And without further ado, I'm so thrilled to share my 2016 Holiday Guide, a collection of gifts for everyone on your list this year! I can't wait to hear what you think. Xx!
A few weeks ago, DC's favorite bloggers banded together and took Old Town by storm. Shopping storm.
We mixed and mingled, filled ourselves with donuts, cupcakes and champagne, and discovered some of Old Town's hidden gems. Each blogger was assigned a store to cover and everyone walked away with special treats from each shop. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine such an incredible experience - thankfully Carlis (SCDC Agency) and Jessica (NeuProfile) did. With their brilliant minds, and my little camera, we were able to document this incredible shopping experience.
Check out all the amazing stores who participated in the look book I designed (#humblebrag) below and don't forget to #shoplocal this holiday season!
Thanks so much to the stores and bloggers who participated!
Old Town Boutiques: Red Barn Mercantile // Bellacara // Current Boutique // Bloomers // Bishop Boutique // Mint Condition // 529 Kids Consign // Coco Blanca // She's Unique // Hysteria // The Shoe Hive
Bloggers: The Dining Traveler // Splendor Styling // LaBelle Mel // Alicia Tenise // A Loyal Love // StyleSmiths // Be Loud Be You // Clarendon Moms // The Fashionably Broke // Rock Yo Rizos // ANCHYI@WORK // A Lacey Perspective
I am SUPER excited to finally share a special project I've been working on for the last few weeks! I've teamed up with Free People to bring you a fun fall lookbook featuring my favorite fall trends - florals, hats and dainty gold jewelry.
I am majorly swooning over the fall maxi dresses from Free People and love the idea of throwing a cozy knit cardigan over one when the weather gets colder. Can we also talk about this bag for a second? It's faux leather and reversible! Inside the bag, there's another clutch! It's like the nesting Russian dolls situation but wayyy better. For more of my favorite bags, check out the wildly awesome selection at Free People here. What are your favorite trends for fall?
Picnic season is here. Our family (hubs, Dallas our dog and myself) start picnicking as soon as the weather hits above 60 degrees. We picnic at LEAST every other weekend and love finding new spots to set up a pretty blanket and pop open a bottle of wine.
But what kinds of foods do you bring? And more importantly, what should you WEAR?! I’ve partnered up with some lovely ladies from the DC area to show you!
Jessica of Adventures of a Repatriate cooked up a pretty spread of some tasty treats! She made homemade strawberry rhubarb jam (you can find her recipe here!) and made banana nut muffins and brought artisan cheese, cured meats, gourmet crackers, fresh fruit and sparkling lemonade. Of course, we had to include pretty plates, fresh flowers and a picnic basket (under $20 at T.J.MAXX!) to complete the picnic spread.
Carlis and Katya of Spicy Candy DC helped style the shoot, and Katya provided jewelry from her pretty boutique in Old Town, She’s Unique. Both wore flowy Free People dresses that coordinated perfectly with the breezy afternoon air. Being comfortable in a MUST for picnic attire and these whimsical dresses did the trick. (Katya’s Dress // Carlis' Dress)
Check out the photos I shot of our fun afternoon and let us know what you think of the Look Book! It was designed by yours truly. :) Photos were shot at the Netherlands Carillon and I’d highly recommend it - the views or the monuments are amazing! To see behind-the-scenes pics from our shoot, search #urbanpicnic on Instagram!