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14 Jul

Unpack And Unwind With Athleta

Tee Racerback Dress (c/o Athleta) | Heels (ShoeDazzle) | Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Name Necklace (c/o 9th & Elm)

Earrings (Old Navy) | Clutch (Dillard's) | Bracelets (The Limited)

 

Athleta Tee Racerback Dress :: Blitz And Glam

I'm thinking about taking a weekend getaway to Washington, D.C. before the summer is over.  I used to live in the area, but it's been about 3 years since I've visited.  If you've never visited D.C. in the summer, let me warn you – it gets HOT.  Since it's been so long since I've visited, I want to act like a tourist and cram a lot into the weekend.  I want to spend a day in the heart of D.C visting some old favorites like the U.S. Capitol (nevermind that I used to work on the Hill and know more about the building and history than the average person), the White House (nevermind that I've actually dined on the lawn with a former President), the Smithsonian Museums (the National Museum of American History is still my favorite), and the U.S. Supreme Court building (the lawyer in me is always excited about being on the steps of the Supreme Court).  I also want to go to a few places that I've never visited before such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Newseum.  

 

Athleta Tee Racerback Dress :: Blitz And Glam

Besides playing tourist, I also want to do some shopping and dining with my sister and friends who live in the area, and of course, I want to enjoy the D.C. nightlife.  When I thought about packing for this weekend getaway to D.C. (I plan outfits for trips weeks in advance), I knew that Athleta would have some pieces that would be great for everything that I want to do.  This black Tee Racerback Dress is perfect for a night out with the girls.  Whether we do happy hour, dinner, or the club scene, I will look hot while staying cool.  And the great thing about this dress is that it is lightweight and breathable, so you could easily dress it down by pairing it with sneakers or flats and maybe a denim jacket in the fall, for a day of sightseeing.  I've even thrown a fitted tee over it and worn it as a skirt.  What you can't see in the above photos is that I'm wearing the Athleta Double Dare Tie-Dye Bra underneath for support.

 

Athleta Tee Racerback Dress :: Blitz And Glam

Athleta Chi Tank and Stripe Swagger Skort :: Blitz And Glam

Chi Dot Tank (c/o Athleta) | Stripe Swagger Skort (c/o Athleta) | Vest (The Limited) | Guess Sandals (c/o Marshalls)

Crossbody Bag (Marshalls) | Cole Haan Sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Earrings (Old Navy) | Name Necklace (c/o 9th & Elm)

 

Athleta Chi Tank and Stripe Swagger Skort :: Blitz And Glam

This second Athleta look will also be perfect for a day of sightseeing or hanging out with friends.  Athleta's apparel is made for fitness, working out, and an active lifestyle, so I know that it will keep me cool during the daytime.  When you first see this Stripe Swagger Skort, you immediately think "tennis."  Well, I don't play tennis, but I've always loved tennis skirts and really wanted to style this skirt for an everyday look.  By wearing it with the Chi Dot Tank and a vest from my closet, I think I achieved my goal.  Oh, and the best thing about this Chi tank is that it has lasting odor control (it's UNSTINKABLE) and will keep me dry during those hot summer D.C. days.  This look can also be paired with flats or sneakers for all of my walking around D.C.

 

Athleta Chi Tank and Stripe Swagger Skort :: Blitz And Glam

Since it's been a while since I've been to D.C., what are some new places that you recommend I visit? Also, do you have any weekend getaways planned before the end of summer?

 

Location: NoDa/Charlotte

Photos: Lindsay Wynne Photography

 

*The Athleta pieces that I picked out above were provided to me by Athleta as one of their Style Contributors.  As always, the opinions are my own.

 

Tamara Marbury
7 Comments
  • Closet Fashionista

    That dress looks amazing on you! And I love the shoes you paired with it! šŸ˜€ The dotted tank is super fun too!

    I've sadly never been to DC, I hope to go one day…but we'll see.

    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    July 14, 2014 at 9:25 am
  • Sara

    So cute!! love the dress 

    July 19, 2014 at 3:09 am
  • Kristen

    Soooo nice to meet a fellow sports fan in the blo-o-sphere. And I LOVE Athleta and all the looks you've put together. I just recently visited their shop (normally do it online) and fell in love all over again! Your site is really well designed….happy to find you at SITS!

    July 19, 2014 at 7:15 am
  • Leslie

    I love that outfit. Those shoes, I want them. I'm stopping by from SITS & I hope your having a great Saturday. 

    July 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  • Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

    Both outfits look fantastic.  I have never been to D.C., but one day I would love to visit.  We are planning a visit to South Florida, talk about HOT!  

    Visiting from SITS

    Barbara @ http://www.allmylivesnow.com

    July 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  • Madaline

    Love that dress paired with those shoes! And that little white skirt is so sweet.

    July 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm
  • Tamara

    Such a cute look!! Fitness companies are really getting into the casual, fuctional wear that's cute. I can dig it.  :-)

    July 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

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