About District Gems:

District Gems is a Washington DC based fashion and design company featuring artisan jewelry, up-cycled goods and recycled clothing offered online via Poshmark & Etsy. The name is a tribute to my love for DC, my love for thrifting/consignment shopping (finding hidden gems) & being born under the Zodiac Sign of Gemini… District Gems.

About the Blog:

Starting my first blog in 2008 called, Designer Deal Diva, this is the same blog with a new name. It’s a personal fashion and lifestyle blog, where I share my passion for fashion, shopping, decor, music, inspirational quotes and DC happenings/lifestyle. I originally created my blog (Designer Deal Diva) as a way to help in finding luxury designer labels on a shoestring budget because I’m a true lover of designer labels but I NEVER pay retail price. I rather save those dollars to invest in my family and my future. I believe most of us are trying to find ways to acquire fabulous finds but also ways to stretch a dollar. Whether you’re looking for a way to get the look for less, trying to copy your favorite celebrity’s style or finding a creative solution for fashion or decor, hopefully you will find something useful on the District Gems blog.

About Me:

 I’m KK, a Washingtonian (DC) & the daughter of United States Army Veterans, a Real Estate Professional and also an artistic/creative enthusiast. I design & create jewelry, accessories & small home-goods. I design, build and UPcycle furniture. I design mix media artwork. And I’m obsessed with vintage fashion & interior decorating. A self-professed shopaholic and I love supporting local DC boutiques, check some of my absolute FAVORITE Local Boutiques in the right-hand column. Recently I’ve been trying hard to be a minimalist so I’m always selling some great items from my closet on Poshmark.

But wait there’s more…

– I’m a TRUE believer in empathy and kindness.

– I’m obsessed with Designer Vintage.

– My favorite color to wear is BLACK (all black everything) but I also like white, grey and tan.

– I’m a naturalista (just big chopped the 3rd time – 3/2017) & I rock Senegalese Twists at most times.

– I love music and have been in a few local bands – reggae, rock & electronica.

My favorite quote:

BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard internal battle that you know nothing about.

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