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My Favorite Bags for Work & Travel

My Favorite Bags for Work & Travel

You've probably seen a crossbody in photos on Instagram or on the blog. And they are my favorite casual, everyday bag. My favorites are from Kate Spade (a true style icon of mine).  But, when commuting to the office every day or traveling for work, I need to be able to lug my laptop, charger, notebook, and a handful of other things with me. So, a crossbody just won't cut it.

Why Shorts?

Why Shorts?

I'm a dress girl, as you probably noticed. Three out of the first six pieces I designed and released for ME were dresses (and more were developed, I just haven't been able to produce them). But, since moving to DC, I realized the need for a good pair of shorts. But, shorts are hard to find. Especially if a basic pair of chinos or jean shorts aren't your thing. Which, in my case, they aren't. So, I spent a year buying and trying shorts, reading reviews, and talking to friends to figure out what worked and what didn't.

It's Our Anniversary - The Brand Turns 1

It's Our Anniversary - The Brand Turns 1

I can't believe it, but the ME brand turns one on August 1st! The year completely flew by and to be honest, the anniversary snuck up on me. But, I have something exciting in the works as a belated celebration, so stay tuned for more details!

Recap: Sourcing Fabric for Spring 2019 in NYC

Recap: Sourcing Fabric for Spring 2019 in NYC

In mid-July I made the trip up to New York City to attend fabric expos and meet with suppliers in their showroom to source fabric for Summer 2019. No, that's not a typo. I'm sourcing for Summer 2019 while Summer 2018 is in full swing and Winter 2018 is in production.

1 Dress, 2 Women - Floral Sheath Dress Edition

1 Dress, 2 Women - Floral Sheath Dress Edition

I'm back from an unintended blogging hiatus to share the floral sheath dress with you. It's currently available for pre-order (in both regular and tall sizes) and 15% off with code PREORDER15; you can shop it here. The dress is the same silhouette and shares the same fit as the sheath dress in textured stripe, with some minor updates based on customer feedback. And, yes, it has pockets!

Introducing the Summer 2018 Collection

Introducing the Summer 2018 Collection

I'm SO excited to introduce the Summer 2018 Collection. This collection has been a long time coming. When I first set out on this journey, I had a list of pieces that I'd been searching for but was unable to find in tall sizes. The list was long, but included a random assortment of things like a feminine blazer and a wrap dress. For the most part, they were not season-specific and were not part of a cohesive collection. But, they all gave a small nod to my personal style - versatile, flattering, and feminine silhouettes in great fabrics.

3 Weekend Getaways Within 3 Hours of DC

3 Weekend Getaways Within 3 Hours of DC

We spent last weekend in Richmond to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. It was such a fun, easy getaway! I also realized that in the past yea...

5 Things To Do With Your Dog in DC

5 Things To Do With Your Dog in DC

I jump at any opportunity to include our dog, Sadie, on our weekend adventures. I absolutely love bringing her along on hikes or to our favorite brewery. Her excitement on a new trail just puts a smile on my face. Today, I'm sharing five things we love to do with our dog in DC (and highly recommend even if you don't have a dog).

It's Fashion Revolution Week | What it Means & How You Can Be A Better Consumer

It's Fashion Revolution Week | What it Means & How You Can Be A Better Consumer

Fashion Revolution Week starts today (it runs April 23-29). The movement asks us, as consumers, to question who made my clothes? This year marks the 5 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse which killed over 1,100 (and injured many more) garment workers in Bangladesh. The plaza housed many factories and at the time of its collapse, produced clothing for companies like Walmart and Zara. Nike, H&M, and Ivanka Trump also source labor from Bangladesh which is known for its poor working conditions and low wages.

The Sample Making Process & A Sneak Peek of Summer

The Sample Making Process & A Sneak Peek of Summer

I'm currently at the tail end of perfecting samples and have started production on the Summer collection. Because I offer such limited quantities of each style, the actual time it takes to manufacture the collection is relatively short (we will be releasing new pieces in early June).

Best Tapas & Small Plates Restaurants in Washington, DC

Best Tapas & Small Plates Restaurants in Washington, DC

My husband and I have a standing date every Friday night. We started the tradition when we got married and it is still going strong (almost) three years later! I'm lactose and gluten intolerant, so I am partial to restaurants that have allergen menus or are willing to modify dishes as needed. And for whatever reason, many of our favorite date night spots are tapas or small plates restaurants. So, I figured I'd share the top small plates restaurants in DC.

How To Pack for a Business Trip

How To Pack for a Business Trip

When I first started traveling for work I realized that packing for a business trip was more challenging, and of course less fun, than packing for vacation.

I always wait until the last minute to pack (even when it comes to vacations). Please tell me I'm not the only one! On my first multi-day business trip, I resorted to packing a capsule wardrobe based around one neutral color. I recommend using black or navy as your base color as doing so allows you to pack a single pair of dress shoes and tights (if needed), and makes it easier to mix and match fewer pieces to create more outfits. Although I resorted to this approach because I was crunched for time and thoroughly uninspired to pack, it's become my go-to method!