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Instagram Roundup: Whites + Poolside Stripes

It’s been awhile since I’ve done an Instagram outfit roundup on here but I wanted to share two summer looks that I recently posted.

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Shop this look and other similar items below (exact dress here too and get these sunnies and other designer ones for a month FREE with code: TOASTING)!


Shop this look and what I wore Memorial Day weekend poolside below!

Here’s to Summer, Stripes & obviously, lots of SPF for yours truly.

Barre Tech Gear & Promo Code

As I mentioned earlier this week, I have been addicted to Barre Tech and my routine lately. Not only is it a challenging workout but you see results quickly and it builds amazing strength. (I need strong arms to carry all those hostess trays I own, right?) I have been sticking to a 4-5 times a week plan alternating between a more rigorous 45 minute class and the 1 hour class. They also offer yoga mixes and more cardio-based classes too.

What I also LOVE about barre is all the cute little workout outfits I can now justify buying if I’m going to be there 5 days a week. From Lululemon, Athleta and even Old Navy – the barre loose top and tight bottoms (read: leggings) is so comfortable. Truth be told, I even run errands on lazier days in barre gear.

I’m super excited to show off some of Barre Tech‘s new branded workout gear  in my first ever fitness outfit post – no make up, side braid and my new kicks! I love their leggings, tanks and these off-the-shoulder tops to wear on cooler mornings and over tanks.  I wear branded barre socks to class but love these new ASICs from Off Broadway. They are part of their cancer awareness collection and from now until the end of October, they will donate $10 for every pair sold to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. There is also a breast cancer awareness pair.

What’s even better news? H&T readers now get 10% off all Barre Tech classes with promo code: barretech10 (click on my side banner and hope to see you in a class in the Arlington or Alexandria studios soon!)

{Workout Attire c/o* Barre Tech // ASICS c/o* Off Broadway // Sunnies: Karen Walker}

never forget 9.11.01

Today I am taking a break from regular blogging to remember all those that were lost 13 years ago today.

My 14 year old brother called me this week to ask me to help him with his homework. I had no idea what he was talking about (I assured him he was better at math than me by this point). He then asked me where I was on September 11th, 2001 and to tell him everything I remembered.

It hit me that he was barley 1 year old that day and now starting high school just like I was on that day 13 years ago in history class. I told him everything about that day, exactly where I was and how scared I was go to NYC again. My aunt (the same one who this blog is dedicated to) owned a fashion accessory company and I grew up traveling to NYC with her every few months for shopping trips, shows, amazing dinners and New York Palace stays long before Blair Waldorf called it home. There was no city I loved more.

Today I am remembering and honoring all those that were lost that day in NYC, at the Pentagon down the road and in PA and all those lives that were lost since then fighting for our freedom.

I am thinking of all my friends up in NY and here in DC and am so proud to call our great nation’s capital home.

May we never forget and keep all our loved ones close today.

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OOTD: Memorial Day Weekend

Another outfit post today on H&T – I think this outfit is fitting for patio parties, brunches and of course, Memorial Day weekend activities that may or may not include hosting and/or toasting.

Also, be sure to check out my Summertime Entertaining Tips on Fashion Washington to get you started this weekend!

(Deets Below)

Top: J.CREW (similar here) // Skirt: Zara // Sandals: BCBG (similar here) // Bag: Lilly Pulitzer (similar here) // Earrings: Sweet & Spark // Sunnies: Anthropologie // Monogram Necklace: DKM Accessories

Have a fabulous weekend!

how to: make-your-own-mojito-kit

I was so flattered when the ladies of Commerce Street Events told me that I inspired their Spring party favor at the Sips & Dinner dinner party. You probably know by now that I love myself a good favor and this one is proof that you can still enjoy them at 21+!

Alas, we’re sharing this DIY Make-Your-Own-Mojito-Kit that you and your guests can enjoy – think about how perfect these would be at a bachelorette weekend or bridal shower too!

(Printable also included below.)

What You Need:

  • Cute Packaging + Buckets (a la Target for these blush buckets)
  • Stemless Wine Glasses (a la Target or Go Vino)
  • Drink Stirrers (DIY used for this or pick up some paper straws)
  • Mini Glass Containers (for Blueberries and Mint – The Container Store has similar ones)
  • Mini Bottles of Light Rum
  • Fresh Mint
  • Blueberries
  • Limes
  • Sugar
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock


  • Add stemless wine glasses, limes, and mini bottles to your packaging or mini buckets.
  • Throw in a drink stirrer (made using ribbon and craft sticks) or paper straws.
  • Add a tablespoon of sugar to the paper packaging and seal with washi tape.
  • Add the blueberries and mint to the mini glass containers.
  • Print off the recipe from the attached printable and attach with ribbon. Enjoy!



Stay tuned next week for my patio party + favorite memorial day weekend drink recipes!

{Photos by: Rachel Moore Photography}