How I Aced a Test, but Failed at Learning

Midterms: Collectively they make up two to three weeks of hell-on-earth along with a fair portion of one’s final grade (upwards of 40% in some classes).  Screw up on one, and you’ll find yourself taking the course again… Yesterday, those three weeks of hell came to a close at around
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Dumbarton Oaks

Having a parent come to town is always awesome – it means you’re going to eat well, probably get some new clothes, and can write off classwork to do cool things without feeling completely guilty. I had heard of Dumbarton Oaks before, but really didn’t know anything about it.  Believe it
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Proper Profiles: Tom N.

Tom N.: He works for Michael Bastian, is starting his own shirting line, and runs one of the very few Preppy tumblr accounts (no Vineyard Vines, no Kate Spade, no crap).  I’ve been following Tom for awhile, but it was SJB who recommended the he be featured as a profile  To quote her
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October Playlist

#1 DON’T WORRY  ::  Ray Dalton #2 LET’S GET SLOW  ::  Airplane #3 JEALOUS  ::  Labyrinth #4 CLAP YOUR HANDS  ::  Whilk & Misky #5 WHENEVER  ::  James Curd #6 CRAZY  ::  Thief #7 VENICE  ::  The Lighthouse #8 PUMPIN BLOOD  ::  NONONO #9 HYMNALS  ::  Grizfolk #10 GOOD FOR
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A Collar A Day Keeps the Bad Outfits Away

I #literally can’t even explain how much I love collars. When I was in high school, I would layer Polo oxfords under any sweater, jacket, or dress. I love how classic they are and how they suffice as an accessory for your neck (especially since I’m not fond of necklaces). More
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The Dean’s List

ONE // Would you believe this massive, private garden and estate is in the middle of Georgetown Proper? Went here over the weekend and the views/scenery were incredible.  Full post to come later this week… TWO //  I spent all of Saturday in Georgetown, which involved stopping into the J.Crew
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Tucker Blair

Needlepoint:  It use to be something for the old folks – think grandma sitting in a LazyBoy chair with a basket full of colorful spool as she pins some tacky saying (like “Bless your heart”) on a rough, white canvas.  But now?  Quite the opposite…just about every traditional brand (and I
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Sourced: The Flagship Flannel Shirt

The Flagship Flannel Shirt: I’ll be honest, I never really liked flannel.  It reminded me of grizzly lumber jacks or – worse – outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and anything that involves some ugly, heavy backpack.  But after coming to DC and battling my first winter without a set of wheels,
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