A*cute reader Bridget is the lucky winner of our fab giveaway!
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.
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!
I’m still on my shopping fast (ok, I bought
like eight a couple pairs of shoes, but bear with me here), so I’ve been shopping my closet and only buying small pieces to update my wardrobe. I picked up a printed scarf for about $10 at H&M a couple of months ago in anticipation of the fall. A simple knot took a plain button-down shirt and pencil skirt to a whole other level.
One of my Instagram fashionistas decided to copy the look and made it her own with a full skirt:
So, I just discovered eBay. Please grant me a late pass. I’m used to just giving my gently worn clothes away, but I’m saving up
to shop for something special, so I’ve decided to sell some of my once-worn items online. Through the magical world of Twitter, I’ve connected with some wonderful dolls who I trusted with my items.
I know what you’re thinking. What business of it is mine who wears my shoes after they’re sold? Well, I love my shoes. It’s almost as if I’m in a relationship with them. And, I’m more of the “If you should ever find someone new, I know [s]he’d better be good to you” than the “You Oughta Know” variety when it comes to break-ups. It’s important to me that they end up in a good home.
After successful sales, I’m slightly addicted to eBay now, so I’m sure that I will have more items for sale soon. Until then, happy shopping, and selling!
“When something itches my dear sir, the natural tendency is to scratch.” — The Seven Year Itch
I never intended to stay here. DC was supposed to be a temporary stop away from New York, lasting only as long as it took for me get a degree. Then, I decided to get another. Then, I landed my first job. One thing led to another, and somehow, I’ve been here nearly ten years — long enough to get a DC-issued driver’s license, become a DC-registered voter, and incorporate the occasional “joanin” to my vocabulary. Though I love my friends and the experiences I’ve had here, I was getting the “itch” to try something new.
After a short adventure, (Thank you, Charlotte) I resolved to try to rekindle the romance with the District and have as many adventures as possible in the city that has become my home (away from home).
A short walk from its namesake metro station, Eastern Market is a cute scene that’s a warm break from DC’s Romanesque architecture. I almost forgot where I was.
Shopping is usually enough inspiration to get me out of the house, but add good food to that, and it’s a party. Though Eastern Market is a DC staple, my recent trip was my first. After grabbing a yummy crab cake sandwich at Market Lunch, I picked up some local produce, and snagged a necklace in my favorite color for next to nothing.
Whenever I want to pretend that I’m on a getaway at a marina, I can just take a 10-minute trip up the road to Pearl Dive. Fueling my obsession with seafood, this restaurant is fast becoming a fave in my book, and my tummy.
Of course, my ultimate escape is a good book, and my book club — the Bookettes — makes sure that I am always on an interesting literary adventure. I was excited to be our recent group leader. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is a multi-layered, multi-narrator suspense novel that deceives you at every turn.