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Guest Post: My Introduction to DC

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13 Jul Guest Post: My Introduction to DC

ATFDC would like to introduce you to Kayla Phillips our newest summer contributor. “As a Midwesterner I have always been curious about the east coast. I have visited DC before when I was eight years old, but vaguely remember it, and I was too young to appreciate it. Fortunately this summer I have the opportunity to explore Washington DC and write about my experiences.”

by ATFDC Contributor Kayla Phillips

DC welcomed me with a storm. I arrived on the 29th of June, and our hotel lost power as a result of the storm. It’s also really, really hot here, and I’m not used to walking everywhere so I am still adjusting. However, I love DC so far apart from the weather.   Unfortunately I haven’t done very many touristy things. On the fourth we went to the Mall to see the concert and the fireworks. I was a little disappointed because I was expecting everyone to be dressed a little more patriotically, since DC is our nation’s capitol. There were some people sporting our colors, but I was expecting everyone to be more fashionable and creative.

This past weekend I went to Georgetown with my housemates. There were lots of sales. We saw Georgetown Cupcake, but of course there was a really long line, and it was too hot to wait. Instead, we went to Baked & Wired, which is rumored to have amazing coffee. I ordered the Dirrty Chai cupcake, and it was delicious!  I also discovered that they have free yoga at Lululemon in Georgetown on Sundays at noon, so some of my roommates and I trekked back to Georgetown for yoga on Sunday.

Fortunately, it cooled down this week, and DC got a bit of rain. As much as rain is not my thing, in this heat it is definitely bearable so if you’re looking for a fashionable umbrella for any upcoming rainy DC days, check out Sterling & Burke LTD in DC for handmade umbrellas from London.

photo courtesy of Sterling & Burke LTD

Although  beware they are really pricey. If you need some rain boots Urban Outfitters in Chinatown had a really cute pair that zips up.

photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters


Kayla is a senior attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She spent the last year exploring Aix-en-Provence, France and studying at a French university. Now she is here to explore her country’s capital. As a contributor for All Things Fashion DC she will write about her experiences in Washington DC.