mid-tied.

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| dress as skirt: loft (last worn here) | chambray: american eagle | heels: via spiga |  | sunglasses: ray-ban |

It snowed yesterday, but on Saturday the weather was BEAUTIFUL.
Sunshine, 60's, and no wind called me and a few friends to go to Georgetown for lunch on the waterfront.  
Now if only the weather would stay nice so I could enjoy this view more often.
<disclosure: these shoes are way comfier & easier to walk in than they look>

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dotted spring.

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|popover: jcrew (borrowed from my sister) | shorts & blazer: h&m | tights: nordstrom | booties: dv via nordstrom rack | watch: marc jacobs | necklace: stella&dot |

Like my post title and outfit suggest, Spring weather is pretty spotty this year.  
With a foot of snow one day and 60 degrees the next, it feels like the spring will never ever come.
Any day that break into the 50's, I grab my trusty polka dotted tights and put them under my spring inspired outfit to make it just a tad bit warmer for this weird weather. 
 NOW only if it would stay warm enough to wear this outfit sans tights.


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un-work.

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| skirt & blouse: j.crew | heels: rachel roy |


Confession: I rarely put too much effort into my work outfits.
Minimal effort or thinking yet looking polished is really my goal when dressing myself for work.
To achieve that goal, I stick with classic pieces with something fun thrown in.
I normally go for a printed bottom (sometimes blazer!) and then a solid top.

On an other note, happy first day of Spring everyone :)
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classic country.

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|oxford: RL | denim: joe's jeans | jacket: h&m | hat: off saks | booties: dv dolce vita |

I took a less than 24 hour trip home this past weekend.
It was mainly filled with family bonding, but I did manage to sneak away for an hour or so with 2 close friends to a family friends winery that just opened.

Warmer weather, wine, and good friends & family was just what I needed.

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faux bow midi.

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|sweater: loft | skirt: bcbgeneration | shirt: jcrew | bow tie: asos | heels: rachel roy|

I had to break my shopping ban to snag this awesome skirt that I found at Lord & Taylor a few weeks ago.  Can you blame me?!
I am only 5'4", so when I tried this beauty on and it hit perfectly around my knee I knew it was fate.
The faux leather is just the perfect twist to the ultra-girly skirt for me.

Have you guys caved into the midi skirt trend yet?



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layered up.

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| blazer, sweater & socks: h&m | chambray: ae | pants: joe's | heels: target | necklace: stella&dot |

Since I am still in my shopping freeze, I am trying to find as many layering pieces as I can from my closet since the weather has taken a turn for the worst.
Spring could not come soon enough.





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