Being from Pittsburgh I ADORE the snow. Seriously, I go full on Lorelei Gilmore any time I see just one or two little flakes.
I had pre-existing lunch plans with one of my best friends and sorority sister in Old Town, Alexandria... an adorable and historic little town just south of Washington, D.C. Fortunate for both of us, the snow storm that hit the south sent a little bit of snow our way today!
Alexandria in and of itself looks like a snow globe town away, so there's absolutely nothing better than shopping around, eating delicious food, drinking a peppermint white mocha, and enjoying the snow.
We met at Blackwall Hitch, a restaurant newer to the area but very well known and highly recommended. It's right on the waterfront in Alexandria so quite a delightful location. I got a bowl of Maryland Style Clam Soup (I prefer New England, but it was still delish and kept me nice and warm) and an order of calamari, because I firmly believe fried appetizers can be a meal.
I didn't get any pictures of the food because we had wayyyy to much to chat about and catch up on.
After lunch we stopped at Starbucks to grab a peppermint WHITE mocha (if you haven't tried it, do) to keep us warm while we walked around the main strip, King Street.
We stopped at two of our favorite sister boutiques: The Lucky Knot and 3Sisters. They specialize in boutique style clothing but carry favorites like Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, and Kate Spade.
We also enjoyed a stop by Sur la Table and the fact that all holiday items are 50% off. Seriously, if there are timeless pieces you need for Christmas... get them now and store them for next year!
I knew I wanted to be warm, but incorporate a bit of winter street style, so I chose to wear my black llbean boots, a pink J. Crew Factory skirt, a white J. Crew Factory turtleneck, White House Black Market black tights, and my White House Black Market tweed coat.
While we were in The Lucky Know I found an adorable red and white winter pom pom hat, so even though it didn't match the skirt at all, it got thrown on for the warmth factor!