Friday Favorites: Bloom Theory Camera Straps

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How beautiful are these camera straps from Bloom Theory? Designed by the ladies behind Simply Bloom Photography, they're functional and fashionable - like another accessory for your outfit. I would have LOVED to have one of these back when I was shooting weddings! I've rounded up six of my favorites below...

Top: Minerva in Mauve ($79) | Gold Mine ($130) | St. Mark's Pigeons ($69)
Bottom: Washed Ashore ($130) | Washed Ashore Gold ($130) | Mrs. Dottie Gold ($79)

5 Days with Julie Bee's (+ A Giveaway!)

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Atlanta-based footwear brand Julie Bee's, along with MM. LaFleur, is heading to DC for 5 days of pop-up shops and trunk shows, and they have a few little treats just for Ashley In DC readers! The eco-chic brand, whose shoes are made with sustainable leather and manufactured in the USA, is offering a $50 gift card to the first 5 readers who RSVP for any of the events and mention 'Ashley In DC'. Readers will receive the gift card upon their arrival at the event.

We're also giving away $50 to spend online at Julie Bee's!

You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below; the giveaway ends Wednesday the 12th at midnight (EST), and the winner will be publicly announced on Thursday the 13th. More details are available in the T&Cs.

Good luck! ;)

15 No-Carve Pumpkin Designs

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With Halloween almost upon us, it's time to get in the spirit with costumes, candy, and decor, and what better way to do that than by decorating a pumpkin? This year, if you want to be festive without creating the mess that comes along with carving a pumpkin, grab some spiked cider and get inspired by these 15 pretty, long-lasting designs that don't involve a knife.

No-Carve Pumpkins

1. Ombre Painted Pumpkins via The Inspired Room
2. Marilyn and Mae Pumpkins via Events in the City
3. Gold-Stemmed Painted Pumpkins via Chatelaine
4. Lacey Pumpkins via Lauren Conrad
5. Sequin Pumpkins via Refinery 29
6. Donut Pumpkins via Studio DIY
7. Thumbtack Eek Pumpkins via Country Living
8. Doily Pumpkins via Allyson Baker Design
9. Day of the Dead Pumpkins via Martha Stewart
10. Metallic BOO Pumpkins via DIY Inspired
11. Rhinestone Pumpkins via Kids Kubby
12. Pushpin Pumpkins via A Subtly Revelry
13. Lace Applique Pumpkins via Honestly WTF
14. Disco Gourds via Erika Brechtel
15. Pantyhose Pumpkins via Young House Love

The Weekend Agenda | October 24-26, 2014

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Image via Daniel Palacios.

Looking for something to do this weekend in the DMV? Check out these events happening in and around DC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

Friday | October 24
Downtown: DNV Rooftop Closing Party
Dupont: Halloween Karaoke Party at The Front Page
Dupont: The Great Pink Pumpkin Fights Breast Cancer at Midtown DC
Woodley Park: Boo at the Zoo (through October 26)
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Fest (through October 26)

Saturday | October 25
Adams Morgan: Weekend Happy Hour at Roofer's Union, 5pm-7pm
Georgetown: DC Premiere of fashion documentary Advanced Style
Petworth: Fall Photo Safari
Georgetown: 15th Annual Nightmare on M Street Costume Crawl
Capitol Hill: Ghosts and Goblins Soiree
Dupont: National Geographic Harvest Festival  
Arlington: Pure Barre Arlington Grand Opening

Sunday | October 26
Tysons Corner: SafeSpot's Annual Fall Fashion Show
Southeast/Waterfront: Fashion Yards, Fall Edition
NOMA: Capitol Romance Wedding Workshop - DIY Makeup
Throughout DC: 39th Marine Corps Marathon (viewing location list here)