Fall Neutrals

The camel trend this fall, is definitely one of my favorites…and I wouldn’t even call it a trend, because camel and neutrals have always been relevant for the fall. I combined an oversized top…Actually Im not sure if its a stop or a dress, because I accidentally bought an XL, with a ankle boot and leopard clutch! As the temperatures start to drop, the days of being able to walk out without tights and pants are soon coming to an end!

What Im wearing:

1. Dress/ Shirt- Target 2. Hat- H&M 3. Boots-Altuzarra x Target 4. Clutch-Love Cortnie 


Two Dozen

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday!

Last week I celebrated my 24th birthday, and the 1st blogaversary of 2ndandL. I  enjoyed the weekend with friends and family, filled with laughter and fellowship. This year has been quite an experience. With many ups, and a few downs…some lessons, some laughs, some tears, but more cheers. I can’t even begin to communicate how grateful I am for all of your love and support. The features, the interviews, supporting and sharing my art…and encouraging me in my low moments. I truly appreciate all of you, and I hope I can continue to inspire you. If you need anything, or someone to talk to…Im just an email away! To another year of growth, triumph, and learning! Many thank yous!


On Friday I had dinner at Ruth’s Chris, and went to Averys on H Street, and on Saturday I  had a beautiful family style brunch with my friends and family at Lavagna in Eastern Market.

The food at brunch was amazing, the family style included carbonara pasta, chicken and waffles, eggs and gravy, pancakes, and fresh fruit. After laughs and lunch, I shared my Chanel inspired cupcakes from Art of Suga. The cupcakes were absolutely beautiful, and very me! Later that night I had dinner with my bestie at District Chop House, and then headed to U Street!

It was truly a birthday to remember, and I appreciate everyone who made me smile.

Thank you again for all of the wishes! More to come from 2nd and L!

*Photos snapped on the iPhone*

What Im Wearing:

Outfit 1:

1. Coord crop top and skirt: Necessary Clothing  2. Shoes- Jessica Simpson



What Im Wearing:

1. Coord Set- MissGuided 2. Shoes- Steve Madden 4. Trench Coat – Zara -Similar  5. Jewelry- Steve Madden 6. Bag-LV 7.Bag Charm-1800 Love DST 

Cupcakes: Art of Suga

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Layers in Fall

One of the biggest challenges in Fall is staying warm and not getting too overheated. To tackle this obstacle layering is essential! Its usually too warm for a coat at this time of the month, but definitely not warm enough for just long sleeves or a light jacket. I paired a chambray mens shirt with a gray sweatshirt to add a little layering for a cool Fall Sunday!

What Im Wearing:

1. Sweater- Target 2. Chambray Mens Shirt- F21 3. White Jeans- H&M 4. Booties- Target 5. LV Speedy


Check out this Layering set I made on Polyvore and browse other items!

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Lets Go Shopping! : I Paint in Heels

Happy October Everyone! My favorite month of the year begins today, and Im excited to start it off with a bang!

Today is the launch of my new online shop for my illustrations and art work, and you are the first I share it with!

I will updating the shop as new illustrations are made, and will be sure to share it with you!

Welcome to I Paint in Heels! My second baby is underway, (the shop, no kids) and Im excite to see where it goes!

Illustration prints start at $20, and custom illustration orders start at $150.

If you don’t know October is also my birthday and 2nd and L’s blogaversary month, only 11 days away! I put together this illustration for my birthday invites and the kick off of the shop!


To see more, follow the shops Instagram, and see more of my art at 2ndandL!

Even if you don’t see it on the shop, contact me and I can set up an order for you!

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In the Trenches

Autumn has Arrived , and there is work to be done! Libra Season, we meet for the 24th time. You have given, and you have taken away. I welcome your breezes, and whatever challenges and lessons you send my way!

The morning chill has come to stay, so that means long sleeves and long jackets! The perfect time for trench coats! I love love love trench coats. Did I say love? I snagged this one about 2 years ago at Zara, and I opted for the lighter hue as opposed to the usual camel. Its comfy, and goes with almost anything!

Ive also attached a little treat to this post! I did a “Hello, Fall!” Illustration, from me to you! Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite fall fashions?

What Im Wearing:

1. Dress- F21 2. Shoes- 6pm 3. Coat-Zara 4. Bag- Consigned LV  5. Jewelry- Charming Charlie!

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