Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Some Mammals May Have Been Harmed

...while making these shorts? Idk. I should know where suede comes from...Uh, oh.

At lease I look cute?

The Fashionista

Monday, December 23, 2013

Boots And Leggings: Revisited

Leggings and a blouse: comfy, dry, and cute. The nonprofit world is pretty casual which as you might suspect, is a huge disappointment.

The Fashionista

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Not Your Average "Sweatshirt" Sweatshirt

I don't wear sweats.

But when I do.

It's fabulous. Thanks Norma Khamali! <3

The Fashinista

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sweater Weather

I reeeeallly had a great time with this over-sized sweater. Like, the level of chill this sweater afforded me was so amazing.You're right, I did  wear an over-sized sweater, rain-boots, and leggings to work. Ann Taylor Loft occasionally suits my snugly sweater needs. 

You can take the girl out of college, but can't take college out of the girl! (Oops!) 

The Fashionista

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fashion in 1980: Michelle Beckles

Guess what, this is my mom in 1980! She was in some fashion show with the original "Kanye West" glasses.

"Those glasses were around BEFORE Kanye West Mia! We were cool before Kanye." Fair point mom. The shades are from Commander Salamander in Georgetown...
Yeah, she was pretty cool in her heyday (Note, CS no longer exists but it's pretty punk. According to mom:
"We weren't PUNK in the 80s Mia, we were NEW WAVE! New Wave was classier.")
Read more about Commander Salamander here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/commander-salamander-washington?nb=1(I just like how the name sounds)

So here's the rundown:
 Izod vest and polo shirt (popped collar, of course), Ralph Lauren knee socks and Izod shoes.

*Fun fact: My mom's name before she married my dad was Beckles (so If I did the whole Panamanian thing before I get married, my full name would be Mia Alyssa Beckles-Simms. It's a Hispanic thing.  TMI much?)

The Fashionista

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Good Morning @Starbucks, I Love You

How I begin my day: informed, caffeinated and planning for the day ahead WSJ layout-wise is probably my favorite of all the major newspapers. 

Oh and Hazelnut Macchiato is my bevy of choice. Needless to say it's a very intense love affair. 
...it literally just occurred to me this is why I'm kinda chunky these days. My lover Hazelnut Macchitao makes it so worth it. 

The Fashionista

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"The Pirate Shirt" #Seinfeld

Anyone remember the episode where Seinfeld wears the Pirate Shirt? 

This is nothing like it. 

Just thought the reference would increase my SEO ratings haha. Not to mention my Sam Edelman black wellies. First rainy day at the office! Enjoy!

The Fashionista

Skinny jeans never fit me. Problems abound.