I love this weather. When the air is crisp, yet warm, I can see the Olympics out my window, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and you feel a breeze that sends your heart into palpitations. Although I’m a lover of fall and all it’s gifts, leaves turning color, that crisp whip of fall air, freshly sharpened pencils and a new class full of second graders, I must say that spring and summer feel like a vacation in Seattle, even if I’m too broke to actually go on one.
I fell in love with these little denim shorts and have been enjoying wearing them around a bunch, so much so that I bought them in grey and green, too. I think they’re the perfect length and cut for me, and that’s a miracle to find in a pair of shorts. And this blouse? It’s my favorite one! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get it up on the blog, but here it finally is. The handbag was a last minute addition suggested by best friend C. right before we headed out to snap these photos and I think it was a stroke of genius. It’s just silly enough to work.
It’s been one of those crazy hectic weeks when you can’t really believe you survived it and that it’s over so quickly. I have just four more days of school until I trounce out into summer. Part of me is ecstatic to relax and reset, while a big part of me is getting wistful about my last moments with this incredible group of kids. That’s the funny thing about teaching, every year is a reboot and every class must move on. But this class, they have been incredible.
OUTFIT DETAILS shirt, Madewell (similar) | shorts, Banana Republic | shoes, Chie Mihara | handbag, Banana Republic (super old, like 2004!)
It turns out getting back into the groove of blogging can be tougher than you think. It’s been such a busy month with lots of fun social events and new friends, but also lots of huge work commitments as the year is coming to a close. I can’t believe I have just seven more days with my littles before I send them off to summer and eventually the third grade. This year went so quickly!
Here’s a little bit of my life lately care of instagram… you can follow me @lindsayliving there, too. My kitty Ruby is having some major health issues, but is finally on the mend. Wish us luck on her speedy recovery! // I get in the habit of eating the same things day in and day out, but I’ve recently integrated a fantastic little omelette into my morning routine. // I teach the kids a lot about the music that moves me and we’ve had a lot of fun getting to know The Beatles this month. // The sunshine on the side of my building makes me giddy! // A quiet evening to myself with my perfect chicken salad in my perfect apartment. // I went sailing on Lake Union with some friends and had a splendid time! I’m hoping to do this again soon…if I’m really lucky. // Moscow Mules happy hour at Sam’s Tavern; they had me a Moscow Mule. // I finally counted how many Essie polishes I’ve collected and rather surprised myself! // At school last week I got to go up 100 feet in a fire truck! It was amazing to be so high up above the school and my students thought I was a superhero or something! // I’ve seen a few great shows lately including the one in this shot, Local Natives.
Oh hi there! I’m so thrilled to be posting some new outfit photos, I can’t even tell you! Honestly being gone from the blog for SO long felt super strange. It’s a huge part of my life and I love it so much, so I was super excited that best friend C. was willing to take some shots of me, especially in the pouring rain. That’s what umbrellas are for, right? Plus another excuse to buy something in a fun print.
I wore this lovely dress for an evening out and found it was perfect for that wants-to-be-spring-but-still-raining kinda Seattle weather we’ve got going on right now. I was very lucky to find this dress, brand-new with the tags still on, hanging in my favorite used clothing store in Spokane. I’ve never been into maxi dresses, but this is the second one I’ve bought this season and I’m loving them! It’s a great way to feel pretty and girly, yet covered up and cozy. Since dropping some dress sizes I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect, fitted jean jacket and I finally found it! I can feel some serious over-wear of this jacket in my future. I can’t seem to hang it back in the closet since I got it.
OUTFIT DETAILS dress, I.N.C. via Fringe & Fray | denim jacket, Levi Strauss & Co. | heels, Banana Republic (similar) | handbag, vintage Coach Court bag | umbrella, Marimekko | necklace, Park Lane
Hello friends. It’s been a long time. I’m so sorry for my absence and must tell you I’ve missed this blog and you all so much. This post has been a long time coming and has literally kept my stomach in knots for awhile. I’ve written it and unwritten it a million times and it’s finally time to get it all out there. This blog is not a journal by any means, and although I share some personal tidbits and adventures, for the most part it is style focused and that is how I want it to remain. That said, I think this is too big not to share… so here it goes.
Back in March I made the toughest decision of my life. I decided to end my marriage. My husband and I have been together 12 years altogether, married for 8, and our relationship has been a very important part of my life. We met when we were 18, got married at 21 and literally grew up together. We worked on it and worked on it, but ultimately ours was not a relationship meant to stand the test of forever, and we are both moving on in life. I moved out and found my own little apartment, so if you follow me on Instagram and got really confused by all of my moving photos, that answers that. Things are good and very amicable between us. We have a mutual respect and admiration for each other which cannot be broken, and we are holding close to that while finalizing all of the last details of ending us. The hard part is over and I am very happy as I get to know myself all over again and blossom in my new life.
In the beginning, everything felt like a new and exciting (and sometimes scary) first. I’d never lived alone before! Despite the huge transition, I have to say that I’m really loving it. I kept my little snuggle-bug Ruby and have been enjoying my world in whole new ways. I’m so thankful for amazing friends and family who have supported me through everything and I feel like getting back to the blog is one of the final pieces of the puzzle of my new life coming together.