So one of my current obsessions is a two year old… a two year old named Violet Boutique!! (Located in Adams Morgan). It is different from the stereotype I feel most people have about boutiques. Where many are overpriced and obscure, Violet boutique is unique and worth it’s moderate prices!! While I know some of the names I’ve found there and haven’t recognized many others, I leave every time I visit knowing two things, that I’ve gotten a quality piece and that I run only a small (like minutely small that only exists because I go to events with fashion bloggers who are in the know and shop at Violet Boutitque lol) risk of having an “omg she’s wearing my dress” moment. That cannot be beat!
When I first arrived, the first thing I spotted was this lovely spread…
Grilled cheese, crab stuffed tomatoes (that were AMAZING!!! new mission*find the recipe), macaroni and cheese and other deliciousness!!!
I arrived a little early so I had to wait on the food so I went to another love of mine, SHOPPING!!! The good thing I have discovered about arriving early to things is that you get first dibs on all the great stuff. Like a fabulous dress (to be featured in an upcoming post) that is a head turner and can be styled for every season and that was also the last one available and I guarded it with my life along with this…
OBSESSED!!! This bag and I are currently engaged in an INTENSE love affair and are deep in the honeymoon phase. First of all it is two bags in one. The inner bag keeps everything organized and also has a strap and can be used independently as a small cross-body The large outer bag has an AMAZING chain link strap that goes perfectly with the purse in all occasions. But enough of my infomercial cause
he it’s mine and we are never breaking up!!
But I digress…
Another highlight of the evening is the owner, Julie Egermayer, who is one of the nicest people I’ve met, very welcoming and sweet with a hint of quiet reserve. Julie and her staff are great at what they do and whenever I come shopping solo I don’t feel alone because they are like having your girlfriends there. I’ve never felt lied to for a sale and I always get just the right amount of help, there when I need them but not annoying me following two steps behind. Hopefully they all felt the pat on their backs reading this which leads me to another point I must highlight of the night, Julie’s back!!
The back of that dress, much like the front, is stunning and stylish and it seems to fit Julie’s personality to a tee! She looked really great and was glowing with joy to celebrate 2 years!!! I personally hope it continues to be there for many more!
Since I already had my items on hold, I could relax during the buying frenzy lol…I instead discovered my final obsession of the evening, the two year commemorative cookie from Uncle Chips which I discovered today has a store now?!? I will soon be making a visit to 1514 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 sometime between 10 AM – 8 PM Mon – Fri or similar hours during the weekends. Luckily it is not to far from where I live and I’m overdue for some exploring!!