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T-shirt: Stolen from brother // Shorts: J Crew Factory // Flats: Thrifted // Belt: Thrifted

Sometimes simplicity really does reigns supreme. This weekend was packed full of activities for me –coffee with a sorority sister who I hadn’t seen in over 4 years, 2 concerts, a poolside BBQ, a second (non-poolside) BBQ, hitting the bar scene, and getting ready for my move to China –needless to say I had very little time to dedicate to create outfits. So my weekend uniform was a shirt and shorts. This look was for a Sunday BBQ at a friend’s house; the night before had been very eventful so wanting to be as comfortable as possible (especially in the humid weather), I threw on a t-shirt, shorts, flats and I was on my merry way. I did worry about spilling barbecue sauce on my white t-shirt, but am happy to report that it was in pristine condition when I eventually went home. I’m clearly all about the small victories!

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By now, I hope it’s obvious that I’m a prints kind of gal. One of my favorite prints is houndstooth, because I find that it’s super versatile. There is a classic quality about it that can be lacking in other print patterns. And depending on the size of the houndstooth, the item of clothing can be muted, or stand out a little more –which brings me to this outfit. I bought this skirt for all of $10 at the Buffalo Exchange in Georgetown. As soon as I saw it, I wanted it. It’s feminine, classy, and fun. I decided to pair it with a simple, flirty top; to complete the look, I added these flats with bows, threw on a thick belt, and off to work I sauntered!

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The 4th of July is just around the corner and to prepare for that I thought I would do a business casual post featuring red, white, and blue. As you can read on my post here, I put a moratorium on shopping for the month of June because of how over-budget I was in May (thank youuuuuu Memorial Day sales); however…I wasn’t entirely successful. BUT I will say that I have been on the hunt for a pair of white pants for the better part of 2 years now. While I’ve come close to purchasing pairs in the past, none were ever quite right. While at Target last week though, I saw these pants and just couldn’t help myself. I love that these are a little cropped, that they are high-waisted, but more than anything I love that they are textured. So in anticipation of this upcoming holiday weekend, here’s my take of a business casual homage to these United States many of us call home. I can barely wait for the barbecues, beer, flags, and fireworks that await this weekend. Happy Tuesday everybody!

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Shirt: Forever21 // Skirt: Thrifted // Shoes: Lulu*s // Watch: Asos

Most girls will tell you that some of the best fashion finds come from a thrift or vintage store.  I’ve featured this skirt in a post before (here) and with all of the additions to my closet since getting it, almost a year ago, it is still one of my all-time favorite pieces. I adore the length, versatility, print, color, and the fact that it has pockets is just the cherry on top. Last night I went to a concert in Baltimore to see the AWESOME band The Head and the Heart; for those of you who have not yet heard them, you have to check them out ASAP. They’re an indie band from Seattle who harmonize like it’s nobody’s business, have great lyrics, and consistently make amazing music. But back to my outfit, I needed something that was professional enough to wear at work, comfortable enough to survive an hour-long train ride, and casual enough so as not to be overdressed at the concert –and I think this worked perfectly for all three requirements. I had a great time and hopefully will be seeing this band again

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Dress: Tobi // Necklace: Thrifted // Booties: Forever21

With the cut and the colors, I get a bit of a 60s/70s vibe from this dress, but the chevron modernizes it which makes for the perfect combination of vintage and chic, as opposed to outdated. With rising temperatures, and humidity, here in DC I can finally feel free to be as colorful with my outfits as my heart desires.  I didn’t want to over-accessorize the dress because I feel like it speaks enough for itself, so I threw on a necklace, added my black booties and called it a day. Happy humpday everyone!

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