Florals, florals, florals

These Alice and Olivia pants are probably my favorite pants of all time. I love all of the colors and the embroidery - there's so much detail that went into them, which I think is really cool. I got them on Cyber Monday for close to 75% off, and was so so excited to wear them. Luckily, with DC's crazy weather, I didn't have to wait till actual Spring to wear them.

They're still on sale on a few sites - hurry up and get them before they're gone!

Got my positive pants on

Apologies for the lack of posts last week - we were bombarded with job orders at work since all of our clients were back - the majority of our them were out for MLK Day and the Inauguration.

I bought these awesome culottes from J. Crew a few weeks back, and have been waiting for a warm enough day to wear them. Luckily with our bipolar weather in DC - shout out for getting everyone sick - last week provided one of those days. 

I stumbled upon the layered turtle neck look on Pinterest, and fell in love with it. It's a great way to stay warm and look fashionable doing it - something I've found to be challenging. I either look like a marshmallow or feel like i'm going to get hypothermia - there's not much of an in-between. 

**Entire outfit is from J.Crew - shoes are Rachel Zoe

Just girly things

I'm not normally someone to post something like this but I figured it was a necessary time to do so. On Inauguration Day, I planned on attending the ceremony, not because I necessarily support Donald Trump, but because I wanted to take advantage of being in DC during such an eventful time. While on the way to the ceremony, I witnessed a lot of disturbing things: I saw a group of both women and men in masks with backpacks, police throwing tear gas at rioters, people of all ages (mainly women) screaming that if you're attending the inauguration you're automatically a racist or a rapist, and so forth. I immediately felt uncomfortable, scared, and attacked, which is why I decided to leave my friends and return home. On the walk home, I saw bashed in store fronts, broken eggs on the ground, etc. I felt disappointed, ashamed, and flat out sad to be part of such a hateful and disrespectful society. I'm a huge believer in individuals expressing their opinions, not matter what they are, however, I think there is a way to do so, and that is peacefully. It is because of this awful day that I didn't attend the Women's March the following day - I wasn't sure if this would be a positive movement or if it would simply be a lot of women bashing Trump, and I could not deal with two days of feeling the way I had Friday. From everyone I knew who did attend the march, it was nothing like this - it was a group of strong women and men coming together to support one another, and, to be completely honest, I really regret not attending, but I was also just so happy to hear about the positive experiences other people had. We should be able to support each other on a positive note -- without bashing other people or bringing in negativity - that's what will have the most powerful influence. Well, that's all I really had to say about the situation, and now we can move on to one of this week's looks!

The Free People shirt I wore is one I have had since middle school - definitely one of the only thins I still have from that time, which is crazy to think about - I'm still wearing a shirt I used to wear when worrying about if my crush would talk to me during lunch or not. The floral blouse has shoulder pads (which I wish would come back in style already), and can be worn with or without a belt. Obviously this exact shirt is no longer available, but there are similar looks both here and here. Pairing it with a simple belt, like this one, or just on its own, with black pants and flats is the way to go. 

Bundled & Balyaged

This green jacket from Topshop is probably the item of clothing you will be seeing most this winter. I got it right before I studied abroad in Prague, and it's been one of my favorite pieces in my closet since. I love the color and the texture - it's great to wear with really anything. 

Throwing it on over a turtleneck and pleated leather (pleather) skirt with booties and a scarf turned out to be an awesome combo!