Wine & Dine // Getting Fall & Winter Ready w/ Starbucks

Happy October everyone!

Just wanted to put up a quick post to share with you how I’m getting fall and winter ready this year!  I decided that because Winter is like THE worst ever for me (it’s cold….no sunlight…I have to wear LAYERS of clothes…y’all I don’t like wearing clothes lol), I would make a conscious effort to get winterized.  Wardrobe and lifestyle.  So started off with a quick Starbucks haul!
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For my birthday, Starbucks sent me a coupon code for 15% off online orders and took that opportunity to stock up on WAAAAY too much hot chocolate and this new Vanilla Caramel Chai latte. I. Am. SO! Excited lol.

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Now I’m definitely feeling a little better about the cold weather to come. Chocolate makes everything better, doesn’t it? 😉

Until next time…

Love and God Bless,

– T

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Out & About // Greek Fest

I absolutely LOVE food!  And over the last few years, I’ve developed a fondness for Greek and Mediterranean food.  I mean, who knew that feta cheese and olives could make EVERYTHING taste better?! It’s genius I tell you! lol
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This weekend, two of my co-residents (Hey Nidhi & Tasha if you’re reading!) and I ventured out to a Greek Food Festival in our area and the food was AMAZING!  I actually wish I had another gyro right now….

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The weather was absolutely gorgeous that day so I kept it nice and light with this light blue romper that I purchased from H&M a couple years ago that has cute little hearts on it that give a polka dot effect (LOVE!) and some nude/beige sandals that I bought from a Banana Republic Factory Outlet store two summers ago.

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By the way….I am absolutely in love with this orange nail polish called “Mango Mamma” by Loreal Paris USA (“Tangerine” from Loreal Paris USA is quite similar).  It compliments my skin tone so well and is such an awesomely vibrant color for the spring and summer.

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Oh and side note, I tried to record a “Get Ready With Me” makeup video for you guys…but my MacBook Air decided it didn’t want to cooperate that day 😦  But here was the final look:

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Purely by chance, we all had our Coach purses and of course our sunnies! 🙂

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It’s always fun to hang out with my co-residents outside of work.  They’re so much fun to be around!  I ♥ them so much! 🙂

Did you guys get to enjoy the awesome weather this weekend?  I absolutely loved it.  This is by far my favorite time of year for sure.  Can’t wait to spend more time outdoors doing lots of fun stuff.  To be continued this weekend… 😉

Until next time….

Love and God Bless,

– T

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Out & About // Memorial Day @ National Harbor

Did you guys have a great Memorial Day weekend?  I sure did!  Back to work the graveyard shift for the rest of this week but still so happy that I was able to enjoy such a great weekend.

I spent my Memorial Day Monday with my prayer partners and very close friends Nat & Yatta (seen here on the blog before) catching up at the National Harbor.  I’m so so happy to have such great girlfriends (I’m really blessed to have quite a few!) that I can talk to freely about anything, celebrate everything, share one another’s burdens, and pray for each other.  That’s SUPER rare these days unfortunately and I’m SO grateful that God has blessed me with women like them 🙂

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The National Harbor has definitely come up since I was last there!  Being there really just made me miss the DMV even more…*says silent prayer about Fellowship Match*

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We had lunch at Redstone American Grill, which recently opened up its National Harbor location this spring.  The food, service, and setting were amazing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that’s looking for good eats at the DMV area.  Honestly, there are tons of great restaurants at the National Harbor (Rosa Mexicano is another one of my favorites.  That Guac!  Yes LAWD!).

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It was a really hot day (just the way I like it! Hehehe) so I wore one of my favorite dresses, this lightweight black and white polka dotted fit and flare mini-dress with an adorable sweetheart neckline.  My hair was slicked back into a tight low bun (mainly because my fresh press had been tainted by some moisture from the shower the day prior…lol) which was awesome for keeping my hair out of the way on this hot day.  I wore my favorite glossy red lipstick, MAC’s Deeply Adored from the limited edition Marilyn Monroe collection, and accessorized with cute black sandals that I got a few years ago from Topshop and my Phillip Lim for Target Crossbody faux leather bag.

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All in all…I had an amazing day and weekend.  Sometimes, a little time with friends and spending time with family at home is exactly what you need to rejuvenate you for the next leg of your journey.

How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend?  I’d love to hear what fun stuff you did!  Leave your comments below 🙂

Until next time…

Love and God Bless,

– T

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New Series: T’s Good Eats

Quick intro to a new series on the blog called “Good Eats”.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love food.  Anyone who’s ever been out to dinner with me knows how much I enjoy trying new places that have good food ESPECIALLY when there’s good dessert!  YESSSSS! lol.  And, you would also know that if I’m excited about what I see I really enjoy taking pictures for memories/sharing sake.  And I decided, what better place than right here on the blog with you guys!  Not really reviewing, just lots of pics lol.  So be prepared to get very hungry!  Coming up is  a 3-parter featuring some places I got to try while I was in Champaign, Illinois.  Stay tuned!

Love and God Bless,

– T