Aqua + Gold

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, and for those of you who celebrate it, I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Between the boisterous game nights, delicious meals, services, singing, and cocktail drinking, T and I were able to escape for a couple peaceful hours at the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Northeast D.C.  It’s a hidden gem on the other side of the National Arboretum [both just minutes from our apartment] in Anacostia.  You would never know it’s there… and unfortunately I think a lot of people don’t.  We visited on a Thursday afternoon and the entire park was empty, save for a few mallards splashing in the ponds and a couple of frisky doe romping in the woods.

It was absolutely gorgeous out.  We didn’t need coats and I was glad to get outside for some fresh air in this little pocketed sanctuary of the city.  T and I were heading to his brother’s holiday party later that evening, so I was already dressed in a new gold lace cocktail dress with an aqua cardigan for a pop of color.  I’ve been legitimately obsessed with this color palette this season – I even wrapped all my gifts in gold paper with aqua and neutral rafia and ribbon!

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Wearing: gold lace dress: ModCloth // aqua cardigan: Express // gold necklace: ModCloth

Photography by Teddy Wolff

Aqua + Gold - Jackietara blog
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I can’t wait for New Year’s Eve to break out some more gold… and maybe a little sparkle too!


Charlottesville Getaway

Last weekend presented a wonderful opportunity: a quick [but great] trip to Charlottesville.  As Teddy immersed himself into photographing a beautiful Charlottesville country wedding, I was able to catch up with my amazing friends over dinner and wine downtown.

On the way home, we decided to stop off and enjoy a few minutes of the gorgeous day [one of the prettiest in Virginia in these last couple weeks].  Butterflies were out in full force, along with a few daring sky divers.  Maybe one day I will work up the courage…








Wearing: striped top: Loehmann’s // flats: DSW // floral skirt: hand-me-down [the best]

Photography also by Teddy Wolff