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Leopard + Brights

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Spring is finally here!  Although it may not seem like it quite yet, it’s time to pull all those cute dresses, bright flats, and fun prints out from hiding from under your bed and the dark corners of your closet.  I had a taste of spring in Mexico with their delicious 70 degree weather, so I just couldn’t help packing one of my favorite bright and breezy coral blouses and my leopard Steve Madden flats to wear strolling the beautiful streets of Colonia Roma.  One of my favorite destinations was a local park with a pond full with ducks, great paths in the shadows of tall trees, and lots of happy dogs of all types: Great Danes, Labs, Terriers, mutts and mixes, and the dog of our dreams-a darling white Bull Terrier.

Outfit details: coral blouse similar // Levi’s light wash jeans similar // leopard flats: Steve Madden similar // black leather crossbody: Coach similar

Photography also by Teddy Wolff

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Spring is not only an opportunity to shed some light on our forgotten clothes, but to also dust off our goals, plans, eagerness, and excitement that may have been hibernating during those cold months.  Through the winter I thought about my blog and what my goals should be for 2014, the biggest of which was to purchase a domain and get serious.  It’s been one year since I started my blog and, even though I had no idea what I was getting into a year ago, I realize now I couldn’t have made a better decision.  Having this blog has been such a positive outlet for my creative endeavors, SO, I’m happy to say that I finally “did it”: my url is now officially!

Thank you to Teddy Wolff, my partner in crime, for helping me create photographic content for the past year [and for teaching me how to use a camera along the way!] and to all my readers who make this process even more enjoyable.  Keep reading and don’t forget to follow my adventures on Instagram @jackietara, too!


Sunsets and Alleyways

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I can’t believe how quickly the sun is setting already!  A couple days into October and a chill is lingering in the air as the sun sneaks behind the neighborhood houses.  It’s always a little bit of struggle to dress for this in-between weather [not warm enough for short sleeves, but not cool enough for a jacket or heavy scarf], so my go-to is a button down with a cozy sweater layered on top.  I’m eager for autumn’s greens, mustard yellows, and coppers, but I’m reluctant to let go of summer’s bright color palette.  Pairing a bright coral cardi with a black and white gingham shirt is a nice compromise.

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I am also incredibly excited to again be wearing my black short boots that I bought last year for $5.00 from H Street Playhouse’s closing sale.  T and I were sad to see the playhouse close only a few weeks after we moved into our new apartment a couple blocks away, but it was neat to see all of their props from various plays over the years, including this pair of boots which happened to fit me perfectly.  It’s like wearing a little piece of history.

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Wearing: gingham button down: Old Navy [old] // coral sweater: Madewell // gold coral necklace: ModCloth // black pants: Zara // black boots: thrifted

Photography by Teddy Wolff


Coral Crush

All too much lately, our D.C. summer days have not been all too summery with long spouts of humid, grey, rainy weather.  These rainy days have just been begging for a pop of color, so I was pleased to oblige with a sea foam colored skirt and a bright coral necklace for a “girl’s day” outing in Georgetown.

It’s funny how colors have the ability to change your mood.  After a quick smear of Clinique’s “Beach Coral” long last lipstick across my lips, I was ready to hit the streets of Georgetown to enjoy a few hours of sunshine with friends.  After shopping and brunch [$3 bellinis!] at Paolo’s Ristorante, the heavens opened up for an afternoon shower.  Let’s just say that ditching the bus stop and taking a quick cab ride home was worth the splurge!

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Wearing: white button down: Old Navy // sea foam skirt: ModCloth // bib necklace: Stella & Dot