Monday, April 14, 2014

Dreamy Daffodils

 Glasses: BonLook
Necklace: c/o Woodii
Dress: Diane von Furstenburg (SUPER on sale years ago)
Tights: Nordstrom

Well golly it sure has been nice around here! Between the sunny skies, longer days, and pretty blooms everywhere (of course alternating with lots of rain), it sure is starting to feel like spring!

I was looking through my closet over the weekend, seeing what pretty frocks I could pull out of the woodwork (and taking note of how desperately my closet needs a purging, yikes), when I pulled out this dress. It's definitely one of my favorite dresses ever. I was thumbing through a sale rack at Nordstrom something like 7 years ago when I found this dreamy daffodil printed dress by Diane von Furstenburg that was marked down to something like 75% off. The print is a little bolder than what I would usually wear at the time, but once I tried it on, I knew it needed to come home with me.

I adore the daffodil print on this dress, can't get over how flattering the cut is, and love that it has pockets (duh). What's not to love? Since we had such a gorgeous weekend, it had to get worn.

Other than wearing awesome daffodil print dresses, the weekend was fairly uneventful. I spent most of the weekend at home relaxing, cleaning, and cooking. I made some really cute cupcakes for Easter that I'll be sharing later this week, and also made some chili!

I've been really trying to take to heart one of my goals for the year, which is to eat better. I've been doing really well with it lately, but with Easter coming up, I obviously needed to whip up something to sate my sweet tooth. We'll talk more about cupcakes later this week- promise!

Did you guys get up to anything fun this weekend?

XOXO
Becca
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Buddy and Hank!

Happy birthday to Buddy and Hank! These two goofballs are 2 years old today and just as cute as ever. I brought Buddy and Hank home when they were 4 months old and honestly could not resist these two little trouble makers. They're brothers, best friends, partners in crime, and the sweetest companions a gal could have. 

I'm so happy I have these two little critters in my life. They make me laugh and smile my face off every single day with their cuteness, sweetness, and crazy antics. 

Happy birthday, Buddy and Hank! You guys are the best!

XOXO
Becca
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Monday, April 7, 2014

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 Glasses: Andy Wolf Eyewear
Dress: Anthropologie/Similar
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens/Similar

Hi guys! Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here lately! I'm now 1 month in to my new job and really loving it. I'm learning a lot, and love feeling like I'm working in an environment that I can actively contribute to. It's pretty great!

While the new job is awesome, I'm going through a phase where I'm really re-adjusting to have a good work/life/blog balance. I'm working 8 hours+ more a week than I did at my previous job, so I've lost a good chunk of the time I was previously able to devote to blogging. I still love having this blog and being a part of this amazing community, but I've had to cut back to maintain myself stay in a good place and not get too stressed out. I'm hoping that as I continue to adjust to my new schedule, I'll be able to find a bit more time to devote to sharing recipes and projects. I've always loved doing those posts, but they're admittedly quite time consuming. Thanks for bearing with me the last month while things have been so quiet around here!

Speaking of transitions, I always have such a hard time with my wardrobe when we get to this time of year. It's warmer, but not warm. It's sunny one minute, and raining the next. Does anyone else feel like when spring rolls around you have to be prepared for all sorts of weather on any given day? I'm finding that while I'm definitely bringing more summery pieces into my wardrobe, I still need to rock a pair of tights and keep some cozier pieces on hand. Which is to say, spring is still all about layering!

One of my favorite layering pieces right now is this gorgeous scarf from Conversation Pieces. I'm completely in love with the color and pattern and am finding that it's the perfect weight to keep me cozy, without being overwhelmingly hot like a lot of my winter scarves. It's all about good layering pieces!

Weekend-wise, things were relatively quiet. Friday night I ran some errands and caught up on Scandal (OMG!!!!!!), Saturday I had breakfast and did some shopping with my friend, Michele, and then had dinner and drinks with my friend Levi, later on. Sunday, I honestly lazed in bed with the cats longer than I care to admit, before doing some last minute tidying up and cooking. It was a pretty low-key weekend, but it was nice to recharge.

Today it's supposed to be in the 70s (!!!) so I'm hoping I'll get to spend some time outside even though I'll be working all day.

How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything fun?

XOXO
-Becca
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Black and White and Green All Over

 Glasses: BonLook
T-Shirt: Anthropologie/Similar
Necklace: A gift from my old co-workers
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Skirt: ModCloth
Tights: Nordstrom

Oh man, was this weekend ever typical for Seattle spring. Yes, it may look gloriously sunny in these photos, (and it was!), but just the day before it had been pouring rain. There was thunder and lightning and everything! Oh, spring weather.

Well, despite the pouring rain, the sunshine on Sunday sure made for a nice weekend! Now that it's starting to warm up a bit and we're having some dry days here and there, I've been busting out my favorite warmer weather pieces, like these dreamy Swedish Hasbeens. Even after practically living in these puppies last summer, I still can't get over the cute cut-outs on these shoes. So in love. I also finally ironed my favorite green skirt, so I decided to pair the two with a striped t-shirt and some black tights.

Now, you may not realize it, but I just about never wear black. I recently stated to Katie, that I was trying to branch out a bit by bringing some black into my wardrobe, and we had a good giggle about how wearing black is a daring fashion choice for me. I'm such a weirdo.

As far as the weekend goes, I spent Saturday doing a cooking experiment, which you'll be hearing about eventually, and watching Golden Girls. Hey, sometimes you gotta get your lazy on. Also, Golden Girls is kind of the best show ever, so no shame there!

Sunday I met up with Katie and Jeremy for brunch. We ate some ridiculously good food, gossiped, and generally had a blast. After brunch, we all watched a few episodes of the current season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Do you guys watch? If you are, who are your favorite queens this season? I'm dying over Darrien Lake, Adore, and Bianca. If you don't watch, you definitely should. It's too good! Katie had never seen it before, so Jeremy and I had fun filling her in on everything, and we collectively cackled away.

I should have done some serious cleaning, but I didn't manage to take care of much. I swear, one of these days I'll get all my cleaning done, but alas, there just were not enough hours in the weekend this week.

Did you guys get up to anything fun this weekend?

XOXO
Becca

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

 Glasses: Andy Wolf Eyewear
Necklace: A gift from my old coworkers
Cardigan: Boden
Dress: Vintage/Similar
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Tights: Nordstrom
Flats: J.Crew/Similar

Well, it's official: spring has sprung! While I'm still wearing a warm coat most of the time, it's so wonderful having longer, brighter days, and it's equally great watching all the plants bloom and spring back to life.

It's certainly not warm enough to go without tights yet, but I'm starting to put some of my warmer dresses back in the closet and am starting to dig out some of my favorite cotton dresses. This blue vintage number is one of my favorites. It's not anywhere near perfect condition, but the color and shape totally make me feel like Cinderella!

It was the perfect frock to wear to go look at the gorgeous cherry trees at UW with Katie on Saturday! We had been hoping to do some photos by those cherry trees, but the crowds were out of control, so we decided to settle for these pretty trees instead. Hopefully I can share some shots of the cherry blossoms later this week!

Besides hanging out with Katie, this weekend I spent Friday night eating pizza and watching Scandal and then Golden Girls with my friend, Jeremy, had a lot of lazy time, finally ironed some skirts I've been meaning to iron for weeks (isn't being an adult the worst sometimes?), and saw The Grand Budapest Hotel with my friend, Zack. Ya'll, that might be my very favorite Wes Anderson movie. I was giggling pretty much non-stop and truly loved almost every second of it. If you've been thinking about seeing it, I would urge you to do so soon! I was all smiles the rest of the day after I saw it.

I will say, after taking a week off from the blog world, it's tough getting back into the swing of things, but I'm doing so slowly but surely. While it was nice to have the break, I certainly missed you guys! I love keeping up with you guys, so I'm glad to be catching up.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

XOXO
Becca
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