An Evening in Alexandria, Virignia

February 03, 2019 2 min read

An Evening in Alexandria, Virignia

Dear Fashion Friend: 

I once had a summer job in Alexandria, Virginia. While there, I became friends with this charming young lady. She was intelligent, sweet, and had a beautiful sense of fashion! One evening, for example, we met to go to the movies. For the occasion, she wore a white sleeveless top and a pair of blue jeans. For accessories, she wore a pair of simple earrings and some light makeup! After the movies, we went to a fast food joint for hamburgers and soda. While the food was not haute cuisine, I remember how much I enjoyed the great conversation and company. Her amicable spirit and demeanor were most appealing! I extend to my friend my warmest St. Valentine’s Day wishes.

I think that my friend would also love this sleeveless top! It would make an exquisite addition to the St. Valentine’s Day wardrobe. I think she would find its floral pattern design endearing. The skirt, also made from lace, is the perfect length for a mini! I also think she would see our model’s choice of earrings stunning and use of makeup immaculate! The pair of black high heel shoes blends beautifully with the outfit’s color. While I admire our model’s selections, I would suggest this charming bracelet and necklace for this ensemble (see the photos below).

I can see our model wearing this attire for St. Valentine’s Day dinner. Perhaps she’s meeting up with her partner at the Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. At the table, she gives to her spouse a card she made personally. Inside the card, she wrote down the following quote from William Shakespeare. It reads: 

“Time is very slow for those who wait

Very fast for those who are scared

very long for those who lament

Very short for those who celebrate

But for those who love time is eternal.”

 I hope that your visit to is a lovely one.


Gabe xoxo



Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.

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