Monday, April 29, 2013


estadio has been on my must-try restaurant list for a while so i was so excited when i finally had a chance to go. i had been to their sister restaurant, proof, for my birthday so i knew it would be a good meal. everything from the sangria, to the tapas, to the manchego cheesecake was phenomenal. i am really looking forward to going back! 
what we ordered
roasted baby chorizos & potato crisps // crispy duck // sauteed shrimp // potatas bravas //  
green bean salad // jamon & manchego montaditos // manchego cheesecake

Thursday, April 25, 2013

friday's fancies // april showers

i feel as though the 'april showers' have been few and far between this month, although to be honest i don't hate rainy days in the spring. those warm showers remind me of rainy days at the shore which can sometimes turn out to be the most fun days! here are some cute rainy day accessories! and as usual i'm linking up with {av} over at long distance loving

coat  // umbrella // boots 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

dupont circle farmers market

last weekend my friend liz and i were walking back from brunch when we passed the dupont circle farmers market. i must have passed this market tons of times since living in dc but never stopped to explore. since the weather was so great we decided to walk around a bit and i am glad we did! liz picked up some cherry blossom branches and i now know where i'll be going on sundays for fresh produce!

Monday, April 22, 2013

segways in the city.

this weekend i was able to check a little something off our bucket list - segways in the city! i always wondered what it would be like to cruise around on a segway and i have to say it was so much fun! after about forty minutes of practice we were ready to hit the crowded streets of dc. even though andrew and i have seen all the sites before this was certainly a unique way to travel! i highly recommend seeing any city by segway! it is definitely a memorable experience!

Friday, April 19, 2013

friday's fancies // nice + neon

this week has been so crazy - between work, soccer, friends in town, and oh.. more work i haven't had a chance to blog much! two back to back friday's fancies can attest to that! this week is all about neon which i can't wait to start wearing come the summer weather! i've never wore a head to toe neon outfit but the one below is pretty cute, isn't it?!
outfit // bag // necklace // shoes

Friday, April 12, 2013

friday's fancies // shoes, shoes, shoes

this weeks friday's fancies is a bit different from most, but it was so fun to put together. theming an outfit around shoes is something i rarely do. being 5'10" i usually stick to flats but lately i've been trying to branch out a bit. these shoes aren't even on sale yet (only pre-sale) but wouldn't they be great for the 4th... or any summer day to be honest!

ps - happy friday - and for those of you in dc this is the last weekend of the cherry blossom festival so get out there! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

getaway // nashville, tn // part II

this is long overdue... but better late then never. 

the one recommendation we heard from everyone who knew we were going to nashville was to eat at loveless cafĂ©. obviously we had to check it out and i think we both agreed that it belongs at the top of the list for 'nashville must dos'! this was one of the only meals that we felt like we were actually in the south between the biscuits (i think i ate about six.. whoops!), the fried chicken, the collard greens, and of course the southern accent.
we braved the cold to wait in line for this yummy breakfast at the pancake pantry!hot & cold // ryman  // parthenonout on the town!while eating the yummiest burgers (at pharmacy burger) we got to see steph's friend from study abroad!

for those that know me well the following photos will come as a bit of a surprise, however, i made a new best friend on our trip that happens to be a little pup named emmie. this was one of the best trips i've taken in a while and i still can't believe how much we were able to pack into four days (most of which isn't even in these two posts). our friends, shannon and tom, were beyond amazing hosts and i can't wait to explore another great city with them soon!

Friday, April 5, 2013

friday's fancies // project polka dot

this week's friday's fancies is all about polka dots. although i'm not the biggest fan of wearing polka dots i do have a few pieces that i love (as seen in the picture over there ----->). i thought this dress would be so perfect for a spring or summer picnic. and how fun is that necklace?! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

diy // nursery collage

i have a very exciting post today... my first nursery diy!!! my co-worker, juliana, will be having her baby any day now so a few weeks ago we teamed up to create a nursery collage for above the baby's crib. most of my diy project have been for myself so it was fun to help someone else out in their home. here are a few pictures from our little project!

we took our inspiration from a few pictures on pinterest (here, here, and here)!

 to start we went to the thrift store and bought frames in various sizes. the day we went all frames happened to be 50% off so we only spent $11. from there we went to the craft store to find paper to back the frames, as well as other items that we could add to our wall.
next, we spent a few late nights cleaning, painting, and gluing things together. once everything had dried we played around with a few different layouts for above the crib.
after lots of pencil marks, measuring and hammering our diy was complete! 

now we just need the baby!