It’s the most wonderful time of the year in DC! The DC Cherry Blossoms are world famous and so beautiful it’s unbelievable. They also draw such a crowd and inspire so many festivities that getting around town can be near impossible. This shoot was our second attempt at reaching the Tidal Basin. Many years, I’m on travel, and not able to make it out to see the blossoms in DC before the wind/cold/MidAtlantic unpredictable weather has upset them. Because we were both home, we were pretty excited to venture out to see them! Nate and I tried this weekend to make it out, and thinking ourselves wise, decided to take a Lyft, instead of driving into the city. So many of the roads were blocked off, our driver had to keep making u-turns just to get us anywhere even close by. Finally, when we hit out 11th blocked road (I had forgotten that the cherry blossom 10 miler was this weekend), we threw in the towel and asked the poor man to take us back to Alexandria. Nate ended up taking a long lunch so that we could have our cherry blossom date during the week, and I think it worked out for the better as there was less (still many, but less) tourists than there would have been this weekend.
I have a thing for tulle, and when I saw this skirt on ASOS, I knew I had to have it. Because midi’s tend to be a little long on me, I wasn’t sure what the right occasion would be for this… and then I decided to save it for the cherry blossoms! It looks like a dress, but it’s actually a pink silk top from Banana, tucked into this voluminous skirt. I loved how seamlessly the top and skirt paired together, so much that you can’t tell (especially with the belt) that it’s two pieces. I added these beautiful Marissa earrings from Loren Hope and my favorite chloe bow tie necklace. The cherry blossoms themselves are such subtle, delicate little flowers, that I wanted to be careful what colors I chose. I think the light pink was exactly in order for these lovely blooms.
My dream is to someday get to Japan to see these in their natural habitat! Isn’t it just surreal to be surrounded by these stunning white blooms?
I don’t think it’s any secret that I love hats! LOVE hats. When one of my absolute favorite designers, Camilyn Beth added some fascinators and a wide brim bow hat to her line, I was ecstatic! This Margo hat is beautifully made and just lovely. I have at least two other bow hats, but I like that this one is a little more squared off at the top, and has a black bow instead of navy or cream. It was perfect for this beautiful outing.
Nate got this hat when we were in Seoul. I think he’s had a little bit of FOMO with all the hats I’ve been acquiring, so he jumped at this one. I think it’s cute.
If you are from out of town, be sure to put DC during cherry blossom season on your list. They don’t last long, so book your travel early and prepare to adjust it!
Top: Banana Republic (Similar)
Hat: Camilyn Beth
Shoes: Kate Spade
Earrings: Loren Hope