A Sea of Pink: Cherry Blossom Festival

It has been a while since my last blog post which was all about styling spring pastels. Since that articles I have been to Hawaii and back! Casual, haha. It was a once in a lifetime experience that was simply put amazing. Anyway, I don’t want to ramble on too long about that since I want to save it for a more extensive post all about Hawaii with some video clips I shot! I just wanted to say that I am back at it with more exciting posts coming your way.

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After I came back from Hawaii, I was able to spend a few days in the D.C. area at one of my favorite times of the year, Spring! I personally think visiting D.C. in the spring is the best time to go, its not too hot, not too cold, and all PINK! Yes, it is cherry blossom season.

DSC00648I obviously went to the Tidal Basin and walked around to the Jefferson Memorial to look at all the beautiful pink cherry blossoms at the Cherry Blossom Festival. For those that don’t know the Cherry Blossom Festival is a festival celebrating not only spring, but the friendship between Japan and United States. 3,000 cherry trees were gifted to D.C. in 1912 and you can find the pretty pink trees around the Tidal Basin in the heart of D.C. just past the Mall and sprinkled around the Washington Monument.DSC00650 (2)DSC00763 (2)This year I was able to experience the Cherry Blossom Festival with my boyfriend. We had a lovely walk around to the Jefferson Memorial and then around to the Washington Monument. Most of the flowers had not bloomed yet so all the tourists were gathered around the 5 or so trees that had blossomed taking photos like mad people, haha. We also saw the end of the Blossom Kite Festival where people were flying kites all shapes and sizes. We even saw an astronaut that was getting some serious air. Overall, we had a fantastic day and took lots of pictures and acted like tourists, obviously.

 

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So, if you are in the D.C. area this weekend or the following weekend, I would 100% recommend that you take a walk the sea of pink. Especially because the blooms have reached their peak as of yesterday so you will be able to find the perfect tree for your spring selfie!

If you are not in the area, but also want to take part in the cherry blossom festivities, I have gathered together a few cherry blossom inspired items for your spring wardrobe! I myself was inspired by the cherry blossoms that day and chose to wear my $3 blossom sweater!

$43 red floral tie front split sleeve bodysuit (Missguided)
$68 pink floral cold shoulder jumpsuit (Missguided)
Red shirt
$32 ASOS Ruffle Smock Blouse In Red Floral (Asos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

green dress
$50 HERON PRINT DRESS (Zara)
Tshirt
$35 Orient Express Collection (SReeve.com)
Grey dress
$32 New Look Premium Floral Mesh Bardot Skater Dress (Asos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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