Monday, April 29, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Brown Snake Print Spring Dress

River Island Snake Print Dress

Hello dear friends! This week has been super dreary and rainy. I don't do well going from sunny back to our grey days. It tends to take a lot out on my mental health. I'm not on social media as much, I don't want to do much and blogging takes a back burner because my creativity is low.

So, I'm in the market for vitamins, if anyone has an recommendations. I know summer is just around the corner but it would be nice to get through Spring in one piece. I've already started taking B12 again, which has helped quite a bit but I think I'm missing some key ingredients for the mind.

In short, these photos were taken at the very beginning of the month. I know, really not normal for me. However, I will admit that I've overloaded myself with extra curricular activities. One of my main commitments will be taking a step down in June. Which is very exciting for me, as I intend to dedicate that extra time to you guys and P2.

Speaking of, this dress. THIS DRESS! Friends, this dress makes me so happy...

River Island Snake Print Dress

Friday, April 12, 2019

White Ruffle Dress for Spring

Hello, my lovely friends! 2019 has been nothing but crazy. How is it April? What happened to March? I have so many ideas planned for my posts. Everything is outlined and yet, I haven't been able get any of them scheduled. I'm truly hoping April will be kinder.

If you've been following me for a while, you know I don't buy a lot of clothes. I try not to, at least. When I buy clothing, I'm normally on the hunt for a piece and I'm more inclined to buy quality items to fit my style than fast fashion. In short, something needs to be pretty special and be at a very reasonable price to make it to the cashier.

Every piece of my outfit today is special...

Monday, April 8, 2019

Vacation Vibes: Aloha Beach to Dinner Chic

I'm sad to post this but I absolutely have to. As you guys can tell, I've been dragging out my Hawaii trip for an entire month now. It's officially been a month so, I digress, it's time to post my final Hawaii ootd post. Insert teary eyed emoji here. 

These photos make me so happy. They were unbelievably special because I got to partner up with my new photography friend Cindy Marie. I spoke about her in my first blog post here and, guys, she's such a pro. Can't recommend setting up a shoot with her enough. 

This day was so much fun, especially chasing the sunset on the northern tip of the North Shore in Oahu. My goodness we got lucky with the weather, the beautiful colors and the privacy of the beach. I could have jumped right in the ocean but the wind was so fierce that I had to throw my hair up. The waves were out of control and almost dangerous that far north due to them. I was totally prepared though, with my bathing suit on underneath! ...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Morning: Nordstrom Wishlist

Hello, my lovely friends. I've been thinking of building something consistent. Something I can post every month or bi weekly. As you all know, I love getting creative and showing you guys my #ootd posts but I also want to share what I'm eyeing, watching, into and where I want to go next.

Introducing, the Sunday Morning series. Ideally, these will be going up once a month and I'll share my current vibes with you! Sunday mornings reminds me of Sunday morning cartoons and how much I looked forward to watching them every week with my parents. So I hope this is a series you come to enjoy as much as I love building them out.

On to today's post!

Something I've come to terms with is how my closet has slowly turned PINK. My gosh, the color is every where! In every possible corner. I've been actively trying to avoid it but can't! I will say that I'm pushing away from greys. I have so much of that color from winter. So, I think my subconscious wants warm, bright happy colors and pink happens to be my go-to.

With that said, let's begin with these beautiful pink Marc Fisher Debora Slide Sandals. It's not a surprise that these got added to the list. I'm obsessed with my Marc Fisher Alva Booties. How could I pass by these slides? I can't. They're on the list and I'll let you all know if they make the cut. These would look amazing with an off the shoulder cropped top or  one that could be tucked into a pair of boyfriend jeans.

Next? Spades. I adore them. Especially in gold. Symbolically, spades represent life, the start of something new and an end to another, air, intelligence, nobility and truth. In short, these polished gold Kate Spade Spade Stud Earrings are perfect for a professional setting and will keep you genuine.

Flowy beautiful Spring dresses. Ugh, I love. Especially ones that go right into Summer! That's what I'm all about. The most covered in flowers, the better. This Row A Floral Maxi is quickly selling out fast but paired with a black leather jacket, strappy heels for a nice night out? Perfection.

You all know my favorite eye patches. They are always on my wish list for the day I run out and need to order a new box. These are a pack of 15 and are my savors for sleepless nights, long flights and the occasional worse for wear morning. Infused with collagen for elasticity and provide glowing heathy skin. These Beautybio Bright Eyes Illuminating Colloidal Silver + Collagen Eye Patches are arguably my favorite item on this list.

Bralettes! Maybe it's all the Spades talking but I feel like I need to tell the truth. They're comfortable, easy to wear under sweaters and at home. This Free People Miss Dazie Bralette is beautiful in the yellow and would be lovely peeking out of an off the shoulder white top.

Last up is this chic Ted Baker London Ziina Elegance Scallop Camisole. Stunning and would look so feminine under a white blazer or tucked into a pencil skirt. It would also look cute casually under a pink bomber jacket and paired with light colored jeans. I love the pattern and how Springy it looks.

I'd love to know what you guys are eyeing for Spring and what's on your wish list too! À bientôt!
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Neutral Sophisticated Work OOTD

Neutral Sophisticated Work OOTD

Hello, dear friends! I've got quite a week lined up for you. A lot of you know that my sister has been my primary photographer for most of Fall and Winter. I have a very spontaneous mind (gemini tendencies) and tend to call her last minute when I have a creative moment with my wardrobe. Well, my darling sister was in Australia this week for work. Though I'm happy for her, obviously, I had to figure out other arrangements for my OOTD pics!

I love my weekends, that's a given. They're stacked full of events, family affairs and brunch. This weekend I only had two commitments! I know, so shocking. So, I allowed myself to sleep in, run some errands and finally go out and scout for photo shoot locations in this outfit... which I absolutely am in love with...

Neutral Sophisticated Work OOTD

Monday, April 1, 2019

Taste of Washington 2019

Hello from the Taste of Washington! The ToW was kind enough to provide me, and my friend Ishea over at Six Twenty Seven, with VIP access to the Grand Tasting yesterday. Holy chard! ... What a treat! 

Here are the facts, friends. They gave us access to over 235 wineries under one roof, 65 restaurants sharing their specialities, a dessert bar, a VIP lounge area with charging station and two swag bags. Was I in heaven? Abso-wineo-lutely. 

I can't believe I don't know more people that attend this event every year because it started in 1998. It's expanded and changed hands. In fact, it's now put on annually by Visit Seattle, who do an amazing job making this event fun. It now includes almost all of Washington's finest vineyards (a few from Oregon) and our most talented PNW chefs. 

As you guys know, I love wine just as much as the next person but I'm a style blogger first. You might tell by my outfit that I'm not dressed to the nines for this event and I'll talk more about that below, along with my top favorite wines and food options. 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Vacation Vibes: Easy Hawaiian Beach Style OOTD

Aloha again, my friends! Today's style post comes with an epic story filled with love for a pair of sandals, their final moments, fire ants, tears of pain and a new pair of Hawaii slippahs. Full story below, after the story of this outfit!

Like many other people, I live a fairly frugal lifestyle. Yes, I love buying new clothes just as much as anyone but I'm also very practical about my purchases. Example, I didn't buy a new bathing suit this year. Many people buy a new bathing suit every year, if they're privileged enough to take a tropical vacation. I couldn't justify spending money on a suit because I had 4 perfectly good ones from previous years. Why am I telling you this?

I'm recycling a lot of pieces in this post today!...

This top is about a year old but I wear it often with a blazer and slacks/jeans for work. I tend to always wear something over it just because the back is completely open but it doubles as a great summer top for that reason. These pants were purchased on my trip to Hawaii last year! They're from my favorite boutique, Mahina but these ones I bought it in Kailua and not Haleiwa. I've worn these pants over the summer in my first ever photo shoot in Seattle. I love that they're relaxed but easy to dress up on the beach.

Now for a tragic tale. My absolute favorite pair of sandals broke after my first outfit photoshoot with Cindy. I walked barefoot over toward town and ended up buying my first ever Hawaiian slippahs. If you don't know what those are, see the last photo above! They are a staple in every Hawaiian home because they are very affordable (about $10), they float in the water and they're easy to wash! They're also very resilient. I bought them with the intention of wearing them to the next few locations and then removing them once there. Going barefoot because they didn't really match my outfits.

Well, the almighty powers at be had another plan! I got through all of two photos until I was jumping in pain from tiny pricks all up my feet. I had stepped in a fire ant colony. Yes, it was incredibly painful!

So, I adapted. Embraced my new found slippahs and made it work! Many many thanks for Cindy for coaching me through the pain and working with me through my trauma. Now every time I look at these photos, it's a kind reminder that not everything goes to plan and you need to work with your surroundings, be adaptable and every little thing, is gonna be alright.

BP Pink Tank (similar) // Mahina Beach Striped Pants (similar, similar and on sale) // Hawaii Slippahs // Abalone Shell Necklace (Handmade!) // Abalone Bracelet (from Whalers General Store) // Melrose & Market Tassel Hoop Earrings (similar)
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