Friday, October 14, 2016

WIW: The Bohemian Burgundy Floppy Hat

blogger looking to the side with burgundy wool floppy hat with white top, black leggings, black leather boots and black tote.

This will probably sound like a psychological episode waiting to happen but atlas it is the truth, this past week my beloved has been reunited with me and my heart is suddenly full again. Man? Woman? You may ask. No no, my loves. No - my car, Cams!

This has been a tough few months while trying to get the proper part to fix her. It was all worth it though because there's a higher respect for her and admiration. There's an appreciation that came with a simple trip to Target. Honestly, that's a true story. 

We drove to Target after a long ride to no where.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Hat Inpiration 2016

6 burgundy, tan, olive, brown black and grey wool floppy hats
Burgundy Floppy Wool Hat - Halogen // Floppy Brim Wool Fedora - Rag and Bone //  Brown Winter Floppy Hat - Branded // Felt Floppy Hat Burnt Ochre - Old Navy // Black Double Cord Wool Floppy Hat - Apt 9 // Grey Light Heather Floppy Wool Hat - Hinge
There are "hat people" and there are ... "non-hat" people. There is, most certainly, an air of confidence that needs to be presented when wearing at hat outside of an American NFL cap. We've somehow become accustom to wearing our Mariner's hats and Seahawks well into the coldest weathers of the month, here in the PNW. However, stepping outside of that can/could be a challenge for those trying to avoid questionable looks.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Rent the Runway Sample Sale Review


For my dress obsessed readers, this one will be fun to review.

My trip to New York this past week was stuffed to the brim with fixing work issues, working on communication between locations and problem solving. There was barely time to have any outside activities planned but we managed to squeeze in two happy hours, one yankees game (vs. the Red Socks, quite eventful), and a dinner in Little Italy. Somehow, I was able to sneak away at lunch on Friday, rode the 6 train down to 26th, to go to the Rent the Runway Sample Sale. 

This is officially my second Sample Sale that I've been to in New York. My first one was an Alice and Olivia Sample Sale back in December. It was a great experience and so I thought I would try again. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bellevue Fashion Week 2016: Front Row Fashion Presented by Vogue


A Night Out. Free Bubbles. Fabulous Outfits. Models. Photographers. Fashion Bloggers. Fundraiser. 

For the past 5 years, I've been living in the rainy city of Seattle. Every year, the Bellevue Collection has sponsored a fashion week and every year I've had my heart crushed by not being able to attend. This year, I literally stalked their Facebook event page waiting for the day they would open up their ticket vendor to allow us fashion obsessed individuals to purchase a seat around the their shining lit up stage of pieces presented by Vogue. Yes, oh yes, my loves - you read that right. VOGUE.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Very Long Hiatus


It's true, tis I, the one and only. My dear friends, my sincerest apologies for my absence. Here's the deal, I lost creativity. I lost my light and my outlet and chose to stick to my gut and step aside for a bit and work on another passion of mine: Cooking.

As someone who is around food, works for a company that builds a clientele off of food and, well, in general loves food; My gut was to give it a go. So I did. I started another blog that's built off of food and fitness so that I can can focus this blog on being about fashion, lifestyle and creativity.

In a way, this is quite normal for me. I'm a gemini. I've always battled with myself over my creative outlets and professionalism my entire life. Alas, my brain has been churning and it's got some really awesome plans for the future of this blog.

Coming up this week I've got some topics that are near and dear and things that would be greatly impacted by any commentary from my readers. Please stay tuned for those.

Many of you maybe wondering where I've gone and what I've been up to. You can always keep in touch by my instagram. It's also a creative outlet for me. The duel of Facebook and instagram is a no brainer for me. (Insta all the way)

They posts will definitely be focusing on fashion, accessories and incorporating them into my everyday lifestyle. Let me know if there is anything you'd love to learn!

Kiss Kiss, mes amies!

It's good to be back.

P.S. If you're interested in my other blog, drop on by the The Salad Trip. <3

Friday, April 15, 2016

Early Summer Challenges.

Tone it Up Bikini Series Starter Pack and 150 by Summer Calendar

Getting back on track can be hard. As a Gemini... we're prone to avoid routines and go with the flow of things. That's how it is for me. Getting up at the same time - isn't my thing. Neither is being on time for something every single day. There's probably some psychological force working against us but it's more than likely just procrastination.

Don't know about you but turning in my taxes is like this ... every.single.year. It's like the suspense or something.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

French Press & Lists

French press, coffee, lists, grocery list, plants, glasses, pens, journals, wood

When you come home from a trip, do you ever feel like you'll never have the same routine that you had before you left? 

These past few weeks have been nothing but an adventure. It's always been my dream to travel abroad to foreign countries and get lost alone. There was a great deal that was learned and there were a few things that changed for the better...

Friday, February 19, 2016

Leather Jacket Date Night Inspirations

Black leather Jacket, date night, leather, jacket, black, black, black, black on black, sunglasses, gold, black dress

My post last week on Date Night outfits went through quite a lot of inspirational pins on pinterest. I want to make sure you can see exactly where I was coming from because if you haven't noticed, the most expensive item on my out fit were the 10K gold earrings I want from gilt.com. They are just under $100. I try really hard to keep spending at a minimum these days and only by trends for an inexpensive price, knowing damn well it won't be in my closet long...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cheezy Broccoli Cauliflour Rice Stove Top Casserole

Cheezy Broccoli Cauliflour Rice Stove Top Casserole, broccoli, Vegan cheese, dairy-free, casserole, one pot, stove top, broccoli cheddar,

This, my friends, was a quality day. Despite getting a lovely little Valentine's Day cold from my faux niece (who sneezed in my face), I was able to successfully manipulate a recipe to be completely dairy-free! It came our better than I imagined it would be.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Black & Gold Date Night

Date Night, Nine West, Pumps, The Limited, Faux leather cross body, vegan leather cross body, drop earrings, alexis bitters, forever21, gold watch, goad tassel necklace, lulus, lulus black bodycon dress, LBD, LBD bodycon, bodycon dress, sexy, black, gold, black & gold, black and gold
Vegan Leather Jacket - H&M // Vegan Leather Bag - The Limited // Black Leather Pumps - Nine West // Fancy White CZ Drop Earrings - Alexis Bittar // Black Bodycon Dress - LuLus // Long Gold Chain Tassel Necklace - Forever 21 // Classic Gold Watch - Forever 21
It's last Thursday night, I'm sitting cross legged on my bed staring aimlessly at my closet in complete disbelief that I don't have a single thing to wear for my first date in 2 years - Tomorrow. The amount of panic and frustration I feel with myself is completely overwhelming because I've realized that I've let myself slip somehow. I've not got an item in my closet that's sexy comfy. I've got classy gala, sunday bests, comfy cozy... I've got nothing but outfits for women and nothing what-so-ever to make a man look at me with a seductive eye.

Around 360 minutes is the amount of time I've spent researching, dissecting and archiving outfits specifically for Date Nights. If you follow me on pinterest, I'm sorry, you know I've been on a mission. Not only do I have a board but I've asked 4 of my girls friends and 1 guy friend their opinion on almost each outfit that was saved or pinned.

Exhaustion should be my number one feeling but intrigue has taken over. Different women have a completely unique outlook as to why something is sexy vs cute for date outfits. Men - well, they're on a whole other level. Let's be real here, I trust them but I mostly don't. Haha.

I found a consistent love with black. Black dresses, shoes and bags. Gold is my metal of choice. IT's a trend and I think it's a classy sexy rule to go by. I think I can build a mini-date night unit in my closet out of these.

This afternoon, while hunting for outfits I bought the dress above. I will review and make sure to let you know how it goes. I told you I was on a mission!

I'm dying to know what other women's favorite go to outfits are for casual dates. Do you have a board? Do you have a favorite piece you love more than all the others? Ladies, share your secrets! Us back in the game need your help!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spicy Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Scampi


You guys, I cooked!

I've been working a lot on my mental well being for the past month and I'm happy to say that I think the final 2015 blues are far away. It makes me joyous knowing I can say that with satisfaction and ease. In the mornings I see sunlight coming through the windows, flowers popping up outside and even though the air is cool it feels fresh and sweet. I can finally break away from my winter soup kick and move on to fresh warm meals for the Spring! Eeep!

Monday, January 18, 2016

January 2016 Birchbox Unboxing

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Hi Friends!

As we push ourselves into the second half of January, already, I'd like to say that I've got my 'ish together. Alas, it's so not the case. However! My birchox finally arrived this month so it's not a total loss.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chicken Vegetable Boule Soup


Written while: Listening to Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (Lang Lang - Beethoven)

Don't mess with yourself guys. If you're sick, you're sick. Admit it. Take your time to rest up, eat soup and, I know you'll be surprised when I say this but, cheat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CorePower C2 UP


Oh my loves, I know exactly what you're thinking: What the heck is CorePower C2 and why the heck do you looks so excited?

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Travel Bug: Hello 2016, Hello Vancouver

Vancouver BC Marina, Marina, Boats, mountain, mountain view, water view, Vancouver BC

Hours after toasting to a better year for 2016, I hoped in the car and drove up though the Peace Tunnel to Vancouver BC. If you're unfamiliar with this side of the states, that's okay! Vancouver is about a 2 hour drive up from Seattle with a LOT of shopping outlets on the way. Conveniently we told ourselves that we would stop on the way home but had so much fun that we left well after open store hours.