Sunday, June 30, 2013

Petals on the Street: June 28

Check out the latest additions to Petals on the Street, my snaps of street style while out and about.  My favorite looks were all found around Federal Triangle in D.C.
You can probably see in the background, but it was pouring rain all afternoon!  Check out how these PotS stay stylish despite the downpour:

Love all of this outfit, from head to toe!  The balance of a bright, summery blazer with deep blue, oxblood, and mahogany accents, plus the fun tie win this guy "chicest intern of the day"!
Monochromatic color schemes and flowy summer dresses?  That's a rainy June day done right!
More deep browns and oxblood?  Love the way she paired those rich colors with a bright Kate Spade bag and tasteful animal print flats!
A friendly face!  Mon amie was helping me while I snapped these street style shots, but I had to add her to the list because I love her tangerine dress and light cardigan.  With her pastel green and yellow accessories, this outfit is perfect for summer and stood up to the rain showers.

Feeling inspired by any of these looks?  Let us know what you think in the comments below or reply to us on twitter!

Bisous et bonne journée!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fête de la Musique 2013: Quelles Bonnes Tenues!

Once again, the French Embassy played host to a wonderful Fête de la Musique this past Sarurday.  The House of France, or La Maison Française, in Washington, D.C. co-organized the event with the French-American Cultural Foundation to bring a taste of France to the states and to celebrate World Music Day on the summer solstice.

Between the talented artists, delicious spread of food and drinks, and wonderful musical performances, this certainly was a night to remember.  And on top of all of the fun happenings, there was another aspect to be appreciated: the attendees!  Everywhere we turned, there was inspiration for summer style that just had to be shared.  Here are some of my favorite looks that we captured at the event:

So many great summer looks!  My favorite trends at the festival were: (1) fun stripes and chevron, (2) white and pastels with khaki, (3) pops of reds, pinks, and oranges.

What do you think of the looks we snapped at the Fête de la Musique 2013?  Comment below or reply to us on twitter!

Merci et bonne journée,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

B+B Back In Full Summer Swing!

Bonjour BBs!

After a hiatus that was far too long, B+B is back! Articles are already being drafted to fill your summer with information and inspiration.  The first real post will be a feature about the Fête de la Musique, a French tradition on or around the summer solstice to celebrate the art and experience of music.  What a wonderful concept- and even more wonderful that the French Embassy in DC hosts its own festival to share this tradition with American Francophiles and music fiends!  There were a lot of inspiring summer outfits that will be highlighted in the article, so keep an eye out later in the week for that feature article.  We have plenty of pictures to edit and share 

So thrilled to be back and blogging! Wishing you all a happy summer- and that you'll check back in soon to get the full scoop in la Fête!

Gros bisous et bonne journée!