Day Trip To D.C.

Day Trip To D.C.

Day Trip To D.C.
Day Trip To D.C.
Day Trip To D.C.

Our Quick Day Trip

Over the years, Ben & I have grown to truly love living in Richmond. One of the great perks is how close it is to D.C.! This time, in an effort to avoid city traffic & paying for parking, we drove to the end of the blue line at Franconia-Springfield, parked our car there for free, & then rode the metro into the city. If you are entering the city from Virginia, I would highly recommend this trick.

Anyways, we went to D.C. to meet up with Ben’s parents who happened to be in town for work. It’s always great to be able to spend time with family seeing as though none of our family lives in VA (but I’m really pushing for at least some of my family to move out here someday…). We walked along the mall, ate tasty street food, & just got to sit & catch up which is always so refreshing.

Day Trip To D.C.
Day Trip To D.C.

What I’m Wearing

Green Floral Maxi Dress // Ballet Flats // Pink Handbag // Beret // Bow Earrings



I Could Look At Flowers All Day

After we ate lunch, we walked through stunning floral gardens. We saw roses of every color imaginable. Basically I was in heaven. I wish I had taken more pictures of all the colors, but of course I was drawn to all of the pinks! They were all so lovely & fragrant & effortlessly whimsical & I could have stayed there all day long. But after a long walk in the garden, we made our way over to an area of the city I had never been to…

District Wharf

This area of the city has been so well designed. It’s right on the water & is full of amazing restaurants, cafés, shops, & more. They even had a large bonfire for people to make s’mores at. The thing I loved most about this area though, was how visually pleasing they had made it. It was clean & has fresh pots of gorgeous flowers around every corner. Those little details mean so much & made our experience so delightful. I definitely cannot wait to go back again soon.


Day Trip To D.C.
Day Trip To D.C.


Day Trip To D.C.
Day Trip To D.C.

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For The Love Of Toile

Designer Crush: Dior

Designer Crush: Dior

Oh Hey! Remember Me?

It’s been some time since I’ve posted here on the blog, or on my Instagram for that matter. I’ve been feeling some changes in me & needed some time to figure out exactly what they meant for me & my life. Don’t worry, I’ll be filling you guys in on what’s been going on in my head & heart soon.

But until then..I’m back! Not only am I back, but I’m sharing with you the dreamiest toile dress I’ve been wearing to death that’s under $20! Scroll to see more…


Designer Crush: Dior

What I’m Wearing

Toile Dress Under $20! // Green Velvet Headband // Pearl Earrings // Houndstooth Shoes (similar) // Dior Dupe Bag (sold out, similar here)


Designer Crush: Dior
Designer Crush: Dior
Designer Crush: Dior

Transitioning Into The Colder Months

Now that the weather is starting to feel more like fall, I’ve been playing around with how to wear this gorgeous toile dress into the colder months. My favorite way has to be with a pair of knee high boots, a beret, & my classic trench coat over top. You could also wear it with black tights, heels, & a fluffy faux fur coat to dress things up a bit. Either way, you better believe I’ll be wearing this many times in the coming months. I can’t pass up this dreamy, classic print!


Designer Crush: Dior


Designer Crush: Dior

For The Love Of Toile


Designer Crush: Dior

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Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

You Ask, I Answer

I asked you guys on Instagram a while back what your fashion dilemmas were. Whether they were about styling or shopping, I gathered a few of the best questions to answer for you here today! Let’s see if we can solve some of your fashion dilemmas…


Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas
Q: “Packing for a trip is always difficult. How can I be stylish without bringing too many items?”

A: Packing for a trip is definitely a challenge, but it can be really run too! My biggest tip for this dilemma is to stick with a color palette.

Think about where you are going & in what season. What colors will either go nicely with your surroundings or fit that season well? Sticking to a color palette of 3-4 colors that all go together will ensure you will be able to mix & match the items you pack for your trip. Also, be realistic when it comes to shoes. Shoes can often take up so much room in a suitcase, so if you won’t actually wear them, don’t bring them.

Q: “What tips do you have for accessorizing with scarves for the upcoming fall season?”

A: Wearing scarves is one of my favorite ways to accessorize during the fall season. They are so versatile & there are so many ways to personalize your look with them.

Square silk scarves & bandanas are my go-to’s for an effortlessly put together look. I like to fold two opposing corners into the center & then roll the folded ends together. Then I tie the scarf around my neck in a simple knot. This floral silk scarf is the newest in my collection & is under $10! Its colors will perfectly go with so many looks I’m planning for the fall season.

Long silk scarves like this burgundy one I recently added to my collection, are another great layering piece. I like to fold & roll the larger scarves just as I would with the smaller square ones, but then I will either leave them draped around my neck untied, tied in a loose knot at my sternum level, or tied in a bow around my neck. Unless it’s really cold, I like to reserve lighter scarves such as these for the fall & my thicker wool, blanket scarves for the winter season.

Q: “My fashion dilemma: How can I explore new trends without compromising my personal style/aesthetic?”

A: This is a tricky question, because certain trends can often clash with your style or aesthetic. I would again bring it back to color.

Take the animal print trend for instance. I personally do not wear black very often, yet many times, animal prints come in black or are in combination with black in the print. However, finding items like this green croc-style round bag or these feminine blush, croc-style block heels can make this trend fit in with my personal style.

If you are wanting to try out a new trend, try finding pieces that display that trend in colors already found in your current wardrobe. Also, I highly recommend finding “trendy” pieces at stores with affordable prices so that if you don’t end up getting on with them, then at least you haven’t spent loads of money on them.

Q: “I love the prices at online shops like Shein, but I’m nervous about purchasing from them. Is it safe?”

A: The short answer is, yes.

I have actually been shopping on sites like Shein for quite a while now & 99% of the time I have been happy with the products I have purchased. One of the main tips I have when shopping on sites like this is to avoid items not worn by a model. I always like to see what something actually looks like on a human before buying it. That way I can see how it hangs & fits on the model & can make a guess based off the measurements given in the description as to whether or not it would fit me well.

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Literally Counting My Blessings

For Good

Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

For close to 10 years now, the idea of counting my blessings has been a very tangible concept for me. The ritual of writing down blessing by blessing & saying thanks for even the smallest of things is a process near & dear to my heart. Even though it’s a ritual I truly love, it’s something that quickly becomes forgotten during the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Then, my husband made a speech at our wedding (see it here) in which he mentioned that in that moment, on our wedding day, he found himself literally counting his blessings. Hearing him say that really sparked in me a desire to be better about making this small ritual of gratitude each day more of a priority. I’ve kept the same gratitude journal for the past 8 years & I’ve decided to read through it again & make more of an effort to keep it up.


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Bits From My List

10. The ability to be quiet & listen

13. Laughter

23. Pretty desserts

27. Children copying art at the Guggenheim 

47. Injury causes me to rest

52. Warm quilt to cuddle up in

56. Nice waiters in long white aprons at Le Pain Quotidien

57. Perfect foam swirl in coffee

73. Outfit compliments

82. Memories captured by cameras

89. Variety

99. Sparkles

107. Swaying trees in the OK wind

116. Fearless singing

130. Crisp fall air

137. Chips & queso feel like home

141. Yogi tea inspiration

144. Honesty between friends

145. Written encouragement from old journals

147. Clarity in writing

161. Smiles from Ben through the window

173. Unexpected friends

177. Lipstick on cups

178. Living in a gorgeous city


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are having a lovely thanksgiving & are spending some great time with loved ones. Seeing as though this holiday season can be quite crazy & a bit “go, go, go”, I challenge you to remember to actively take the time to be thankful for the little things around you. Be beauty seekers. If you feel like you need a bit more inspiration on this topic of gratitude & beauty seeking, I highly recommend you read the book, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I would even say it’s my very favorite book! A perfect easy read for this holiday season.


Literally Counting My Blessings

Outfit Details

Burgundy Wrap Dress, Pink Sweater, Cape Coat, Knot Headband, Ballet Flats, Gloves, Lipstick


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Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

Best Shopping Week Of The Year

As we all know, Black Friday is right around the corner. But sales are no longer confined to one day. They start earlier & end later allowing for about a week of amazing sales. Not only is this the perfect time to do all of your Christmas shopping, but it’s a great time to purchase investment pieces that rarely ever get marked down. If ever there was a time to buy those dreamy things you’ve had your eye on, it’s now. Let me share with you my cyber week tips & tricks to help you make the most of these amazing sales.


Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

My Tips & Tricks

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all of the sales & start making impulse purchase after impulse purchase. A great way to avoid getting sucked in, is to go online & do your research before you shop. What are things you actually need? A new coat? Those over the knee boots that have been just out of your budget? A new camera for your blog or to better capture your daily memories or vacations? Write them down & stick to the task at hand. Yes, impulse purchases happen, but sticking to the essentials you really need & being able to buy those bigger ticket items at a lower price are the priority of a sales week like this.

My biggest tip for you though, is to not let this week pass you by without taking advantage it. Yes, you will be spending money, but you will also be saving SO much in the long run. If you’re having trouble thinking of things you should be purchasing during this cyber week of sales, maybe I can jog your memory: boots, coats, a new handbag, a camera, a new laptop, candles, wardrobe basics & layering pieces, undergarments, a dress for your next fancy occasion, a new tie for your man, a fresh set of suitcases, a new lamp for your home, or even a new rug. Hopefully some of these ideas can help you remember the things you need so you can best take advantage of this week.

Stay Up To Date

I will be updating my Facebook page quite often, maybe even hourly, over the next few days with the latest news on sales & discount codes. Let this be your one stop shopping destination for cyber week. I will be linking directly to retailers as well as sharing with you my favorite pieces from each sale. It will be quick & easy for you to use with minimal scrolling on your part. Follow my FB page here.


Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

What I’m Hoping To Buy During The Sales

These photos say it all! Here a few dreamy pieces I’ve been eyeing as well as a few of my favorite pieces I already own & love that will hopefully go on sale for you guys. All the photos are shoppable, so just click & go!


Cyber Week Tips & Tricks
Cyber Week Tips & Tricks

Outfit Details

Dreamiest Feminine Cream Top, Tulle Skirt, Black Coat, “Ooh La La” Beret, Kitten Heels, Croc Box Bag, The Perfect Red Lip, Maple Butter Pecan Ice Cream


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Get The London Look

Get The London Look

Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look

Inspiration From Across The Pond

I watch quite a lot of YouTube, & funny enough, about 90% of the YouTubers I am subscribed to are living in the London area. What can I say, I love the way they speak?! They also have the best phrases & ways of saying things. I even find myself talking like them sometimes! Anyone else do this too?! Anyways, clearly I feel very inspired by these lovely ladies, & this look reminds me of a combination of them all. (Amelia Liana, Kate La Vie, Samantha Maria, Estée Lalonde, I Covet Thee, In The Frow, Fashion Mumblr, & Freddy My Love)


Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look

Re-Imagined

With exception of my faux fur scarf, the items that make up this London look are all items I’ve had in my wardrobe for years. I’ve been working on my creativity lately & have had so much fun re-imagining how I put together pieces that I already own. This process is so much fun to me. All it takes is a small window of time & a spark of creativity (or maybe a glass of wine) to start playing around in your wardrobe. Mix & match different colors, prints, & textures until you find a whole new batch of great outfits from your own closet. It’s like shopping without paying for new things. Re-imagining your wardrobe in this way really gets me excited about my clothes again. It makes me love putting on each & every outfit at the start of a new day. In a fast paced world where trends come & go with each new season, it’s refreshing to own quality pieces that last year after year. My bank account is surely thankful as well!


Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look

My London Look

As I mentioned before, this outfit was inspired by my favorite influencers from across the pond. Kate & I have the same gold bow mules, which are an all time fav of mine. She inspired my camel beret as well. The pink coat is a little bit of everyone, but mostly Freddy for her love of all things pink. My leather mini skirt was inspired by Amelia & Josie. Bright colors & cozy faux fur like my scarf are definitely influenced by Samantha. The one item that brings them all together though, is my beloved white top from H&M. It’s maybe my favorite top that I own & could bee seen on each one of my British babes. I’m also obsessed with how they say “H&M”, for the record. (see here & here)

I think that in just the same way that you are the 5 people you are closest to at any one time, your fashion takes on the same vibes as the 5 people’s fashion you are drawn to at any one time. How cool is that? Fashion is influenced by the people & things around us, yet is uniquely ours as well. Go out there & be inspired by fashion bloggers & fashionistas around you, but then make it yours. Be you. Fearlessly be you, & love the you that you create.


Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look
Get The London Look

Outfit Details

Crochet Cream Top, Leather Mini Skirt, Gold Bow Mules, Pink Coat, Faux Fur Scarf, Classic Beret


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