I took these pictures some time last week in the morning before dropping off my husband to work. We saw a nice little alley to shoot so we parked in front of a house next to the alley way. We knew it wasn't going to take that long so we even left the car running to keep the car warm. A man emerged from the house, came out and stared at our car and went back in his house. I wasn't sure what that was about because we weren't blocking his drive way. After we got a few shots in he came to the alley and showed us a parking decal and told us (in a condescending way) we couldn't park in front of his house unless we had a "zone 1" decal that allows us to park in front of his house (zone 1). We cut the shoot short and left. This made me think to myself all the minor different things I've learned while living in another state.
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Coat: Charlotte Russe | Scarf: Charlotte Russe | Bag: JustFab | Boots: Target | Jeans: Forever21
This story brings me to today's post. I'm sharing with you guys 6 things I've learned so far about living in DC. I been down here for 2 months and I've encounter so many little things, so here goes.
6 Things I've learned After Moving to DC
1- The majority of areas (mostly residential areas) are divided by zone numbers and you need some kind of decal to be able to park in that zone. Like what? This feels very much like the Hunger Games.
2- There's not many pizza shops! (At least in my area). I'm so used to seeing a pizza shop in every corner like NY and when we do find a good pizza shop after we made finding a slice and adventure, the slices are not as thick. Like who wants to eat a skinny slice?! Give me the dough!!!
3- Graphic Tees? My husband loves wearing graphic tees (mostly inappropriate funny ones). Every time he wears one and we go somewhere he gets a compliment on it, but it's a bit more like DC has never seen graphic tees before because his tee gets complimented about 5 times in a one block radius. I think it's the funniest thing.
4- Work hard, brunch harder. That's the motto! Brunching is super serious down here. There's a million and one nice brunch places to eat. There's also so many different cuisines and great food options.
5- Starbucks > everything else. I've never seen so many Starbucks back to back and I thought NY had the most Starbucks within a small radius. You'll find about 5 Starbucks literally within two blocks. Also brings me to the lack of Dunkin Donuts. I like Starbucks but I'm more of a DD lover. So I'm slowly becoming a Starbucks gold member because driving 20 minutes to my nearest DD is crazy when I have 5 Starbucks to choose from in one block!
6- Let's talk public transportation. It's taking me a while to call it "the Metro" and not "the subway. The trains are nowhere near as crowded as NY and we have yet to encounter train performers. Also the platform has no overhead signs telling you if you're going uptown or downtown. How do you know where you're going? If you speak Metro conductor language you know you've made it in DC. This is what the conductor announcing the next stop sounds to me: " *#&&d stop is @*$djhgeu". Is that even English?!
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