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?


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?

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Monday, March 17, 2014

A Week Off

Sometimes you just need to have a lazy weekend watching TV and cuddling with your cats. I decided to give myself a week off from blogging this week, but I'll be back in full swing next Monday.

See you then!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

10 Things You (Maybe) Don't Know About Me!

Hey guys! Today I thought it would be fun to share 10 things that you might not know about me! I always love reading these sorts of posts on other people's blogs so I'd do one myself.

Ok, are you guys ready for some serious sharing? Let's do this:

1. I make up and sing dumb songs about everything. Especially about my cats. I think even they think I'm weird sometimes.

2. I pluck my eyebrows every single day. Sometimes twice.

3. The Clash is my all-time favorite band. If I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, they would be the one I would choose. I'm still sad about Joe Strummer dying.

4. I'm 5'11" and weigh about 195 lbs. I'm not a dainty lady by any stretch, but I love my body and love that I'm healthy and at home in my own skin.

5. I couldn't roll my R's until I was 15. I spent the summer learning how.

6. I can count the number of times I've worn foundation on two hands. For some reason the stuff freaks me out. I've only ever worn it when I was in plays in school and I got pretty panicky when I had to put it on.

7. I have no piercings and no tattoos. I got my ears pierced as a kid, but they never healed properly so I let them close up.

8. I graduated high school when I was 16.

9. I don't have a driver's license. I just never got one. I have, however, decided that this is going to be the year I learn, so this will change soon! I'm 26, so I'm only, ya know, 10 years late on doing this.

10. I'm a total morning person. Even when I don't set an alarm it's weird if I'm not up by 8:30am.

Well, I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better! If you feel like joining in on the fun, I'd love to hear more about you! Feel free to spill in a comment, or even better, an upcoming blog post!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Best Raincoat

Glasses: BonLook
Raincoat: Boden
Dress: Boden
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: J. Crew/Similar

Well guys, I finally did it. I bought a raincoat! Not just any raincoat, but the cutest one I've ever laid eyes on.

Given that I live in Seattle, you'd think I'd own one or two raincoats by now. Well, turns out, I'm picky as all get out and stubborn as hell. For years I've known I should get a raincoat, but for years all I could find were plain, boring raincoats, that fit poorly and just made no sense for my style. Seriously, it's hard to find a raincoat you can wear a dress under!

Well, a couple months back, Boden released this pink polka-dotted beauty. I was in love. I finally took the plunge and bought it, and it arrived in the mail last week. I can wear it with a dress, it's adorable, AND it keeps me dry! It's seriously too perfect for words. 

And ya know what? I got it just in time. After a surprisingly lovely, surprisingly dry winter in the Northwest, spring is upon us, and boy is it a rainy one (as witnessed by my super frizzy hair. Ugh. Does anyone else have this problem?).

These photos were taken during a dry spell we had for about an hour on Sunday afternoon. Katie and I had headed out to the outlet malls to do some shopping. I ended up leaving empty handed, but Katie definitely found some good stuff! After our shopping and photos, we headed to the Tulalip Casino for my very first time gambling. Just to preface it, I never win anything luck based. Never. So, I didn't exactly have the highest hopes. We ended up playing a few different slot machines, and while I was seriously losing at first, I happened upon some lucky machine and all in all ended up leaving $20 richer. Woo!

Otherwise, the weekend was a pretty lazy one. I ended up coming down with a cold on my first day at my new job last week, so between that and the new job itself, I was pretty worn out. By the way, sorry things were a bit quiet around here last week- the cold was to blame! 

Anyway, all in all it was a very nice weekend and I'm looking forward to a healthier week this week!

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

Til next time!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly Wardrobe: Pleats Please!

 Glasses: BonLook
Cardigan: H&M
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters (circa 2005)
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Skirt: Zara
Tights: Nordstrom
Flats: J. Crew/Similar

Well, guys, it was quite a weekend! As you may have read in this post, Friday was my last day working at Theo Chocolate, a company I've spent the last 5 years working for. My last day there could not have been more amazing. I was met with flowers and baked goods that morning, had lunch with my department, and then headed to drinks with my coworkers for my going away party at the end of the day. 

It's kind of stupid, but I feel really confident about friendships and interacting with people one on one, and then as soon as I'm presented with a group situation, particularly one centered around me, I'm immediately convinced that no one likes me and no one will come. Well, my coworkers squashed the hell out of those insecurities. Over 30 people, including the CEO of the company, came out for my going away party, and really showed me an amazing time. Between the thoughtful things people said, the shows of support, the card signed by almost the whole company, and the sweet gifts people gave me, I couldn't have been more touched or more overwhelmed by people's kindness. I'm sad to have left behind such an amazing group of coworkers, but I know I won't be a stranger and have been told that I'm welcome back any time. It pretty much took everything in me to not be choked up all day.

Since Friday was such a big day, I let myself have a reaaaalllllll lazy Saturday. Admittedly, I was a bit hung over when I woke up, but also just tired from having such an emotional day on Friday. On top of that, I had to rest up, because I had big plans on Sunday!

My friend, Michele, and I have the most amazing Oscars tradition, and so Oscars day is one of my favorite days of the year. We meet up, make ribs, drink champagne, and watch the Oscars and the red carpet. What could be better? Oh, well, let me tell you. This year we upped the ante and added Raspberry Champagne Jell-O shots to the menu! So good! It was a blast cooking, talking about all the Oscars red carpet fashion, and watching the awards.

Today, I've got a whole bunch of errands to run, and then tomorrow is the big day: I start my new job!

All in all, it was a REALLY amazing weekend, and I'm looking forward to the adventures this week will have in store.

What did you get up to this weekend? Do you have any Oscars traditions?


P.S! You can also find me guest posting over on Clear the Way today!

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