One of my favorite things about blogging is going to fun events and meeting other local creatives.
One company that is really different that you should all know about in DC is The Offline Society.
The Offline Society is a dating startup but is also a great way to meet other singles in the area or just network and meet new people.
The great thing about The Offline Society is that you meet people off-line (get it?).
No messaging is involved you just meet others in person with pre-organized events that you know other singles/members will be at.
Taken? No problem. The Offline Society events are not overtly "Hey! We are single here! Let's date!" type of gatherings so if you are taken and just want to check it out you won't feel out of place.
They celebrating their first birthday next week and YOU ARE INVITED!
A fun warehouse bash is happening on Tuesday with a DJ, open bar, photobooth, snacks, - they will have it all! And who doesn't love a good mid-week event to break up the week?
It is all going down TUESDAY JULY 26th in Shaw (address below) from 7-9. Tickets are $30 (snag them here)
Will I see you there?
79 Hanover Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Buy tickets here : https://nvite.com/takeitoffline/8xzdlp
A few weeks ago a company called VitaFive reached out to me to review their product.
VitaFive is a company that makes taking your vitamins easy and yummy.
Personally, I have never been the best about taking my daily vitamins.
I think it stems from growing up my parents were never super strict about taking daily vitamins so I never got into that routine.
Fast forward to adulthood and it is a habit I wish I had ingrained into me.
The process of figuring out which pills I should be taking and then opening a thousand bottles every morning is slightly exhausting.
I mean, how many pills do I take??
With that being said, I feel that as I get older I am all about the
easiest most efficient way to live the healthiest life possible.
VitaFive is a company that creates personalized prepackaged vitamins delivered to your doorstep on a monthly basis starting as low as $14.99.
Yup you read that correctly - a PERSONALIZED DELIVERED MONTHLY
gummy vitamin pack delivered to you.
How easy is that?!
You can choose pre-designed packs depending on your needs
(sleep, beauty, immune, heart, essential) or you have the ability to build your
own pack(select up to 4 vitamins).
I went with the Beauty pack for my first round because I felt the vitamins
I am trying to up my beauty game recently.
Have kids? They also have you covered with kids packs :)
Just to add to the fun fact list : VitaFive gummies are all vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and hala. seriously - everyone & anyone can eat these things.
So, for the last month I wake up every morning and grab a pack as I head out of my house as I head out the door for work.
I eat the yummy gummies on my way to work in my car and boom I'm done with my vitamin regimen for the day.
The only thing about the gummies is that sometimes I want to eat more than one pack since they taste so good. Was that a humble brag complaint?
Well the lovely folks at VitaFive (seriously they are awesome & super helpful/knowledgeable) are hooking you all up with a great discount!
SIGN UP and get 30% off your first month with code "AVIZA30".
With the prices so affordable already it really is such a no brainer - why would you not try them out?
Are you going to try VitaFive? Let me know!
I seriously want to know your thoughts and I don't think you will be disappointed.
It's funny how the older I get the more comfortable I feel in my own skin.
I totally have a "I don't give AF" attitude these days when it comes to most things
and body image is definitely one of them.
Having this space where I share pieces and pictures of my life with
you every week for the last four years has been amazing.
I love being able to look back and see how far I've come and also see how much
my life and my appearance has changed.
I have more of a curvy figure, I somehow grew a butt (it's small but it's there),
and my lovable big cheeks have only gotten a squishy-er.
While the 23 year old me may be shocked by this new body I've found myself in,
the 28 year old me is embracing it.
As I sail into my last year and a half in my 20's, I am choosing to not focusing on how
I can look like a younger/thinner version of myself but rather on being happy, healthy,
and having the most amount of fun as possible.
Like the old saying goes "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" :)
About this suit...
Guys I'm OBSESSED with Mara Hoffman swimsuits and stalk the my inbox for the email in June for their online sample sale to snag a suit at a huge discount.
Last year I got this one seen here and this year I opted for fun mix-and-match bikini.
Mara Hoffman has the best prints that are so different from anything else that is out there.
Each piece of this suit was under $35 which is a steal from the regular retail price.
There are still a bunch of suits left :)
The reason why I have my hand on my head in all these photos is because five minutes
before these photos were taken, my hat blew into the ocean.
Seeing as I destroyed my J.Crew panama hat in Las Vegas (RIP) just from getting it wet,
I thought it was a gone-er.
Luckily I saved it and didn't it didn't get too deformed.
I may look into adding a chin strap to it so it doesn't run away from me again...
Some of my fave Mara Hoffman suits:
I am back (and burnt!) from a short weekend away in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
I ran away to the Outerbanks to celebrate a coworkers' Bachelorette party this past weekend.
Most of the Bach weekends I have been on have been a bit on the crazier side
(Vegas and Miami anyone??)
Becasue of that, I was pretty excited for a more relaxed atmosphere and to actually see a beach.
I have felt that the last few weeks have been a little chaotic and I needed a little relaxation/time
away from normal home distractions.
Weird fact: When I went to Miami in March, I didn't even go to the beach. Crazy I know...
We totally took advantage of the sun and the sand while we had the chance.
If you remember, I wore this cover up here as a normal dress
but finally got to wear it as the actual cover-up it was.
The stretch in the off the shoulder dress was pretty prefect.
It made it easy to get ready at the beginning of the day and was forgiving at the end of the day
when my back and shoulders were a sensitive red/purple color.
I also finally got to use my Lilly Pulitzer beach bag that I received from the
Georgetown store opening event.
I am obsessed with this bag for so many reasons.
The print is so fun and the size of the bag is perfect.
It really fits anything you could want to have with you on the beach.
I made sure not to over pack mine because I wanted to make sure I could "close" the top
to try and keep out as much sand as possible.
This is the time to score some great deals on summer style guys!
Even though it feels that we are only a few weeks into the warm weather stores are already eager to get rid of summer collections and push their fall styles down your throats.
WITH THAT, here are some cute items (all items are under $50!) you can
stock up on before they sell out :)
shop this outfit: