Buffalo Exchange Celebrates 40 years!

buff 5As an UnderEmployed Fashionista one might say I’m a savvy thrifting shopper. One of my favorite spots is Buffalo Exchange, particularly the one in Georgetown. So when the manager told me about their 40th anniversary party and sale I knew I HAD to be there! I mean, I try to get there on a weekly basis (I’m waiting for someone with size 6.5 feet to just purge their shoe closet), but this was going to be bigger and better.

Saturday morning came and an excited me and not-as-enthralled Z drove into Georgetown ready to see an airstream and some killer vintage pieces. While the bustling city proved to be too busy for a silver bus, the event carried on inside with face painting, amazing deals, free swag, and some seriously buzzing shoppers and associates. Due to it being their anniversary, they brought in some classic Arizona and vintage pieces from boots and satchels to shimmery sequined dresses and accessories. I found some amazing pieces (as always), but unfortunately no shoes (as always), but even the man got some great things.
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I took home some limited edition reusable bags, tee shirts, stickers, pens, pins, and temporary tattoos, as well as a copy of their most recent lookbook (LOVE the boho southern inspirations for summer). Donations at the event went towards Yellowstone National Park, and with my BF’s love of all things buffalo, it’s safe to say he’s pleased with the logo’d swag. All this to celebrate 40 amazing years of fabulous thrifting? HELL YES! While most of the southern tour dates are finished, the tour itself isn’t quite done. Be sure to check here to see if the silver airstream party is coming to you soon! And follow the adventures on the interwebs with #Bufex74 !

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Upcoming DC Event: The Business of Blogging

Hello my loyal, lovely followers! Anyone in the DMV area looking to get into blogging or business ownership? Or looking to take your blogging to the next level?

Later this month I will be a panelist at the Flex Office Space Business of Blogging Happy Hour! It’s  a FREE event, put on by the business savvy folks of the creative flexible office location.

Want to come join me! Click the image and RSVP on EventBrite! Can’t wait! Hope to see some of you there!

I Just Want the Simple Things

I don’t want a model
I don’t want a movie star
You don’t have to win the lotto
I want you to win my heart


Some people don’t know this, but there are lazy days for fashion bloggers. Days you’d rather be comfortable than ultra chic. Jeans and cozy cardigan days. And on those days, there are sneaker wedges. Yes, I’m still a fan of this trend. A dash of sporty and the feel of a heel are perfect for the edgy lady that I am. As for the tonal reds and neutrals; reds are still a very new thing for me, as an ex-redhead. But the mild peplum and the coziest of wool have been some great additions to my wardrobe. Outfits like this are perfect for lounging, enjoying sips and snacks, sunshine. Speaking of food; I’m a major foodie. You’d know this if you’re following me on InstaGram! I love cooking for my boyfriend and friends, indulging in some cheeseplates, or fancy risotto. I love using quality ingredients, whether that be fresh cheese from Union Market, veggies from the farmer’s market, or Black Truffles from Fine Food Specialist.  YUM. Do you like have casual days with fancy food?
Banana Republic top
LOFT Cardigan
Vintage elephant necklace
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
BDG Sneaker Wedges from Urban Outfitters

Just be a tough act to follow
You know, a free spirit, with a wild heart

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InstaMarch

Remember when month seemed to fly by in a flash? March was not one of those months; so much happened, it feels like THREE months rolled into one! I started a new job, spent some quality time with the man (as always), started planning some big thing for the future (nothing crazy, but exciting none the less), and ofcourse…ventured to Mexico!

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#QSSenMexico Part 2

Alright guys, I know you’re already feeling jealous of my recent Mexican excursion; but are you ready for the second installment of my photo diary!??

too bad if you’re not, it’s here!

Anthropological Museum:

Pyramids of Teotihuacan:

Yes, we climbed all those big pyramids. It was hot, our FitBit said we’d climbed 68 flights of stairs and over 20,000 steps, all before 1pm. Needless to say, my legs have only just begun to stop hurting.

Other random snaps:

Okay, so this last image. This whole trip was Z and I’s anniversary trip. Once we booked the flight and AirBnB, we made reservations at Pujol, the #1 restaurant in the entire country of Mexico; in the top 5 of the WORLD. As a {mostly} vegan I was nervous, but the staff put together a 100% vegan menu, equaling and altering minute details in each of their 9 courses. This photo is from my favorite course (just one); an avocado and chia mini “pie”, spicy crispy kale, a mini tostada topped with guacamole, and a (very swanky) version of street corn. They were exceeptionally accomodating, supplied us with a bi-lingual waitress (more rare than you would think) and allowed us to taste numerous Mezcal’s to find one we liked. The whole experience and meal was amazing, and all I can say is if you decide to head to Mexico City, stay at the Best House and eat at Pujol.

Alright, that’s it! Thanks for following along with me as I share my wanderlusting adventures!

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#QSSenMexico Part 1

I’ve landed; my grounded feet back on US soil. Freezing, snowy soil that is. Already missing the comforting blanket of 85 degree temps and sunshine and palm trees that lined the streets of Mexico City (or DF as the locals know it).

I miss endless tacos, daily Mezcal tastings, Mezcal shoots followed by spice-rimmed orange juice, sun, mezcal, sun….did I mention I miss the warmth of the sun and tasty Mezcal? I mean, good thing we brought 5 bottles of the booze back with us (sorry folks,  the sunshine was harder to pass through customs)

Here’s a few snaps from the first half of my trip!
Do I even have to disclose that it was amazing?


La Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo’s House and Museum):

Centro Historico (& City Lunch):






Chapultepec Park & Zoo:


Clothes worn:
H&M Tunic
Leather-look leggings c/o PersunMall (here)
Ella Moss Maxi dress
H&M Hat
H&M Safari dress (now available on PersunMall here)
cutout booties via ShopCalico

Stay tuned for part two!

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Recent Features

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted where I’ve been featured lately, probably because I wasn’t getting many features. Lately, though, QSS has been booming and I couldn’t be more ecstatic and excited! And with more to come, I hope to continue to aspire to inspire!

In order of most recent, be sure to click through for the original posts!

District Style: Style Setter of the Week

Refinery 29: Seasonal Style

LittleBittyCityOne’s #WCW

KoGod Marketing Conference at American University

Again, I’m so honored by all of these experiences! Be sure to be following me to keep up with all my postings, features, and adventures!

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