June 2011 archive

Perpetually unhappy

That’s me. It’s not a state of permanence, but it feels as though it is as it’s been here so long that it’s hard to see past it at this juncture. For one reason or another, I’m just not very happy. I’d have to feign ignorance to say I don’t know what’s causing me to be so unhappy, so I won’t bother. But to that point, I can’t exactly spell it all out for the world to read either. Which goes against the openness I try to have on my blog in the first placed. Therein lies there catch 22.

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Gearing up for Tuesday


Things have been hectic lately to say the least. I’ve put greater focus on my job than on my personal life. That said, I’m gearing up for Tuesday — National Wear Lilly Day!

Last year I wore:

National Wear Lilly Day
While I have no idea what I plan to wear this year, I have a bunch of new pieces to choose from. Congress is in session though, so I have to pick something that’s appropriate there as well.
But for all of you Lilly lovers out there be sure to don your Lilly favorites and then be sure to take a picture of yourself and tweet it my way to share: @DCGOPGirl
Until next time.
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Lilly Sale!

Can’t make it to the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale today? No worries, you’re in luck! You can snag a GREAT Lilly sale on RueLaLa tomorrow. Need an invite to shop? Click the link below and you’re in! Sale starts at 11 a.m. – don’t be late! CLICK HERE TO SHOP!!

*Not only am I super sick right now, but lots not-so-great has been going on in life lately, so pardon my being so very MIA.

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Old Town Alexandria: Shopping Edition 1


Spring has sprung, and with it comes outdoor shindigs, wedding and the need for new outfits at every turn. But with a less than stellar economy out there, fashionistas countrywide are being forced to scale back on their shopping sprees and thus finding quality pieces and great sales have taken on new importance.

So after writing about the fantastic Old Town Alexandria scene in one of my last posts, a few people asked that I write another post about where to shop in Old Town in comments and on Twitter. Being a shopaholic, I of course loved the idea. Couple that with my ever-so-wonderful government salary (there’s sarcasm as thick as molasses there if you were unsure), I’m now looking at shopping in a new way. And that’s where we are now…

I’m going to break this down over a few posts, but the first shop in Old Town worth your visit is…

Mint Condition
114 South Royal St.

Nestled into the heart of Old Town, you’ll stumble upon Mint Condition. A chic second-hand shop that will make your heart pitter-patter with glee after glancing around the multitude of treasures within.

With the economy the way it is, people are looking for new ways to shop

Named the DC Metro’s Best Consignment Store by Washingtonian Magazine (2010) and the Washington Post Express (2009). Labels we like include Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Trina Turk, Marc Jacobs, Lilly Pulitzer, Chanel, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik and many, many more.

Store owner Toni Henderson.

Shoe Hive
127 South Fairfax St.

They had the gorgeous Kendra Scott pieces I Polyvore’d here even. This quaint little boutique brings you elegant designer shoes and accessories. And you don’t even have to live in the area to experience the Shoe Hive. You can order off their website and the best thing is that there’s free ground shipping on purchases over $100 within the continental US. If the shoes you order online don’t fit, just return them unworn within 30 days. Yeah, can’t be that.

There of course tons of other shops worth checking out, but I’ll leave you with these two for now. And if you’re in the area — get on over to Mint Condition when you get a chance. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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