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Washington, DC, USA

green for spring.

The warmer weather from this past weekend has me beyond excited for Spring.
Throwing on my favorite jeans, a great jacket, and easy sneakers to head out for the day is by far my favorite outfit combination.
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jacket: zara (similar)| bodysuitmadewell | denimcurrent elliott (last worn here)  
bagcoach | sneakersjoie (last worn here) | belt: urban outfitters

While I love high-waisted anything (here and here) these are my favorite destroyed denim.
Current Elliott makes the best traditional non-stretch denim and these fit me perfectly - they aren't hemmed for my 5'4" frame which is a rarity...

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current-elliott-stiletto-joie-sneakers-green-leather-jacket-madewell-bodysuit-casual-style
One thing I am trying to do this spring to branch out from my normal skinny jean trend but until I gain that confidence for a looser hem around my ankles I will be wearing these.

Can we talk about this jacket though?
I snagged this at the epic end of year Zara sale.
It is 100% leather and the color is a perfect pale green.
As the weather is warming up, it is pairing perfectly with classic denim and darker pants.
I can't wait to throw this over a fun sun dress for a warm pop.
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I have also become partial to flat to mid-heeled shoes. 
I know slides/mules are a huge trend for 2017 and I have noticed I've been shying away from my normal heel choices and grabbing these flats or the Joie slip-ons above.
There are so many cute flats and shorter heeled shoes right now that are awesome for perfect casual outings.
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current-elliott-stiletto-joie-sneakers-green-leather-jacket-madewell-bodysuit-casual-style
jacket: zara (similar)| bodysuit: madewell | denim: current elliott (last worn here)  
bag: coach | sneakers: joie (last worn here) | belt: urban outfitters

Another way I am channeling this warmer weather is with my little hair update.
I went to my normal hair salon, Immortal Beloved for a bit of a hair update.
I got some balyage (Khoa) highlights and a little trim (Jules) to attempt growing out my hair.

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825 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

70's vibe.

Two weekends ago on Super Bowl Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending a Bubbles & Bloggers meetup at the Kate Spade in CityCenter with my friend Tara.
Shockingly, I had never been in a Kate Spade store before!
Weird I know.
oversized wool sweater. printed pants. dc blogger.  wide leg pants.
sweaterbanana republic (last worn here) | pants: zara (last worn here)  
bag: c/o coach | sunglassesrayban | lipsticknyx soft matte lip cream copenhagen

We spent our time mingling, sipping on great drinks, and <window> shopping all the great pieces in the store.
I seriously wanted to buy everything.  
The uber feminine frocks and amazing accessories made me want everything.
printed wide leg pants.
chic winter outfit. wool sweater.
An over-sized wool sweater is my pseudo jacket when it is slightly "warmer" out.
The thick wool material is beyond warm and ensures that I don't have to carry around a bulky jacket while inside.
oversized wool sweater. printed pants. dc blogger.
oversized wool sweater. printed pants. dc blogger. coach saddle bag
These loose wide leg pants are perfect for summer but are also a great addition to a winter outfit.
I am actually wearing tights underneath to add an extra layer of warmth.
I really love the contrast of the thick wool and the thin material of the printed wide leg pants.
On top of the contrasting materials, the total 70's vibe of this outfit makes it one of my favorites and I have been wearing this outfit on repeat.
oversized wool sweater. printed pants. dc blogger.
sweater: banana republic (last worn here) | pants: zara (last worn here)  
bag: c/o coach | sunglasses: rayban | lipstick: nyx soft matte lip cream copenhagen

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A.Viza Travels: Thailand

For those who may not know,
I am so excited to be heading to exotic Thailand in less than 9 short weeks!
(Bangkok - source)
Not only am I excited to experience the amazing culture and sites throughout the country with some amazing women (8 of us!), I cannot wait to share with YOU how to travel there ON A BUDGET.  

I will also share how to plan your own group Thailand experience without using an agency!
I’ll be breaking down how I found cheap flights, booked our stays in each city, how we traveled within the country, and everything we saw and did.  
When I saw “we” I mean the group of 8 I am heading overseas with and how we did it WITHOUT a travel agency!  
In short, Budget Group travel Thailand tips are coming your way!
(Phuket - source)
Additionally, I am excited to try to create some travel videos about my adventures.

SO if you have been to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or Phuket/Krabi – let me know what you would recommend to do, see, and eat!
Also, if you have any travel planning questions let me know as well (but those will be coming to the blog soon)
(Chiang Mai - source)

Frederick, MD, USA

bomber jacket.

This outfit is from one of my favorite days this past fall. 

On this particular day, I ventured to Frederick, Maryland to visit a coworker and her husband.
Frederick is a cute historic town in Western Maryland about an hour or so from where I live in Arlington.
casual outfit of the day with oversized tote.
bomber: old navy (last seen here) | jeansmadewell | top: banana republic | belturban outfitters | bagcuyana | bootiestibi | brooch: vintage | sunglasses: rayban

My coworker and her husband live in the cutest townhouse in the  down town area within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants.
SIDEBAR: If you ever venture there & need travel tips on what to do/see/eat, check out my college roommates blog, Lace & Grace.  
We walked from their home to a local restaurant and enjoyed some drinks and cider on a rooftop.  The weather was sunny with a little chill with the wind but the perfect East Coast weather caught between seasons.  
how to style a bomber jacket.
bomber jacket spring weather style
My coworker snapped these photos as we lazily walked back to her home to watch some college football, a little of the World Series game, and sit by the fire.  
Simple days like this, along with casual outfits like this, are really my favorite.  It is all about being comfortable with what you wear and who you’re with that really makes the moment.
This bomber jacket (last seen here) is so simple and the grey wool really goes with everything.
This winter has had some oddly warm weather, and this outfit is a go-to for those warmer winter days.  
cuyana large classic tote bag
How to style a bomber jacket.
bomber: old navy (last seen here) | jeansmadewell | top: banana republic | belt: urban outfittersbagcuyana | booties: tibibrooch: vintage | sunglasses: rayban

Adding a bejeweled (the blingy-er the better in my opinion) really adds a pop and can change the simple jacket so easily.  I’ve had these snake skin Tibi booties are a little over two years now but have found myself grabbing for these beauties more frequently this season.  The pointed toe and fun green snake print pop adds another fun factor to what could so easily be considered a boring outfit.

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