Southern Belle in Training

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September 27, 2018

The Perfect Tourist Outfit Is...

     Last weekend I was in Washington DC for a quick 48-hour trip. DC is quickly becoming my favorite city to play tourist in on Saturdays and Sundays! There are endless fun things to do, and always something new to see. It's hard to get tired of visiting there! One thing I will say about DC is that it is a "go go go" type of town. This isn't the best tourist destination for a relaxing weekend, but instead it's one to check out if you like having a full itinerary and tons of stuff to do. Putting together outfits for being a busy weekend tourist can be challenging. Athletic clothing and sneakers might be the most comfortable to wear, but if you're anything like me, you still want to look cute and fashionable in all the photos you'll be taking. In today's post, I'm sharing the simple but chic outfit that I wore in DC last weekend!

     And here's a couple fun photos in front of the White House!!

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      After this past weekend, I am convinced that jumpsuits are the ideal outfit choice for tourist activities! They're so easy to wear, and yet you look like you spent a lot more time getting ready. 😉I also get cold very easily, so I like the fact that most jumpsuits cover more of your legs than dresses. The only hassle with jumpsuits is of course that they're really annoying to take off if you have to go to the bathroom... but hey, I'll take that in exchange for how cute they look on! This orange floral jumpsuit is gorgeous, and I loved wearing it for a morning of sightseeing in DC. I ordered a size M, and it fit me perfectly. 

     I have fallen in love with visiting DC for weekend trips! The DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia) area has an exorbitant cost of living and a bit of a fast paced and intense lifestyle, so while I'm not sure I'd ever want to live and work there, it's the absolute best to visit on weekends!! Without traffic, I live just under two hours from some of the Virginia DC suburb towns (like Tyson's Corner, a big shopping district), and about two and a half hours from DC proper and the Maryland suburbs. It's a really easy drive to get up there from Charlottesville, and I intend to keep taking full advantage of this!

     The plethora of amazing free things to do in DC continues to blow my mind. In addition to all of the museums and attractions, there is world class shopping and dining. DC is such a beautiful city to visit as well; the architecture styles and unique charm of all the different areas is wonderful. My favorite DC weekend was still my first trip up last spring, when my friend Mercedes and I saw all things cherry blossoms! I also wrote a blog post after that weekend detailing some fun and free things to do in DC, which you can check out here. I'm planning another weekend in DC around the holidays to see the city all decorated, but truth be told I'm most excited for cherry blossoms in 2019! 

     Have a wonderful weekend! My mom is here visiting me in Virginia, and I'm looking forward to hopefully doing some exploring with her on Sunday after church. A new Relationship Monday is coming to the blog next week! 

    God Bless,

    xoxo Annaliese



  1. I need this jumpsuit in my life ASAP. You are the cutest thing! Also, I literally live in my Lisi Lerch earrings. I haven't been to D.C. in YEARS, but I'm trying to plan a trip in the very near future. Thank you for the inspo!

    Wesley Day |

  2. What a fun jumpsuit! I love the bright orange!

  3. This is such a fun little jumpsuit! Aren't they just the best, easiest outfits. I've never been to DC, but I absolutely want to visit. Just wish I lived closer!

    Molly //

  4. Ohhh I love this color on you, I've seen this color in the Fall Fashions finds too! I' would love a dress in the style!

  5. You had me hooked with the title of this blog post! Lol, I couldn't wait to see because I'm always trying to make my travel outfits simple and fashionable. I loooove what you chose and it looks amazing on you! Just when I was thinking, "oh, but going to the bathroom..." I read what you said about that too. Haha, but I think I could handle it, too! You're also making me want to take a weekend trip to DC now!! So beautiful!

  6. Lovely outfit! The sunnies are my fave!

  7. Love this pattern, and always love a good romper!

  8. You look so great! Jumpsuits are quickly becoming my favorite. The one you chose is gorgeous. I love the print, and those earrings are amazing!

  9. As a huge history nerd, DC is definitely on my travel bucket list! Hopefully when our little boy is a little older, my husband & I will make the trip as a fam :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  10. Super cute outfit. It's a little too cold where I live to wear this right now but I can totally see myself rocking something like this in the spring!

  11. I like your outfit. DC is a great place to visit for tourism. I was there this past summer.

  12. I absolutely adore this color on you!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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