Monday, September 29, 2014

the top of the washington monument!

this past august the washington monument re-opened after being closed since it sustained damage from the earthquake back in 2011. my friend and i decided to see if we might be able to tour the monument despite not having tickets. well... we got lucky and we were able to go up. this was such a neat experience and the fact that it was free made it even better!
we started our morning with bagels in dupont circle then decided to bike down past the white house and over to the national mall!
after waiting in line we loaded into the elevator and went up over 500 feet in just 60 seconds. i have seen this city from many different places but these views were like nothing else!
check out the urban art to the left of the photo below (do you see the face?!)... you can read more about the artist and his work here
hello white house!
between the gorgeous weather and the remarkable views this was the perfect way to spend the day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

decisions, decisions! and a new app to help!

making decisions has never been a strong point for me....from what to order at a restaurant, to what to wear or what to buy while shopping for clothes. this last one has always been especially tricky for me as my sisters and friends can probably attest. i am constantly taking awkward pictures of myself in the dressing room and texting them to ask for their opinion on a certain piece prior to purchasing it. i am usually anxiously waiting (and waiting) for a text back and when they don't text back quick enough i end up giving up and forgetting the whole thing! because let's be honest who likes having to return something they just bought. well i'm happy to report that i recently discovered a new app that can help with this decision making problem... it's called the FittingRoom App! the app allows you to take a photo of your outfit and submit it for a thumbs up or thumbs down from those also using the app. and on the flip side you can help determine if someone else's outfit is a go or not by voting for their outfits. pretty cool, right? 

i am also happy to report that i will be doing some guest blogging for this genius idea! you can read my first post about products i'm currently loving on the FittingRoomBlog now! thanks to this app my friends and sisters can be expecting a few less texts from the fitting room! 

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