Pretty in Pink <3

We always have the most fun dressing up & this photoshoot was no exception. Mia let me borrow her cute Girl Power shirt! It’s adorbs, huh!? And I’ve always loved her sparkly polka dot shirt from J. Crew.

Okay so all my life, I have been a shirt person. Well like, everyone wears shirts, but I mean when it comes to shopping, I’ve always instinctively bought shirts only. I can never find pants that I like and that fit me. But that has totally been a different story for both me and my sister these past few months.  All we find ourselves looking at is new cool denim or some fun pants! Not complaining, it’s just weird. I’ve complied some cute denim below under $25.

Also, I am now on my way to a long awaited vacation with my family this weekend. Any guesses where we are going?!

Love y’all!

XOXO,

Alyse

 

Our First Apartment 💗

We’ve been going a million miles an hour for the past month, and it’s been hard to catch our breath. I’m turning in our keys for our Dallas apartment today and instead of cleaning the walls like I should, I am finding myself laying on the floor feeling flooded with emotions. 

Everyone keeps asking me if I’m sad to leave Dallas. I am sad because of all the wonderful people I’ve met, but I’ve been too busy to feel any sadness yet. That is, until now. I am laying here in an empty apartment not wanting to leave all of a sudden. But it’s an apartment- not a living thing, so why am I all of a sudden feeling like this? 

I’ve lived four places in Dallas over the past 3.5+ years of living here, and I’ve never felt sad to move once- in some cases I’ve ran out the door never looking back. 😂 Actually, though. 

So I’m just over here trying to figure out my feelings about this & I think this is why- Three years ago this month I was invited to a dinner party at this very complex. I walked in not thinking much of it then, but I was about to meet my future husband for the first time. This is also the place where we started dating and had our real first kiss. We ended up moving to the same complex after we got married to start eternity together. As I look around the empty rooms, memories from each room seem to come to life. 

This spot will always hold a special place in our hearts. 💗 

XOXO,

Alyse

DC Tourists


Washington DC is my favorite city in the world. 🇺🇸 Before we met, Nick and I both used to live in DC. In fact, we worked in the same small office there, except he just went to finish his degree before I arrived. 

This was our third trip back together in the last few years (usually we go for cherry blossoms 🌸). But it is so fun to just walk around and be a tourist! We saw these buildings every single day on the walk to our office, but somehow they still amaze me. Not surprised though because they are rich with history and beautiful. 

We walked around the mall on the morning of the Fourth of July and it was relatively empty! I mean look at my pictures. That never happens… let alone on a holiday… let alone on a holiday celebrating America!! I think everyone must’ve been at the Nats game or at the parade or something or maybe just sleeping in for the day? Either way, it was an incredible surprise!

We started up near The Library of Congress, Supreme Court, & the Capitol building. Then we sauntered down and around, passing by Smithsonian after Smithsonian. Of course, we decided to pop in our fav Smithsonian- The National Museum of American History. We saw the original Star Spangled Banner & it was even cooler to see on the Fourth. 🇺🇸 

We then went to my fav exhibit- The First Lady exhibit. I may or may not have teared up… but I mean hello, #goals. Also, they have most of their Inaugural Ball dresses there! 😍 

After that, we ubered to Good Stuff to eat. So much yum. And for dessert we got a half dozen cupcakes to share from Georgetown Cupcakes. 

Have y’all been to DC? What are you favorite things to do? 

XOXO,

Alyse