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Things have been rather busy around here! Husband has been working nonstop including full days over the weekends and on the MLK, Jr. holiday. This gave me lots of time to spend walking around my neighborhood, latte in hand, perusing the historic apartment buildings, local shops and generally reminding myself how I fell in love with it in the first place. We’d been considering moving away so I could be closer to work, but ultimately I think I’ve decided to stay put.

A few years ago, when we made the decision to move back to Seattle, it was Capitol Hill that became my sanctuary in the city. If you’re familiar with the area you may question my choice of words, but I love the bustling, busy streets, the million things to do, the quaint shops and trendy eateries, having a beer where Kurt Cobain used to hang out. To me, it’s pure magic. When I was a kid I used to lay on my bedroom floor listening to Nirvana, Soundgarden, STP, Mudhoney, The Melvins, and dream about going away to college in Seattle so I could walk the streets of these musicians who so changed my musical life. Through all of life’s twists and turns it’s so satisfying to know that one of my major childhood dreams has come true and after exhaustively searching out alternatives, I don’t think I could move away and undo it.

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OUTFIT DETAILS  vintage-inspired swing coat, Banana Republic (spring 2004) | dress, TOPSHOP | tights, Spanx in amethyst | suede heeled oxfords, Sofft Cadence | my handbag, Coach Molly (gift) | glasses, ‘Spitfire’ c/0 Rivet & Sway | C’s handbag*, Rebecca Minkoff

*These photos were taken by my lovely friend Caroline, who you may remember from this amazing trip and post.