Posts Tagged ‘Northern Virginia’

Holiday-Inspired Hair and Beauty Looks

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, December 18th, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

Change up your daily beauty routine from a more natural appearance to something a bit more glamorous for your hair and makeup for the holiday season. Take a look below at three videos to help inspire your next look for a holiday party or event.

 

The holidays are a time to incorporate your favorite metallic eye shadows and here’s how to achieve a classic look from Camila Coelho.

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Gifts Ideas for the Beauty Queen in Your Life

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

If you or someone you know is always looking for the latest beauty trend or gadget, then look no further. While some prefer makeup brushes over jewelry, these ideas are great for anyone who wants to look their best at any given moment. These gifts range from $10 to $150, so you’ll be sure to find something for anyone on your list. 

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-harvey

 

Details: Hair brush, Makeup brush set, Nail polish, Eyeshadow set, Lip balm, Perfume, Clarisonic set, Mascara and Eyelash curler



15 Office Party and Awkward Holiday Gatherings Gifts

Posted by Editorial / Monday, December 15th, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

Christmas is right around the corner, so before you start panicking, take a look below at the round-up of gifts for any situation you might find yourself in this holiday season. 

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

 

If you find youself in the situation of meeting the future in-laws, well that can be very exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Try a more thoughtful approach for the first encounter and choose items such as fancy soaps, a breakfast gift set or wine tags. These items will help out the host during a holiday dinner or gathering and they’re great until you get more comfortable with the future in-laws.

Items: Coasters, Soaps, Breakfast set, Wine tags and Wine aerator

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

 

White elephant gift exchanges aren’t meant to be very serious. So with that in mind, here’s some ideas such as funky sticky notes, instant snow or a scented coin purse.The most important thing to remember is to have fun with it and have a good sense of humor. Plus these gifts are all under $15.

Items: Coin purse, Instant snow, Nose cups, Sticky notes and Memo roll

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo courtesy of polyvore/dd-harvey

 

Buying gifts for coworkers is always a little tricky. Your best bet is to go with items that they can actully use in or out of the office. Try gifts such as a stylish USB, multipurpose coffee mug and personalized luggage tag for when they travel. 

Items: Cufflinks, Emergency kit, Coffee mug, USB and Luggage tag



Style Ideas For Any Holiday Tradition

Posted by Editorial / Friday, December 12th, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

Besides the fabulous parties and family gatherings, the holiday season is full of traditions. Whether your family loves to visit a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree or you always go ice skating with friends, your days are filled with holiday nostalgia. For any situation, take a look below for some style inspiration to be equally chic and comfortable.

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-Harvey

 

Outfit details: Hat, Jacket, Top, Jeans and Shoes

 

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Winter Layering 101: A Step-By-Step Guide for a Stylish Cold-Weather Look

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

By Angela Bobo

When the weather outside is miserable and rainy, it’s easy to throw style to the side while we scramble to stay warm. A perfect way to stay warm without sacrificing some semblance of fashion is to deliberately layer items that can be added or removed for a cohesive yet transformable look. We show you how to layer from the bottom to the top for a chic and cozy ensemble.

Step One:

base layer

Start with a thin layer to trap warmth. Photo courtesy of polyvore.com/angienaomi

Start with a thin layer to trap in heat without making you sweat. Opt for a t-shirt with heat-trapping technology or a fun button-down to add a pop of print and texture under the next layer.

First Row: 1, 2, 3, 4|Second Row: 1, 2, 3, 4| Third Row: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Fashion-Worthy Sales and News to Get You in The Holiday Spirit

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

 

Photo Courtesy of Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

Photo Courtesy of Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

 

Small Businesses Make a Big Impact

On Thursday December 11 from 6-9 p.m, small businesses in Vienna are joining together to hold a silent auction. LiLi The First, will host the auction where the public is welcome to participate. All proceeds from the event will go to The Women’s Center. Local stores such as Culinaria Cooking School, Nail Experts Boutique Salon and Vienna Vintner are just some of the businesses donating to this cause. For more details on the event, visit the website.

Härth & Saks Fifth Avenue Event

Join Härth & Saks Fifth Avenue for a make-up class and dinner event on Saturday December 13. Guests can enjoy a day of pampering at Tysons from 2-8 p.m. Various events will take place from make-up lessons with Laura Mercier’s top make-up artists to a three-course dinner. Space is limited to 20 people, so be sure to purchase your tickets by contacting Tracy Thomas or Candice Tinner at 703-761-5200 on weekdays before 5 p.m. To learn more about this holiday event, visit the website.

Local Personal Shopping Service

If the thought of having to deal with crowds during holiday shopping hours is overwhelming, fear not. The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is launching their own personal shopping service. People interested in this new program will be able to receive style assessments and work with a personal shopper through phone or in-person. To avoid the stress of holiday shopping, call the mall’s personal shopping service at 703-415-2401.



Spread the Light: The 7 Best Candles to Gift from Budget to Luxe

Posted by Editorial / Friday, December 5th, 2014

By Angela Bobo

As scented candle obsessives, we know that not all are created equal. Instead of grabbing any old thing that smells nice in a jar, gift wrap these tried-and-true options that deliver a comforting holiday scent with staying power. Whether you need an affordable stocking stuffer or a cult classic for the candle snob, we have the top picks for your holiday list.

 



It is That Time of Year Again: Get Shopping for the Holidays

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, December 4th, 2014

By Cate Jensen

Photo Courtesy of Old Town Boutique District

Photo Courtesy of Old Town Boutique District

Old Town Boutiques Stay Up Late

In an effort to keep the Shop Small movement going, members of the Old Town Boutique District will be holding later hours Thursday-Saturday for those shoppers on a busy schedule, making it easy to find the perfect holiday gifts. For a full list of  participating shops and their longer hours which will run through December 20, visit the website here.

Rosslyn Holiday Market

On Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, will hold at their Second Annual Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thirty-five vendors will be participating from jewelry to children’s toys to gourmet foods—a place to find something for everyone this holiday. The event will also include a lighting ceremony on Friday which will include lighting the rooftops of various properties and businesses in Rosslyn. For more information visit the event website.

Sassoon Salon: Give the Gift that’s Always in Style

Want to get a gift that also gives back to you? Look no further than Sassoon Salon. For each $100 gift card purchased, receive a $20 voucher that can be redeemed for a future blow-dry, color, haircut, or other various treatment services. The vouchers will be valid from December 26 to June 26 at any Sassoon Salon in the U.S. 

Manassas Mall is “Spreading the Cheer”

Get in the holiday spirit by shopping at Manassas Mall, brimming with festivities. Entertainment will be provided by local area schools, church groups and more. Don’t forget to stay on top of your social media by following on Twitter and Facebook for daily giveaways as well as a grand prize of $500 given out on Christmas Day



Holiday Gifts For Your Favorite Hostess

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

With the holiday season upon us, it’s safe to say everyone is in the spirit of giving. If your calendar is full of parties and other festive gatherings, don’t forget about thanking the hostess. While a bottle of wine and handwritten thank you note should suffice, if you’re feeling a little more creative–take a look below at some ideas that are great for the home or have a more personal touch.

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-Harvey

 

Gift Details: (In Clockwise Order) Modern Pearl Gift Set, C. Wonder Ceramic Coaster Set, C. Wonder Monogram Cheese Board, Tory Burch Wine Opener, Aspen Throw Blanket, Dior 60th Anniversary Book, Lulu & Georgia Draper Plates, Lulu & Georgia Oh Joy Print (Center)



Winter Whites for Every Fashion Personality

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

By Danielle Harvey

The rule about not wearing white after labor day has long been debunked. However, that still leaves many of you wondering how you should style your crisp pieces during the colder months. No matter what your personal style is, below is an outfit idea that will get you well on your way to optimizing winter whites in your wardrobe. An added benefit to choosing a white palette is that you have the opportunity to be more creative with your accessories too. You can’t really go wrong with such a pristine color.

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-harvey

Photo Courtesy of Polyvore/dd-Harvey

 

Outfit details: Cape, Leggings, Shoes, Watch, Bag and Earrings

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