Bohemian Florals

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Top: Plenty by Tracy Reese

Necklace: Bl^ank (Similar)

Shoes: Blowfish

Eep!  THIS WEEK WILL BE WARM.  If you are a resident of The District you are most likely just as excited as I am.  This crazy weather has been jerkin’ us around and although I just LOVE not knowing what to wear every damn day, it’s nice to know that I can whip out some spring color.  Wearing a bright floral print top when its 47 degrees out just aint right!

But alas, I can FINALLY wear this top and that makes me le happy 🙂  I love the romantic boho retro vibe that is incorporated in fashion this season and I plan to take FULL advantage.  So stay tuned for THAT.

In the mean time, what pieces have you been dying to wear?  Any items you think I’d love and need to know about?!  TELL ME.

Until next time, Happy Spring Fashionistas ❤

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Kimono&Fedora&Spring

Enter Spring.  Like Katy of the Perry variety once sang….”You’re hot, then you’re cold.  You’re yes,then you’re no.  THAT is exactly how I feel about Spring so far this year.  Here in D.C. Spring has gone off of her rocker and can’t pick a personality!  One day its “Yasssss” the next you’re reluctantly pulling out that coat you JUST put away.  But I digress.  Mother Nature does what she wants and as a fellow “boss bitch” I respect that.  And so another excuse to go shopping.  The perfect remedy for crazy climate change.

I happen to love a good ol’ kimono.  I find it to be a great transitional piece for all year long. What looks super cute with a kimono and typically doesn’t fit me? A wide-brimmed floppy hat!  I have still yet to find one and have always wanted to find the perfect Spring/Summer hat for my big noggin.  No dice.

THEN THIS HAPPENED.  I have fallen in love folks.  Who knew all I had to do was travel to the dark side to find the perfect hat. I’m talking mens hats ya’ll.  I have yet to purchase this hat as I was simply modeling it for the whimsical boutique Proper Topper. But you BEST BELIEVE it is up there on my list!

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Floral Kimono: On The Road || Tank: Marshall’s (Similar) || Necklace: BL^NK (Similar)|| Hat: Proper Topper || Sunglasses: Triple Grace

And so, the moral of this story is that kimonos are a lovely transitional piece and if you have a big head like moi you should probably consider trying men’s hats.  Together you get a chill bohemian vibe and more importantly you’ll probably feel like Pharell and I think that’s a pretty HAPPY feeling (hehehe) ❤

Until next time,

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March Favorites

Howdy gals,

I am happy to introduce a new portion of the blog! I am constantly stumbling upon things I LOVE (which admittedly isn’t hard to do), and thought it would be helpful to share with YOU in hopes that you will love these things too ❤  Or maybe you’ve been looking for something on this list and I can help you discover  it!  These are my hopes for sharing.

And on that note…here are things I discovered in March that I ABSOLUTELY love!

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Now  that you know what the goods are and where to get them, I’d like to give you a quick dish on why I love these things!

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1.) How CUTE are these shoes? I have seen this type of flat floating around Pinterest and Instagram and always thought they were so freakin adorable.  When I spotted these at Target I couldn’t resist purchasing!  Check this–they are ACTUALLY comfortable.  I’ve only worn them a few times and as far as comfort there are no complaints from me so far!

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2.) As a curly girl, it is really important for me to keep my locks moisturized.  It wasn’t until about a year ago that I became comfortable with wearing my hair natural and so I had to figure out new products to use.  I discovered Moroccan oil and it works WONDERS on my hair.  I’ve tried many different types of moroccan oil and because I tend to use a pretty generous amount and I go through it quickly, I need one that won’t break the bank.  This brand is the best quality and the most affordable for my personal needs. The “lustrous oil serum” is not quite Morcoccan, but it contains chamomile, coconut, sunflower, soja, gardenia, and rose oils. Huzzah!

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3.) GAHHH!  Where do I even start with this?!  This bikini is pure magic.  I have never felt so comfortable in a two piece before.  I found this brand on Amazon with a “retro bikini” search. I was pretty skeptical about the price and decided it was probably very poor quality but wanted to try it anyway.  You can tell it is simply made and I’m not sure how long it will last me, but I feel DAMN good in it and it was so affordable that I bought TWO different designs…with a third in the works.  When we love something we WANT MORE!

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4.) I freakin LUHV a scarf.  Especially a printed one.  And this one has cats so….duh.  Printed Village scarves hold a special place in my heart.  I need another one like a new hole in the head, but the prints are just too darn ca-yoot. This scarf is the perfect size and weight for transitional weather and there are plenty of ways to wear it.  I also appreciate that a lot of the cats on it look evil.  Because cats are little a-holes and thats why I love dem.  5 thumbs up!

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5.) This tea was an experiment on my part.  I was trying to decrease my coffee/sugar intake, but I still needed caffeine so I did a little research and came across this tea.  The reviews on Amazon were good so I thought I’d give it a try.  Its true!  You only need a tiny bit and you have so much energy.  I am still a coffee lover, but when I feel like my tummy needs a break from coffee this tea is my back up.  I urge you to read the reviews if you are interested in trying/buying this.  I found them very helpful!EDP_Cleopatra_300dpi6.) THIS. I had been looking for a scent that REALLY spoke to me.  I tried so many different ones and nothing seemed unique enough.  Everything started smelling the same and nothing smelled like ME (or how I wanted to smell).  Then one fine day my co-worker was wearing this DELICIOUS scent and I just could not get enough! I asked what it was and she told me she got it from Blue Mercury.  I have had Tocca perfume before, but wasn’t impressed by it.  However, I couldn’t get over the smell of Cleopatra so decided to try it.  Please read this description and tell me this doesn’t sound absolutely delicious!

“Inspired by the Mediterranean seductress, TOCCA’s Cleopatra eau de parfum captivates the senses. Fresh and sparkling grapefruit and lush greens fade into accords of sensual white jasmine and tuberose, leaving an exotic, rich dry down of warm patchouli, golden amber and rich vanilla musk. Top Notes: Bitter Grapefruit, Lush Greens, Cassis Bud Middle Notes: White Jasmine, Peach Nectar, Tuberose Bottom Notes: Warm Patchouli, Golden Amber, Rich Vanilla Musk” ……

# YESPLEASE!

And there you have it folks! My March favs.  I’d love to know what discoveries you had in March that you are smitten about.  Drop a line in the comments!

Until the end of April ❤

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Pink&Polka Dots&Petals

If you know me you know I have an OBSESSION with tulle skirts.  I think they are so effin CUTE!  It took me years to find one that actually worked for my body type AND that I found affordable.  Of course said skirt was black.  Admittedly, I do not wear it as often as I assumed I would….but just seeing it hang in my closet makes me happy and that is worth something right?? Right.

Fast forward months later and BOOM.  While thrifting on 14th street what do I see from the corner of my eye?  A PINK TULLE SKIRT.  IT IS MY SIZE. MUST.TRY.ON.  Did I need another tulle skirt?? No. But it fit and made me happy so I took this sign from the universe as I have earned the right to rock not only a black tulle skirt but now a PINK tulle skirt. Ya know, one for Fall/Winter and one for Spring/Summer. DONE.

And so, here we have it folks.  My first outfit debuting this flirty little number that I hope to gets lots of wear out of!  Let me know what you think and any suggestions for pairings are welcome ❤

P.S. This EXACT sweater is currently on sale right now at H&M for $15! Scoop it.

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Skirt: Ann Taylor  (Similar) || Sweater: H&M  || Flats: Moda Spana (Similar)

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