Dress: ℅ Gap Factory | Jacket: ℅ Gap Factory | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Hobo The Original | Sunglasses: Selima Optique | Necklace: Taudrey
One thing I didn’t expect to happen with this blog is all the questions I get about my life here in D.C. I’m flattered, and happy to serve as a virtual tour guide for all my readers who are visiting the city (or who might be new to the city!) I’m a D.C. area native, I grew up in the ‘burbs of Northern Virginia, and I was stoked to return back to the city after college and launch my career in marketing in this fun city.
One neighborhood I spend a lot of time in on the weekends is Dupont Circle. It’s the perfect place for me to run errands, get a little shopping in, and most importantly, brunch in. Let’s be honest, if you want to look like a D.C. local, you’re going to want to brunch! Dupont is pretty laid back on the weekends, so that’s why last weekend I opted for a super cozy drawstring dress and jean jacket from Gap Factory. Gap Factory carries all of the pieces that I love from Gap at a serious discount. I’ve been majorly impressed with their dress selections lately; you can find the perfect dress for any occasion at a fantastic price.
I’ve broken down some of my favorite spots in Dupont Circle. For all my locals, if I should try something I haven’t listed here, let a girl know — I’m always down to visit new places!
Dolcezza: I always run to Dolcezza for a quick cup of coffee on the weekends, because let’s be honest, your girl can’t function without it.
Mission: Mission is my go-to Mexican spot in Dupont. Also, it’s not a bad place to have a first place. Margarita pitchers, just sayin’.
Hank’s Oyster Bar: Guys, I was born in Baltimore so naturally I love seafood. Both the oysters and the happy hour is majorly on point at Hank’s.
Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market: I love supporting all things local, and the farmer’s market in Dupont is a great place to support small owned farms in the area. I always pick up flowers and pasta. Sorry no veggies, I’m horrible at cooking!
Bluemercury: Honestly, I prefer Bluemercury to Sephora. It’s kind of a local chain that’s exploding all across the U.S.
The Actual Dupont Circle: I get the biggest kick out of people watching in Dupont. In the actual “circle” itself, I’ve seen ballroom dance classes, boot camps, protests, you name it, I’ve seen it.
Embassy Row Hotel: Two words: rooftop pool. This is definitely a warm weather hangout for me, and a great place to do a staycation if you’re feelin’ fancy!
Board Room: It’s a restaurant/bar, with tons of board games. Also another super fun date spot, or a great place to hang when it’s raining.
Thank you Collectively and Gap Factory for partnering with me on this post.