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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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topmadewell | skirttanya taylor via rent the runway | heelsthe mode collective

 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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topmadewell | skirttanya taylor via rent the runway | heelsthe mode collective

 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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Brunch Review: Due South.

Brunch.  
I used to brunch on a frequent basis, but in the past year my brunch pastime has really tapered off.
  This past Sunday, I ended up at Due South in Navy Yard.
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After walking around the city for a few hours my friend and I found ourselves parched and hungry.  Due South is located right next to a cluster of restaurants that overlook the Anacostia River.  
Though Due South offers bottomless mimosas for a great price ($16 for 2 hours) we decided to order their frozen beverages to start, the frozen mint julep and the frosé. Delicious.
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For an appetizer, we shared the buttermilk fried chicken biscuit with hot honey.
The hot honey gave the homemade biscuit and fried chicken a great "kick".
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As for our main courses, I opted for the pulled pork scramble, and my friend went for the Due South Benedict.  I would say that the scramble was a little underwhelming.  I should have put a bit of the hot honey on there to add more flavor.  As for the Benedict, it was a great mix with the poached eggs and fried chicken.


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hot culotte.

The sun finally started shining in DC after about a week of dreary AF weather.  So I grabbed a pair of culottes that I added to my culotte collection, a basic crop top, a mozied around the city for a few hours.
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crop toph&m (under $10!) | culottesh&m (only $30!) 
sandalsjoie (on sale under $70!) | sunniesrayban | bagcoach

I think after moving, I ended up cleaning my closet out of any of the white jeans I had had so I had been casually looking for a new pair for the season.  I noticed a sales girl at the Kendra Scott store in Georgetown a few weeks ago wearing these pants and I had to ask her where she had bought hers.  She mentioned they were from H&M and were affordable.  
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crop toph&m (under $10!) | culottesh&m (only $30!) 
sandalsjoie (on sale under $70!) | sunniesrayban | bagcoach

When buying things that are on-trend I normally try not to spend too much money on something I may not love after a few seasons.  When I casually strolled into a local H&M and saw these I had to say yes.  They are sold out online and I knew I would regret not snagging them. I ended up sizing up because my normal size at H&M wasn't available.  Luckily they shrunk a bit after a wash and have a good amount of stretch in them so they don't look too oversized.
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crop top: h&m (under $10!) | culottes: h&m (only$30!) 
sandals: joie (on sale under $70!) | sunnies: rayban | bag: coach

These culottes hit so high on my waist that they really are the perfect pair of pants to pair with a crop top.  I love any high-waist bottom for this particular reason.  Here are the culottes so if you can find them at H&M I would 100% would recommend doing so.

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pleats & eyelet.

I have never been the biggest fan of pink but lately, it has been the color I have been leaning towards the most.  
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top: madewell (worn here) | skirt: j.crew (worn here) | sandals: madewell
sunniesloft | bagcoach "saddle 23" 

In my new apartment, I have been throwing accents of pink everywhere from my kitchen chairs, throw pillows, and throw blanket.  I have been feeling extra girly recently and have been leaning toward more feminine outfits when I'm not in my normal jeans and tee. 

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I have had this skirt in my closet for quite some time.  I go through spurts of wearing it excessively and then forgetting about it for long periods of time but still consider it a staple in my closet.  This skirt is so versatile. 
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It's perfect to wear to work or to go out in.  The "millennial" pink is pretty much timeless and works year-round.  The super cute sunnies?  Yep, I stole those from my step-mom who has a surprisingly chic sunglasses collection.