Black & White

Black & White

J crew tee
jcrew.com

Scotch & Soda chino pants
$130 – scotch-soda.com

Mel by Melissa jelly shoes
$38 – zalando.co.uk

Flower ring
maxandchloe.com

Andara drusy earrings
maxandchloe.com

The Good Kind of Busy

A big field. Just the right amount of breeze and sunshine. A perfect Day.

A big field. Just the right amount of breeze and sunshine. Perfect Day.

I don’t think I’m alone in the theory that a busy family is a happy family. I’m not talking the overcommitment to sports and extracurricular activities, although we are definitely guilty of that from time to time. I’m talking about creating activity that gets everybody out of the house and out of eachother’s faces. My mom is a tourist welcome center brochure junkie. I’ve been to every oddball attraction, event, and festival you’ve never heard of, and I’m following in her habits. This month’s expeditions include, the National Arboretum, Geocaching and The Washington Nationals’ game– complete with running the bases! TheGirlies look sweet, but they bicker constantly, whine and cast themselves on the floor dramatically several times a day. Adventures are my saving grace. Somehow the change in environment instantly perks them up and distracts them from their annoyances. It means more shuffling around. It means packing snacks, changes of clothes and a bit of advance legwork. Sometimes the destinations aren’t as fantastic as we’d hoped. It is always worth the risk though. Hope the long weekend gave you the chance for a few adventures too.

Take Care!

For a walk in the sunshine

For a walk in the sunshine

Create #instantjoy with Havaianas

Create #instantjoy with Havaianas

Shell top
oasis.andotherbrands.com

Skirt
modcloth.com

Havaiana
havaianas.com

Gypsy cuff bracelet
marissacollections.com

Monsoon ring
monsoon.co.uk

Fat Face fishing hat
$24 – fatface.com

For a walk in the sunshine

For a walk in the sunshine

Alexandria Stylebook

Awesome GirlPower in Old Town Alexandria.

A Walk in my Shoes

A few months ago, Angela, the owner of Bellacara, approached me with a kind of genius idea: to collaborate with a handful of other stores in an effort to cross promote and show our customers what our stores have to offer, and how it all works together. We weren’t really sure at the time what that would look like, but we partnered up with Kiskadee in Del Ray and Zoe Boutique in Old Town, and got to work. Alexandria Stylebook is what came of it–a website that will bring you the newest trends, tips and insight on all things style and beauty in Alexandria.

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Logo and website design: check.
First photo shoot: check.
Introductory video: check.
Email designed and (almost) ready to send: check.
More great content ready to be loaded: check.

We have worked so hard on this project, because we believe in it. Actually, you helped us believe…

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