Pop of Color

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I’ve always loved the steel and brick warehouse aesthetic.

This is one of the reasons I have fallen in love with the “Dogpatch” neighborhood. Living in a city built around shipping ports, it’s so interesting to cruise through the brick streets and check out some of the old warehouses. As a transplant to SF, I’ve become fascinated with these ports and the history behind it all. Being in a new city makes me want to learn as much as possible about it and curious as to how it became what it is today. Weird, I know, but does anyone else feel that way about a new city?

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Luckily we’ve had near perfect (read: less windy) days to make walking through these streets actually fun without the wind blowing your hair into your lip gloss and your skirt flying up. As mentioned in this post, it’s been the perfect time for finally pulling out my true Summer clothes. This skirt was the perfect pop of color for the steely warehouses of the ‘patch, and just stretchy enough for the leisurely 2 hour brunch before our walk :).

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After-Glow

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We have officially entered the after-glow of Summer in San Francisco. This is the unique time of year where we can finally dust off our shorts and breezy tops and take up residence at the park or by the beach.
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While I’m not much of a “trend” person, one thing I’ve really fallen in love with this Summer is the resurgence of 70s style, lacy, Off-the-Shoulder tops. The past few weekends have been ideal for embracing this type of look. And, I have to say, I’m looking forward to the transition of the 70s style into this Fall as we pull out our suede skirts, fringe tops, and chunkier heels.
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A DC Adventure – Part II

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Today, I’m excited to share with you the rest of our incredible trip to DC!

Keeping pace with the start of our short trip, we ran through the rest of our checklist at lightning speed.

Our Saturday evening started with dinner at DBGB in the city center. This was by far my favorite meal of the entire trip and the atmosphere was just perfect – energetic yet still romantic. I loved that the restaurant was in the City Center because that area reminds me of a little piece of San Francisco right in the middle of DC.

DBGB Dinner Look via Instagram:
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Loved the changing backdrop in the City Center courtyard (via Instagram)

Following dinner we changed into more comfortable clothes and took off on a night tour of the monuments. We walked all the way from our hotel in Georgetown to the White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, and finally the Lincoln Memorial (and of course everywhere in between).

Andrew having a James Bond moment en route to our night tour
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building – Again this architecture is on point!
The Washington Monument – A shining beacon in the middle of DC.

Great quote in the World War II memorial. I think they were on to something ;).
The amazing Lincoln Memorial
Visiting the Lincoln Memorial was the thing I looked forward to the most because he is my personal favorite president for many reasons, and we just so happen to share the same birthday!
I’m so glad we opted for viewing these monuments late at night because we were able to get quiet, uninterrupted views. The gravity of these installations seemed to weigh even more heavily at night. We must have sat on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for over an hour hanging out and taking in the view of the Washington monument over the Reflecting pool.

On my final day in DC, we packed in even more museums, this time opting for The International Spy Museum, the Smithsonian American History museum, and the Aerospace Museum. Each spot was incredible in it’s own way, but I have to say that The Spy Museum was definitely the most fun. Let’s just say, if you’ve had aspirations of being a “Bond Girl” (like me), you will have hours of entertainment in this museum.

Finally, the trip wouldn’t been complete without a stop at DuPont Circle. We grabbed spots on the patio outside of DuPont bar and enjoyed what must have been one of the prettiest days in DC all year.

The fountain at DuPont Cirlce
Visiting DC reminded me of how important it is to take every opportunity to travel and gain deepened appreciation for the world around you. The more I travel, the more I realize this little Oklahoma girl has so much more to learn about this world, and I’m incredibly grateful for that.

 

Now to plan our next trip – any suggestions on where to go?!

A DC Adventure – Part I

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Is it possible to make a “New Year’s” Resolution in the middle of the year?! If so, I’m 100% on board. At the start of the Summer I resolved to take every opportunity to travel. While this may be easier to proclaim in the Summer months, I do intend to hold true to this as long as possible – whether a long haul trip or a weekend jaunt.

This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. Andrew had to do some work in “The City” and I decided to join for a few days!

 

After taking the Thursday night redeye (the BEST way to fly there), we checked into the truly fabulous Melrose Hotel in Georgetown. With only 3 days in DC and SO much to see, we seriously packed each day to the brim.

Today I’m sharing a few pictures from Friday and the 1st half of Saturday’s adventures.

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Friday was mostly spent shopping in adorable Georgetown. I’ve always heard about what a cute little area this is, but was completely blown away. I could definitely envision myself cozying up in one of these houses, walking the cobblestone streets with my family, and living the DC life! And, the shopping was just as great.

The other great thing about DC – the food! We grabbed Happy Hour at Martin’s Tavern, where JFK proposed to Jackie O, and people watched. This was soon followed by dinner at the incredible, spanish tapas restaurant, Jaleowith an old friend. We rounded out the evening with a nightcap at Old Ebbitt Grill, which looked every bit a classic, politician-filled DC restaurant.

Saturday was our day to pack in as much as possible (hence why I’m only sharing part of it in this post).

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Outside the National Gallery of Art

While I would have loved to visit all of the Smithsonians during our trip (virtually impossible), I chose a few must-see’s and did an abbreviated tour of each. We started with the National Museum of Natural History, because I HAD to see the dinosaurs (weird obsession), and then made our way to the National Gallery of Art, and the Newseum. The Newseum is by far the best museum I’ve ever been to in my life – definitely check it out if you ever find yourself in DC!

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The Newseum housed an exhibit for 9/11 featuring all of the major headlines from that day – very emotional and powerful!
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Portions of the Berlin Wall in the Newseum
In between popping in and out of museums, we walked through DC admiring the incredible architecture of the rich history of what some of the buildings represent. I was truly in awe and, of course, pictures just cannot do it justice.
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We couldn’t pass up the chance to have brunch at Le Diplomate. This is one of those restaurants that truly lives up to the hype!

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Stay tuned for the rest of our DC trip, and my favorite part, coming soon!

Blank Space

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Some of the most clean, organized spaces can be the most inspiring. This is coming from the girl who used to make those little magazine collages with everything lined up in parallel and perpendicular lines. For me, the clean lines got rid of all the distractions. This is when I am able to think most creatively. Or, it could be because my attention can be easily diverted by even the faintest whisper. But, I’m going to go with the whole creativity thing.
Every now and then we go through these cluttered phases of life. The kind where days become so muddled that you don’t even know where to begin, so you just start somewhere in the middle. You go through the day hoping you make some kind of progress, but its hard to tell through the constant state of exhaustion.
The start of this month feels like the clearing of that phase into a new blank space. A move from the rat race of quantity to the freedom to focus on quality. A focus on substance over hype.
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Top: Topshop (On Sale for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!)
Jeans: rag & bone
Shoes: Old BCBG (Similar here)
Bag: Vera Pelle (Gift from Italy)
Ring: Forever 21
Lipstick: Nars