Olivia Heels/Tom Binns Necklace


Red is Rad

Red has long been the color of desire, passion, love and the packaging of my signature scent Gucci Rush.

This fall, red is spicing up everything from clothing to accessories.

Here are my fave items in this sassy color.

1) Drome Shearling Coat  2) LNA Double Zip Pocket Tee

3) Miansai by Michael Saiger Bracelet  4) Express Columnist Pant

5) Native Union Moshi Moshi Retro POP Handset for iPhone 

6) Gucci Rush  7) Matt & Nat Laptop Bag 

8) Yarborough Jewelry Silk Bangles


What the Frock to Wear: Fall BBQ

I’m headed to a BBQ tomorrow afternoon. It’s supposed to be the party of the year (or so I think). The weather is going to be perfect for grilling up dogs and burgers and watching some great football.

What is a girl to wear?

Gap Puffer Vest/J.Crew Snood/Jennifer Kellogg Necklace

Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Cord/Wilt BASE T-Shirt/Ray-Ban Cats

Jennifer Kellogg Ring/Modern Vintage Boots


Play Up Plaid

It finally feels like fall in the District. The leaves are changing and it was a blustery morning. That walk to the bus was fah-reezing.

That means it’s a great time to whip out a warm plaid shirt to run around Bethesda Row or to wear on a shopping trip to Georgetown.

How would I wear plaid? With lots of shiny baubles of course!

Zara Plaid Shirt/BaubleBar Chevron Necklace

Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Triangle Ring (I just bought one!)

Siwy Jeans/Giles & Brother Bracelet/Frye Jane Boots