Follow Me
Showing posts with label Washington DC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington DC. Show all posts
On Tuesday I shared by Washington DC cherry blossom photo diary and today I'm sharing my only outfit post from the trip. I was in DC for 3 and a half days but only explored on Saturday and Sunday since I worked from my friend's place on Thursday and Friday. I meant to take photos on Saturday but I kept forgetting because we were having so much fun running around the city.

Unfortunately the lighting isn't the best in these photos because there were so many shadows due to the flowers and I had to find spots with no people (which was a challenge.) But I'll take what I can get!  The day was BEAUTIFUL, it finally felt like Spring.

Sweater: Abercrombie (crewneck version), Corduroys: Abercrombie, Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'

And here's a quick look at my travel outfit on Thursday. As you can see, I'm working hard on the train on the way into the city. I had a long afternoon of travel mixed with work when I wasn't on a plane or walking in between modes of transport. Sometimes you gotta work in weird places.

Sweater: DKNY (Net-a-Porter sale), Jeans: Free People, Tee: Piperlime

As I posted last week, I was in DC this past weekend to see the Cherry Blossoms! I got SUPER lucky and there were still plenty in bloom even though they had reached peak bloom (70% of trees in full bloom) the weekend before. Many of the trees had lost most of their flowers but we managed to find some that were still hanging on, even though they had turned white.  I took far too many photos but I've narrowed them down for this post. I also had some pretty tasty food on the trip as well! I'll share what I ate at the bottom of the post.

The Blossoms:
A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on

The Renwick, Cherry Blossom Kite Festival, etc.: On Saturday we took a quick trip to The Renwick Gallery by the White House. I enjoyed the June Schwartz exhibit they had. She did amazing work with copper and other unconventional materials. We also stopped by the Washington Monument to see the kite festival.  Also included are some random shots from our travels over the weekend.
A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on
A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on
A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on

The Food:

The night I arrived I met a friend at Matchbox and got some chicken pesto pizza. It was really good, and not horribly expensive ($14.) I saved half of it for lunch the next day since I was going to be working from my friend's apartment while he was at school and didn't want to venture out alone. So I got two meals in one! She had the apple and pear salad.

Friday night the friend I was visiting suggested heading to Busboys and Poets. I was boring and just got a plain burger but we also shared a sweet potato hash which was very tasty. After dinner I made us some chocohotopots. Later that evening we went to Barrel for some drinks and I tried the 'A Henway?' I'm not the biggest drinker but I enjoyed it. (Probably should've gotten something with bourbon since it was a bourbon bar, ha ha.)

A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on

Saturday we went to Reren in Chinatown for lunch. I had the Reren Signature Lamen and we shared the Shanghai Steamed Soup Bun appetizer. I could have eaten a whole meal of the buns, sooo good! Confession: I only had the noodles and kale (I think) in the ramen, I'm still getting used to eating weird things so some of that stuff was a bit much for me.

For dinner on Saturday my friend, his roommate and I went to Zaytinya. It's a tapas restaurant so we ordered a bunch and shared. I'm really picky but I made sure to try everything, I was rather proud of myself! We got the hommus, tabbouleh, falafel, cauliflower tiganites, crispy brussels afelia, sea scallops, keftedes kapama and shish taouk (see the menu here for details on the items).

My favorite was the falafel but the cauliflower was also really good. Our pita bread was replenished throughout the meal and I bet I had at least 5 pieces, oops! I took photos of everything but some were blurry, so these few will have to suffice! (clockwise: hommus, falafel, shish taouk, cauliflower; tabbouleh below)

After our stomachs settled, we walked to Dangerously Delicious Pies. I got a piece of chocolate chess and it was good but didn't really live up to the hype. Especially at $6.50 for a slice. No picture of this though, oops!

Sunday was the day I had been looking forward to for months. Brunch at Founding Farmers! One of my other best friends joined us from Virginia for the day. I went to Founding Farmers last year when I visited as well. Both times I got their Chicken and Waffles. SOOOO good. I also tried one of their scratch sodas this time, which was just okay. A friend told me to try the vanilla but I went with orange since I'm not a huge vanilla fan. Guess I should have listened to her!

A post shared by Megan (@closet_fashion) on

*Download an agenda of my day of sightseeing in Washington DC
Get ready for a photo overload! I narrowed down quite a bit, but I always take and love too many photos. Plus I can't not share a picture of the White House, right? Most of these are in order, except the White House because I wanted that to be first! I spared you my boring museum photos.
The White House - definitely smaller than you'd think (just like the Mona Lisa)

United States Capitol Building

Flags surrounding the Washington Monument

Washington Monument (with snazzy Snapchat filter)

A fun wall at Plan B Burger

They had rosemary fries as part of the specials, DELISH!

Zootopia was amazing and everyone needs to go see it! Was way funnier (and socially important) than I thought it would be

The AMAZING chicken & waffles from Founding Farmers

Kind of fell in love with the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

At the World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Snazzy shoes! (minus one pair not in the photo)

Lincoln Memorial

My friend Kristen taking a photo!

Washington Monument

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Drunken noodles before heading to the zoo!

Washington National Cathedral


One of the beautiful buildings at Georgetown University

On Theodore Roosevelt Island

Iwo Jima Memorial (we have a replica of this near where I went to school)

*Download an agenda of my day of sightseeing in Washington DC

Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Blog Archive

Search the Blog