Haute & Cool: Get Booted Up

The rain seems to be falling harder and colder every day, turning the streets of D.C. into veritable rivers. Unfortunately, splashing through puddles tand crunching through fallen leaves in those strappy summer sandals just isn’t cutting it anymore. The fall season is the start of boot season, and D.C. stores are stocking their shelves with cute knee-highs, heeled and ankle boots to keep those tootsies warm. [gallery ids="100330,108567,108562,108557,108552,108576,108547,108580,108584,108542,108588,108572" nav="thumbs"]

The Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop Gift Guide

Don’t miss these stores and products, all available for one-stop shopping at The Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop, Wednesday, Dec. 4. SHEYLA’S BOUTIQUE Sheyla’s Boutique is a personal fashion consultant and works with every body and style. This season she has the hottest winter coats, including Michael Kors, BCBG, London Fog and Ellen Tracy. Sheylaboutique.com; 703-887-6568. Fur, mink, fox, rex, cashmere and leather coats, vests and accessories make for a luxurious and warm winter; $55 to $1,000. FLEXFLOP Treat tired feet to a pair of Flexflops, the first emergency folding flip flop that’s great for travel, pedicures, the spa, and a break from high-heels. The portable and foldable flip flop makes the perfect gift item. Each pair comes with its own customized bling bag. Flexflop.com; 1-888-471-1118. Black terrycloth flip flops; $25. ?BORN IN BROOKLYN SKIN CARE Born In Brooklyn Skin Care is a hand-made, highly effective and nature-based line of skin care products for women and men created by actress, playwright and entrepreneur Setor Attipoe. Borninbrooklynskincare.com; 347-465-7546. Perfect Face Package (not pictured), microdermabrasion ultimate face polish, whipped, shea butter face & neck night cream, vitamin C brightening face & under eye serum, all-natural Kiss balm, Kiss scrub; $65 J. RYAN JEWELRY J. Ryan Jewelry is designed by interior and jewelry designer Julie Ryan who creates handmade, coastal-inspired jewelry. 1401 Myradare Drive, Richmond, Va.; facebook.com/jryanjewelry; 703-403-7180. Freshwater pearl stud earrings with gemstone dangle accents; $88 THE QUILT SHOP OF MCLEAN Perfect for collecting and keeping memories, the Quilt Shop offers custom gifts that last a lifetime. Known as the Quilt Doctor, Nancy Preston’s quilt shop specializes in memory quilts, quilt restoration and quilt repair. 6724 Curran St., McLean, Va.; quiltdoctor.com; 703-281-4091. Memory t-shirt quilt ELLA-RUE Ella-Rue is the creation of Krista Johnson and is focused on current, high-end women’s consignment pieces. 3231 P St., NW; Ella-rue.com; 202-333-1598. Two’s Company equestrian frames; $29 to $34. LYNNI’S FABULOUS Lynni’s Fabulous, named one of D.C.’s tastemakers, lives by the philosophy that entertaining should be easy and that every hostess should have a few tricks up her sleeve. Products range from sweet to savory, are hand-made with fresh ingredients and are gluten-free. Lynnisfabulous.com; 301-987-9135. Fresh raspberries, semi-sweet chocolate and black raspberry liqueur all combined to create this decadent crème sauce. Three jars per order; $30. VIRTUARTE VirtuArte’s products are handcrafted in developing countries all around the globe. These works of art make an ideal gift when looking to give and give back this season. Virtuarte.com; 866-228-3497. Handmade South African glass plate; 10 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. Chip and peel resistant; $55. [gallery ids="101545,149634,149638,149642,149629,149646,149650,149657,149655" nav="thumbs"]

Haute & Cool: Don’t Miss a Beat, Beat the Heat!

Summer is hitting its stride, and fashion in the District is still as hot as ever. Staying cool is about more than just beating the summer heat. It’s about being fashionable in the capital city. Georgetown is providing the staples for surviving the rest of this summer in style, and D.C. stores will be keeping it cool all the way until Labor Day.

Cover-up in Style

Whether at the beach, rooftop or backyard pool, make a statement in this stylish crochet cover-up by chic LA designer Piper Gore. Made in the USA; $79, free shipping. Available in sizes XS-L. GET THE LOOK : 1) Buy this cover-up 2) Click below 3) Select color and size, and click to buy 4) Once received, head out in style
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