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Picturesque Cherry Blossoms in D.C. & a Mint Green Suit

In early April, more than 1.5 million tourists make their way to see the picturesque cherry blossoms in D.C. and take photos. The main goal is to witness what’s known as the peak bloom of about 3,000 cherry trees. It’s a spectacular sight and the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. The Sakura truly transforms the area into a romantic, whimsical place. While my sister and I missed the peak bloom by a day or two, there are still stunning blooms all over our Nation’s Capitol. The time these exquisite flowers bloom changes every year, so there isn’t a set time. There are estimates but the weather is unpredictable and changes every minute. Check back soon for a more in-depth travel guide to seeing cherry blossoms in D.C.

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The Spring Dress You Can Wear Anywhere

If you’re looking to shop for spring, look no further. This is the spring dress you can wear anywhere and it’s only $68. Whether you’re heading out for brunch, dinner date, even work, this dress is appropriate. While it has a v-neck it’s not too low. The fun playful feel of the knot and how the fabric moves oozes the spirit of spring. I absolutely love the yellow color, which is actually more of a sunshine yellow and less of marigold as portrayed on the site. Plus, I love how a different pair of shoes can really make the feel of this spring dress different. I’m wearing them with some of my favorite heels but a pair of fun flats or even sneakers would change the look. One aspect I love about this dress is long sleeves. They make this dress so chic and the overall length of the dress is just right. Not too long or too short. On my 5’3 frame, it hits just a few inches above my knee. 

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Essentials For Fall :: Cardigan & Boots

As Labor Day arrives and the beginning of fall starts to show just a little bit, I love gathering essentials for fall. You just never know with the weather, so it’s always nice to be prepared for a crisp morning or cool evening. I’ve mentioned this previously but I love to get fall pieces during the Nordstrom Sale. My essentials for fall include a cozy cardigan with a chunky knit and a good pair of boots. The beautiful braid and knit detailing on this cardigan drew me in the moment I saw it. I’m a sucker for classic cream but it also comes in charcoal, dark hunter green, navy blue and a gorgeous rose color. This cardigan is oversized so I got size XS. It’s perfect for throwing over a dress like I am here. It’ll be so cute with jeans, a simple tee or blouse underneath and heels, too.

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The Striped Transition Sweater You Need for Fall

Labor Day is a week away, which means fall’s arrival is on the way! I absolutely love summer and I’m sad to see it go. However, there are some key pieces I love to rely on to transition into fall. This striped transition sweater is the perfect way to ease into fall. The color block stripes are a fun trend from summer. Plus, you can tuck this sweater into shorts for cooler summer nights. I can easily see myself throwing this over a swimsuit after watching a sunset at the beach. Or you can wear it when you’re in chilly restaurants or grocery stores when you’re running errands. I’m wearing a size US 2, which fits like a size 0-2. This sweater is meant to fit a little boxy and oversized. It’s also perfect for layering as I like to wear an extra cashmere layer underneath to stay extra warm when it’s cold.

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Last Days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale :: What to Buy

I can’t believe it’s August 1! This year is truly flying by and I feel like before I know it, it’ll be time for the holidays! There are six days left for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so if you didn’t get a chance to snag some of the new items for fall and winter, now is the time! It may feel like a lot of great items are sold out, but that’s not true. I think there are still many great pieces, especially basics including jeans, dresses and more still in stock! Not to mention, as people return items, they will pop back in stock. Therefore, if you want something, bookmark that page and check back before the sale ends! You might be able snatch it up! Remember, thanks to Nordstrom’s free shipping and returns, you can always bring or send something back if you don’t like it.  Now, let’s get to the picks! 

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