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Black and White in Annapolis

Black and white for summer

There’s definitely truth behind the idea that people are often happier by the water. Having grown up in landlocked Dallas, I didn’t really realize or appreciate the truth behind this statement. Everyone who says that was really onto something…

Black and white for summer

If you follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (mons3), you probably saw that Katie and I spent Friday night in Annapolis. We left work a little early and despite being stuck in beach-bound traffic, checked into the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel before dinnertime. Let me tell you–it was the best 21 hour mini-vacation ever.

We were back in DC by 4:30 on Saturday, had some downtime, and spent the evening celebrating Lauren’s birthday at Barcelona. I’ll be talking about what all we did in Annapolis later this week, but for now, wanted to share a little peek + my favorite summer sandals!

Annapolis, MD

Persifor Clutch

We snapped these photos Saturday morning after breakfast by the water. The weather was perfect–warm, sunny, and breezy. The cobblestone and brick streets are one of my favorite parts of this cute town, and the downtown area is filled with a mix of local and chain businesses including restaurants, shops, ice cream stores (!!!), and more. Both the Naval Academy and the state capitol are also just a short walk away.

M.Gemi Attorno Sandals

About this outfit: These shoes are my latest obsession. They’re what make this otherwise casual outfit a dressier one and go with everything. You’ve heard me rave about M.Gemi before, and these sandals prove why. They’re so comfy (we’re talking one wear to break in) and naturally are incredibly well-made. While on the pricier side, they are a great investment them if you’re looking for a timeless, versatile pair of sandals you can wear both to the office and off the clock, and with dresses, shorts, jeans, rompers, and skirts alike. No joke, I wore them to work 3x last week.

Don’t forget: Use code dutia413 for $40 off your first M.Gemi purchase!

Black and white for summer

Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings

IN THIS POST:

Banana Republic Top (old; similar here and below)
J.Crew Shorts
M.Gemi Sandals (c/o; $40 off your first order with code dutia413)
Loren Hope Cuff
Lisi Lerch Earrings
Persifor Clutch
Neutrogena Revitalizing Tinted Lip Balm
Zoya Nail Polish in ‘Dixie’ (c/o)

M.Gemi Attorno Sandals

Outfit photos by Katie Urban

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4 Comments

  1. OH man, I need these sandals! Love them!!!

    Published 6.20.16
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    • Monica wrote:

      They are the best!!

      Published 6.26.16
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  2. Andréa wrote:

    love m.gemi! i haven’t yet pulled the trigger on a pair of their heels but i have been eyeing so many of their style – love these

    -Andréa

    A.Viza Style

    Published 6.20.16
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    • Monica wrote:

      They’re completely worth the price and are so comfortable. Hope you get a pair soon!

      Published 6.26.16
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