Quick Trip to DC

 I have to do a quick recap of our trip to DC. I was invited to speak at a student-led conference at Georgetown and I couldn’t wait for it. I have been back to DC, but had not been on the campus since the day of my graduation almost three years ago.
Because of my schedule, I knew it was going to be a short trip but I was happy to have Garrett able to join as well… I was really excited to show him where I went to school!
It ended up being the best 36 hour trip ever. Even though I went into the trip with high expectations, the reality was that the trip far, far, far exceeded them. We had such a good time and fit in so much fun.

We had an early train out of the city and hopped in a cab once we were in DC, zipped over to the hotel, and immediately walked to Georgetown for lunch at Tombs! Of course. If you’re ever in DC, you have to swing by for lunch or dinner, it’s a Georgetown institution. I have a grainy photo of me floating around somewhere getting my forehead stamped there on my 21st birthday.

I wanted to show Garrett the campus so we did a short little tour.

It was a little strange to be back. I didn’t necessarily forget anything, but there were times when I had to think “what path is the quickest to get to the business school again?” and then it would all coming flooding back to me. The school felt exactly the same and also different… the library is as ugly as ever but the new student center is pretty amazing (fireplaces?!).

We also just wandered the streets of Georgetown a bit. I lived there for four years and definitely took it for granted. It’s really a beautiful town and now I feel like I appreciate how special going to school there really is.

We had a few hours to kill so we cabbed our way to DC for some time at the museums. Free admission to Smithsonian museums is one of the best parts of DC. We went to our favorite exhibits at the Museum of American History (I love seeing The Star Spangled Banner and the First Lady dresses) and the Museum of Natural History (the gems are my favorite and was so disappointed the dinosaurs were closed).

Then we were back in Georgetown for a little photo shoot session with our friends at Tuckernuck. I love absolutely everyone who works there and we had such a fun time trying on clothes, chit-chatting, and goofing around in the studio. Hint hint, Tuckernuck is going to have a vintage section soon! (Their vintage ski section was a massive hit.) I was kind of in love with that vintage Lilly Pulitzer skirt I wore for photos.

WearingBarbour rain jacket (c/o) + Striped Shirt (similar) + Scarf + Jeans (c/o) and Barbour coat + Jeans

That’s some major #tuckernucking going on there! We went to a Mexican restaurant for happy hour (aka all the chips and guacamole) where Thirds (a popular bar when I went to school there) used to be. Then Garrett and I went to dinner at Peacock Cafe, one of my favorite restaurants in Georgetown.

I was up super early to get ready for the conference. I love getting my hair done before speaking anywhere. For me, it’s both one less thing I have to worry about and also gives me a little bit of extra confidence. (Anyone else?!) Georgetown’s DryBar has to be the prettiest location out of all the DryBars across the country. I had the first appointment of the day and couldn’t resist snapping this photo of the empty chairs…. love.

Wearing: Scalloped Coat (c/o) // Striped Dress // Pumps (very old, similar) // Handbag (c/o)

A quick note about the dress… I looked everywhere for a dress. I needed something that was long enough, professionalish, good for midseason (it was freezing on Saturday), and something that I would feel both comfortable and confident in. This was all those things. It was also on sale and will look cute this summer dressed down with flats and a denim jacket.

After the conference, Garrett and I grabbed lunch at J. Paul’s and shopped down M St. Oh, and I changed into something more comfortable… my favorite sneaks (everyone needs a pair) and jeans.

One last visit to Georgetown… in matching sweatshirts, of course… before making our way back to the train station.
Again, shortest trip, but the most fun.

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Ellen Borza

This is making me reminisce about my trip to Georgetown just a few weeks ago. So many good restaurants, cute houses, and fabulous shopping on M Street. I didn't get to go to J. Paul's, but I would love to when I go back. Glad you had such a great trip!

Ellen | A Pop of Pink


What a fun trip! I love going back to my college and grad school campuses – especially when I get to show people around. And DC is such a fun city!

And I'm loving the yellow jacket! Nice to see Barbour continuing to offer more color!

Laura | Surf & Hydrangeas

Julia D.

Is there any video footage of you speaking at the conference? I'd to love to watch, but if not it would be great to hear a recap of what you were talking about.

Southwestern Prepster

Ahhh the Smithsonian museums are truly the best! Sounds like such a fun trip, how funny that you haven't been there in a few years – people always tell me it's surreal to go back to visit old campuses and I felt it when I visited my high school over winter break!
xx, Mikkaela
The Southwestern Prepster

Sylvia Dennis

Lovely! You guys seem to have had a wonderful weekend! The Tuckernuck offices are definitely next to the ones we viewed for Lewis' business it's so funny I remember looking and thinking would be fun to work next to them! Those little town houses are so cute, makes me wanna move right now! Hopefully in the summer! xoxo Have a nice week guys xo


It's so strange to think that Third's is gone, I went to GW so also spent many nights there. LOVE Peacock Cafe and the Tombs! I haven't been down to DC yet this year, I must go this Summer!


Little whirlwind trips every now and then are super great, especially when they're to somewhere that you're comfortable with. You know the places to see and which to skip and you can let the waves of nostalgia hit you just as you please.

Sweet Spontaneity

Cville to DC

I adore georgetown!!! I was just at drybar yesterday in Georgetown and it is gorgeous! I loved the chandeliers of hairdryers and the overall atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!



Of course the one weekend I'm not in DC and instead in New York- you're in DC instead of New York! oh well! Looks like you had a great time! PS AMAZING tip about the converse all stars; bought myself a pair. They were great for walking around in nyc and are such an easy campus go to!

Jordyn Brown

This looks like the most fun trip ever! Going back to your alma mater always gives you a warm feeling, right? I'm loving the sweet picture of y'all in the matching sweat shirts & the Lilly vintage skirt…to die for!

xoxo, SS

The Southern Stylista


Do you mind me asking what size you are wearing in the Kate Spade dress? Its so hard to know how something runs when ordering online!