Fall Is Here!

It’s officially the last day of summer which means I can take my cable knit sweaters, wool berets and riding boots out of the bins and put together cozy outfits for Fall.   It also means taking advantage of the festivals and events that take place in Northern VA.  Old Town Leesburg is a historic town in Loudoun County sprinkled with cute little boutiques and hidden restaurants.  Finally had a chance to go this weekend and came across an art and jewelry show nestled between the cobblestone streets.

I wore a vintage Victorian-style blouse with princess sleeves and lace yoke. I love the covered buttons on the sleeve and neckline.  I paired it with a long chiffon vest that reminds me of an original Versace print, faded jeans, maroon boots, vintage purse and round brim felt hat.  The whole look has a “colonial” feel to it, which is perfect for a walk around a town that was part of the Civil War.

Samira 1a

Samira Walking

Samira Back

I came across an artisan who hand weaves beautiful jewelry pieces from Peru for his company “Rumi Sumaq”.  I asked him if he chose the name “Rumi” after the poet, and that that is the name of my daughter. I was surprised to learn that rumi is actually a name of a Peruvian stone!





Old Town Leesburg is filled with hidden restaurants.  I saw this man smoking in front of a wine and tapas lounge and he reminded me of a civil war soldier transported into modern times

Leesburg Restaurant

This is one of many cute boutiques that can be found in Leesburg. I love the display of fashion & accessories on a Southern colonial style porch.