By Kara (@GoAskKara), Buffalo Exchange Georgetown
DC is a truly inspiring place to live! The historic buildings and homes, the detailed mason and iron work, the color combinations of homes that stretch for blocks… all reflect in my personal style choices.
Worn alone it’s a little over the top but paired under a bright GAP sweater with printed Pilcro Serif leggings from Anthropologie in complimentary colors it’s just the right amount of “crazy cat lady” for me!
As mentioned before, I recently moved to DC from Philadelphia, PA and while I am in love with DC, it can be hard living away from the ones I love. My boyfriend helps me get through the loner times by sending me vintage love letters and postcards.
The black and white house with the lion statues and randomly painted row homes in my neighborhood completely inspired my outfit this day- GAP striped sweater, Levi’s chambray shirt and flower printed jeans, and Jeffrey Campbell panther head flats.
The historical homes in DC are known for ornate detailed mason and iron work… it’s like they’re wearing jewelry statement pieces! I was never good at accessorizing and never wore jewelry until just recently. Seeing the adornment on buildings and bridges throughout the city has really encouraged me to be more creative and choose a bold statement piece to wear every day.
My own favorite statement piece was a gift from my boyfriend- it is a huge planchette (like you would find on an Ouija Board) hand crafted from sterling silver by a privately owned jewelry company based in Philadelphia called Blood Milk (www.bloodmilkjewels.com) . It is my most special piece of jewelry.
The color of the sky and my GAP chambray blouse, the lines within the bricks and my skirt, and the black iron work and the black color blocking in my outfit all work really well together- simple but interesting.
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