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Back when I was shooting with Nicole, I lost my SD card with a shoot on it that then never made it to the blog. Somehow, it resurfaced when Kendall and I moved. I hadn’t given it a lot of thought until I lost ANOTHER SD card (those tiny little suckers!), ordered a new one with a mini, then Kendall needed the mini for our GoPro. So I stuck in the SD card I found, complete with my Taylor Swift concert outfit from two summers ago.

So much has changed in the past 2 years- I moved out of my first apartment and into a new one with a boy. I got engaged. My blog has changed and grown immensely. I was witness to some of my best and oldest friends getting married. I’ve made amazing new friends, fallen out of touch with others, acquired more self-confidence than I’ve ever known, and finally feel as settled as I’m going to be as a millennial in kind of a crazy time.

But so many things have also naht changed. I still get panic attacks, but I know how to deal with them and surround myself with people who help me through them, whether they know it or not. I refuse to give up my quirky and somewhat juvenile style, I’ll rock the hell out of my sneaker wedges, and I’m still obsessed with weddings. I still don’t love my job, but I’m going to keep working my ass off and giving it my all (and interviewing elsewhere when something interesting comes up).

Think back over your last two years- what has changed for you? What hasn’t? I’d love to know in the comments!

photos by Nicole

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Dress from The Pink Mustache||Women’s Vans ‘Authentic’ Sneaker||zeroUV – Large Oversized Womens Heart Shaped Sunglasses Cute Love Fashion Eyewear||TIFENNY Women Daisy Flowers Collar Chain Statement Pendant Short Necklace||Similar Vinyard Vines tote

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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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I have officially given up on the idea that a capsule wardrobe would be in any way right for me. I had three conversations this year that convinced me:

  1. The first time I met Julie she was wearing a shirt with a Jack-o-lantern on it. I don’t remember her exact words when we were discussing capsule wardrobes but it was something along the lines of, “I like to dress too weird for that.” Same girl, same. (I have literally the same shirt that she was wearing at the time.)
  2. I’ve run into stylist Marisa from DC Style Factory at a few events and I adore chatting with her, so I thought if anyone was to do a closet audit for me, she would be the one. While I may still need help with that at some point, she told me that a capsule wardrobe is not for me and that I have too much of a funky style for that. At the time, I was wearing a little mixed pattern situation. Nothing too crazy- prep with an edge.
  3. After explaining a capsule wardrobe to Kendall, his response simply was, “but you have a Popsicle dress.”

The man is not wrong. And he is actually really good at styling me. He likes me in grey and does not think ruffles are flattering. He’s not afraid to tell me when something doesn’t look right, but encourages me to have fun with my style. He did RULL GOOD this Christmas- a gorgeous Karl Lagerfeld coat, a great purse + wallet, a few graphic shirts (including the one in this post)… he just spoiled me. Let’s leave it at that. The present he was most excited to give me were my gold chucks. I could not wait to wear them, so I’m thrilled that my firm has casual week all week. If you’re looking to order a pair of your own, keep in mind that Converse usually is sold in men sizes. I wear a 6.5 women and 4 men (and kids?). I’m not sure at all how shoe size conversion works so you may want to try them on in person. I also linked 10 other metallic kicks under $100.

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Top: [similar] Lord + Taylor||Earrings: Stella & Dot||Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic High Top: Converse||AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle||Gia [back in stock!]: c/o Urban Expressions {use code CLOVE25 for 25% off}
Metallic kicks under $100:

 

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