DC Live Show + Photos!

Bad On Paper Podcast DC - Grace Atwood and Becca

We had such a great time in DC – and we’re already thinking about when we can go back and do another show. Honestly, we didn’t spend enough time doing things. Becca and I split up the next day as her aunt was in town and I was so exhausted from the show and the week of events I’d had prior to it that I stayed in bed til noon! But I did a nice long 5 mile walk – walking from our hotel down to the National Mall, the Capitol, the White House, etc.!

And we LOVED our hotel. We partnered with The Jefferson Hotel for this stay and were so in awe of the space. It’s a beautiful, historic boutique property in the absolute perfect location if you’re planning a long weekend away and want to do some site-seeing. Everything I did (besides the show) was in walking distance from the hotel. It’s just ten minutes away from the White House, National Mall, etc. The space itself is beautiful and luxurious and the staff was SO friendly and welcoming… I truly can’t say enough good things about it!!! (They also have an incredible brunch in their atrium.)

My outfit:

Equipment Dress (also available on SALE here) // Loeffler Randall Heels // BaubleBar Earrings (they’re really old but these are similar!)

(I got a few messages about Becca’s dress… it is Eloquii. She rented it on Rent the Runway; she sized up and it was SO cute!)

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Lobby of The Jefferson Hotel

I could not get over the stunning lobby; as you know I love a good checkerboard floor… and all the plants!

We LOVED our hotel. We partnered with The Jefferson Hotel

Our rooms were SO beautiful!

The beds were incredibly comfortable and the turndown service every night was my favorite thing ever. There was nothing better than coming home after a long day of shooting/the show/hanging out after to a perfectly made bed already turned down and ready for me to climb into.

We LOVED our hotel. We partnered with The Jefferson Hotel Grace Atwood at The Jefferson Hotel Library at The Jefferson Hotel

The library (or book room, as they call it) was one of the reasons we wanted to stay at The Jefferson so badly – could it be more on brand? We had fun taking a few photos before we headed to the show.

Books Library at The Jefferson Hotel

Attempting Wes Anderson… 😉

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And then we were off to the show!

My dress is ASOS (plus version here; this dress is available in a ton of colors and sizes here but just note that I recommend the mini length – the midi was a lot of fabric and looked like a bathrobe) and I paired it with Tuckernuck Earrings (old but these are very similar) and Saint Laurent Tribute Pumps.

Becca’s dress is Saloni. She rented it on Rent the Runway – she liked it so much that she ended up buying it from them!

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We had SUCH amazing guests.

I know I always say this but I feel so honored to get to meet and interview such incredible women.

We started with a talk about books and reading with Abra Belke (the founder of Capitol Hill Style)… and then moved onto a panel about female friendship with September Rinnier (one of the founders of Tuckernuck), Alisha Ramos (founder of Girls Night In), and Meg Biram (blogger/artist/muralist and one of my oldest friends from blogging).

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We’ll definitely be back to DC in the next six months.

I don’t think I realized the strength of our DC audience until this show. And you are all SUCH big readers!

We hadn’t even planned to do DC to start with but got so many requests that we added it to the tour and I’m so glad we did as we sold it out early! I think we will actually do it in their larger room…wooo!

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photography by Bryan Dozier.


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  1. What an amazing panel of women! You did great, Grace! Such an inspiration! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Lisa Autumn:

    Oh this is amazing! So inspiring 🙂

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  3. Kelly:

    I can’t wait to go to the Charleston show! I live about 2 hours away from there, but I told my husband if yall did a live show anywhere within driving distance that I was absolutely attending haha. Love the dresses yall wore to the DC show!

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  4. Yayyy! Congrats on another successful show!

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  5. Joy Z:

    I love your makeup, especially the dark eye liner in the green dress. Tell Becca she looks lovely in both dresses as well. <3

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  6. Christina:

    How did Becca end up buying the dress from RTR? There is one that I love.. I’ve rented it multiple times. But how do I go about buying it?! Do I just not send it back?

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  7. E:

    DC resident & love seeing this. GREAT choice on the Jefferson hotel too, that’s one of my favorite hidden brunch/lunch spots; it’s so cute there! Definitely come back!

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  8. cy:

    So jealous! I love DC and have always wanted to stay at the Jefferson. You guys both great! I hope to get to a show one day

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    • It’s such a gorgeous hotel!!!! You must next time you are out there, I can’t recommend it enough!
      We’re hoping to hit the west coast this fall!!!

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  9. Congrats on such a successful show love!!! Xoxo

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  10. Meredith:

    Question about your dress… could you wear a bra with it? Considering it for an event but not sure what the undergarment situation would be.


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    • Yes – I wore a black lace Anine Bing bralette under mine. Just make sure it’s a bra you don’t mine showing a little of 😉

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  11. Sara:

    I’m so confused, are these live shows recorded for your Podcast? I can’t seem to find them. Please help!

    6.25.19 Reply
    • Hey Sara!
      We actually don’t record our live shows as we want them to be special for those who buy tickets (and also can be weirder / talk off the record!) We still post a regular episode once a week, even when we are on tour – hope that clarifies!

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