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That's my self-conscious face.

It seems that winter can't make up its mind this year as we enjoyed temperate, spring-like weather in Providence this weekend. We planned to walk around downtown (or downcity) on Saturday and I debated if my faux leather jacket would be enough, but was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't even need it!

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Outfit details: J.Crew embellished top, Ann Taylor sweater, Zara jacket, H&M leggings, Chinese Laundry boots

After speed-walking to the post office just in time to ship a package before closing, we strolled to the arcade on Westminster and Weybosset. Inaptly named, the arcade is actually a historic landmark and shopping center with a Greek architectural style.

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Pictured above is the inside of New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, one of the arcade's shops. It's a small and cozy joint that doesn't get overcrowded. Our first time here was at night (when the staff are friendlier...just an observation) with a couple of friends. It was also my first time trying moroccan mint tea, which is now possibly my favorite! This time, they were unfortunately out of moroccan, so I had peppermint and split a pretzel and some delicious deli mustard with A, who had a coffee and a beverage. There is a wrap place in the arcade that I'd like to eventually try, but we saved our appetites for our dinner plans that evening.

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On our walk home, we happened upon the Malted Barley, which seems to have developed its business model around us - craft beer and gourmet pretzels! I'm looking forward to its opening!

How did you spend your weekend? x

life, styleJen