At the Paul Smith Pink Wall in West Hollywood

I finally made it to the Paul Smith pink wall in West Hollywood! For those you who haven’t seen the many amazing outfit shoots that have taken place in front of this wall, you should know that this is a true pilgrimage for any fashion blogger.

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For me, it was a truly spiritual experience. But, it isn’t just this beautiful backdrop that has be dying to go back to Los Angeles. Before I get super nostalgic about the California life, let me tell you what I’m wearing. This western-inspired West Hollywood look features the LOFT Petite Sunset Palm Cutout Flare DressVera Bradley Quilted Leather SatchelAldo Marecchia BootsKendra Scott Naomi Double Finger Ring and Zara Women’s Leather Jacket.

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Gucci Glam!

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Sometimes I feel like I was secretly born to be a California girl.  Here we have another fab shoot from my trip to Los Angeles featuring the glamourous Small Padlock Gucci Bengal Shoulder Bag. I’m also wearing Joe’s ‘Flawless – Vixen’ Ripped Ankle Skinny JeansKendra Scott Naomi Double Finger RingSam Edelman Elaine HeelsBanana Republic Womens New Essential Tank and a beige blazer (this one is similar).

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President’s Day Weekend In Washington D.C.

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Over the weekend my fiance and I celebrated President’s Day and Valentine’s Day in Washington D.C. Don’t worry it’s nothing political. We just had a fab weekend going to restaurants, bars and museums. We also took a stroll around Georgetown (hence the beautiful townhouses below) and visited our favorite national memorials. However, the highlight of the trip was most certainly the weather. It was a sunny 60-70 degrees all weekend which is unprecedented for late February. Being back in D.C. really reminded me of my childhood. I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and whenever people would come to visit us, we would always go to D.C. to show them the White House and see the Smithsonian.

What We Did

One of my favorite parts of going to D.C. was going to the Smithsonian Institution. Not only are these national museums (and zoo) free, they’re also full of amazing art, history and more. The best part for me was seeing the pop culture exhibits and the first lady exhibit at the American History Museum. The beautiful photo of the ceiling below is from the American Art Museum. We walked through the National Mall, saw the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. We also walked past the White House and around Capitol Hill.

That evening we went to the Off the Record bar in the Hay–Adams Hotel. Off the Record is kind of the perfect name for a bar in D.C. and this bar has some hilarious and super relevant political cartoons everywhere along with political-themed cocktails. These cocktails include the Trumpie Sour (which is an orange mix between an old fashioned and a whiskey sour topped with thyme to look like his hair), Hilary’s Last Word and Obama’s Last Call. It’s the perfect place to go if you want to feel like Frank Underwood.

What We Still Need to See

Since you can’t see everything our nation’s capitol has to offer in one weekend, we still have tons of reasons to go back. We still have to go to the National Zoo. I went there once when I was 15 and saw a baby panda and a baby elephant. I’m dying to go back. We also really need to go to the International Spy Museum. We tried to go, but the line to buy tickets was too long so we decided we would put it on our bucket list for next time and buy tickets in advance. We also need to get a tour of the Capitol building. The visitor’s center is closed on Sundays (which is sadly when we went), but it’s open every other day of the week.

When I travel I’m all about seeing new places multiple times. Every trip is different. So even if you’re going to the same place twice, you can still have a new experience because chances are both you and it have changed. I feel so much more prepared to plan our next couple’s trip to D.C. now that I know exactly where to go and when. I think what surprised me most about this trip was how much of a foodie city D.C. is. All of the restaurants we went to were delicious.

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New York Fashion Week Lounge Life: Second Edition

The New York Fashion Week lounges have long been my favorite Fashion Week events. I love using this week as a time to really get to know the brands and bloggers I love. Getting pampered doesn’t hurt either. Yesterday I did all three at the ShopStyle Social House.

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Hair stylists from The Glam App did an amazing job on my hair. I don’t get to have curly hair very often. So when I do, I like to take lots of photos. They did a great job on my nails too!

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Pink champagne and GiGi New York bags always make for a good time. This one is the Courtney Satchel Black Crosshatch.

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Recognize this outfit from the last photo? The one and only Emily Brickel Edelson of Chic Sketch made this lovely sketch of me and my outfit.

GiGi New York Carlo File Folders

I got my very own monogrammed Carlo File Folder from GiGi New York.  I’ll be using it to store all my wedding planning contracts. You can get 30% off the Carlo File Folder with code “NYFW” until March 15, 2017. The glasses are Warby Parker.

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Wandering in Shearling

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There’s nothing like a good shearling jacket to make city life a little more rustic. While it may look like I’m in the country, I’m actually in Los Angeles rocking the rustic. I just love the sense of adventure in these photos. Adventures can be exciting, but when you really think about it, most of the adventures we go on in life start out scary. So whenever I’m faced with adversity or a challenge I need to overcome, I try to think of it as just another adventure.

On this shabby/chic adventure, I wore a BB Dakota Bourne Faux Shearling JacketBanana Republic Womens New Essential TankWomen’s Joe’s ‘Flawless – Vixen’ Ripped Ankle Skinny JeansKendra Scott Naomi Double Finger Ring, Aldo Marecchia Boots and Vera Bradley Lydia Satchel. Wishing you happiness and success on your next adventure!

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