Monday, April 21, 2014

black with some shimmer.

I've really been lacking in the outfit posts lately, my apologies. I didn't even take any outfit photos last week (mostly due to outfit repeating & time constraints). So here's one from the week before that I really liked, but I ran out of time to take photos in decent lighting. C'est la vie.

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What I'm wearing:
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Dress: vintage
Tights: Target
Shoes: Born Concept
Necklace: H&M

I really wish I had been able to get a better photo of this necklace, because it's shiny and has rose gold spikes and generally pretty awesome (and only $10!). I've been getting better about restraining myself when it comes to impulse purchases, but this was one I had to give in to.
What was your last impulse purchase?

Have a great week!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

a dinosaur in georgetown.

I can't tell you how excited I am that I got to take these photos (er, have them taken—thanks Hannah!) outside, in the sunshine, on a glorious day. Over the weekend Hannah & I went to the new BHLDN store (which is actually within the Anthropologie) store in Georgetown, which was awesome and filled with pretty things, and then to Baked & Wired for cupcakes and (more) caffeine. It was so nice out that we just sat near the canal and hung out for a while.

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What I'm wearing:
Cardigan: Gap outlet (old)
Top: Forever 21 (old)
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (very old)
Necklaces: DIY (Dinosaur), Target (crystal)
Sunglasses: Common Era in Denver

I will probably cry when these floral oxfords finally fall apart. I've had them since summer of 2010 and they're still my favorite spring shoe.

I also spent entirely too much money for my budget because that's just what happens when in Georgetown. Side note: H&M now has a home decor section and it's actually awesome. I snagged two adorable cake plates (to use for my wedding) for $10 each! 

P.S. These sunglasses are like a real life Instagram filter (Rise, specifically) and it's really cool & trippy.

What are your plans for the week?

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunday inspiration 01: cherry blossom pink

I'd say happy Sunday but I think everyone knows Sunday (especially the evening) can be awesome but also kind of a bummer since it's leading up to Monday. So I've decided what better time for a little colorful inspiration? This is a new series that Katie from Today I Want will be doing with me, where we pick a color each week and share the corresponding images that inspire us. Check out her take on cherry blossom pink!

And because it's cherry blossom season here in DC, we decided to start with pink! (Confession: I haven't been to see the cherry blossoms yet. But soon!)

from left to right & top to bottom:
1. Dior lipsticks in different shades of pink (no real image source, thanks Pinterest)
2. Ampersand card from Rafftruck Designs (no longer available)

What's inspiring you this week?

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