i need your help!

my sister and i are headed to DC tomorrow for a little girl’s weekend. neither of us have ever been before and we’re really looking forward to exploring the city. but, before that fun can happen, i have to pack. and i hate packing. like, a lot. mostly because i always over-pack because i don’t know what kind of mood i’m going to be in and what i’m going to wear. and, i don’t know about you, but i’m pretty sure clothes change during travel and look/fit different every single time. 
so, i need your help! which outfits do you like? 
side note: that giraffe print skirt is bananas (another side note: i’m actively trying to add that word to my regular vocabulary). i picked it up from madewell yesterday and pretty much want to wear it every day. and i’m pretty sure it was made for my body…it fits like a glove. i have a feeling this is just the beginning of a slightly unhealthy relationship with an article of clothing. 

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  1. 11.8.12
    AshleyB said:

    1,4,6, & 7! 7 is my favorite! I hope you have fun up here in DC. If you have time head out west of the city to Loudoun County, DC's wine country.

  2. 11.8.12
    Kelly said:

    all of these are freaking fantastic BUT I will say…add about 4 more layers or you will be freezing walking around the city. well, one of the days it's supposed to be 60 but in the morning it's brisk. and layers is the best way if you are going in and out of stores, museums and restaruants – but I love all these…I love 4 a lot cus of it's cool laid back style…but they are all great.

  3. 11.8.12
    Amanda said:

    You will LOVE D.C. My dad moved there and I went to visit for the first time this summer. It was great. If you plan on doing any sight-seeing, I would just say to bring very comfy shoes! It is a lot of walking 🙂 Have a great time!!

  4. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    3,6 & 7 are my favs!

  5. 11.8.12
    Meg Cady said:

    5,6 and 2!!!

  6. 11.8.12
    Alesha said:

    1,3,5,6, and 8
    Alesha <3

  7. 11.8.12
    Kate said:

    I like 2, 7 & 8!

  8. 11.8.12

    DC is amazing and you're going to have SUCH a great time! However, like Kelly said, add some layers! We just had the nor'easter come through and there's snow on the ground! It's going to be chilly in the mornings and evenings 🙂

    My faves are 1,6,7,&8.

  9. 11.8.12
    donna said:

    Cute outfits…but definitely add some more layers for warmth since you will be doing a lot of strolling outside. Have fun! If I have to pick a top 3. My fave will be 1,4,8.

  10. 11.8.12
    Rachel said:

    1, 6, & 8

  11. 11.8.12
    Ashlyn said:

    2, 6, and 7!

  12. 11.8.12
    Sam said:

    2,5,8! Have fun 😉

  13. 11.8.12

    1, 6, & 7 and 4 for the ride home! Girls weekends are the best! Have so much fun and don't forget a stylishly warm coat and scarf!

  14. 11.8.12


  15. 11.8.12
    Jessica said:


    • 11.8.12
      CWG said:

      I agree – 1, 3 & 6 are my favorites.

  16. 11.8.12

    1,2,4,6,7 are my favs!

  17. 11.8.12

    1,2,4,6,7 are my favs!

  18. 11.8.12
    Crystal said:

    1,2, and 3! D.C. has a funky street style. I think those will work.

  19. 11.8.12
    Kate said:

    1,4,6 and 7. Have a great trip! I love DC!

  20. 11.8.12

    1. 6. 7.
    Bring comfy shoes for walking. Dont forget to explore Georgetown.

  21. 11.8.12

    1,2,4, and 8 are my faves and perfect for DC. While you are there you'll have to check out We the Pizza and Founding Farmers – both great restuarants and some the best places for people watching! And if you are looking for a really neat bar – definitely go to Russia House.


  22. 11.8.12

    These are all cute. My faves are 3, 4, 6, and 7.

  23. 11.8.12

    Even with the metro, you will be doing tons of walking. Make sure whatever you wear is comfortable, and you may want sneakers or riding boots with just a small heel. Anything you can walk in. All the outfits are cute and appropriate, though.

  24. 11.8.12
    Sarah said:

    I love 1, 3, 6 & 7! You're going to love DC!

  25. 11.8.12

    #1 is my fav! I'm in DC and it's chilllly! Make sure to dress warm 🙂

  26. 11.8.12
    Sarah said:


  27. 11.8.12

    1,6, and 7.

  28. 11.8.12
    Mrs. B said:

    7,6,1,& 2 are my faves!!!

  29. 11.8.12
    Sarah said:

    Nice choices! I like 1, 4, 6 and 8. 1 is my absolute favorite though.

    Hope you have a GREAT time in DC. I have always wanted to go there.

  30. 11.8.12
    Tara Nash said:

    Hope you have a fun trip and stay warm. I love 7 the most but, 1,3,6,7 are fabulous!

  31. 11.8.12
    Jessica said:

    1 3 6 7. Have fun!

    Ps. I totally have to go buy that giraffe skirt. Obsessed 🙂

  32. 11.8.12

    I seriously love them all, so I am not good at packing either. Also, can you be my personal shopper? I feel like I can never find cute clothes, even at Target, that I love! Please tell me this is possible :).

    Have a great trip!

  33. 11.8.12
    Lauren said:

    1,2,3 and 6! All are simply chic, can dress up or down and can easily be layered for outside and inside play! Have fun!!!

  34. 11.8.12
    Rikki said:

    I travel for work a lot and also have an unhealthy relationship with my clothes – I love them too much to leave behind. Typically I pack an ungodly number of sleeveless / short sleeve bright color or fun printed tops and then three cardigans – black, grey, and either white or tan, depending on the shoes (or boots!) I'm packing. Along with a belt, a few fun necklaces, and a couple of bottoms – usually one plain skirt, one plain pair of dress pants, and a pair of jeans – I can make these outfits last for a good 2 weeks just by mixing and matching. It's great to layer!

    (Not this this is that helpful with the outfits shown above. I just figured I'd throw out the suggestion!)

  35. 11.8.12
    Susan said:

    1, 6, 7 & 8 are my favorites! And I completly understand your obsession with the giraffe skirt. Just did a girls' weekend in Chicago so I kept in mind that you will be wearing a coat and scarf and will be taking your coat on and off in stores, museums, etc. Have a great time!

  36. 11.8.12
    Rebecca said:

    1,3,6,7,8…but most importantly dress warm and wear COMFORTABLE shoes/boots. And be sure to watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown.

  37. 11.8.12
    Sam said:

    I like either 2 or 4 but without the blazer.. just the pink sweatshirt

  38. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1,6,7 are my favorites, but they're all really cute!

  39. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 5, 6, 8. Precious! Have a good trip, ladies!

  40. 11.8.12

    just bring it all!

  41. 11.8.12

    favs are 1, 4, 6, 7

  42. 11.8.12
    stacy d. said:

    1,3, 4, 6 and 7

  43. 11.8.12

    3, 6, and 7 FOR SURE!

  44. 11.8.12
    Meagan said:


  45. 11.8.12
    Ragan said:

    number 1 and 7, definitely my vote! loving the polka dots and giraffe print!

  46. 11.8.12
    ajl2870 said:

    Love all of them! I think that 5 and 7 would be even cuter if you added a skinny belt to your waist to define it!

  47. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 2, 6 and 7!! adorable.

  48. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1 or 6!

  49. 11.8.12

    I like 2, 4 and 6 🙂 Have fun on your trip!

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  51. 11.8.12
    anderjes said:

    1, 3, 4, 6, 7, & 8. I LOVE the skirt. super cute and a different take on the animal print that's in this season. and it's still classy enough to be able to wear to the office.

  52. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    i like 1,6,7 the most! they are very cute, but also are good for the cold weather!


  53. 11.8.12

    We walk A LOT in DC, so keep that in mind with your heels! It's going to be cold, so I'd make sure to have a good jacket!

  54. 11.8.12
    Katie Lee said:

    I love the pink hoodie under the blazer. That will look great in front of the grey monuments. My husband and I just went to DC and saw everything! I packed cute skirts and sort of "dressed up" everyday. I'm glad I did because the pictures turned out great and I don't look like a tourist. However, my feet hurt so bad after one day that we had to quit site seeing. I highly recommend bringing the most comfortable shoes possible (while maintaining your look) DC is much bigger than we expected and we did a lot of walking. Another tip to help save your little tootsies is to rent the bikes. It's so easy and fun and was by far my favorite part. Have fun!

  55. 11.8.12


  56. 11.8.12

    1, 4, 6, & 8! Of course I always overpack and would probably just bring them all, ha. 🙂

  57. 11.8.12
    Kaileigh said:

    I like 1, 4 and 6.
    I'm actually headed to DC for the first time tomorrow too! I'm staying with my friend and he's taking me sight-seeing. And, I have to yet to pack a single thing. Ha.

  58. 11.8.12
    Melissa said:

    Funny story. I wore my Old Navy polka dot sweater yesterday! All of these outfits are amazing! And yes, I agree that clothes change so you should always over pack because maybe you will feel sassy one day but conservative the other. You have a good mix of things here. Plus, being from D.C. you never know what the weather will bring! Safe travels and have a great time!

    • 11.8.12
      Rebecca said:

      Wore my polka dot sweater yesterday too…and blue chambray shirt underneath! Love it!

  59. 11.8.12
    Mary Otto said:

    1,4,6 & 7!!

  60. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    6,3,2,1…love boots with skinnies, and perfect for a little vaca!

  61. 11.8.12
    Lacey said:

    I like 1, 3, and 7 the best, but #1 is my favorite! 🙂

  62. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    What pants are you wearing in 1 & 2. I like both of those!

  63. 11.8.12
    Tricia said:

    Word of advice: It's COLD up here!!!!!!! 🙂 Enjoy my city!

  64. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    I agree… DC is cold. Layer layer layer. Have fun!

  65. 11.8.12
    Ericka said:

    1, 3, 6, & 7 are my favs…super cute outfits! I got some inspiration from your outfits 🙂 Have fun on your girls weekend!

  66. 11.8.12

    I like 1, 2, 6 and 7 the most! Have a great time

  67. 11.8.12
    Kristina said:

    I'm all about that giraffe print skirt! Love the polka dot sweater too. Have a fun trip!


    Kristina does the Internets

  68. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    There's no snow in dc and low 60s this weekend. Remember comfortable shoes cuz a dc visit = much more walking than anticipated. Between seeing the sights and museums there will be a lot of time on your feet so keep them happy! And enjoy your visit, I love

  69. 11.8.12
    dxeechick said:

    How can we choose?! these are all adorable.

  70. 11.8.12
    Lexi said:

    All were cute, but number 1 was my favorite.
    BIG NOTE!!
    Whatever outfit you end up wearing, you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need to wear tennis shoes. I've been to DC and many other big city's. Your feet, no matter how tough, will hurt and wear out. TENNIS SHOES!!

  71. 11.8.12

    Note about DC: people dress nicely there. Most people are dressed in really nice business casual during the day and then nice dresses (girls) in the evenings. At least, that's always been my experience. I'd go with 1, 3, 6, 8. (and NOT #4 – you might feel really out of place! Unless that's your travel outfit…)

  72. 11.8.12

    Have fun in DC! All your outfits are super cute, I like how mixed & matched with all of them. Be sure to take some comfy shoes 🙂

  73. 11.8.12
    Courtney said:

    I'm pretty much obsessed with #1. #4 is cute because its stylish but looks comfortable and casual. I like #5 but feel like it needs a belt or something to show off how tiny you are =)

  74. 11.8.12
    PSUEmily said:

    I love #1, 3, and 6. If the boots are comfortable to walk in then you'll be all set. It's supposed to be gorgeous in DC this weekend – perfect for exploring the city. I recommend checking out Eastern Market (off of the blue or orange metro line). In addition to lots of yummy treats inside, the outside of the market is filled with lots of vendors selling great prints, scarves, and jewelry. My sister is actually coming to DC this weekend to visit me – yay for sister weekends!

  75. 11.8.12
    Wendy said:

    1 & 7

  76. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 4, 6 & 8! Have funnn


  77. 11.8.12
    Hannah said:

    1, 2, 6, & 7

    Have fun in DC! Remember cold means COLD there.


  78. 11.8.12

    i love outfits 1,4,6,7. Have fun!

  79. 11.8.12

    1, 3, 6, 7 & 8!! All of them are great, have fun in DC!

  80. 11.8.12
    Mallory said:

    1, 3, and 6!

  81. 11.8.12
    Kenz2410 said:

    I LOVE 1,4 and 8

  82. 11.8.12
    Lindsey said:

    1,6,8 🙂

  83. 11.8.12

    1, 2, 4, 6 & 7! Soo cute!! I always do the same thing too – overpack and then am stressed when there about what to wear. Great idea to get total outfits together beforehand.

    I'm heading to DC next Friday for the first time with my husband! He has to work part of the trip, but we're going for a few days before to check out the city. Let me know any recommendations after you return!!

  84. 11.8.12

    #6 :]

  85. 11.8.12
    Rachel said:

    1, 4, 6 are so cute. I'm in love with the polka dot sweater.


  86. 11.8.12
    Jennifer said:

    1, 2, 5, 6, 7… those outfits are all made up of the same pieces, so you'd essentially just be packing an extra tee or two… saves on packing, but gives you TONS of outfit options! =)

  87. 11.8.12

    It's cold up here today, but is supposed to be mid 60's and sunny for the weekend. You're picking a great weekend to visit!!

  88. 11.8.12
    Bev said:

    So I love each and errrry outfit, but my vote is for 1, 4, and 6!!!!

  89. 11.8.12
    Amber said:

    3, 6, & 7! Although I love the barefoot look in #4 🙂 Not too sure D.C. is sanitary enough for that to work! lol!

  90. 11.8.12
    emt817ftw said:

    Love the polka dots, so 1, 4 ( but with boots ), 6 & 7….have a great trip, and if you can work it in..visit the National Cathedral…it's amazing!

  91. 11.8.12
    Laura said:

    I love # 1, 3, 6, & 7! Have so much fun in DC!! I miss my home city… seriously you guys will love it! Make sure you take advantage of the FREE Smithsonian museums & monuments all around the national mall, and also be sure to check out M Street in Georgetown – SO cute and lots of shopping 🙂 Have a blast with your sis!

  92. 11.8.12
    Amanda H. said:

    I like 1, 2, 3 and 7!!

  93. 11.8.12
    Brittni said:


  94. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1,4,6,7!! Such great variety and all flatter you great! Wouldn't want all your outfits to be too similar! The pink hoodie with the blazer outfit is to die for! Hope you have a great trip!!

  95. 11.8.12

    1, 3, 7! Have a fab time in DC. I haven't been there yet either, but someday soon we'll take trip out East!

  96. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 3, 4, 6, & 7!! You gals picked a great weekend to come up north, its going to be in the 60's Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!

  97. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 2, 4, and 6 would be perfect for DC! They'll be really great for all of the different things the city has to offer, from museums and shopping to going out 🙂

  98. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:


  99. 11.8.12

    i love them all – but also being from DC myself you HAVE to have layers because it'll be hot one minute and freezing the next. also, LOVE that giraffe print skirt. but you knew that already. seriously. love it.

  100. 11.8.12
    Janelle said:

    Number 1, 3, and 6 are my favorites!

  101. 11.8.12
    Janelle said:

    Oh…and the top combination in 7 with the pants in 4 :- )

  102. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    Oooh, I love #s 1, 3, 7… Super cute!!!

    Vera 🙂

  103. 11.8.12
    abeekaid said:

    I like 1, 3, 6, and 7.

  104. 11.8.12

    Am I too late??? 1, 2, 5, 6!

  105. 11.8.12
    Robin said:

    1, 4, 6, 8

  106. 11.8.12
    Sara said:

    YAY!! I live in DC and can tell you, it has been SO cold the past few days! It should warm up over the weekend but I would highly suggest layers and boots. It's been terrible! If you two need any restaurant suggetions, etc. let me know!

  107. 11.8.12
    Kbpetty said:

    Such cute outfits! I like 1,2,4 and 5 the best. I have the Madewell skirt too, love it!

  108. 11.8.12

    1, 2, 3, and 5 are my favorite, but really I love them all!

  109. 11.8.12

    1, 2, 4, 6 🙂

  110. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    3, 4 & 6. Comfort comes first in my book. Love DC! Lots of walking so be sure to wear comfy shoes. Also layer for the chilly weather.

  111. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 3, 6, 7!!

  112. 11.8.12
    Elise said:


  113. 11.8.12
    Cindy said:

    1….6….7 – layers are so important!!

  114. 11.8.12
    Anonymous said:

    I have to favor 1 (because I have the same sweater!), 4, and 7. They look comfortable and you can remix the pieces with each other, in case you're not feeling the combination you originally planned on.

    Have fun!

  115. 11.8.12
    Lindsey said:

    1, 3, and 6!

  116. 11.9.12
    rwoosley said:

    1, 2, 4, 6, 7!

  117. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 4, 6, 7, have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  118. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 4, and 6 – but whatever you decide on, stick with flats. DC is a walking city!

  119. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    1, 3, and 4 🙂

  120. 11.9.12
    Robyn said:

    They are all so cute!! Random, but I think the top from two would be bananas with the giraffe skirt! (I too am a fan of the word, and the skirt!) Anywho, have a great time, you'll look great no matter what you choose!

  121. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    Number TWO!

  122. 11.9.12
    Kekes said:

    1, 2, 6 & 8!

  123. 11.9.12
    LauraJ said:

    1, 2, 3, & 6… but it gets chilly in DC so be sure to layer! Also, you guys should totally check out http://www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com (amazing "American Style" tapas) and/or http://www.cocosala.com (chocolate in practically every dish!) They are 2 of my favorite places to eat in DC!

  124. 11.9.12
    Shara said:

    My favs are 1, 3, 6, 7. Layering is always a good idea!!

  125. 11.9.12

    1,4 and 7

  126. 11.9.12

    I say 1, 2, 3 and 6! Sounds like a great girls weekend!

  127. 11.9.12
    Nikki said:

    1, 6, 7

  128. 11.9.12
    Annon. said:

    I like 1, 3 and 7! Have fun! Lots of stuff to see!!

  129. 11.9.12

    Choose 1, 3, 7 but add the red blouse in 5 to outfit in 7 instead of the blue blouse. I think the red will make the skirt pop. Bring layers, comfy shoes, and warm clothes too. Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pics!

  130. 11.9.12
    KatieKBF said:

    I actually like all of them except #4- is that a hoodie under a blazer? Maybe without the blazer….

  131. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    Dress warm, wear walking shoes

  132. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    I like number 1, 6 and 7!


  133. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    2, 4, 5, 6

  134. 11.9.12
    Elena said:

    Great looks, love the polka dot sweater!!!!!!

  135. 11.9.12
    Anonymous said:

    I like all of them, everything except maybe 3 and 4 because they aren't so cutsie as the other ones!

  136. 11.9.12
    Becca said:

    1, 3, 6, 7! Side note: You will be walking ALOT in DC so be COMFORTABLE (and with comfy shoes!!) Lucky for you its supposed to be warmer this weekend so you shouldn't have to be super bundled with layers! Enjoy the sight-seeing!

  137. 11.9.12
    kab0625 said:

    Love all the outfits! I live in DC and this weekend is supposed to be pretty amazing! FYI, I would try to make a reservation at Georgia Brown's for brunch Sunday morning if you have time. It's the BEST brunch in the city and is a cute little restaurant that plays live jazz music. It's fantastic! I would also try to check out Eastern Market and Barracks Row (8th Street in SW near Capitol Hill). There are a ton of cute restaurants, shops and bars around there.

  138. 11.9.12
    Cherish said:

    1, 2, &4 are my faves! I love the layering of the zip up hoodie under the blazer. I've never thought of that.

    At some point, you and/or your sis should do a blog (or series) on layering. Y'all always have the perfect button down under the perfect sweater, without looking bulky….no easy feat!

    Have fun in DC. You'll walk until your feet fall off but you'll love it!

  139. 11.9.12
    CeCe said:

    I hate packing too! I get super anxious and I over pack to compensate but still end up stressed out. I'm sure you are about gone on your trip but I love all the ones with boots and leggings and the sweater/belt combo with your skirt on 7. Have fun.