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All Things Fashion DC | April 23, 2014

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Guest Contributor – Ashley Arias: A PR Gal’s Best Friend

Guest Contributor – Ashley Arias: A PR Gal’s Best Friend

We’d like to welcome new guest contributor Ashley Arias! Ashley is a fashion pr girl in DC who works for premier luxury public relations firm The Aba Agency.  She will be sharing her “Life as a Fashion PR Girl in DC,” experiences, fashion tidbits, and more. This is her first post for ATFDC.

by ATFDC Guest Contributor Ashley Arias

I have been a PR gal for 3 years now. People always tell me they love what I do. The glam of it all, the dressing up, getting to meet celebrities, and putting on fashion shows. But what people don’t see is the behind the scenes! We don’t always look glam. I mean how can a girl look great while running around picking up RACKS of garments!? The answer… Simplicity! From layering on a blazer, to wearing a cute pair of flats, you can look great with just adding a few quick things to your wardrobe.

So to help all the fashionistas out there, here are my top summer picks every PR gal needs!

Who doesn’t love glitter! The Toecap Treasure Flats at Anthropologie are great for day and night wear.
$198 available at Anthropologie, Tysons Galleria

J. Crew has this fantastic Bubble Necklace. Throw it on with a tee and a great pair of cropped pants and you have a hot outfit!
$150 available at J. Crew, Tysons Galleria

You must invest in a good tote! Sturdy handles and fits everything, from laptop, to IPad, and all the phone and computer chargers. I love Marc Jacobs so here is a fab tote that is great for any season!
$528 available at Saks, Tysons Galleria

Prepare your outfit hours in advance before any event. You may not have time to change, so rock a floral dress all day, and bring pumps to wear later. Karen Millen has a beautiful selection of dresses that are sexy yet don’t show too much skin.
$250 available at Karen Millen, Tysons Galleria

Blazers are a staple piece. Doesn’t matter what season it is, if you throw on a blazer with a dress, or a pair of shorts, you have a sharp outfit. BCBG MaxAzria’s Foley Metallic Blazer just adds the touch of flare every fashionista loves!
$258 available at BCBG, Tysons Galleria

 

Featured photo courtesy of Polyvore/Kelli Flournoy

 Ashley has been a PR gal at The Aba Agency for 3 years. She is a shoe addict, fashion junkie and full-time fashionista. Follow Ashley on Twitter @DcChic1 and on tumblr http://dcchic1.tumblr.com/

 

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  1. Caroline

    Congratulations on your new guest contributor title! Very exciting!

    I loved the post and think the things you mentioned are essential for any DC fashionista who is trying to stand out in a sea of grey skirt suits!

    • Ashley Arias

      Thanks Caroline!

      I think it’s important to always have your own style while keeping up with the latest trend. Lets try and rid DC of grey suits!

      Hope you keep reading my monthly posts! Love the feedback!

      XO

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