Monday, November 13, 2017

fall jacket style

as mentioned in my previous post, i am
eager to find new ways to stay warm (while also looking
chic); i am ready to retire my black down jacket,
but refuse to feel cold all the time.
calling cute fall and winter jackets : send them my way!
a few weekends ago, my girlfriends, jenn, from hello rigby
and ana luiza, from northwest blonde, and i took a daytrip
north of the city. we planned to stop by the pumpkin
patch for cute, fall-inspired photos. unfortunately,
the rest of seattle thought similarly, and the line to get 
in was far too long. instead of waiting, we snuck into a 
nearby field of sunflowers (one kept watch, while the others
posed and shot photos). it provided the perfect backdrop!
we had a great day exploring snohomish county
(complete with coffee, window shopping, lunch, and 
numerous blog and instagram photo opportunities).
i packed a handful of outfits to wear and subsequently
take photos in. this camouflage jacket was at the
top of my list. paired with a basic striped t-shirt,
dark denim, and booties, i was warm and felt grungy, 
yet chic in my jacket!

if you don't yet have a camouflage jacket
in your wardrobe, i highly recommend purchasing one.
it can be paired with just about anything
(think 'denim jacket' in terms of versatility). wear
it with dresses, jeans, over a tunic with leggings -
the options are seemingly endless!
photos by jenn from hello rigby

t-shirt: old navy, jeans: american eagle, 
purse: borrowed from my girl, ana luiza, sunnies: target,
jacket: american eagle (similar here), rings: forever 21,
boots: lucky brand (thrifted via value village)

adventures with fellow bloggers are
my favorite! i cannot wait for our next
trip. i have a few coffee and antique stores
on my 'must see' list.
do you have any recommendations?
where should we visit next?

Friday, November 10, 2017

little letters: fall edition

though it is still officially fall, 
it feels more like winter in seattle. we even experienced 
our first snowfall; too soon, too soon! with the cold 
weather (unfortunately), i was forced to dig out my heavy 
jackets,  scarves, and weather-resistant boots. 
i am eager to find new, and somewhat discrete, ways to layer, 
as my black down jacket is a bit overdone. 

confession: these photos were taken prior
to our recent cold front...
dear high-waisted skinny jeans,
i hope you never go out of style.

dear iced americanos, 
despite the cold weather, you remain my
favorite caffeinated beverage.

dear pandora radio,
thank you for reminding me of my love for
all songs by mat kearney. 'sooner or later,'
you're an oldie, but such a gem.

dear overnight oats,
you have become my saving grace for breakfast.
dear leopard flats,
you are one of my favorite thrifted finds.
speaking of thrifted finds, i think i need to
do a bit of thrift shopping this weekend. who wants
to join?

dear oversized handbags,
i have a love-hate relationship with you. 
you make it seemingly impossible to ever
find that essential crucial pin or my favorite chapstick!

dear cozy sweaters,
i plan to live in you from now until june.

dear lady yum,
why must you be located across the street from
my office? it is less than ideal for my insatiable
sweet tooth (but in all seriousness, the toffee and espresso 
macarons are to die for!).
dear hair, 
please keep growing. thank you!

dear weekend, 
i am beyond happy that you are here.

dear bedroom,
i promise to clean and organize you in the next
few days. and decorate. and put away all that
crap stuff currently on the floor. whoops!

sweater: loft, jeans and purse: american eagle,
flats: thrifted (via seattle goodwill), rings: forever 21,
necklace: c/o cy design studio

see past little letters here.
have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

fall staple: the denim skirt

what item can i seemingly not live without
this fall? the denim skirt!

whether light or dark wash, blue or black
denim, embroidered, distressed, and everything
in between, the denim skirt is a fall wardrobe
staple. when brainstorming for this post, 
i realized i may or may not have 5+ denim skirts
currently hanging in my closet. however, 
they differ in style, color, and price point.
the skirt i am wearing today is by far my favorite!
i picked up this particular denim skirt
when visiting pullman, washington a few 
weekends ago. while the boys golfed, and
the rest of our friend group went out for 
brunch (my body still won't allow me to eat dairy or 
eggs, so no brunch for this girl), i shopped.
surely you aren't surprised, right? 

flirt boutique, located in downtown pullman,
kept me more than entertained, though my wallet
may say otherwise. this adorable, distressed skirt
was one of my purchases!
^^^ i cannot get over how soft this sweater is;
a little secret? i purchased it in the little girls' section
of zara! ^^^

grab your leather jacket, an oversized sweater,
or floral blouse to pair with this 70s-inspired trend.
while this particular skirt may not be workweek appropriate,
 depending on your work environment and the specifics 
of the accompanying dress code, it can transition
from day to night. add tights or swap out over-the-knee 
or chic velvet booties. the variety of ways
in which this skirt can be styled are endless!

sweater: zara, skirt: blanknyc via flirt boutique (exact here),
purse & boots: thrifted via seattle goodwill,
ring: forever 21

have you purchased a denim skirt
yet this year? what is your favorite style?
i am eager to get my hands on a distressed,
black denim option to pair with black tights
and leopard boots!