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29 Sep

A Last Look At Summer

Blue Gap Dress

Blue Gap Dress

Blue Gap Dress

Blue Gap Dress

Dress: Gap

Shoes: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Necklace: The Limited

Clutch: Borrowed from sister

Photography: Alex Kotran Photography

 

Can you believe that summer is over and fall is officially here??  I simply cannot believe that October will be here this week.  Didn't September just start last week?  I always say that spring is my favorite season, but I really like fall just as much.  I love wearing blazers and jackets, boots and booties.  My only problem with fall is that the actual fall-like weather doesn't last long enough.  It seems like we have cooler temps for about 2 weeks and then it's full-on winter weather.  And I am NOT ready for winter.

 

Anyway, I wore this dress a couple of weekends ago to the DMV Bloggers Like Me brunch.  It seems like it was the last real day of summer weather.  Probably the best thing about this dress is that I got it from Gap for about $10.  This dress took me from brunch to a Congressional Black Caucus week day party to spending a casual evening strolling through Georgetown, popping in a bookstore, and catching up with a friend at a Starbucks.  

 

Speaking of CBC week…whew!  My friend who was in town for it had me out night after night after night after night…and I enjoyed every minute of it!  My favorite event was the Stars Fell on Alabama party featuring Ludacris with surprise guest Monica.  Ludacris has hit after hit after hit and I think he performed every last one of them.  This was a dressy affair, but let's just say that I was sweating by the end of his performance.  

 

This past weekend I completed my first bike ride!  As you might know, I rode in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure here in DC for which I raised over $1,000 (big shout out to my Mom for helping me fundraise and my Mom and stepdad for coming up from Alabama to cheer me on!).  I rode the 13.5 mile route.  It was tough, particularly when we hit the hills, but it was fun and I felt a huge sense of accomplishment when I crossed the finish line.  It was such a great feeling having people cheering for you when you finish the ride.  There was such a great turn out for the event and I've been inspired to train for the 33 mile route next year (YIKES!).  I didn't have as much time this past summer to train the way I had intended with the move and starting the new job, but hopefully over the next year, I can get a good training routine down and make it happen.  

 

I've got so many ideas for upcoming posts and really hope to get back to posting at least a couple of times a week soon now that the ride is over and I'm somewhat settled in my new place and feeling settled in at the new job.  There are just so many things that I'm interested in that it's hard sometimes to find the time to do everything that I want to do.

 

Until the next time, follow me on Instagram to see photos from all of the events that I mentioned above and to see what I'm up to between blog posts.

Tamara Marbury
1 Comment
  • Yaya

    Great deal on the dress. $10 is a bargain. I didn't know your ride. I keep saying I want to get a bike, so next spring/summer that is my goal to get a bike and actually take it out #blmgirls

    September 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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