I've lived in Arlington for nearly ten years, which is freaking crazy for me to even contemplate, because it doesn't feel like it's been that long—I really have no clue how I've survived on my own for so long, to be honest lol. Adulthood??? WHAT?! But anyway, living in Arlington has been such a great experience because I get to live literally a stone's throw away from the Nation's Capital. From my apartment, I could probably spit and hit a monument (I wouldn't though, cuz that's nasty), and despite the proximity to a major city, such as DC, I never get tired of admiring it both from afar, and from within.
I never get tired of the museums, the monuments, the mashup of classic and modern architecture, the colorful row houses, the people—DC, on the outside can seem really boring, and really conservative (it has its moments), but, it's also filled with a colorful, rich history, and has it's own unique culture(s) that cannot be matched.
I am forever a tourist in Washington DC, and I thought what better backdrop for a quick outfit post than the beautiful city that I love so much? I've been really inspired by Instagram to go out and do more exploring of my city, so, I think it'll be kind of fun to bring you all along as I get to know DC and Arlington even more. It's not enough to just live somewhere, I definitely think you have to immerse yourself in your surroundings as much as possible, and now that I have considerably more flexibility in my work schedule (yay! working from home), I'm going to try and get out more and more!
Non-DC/VA/MD peeps, can you name the three landmarks in this post? Pop quiz! :P
Coat: Forever 21 // Beanie: H&M // Sunnies: Quay Australia // Body Chain: Nasty Gal // Scarf: Express // Top: Forever 21 // Jeans: (DIY) Gap // Ankle Boots: ASOS // Bag: Thrifted
Photography by Christopher Cain