Monday, July 27, 2015

white out

Top and skirt: Jonathan Simkhai (on loan); Shoes: Henri Lepore Dezert; Clutch: Charlotte Olympia; Sunglasses: Celine

As much as I harped on making sure to visit the monuments in D.C. at night, there's something special to be said about roaming around a new city early in the morning. Before the commuters start filling the streets, before your email notifications start to buzz, heck, maybe even before your coffee has kicked in. It's quiet, serene and you're left alone with your thoughts in a city you can truly see with fresh eyes. 

Lately, I've been getting in the habit of going for early morning runs on my travels. I've found it's a great way to experience a city just as it's starting to wake up and stretch for the day. And for 30 minutes or so, you instantly belong, no questions asked, with a handful of locals (strangers to you really) running alongside you, all of them preparing for the day ahead. It then makes you wonder, if I lived here, what would my go-to route be? Where would I stop and stretch each morning? What coffee shop would be my ritual stop afterward? Who would be the guy I would secretly look forward to "bumping" into around mile 3?

It's like a sister life that you'll never really visit aside from little daydreams here and there. So...you keep running.  

29 comments:

  1. nice look, lovely top!
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  2. Chic and beautiful total white look. I love your cute top!

    xx Mira

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  3. Mornings are my absoulte favorite time of the day to explore any city - there is something so peaceful about those hours before everyone is awake. Also, love this look - it is gorgeous!!

    Jenna l Clothed in Confetti

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  4. that co-ord is amazing, such a gorgeous look!

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  5. Fantastic outfit, so minimalistic, elegant and feminine!! Ticks off all of the boxes! :)

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  6. so stunning!!

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  7. great look! you blend in so well with the monument. hope you had a fun trip in DC!

    -Andréa

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  8. Looking so chic, babe! Love your top and skirt<3

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  9. So so so chic. You look amazing! These photos really made me miss DC, I went to college there!

    Dana | Pink Champagne Problems

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  10. Gorgeous look and seriously I envy that hair!!!

    One of my favorite parts of traveling is the little what-ifs, and the fake lives you wonder up while you're there so temporarily, and you captured that so eloquently!

    xo Mary-Katherine | Gold-Hatted Lover

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  11. Beautiful white on white outfit! I love taking walks/runs in the morning. I'm totally with ya and it is so serene!

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  12. so amazing look ; -))


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  13. All white perfection! Love the parallel with the white architecture! You look amazing :)

    xx, mel
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  14. You look gorge in all white, indeed!

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  15. Love the all white look. Perfect summertime outfit!

    ❤︎
    Mercedes Marie
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  16. Beautiful and no doubt summery look, and you wore it so well :)

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  17. love this two piece!

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  18. Love this white look!! Beautiful outfit!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  19. I love your look

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  20. So beautiful!! Love this outfit! X

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  21. Love the 'longer' length on that crop top! You look amazing.

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