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Easter Looks

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Happy Easter from Z and I!
Wearing:

on me
Brooks Brothers shirt
skirt from Justice just for girls
Vintage belt from Atlantis Attic, Brooklyn
Earrings c/o EE Jewellery

on Z
Brooks Brothers shirt
Filippa K pants
Suit Supply Jacket
Ray Ban sunglasses

We hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Made a Career of Composure

all of the things you’ve accomplished
they cover the lines of your office

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I’ve been doing the 9-5 grind for a bit now, and I must say I’m digging it. My first weekends-not-required job since doing corporate fashion in NYC and I love it even more than I did then. Maybe because I have someone to truly relish and take advantages of weekends with, or maybe it’s that I’ve matured to have a sartorial taste for classier dressing (at least most days of the week). I think my multitude of magazine subscriptions aides in the workplace style inspo, but I’m still my frugal and funky self. When I saw this two piece vintage suit at Buffalo Exchange I thought it was amazing. With suit sets coming back in style (with a definitive modern flair) I needed to try it on and once it was a perfect fit I knew it was fate. Ten buckaroos later I sheepishly/excitedly sped to happy hour with Z where I nervously awaited his reaction to my spur of the moment splurge. He approved, acknowledging “I know you’ll make it look good”. And here we are today; I think I nailed the modern business style, what do you think!?
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gingham suit via Buffalo Exchange
heels via Saver’s/Value Village
holographic bag from H&M
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I’m a Good Girl and You Know it

just hold on we’re going home
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This look, worn to The DC Ladies’ 5th anniversary party, is maybe one of my favorite outfits EVER. I think it’s a flawless encapsulation of everything that defines my Que Sera Sahra style; a little urban, a little feminine, a little glam rocker (especially with my trusty leather jacket); and all around fun. AKA the perfect outfit to showcase my style to a bunch of strangers (who were friends by the end of the night)!
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Dress c/o Persun Mall (get it here)
Shoes from Rainbow
Ring c/o EE Jewellery
Bag c/o Moda Luxe
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Upcoming DC Event: Boulevard of Chic

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Food trucks, fashion trucks, the world is on the move. Cashing in on this mobile phenomenon, Boulevard of Chic is the DMV’s first fashion truck event; and I’m one of the VIP Bloggers for the event!
Slated to take place on Saturday, April 26th from 12-6pm. That’s a full day of shopping, sips and snacks, and sunny fun. Local and non-local fashion and accessory trucks will be selling their goods, from handmade to new to vintage. It’s free to attend, so what are you waiting for!? Mark your calendars NOW! And if you come, be sure to say hello!!
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Staying in my Play Pretend Where the Fun ain’t got no End

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It’s finally spring! Time to say hello to bare skin (and welcome back, tattoos!) Crop tops, short skirt, sunglasses….and let’s not forget the current “it” bucket bag! I’m so so in love with this bag, care of Moda Luxe. Buttery vegan leather in a perfectly bold hue, and it can be dressed up or down; hello versatility! I paired it here with a fun vibed outfit; cheeky vacation and flamingo printed skort I got at the Buffalo Exchange 40th anniversary party, along with the crop top. Topped it off with some pink accessories, and I’m ready for a sunny day!
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Skirt thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
Necessary Clothing crop top via Buffalo Exchange
bag c/o Moda Luxe
Sunglasses c/o Francesca’s Collection
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Hearts on Fire Leave it all Behind You

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Thrifted blouse
faux shearling vest from TJ Maxx
H&M jeans
Charlotte Olympia inspired cat wedges via Buffalo Exchange
Linell Ellis handbag (c/o)
Pearl necklace from le boyfrand
Safety pin necklace and midi rings from Nissa Jewelry

This beautiful, gorgeous handbag is the product of internet friendships turned IRL. Linell Ellis, local handbag designer, and I started talking on twitter before I realized she was local and we decided to meet for real. After showing me her latest handbag collection I was in love; everything is made from fine quality leather and metal, the “leopard” is dyed calf hair, and her logo is hand stamped with gold foil. Even just touching one of her masterpieces you can tell the care and thought that went into the design and product. Being able to take home one of these babies was a dream, even just for the weekend! As I eluded on InstaGram, picking which one was the hardest, especially with so many stunning clutches and practical cross body bags.
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What do you think of these bags? Do you like the style I chose!? Be sure to follow Linell Ellis on Twitter and instaGram to stay up to date about this new collection !
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Buffalo Exchange Celebrates 40 years!

buff 5As an UnderEmployed Fashionista one might say I’m a savvy thrifting shopper. One of my favorite spots is Buffalo Exchange, particularly the one in Georgetown. So when the manager told me about their 40th anniversary party and sale I knew I HAD to be there! I mean, I try to get there on a weekly basis (I’m waiting for someone with size 6.5 feet to just purge their shoe closet), but this was going to be bigger and better.

Saturday morning came and an excited me and not-as-enthralled Z drove into Georgetown ready to see an airstream and some killer vintage pieces. While the bustling city proved to be too busy for a silver bus, the event carried on inside with face painting, amazing deals, free swag, and some seriously buzzing shoppers and associates. Due to it being their anniversary, they brought in some classic Arizona and vintage pieces from boots and satchels to shimmery sequined dresses and accessories. I found some amazing pieces (as always), but unfortunately no shoes (as always), but even the man got some great things.
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I took home some limited edition reusable bags, tee shirts, stickers, pens, pins, and temporary tattoos, as well as a copy of their most recent lookbook (LOVE the boho southern inspirations for summer). Donations at the event went towards Yellowstone National Park, and with my BF’s love of all things buffalo, it’s safe to say he’s pleased with the logo’d swag. All this to celebrate 40 amazing years of fabulous thrifting? HELL YES! While most of the southern tour dates are finished, the tour itself isn’t quite done. Be sure to check here to see if the silver airstream party is coming to you soon! And follow the adventures on the interwebs with #Bufex74 !

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Upcoming DC Event: The Business of Blogging

Hello my loyal, lovely followers! Anyone in the DMV area looking to get into blogging or business ownership? Or looking to take your blogging to the next level?

Later this month I will be a panelist at the Flex Office Space Business of Blogging Happy Hour! It’s  a FREE event, put on by the business savvy folks of the creative flexible office location.

Want to come join me! Click the image and RSVP on EventBrite! Can’t wait! Hope to see some of you there!

I Just Want the Simple Things

I don’t want a model
I don’t want a movie star
You don’t have to win the lotto
I want you to win my heart


Some people don’t know this, but there are lazy days for fashion bloggers. Days you’d rather be comfortable than ultra chic. Jeans and cozy cardigan days. And on those days, there are sneaker wedges. Yes, I’m still a fan of this trend. A dash of sporty and the feel of a heel are perfect for the edgy lady that I am. As for the tonal reds and neutrals; reds are still a very new thing for me, as an ex-redhead. But the mild peplum and the coziest of wool have been some great additions to my wardrobe. Outfits like this are perfect for lounging, enjoying sips and snacks, sunshine. Speaking of food; I’m a major foodie. You’d know this if you’re following me on InstaGram! I love cooking for my boyfriend and friends, indulging in some cheeseplates, or fancy risotto. I love using quality ingredients, whether that be fresh cheese from Union Market, veggies from the farmer’s market, or Black Truffles from Fine Food Specialist.  YUM. Do you like have casual days with fancy food?
Banana Republic top
LOFT Cardigan
Vintage elephant necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
BDG Sneaker Wedges from Urban Outfitters

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You know, a free spirit, with a wild heart

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InstaMarch

Remember when month seemed to fly by in a flash? March was not one of those months; so much happened, it feels like THREE months rolled into one! I started a new job, spent some quality time with the man (as always), started planning some big thing for the future (nothing crazy, but exciting none the less), and ofcourse…ventured to Mexico!

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