so long summer.

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| dress: american eagle (last worn here) | vest: american eagle (last worn here) |
| sandals: joie | bag: kate spade saturday | shades: rayban |

It is crazy summer has come to an end.  While it is against "the rules" to wear white after Labor Day, as long as the humid days keep coming I know I will be wearing this dress a few more times before the cooler weather sets in.

My Labor Day plans include a barbecue/pool party with a few friends and a possible day trip to Lynchburg to visit my sister.
I hope you have a fun & relaxing holiday :)


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casual pencil.

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| skirt: loft | top: madewell | jacket: gap | heels: seychelles |

On Saturday, my friend and I went to a winery in The Plains.
The weather was really dreary (lots of rain), but it was a fun time tasting the new wines, playing with the dogs running around, and hanging out with my sister who was visiting.
Because of the extreme humidity, I refused to take pictures of my out of control hair.
I tried to snap some photos before the sun went down but they don't do the outfit justice.

I wear pencil skirts quite often to work, and when I scored this one at LOFT for $10 I knew it would be a perfect more casual skirt since it is a little too tight for work.
It was a great and comfortable look for a rainy (& a little chilly!) winery day.








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studded moto.

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| top& denim: j.crew (the tee is on super sale!) | vest: langford market
| heels: pour la victoire |

I've had this vest in my closet for about a year and this is the first time I have actually worn it.
The shape, folds, and fit flatter so perfectly.  
I plan on putting it into full rotation this fall, which is right around the corner.


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swing state.

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| dress: loft | sandals: joie | hat: forever21 | necklace: stella&dot |
| bag: kate spade saturday | sunglasses: rayban |

It was restaurant week this past week in the DC area.  
My boyfriend and I, along with a few friends, ventured into the city and caught a discounted lunch and then headed to Georgetown for some drinks.
I snagged this Lou&Grey dress from Loft and it was perfect for the mild summer weather along with the restaurant hopping.
A great swing dress that doesn't make you look like a tent is hard to find and this dress is that perfect shape.  

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hats off.

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| top: old navy | denim: jcrew | fedora: forever 21 (only $10!) |
heels: zigi soho (last worn here) | bangle: forever21 (only $5!) |

I am not normally Forever21 fan.  
The stores are typically overcrowded with preteens and cheap clothing, which typically equals an overwhelming shopping experience.
I did wander into the store last week to help a friend find an inexpensive dress and found 2 items that I was really excited about, this bangle & this fedora.
Since becoming obsessed with hats a few seasons back I knew I had to snag this one with such a great shape & a steal of a price.


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maxed crop.

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| crop top: h&m (last worn here) | maxi: jcrew (last worn here) | 
| heels: via spiga (last worn here) | necklaces: h&m & nordstrom |

Maybe I should have warned you guys that you would be seeing this crop top a lot.
It really is the default top for any of my skirts.
  It is really so easy to pair it with anything and head out the door.
I am sure I have a few more outfits this summer with this crop top...


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