DC Style File: 06.02.10


So, I got this new dress in the mail right before we left for DC and I knew it would be the perfect memorial day weekend dress to wear. I love the pattern in it and the tie shoulder details. I also love the length of it. Sometime I have a hard time finding dresses that arent to short now a day and this dress is just great for taller girls like me. Did you know Modcloth has a section now for longer length dresses? It’s awesome!

I wore this dress on Sunday after we finished at the pool. We went out for a nice lunch and then headed over to the zoo. I loved pairing this large sun hat with the dress. I felt quite glamorous for being so comfy and cool. I think the little owl at the zoo liked my hat as well because he would not stop looking at me. Out of the many people standing in front of his exhibit kev and me watched him watch me like a hawk (or maybe an owl I should say). No matter where I moved or how fast his little head would follow me around. It was cracking me up. Even if I went out of sight and them came back he would instantly pick me up and follow me. It was crazy. I am including a picture of the red panda too- which I think is one of my new favorite animals. So cute!


High Tech-Style Dress: c/o Mocloth
Sun Hat: c/o Pac Sun via Spring Break Crew
Bracelet: Forever 21
Flats: Target

  1. I love the dress. I want one for myself! I am 5’10 and it seems like most dresses I like right now barely cover my business, so I can relate. I am going to check into that longer length section.

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE red pandas!!! the syracuse zoo has them and we spend a ridiculous amount of time watching them every time we go.

    awesome to know about the longer length dresses on modcloth…being 5’11” i often find that the waists of a lot of dresses don’t hit me at the right place, you know (let alone that many are dangerously too short!!!)?

  3. You look beautiful – love that dress on you!!


  4. That dress looks so pretty on you, I got one with similar colors from ModCloth and just couldn’t pull it off but I think your dark hair works really well with the bold colors. You’re making me reminisce about last summer’s DC trip! It’s so pretty threr! and that owl is cute!

  5. love that dress! It looks great styled with the hat- def. perfect for a Memorial Day weekend!! Also, the photo of that little owl is pretty amazing.

  6. you look absolutely gorgeous!!!! love the dress and the hat and the lighting in your photos.

  7. ha! That owl is too cute! I love the pixelated pattern on the dress! Good to know about Modcloth, I often ordered up a size to have the length more appropriate for working at a school!

  8. I love that dress with the hat. Perfect pairing.

  9. You do look so glamorous in this outfit!! you do an amazing jod with the maternity clothes!

  10. Erika •

    Satya likes the red panda, I like your dress.

  11. You look so gorgeous Jen. I can see why that little owl couldn’t keep its eyes off of you!!!

    I saw a red panda at the Detroit zoo, too.

    Lulu Letty

  12. Great pics…you are right in my neighborhood and it is gorgeous…I love it here. Your pink tunnel scarf was there during Snowmageddon sledding at Rock Creek behind the Omni…I got a lot of use out of it this winter but I like Rock Creek better when it is wearing green!

  13. Fantastic hat and super cute dress! Love, love, love!

  14. Tina B •

    Love the colors in that dress! So summery! And the hat is perfect with it! You look beautiful!

  15. I love this wide brim hat with the dress. I want to get one to wear all the time because they do look so chic!

  16. You look great! I’ve been looking for a big floppy summer hat recently.
    Sorry the zoo was such a bust! Glad you liked DC otherwise and had a good time. It’s such a clean city, isn’t it.
    Hopefully it wasn’t too hot for you, summer heat in DC is the worst!

  17. Jenni •

    I’ve been thinking a lot about you guys!!! YOU LOOK AWESOME!!! I hope you are feeling as good a you look! I Love you!!!


  18. that dress is so pretty on you! i love the colors. and these photos are gorgeous. i’m really excited to hear about modcloth’s section for longer-length dresses! i have some trouble with that at times too. i’ll have to check it out. ~joelle

  19. the pattern on this dress is lovely

  20. Just read your DC post! I love Tryst, seriously the best mochas ever and those adorable little animal crackers they give you…aww! And Busboys & Poets is so fun, what a great atmosphere. I love the American History Museum as well, particularly the Julia Child kitchen haha. And yes, I agree the zoo is pretty awful. At least its free, but the layout is terrible- you walk all the way down to walk all the way back up at the end and the animals are quite sparse ugg. Still glad you guys had a great time

  21. Hehe, that owl is cute! I love the print of your dress, it’s so fun!

  22. simply stunning!!

  23. Haha the owl! Obviously you were looking pretty stunning!

  24. found you on weardrobe.com.. htbui.blogspot.com “favorite wedges” if you love my shoes please feel free to “heart” me for weardrobes shoe contest!! thank you! =) btw love love the hat!

  25. You look absolutely beautiful in these, Jen. Probably one of my favorite pregnancy looks so far!

  26. That hat looks so good on you. We have red pandas at our Antwerp zoo too, they’re fun.

  27. What a beautiful look!! I absolutely love all the colors and the patterns in the dress, and it looks gorgeous with that hat!


  28. You look so pretty … love your blog……


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