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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Georgetown

Georgetown is a shopping mecca. The streets have a lovely old world feel, but are lined with all the big names and a few little unique shops and restaurants in between. We spent something like seven hours in Georgetown, but somehow didn't manage to see even half of what we wanted too...

Joie de vive Georgetown

It was also super crowded there, I suppose being the first gorgeous Saturday in weeks every person for miles had the same idea. It was impossible to get a table at any of the restaurants, even at 3 pm, and eventually we found our way to Serendipity 3 (NYC's counterpart, and just as cute, maybe even a bit bigger).

We sat at the bar since it was the only place open and had to order their famous frozen hot chocolate. It was quite yummy, and did taste exactly how it sounds. Make some hot coco, freeze it, put it in the blender. Why hadn't I realized I could make it at home before?!

Frozen Hot chocolate

Then there was Georgetown cupcake. The line never ended. All day long, an hour wait, people lined the streets, I think there was even a police presence monitoring the line at all times as well... I figured if people were going to stand in such a crazy long line for these cupcakes, then they would be the best cupcakes ever.

Georgetown Cupcake

I thought when I took a bite I would go weak at the knees, that I would race back to the end of that line and wait all over again for another taste.

Georgetown Cupcake

But they were just cupcakes. Nothing special, and my chocolate cupcake didn't even taste very chocolatey and the frosting wasn't very creamy. In fact, I'm quite certain that I make better cupcakes. If you'd like to come over, I'll bake you some, and I won't even charge you $2.75 for it.

Georgetown Cupcake Georgetown at night

Since I knew Everybody Everywear was coming up, I made sure to pack this pink skirt, made by me!
My friend actually asked me if I'd gotten it from ModCloth, and I said, "No, this is the skirt I made to look like the skirt from ModCloth!"

Old Post Office
The Rundown
Striped Top Old Navy - Pink Skirt Made by Me - Sandals Ciao Bella - Station Bag Coach Thrifted -Bracelets Kohls, The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Sunnies Kohls

Other highlights of the day included a trip to the Museum of Natural History!

Mueseum of Natural History whale Museum of Natural History
DIY | Everybody, Everywear

P.S. I’m attending a TJ Maxx event tomorrow at the store in New York City. Alex will be there too. Is anyone else going?!

P.P.S. Have you Entered the JCPenney Call it Spring Giveaway?

58 comments:

Gray Skies said...

Way to go making that skirt! I'm pretty sure I've expressed my amazement that you made it in a previous comment, but still - majorly impressed!

I hate it when you wait in line forever at a cupcake or donut place and then it turns out that the food is just meh.

Jessica said...

Even. More. Excited. To. Go. Is that even possible?! Good call on the cupcakes. And adorable skirt you made!

knockedupfabulous said...

Adorable skirt...good thing you planned ahead! And now I've got a craving for cupcakes!

knockedupfabulous said...

Adorable skirt...good thing you planned ahead! And now I've got a craving for cupcakes!

Jessica Gitler said...

love the skirt, it's beautiful!! looks like you are having a great trip!!
jess
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Along Abbey Road said...

Gimme some of that frozen hot chocolate! Oh my goodness, it looks amazing! What a fun trip! Loving the stripes!

♥Abbey
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Closet Fashionista said...

Looove your outfit! :D That stinks that your cupcake wasn't tasty!! I'm always skeptical of things people are really obsessed with, ha ha.
I wish I was going to the TJ Maxx thing :(
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Gracey said...

What wonderful pictures - thank you for sharing!

And I love your DIY skirt; such a fabulous color!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love Georgetown...especially this time of year!! Your pictures are fun and I am so impressed that you tied it back to the DIY Blogger Event...smart girl! Enjoy New York...sounds like so much fun !

Shen Dove said...

Looks like you had a fun trip in my city! I'd love to meet you in person on your next visit.

Is it ok for me to admit that though I live in DC, I've never been to Georgetown Cupcake because I really don't like standing in long lines for food? Guess I'll make it there one of these days...

TiAnna Mae said...

You take awesome pictures! Looks like a great time.

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Style Journey said...

I love this skirt everytime you wear it. That sucks about standing in line for cupcakes and only being mediocre. I love cupcakes though!

eek said...

Looks like a great day! I love your skirt...such talent!

Sorry to hear you had to wait 1 hour for a mediocre cupcake. My favorites are from Crumbs. But I wouldn't mind tasting one of yours.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I have never been to Georgetown Cupcake, but I can't eat cupcakes anyway. Too much milk :( Serendipity 3 is awesome though, used to go to the one in New York a lot.

I'm off to creep your flickr for more photos with the wide angle lens!

Jodi said...

great photos and have fun!! I love living vicariously through you :)
xo J

Courtney Erin said...

I want to hear more about this TJ Maxx event!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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The Fancy Teacup said...

Always love shopping in Georgetown. My boyf's sister had Georgetown Cupcakes for her wedding reception. Glad you are having so much fun!

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Alyssa said...

Great pictures! The first and last time I went to Georgetown, I was maybe 12,13 but I remember falling so in love with the feel of it. I must go back!

I love the skirt! Love even more that you made it yourself!

Anne said...

Love the fullness of the skirt! Inspiring me to try another (I just completed my very first...). And Georgetown looks fabulous - definitely will need to check out next time I'm in DC.

laura said...

looks like a fun 7 hrs in Georgetown! It looks like a fantabulous place to be-- especially with the frozen hot choco and choco cupcakes!

Love that skirt! It's so bright and cheery!

monica said...

whatever that chocolate thing is...i want it NOW

Shey said...

cool! Love the stripes and pink! =)

Rebecca said...

That skirt looks great. I like a good DIY!

Natasha xoxo said...

Yumm! I need a cupcake fix :)

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Jess said...

I read about your cupcake wait on Twitter! That is nuts. For that long of a wait, it better be the best cupcake ever. I've never had a Serendipity frozen hot chocolate. One time I was in New York we stopped by but the wait was a couple hours and we didn't have time. Looks yummy!

geetabix said...

Great photos! The hot chocolate looks awesome. I hear you on the fancy cupcakes - we have several shops in town that make absolute works of art that taste like ... margarine basically.

Melina said...

I haven't been to DC since I was 4 and this makes me want to go back even more! The architecture looks to die for!

Also, I totally feel like most of those hyped cupcake shops(& there are plenty in LA)are let downs. I always walk out thinking the same thing you did!

xx Melina

SassyUptownChic said...

Sweet outfit you have on Lyddie! I love your skirt and the color of it. I went to Serendipity in Vegas and loved it. That's ashame about those cupcakes. HIGHLY overpriced! Your pics at the Museum of Natural History are AH-mazing!!! Love them! And thanks for sharing! :D
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Urszula said...

I love DC !! that's where I met my hubby! that's where my son was born!I was so sad when was time for me to live DC for good.I hope to come back there soon !!
Urszula

Cassi said...

What a fun trip! I went to Georgetown back in March and did a post comparing the 3 cupcake shops there (Georgetown, Sprinkles, and Baked & Wired.) I thought Georgetown was the worst of all of them!

Love your pink skirt!

Frannie Pantz said...

SO glad you are having fun Lyddie! I'll take a cupcake any day! I can't believe how great this skirt is! You did an amazing job and these pictures are so awesome. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Claire said...

love your stripes and coral. and i have to try that frozen hot chocolate. looks delicious!

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Ashley said...

I'm ignoring your food pictures because I am hungry and I like cupcakes and whatever that delicious chocolate thing in a fancy glass is too much to handle looking at them. Yeah. So. NICE SKIRT.

Stefanie said...

Love the stripes and pink combo - gorgeous! That museum also looks amazing!

this free bird said...

I love these pictures--they are outstanding. The one where you're sitting at the monument is so nice!

I'm a fan of the pink and stripes combo. Looking great!

xo,
C

Porcelain complexion said...

Amazing shots as always!

That skirt is stunning, well cone you! I wish I had the time & patience to sew...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Mmm cupcakes. It is disappointing that they didn't taste that great. Yes if you had a cupcake party, I'd bring along some molten chocolate ones.
Ooh have fun at the event! Wish I was back home!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ki said...

That skirt really does look like it is from modcloth! It is perfectly made and looks great on you :)

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

you look cute! seems like a fun time. i want to visit!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Well done on making the skirt. The colour is so pretty. Glad you enjoyed your day activities. Cupcake looks delish;-)

Autumn Van Weir said...

NOOOO!!! I can't believe the cupcake wasn't special!! So sad. LOVE the pictures from the museum, they're awesome!

sacramento said...

Thank you for sharing all these magic pics, so i can also fee weak at the knees.
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StyleIDnet said...

I love the architecture. You look adorable and I am loving your skirt, is totally beautiful.
PS: Cupcakes look yummy :)

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Vanessa said...

I LOVE the photograph of you in front of the Printer monument! The lines are really cool and you look like the best-dressed tourist in the land.
You've made me want to return for another DC visit. there's so many things to see that I haven't yet!

Silver Strands said...

pink skirt = perfect!

Krystal said...

you are too cute :)

Ashley said...

Oh, and for how I edit my photos, it's different each time. Do you use PS? I usually make a duplicate layer and greyscale it and set the opacity anywhere from 10% to 50%. This makes the end result look a little more rich as opposed to just a typical snapshot. Then, I use a lot of curves to mess with the contrast and stuff. There's no formula for what I do, I just go wild. Each picture is different. I sharpen at the end, and that's about it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Seeing that pink skirt makes me wish I could sew...so pretty!

Sarah said...

Your trip looks AMAAAAAZING. I want to visit D.C. so badly!

The Closet Shopper said...

I love Georgetown Cupcakes. But they do charge too much. My favorite is their candied apple flavor. OH, and the salted caramel. Oh, who am I kidding. I love them all.

Very cute outfit. You rocked that skirt.

xo,
Tracy

Isobel Masters said...

What yum looking treats, and a great looking skirt!!!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Can you make me some cupcakes? Love the handmade skirt, talented lady!

Mrs. J said...

Yummy, frozen hot chocolate! I may actually try that method on my own and let you know if it works..ha ha I'm upset to read the bad review on their cupcakes. I guess I'll save my money and not worry about missing out.

ps. Cute skirt and you always make cute pieces.

Shea said...

So many things to love in this post! A fun shopping destination (I've never been, I think I need to!), that awesome DIY skirt, frozen hot chocolate. Looks like a great time (other than the cupcake let-down)!

Meagan said...

That looks like such a fun trip! And I can't believe you were able to fool people into thinking you were wearing the modcloth skirt. It looks great and I would never have known you made it yourself!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

Emmett Katherine said...

This is such a chic outfit, I love the stripes paired with the pink girly skirt. Your sewing skills are way more established than mine!!!

Cathy said...

That ice cream is so mouth watering, eh. Hope I could also make some hot choco turned ice cream at home. btw, love the pink, skirt, eh. So creative and stylish.

Cheers,
Cathy@Investing In Quality Nursing Shoes Is Essential To Your Body Health

TruMiracle said...

Could you please tell me the title of the post where you are wearing the red jeans with the AK Leopard print blouse? I was trying to imitate the look and I can't seem to find it. Thanks! BTW, I heart your blog!