{Mommy Duty}

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I'm on the tail end of hell week at work aka closing the books, accountants feel my pain. My eyeballs literally hurt from starring at my computer screen for hours on end. Just another day in the neighborhood tho...at least I've got the skills to pay the bills. Hell, I'm grateful for that.

I really can't complain because this weekend was amazing...like fan-fucking-tastic!!! It was beautiful so I didn't waste any time getting out and enjoying the weather. My son and I love being outdoors, so the fam and I headed to the National Mall for a little fun in the sun.

We popped into the US Botanical Garden, if you haven't been you should definitely go. It's really beautiful in there. We spent the rest of the day like tourists just walking around taking pictures. It was a really great day.

Even tho I'm really busy trying to build and structure my life and career. The most important thing to me is spending quality time with my son. Nothing is more important than him. Sometimes parents get so caught up in the day-to-day we forget about the "quality" of time spent with our children. Make sure to always set aside time to enjoy your children, they grow so fast, so capture the moments xoxo.

{Get Out & Do Sumthin}

Friday, April 11, 2014

Top: Vintage Mugler / Skirt: Nasty Gal / Shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat
Photography: Trisha

Happy Friday!!! It's gonna be a beautiful weekend in the city so I hope all you locals go out and enjoy it. Spring is FINALLY here. I have a pretty jam packed weekend so I can't wait for it to officially start. 

I've been exploring the city lately, going places I've never been, getting a little out of my comfort zone. Basically doing things differently because I view things differently now. I really believe when you embrace things that are unfamiliar or try different things, the need for change in your life disappears. New experiences fulfill voids in your life, typically because voids derive from developing monotonous routines. But that's just my opinion.

Anyway, I wore this little getup to Danielle Nicole's handbag event in Georgetown a few weeks ago. I love this skirt I scored online from Nasty Gal, unfortunately it's sold out but I found a few similar ones below. 

Welp, that's all I got! Don't be square and stay inside this weekend...Live not a little, but a lot xoxo   

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{Come Together: Styled By Shell B Cheri}

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ashley doing her thang

Rachel in the most EPIC vintage jeans!!!

Shell B probably needed this haha

So a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking part in an AMAZING collaboration put together by local stylist ShellBCheri. A shit ton of DC bloggers setup shop at Malmaison, they were really great hosts btw, and spent pretty much a whole afternoon together. I had such a great time chatting it up with local bloggers I know via social media, but finally got to meet in person. Even though knowing people via social media is the norm these days, I prefer talking face to face...rare I know.

Anyway, all the ladies were so cool and the vibe was really great. I have to thank Shell B & Waverly for putting this together and asking me to be apart of it <3

Now to the fun stuff. Shell B & Waverly styled everyone's look for the shoot. What I found particularly dope, was the diversity of all the looks. Everyone's outfit said something different, yet I could definitely see myself wearing all of them. Being styled by Shell B, for me, was so great because her perspective was fresh and creative...similar to me but her composition was different. I really appreciated that, it actually made me wanna revisit pieces I've styled before. On top of being a really cool chick overall, she's definitely a great stylist. 

This was the look Shell B styled for me. I felt like such a lady hahaha. It reminded me how much I love vintage.

Here is a shot of all the looks...It's some pretty hot chicks in this city if I do say so myself!!! Please check out the people responsible for this shoot, I've listed their blogs below XOXO

Stylist: Shell B Cheri & Waverly
Photographers: Ashley & Julien 


Monday, April 7, 2014

Jumpsuit: Anthom / Shoes: Zara / Hat: Thrifted / Jacket: Nasty Gal / Backpack: Nasty Gal / Jewelry: She's Unique & Loud Love Jewelry
Photography: Trisha

Being that jumpsuits and sweatpants are two of my favorite things in the world. Naturally when I spotted this Anthom jumpsuit at Union Market over the weekend, I had to have it!!! I didn't waste any time slipping into this beauty, the weather was perfect for it this weekend!! Not only is it insanely comfortable, it's perfect for those "running around" days. This jumpsuit is gonna get some serious mileage this summer.

I typically go for structure, even when I have loose fitting pieces on. Originally I paired this jumpsuit with a very structured blazer and a top handle bag. But I opted to go with this quilted jacket and backpack instead. For no particular reason really, I just liked this vibe of this look.

It's good to change it up sometimes...keep it fresh ya know xoxo  

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