summerfest.

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| dress: free people | sunglasses: rayban |

This past Saturday I spent it with a few friends at Summerfest DC in the Navy Yard.
The sun was beyond perfect, our cups were full with the tasty brewery beverages all day and we had the pleasure of jamming to a great.

I wore the dress I snagged from Free People Pentagon City.  It really is the perfect backless dress that is my summer go-to.  You will be seeing more of it.

It was really the perfect way to kick off the summer. 

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white coat.

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| blazer: h&m | tee: madewell (the linen tees are awesome) | denim: joes jeans | bag: target x phillip lim | booties: dolce vita via nordstrom rack | necklaces: h&m + nordstrom |

White is the color I have been gravitating towards this season (example here & here), so it is no surprise that when I spotted this one at H&M last weekend and I had to have it.  

Blazer's have been my obsession for a long time and a white blazer has been on my "must have" list for some time. 
The silhouette is awesome and its fit is amazing.
The weather has been much more mild than what I am used to for this time of year, so I am taking advantage of  wearing this blazer/bootie weather.

This is what I wore to the Free People Pentagon City store opening.

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free people : pentagon city

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Last Friday, I had the pleasure of sneaking into the Free People store at Pentagon City Mall before they opened their doors for the first time.
Whimsical is definitely the word that comes to mind describing the bohemian chic boutique.
A large wooden like tee-pee dominates the entrance with amazing ensembles & flags enhancing its  presence.

Pretty clothes, fun intimates, and amazing installations litter the store.
It really is such an awesome space.

I really loved the look of these overalls, lace top, floppy hat, and this layered necklace look pictured above.  
After browsing and trying a few things on I snagged this dress. Obsessed.

The store is amazing, the staff is friendly, and do I even have to describe the merch?!
If you are in the area, I highly recommend getting lost in the store for a little bit, you won't regret it.

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the cut.

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A few weeks ago Redbook magazine reached out to me asking to be apart of their "Redbook Haircut Challenge".  They would set me up at an awesome salon in DC and interview me after to ask me how I like it.  This sounded awesome, so what was the catch? 
 I had to go along with whatever hairstyle that the stylist decided on.  
For someone who never cuts their hair, this was the CRAZIEST idea.  However, I agreed to go along with this insane idea, because how many opportunities like this arise? 
Plus, it's only hair. Right?!

So I wandered into DC for a consultation before “the big day” and I met with Kelly Gorsuch, the owner of Immortal Beloved to discuss the plan.  
Cool is really the only way to describe the salon & Kelly.
He asked me my normal hair routine, how it is naturally & what I was envisioning.  
We discussed going a few inches shorter, layers, bangs; nothing too crazy.  
I was excited.
A few days later, after a crazy day at work, I hopped on the metro with my friend Jillian and we made our way to Immortal Beloved.  
I sat down in the chair and was ready for a change.  

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Kelly started snipping and slowly my hair grew shorter and shorter.  As I saw more and more of my locks fall to the ground I started getting nervous.  My hair is naturally curly, so naturally short hair is basically an automatic afro. I started to panic a little, but totally trusted Kelly to make sure I didn't come out of this looking like a poodle.

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Once he was done cutting, he sprayed some product in my hair, started diffusing my hair, and then starting dry cutting.  I was difinately surprised at how short the outcome was. I didn't think a short curly hairstyle could ever work on me, but it did! Kelly brought out the best curls I've been able to achieve in ages.
It has been a bit of a change, but I am loving it.
My hair is manageable & healthy now.

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I can't thank Kelly enough for making me love my curly hair again and finally giving my hair a much needed style. Also, thanks to  Jillian, who does the social media at IB, you were awesome!  You guys were amazing and made this such a fun experience.  
Thanks go to my friend Jillian, for snapping all these great pics for me.
Most importantly, thanks to Redbook for setting this whole thing up!  I love my hair and will definitely will be venturing back to Immortal soon.


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day at the races.

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| dress: american eagle | necklace: c.wonder | sunglasses: rayban | heels: sam edelman |

2 weeks ago, a few friends and I attended the Virginia Gold Cup Races in The Plains, VA.
The weather was perfect, the drinks were flowing, funny hats were worn, and a good time was had.
Thanks to my friend Jillian, we saw few horses because we camped out in a tent on Member's Hill where there was plenty of food and wine to entertain us.
I had such a great time, I plan on making the trip back for the fall race.
If you haven't been, I highly recommend making it out to this rural part of VA.
It's not officially summer until you make it to a race!

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spring white.

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| top: jcrew | denim: jcrew outlet | heels: sam edelman |

Sorry for my absence last week, sometimes life just takes over.
I broke out my white denim a few weeks ago when the temps were still cooler.
It still doesn't feel like summer around here & it's crazy to think it's the middle of May already.  The summer is already flying by & it hasn't even started!



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joggers: office style.

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| jacket: gap(on sale for $35!) | top: loft | pants: jcrew | heels: rachel roy | brooch: vintage |

Like Regina George said in Mean Girls, "Sweatpants is all that fits me right now".
Thankfully the quote isn't true, yet it is all that I do want to wear lately.
On Tuesday,  I wore these joggers in a casual are really easy to style.
This is how I wore them to the office.
Simple and classic yet still fun
Have I convinced you yet to scoop up your own pair?

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