I teamed up with one of my college besties/roommate's boyfriend to SURPRISE her with a birthday weekend with me in D.C. It was SO fun! (Watch the video below to hear the LAME lie I made up on the spot when I told her she was coming here, like, 5 hours before her flight!)
We made this vlog for you to see the FUN of winter in this city, how ridiculously goofy we are, and the power of girlfriends in your life. (Did you know that if you stay friends for 7 years, you'll be freinds for life?!) Or you can watch this vlog to see me almost fall on my face while ice skating in from of the National Archives (AKA - where the Declaration of Independence lives!). Enjoy!
SHOP MY LOOK
- Backpack/Camera Bag: http://bit.ly/2Cip3de
- My Vlogging Camera: https://rstyle.me/n/cwwhi6cegdp
- Faux Fur Scarf: https://rstyle.me/n/cwt3yacegdp
- Faux Fur Headphone Ear Muffs: https://rstyle.me/n/cwt3yucegdp
- Blue Beret: https://rstyle.me/~agioW
- Destiny's Earrings from my company: http://bit.ly/2iUi1PJ
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LIST OF PLACES WE WENT IN D.C.:
- Two Birds, One Stone
- Ted's Bulletin
- Founding Farmers
- Medium Rare
- Boulangerie Christophe
- The National Mall
- The National Archives (Declaration of Independence)
- The National Sculpture Garden + Ice Rink
- The Washington Monument
- The Lincoln Memorial
Photos by Corbin LeGrand
Most of the life lessons I’ve gained, I didn’t ask to learn. Today, I do a lot of things afraid, alone and with little direction for the future. As negative as that sounds, it looks a lot like this video! I documented my first month living in D.C., and I’m so excited to share it with you! Along with sharing this beautiful city and the journey of how I made a new place my home, I open up about living alone and taking on adventures solo. During my second week in D.C., I was driving home discouraged when this song came on the radio and the Washington Monument rose over the horizon. And I was swept away in how much good there is, regardless of if we asked for it, if it’s easy, or if it’s safe — it’s SO GOOD. Check out this
This week was pivotal for me, a crucial turn in the story.
I had the honor and privilege to meet with five congressmen and their staff on Capitol Hill as I defended the rights of companies like Trades of Hope and the rights of women who join them to earn a flexible, fun income! In every meeting, I found my self in an out of body experience, watching myself discussing issues so close to my heart with our country's law makers. With each persuasive word from my mouth, I felt pieces of myself falling into place. Founding Trades of Hope was the best gift and caused me to grow up quickly, leading me to feel out of place at times. But moving to D.C. has felt like filling an Elisabeth-shaped hole in the world that has been waiting for me my whole life.
Watch this fun recap video to learn more!
My goals were threefold:
1. Show my support for HR 3409, a bill to end pyramid schemes to protect the work of ethical companies like Trades of Hope.
2. Protect the rights of women who join these companies as independent contractors, so they can keep being their own bosses!
3. Share with congressmen how direct sales is a beautiful opportunity for Americans to easily be entrepreneurs and for our economy to thrive!
Thank you to everyone who has been so thoughtful and supportive as I moved to D.C. and have been able to have unbelievable, new experiences!
This event was organized by the Direct Selling Association (DSA). #DSAhillday2017
With relentless ambition + passion I live intentionally to take my dreams from plans to reality + empower other women to do the same. I'm a Trades of Hope founder, public speaker, and designer living in Washington, D.C. When I'm not following fashion trends, catching airplanes, or playing with my redhead pup, I'm offering up fashion shortcuts, life lessons I'm learning, and free wallpapers to remind you of how much you've got this.