August 16, 2017

..Work Wear

The deets: J.Crew dress (almost out, similar under $40!) & necklace (sold out, similar, love this one); Banana Republic heels (similar); Quay sunnies; Kate Spade bag (similar); Knox Thomas Designs bracelets; Kat Von D liquid lipstick in "Bachelorette."

Per my reader survey I know you would like me to share more work outfits. There are two major problems that really get in the way of this happening. The first is I don't have a fancy photographer or do weekend "shoots" to capture a bunch of looks at once and then share them later. I just have a friend or husband photograph me when I am actually wearing whatever I share on here - there isn't really a whole lot of time for me to take photos of a work look before work since my husband leaves before I even roll out of bed and also every second counts for me before 9:00am #notamorningperson. The second is because I never get around to it in real time, the stuff ends up selling out and what's the point of sharing if ya'll can't get any of the stuff I am wearing? I decided I will try to be better at this by attempting to recreate one look from the week on the weekend if I can and then link to similar items so you guys at least get the over all vibe, how does that sound? Please yay or nay me on this.

Anyway - I wore this outfit my first week at my new job (I think on day three to be exact) and I love reaching for it becaue its so darn easy for the summer. Dress with puffy sleeves (basically PJs) a statement necklace and lace-ups (to make it seem less like PJs). Done!


August 14, 2017

..An Awesome Cocktail Class - Alchemia Americano!

Full Bar
Photos by Jonny Dubon. Event hosted by Coppi's OrganicFabian Malone, and Sean Douglas.

Do you like day drinking?
Do you like learning?
Do you like pizza?
Do you enjoy the company of friends and a bomb bartender while you do the aforementioned things?

If the answer to these questions is yes (and if it's no we probably can't be friends), you need to check out this brand spanking new cocktail class being offered at Coppi's Organic in Cleveland Park. Weather you are a DC area local or traveling through for a weekend trip or bachelorette this is such a fun thing to put on your calendar. I was invited with a coupe other locals to preview the class before it actually opens up to the public.

The bartender, Fabian Malone (@roninbartender) takes you on a history trip through all the different kinds of alcohols you will be taste testing before getting into the actual cocktails. In our case we ran through roughly eight different rums from all over the world. We learned how each of them were distilled and how that process came to be. We then crafted our own Jungle Birds and a wicked Peach Coconut Batida (which I am holding below, clearly my favorite). The first official class that will be offered is called 'Alchemia Americano,' where you will get to make four different cocktails (not all rums - and do some tastings first of course), and eat some delicious organic pizza (to make sure your buzz stays a buzz and not a blackout). The whole thing is super fun and you get to #DrinkAsYouLearn. Seating is pretty limited so get your tickets now if you want in (here). I am thinking this would be a great birthday gathering or gift, a bachelorette party event, or just for folks who are interested in making better cocktails.

The deets for 'Alchemia Americano'

When: September 3rd from 1p-4p
Where: Coppi's Organic in Cleveland Park, 3321 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC
How Much: $125/person (includes the tasting, four cocktails, pizza)
Tickets:  Find Tickets Here via Open Table.

erin looking away
lookin at glasses
erin back shaking
girls pouring
clear bottle
drink close up
erin at bar
pay attention
Sneak Peak Peeps

August 3, 2017

..Wrapped & Ruffled

The deets: J.Crew skirt (also here) & earrings (old, similar embellished tortoise concept here); Brixton hat; Madewell heels (similar, similar under $30); Chanel sunnies (also heresimilar under $20); Alexander Wang bag (similar stud idea, similar under $80); Zara tank (similar).

I wore this little outfit last Friday in NJ when I was visiting my family. It was perfect for the extreme heat. I strolled the mall with my little teenage cousin, met my other cousin and sister for a seafood dinner, and then spent the rest of the night laughing and rose-ing with everyone. I know these sunnies are outrageously priced but long story short - an issue with my eye doctor resulted in me getting them for a steal. I aaaaalso know I wear these shoes like every damn day, but they truly are the perfect cross between function and fashion so they are called on a LOT.  How is it already August? I am already getting whatever the Sunday scaries version of the summer being over is!

Side note - for as long as I have been blogging I haven't used a real photo editor. I recently invested in Lightroom and it is AMAZING. I color corrected these green ass trees like a PROFESH! I mean I am still learning and very ameture but.....#killinit.