Last week, Z and I went to explore our little slice of the Pacific Northwest a bit more. We became tourists in our own city, which was super thrilling and exciting, viewing the Seattle with fresh eyes. We went on the ferris wheel and walked along the piers on a cloudy and uncrowded day. We watched ferries coming in and our of port and got treats from our favorite stand inside the market, Cinnamon Works. Hello vegan cinnamon rolls that are equally as addicting as they are delicious.
- July 30, 2015
- July 29, 2015
The older I get, the more I realize the importance of neutrals in a closet. When I was in college, I had a mini crisis (most likely trigger my being surrounded by 20 year olds) that I was dressing “boring.” Looking back, that “boring” way of dressing was the bud of true sophistication. But when you are emerged in a land of sequins, chevron prints and neons, it can cloud your judgement very easily.
Fast forward to now, post-graduation and at the start of my career, I long for neutrals. Slate grey, camel, classic black and cognac is the backbone behind the closet I pull from every morning. Layering and pairing them in an unexpected way however, is the key to keeping this fresh.
- July 28, 2015
Living in the heart of Seattle, we tend to walk absolutely everywhere. So even when I decide to get all dolled up for a date, flats are practically mandatory. Because I’m a heel lover through and through, I opted for the fanciest flat option I had in my shoe collection. A nude color blends with the blush nicely while elongating my legs. The bows and patent leather add a bit of luxury to a practical shoe.
- July 27, 2015
As I start my new career in Seattle while balancing being a blogger, a fiance and just a 22 year old woman in general, I fall back on an arsenal of dresses to carry me through whatever events life throws at me. That’s why I’ve teamed up with the gorgeous Camilla, from Navy Grace Blog, to share our takes on floral frocks. Camilla has a great trendy style (and is seriously good at makeup, I’m seriously in awe). I love how she mixes pieces for a look that is 100% her. Check out her Instagram here.
But unlike a lot of people in Seattle, It’s not in the budget to be buying a new dress for every occasion. Therefore, with simple styling tricks, I’ve found ways to make the same dress work for a wedding (guest), work and cocktails.
My best secret is to find a dress, like this one that has structure, a defined waist and a high, scoop necklace that’s sleeveless. For work, simply layer a white blouse or a chambray tank underneath the dress to create an equally stylized and professional outfit.
- July 24, 2015
Maybe it was the Anniversary Sale reminding me that fall was right around the corner, but I got my first taste of my favorite season last week. It was a brisk morning on the North West coast with that autumn chill in the air that makes you crave coffee and chunky knit sweaters.
This army green track pant from L. Mae Boutique was the perfect base for my pre-fall outfit. The rich hue, complemented by my favorite camel color – and of course – leopard.
- July 22, 2015
Finding the balance between appropriate, fashion-forward and truely you in an work setting can be difficult. With my job at Nordstrom, I’ve even found that to be even more so. There is a clear “Nordstrom” type of style that I’ve picked up on that is different than my personal aesthetic. Also, my current role is a bit casual, yet I want to be professional and super polished. But after a month, I’ve seemed to hit my stride. I’ve defined my young professional uniform as a modest, yet fashionable dress, great heels and a leather jacket.
- July 20, 2015
Summer is full of good vibes in Seattle. Tanned legs walking down to Pike’s Place to pick out flowers. Denim shorts sitting next to Puget sound. My braided beach waves billowing off the sea air. It really just makes me smile.
This season naturally leans itself to a boho way of dressing. This white crochet off the shoulder top and denim boyfriend shorts strike the perfect note, right between relaxed and feminine. While boyfriend shorts show off some leg, they have a looser fit which makes them feel stylized. These nude Chinese Laundry wedges are my secret to enviable, long-looking legs instantly. And today, I’m giving away a pair to
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- July 18, 2015
I always love a good LBD, that’s pretty obvious by my blog. But the same A-line, shift and bodycon shapes can feel so predictable an unoriginal after awhile. That’s why I feel in love with this Mestiza number. It has an etherial flowing movement as you walk and the gold edging makes it seem very royal and glam in it’s own right. It was perfect for a night out with Z and was such a mood-booster.
- July 17, 2015
As a Nordstrom employee, I would like to think that I have a good grasp on where the deals and steals are during the Anniversary Sale. For those of you who don’t know, the Anniversary Sale brings in new fall product and marks it down for a limited time. I.E. this is the sale that […]