Lobbying 101 | Ruffled Sweater and Ankle Boots

Top: ASOS (on sale!) || Bottoms: J.Crew Toothpick jeans || Accessories: Ray Ban sunglasses, Kate Spade necklace (similar here), Kate Spade Cove Street Provence || Shoes: Old Navy (similar here)

I'm standing in front of the Capitol today which may be a good segue to introduce a topic that I've generally avoided on this blog: Advocacy and Lobbying.

In my day job I work as an advocacy researcher which means I spend my days finding helpful data for lobbyists. I know that outside of DC, the term 'lobbying' can be kind of a dirty word but it really shouldn't be.

Simchat Bat | Little Black Dress and Leopard Pumps

Dress: Zara (similar here) || Accessories: Kate Spade necklace (similar here), H&M bag || Shoes: Sole Society Jenn

This past weekend I went to a Jewish baby-naming ceremony for my friend's daughter. I definitely felt a bit like a fish out of water as I'm not Jewish, nor can I read Hebrew so I couldn't really follow along during the service. Still, this was such an interesting and diverse religious ceremony as Ghanian traditions were blended in (my friend's husband is Ghanian).
Again, as I had no idea what I was in for, I opted to wear my classic black dress (last seen here). It ended up being more casual than I thought it would be but I never regret dressing up.

My Fictional Crushes

As an avid reader, I tend to fall in love with fictional characters from books and I know I'm not alone (Mr. Darcy anyone??) Sometimes I think books have ruined my love life because no one in real life can measure up! Here are some of my fictional crushes that have skewed my expectation of what men should be (also to my boyfriend Brian - take note! 😉)

Winter 2016/2017 Favorites

Good riddance, winter - Spring is officially here! I have been so done with the cold, the snow, and the dry air that come with it. Even my outfit choices get difficult when the weather won't cooperate for blogging purposes. Let's hear it for Spring!!
To send off winter properly, I have collected a list of things that I really did enjoy this past season. I featured a lot of these items either in outfit posts or on social media so they shouldn't come as a surprise but I think this would be a good time to reflect on what I used so that going forth, I can keep this post in mind when I don't know what to wear, what to repurchase, etc.