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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The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

Pretending I Live In Paris

When you think of Paris, what comes to your mind? For me, it’s romance, effortless style, hours at the café down the street, & beautiful buildings everywhere. Even the word, Paris, has a dreamy feeling to it. This Valentine’s Day, why not pretend you’re in “The City Of Love” for the evening? Bring that Parisienne romance & effortless style wherever you will be spending Valentine’s Day this year. What kind of date will the pink & Parisienne valentine go on & what will she wear?


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

What She Wears

The pink & Parisienne valentine wears the most effortlessly chic item of clothing: the classic wrap dress. It’s pink, feminine, comfortable to wear, & universally flattering. A dress like this is perfect to wear out to eat since it does a great job of hiding any food babies one might acquire.

To give this feminine dress a bit of an edge, she wears her tall burgundy boots with her matching beret & crossbody bag. She looks put together, feminine, & still has that Parisienne woman mystery to her. The final touches to her look include a faux fur coat draped over her shoulders, the perfect matte lipstick, a small pair of earrings, & a little shimmer on her eyes.

The Date She Goes On

I imagine the couple going out to a jazz club for dinner, drinks, & incredible live music. They talk about their passions, people watch, & even get up & dance, if the music is just right. Once they’ve had their fill of people for the night, they stop for a sweet treat, which if she were me would be ice cream. They then return home for an evening of wine, French film watching (try Amélie), & romance.


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

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A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Wearing/Hoarding All The Pearls

Lately my eye is drawn to one thing, & one thing only…pearls! It’s safe to say, if any accessory or any item of clothing has pearls on it, I want it (or I already have it!). Pearls are the epitome of classic elegance. They are timeless, & therefore it is a no brainer that my wardrobe has gladly welcomed a few new pieces I know I will wear for years & years to come. This look came together like a dream & just begged for one pearl detail after another.



A Girl & Her Pearls


A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Live A Little!

Maybe it was the pink suede mini skirt, or the fluttery sleeves, but these gorgeous Chicwish pieces gave me new life! I was dancing on the streets, feeling confident, & even a bit sassy. This outfit gave me the much needed reminder to just live a little sometimes. I know how easy it is to get in a rut & stick to what you know, but fashion is a great way to step out! It’s just clothes! You don’t even have to wear an outfit for an entire day if you don’t want to! Take the risk. Be someone else. Our better yet, be your true self. Dress exactly how you’re feeling & just live a little…pearls & all!


A Girl & Her Pearls

Clickable Details For This Fun & Feminine Look:

Polka Dot Top over a Black Turtleneck, Tweed Jacket, Pink Suede Skirt I can’t stop wearing, Chanel Dupe Shoes, Crossbody, Pearl Hoops, Pearl Embellished Beret under $15!, 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
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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!


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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.


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Outfit Details

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


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Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

T h e   C l a s s i c s

Fall brings about a sort of nostalgia for me. It takes me back to classic styles, traditional fall tones & a cross between Parisian & preppy style. It’s the chilly football games with friends, or the hot coffee on my morning commute in the City under the changing leaves. Fall means cozy, effortless, closeness, warmth, crisp air, joy, & romance. I want my clothes to embrace all of those things during this season & today I’m rounding up all of my favorite fall classics at the most affordable prices. There is something for everyone here. Let’s dive right into that classic feel.


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

White Crochet Dress (similar here), Burgundy Heels, Scarf, Camel Beret, Crossbody


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

A f f o r d a b l e  

F a l l   P i e c e s

I tried to stay under $50 in this round up, there are just a couple over but I had to still include them. These are all such gorgeous pieces, & if you hover over each picture, you can see the amazing price point they are at. 

I actually own quite a few of these pieces. The picture of this navy & gold tweed skirt definitely doesn’t do it justice, but this has been in my wardrobe for over a year now, & is one of my fall favorites. Also, just purchased 2 new pairs of boots for the season (here & here) that are both under $45! Let me tell you, they are gorgeous! My green long sleeve dress (seen here) is under $25. You’ll be seeing this tweed jacket & this ruffled skirt here on the blog soon. Lastly, this super cute crossbody bag received so many compliments last season & I’m thrilled to see it around again.


Affordable Classic Fall Pieces
Affordable Classic Fall Pieces

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