Sherria’s Spring Wish List

by Sherria

The sun is finally starting to shine here on the East Coast and it’s putting me in “shopping mode.” Since I already have a ton of clothing in my closet from last spring, I’m planning to add only a few small accessories and dresses to my spring/summer wardrobe. I believe that small accessories can be mix and matched with the same outfit to create a totally different look (FYI: It’s also more economical than purchasing more clothes).

Below are three of my top picks to add to a spring wardrobe:

 

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Kealla Wedge Sandal (ALDO, $65)

Navy Enamel Bezel Silicone Metro Watch (Kate Spade, $175)

Botanical Woven Dress (Forever 21, $19.90)

 

Q&A: What to expect at the A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show

Swap and shop at the 3rd Annual A*cute Clothing Exchange. (Almenia J. Photograpy)

Swap and shop at the 3rd Annual A*cute Clothing Exchange! (Almenia J. Photograpy)

We cannot wait to host the 3rd Annual A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show this Saturday, September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Mad Hatter located in DC’s Dupont Circle at 1319 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Here are some clothing exchange FAQs, so you can know what you’re in for.

What if my clothes/accessories are outdated?

One [wo]man’s trash is another [wo]man’s treasure. When it comes to a clothing exchange, this old adage could not be truer. You may think something is out of style, but someone else with a new perspective could pair your item with a piece from their wardrobe and make a new outfit. Style is often recycled. A fresh pair of eyes and some imagination can turn your something old into someone else’s something stylish.

I don’t have any clothes or accessories to bring to the event. Can I still participate?

Of course! Anyone who purchases a ticket will be able to pick up exchange items and shop the trunk show. The clothing exchange is a fun event where you can catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Don’t believe us? Check out pics from last year’s shindig.

Is the event only for women?

Not at all! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

I want to support, but can’t make the event.

That’s easy. Buy a ticket and spread the word: http://lookacute.eventbrite.com/. Extra items and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, an organization dedicated to strengthening the ability of young women to achieve their goals and the New Hope Recreation and Development Center, a community initiative based in Ellendale, Delaware designed to provide educational opportunities for at-risk youth, adults, and senior citizens.

If you have any other questions about the event, email us at acute.consulting@ymail.com or tweet @AcuteConsulting! See you Saturday!

Trend Alert: Ruby Jewelry

by Sherria

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According to Women’s Wear Daily, a magazine that provides buyers, retailers and consumers with timely updates and news on the fashion industry, Ruby’s have been trending on the jewelry market lately.

Ruby Fact: Rubies are an extremely hard stone, second only to diamonds.

Below are some of A*cute’s top picks for Rubies:

Kate Spade New York Small Square Studs (Kate Spade, $38)

Kate Spade New York Small Square Studs (Zappos Couture, $38)

Kate Spade New York Statement Earrings (Zappos Couture, $68.99)

Kate Spade New York Statement Earrings (Zappos Couture, $68.99)

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Deobrah Lippmann Ruby Red Slipper Nail Polish (Lord & Taylor, $19)

DC-based DIY Diva Launches Online Store + Giveaway

by Jackie

Quynh’s Instagram feed is an adventure in style, food, and travel. Snapshots of her do-it-yourself projects almost always lead to accessory junkies begging asking her for a custom-made piece. Luckily for me, she sees my Roomie every day, so I often have an edge on the rest of the Instagram crowd. :) But, it’s a new year, and I have a whole new sharing attitude. So, you too, can have your own Q piece.

I've been spoiled, so I'm sharing the wealth!

I’ve been spoiled, so I’m sharing the wealth!

In advance of launching her Etsy store, Ginger n’ Snap, Quynh has gifted a necklace to A*cute for a giveaway!  All you have to do is enter your comment below on how you’d style the link necklace (along with your e-mail address!), and I’ll pick a lucky winner.

The contest ends at midnight on January 31! Enter as many times as you wish. You can also tweet your comment to @AcuteConsulting for more chances to win.

Good luck. May the odds be ever in your favor!