Happy Birthday Sherria!

by Jackie

Join me in wishing the happiest of birthdays to A*cute co-founder and editor, Sherria!

(Photo: Scott Pegram)

(Photo: Scott Pegram)



PHOTOS: A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show

The photos from the A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show are up on the A*cute Facebook page! Check out some of our faves below! (Click to enlarge and scroll)

Photos by Almenia J. Photography

Ask A*cute: What to expect at the A*cute Clothing Exchange

by Jackie

We’re so excited!

Sherria and I cannot wait to host the A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show next Saturday! Judging from your messages, many of you are excited, too! Some of you had some questions, so here are the answers:

What if my clothes/accessories are outdated?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 donated all of my clothing last year to include it in my taxes. Can I still participate?

Yes. Anyone who purchases a ticket will be able to browse the exchange items and shop the trunk show.

Is the event only for women?

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

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

That’s easy. Buy a ticket. Proceeds will go towards Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, an organization dedicated to strengthening the ability of young women to achieve their goals.

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

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An A*cute Weekend!

by Jackie

I hibernate in the winter. Except for commuting to and from work, I tend to keep a low profile and stay indoors if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Thankfully, this weekend was mild in Washington and I was able to be my normal, social self. There’s nothing like good company and good times to counteract the workweek grind.

Girls' night out on the town. Policy's DJ had us dancing Friday night away.

Saturday, my roommate and I hosted a brunch at our apartment for my former work teammates. Scheduling lunches with multiple busy people can seem impossible, so I decided to fire up my new electric griddle and get the old team together to catch up and share some laughs. I love to entertain!

The menu included french toast, bacon, and mini ham and cheese fritattas. Yum!

The spread!

One of the highlights of my weekend was visiting with Sherria, the other fabulous half of A*cute, at my brunch! She recently moved to NYC, so whenever we get together, we have some serious catching up to do.

100% A*cute!


Best of A*cute 2010

by Jackie

Whew! This year flew by.  We’ve had a lot of fun this year and hope that you did, too!  Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts:

10.  It’s a Photo Shoot!

Sherria and I had a blast styling our very own photo shoot in honor of A*cute’s first anniversary.

9.  Must-have: Crisp White Blouse

...a white blouse is the best way to look neat and well-dressed while keeping you cool.

8.  DCFW: Menswear Collections

Tell me what you think about DC’s hottest designers!

7.  My New Spring Fling: Trench Coats

Light trench coats are perfect for the “in-between” weather we have been experiencing over here in the northeast.

6. Neverending Summer

Layering is key to making your outfits stretch beyond one season. Instead of placing your summer clothes in storage, add a blazer or a simple cardigan to take your warm-weather looks into the cooler months.

5.  And the Winner Is…

The BET Awards had many fashion hits and misses, but one winner stood above the rest. Host Queen Latifah looked stunning during the awards show and definitely lived up to her regal name.

4. The Male Coat Saga

I have a friend who is obsessed with the gray pea coat that Twilight character, Edward Cullen, wore in the first film. This friend of mine even posted a blog about it on Manshion.net about a year ago.

3.  Oooh Baby, I’m a Rock Star!

know some of you aren’t as dramatic about finding outfits for a concert, but maybe these style choices can give you some ideas of what you can wear.

2.  Inspired by Freedom: Get Alicia’s Military Look

Alicia Keys’ ensembles during her 2010 concert reminded me of Michael Jackson’s stage outfits- military jackets and glitter. The overall theme of her concert focused on freedom, rebellion, and love.

1.  I Just Can’t Stop Loving You

While his life was marked by many hardships, Michael always seemed to put his fans above his personal trials and tribulations. His love for humanity resonated through his music. Michael’s bold costumes, innovative dance moves, touching lyrics and smooth yet powerful voice, have made an imprint in our hearts and in the entertainment industry that will never be removed.