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Grey for days

Welcome to my new hood. I love being able to walk out my front door and wander down these adorable streets. Just imagine how amazing it’s going to be when those trees start changing colors! This FL girl is way too excited for fall.

My parents were in town this weekend and it was the best. Riley and I took them around to all the tourist spots, we ate way too much food and caught up. It’s still so crazy for me to think that two months ago I was living in Florida with no plans to move and now I’m here, in Washington D.C. Everything happens for a reason and I love where I am today! I can’t believe I thought I was happy then. Having all of these new experiences has shown me that I wasn’t happy or myself. I wasn’t enjoying my twenties and I see now why I was placed in that unfortunate situation. I needed to be thrown out of the nest so I could really start living life. You’re only young once and I’m finally taking full advantage of that. In a few months I am confident I will look back and be so thankful for the way things fell into place.

**The sweater linked is showing as pink, but click on the image and you’ll see all the color options, including grey**

ShopBop SALE picks

Shopbop is one of my go-to shopping sites and they’re having a great SALE where you get 20% off your order using code: EOTS17. This is a good time to stock up on pieces that don’t normally go on sale.

Dresses:

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Accessories:

Retro & wrap dresses

This weekend was another whirlwind. Saturday was spent bar hopping, including the CUTEST rosé garden at Whaley’s, and ended up going straight into the night. Sunday I shopped around Georgetown with my friend and realized I need to live in a world where my shopping budget is unlimited… so many great fall pieces out right now! Although, it’s still SO hot here in D.C. it’s hard to imagine putting on fur vests and boots…

Wrap dresses are my weekend go-to. So easy and fun. This color is sold out, but I’m linking up my favorite wrap dresses below in mini and midi styles. Also, these white sunnies are a little out of the box and I went back and forth on getting them, but so glad I did!

Braid tutorial HERE

Wrap dresses:

Complete the look:

The most flattering fall dress you’ll ever meet

I posted this look on Instagram yesterday and so many people commented on my size. Yes, I’m thin, but you guys, this DRESS is the absolute most flattering piece of fall clothing I own. Something about the wrap and ruching makes it fit like a glove! Last fall I posted this same dress in grey and 70+ people bought it. I think this tan color is even better and this time I ordered a size down (XS) to get a more form fit. The dress comes in a few colors and there’s a version without sleeves. You’ll thank me later 🙂

After I took these pictures I decided I’m well overdue for highlights…. sheesh. I’m thinking about going towards a more honey color this fall. What do you guys think? My hair inspirations are Blake Lively and Amber Fillerup. I have to admit I’m a little nervous to try out a new stylist in D.C., but I got awesome recommendations from my girls on Instagram and I think I found a winner! I’ll keep you guys posted. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram stories to stay up to date on what I’m doing, eating and wearing.

There’s a SALE on Free People pieces and I’m sharing my favorite picks

Free People has majorly stepped up their style game in the past two years and their stuff rarely goes on sale. I’ll be honest, there was a time when I was over their stuff, but that quickly changed. I’m stocking up on mostly fall (some spring) pieces from them today and sharing with you what’s in my shopping cart. Use code: VIP at checkout for an additional 30% off.

Happy shopping!

Simple fall look & shoes under $40

I snapped these pictures while strolling through my new neighborhood this past weekend. I know a lot of you have been interested in the move and how I’m adjusting, so I’m here to tell you that everything’s been great. Overall, the move was much easier than expected and I’ve fallen more in love with D.C. than I ever would’ve imagined. My favorite thing about my new apartment has to be the location! I can walk to groceries, my gym, bars, shops and pretty much anything else you can think of. My new nail salon gives you free wine, so that’s another D.C. bonus ha ha.

I stepped into this new place and space knowing it would be difficult, but mostly I was excited. This is the first time in 6+ years where I truly have no idea where I’ll be/what I’ll be doing in 6 months. Is that scary? Hell yes! Is that exciting? Hell yes! After two weeks I can honestly say that I’ve never felt stronger, more independent or more determined.

On a lighter note, this casual look is going to be on repeat this fall. I’ve posted these shoes a few times on Instagram stories and you guys have LOVED them, so here’s an idea for styling them.

NYFW recap & the piece you should invest in this fall

Another NYFW has come and gone, although this was my first time attending in the fall, which was MUCH better than the winter! I roomed with Maddie Potter, my blogging bestie that I met while she lived in Orlando a few years ago. We haven’t seen each other in a year and a half so we had a lot of catching up to do. The best part about rooming with Maddie is that we are the SAME person! We had the most fun sitting in the room, bingeing on our 10 bags of candy and recapping our days.

Where we stayed:

Nomo Soho

Great hotel with the coolest restaurant, very IG worthy.

Where we ate:

Caffe Napoli, in Little Italy. Good food, good service and charming atmosphere.

By CHLOE, Soho location. You must try the quinoa taco salad. BEST SALAD EVER!! Also, a very IG worthy spot.

La Sirena, we spent the night on the rooftop here for the Reward Style & LikeToKnow.it party. I had wayyyy too much rose and died a little. Great spot with outdoor dining options.

Baked by Melissa. I got the new pumpkin spice cupcake and it was AMAZING!

What’s the one piece you should invest in this fall?

The Gucci marmont belt!!!

I get a crazy amount of direct messages and emails about my Gucci belt daily. People are always asking if it’s worth it and how much I wear it. I’m not someone who normally splurges, but this belt was one of my best purchases this year. I wanted this rose color or the oatmeal color, but my store only had rose at the time. The reason I picked this color was the perk of being able to mix it with brown or black. Also, rose can transition perfectly from fall to winter to spring. I wear this belt with dresses, shorts and jeans. Once you buy the belt you can go into any Gucci store and they will add extra holes so you can wear it high-waisted as well. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I wear this belt 2-4 times a week. At some point I’m going to save up and buy this same belt in black. So in summary, yes…. get the belt!!

Instagram Recap

Most commonly asked question I get on IG:

Where’s my Madi necklace from?

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SO many questions about this bralette, holy cow! I bought this in white first and then realized it was the BEST thing to happen to bralettes and I went back and bought it in red and hot pink. Wearing size small- which has adjustable straps and stretchy bottom.

Shop the top

Shop my necklace

Shop the skirt website

This activewear brand (shorts I’m wearing) is one I discovered out in California and I LOVE the shorts they make – WAY more than LuluLemon.

Target does it again with their swimwear!!!

Andddd another bralette look, because let’s be real, I wear this bralette 24/7.

Two piece sets that’ll make you stand out this summer

You can’t go wrong with a summer two piece set, and this fun red short/halter duo is no exception. This set is from the site SheIn, a company based in China. People are always asking me how to order from there and what I really think about it. I mentioned this in an earlier post last week, but thought I’d give you guys some tips for navigating the site.

  1. ALWAYS read reviews!! Products with a ton of reviews are usually going to look exactly like the picture and have great quality.
  2. Stay away from the swimwear. I’ve had a few bikini tops that have come in and were ADORABLE, but the bottoms are always a miss. Their swimwear sizing tends to run really small so even a medium would cut off my circulation.
  3. Don’t order the product if you need it really soon. I always get my things in a reasonable time, but a lot of people complain that their stuff can randomly take a while.
  4. Think about fabric. Cotton stuff is always good, but sometimes if a product looks like it’s a stiff or papery material it will look cheap.

Embroidered dresses for summer & fall

This baby doll dress just earned itself a spot at the front of my closet. Yes, I keep my best and favorite pieces out on a rolling rack so I can be reminded that I have them and wear them non-stop. Also, sorry for the massive overload of wrinkles in these pictures… sometimes when I shoot blog pictures I’ll do 2-3 looks at a time and I have to change looks in the car… hence the wrinkles. Also, shooting outside in the Florida heat is NO joke! My hair looked so calm, cool and collected until I stepped out of the house where it took on a mind of its own.

This dress is a size small and fits very true to size. I know some people are worried about ordering stuff from this website, but that’s what I’m here for. I get about 3-5 things a month from them and I only post the pieces I love. If something is made of a cheap material or fits wrong, I don’t post it. If you’re still not wanting to order my dress from that site, I’ve linked similar options below that are also perfect for summer and fall.

More embroidered dresses you’ll adore: