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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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sequin rehearsal.

I've mentioned many times that I consider Richmond a second home.  Most of my best friends live in this little city, I visit countless times a year, and I love the vibe of everything.  During my friends' wedding weekend a few weeks ago, I finally got the chance to stop by The Quirk hotel which has been on my "must see" list for awhile.
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 All of these photos were taken from the roof.  You can see most of the city from here and the breeze was perfectly paired with a great cocktail to make it the perfect combination.  My favorite part of weddings is getting to dress-up and experimenting with fun new outfits I may not wear otherwise.
I ordered this skirt on the whim, hoping it would "fit" into the vibe of the rehearsal venue which it did.  I can say that I was more than pleasantly surprised.  The sequins weren't itchy at all and the skirt had the perfect amount of stretch to wear all night long.  
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 I'm only 5'4" so I sometimes get nervous that a midi length skirt will be a little too long.  I can say that this skirt fell in the exact right place. 
I was completely obsessed with this skirt and really wanted did not want to return it at all and will totally be renting it again in the future.
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