Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

I sneaked this outfit on my instagram multiple times. Beige meets blue, summer meets fall. And who doesn’t love a long cardigan, a hat, and booties? I wore the same blue dress in this post when it was SO piping hot out.

But in true Roxanne fashion, that’s all I’m going to say about my outfit. Instead, let’s gripe about tourists since they are pretty much gone for the summer.

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

JUSTFAB TARYNN BOOTIES c/o | SIMILAR SHIFT DRESS (on sale!)(mine was originally from Francesca’s) | DUSTER CARDI, ALSO HERE | SIMILAR HAT | LIPS | SIMILAR NECKLACE | FAUX LEATHER DRAWSTRING TOTE | SMALL NECKLACE my grandmother’s vintage

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

Blue Shift Re-styled for Fall & A Note on Tourists

OUTFIT DETAILS:

JUSTFAB TARYNN BOOTIES c/o | SIMILAR SHIFT DRESS (on sale!)(mine was originally from Francesca’s) | DUSTER CARDI, ALSO HERE | SIMILAR HAT | LIPS | SIMILAR NECKLACE | FAUX LEATHER DRAWSTRING TOTE | SMALL NECKLACE my grandmother’s vintage

Now that the fall has hit, tourist season has slowed down significantly. In the summer, DC floods with tourists who don’t know the rules. Sometimes it is entertaining and sometimes it is downright ridiculous. I know tourists are here to have a good time and enjoy our nation’s capital, but I’m going to poke some fun. So please put on your sense of humor cap!

Part of it is my own fault. For instance, I will decide to go on a run to the Washington Monument. Running down 15th street past the White House is like a game of Plinko as I’m trying to dodge a tourist every 3 feet. I practically bounce off small children who are wandering around. Not really, but almost.

I like sitting on the metro and trying to determine who is a tourist and who is not. Who is showing their family around, new to the city, veterans, idiots who don’t give up their seats to old people and small children.  If you’re staring at me on the metro, then that’s a dead giveaway.

We all encounter the left-side escalator standers. Stand on the right, walk on the left. And the non-handy metro card swipers.

Linking arms and walking really slowly 4-wide on the sidewalk. No. Georgetown – I’m looking at you.

How about the middle school trips!? I could probably write an entire post about that. It is particularly alarming when you go to Pentagon City mall to shop and you are greeted by HOARDS of teenagers. They should just rename it Pentagon Middle School.

I once heard a kid point to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and yell “Is THAT the White House?!” No, sir. It is not. But it is pretty grand. He was like, 13.

You obviously got that neon-colored sweatshirt at one of the trucks that also sells bags with the President and First Lady’s face on them, hot dogs, snowglobes, and ice cream.

Some tourists like to take a photo for longer than 20 seconds in front of a crowded monument. You have four seconds to take your photo. Otherwise I’ll be in it.

Finally, I’ll be running and a tourist will stop me to take a photo. I’M RUNNING. You’re a jerk. I get that I look safe because I have no personal belongings on me and I live here so I probably know the best angles. But I promise no other tourist will steal your camera.

You catch my drift. I’m just grumpy sometimes, but in truth I love you, tourists. In all your neon-shirt, sensible-shoed, fanny-packed glory. DC wouldn’t be the same without you. Just…stay out of my way. Just kidding. But seriously.

–Roxanne

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  4. Love your look! The blue dress is so cute!

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  5. Dor Raha says:

    Hah! Tourists struggle with the metro ticket machines as though the machines are supercomputers. And they always rush straight onto the train when the doors open and run directly into the people coming out 😛

  6. Grace says:

    Hahaha, Roxanne. The mall, Georgetown, Pentagon City mall?? You’re practically begging for it!

  7. Susan Rahamim says:

    LOL… funny post! I’m sure I’m that person when I visit. But I love to visit DC aaand buy the neon sweatshirts! Gorgeous outfit, love the baby blue and tan together!

  8. Rachel Garay says:

    Cute and witty post. I have only been to our nations capital once and remembered it was A LOT of walking. Thanks for sharing your point of view as a resident there. Lovely outift by the way! Also I saw your question about the LipSense and the matte in this post: http://www.garaytreasures.com/announcing-and-link-up/ and while LipSense has matte colors the glossy gloss is highly recommended to wear over top the matte to exfoliate and keep the lips moist. The shimmer in the gloss goes away after 20 minutes or more leaving a matte look anyway. Mattes in general (no matter the brand) can dry out or hurt the lips over a period of time. LipSense of course has matte glosses (out of stock currently) but these are also not that good with moisturizing, like the glossy gloss. I hope that answers your question. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or want to see colors. rachel.garay@me.com

  9. Moriah says:

    Ha! I remember my middle school trip to DC!

    This sounds a lot like how I feel when I make the mistake of taking Broadway to get downtown, and for 5 blocks on either side of Times Square I inevitably find myself inundated with hoards of tourists walking in the bike lane and in the streets and crossing the street without looking — I practically bounce around off of them too. I’ve definitely hollered at a few for the sake of their own safety!