#DSSTAYCATION

July 11, 2014

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DC is a fast-paced city that never sleeps sleeps from about 2am to 5am. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, it may pass you by. Bueller. Things have been a little crazy around here for the last few weeks & I got the overwhelming feeling that I was missing certain moments & life was passing me by simply because of how busy + stressed out I’d been. It was one of those times that a getaway to Bethany Beach or a road trip up to NYC sounded like exactly what I needed but ain’t nobody had time for that & last minutes fur-baby sitters cost a small fortune. So with no chance of getting out of the city there was only one thing to do: Staycation.

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Hat | Romper

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The comfiest casual sandals for summer. So comfy, in fact, I have them in 3 more colors!

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Towels | Bucket bag | Tanning oil | Hair treatment | Sunglasses | #GIRLBOSS | Tumbler

I ordered #GIRLBOSS with next day delivery, tossed on a coverup + my favorite summer hat, threw a few essentials in my beach bag + headed out to my poolside oasis that’s conveniently feet from my front door.

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Essie Blanc | Essie Bikini So Teenie | Essie Butler Please | Essie Fiji

While I waited for my Summer Shandies to cool down a bit I indulged in a little afternoon mani with a few of my current favorite colors that happened to be perfectly patriotic for the weekend.

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Grey + white pillow | Black + white pillow | Plates | Vase [love this one] | Pitcher | Mason jar mugs

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To round off the weekend, I had a few friends over to celebrate America + my new golden tan. There’s nothing quite like leftover fireworks, a killer view, + having all of the staycation essentials you need to create a completely stress-free + relaxing weekend.

These #DSstaycation essentials were brought to you by Kohl’s.

FESTIVAL READY

July 10, 2014

Lolla Looks District Sparkle

With Lolla weekend right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on your festival essentials & grab your favorite light + summery looks. You can’t typically catch me roaming festival grounds but Lolla is on a level all its own. Ah, midwest college memories. Since I’m a little less flower child & a little more corporate wear, I couldn’t exactly reach into my closet to grab the appropriate casual attire. Sure, jean cutoffs & an oversized white tee paired with a panama hat would cut it but three days of that homeless chic? NOPE. I’m stepping up my weekend-wear game this year. Kohl’s has recently been majorly on my radar so I headed to my nearest brick + mortar in Kingstowne to hit the racks. Not only is Kohl’s prepared to outfit you with any festival or summer concert attire you can imagine, their deals are also insane. I had zero idea how much I would save & almost felt guilty applying discount on top of discount. Almost… They are currently some amazing deals happening online & in-store & don’t forget to head to retailmenot.com to pick up coupons for even more savings. Happy shopping!

 

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ROMPERBUCKET BAGBOOTIESSUNGLASSES c/o Kohl’s | H&M JACKET [SAVE] [SPLURGE] | LIGHT IN THE BOX NECKLACE c/o [SIMILAR]

Candy Striped District Sparkle

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ROMPER [50% OFF], BOOTIESSUNGLASSES c/o Kohl’s | DANIELLE NICOLE CROSSBODY BAG | CC SKYE CUFF via BISHOP BOUTIQUE

 

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SWEATERSHORTSRAINCOATBIRKENSTOCKSBIKINI TOPNECKLACE c/o Kohl’s | ERIN DANA BELT BAG c/oRAY BANS

 

 

This post was sponsored by Kohl’s. 

CANDY STRIPED

July 10, 2014

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ROMPER [50% OFF], BOOTIES, SUNGLASSES c/o Kohl’s | DANIELLE NICOLE CROSSBODY BAG | CC SKYE CUFF via BISHOP BOUTIQUE

 

When I think summer festival I think romper, booties, & a decent sized bag to fit all my goodies into. This mix of favorites shows that you can dress it up, just a little, & still look the part.

 

Grab your favorite, loose fitting romper & add kick-around boots or sandals & a bag can fit all of your necessities for the day. Add a black leather jacket for late night concerts where it might get a little chilly!

 

 

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