Pre-Seersucker Soiree

Whee! How do you know it's summer? Flowers! Little whispy dresses! Hats! All of these things came together perfectly for a little Pre-Seersucker Social Soiree we held at Proper Topper, a local institution of a boutique. I've been going since I moved to DC and am always wowed by the lovely little bits and bobs, from books to sweet hats and dresses, that I lust over. I never had to worry about buying gifts, since I could just pop in to the store the day of and know that I would find something. Divine! 

Proper Topper paired with Dandies & Quiantrelles, the Washington Post's FW Magazine, and I to throw a sweet petite soiree to benefit the DC Public Libraries. We had hat-making, pink champagne, and the loveliest little cookies to munch on as we shopped and bopped around. There was even a style-themed pop-up library courtesy of the stylish DC librarians. Of course, everyone got very dressed, and it was lovely. Check out the photos below, and skip over to the Proper Topper blog for their post HERE.

So much amazing color! I love her modern take on a vintage look.

Butterflies for your hat? Yes please!

Dandies and Quiantrelles founder Eric Channing Brewer looking dapper in a mixed summer suit

Seersucker Social is this Saturday...there will be a stylish bike ride followed by a party at Hillwood Estates. You can get more information and tickets HERE

Think you know what a librarian looks like? Think again! Behold, the modern (stylish!) librarian! 

Holley from the Washington Post was looking sweet in lace and chambray. 

Laser-cut purple suede shoes? Yes please!

Of course, man-about-town and menswear guru Eliot Payne was present with some of his handmade bow ties for Accoutre.

Dots and flat in patriotic hues were certainly a trend

Performance artist Holly Bass always looks divine

But this wouldn't be a library benefit without a little book talk! Summer reading is starting, and we're all excited to tote a good book to the beach, roofdeck, or pool. We asked some of the attendees to identify what reading inspires them to do. Here is what they said: 

Even I got in on things!

Thank you, looking forward to seeing you all at Seersucker Social on Saturday!