Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Plaid Skirt & Black Cashmere Top

Black Cashmere Sweater, Tweed plaid Skirt, Office Outfit

This is our first rainy Autumn weekend and, boy-o-boy, my sister and I learned something about photoshoots in the rain! First off, I'm a PNWer through and through. Despite the tiny, insignificant fact that I was born on the East Coast, I grew up on this coast. And that means one thing: I don't believe in umbrellas.

I know, silly, but the rain here is different from everywhere else. It's always raining here but our rain doesn't just coming down. Our rain comes at you side ways, down ways, upways and straight-at-your-face-ways! However... photoshoots will here on out require an umbrella because this crazy-curly-haired monster can't withstand 25 minutes in an outdoor shower.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

holding a pumpkin and a muffin

Best Pumpkin Muffin

Hello Friends and good morning! I woke up early this AM to get some chores done around the cottage and bake some muffins. Please excuse the no make up and workout gear. I'm having a "me day". A day where I listen to myself and do everything I want to do. Number one: Make Muffins!

This past Summer I did a reflection on how I've been running this blog. I sat myself down and wrote every goal, as well as establish what makes my little creative outlet "successful". One of my top goals is to work on the "Pie" portion of my creativity.

Since leaving Allrecipes (almost two years ago), I don't cook or bake nearly as much and it's something I miss. DEEPLY. I love creating recipes, tweaking old ones and ... let's be real, eating.

With all this said, it is officially my goal to get one, just ONE, recipe on the blog a month. Will this be a challenge I can accept? Oye, I hope so. One of my sisters recently started her own blog about baking. She's on a far greater spiritual journey with recipes than I am. I'm taking baby steps by posting what I'm already making. To be far, I've already written down November's recipe so I hope this is something you guys will enjoy as much as I'm enjoying writing about it.

May I now present: My Perfect Pumpkin Muffins.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oatmeal Sweater & Baker Boy Hat

oversized fall sweater sitting on steps

Two times a year I have a full wardrobe swap. There are two bins in my closet that rotate twice a year. Once for Summer and once again for Winter. This is a technique I learned from my Mom growing up. It prevents be from over purchasing a new wardrobe every season. This way I can recycle from the previous year.

Monday, October 22, 2018

5 Fall Cozy Cashmere Sweaters

Oh Mondays, whyyyy? Why you gotta be so rude?

I feel like I start every Monday post out with angst. Which is why this post is all about the cozy, soft and comfy material that is cashmere. Something you can curl up in while at work or an afternoon without feeling "fireside frumpy".

Friday, October 19, 2018

Good Sport Grey Hoodie & Favorite Black Leather Jacket

front of outfit, side glance

Hello Friends! Anyone else a big walker? I love setting aside time to grab a girlfriend and walk around the lake, the sound or my own neighborhood. There's something so calming and therapeutic about walking through my city in the afternoon. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Grey Sweater & Black Pencil Skirt

Front Outfit Pic

How Fall professional is this outfit, guys? I'm in love with tucked in sweaters and I'm so happy I invested in this one a few years ago. This sweater is one of the only pieces of clothing I've ever paid full price for at Anthropologie. We all know, I'm a frugal gal but I knew if I bought this sweater, it would be my friend for a long long time. As you can see, it's back for another year...

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thrifted Red Leather Jacket & Blanket Scarf

front of outfit

There's nothing more that I love than a thrifted or secondhard leather jacket. First off, it gives something old a brand new life. Two, who doesn't love a gorgeous vintage jacket? 

This jacket screams 1980s Michael Jackson. With it's bright vibrant color, mild shoulder pads and tiny front silver chain zip-pocket. I've spoken a lot about My Staple Black Leather Jacket. You've seen me wear it in a number of posts (I'll put some below for you crazy kids to enjoy). Even though my love is endless for that black zip up, this red guy has a special place in my heart.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thrifted Blazer & Victorian Top

front of outfit

Another amazing thrift find, friends! I mean, check out this blazer. Love, right? This find was from a local Value Village that I frequent and it was less than $15. Which, is a bargain considering all I did was get it dry cleaned immediately after my purchase.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cozy & Warm Fall Favorites 2018

Vision Board for Fall

It's been nothing but drizzling here, in our Seattle. The sunrise is later and the sunset is earlier. Soon, we'll be headed into "vampire season", as we affectionately call it. I've been working on this montage for a bit too long, primarily because I didn't know what to call it. At the end of the day I went with Warm & Cozy because that's the vibe I get from my vision picture above. However, it was inspired by a "staycation/me day" concept. Especially after adding that weekend sweater by Barefoot Dreams.

This would be a terrific day in, wouldn't it?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Travel Bug: 48 Hours in Coupeville, WA (Whidbey Island)

Walking on this Shore in Coupeville, WA

Last month, we took a family trip. Nothing but relaxation, family time, adventures in a small town and board game victories! We had agreed to take a long, well deserved, weekend out to Whidbey Island as Summer turned to Autumn. Whidbey is about an hour and a half just north of Seattle. It's an actual island and you can take one of the ferries there. Not taking the ferry results in an additional hour drive but to cross Deceptions Pass bridge is worth it. We, for the sake of time, took the ferry.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Suzzallo Library & Marc Fisher OTK Boot

Standing on the stairwell

Happy second day of October, everyone! Can you believe it? October already! I swear we were just in July. We're at the University of Washington's library today and it feels like Hogwarts. I'm absolutely in love with the vibe it gives off. Of course, we had to be very quiet!

It's official, BTW, I'm completely gaga over burnt orange and rust this year. If you missed my rustic duster from last week, check that one out. It's slowly taking over my closet.

** Quick Note! Wearing my new ABH's lipstick (Spice) in this post! Mentioned in my Fall Beauty Favorites 2018 post.