Snow Play

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We survived winter storm Jonas! Though we saw a couple of feet of snow, we were lucky not to lose power, and welcomed the sunny day today. After Ted helped the other guys in the neighborhood shovel our sidewalks and a path between our houses, we bundled up and headed out for a walk around the block. The snow was almost up to my knees, and Tad’s snowsuit was a tad too big, but we had fun anyway. (Hint to new mamas shopping for a snowsuit…Ralph Lauren sizes run quite large. This was a 3 month size, the smallest I could find, but it was still very large.) Hope everyone is staying safe and warm!

My jacket: Laundry by Shelli Segal

Boots: Hunter. If you live in Old Town, The Shoe Hive is offering a 30% discount on Hunter products tomorrow!

 

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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)

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xo,

Kristen

Art & Elegance

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful springtime weather! Ted and I were glad to get out and about after spending the morning in the car driving back from visiting my parents in Pinehurst, North Carolina. We always enjoy getting back to the South and savoring sweet tea, a slower pace, and good ole Southern hospitality. We ventured down to Canal Center Plaza to take in the views of the Potomac and see if we could catch a glimpse of the cherry blossoms. A big thank you to Ted for taking a few photos of me as well! I finally bit the bullet and bought this dress after having eyed it for days on end while passing by J. Crew on my lunch break. I’m so glad I finally stopped in because by the time I did, it was the last one in the store. It’s such a great dress for work or some of the springtime events I have coming up like fundraisers and baby showers. I can already tell it is going to be one of my favorite additions to my wardrobe this season.

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J. Crew Dress (mauve) / Heels from The Shoe Hive / Kate Spade Newbury Lane Clutch (sold out, similar style here) / Gorjana Rings from Rocksbox / Kate Spade Sunglasses (outlet only) / photography by Ted Fyock Jr.

Kristen’s Day Off

Since moving to Alexandria, we had been wanting to make it over to local restaurant and watering hole, Brabo. Everyone buzzed about their amazing upscale happy hour specials, most notably the mussels, frites, and glass of wine for a mere “Jackson”. Making it anywhere by 6:30 on weeknight is a rare occurrence, so my birthday was the perfect opportunity since I had taken the day off work to have a “me” day. Ted (bless his heart) had made reservations at the new restaurant that opened on the ground floor of my office building, but I couldn’t bare the thought of trekking to the office on my day off! It was the first time I’ve ever taken a vacation day to just do nothing, and it was amazing. I woke up without an alarm, had a leisurely breakfast, enjoyed my coffee while reading my favorite blogs, and made it over to Solidcore, a new boutique fitness studio in my neighborhood, for my first class. The instructor and former ballerina, Alexandra Perrin, sure knows how to kick booty on the megaformer! I was sore for days, but have already been back for another class. I spent the rest of the afternoon testing out some of those beauty product samples we’ve all been saving for a rainy day, stopping by my favorite stores, and re-organizing my closet for spring. If you’ve never taken a day-off just to have a “me” day, I highly recommend trying it!             Jacket (C. Wonder, no longer available), Blouse (J. Crew, no longer available), Necklace, Ring from Rocksbox (use code kristenbff188 for a free month), Shoes by Butter from The Shoe Hive

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Sparkle & Stripes

This morning I was up bright and early to brave the crowds for the 10th annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. This once a year event features almost 25 of the top boutiques from Alexandria and The District allowing shoppers to snag designer deals while the boutiques make space for warm weather styles. I opted for a simple casual outfit, pairing a classic striped shirt with skinny jeans and sparkly flats, as I prepared for several hours of standing and shopping. I scored a super cute pair of blush suede pumps by Butter and spent a few hours catching up over coffee and bargain hunting with one of my besties.Sparkle and Stripes 1 Sparkle and Stripes 2 Sparkle and Stripes 5 Sparkle and Stripes 6 Sparkle and Stripes 7 Sparkle and Stripes 8 Sparkle and Stripes 9

Shirt H&M (old, similar style here) / Kate Spade Trick Flats (sold out, similar style here and here) / Burberry bag (old) / Banana Republic Earrings / MAC Speed Dial Lipstickbutter