• Leather Sneaker Style at the DC Cherry Blossoms

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    Everlane box-cut tee xxs (similar in pink), Express moto jacket xxs (sleeves shortened), M.Gemi sneakers 5 c/o (my review & coupon code), Tasha headband (similar), Uniqlo skirt (old; similar look)

    I’m working on a full post recapping our Washington D.C. visit, but here’s a few favorite photos from the trip! We got lucky and timed our visit just right with cherry blossom peak bloom days. Walking around the Tidal Basin reservoir under sweeping branches dripping with blossoms was magical, especially with historic national monuments peeking through. It got super crowded there during the day, but our hotel was just a 10 minute walk away, so it was easy to stroll over during more peaceful morning hours!

    This is an outfit thrown together out of practicality, since we had several miles of walking on the agenda each day. I typically would not reach for sneakers with a midi skirt, but ended up loving the look as something different from my usual! I wore a nursing tank top underneath, and knotted a tee shirt over it to “dress down” my pleated skirt. See below for some more affordable alternatives to my woven sneakers that range from $60 to $140 (most start in sz 5):

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    This Express faux leather moto jacket was the perfect topper for carrying through a casual chic vibe from the platform sneakers. I’ve been wearing it on repeat, so keep an eye out for more photos coming soon! I absolutely love the fit of this jacket, everywhere except for sleeve length. It’s a slim, shrunken fit style and hits me at a great spot by my waist. I have the excess sleeve length folded under in these photos, and will have my tailor shorten them my next visit. I also tried on the black color in this jacket which is a classic, while the light gray is more soft and feminine.

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    A little backstory on this beautiful scene ~ In 1910, Japan sent the United States a gift of 2,000 cherry blossom trees. But upon arrival, it was discovered that the trees had an insect infestation and all had to be burned! Two years later, Japan gifted another 3,000 trees, many of which were planted around the D.C. Tidal Basin and bloom for the annual cherry blossom festival there today.

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    16 thoughts on “Leather Sneaker Style at the DC Cherry Blossoms

    • Reply Janine April 14, 2019 at 5:52 am

      Oh wow those cherry blossoms are absolutely gorgeous! I didn’t even know there were cherry blossoms anywhere outside of Japan to be honest 🙂
      Love this outfit, fits the scene perfectly – and I adore your bag!
      xx Janine

    • Reply Cheryl V April 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

      Love this! Can you please do a tutorial on how you knot your shirts?

    • Reply Amanda Kong April 14, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Love your outfit: light and causal but still nicely put together in pale pink and white with subtle details. It’s like you’re a cherry blossom 🙂

      Glad to hear you all had a wonderful time – look forward to more posts in DC!

    • Reply Amanda Kong April 14, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Love your outfit: light and causal but still nicely put together in pale pink and white with subtle details. It’s like you’re a cherry blossom 🙂

      Glad to hear you all had a wonderful time – look forward to the full details of your visit to DC!

    • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia April 14, 2019 at 11:57 am

      These cherry blossoms photos are absolutely so delightful and pretty.

    • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Wowww, love the photos! I’m so jealous of you, Jean. Wish I could see cherry blossoms here in Hong Kong! Most of us here have to travel to Korea or Japan to see them! 🙂

    • Reply Elizabeth T. April 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Such beautiful blooms <3 🙂 I really want to visit DC one day to see the pretty cherry blossoms!

    • Reply Serenity April 14, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Jean!

      Do you have tips on how to knot a t shirt so it doesn’t fall out during the day especially when carrying babies/toddlers against you? Thanks!

    • Reply Maureen April 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      This outfit screams chic and cute! I recently bought a pleated skirt and this is how I intend to wear it! I love cherry blossoms. They are so beautiful! I will add DC to my list to see these gorgeous blooms.

    • Reply Petiteish April 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Love the photo of the three of you. Gorgeous family photo!

    • Reply Christina April 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      I love the look of sneaks w midi skirt and you showed how petites can pull the look off, too!

    • Reply Valeri Pighini April 15, 2019 at 1:21 am

      I LOVE Nori’s sweater.

    • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses April 15, 2019 at 4:11 am

      So many beautiful photos Jean! Those cherry blossoms look absolutely stunning!

      I hope you have a great Monday,
      Michael

    • Reply Raven April 16, 2019 at 12:05 am

      Could we (meaning you) talk about hairstyling with headbands? I love this look, and ordered a couple of the Nordstrom headbands to try. When I’ve tried headbands in the past, I feel like I can’t get the placement or my hair quite right. Your’s look so easy, effortless, and stylish!

    • Reply Jae April 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Love this casual look on you! Your baby girl is so cute! Skirt with sneakers is my favorite look to wear during Spring!
      Jae

    • Reply Jenny Yang April 16, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      These photos turned out sooo amazing!! I want to plan a trip to DC to see the blossoms and can’t wait for them to fully blossom here in nyc! And soo obsessed with that pleated skirt you’re wearing!
      xx jen

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