Spring has officially sprung; are your toes sandal-ready?! A few boutiques are parading out their Spring styles and want you to come and celebrate the return of warm weather and attractive shoes. Bye-bye winter boots!
Head over to Caramel on U Street for their Lefawn Speight trunk show to view the sexy, Italian-made shoes and gorge on the cubes of chewy caramel they always seem to have on hand. 6:00-9:00 p.m. 1630 U Street, NW.
Sassanova is also hosting what you could call a trunk show, but maybe it’s more of a Winnebego show than anything else! They’ll welcome Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, which donates a pair of shoes to a needy child when you buy one. I’m bummed that I’ll miss this, because I think the idea is awesome, and plus I’m kind of obsessed with these ugly-cool hand-painted, limited-edition TOMS. I want them to kick around in over the weekend!
5:00-7:00 p.m. 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Attention female Hill staffers: Ditch the twinsets and reach for something a little more fashion-forward. Eastern market fans, there’s more shopping to do in that part of town than you may have realized. Enter Maggie & Lola, where in addition to other lines (Velvet, Calypso, Andrea Becker, Eberjey), you’ll find items not currently carried anywhere else in the city: Tucker Paisley Bags (Katherine Heigl has one), Barefoot Czarina jewelry, and Kerry Cassil and Scoop NYC Ballet Flats (perfect for tooling around the Market). They even carry their own line of tees appliqued with vintage fabrics.
Owner Katharine Ordway recently brought in a few pieces from label Dakota Martin, including this Liza dress (Gold Cup anyone?!). The styling of the silk charmeuse & chiffon dress is softly feminine and slightly 70′s…great for Spring, especially in bright yellow.
So go on, get out there and explore what else there is to do on the Hill besides lobbying. Ordway loves Groovy DC on 8th Street for unique cards, Los Lamos (on Pennsylvania at 13th St.) for Mexican grub and Trusty’s (between 13th & 14th Streets) for a hard-earned brew.
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Liza Dress, $280
Maggie and Lola
1013 E Street, SE
Men in Washington often look too buttoned-up, and it seems like their clothes wear them. I like how comfortable he looks in his own skin and in what he’s wearing. I love the thrift-store jacket layered over the hoodie…and the bike. Can’t explain it, but I’m totally drawn to taking photos of people with their bikes!keep looking »
Astrid Parker of Verse Magazine, the GW-student-launched fashion and entertainment magazine. Her coat is L.A.M.B.keep looking »