Lazy Days

July 23, 2014

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DSC_1377 DSC_1376 DSC_1382 As July zips into its last week I can’t help but relish in the laziness that is summer. Although I’ve been working as the site coordinator of summer school I’ve had plenty of free time to do with as I choose. I’ve written on this blog about how idle time can make me feel uneasy, like I should be doing something productive with myself. I’ve never been a napper, am hard-pressed to find time for crafts, and usually find it difficult to let go and spend hours on a good book or TV show. This summer, however, I’ve made a few lazy day goals…

  • Watch as many John Singleton movies as I can (currently watching Boyz in the Hood)
  • Read at least one really good book (there’s a few I started awhile back that I should probably finish)
  • Read at least one really good teaching book (that I’ve been wanting to read for years but never got around to)
  • Take naps without guilt (so far so good)
  • Spent at least 5 good days out on the beach (1 down)
  • Go on at least two camping trips (1 down)

In celebration of a little summer laziness I finally jumped into a pair of sweats-inspired pants from J.Crew. I bought them on clearance and I must say they are a beautiful color and oh so comfortable! Why did I wait so long to embrace this trend? They’re a great weight and feel like super comfy dress pants. I think they’ll transition into my fall work wardrobe well. Do you have a pair? I’d love to see how you styled them so please drop a link in the comments.

OUTFIT DETAILS  tee, Banana Republic (similar) | drawstring pants, J.Crew | necklace, Banana Republic (2007?) | heels, Banana Republic | handbag, Coach (2004) | lip color, NARS Schiap

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It’s been a great summer so far, and one of the highlights was seeing good blogging buddy Fran in town last week! You may know her from her blog, Franish, and these other lovely ladies, Bri of Work Clothes, I Suppose and Katrina of The Demure Muse. Fran is currently in medical school across the country, and last year we were lucky enough to get a visit before she began her program. She’s now done with year 1 and I’m so glad she made it back to Seattle for another visit (thus the part deux). Last time she was in town it was just us girls out for dinner and bubble tea, but this time we brought the boys with us and the eight of us went for a great dinner at Barrio here on Capitol Hill (which I highly recommend, it’s so great!). Fran was here just about the same time last year and the weather was just the same; perfectly warm and beautiful.

We talked a little about the blogs, but mostly just enjoyed catching up on each other’s lives, in person for a change instead of just via blog, and of course snapped some photos, or rather my sweet boyfriend J. did for us. It’s so funny how you can meet people online through something silly and simple like taking pictures of what you wear, and find amazing friends, even those who live across the country. Love that and these girls to pieces.

MY OUTFIT  dress, alya via Francesca’s | shoes Fergalicious by Fergie (I know, I know…mock me all you want)

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Relax

July 7, 2014

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OUTFIT DETAILS  dress, BCBGirls via Aprie | sweatshirt, Target | heels, Chie Mihara | heart tag bracelet & bead bracelet, Tiffany & Co. | handbag, Marc by Marc Jacobs | lip colour, Tom Ford “True Coral” | nail colour, Essie Chinchilly

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