Showing posts from August, 2014

YALI 2014

Over half of Africa's population is under 35 year's old; President Obama is targeting this group in an effort to "strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa." The Young African Leader's Initiative (YALI) was created by the President in 2010 to nurture leadership and entrepreneurialism in Africans, focusing on young people ages 25-35. Annually 500 YALI fellow travel to America, for many their first time in this country, to participate in a program that involves 6 weeks of mentoring and leadership training. Held at colleges like Dartmouth and GW, there are three distinct tracks - business and entrepreneurship, civic engagement and public administration. The program culminates with a 3-day Presidential Summit in Washington, DC where I invited to attend a reception for the 2014 YALI fellows.   WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!jacket | dress | bag | shoes

Zumba at the National Harbor

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!tee | tanksports bra | leggings | shoes I couldn't wait to wear these new arrivals from Zumba; this collection is my favorite so far. My outfit was so cute that I wore it to brunch at The Commissary (yum!) and to run errands (hunting for a shoe cabinet at Miss Pixies and grocery shopping at the new Trader Joe's on 14th St). 
Its been a bit overcast in DC lately so when the sky showed a hint of brightness I grabbed a banana and bottle of water, put on my new duds from Zumba's clothing line and headed to the National Harbor in Maryland (a 15 minute drive from DC's Capitol Hill). 
Every Wednesday from 7-8pmthis summer you can take a FREE Zumba class at the National HarborEven if you can't make the classNational Harbor has some fun green spaces for working out and I found running up and down the stairs or climbing on the Awakening Statue were excellent ways to work up a sweat. Not to mention circling the stores a few times doing some window sh…