Saturday, February 23, 2019

Spring Biker Chic

Black Leather Jacket Floral Peplum

Hello my lovely friends. Two things: I can't believe it's the end of February and I honestly can't wait for Spring. So even though it's freezing here and we're expecting another week of snow, I pushed through the cold for this posts pictures because I love it.

This outfit is very... ME. A beautiful mix of romantic and edgy. I feel comfortable and like myself in it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Girly Business Vibes In Wide Leg Trousers

River Island Sailor Pants OOTD

River Island Sailor Pants OOTD

Hello, my lovely friends! Long story very short - I'm obsessed with these pants and I've decided to try and give my posts a different vibe to them. This past weekend I researched and youtube'd dozens of videos on editing photos. My college days have surpassed a great deal of time so I decided it was time to catch up. I miss my photography days.

Speaking of, my younger sister has been such a champ this winter. She has been kind enough to put up with me on my quest for the perfect photo locations. I have so much fun laughing with her throughout these shoots.

As for these PANTS!...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Outfit

Good morning, my lovely friends! It's a frigid Valentine's Day in the PNW. Not because I don't have anyone to spend the day with! Simply because there's still snow on the ground.

My sister shot these pictures of me right as it started to snow. I don't think we've ever had a faster session. My outfit today is a mix of new and very old...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine's Day Beauty Prep

Hello, my lovely friends! The snow in the city crazyyy, in Seattle, that means the whole city is shut down. Literally. I can barely walking down our steep hill so forget driving. Getting up is a terrible work out.

So, instead of prepping and hosting an awesome Galentine's Day/P2 Anniversary Party, I'm having a not-so-equally fun in-home beauty treatment day. Don't worry, it's still gonna be awesome! I'm using my favorite beauty products to make my skin super soft, clean and hydrated for winter.

Here's what we're talking about today:

- Face wash
- Exfoliant
- Facial Steamer
- Face Mask
- Moisturizer

This is sure to get your skin nice and prepped for Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Snowflake Snow Day Sweater

Snowflake Sweater Hunter Boots

Good morning, my lovely friends! This post is exciting for me to share. I overcame my dear and forced myself out of my apartment to snap these photos all by myself. It hadn't snowed for almost 24 hours, then the biggest flakes started fall. Naturally, I touched up my make up, grabbed my camera and tripod and walked outside.

If you're not keeping up with the PNW and our weather, normally Seattle gets about 4-5 inches of snow a year. Last Monday, we got that in a day. We are not at all prepared for this type of weather. Our streets are hilly and our drains overflow. We just don't get snow like this. Rain? Yes! Snow? .... not since the 60s.

Many of us are winter sports fans. Most of my friends are skiers, snowboarders or snowshoers. I'm not one of them. Therefore, I don't have the gear. So, I'm super thankful I invested in a pair of Hunters this year.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowed In Sweater

Free People Bralette

Good afternoon, my lovely friends! Since we're snowed in, I'm definitely not wearing cute dresses and impractical booties. When I'm venturing out, I'm in my Hunter boots and puffy winter coat. Thermals are essential. It's cold, rest assured, but nothing that we can't manage. As Seattleites, we're more concerned about the snow draining safely into the Sound and making sure our local businesses don't suffer than the roads. The city is still walkable. I'm actually meeting my friend, S, at a local cafe in a few minutes.

Since I'm speaking practically, I thought I'd share what I'm wearing around the house....

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Frenchy 1901 Midi Skirt & Cashmere Sweater

Hello my lovely friends! I've become obsessed with midi skirts. It's official. They are incredibly versatile from season to season and they're surprisingly cute on a petite frame, like me! Being all of 5'3, mini skirts tend to be just above the knee. Long skirts tend to be 3 inches too long and need to be worn with a heel, always. Midis though, this is a sweet spot that doesn't seem to need that alteration that is dreaded by all the shorties in the world.

Hence my infatuation with all things midi.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

5 Perfectly Pink Nudes for Valentine's Day

Hello my lovely friends! You all know these are my absolute favorite blog posts to write. Anything where I get to create a super fun collage of beauty finds and gifts makes my whole day. This post is a mix of high to low end products. Hopefully fitting for any budget. Every so often we all want to splurge but sometimes there's nothing better than a $5 tube of lipstick from the Target down the street.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Empowered Women & the Perfect Blazer

Hello my lovely friends. Hope you're all well, and that you had a terrific weekend. I got so much accomplished. I'm super proud of myself! I didn't waste my whole weekend. It was filled with early mornings, closet clean outs (thanks, Marie Kondo), a hair appt and bootcamp.

Previously I mentioned that I'm in a non-profit organization. I've been a member for the past 6 years and I've been in a leadership position for the past 5 years. Next year will be my 7th year and it's my last active year within the Junior League of Seattle and it's a little bitter sweet. It's been a wild ride for me. I've learned so much about non-profits, leadership, volunteering and about women empowerment. Which is how today's outfit comes to play.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

My Accidental Trip to Iceland

Writing another post from Iceland, dear friends! What an adventure this week has been. After traveling out to Paris and getting stuck on the runway for 3 hours (due to snow), my Reykjavik layover flight was long gone by the time we arrived in the icy city. So, I was driven out to the Iceland Air Natura Hotel, which is an hour away from the airport but a 10 minute drive to the heart of Reykjavik. Iceland Air was kind enough to pick up the tab, comp dinner, breakfast and transportation since they couldn't hold our missed flight.

If you've read my blog before, you know my love for traveling. Iceland has been on my bucket list for the past 3 years, after a layover from Amsterdam. When they let us out on the tarmac I was hypnotized by the beautiful greenery and the crazy currency. I was looking at 3500 krónas for Pringles and I had no idea what the conversion was. So being able to have the opportunity for quick trip had me absolutely thrilled.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Midi Pleated Brown Skirt & Glasses

Hello my lovely friends. Today was a really great day of shooting with my sister and I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of this whole "model thing". I don't consider myself a model at all and I spent about 10 hours this weekend researching, youtube watching and transforming my poses to be more flattering. They aren't perfect but I'm so happy with how they turned out. Thanks to my wonderful youngest sister who's still jet lagged, like me, but also getting through a cold!

This outfit makes me so happy. Primarily because I have a memory associated with this skirt now. I bought this warm brown pleated midi at a store in Paris with my mom and sister. It's beyond comfortable and, worn with my over the knee Marc Fishers, warm too! I've become obsessed with pairing it with a number or tops and accessories. I can't wait to wear this all year round. It's a great neutral that can be pushed into Spring and Summer very easily.