White & Pink on Princess Street

Besides the many boutiques and restaurants, one of the great things about living in Old Town is the rich history behind many of the historic homes and streets. Princess Street is one of the few streets that is still paved with cobblestones, and though not friendly to a stroll in heels, is a popular spot for engagement photos with couples from across the metro area. Ted and I enjoy strolling around the streets of Old Town on the weekends, often stopping for lunch or an ice cream cone. We usually vary our route around town because we always notice a historic plaque or cute town home that we haven’t seen before. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend heading over to this part of town for brunch at Jackson 20 or Virtue Feed & Grain and shopping on a Sunday afternoon. Bishop Boutique, Duchess M, and The Shoe Hive are a few of my favorites!IMG_2246IMG_2239 IMG_2225 IMG_2228 IMG_2229 IMG_2230 IMG_2233 IMG_2235IMG_2236IMG_2283IMG_2280IMG_2289IMG_2303

Dress / Pumps / Necklace and Earrings from Rocksbox, c/o (try out Rocksbox free with code peoniesandproseccoxoxo)

Thanks for reading!

xo,

Kristen

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Living Room Refresh

When we first moved into our house, the walls were a dingy butter creme yellow framed with off white trim on the windows and accent woodwork. It just gave a dated, nineteen-eighties feel to the room no matter how many modern pieces and metallic accents I added. After countless trips to The Home Depot to find the perfect paint color, I finally settled on this warm gray custom shade that is an exact match to the rim of my china, Femme Fatale by Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton. I then set to work scouring Homegoods, Overstock.com, and One Kings Lane for furnishings and finishing touches. I tend to favor textured neutrals because they have a timeless elegance and never go out of style. It’s easy to switch up accent pieces for a bit of color from season to season. My favorite piece in the room is the sunburst mirror from One Kings Lane that hangs over the fireplace. It’s a stunning focal point, and just fills the room with reflected light. I’m also pretty proud of the framed amethysts that I found broken and banged up in the clearance section of Homegoods. With a little effort and elbow grease, I was able to bring them back to life. Where are your favorite shopping destinations for home decor?
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Girls’ Night Out

Getting dressed up for a night on the town is always a great way to end the week! What is more fun than getting all dolled up for some quality time with your best gal pals? When I lived in Atlanta, getting dressed way easy. A night out meant silky dresses, sky high heels, and a set of falsies to finish the look. When I moved to D.C., I quickly learned that the Atlanta night out uniform looked pretty out of place, and was less than practical without curbside valet on every corner and chilly nights stretching into June. I still haven’t added flats to my night out ensemble, but swapped out silk dresses for silk tanks, skinny jeans, and more practical heels. This breezy tank layers well under a jacket for chilly evenings, but has a twist strap detail (similar to the straps on my wedding dress) for a little extra interest when worn alone. What are your favorite looks for a night out with the gals?

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Silk Tank (Banana Republic (old), similar style here) / Tweed Jacket (C. Wonder (old), similar style here and here) / White Jeans (on sale!) / Silver Pumps / Aviator Sunglasses (Kate Spade Outlet – store only) / Clutch (Elaine Turner via Bishop Boutique) / Ring and Necklace from Rocksbox (Thank you to Rocksbox for offering readers your first month free with code peoniesandproseccoxoxo!)