From D.C. With Love, Wearing Cabi Clothing
Last weekend, my family and I ventured out to Washington, D.C. The road trip there was somewhat spontaneous—my parents had just come back from the Dominican Republic so we decided to take a drive there for a little adventure.
It was such a gorgeous, sunny day out and of course, I reached for something colorful to wear: fuschia! The sweater is by Cabi Clothing, which you guys probably know by now that I’m obsessed with their collections. What I love most about the brand is the fact that it’s a company for women, by women. The mission of Cabi is to change the retail game, and to do so, CEO Lynne Coté and president, co-founder, and CCO Kimberly Inskeep, built their business on a unique concept. Cabi is not only a destination to shop for clothing, it is a flexible employment opportunity for women to work as stylists for the brand. When I came across Cabi a few seasons ago during a preview, I was hooked!
I paired a hot pink Eloquii sheer moto jacket with the sweater along with a pair of tortoise Bernardo 1946 sunglasses, a comfy yet flattering pair of Volcom leggings, and Marks & Spencers patent leather platforms that are surprisingly more walkable than meets the eye. The heel height reaches just under two inches, so it’s really a short girl’s dream.
We went sightseeing all over town and everywhere we went, I found a resemblance of New York in some way (except that it’s so much cleaner!). My kids Alvieri and D’Artagnan had fun riding the scooters which were like D.C.’s version of the Citibike. I did not take them out for a spin but glad the little ones had a blast!
D.C. invigorated my love for art and architecture. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, every spot was a photo opp. The iconic columns of the latter—which was built in 1867 in honor of the 16th president—reminds me of the historic buildings in the Financial District of N.Y.C.
My mom wanted to take a snapshot next to one of the gargoyle sculptures, then we made a stop by the Albert Einstein Memorial. The old saying goes that if you rub his nose, the good luck will transfer! My kids actually sat on his lap in hopes it will lead to another successful school year ahead. Hey, I totally believe in that! I’m all for a #photowitheinstein :)
My sisters and I passed by the White House and we admired the bright blue skies in contrast to the building. Flowers were also blooming all over and I couldn’t help but stop and stare as we strolled along. It also happened to match my jacket, which my mom wanted to borrow ;)
The one-day trip speeded by and reminded me just how important it is to spend time with family. As I just mentioned in my recent Mother’s Day post, the kids are growing up SO fast! Alvieri is almost my height already! How did that happen?! Oh, and our family dog, Teddy, came along as well.
They say that clothes can brighten up any mood, and it's true—I have my Cabi sweater to thank for that!