Stripes. Seriously. They call my name. I don’t know what it is about these graphic marvels, but seriously. They call my name. When I saw this little dress I thought, “There’s no way that’s gonna work for me,” and yet I took it into the fitting room anyway. Lo and behold this dress just knocked my socks off. Well, I can’t say I was actually in socks, but you catch my drift.
These shots were taken over the weekend and now that it’s raining and windy I’m melancholy for my missing sunshine. I’m so thrilled that it’s finally April, though. It’s been a long March and I am ready for spring to keep rolling forward. It’s going to be a big week and next week is my spring break. Lots of changes are up in the air for me and I’m excited about new challenges and opportunities springing up in my life. I said in a post a couple of weeks ago that spring always feels like a bit of a transition, a new pathway, a new start. This spring certainly is for me and I’m excited to see where this new road takes me.
OUTFIT DETAILS dress, Banana Republic | handbag, vintage Coach (from my mama’s closet, but buy it new at Coach) | shoes, ZARA (similar) | shades, GAP (summer 2011) | necklace, gift from my mama (similar)
The sun finally came out in Seattle and oh man are we enjoying it! I’ve been suffering through looking at outfit posts from across the country for weeks with girls showing off their bare legs and fun summery frocks only to wallow in our own cloudy darkness. I’ve been lost in winterized clothes for weeks, but today… Today the sun was out and man did I enjoy it. It was a great weekend for sitting in the sun, sitting on patios, generally basking in the glow of the stupendous Seattle sun. Honestly I think we appreciate it more since it eludes us for so many months of the year.
I’ve been loving this dress since I found it buried in the clearance section of Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago and have worn it with tights and sweaters over top waiting for the day it could come out in it’s full spring glory. This gorgeous yellow statement necklace was a gift from a truly amazing friend that has helped me survive the last month in ways I can’t fully express. I pulled out my favorite summer wedges and the outfit was made. It felt like those simple summer ensembles that feel done without tons of layers. I find myself dreaming of summer and all of the sun-soaked bliss that’s on the horizon. Hello summer! Come. Soon. Please.
OUTFIT DETAILS dress, Nordstrom Rack | necklace, Banana Republic (gift) | shoes, Steve Madden (old) | sunnies, GAP (old)
Spring is a funny thing, especially in Seattle. I’ve never been a sun worshipper so Seattle suits me quite nicely. But after months of cloudy days and chilly chills, I start to long for a little heat, not to mention vitamin D. I bought this fun little dress on such a great deal in the hopes of starting off my spring wardrobe, but it ended up being way to chilly to wear it with bare legs and summer wedge sandals as originally planned. It will be fun to put up some then-now photos once I can wear it the way I really want to.
Today I’m sporting some more gorgeous Marrin Costello jewelry! I absolutely love each and every piece she sent my way and these bracelets are no exception. Although I appreciate arm candy on others, it generally has not been my bag. But these bracelets are slowly changing my opinion. I love the layers, this stunning shade of red, and the juxtaposition of the cross, Buddhas and skulls. Each piece is so high quality and luxurious, too! If you are looking for a gift, either for someone else or yourself, I would highly recommend these lovelies from Marrin’s collection. Simply gorgeous.
OUTFIT DETAILS dress, Nordstrom Rack (similar) | belt, Banana Republic (similar) | tights, Spanx | booties, Banana Republic (similar) | cross bracelet, Marrin Costello Designs | Buddha bracelets, Marrin Costello Designs
Sometimes one randomly tries on a pair of pink pants. Sometimes said pants might look better with a neutral top. But then one gets a wild hair and decides, “Hey look, I’m going to pair these pink pants with a burgundy sweater.” It’ll be a real season bender, so to speak.
I bought these pink jeans with the intention of starting my spring wardrobe off with a bang, but it’s recently gotten so windy and cold in Seattle that sweaters and various other layering pieces are necessary. I’m so glad I bought this comfy one on clearance at BR awhile back because it’s quickly becoming my go-to no matter what pant color I’m working with.
This weekend honestly can’t come soon enough. I’ve been feeling so sleepy this week, but haven’t indulged in my inner sleep monster. Honestly I don’t know that I really have a sleep monster, but at times I feel propelled to test the theory. Oh! I also bought a slow cooker this week and want to try out a recipe this weekend. If you have a link to one you love, please leave it below in the comments. I’d really appreciate it. I do plan to entertain my inner yummy food finisher. xo
Windy in Seattle? Case in point….
OUTFIT DETAILS pink jeans, J Brand | cozy sweater, Banana Republic | jean jacket, LOFT (similar) | shoes, Steve Madden | bag, Coach Molly