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I’ve been limiting my shopping recently because Kendall + I have some wedding expenses we need to save up for. This jives weird with my new job because I just want to stock my closet with new clothes for work. I’ve been on a total work wear kick recently, but I also know myself and that I wear dresses 90% of the time. From what I can tell, my new position has a similar dress code to my firm, but I don’t want to buy anything before I kind of feel it out (for example-sleeves- are they mandatory?).

That being said, I do have my eye on some budget pieces. I have found that as I get older I’ve been looking for more versatile, classic pieces for work that can go from season to season. Bonus points if it looks good with a button-up underneath and a cardigan over for layering once it gets cold. I also look for a length that works with flats and my trusty OTK black boots.

the carolove work dresses under $50

Checkered Cut Out Twiggy Dress||Laser Cut Out Shift Dress||Tweed Sheath Dress With Fringe Tape Detail

Bow Tie Neck Frayed Trim Tweed Dress||Work Dress for Women Sleeveless Houndstooth Black-White Business – Anna Field||ANGVNS Women’s Turn Down Collar Fishtail Dress Mermaid Ruffled Short Dress with Tie

Love…Ady Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress||Julie Brown Heather Shift Dress

Joe Fresh Print Overlap Dress||Eliza J Print Jersey Shift Dress||Donna Morgan Sleeveless Ruffle Polka Dot Shift Dress

Zip Back Ruffle Yoke Striped Dress||Self Tie Curved Hem Dolman Sleeve Dress||H&M Lyocell Shirt Dress

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As someone with a bit of closet ADD, who shops almost exclusively online, I’m always on the hunt for new retailers. Make Me Chic is one of my newest affiliates and I love their price points- perfect for trying new trends without breaking the bank. I’m especially loving their street-style collection for torn-up and graphic tees!

From their website:

MakeMeChic.com was created with the vision of providing women everywhere the latest fashions at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service. We are an Internet fashion retailer based out of City Of Industry in sunny southern California. We first gained popularity through our unique and fashion forward footwear selection, which rapidly increased our product line to apparel, accessories, handbags, swimwear, costumes and lingerie due to high demands. Our professional customer service ensures a pleasant shopping experience. And our streamline warehouse operation and detailed inspection process gains 100% customer service satisfaction.

Have you ordered from them before? I’d love to know your thoughts!

Embroidered Rose Applique Fringe Trim Heathered Tee||Light Wash Raw Hem Crop Distressed Jeans||Gingham Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Babydoll Tee

Pink Scallop Trim Sleeveless Shift Dress||Color Block Pocket Short Sleeve Shift Dress||Velvet T-shirt Dress PINK

Backless Satin Knotted Flats PINK||Bee Applique Loafers OCEAN BLUE||Metallic Bow Sandal Flats ROSE GOLD

Tassel Drop Earrings MULTI||Dessert Platter Pin Set MULTI||Multi Charm Drop Earrings

 

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Last Wednesday, Bubbles & Bloggers had one of our coolest meetups yet. We headed down to Ivy City to Republic Restoratives to enjoy our custom Fresh In The District cocktails, learn about how Fresh Wave works, snack on some delicious treats from Homeshed Kitchens, and leave with the cutest Scout gift bags. While I’d certainly heard of Scout, I didn’t know much about the other brands an d it’s always fun discovering new places and products with my favorite ladies.

Republic Restoratives is woman-founded, “community funded and community driven,” making it the perfect place for a gathering of community minded women to get together. The space itself is really awesome- Dani and I were brainstorming future events while we were still there. Our Fresh In The District was delicious and made just for us! I’m not sure if they’re keeping it around as a permanent item on their menu, but I would recommend if you can get down there to try it!

Fresh Wave is a new-to-me company, but many of the ladies at the event had heard of them and love their products. I’m huge on candles, fragrance, and freshness in my home, but the difference between some of the scents that I use and Fresh Wave is that their products are all-natural. No harsh chemicals. No heavy perfumes. No toxic ingredients. While it was brought up that this is great for pets and kids, let’s be real- natural is better for everyone! I’m currently using the odor removing gel that came in my gift bag and I love the scent!

Thank you to Republic Restoratives, Fresh Wave, Homeshed Kitchens, and Scout for a wonderful night out, and of course to Dani for planning!

Dani with the Fresh Wave gals

We like to have themes for our meetups which makes for awesome pictures in semi-coordinating outfits, and our theme was green. Weirdly enough, I don’t actually own a whole lot of green, so I went for greenery instead with my tropical dress from Old Navy. I love love love the pattern on the dress but the dang thing shrank in the wash, making it a cute tunic.

Photos by Dani

Outfit details:

Sleeveless Cutout-Back Shift Dress for Women: Old Navy||York Necklace: Stella & Dot||Similar sandals here||Similar cardigans here||Similar bracelet here

Tropical print dresses:

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I was only gone from last Thursday through last night, but it feels like I just got back to DC after two weeks. Kendall is gone for a month doing Army Things, so we decided a while back that I would do the 14ish hour drive down to Mississippi with him, see some family, and go to New Orleans for a day with his sister, her fiance, and the cutest baby ever. There are many things I can brag about in our relationship, but traveling well for extended periods of time has to be at the top of the list.

I’d never been to Louisiana before, much less New Orleans, and let me tell you it did not disappoint- I just wish we had more than a day to spend there. I came up with this way to describe it: New Orleans is like if Savannah put on a pair of gold leggings and went out with the intent to only have ONE DRINK but we all know how that goes… basically it had the charm of Savannah but more noise.

It was a little overwhelming at first for me. I tend to get a little jumpy in big crowds, especially if I’m unfamiliar with the area. Luckily, for me, Kendall’s sister Brittneigh is the same way so she totally got it, especially with little Ryker in tow. But then I had a spiked lemonade, heard When the Saints Go Marching In from a street corner jazz band, and fell in love.

Since we had such limited time, Kendall had a few New Orleans things he really wanted me to experience. We HAD to go to Cafe Du Monde for Beignets and check out Bourbon Street (specifically Tropical Isle for Hand Grenades). My agenda was to check out the variety of art being sold seemingly everywhere. I actually found a piece I LOVED but Kendall did not so I may order a smaller version to put somewhere.

We really spent most of the day meandering and just enjoying, with no set agenda. I will say that pretty much everyone we came in contact with was super friendly and I really enjoyed the vibe of the city. I probably wasn’t the best blogger that day (I really don’t tend to be while I’m on vacation) but I cannot wait to go back and make more memories in a new favorite city!

Outfit details:

Girls’ Betseyville Reece Floral Embroidered Cowboy Boots – Stone (2)||Futurino Women’s Bohemian Embroidery Floral White Tassel Accents Shift Mini Dress (M, Dark Blue)||zeroUV – Womens Laser Cut Open Metal Mirror Lens Round Cat Eye Sunglasses 48mm (Pink / Pink Mirror)||Pompon Keychain, Malltop Charm Simulation Rabbit Fur Car Bag Plush Key Ring||Alice {sold out} c/o Urban Expressions

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Spring is in full swing in The District. Between the April showers, the beginning of tourist season, the allergies, and the generally unpredictable yo-yo weather that is so typical of this area (year-round), it’s sometimes easy to forget how lovely this time of year can really be. This past weekend, in my own neighborhood and despite the rain, I happened upon one of the prettiest trees I’ve ever seen. The flowers + the lush greenery in my neighborhood always make me kind of pause and appreciate how gorgeous this city really is. It’s sometimes hard to believe it really is a city. I work downtown, but even there the squares and parks become like little their own little green oasis.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is we should all take a moment to appreciate the green outdoors. In planning our engagement/ save the date pictures, Kendall and I have discussed a little bit of a vintage picnic theme. There’s no reason though that we shouldn’t just take one of our free days (ha. few and far between.) and go on a real picnic of our own for a date. My dad has been trying to get us to go to Wagshal’s, a deli near us, since before we moved in, and I think it would be so fun to pick up a couple sandwiches, chips, and drinks and head out to enjoy a sunny Saturday. Now all we need is a free day (a girl can dream).

Have you picnicked in DC? Where’s your favorite spot?

1.Do Juicy What I See? Shift Dress||2.Keds Double Up Sneaker||3.Watermelon||4.Ban.do ‘Chill Out’ Cooler Tote||5.Ban.do Insulated Cooler Bag||6.ban.do Sweetheart Deluxe Cooler Bag||7.Sunnylife Picnic Blanket||8.Hawaiian Sun Green Tea with Ginseng||9.Spritz™ Paper Straws Multi 20 ct

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