Old Town, Alexandria

This weekend I went to visit my friend MRB in Arlington, VA.  She and I were Resident Advisors (RAs) together during my second year of college.  That was the toughest year of my life thus far, and MRB, was one of the friends that really helped me through it.  It's always so special to see her!

We headed straight to dinner when I got there!  Knowing my love of barbecue, MRB thought Rocklands would be a good choice.

The atmosphere and decor was incredible!

My meal-- Chopped Pork Sandwich, Mac-N-Cheese, and Fries
The barbecue sauce was mild and sweet

After dinner we got ready for a night out on the town!

MRB and Allie

We spent most of the evening at Black Finn.  As we were closing our tab, I jokingly suggested that the bartender give us one more round for free as a St. Patrick's day present-- I was shocked when he agreed!  Our drink of the night was one of my favorites, a Dirty Shirley Temple.

Saturday we spent the day shopping in Old Town, Alexandria.  This charming area is filled with historic homes, great restaurants, and cute shops!

Our first stop was at Treat.  They had lots of cute clothes at very reasonable prices and I LOVED their jewelry selection.

Some of the jewelry they had to offer

They also had a nice selection of designer jeans.

MRB got this fun top (that is the back-- don't you just love those buttons?)!

We then decided to check out the Gap Outlet.  I don't usually have a lot of luck at Gap, but was pleasantly surprised this time!

I liked the cardigan so much I took the one I had on off, and switched into the new one!

I'm hoping to channel Audrey Hepburn by pairing my Black Patent Revas with the new black Gap skinny jeans.

After that we checked out Diva a really cute consignment shop.

I got a kick out of this pink phone that was on display upstairs.

I ADORED this CK Bradley tunic, but sadly it did not fit.

We headed over to Mint Condition, another upscale consignment shop, next.  MRB bought a beautiful yellow and white dress for an upcoming wedding and I purchased a J. Crew skirt with its original tags still on it!

These Revas were a steal for $48, however they were not my size.

To end the day, MRB treated me to a cupcake at Lavender Moon Cupcakery.

I selected a devil's food cupcake with peanut butter icing dipped in chocolate ganache.

All in all, the day was a great success!

Allie and MRB

Do you have any favorite stops in Old Town?

Before heading back to Cville, I stopped to visit my aunt in Woodbridge, VA.  She always spoils me!  I had a delicious home-cooked meal (baked mac-n-cheese was on the menu, just for me) and also came home with some new cookbooks, a Kristin Hannah book to read, and a bottle of Captain Morgan Lime Bite to try!

The drive back was BEAUTIFUL!  Lots of farmland and rolling hills!

I even stopped at one point to snap a pic--see what I mean?

It was a wonderful weekend filled with people I love!