Little Leaf | Embroidered Tank and Leather Backpack
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Top: Sézane || Bottoms: Forever 21 (old, similar here) || Accessories: Madewell Transport backpack, Kate Spade necklace (old, similar here), Sally Hansen Gel polish in “Proper P-Rose” || Shoes: Steve Madden Cache
My brother used to joke that there should be a Pixar movie about indoor plants being afraid to be sent to my house because they would die. I would say that it’s a harsh joke, but I can’t disagree because I’m a serial plant killer. I’m just so bad at taking care of plants - I’ve even had succulents died in my care!
Despite this, I do love the look of plants and one of my favorite shops in DC is Little Leaf - a plant and stationery store that is oh-so-Instagrammable! Whenever I get a chance to visit this little corner on U Street, I love popping in and being surrounded by all the greenery, if only for a little bit of time.
I completely forgot what day the Capitol Pride Parade was happening and I ended up on U Street. I always have fun brunching and walking the neighborhood down there but I’m definitely not a big fan of crowds. While I’m most definitely an ally, big crowds make me a bit anxious so when they started closing the streets, I got nervous as to how I would get home. To wait out the parade, I ducked into the prettiest plant shop, Little Leaf! Little Leaf sells all sorts of plants from succulents to (my favorite) monstera plants! They also sell stationery products too like pens, notebooks, and art prints. Does that sound right up the alley of a certain stationery addict blogger?? This shop is also quite famous in the city for being very Instagrammable. They have lovely tropical leaf wallpapers and the plants are all arranged just so to make for an optimal Insta pic!
I’ve literally worn every single piece in this outfit before on the blog. While a tank and shorts seem like a classic summer combination, it hasn’t been a pairing I’ve reached for much this summer until that day because it was a scorcher. The last time I wore this top, I wore it with the buttons on the back. In this post, I wore the buttons in the front. I love how Sézane pieces that are both versatile and classic - a lot of their tops are reversible so you get a lot more mileage out of them. Lately, I’ve been loving my leather backpack as well. When I first bought it, the leather was a bit stiff but over time, it’s gotten quite soft and buttery, molding to my shape. I’ve been enjoying using my backpack over a handbag. It keeps me hands free and looks chic to boot!