I’m so excited for this new series, featuring D.C. metro area boutiques. On days where it’s just baby girl & me I try to get out of the house & explore different shops with her. I thought it was high time I started photographing some of my favorites & feature them to keep a running list of great D.C. area finds.
The first of the series Langford Market, an affordable & fun boutique in the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA. They have the cutest store with a boho feel. Decor that feels vintage but still on trend make it a little more relaxing to linger & shop. There are a lot of trendier pieces but they feel unique enough that even thirty-somethings like me can wear them. Plus their pieces are affordable, which is a huge plus for me. Most of what you pick out is easily under $100 making this a great shop to pop in & buy without guilt.
Last week was spring break & I made an effort to get out of the house each day with baby girl so I wouldn’t go stir crazy. Naturally the first day at home was freezing so we ended up at the mall & I ended up magically with new purchases! C. Wonder was having an awesome sale, including this knit shirt that I fell in love with. (There are only a few random sizes in various colors left online so if you’re near a store I’d go in person).
The buttons & trim details make it a little nicer to pair with this pencil skirt, while I also plan on pairing it with some shorts for the weekend. Now that I’ve started to fit back into my old clothes I have a wider selection of outfit choices & have started to lean away from my jeans. They’ve gotten a lot of wear this past few months & I’m excited to break out the pants & skirts again! Plus jeans make everything look just a tad lazy when worn to work on non-casual Fridays (teachers can get away with these things). It’s nice to feel like a professional again!
There’s nothing like a big hosting event to get your butt into gear to spruce up your home! Adelyn’s baptism is this upcoming weekend & it’s the first time we’ve hosted both of our families in our home at the same time. So adding to the normal cooking & cleaning list we decided to completely repaint our family room. Crazy? Probably.
We haven’t really touched it since we moved in 5 years ago & our onetime fun green color was wearing on us. Since it’s the room we spend most of our time in we needed a little refresh. I’ve been loving the clean neutral look, especially since this room is also doubling as Adelyn’s playspace. There is enough colorful chaos with her toys so we wanted simplicity to balance it out. These rooms have been my inspiration in moving forward in terms of color scheme. Peaceful, tranquil, calm – all the words I’m striving for while watching crazy baby crawl all over the place!
blazer: Loft Outlet| t-shirt: Loft| necklace:gifted| jeans: Loft| flats: Nine West
This striped blazer was love at first site for me when I saw it this past fall. It’s the perfect preppy piece to throw on either with a nice dress or jeans & a tee. Blazers are a daily go-to but the navy & white stripes make it just a tad more crisp & interesting. Since this one was an outlet discovery I pulled together some other options to add to your wardrobe!