Shimmering into 2014

All that glitters is gold this holiday season. Chic black and winter white party dresses are the perfect canvas for festive accessories and make pulling together multiple outfits for numerous holiday parties a snap. Here are our favorite looks for a flawless holiday celebration all the way to 2014. Photography by Aaron Michael Styling by Kaleigh Ryan Hair and Makeup by Marie Jilson Talent Lauren Barber Look 1 Dress RED Valentino (Saks Fifth Avenu Chevy Chase) Earrings Stylist’s own Bangles H& M (M St.), Bloomingdales Chevy Chase Rings H& M (M St.) Look 2 Dress French Connection (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Purse Diane Von Furstenberg (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Earrings Kate Spade (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Pearl Bracelet Kate Spade (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Necklace, Rings H&M (M St.) Look 3 Dress Céline (Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase) Jacket Stylist’s own Bangles H& M (M St.), Bloomingdales Chevy Chase Necklace H&M (M St.) Purse Sondra Roberts (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Rings H&M (M St.) Earrings Stylist’s own Look 4 Dress KateSpade (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Bangles H&M (M St.), Bloomingdales Chevy Chase Necklace Aqua (Bloomingdales Chevy Chase) Rings H&M (M St.) Earrings Stylist's Own [gallery ids="101589,147480,147485,147487" nav="thumbs"]

Summer Sales in the City

As the temperature continues to rise, local store prices are doing just the opposite. Check out this week’s latest sales at some of your favorite M Street shops. Annie Creamcheese 3279 M St. NW – 50% off any single vintage item, if you mention The Georgetowner J. McLaughlin 3278 M St. NW – All women’s items 40% off Waterworks 3314 M St. NW – 25% off beach towels until June 30 City Sports 3338 M St. NW – Up to 30% off on select items The Running Company 3401 M St. NW – 30% off older running shoes West Elm 3333 M St. NW –30-40% older items The North Face 3333 M St. NW – 25-30% off select items Second Time Around 3289 M St. NW – June 29-July 4: 20% off full price on selected items Aldo 3237 M St. NW - Up to 50% off selected items Lucky Brand Jeans 3271 M St. NW – 20% off selected items All Saint 3235 M St. NW – 30-50% off leather and clothing True Religion Brand Jeans 3225 M St. NW – 20% off shorts and select shirts until July 1 Banana Republic 3200 M St. NW – June 30-July 4: 30% selected items BCBG Max Azria 3210 M St. NW – 40-60% off; additional 20% off sale items Anthropologie 3222 M St. NW – $19.99 and up on sale items Intermix 3222 M St. NW – an additional 30% off selected items

Going Places

Fall fashion is elegant, easy and just right for you girls on the go! From the runways to your closet, looking fabulous for fall is here. Yvonne Taylor: Fashion Editor and Photographer Lauretta McCoy: Creative Director for Fashion [gallery ids="99193,103331,103324,103328" nav="thumbs"]

Georgetown Gathers Fashionistas

Georgetown fashionistas packed into Wink boutique yesterday for an afternoon filled with girls’ best necessities- cocktails, shopping and a Troubadour trunk show. The designer, Lindsay Carter, was on site and I was pleasantly (very very pleasantly actually) surprised she took time out of her busy schedule to show me her favorite pieces, (The Minetta dress and Poe skirt are obvious best sellers!). After viewing her collections, it is a no brainer that Women’s Wear Daily named her Designer to Watch in 2009. “I like to push the edge, yet stay within the boundaries,” said Carter. Sticking to her southern roots, Carter looks to the South, the City and the Sea when creating her vision of Troubadour. “For me, each collection is a mood rather than an inspiration.” She must have been in love when deciding on clean lines and romantic ruffles for her fall collection, and sipping daiquiris on the beach when choosing bright (and fantastic!) colors for her summer pieces. When stopping in for some retail therapy myself, I was not shocked to find many shoppers trying on the Sophia Romper in deep pool from her summer collection. Next season, Carter will be expanding her line to add knit tops and other knockouts but will continue to produce great dresses fans love. “Their easy. Throw it on, style it and walk out the door.” In these tough economic times, Carter recommends one thing- Vintage! “Cut and manipulate pieces to make them your own. Or go into your husbands or boyfriends closet.” Or we can just go to Wink. Located on M Street below Steve Madden, Wink offers a variety of chic and eclectic clothes for all price ranges. For more information or for your shopping pleasure, check out what Carter calls “southern goth sheik, yet reckless preppy,” at troubadourclothing.com

Haute & Cool

Georgetown is known for the decadent dining, luxury homes, society nightlife, and of course, M Street fashion. This week we style stalked those milling around the streets of Georgetown looking for this summer’s most popular trends. With a forecast of excessive heat and humidity weighing down our wardrobes, it’s been a challenge to stay and look cool simultaneously. However, these street fashionistas didn’t let a little heat cramp their style. With a combination of vivid, electrifying colors and cool, classic whites, these ladies looked chic and crisp in their summer whites and summer brights. [gallery ids="99993,99994,99995,99996,99997,99998" nav="thumbs"]