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2019 Chose Me.

Hello strangers :)
Man oh man has it been awhile.  While I've been quite absent from this little space where I have been semi-consistently updating my Instagram.  
A lot has happened since my last post.
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I saw many of my best friends get married.
I gained a new family member - a niece!
I got to see new places in the US like San Francisco and Arizona.
I turned 31.
I hit the 1-year mark at my job (today actually!)
and next week, I will have lived in DC for 1 year.

So crazy how time flies!
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Over the past 2 weeks, I have luckily had the opportunity to spend the holidays with friends and family that have actually still kept me away from home.  I am actually hopping on a plane today from North Carolina where I have been visiting my sister (a post here about my last visit to Greensboro).

I have been working remotely, taking a lot of pictures of the new addition to the family, taking a break from wearing makeup and binge-watching Skin Wars on Netflix.  Which, if you haven't watched, it is very cool.  PLUS it has RuPaul. 
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Since starting my job last year I have just become more and more casual in how I dress.  I scored these overalls during the epic Madewell sale that is STILL going on (EXTRA 40% off ALL sale). They have the perfect amount of stretch to accommodate all of the holiday weight I've gained but don't stretch out.
Along with the casual wear I have been leaning towards fun graphic tees as well.  This one, I spotted via Instagram but had been familiar with the brand. Kid Dangerous makes men's and boy's shirts but when I saw this slogan, I knew I needed it. I decided to size up to a Medium to ensure sure that it was oversized and would look cute tucked into things.

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chambray culottes.

I have a little bit of a culotte obsession these days.  I was a little hesitant a few years ago (post here) when I first wore them.  I'm on the border of being petite, so it can be hard to wear pieces that could easily be overwhelming on my frame.  I spotted these chambray culottes at a J.Crew Factory while in North Carolina a few weeks ago.  
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pantsj.crew (under $40!) | topmadewell 
sneakersjoie | pursecoach

They're so comfortable and are easy to wear that I have found myself sporting these pretty frequently.  They're on sale for under $40 too so if that didn't convince me to buy them...  This past weekend I wore this outfit while popping in and out of shops in Georgetown and trying to avoid the rain.  We popped into Chaia and I ended up buying a funny outfit for Memorial Day.  More to come on that.
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pants: j.crew (under $40!) | top: madewell 
sneakers: joie | purse: coach

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red dress.

A few months ago I started using Rent The Runway Unlimited.  With a few friends' events and things like that compacted in the last few months, it seemed like a great way to save money while wearing something new for all my fun plans.  
This particular dress I rented for my friends' bachelorette party, which was a simple girls weekend in Corolla, North Carolina.
It seemed like a fun pop of fun for a casual girls weekend.  
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I love a great back on any dress and this one really played into that. The great see-through crocheted material was also a fun detail.  The way it flowed in the beach breeze was perfection.  Even though we casually hung out in a beach house for the weekend, throwing on this fabulous dress made it even more of a perfect weekend.
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Tickled Pink in Charleston.

This past weekend, I made my way to Charleston for the first time to celebrate one of my good friends' bridal shower.  The girl gang headed to Myrtle Beach last year (seen in this post) for their engagement party but since then, the happy couple has relocated to lovely Charleston.  You can imagine how it did not take too much arm twisting to get us all to head down for her bridal shower.  
I arrived on Thursday evening and spent our time up until the bridal shower Sunday, boating, eating, and enjoying the nightlife in the city.
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The shower was held on Sunday at Barsa on the famous King Street.  This was definitely the most humid day I had experience in awhile so I made sure we snapped pictures before the party, and the rain started.
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jumpsuit: elliatt | shoes: marc fischer | earrings: kendra scott

I ordered the Elliatt "Arcadia" jumpsuit from Rent the Runway for the event.  I loved the color but was skeptical about the fit.  I'm always weary about front pleats of any kind.  Luckily, it fit well enough and it was light enough for the extreme humidity.  I finally got to snap photos of my new Marc Fisher Adalyn espadrilles.  I will say that a few short hours later, it started raining hard and lasted for the remainder of the day.  Since espadrilles really shouldn't get wet and I am weird about ruining shoes, I ran from bar to bar on King Street...shoeless. #dedicated.  
Which if you are thinking about snagging them, just do it.  I wore them for 12 hours while dancing and standing for the majority of the time.
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I really had the best weekend with these group of girls. Sometimes it's just hard to put 15+ years of friendship into words.
Cheers to the best bridal shower weekend and stay tuned for when we all head to Mexico in less than 2 months.  
Cheers to Trentah <insert champagne emoji>

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the valentine.

Two weeks ago, one of my best friends got married to a great man.  The entire weekend was full of so much love, laughter, tears, and a temper tantrum or two.  Richmond is full of so many of my close friends and I was excited to be apart of the celebrations of such a great couple.
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This dress I snagged from Rent the Runway.  I am in the middle of utilizing their unlimited program and I have been loving it.  The wedding was held at The Valentine in downtown Richmond.  It was a gorgeous venue that also had a museum we were able to tour.  The wedding and reception were outside and was the perfect naturally beautiful atmosphere.
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This dress from Marissa Webb was perfect for the 90+ degree weather for an outdoor wedding.  The material was super light.  It is slightly see through since the material is very thin.  Nude undergarments work perfectly fine though.  It was breezy for the heat and then great to dance the night away in.  The day after I was seriously in a funk of post-wedding weekend depression.  
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earrings: kendra scott

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