One of the most challenging things about living in Seattle is keeping warm in the spring while not dressing for winter. Although I can assure you there are plenty of people still walking around in boots and parkas. Colorful jeans are my go to because they are cheerful but just as warm as regular jeans.
I was heading to lunch and to work at Starbucks yesterday with my work from home friend, Savannah, and decided pulled out my bright coral jeans to plan around. I love the combo of coral and mint, so decided on a white open weave sweater with a mint necklace and topped with my denim jacket to try and stay warm. I was still cold, but fortunately didn’t have to be outside for long!
Almost to the 3 day weekend – whoo hoo!
Well I managed to survive another trip with my crazy sorority sisters and other friends. It was so nice to have some fun in the sun, especially since I’ve had to come home to 50 degree temps and rain – not so fun. If you notice I am blogging less in May and June it is because the grey days and cold temps leave me uninspired – the Springtime Seattle Blues.
But back to more pleasant things, here are some pics from this year’s fabulous trip!
We started the first day out at the Cosmopolitan pool, such a nice hotel!
Dress – F21
Had an awesome night at our table at Tryst
Spent a fabulous day at Marquee Dayclub
Where we of course worked our way into a cabana…
Had a fun night out on Friday, here I am with my bestie of 21 years, April. Dress is Halston Heritage via 6pm.com – check them out for great deals!
Saturday was spent enjoying the pool at Hard Rock celebrating my friend Kenzie’s 30th
Then we finished out the trip with a night at XS! Love this sparkly dress I wore that my MIL picked up at Annie Sez and then kindly donated to me.
I’m headed back to Vegas in 6 weeks for a family reunion. I think it will take me about that long to recover!
Ah, yellow. One of my favorite colors to brighten up a grey Seattle day. Sometimes you find that blondes are scared to wear yellow, but not this one! Happy to be linking up for Marionberry Style’s Trend of the Month Challenge: Yellow today. Be sure to go check out how everyone is wearing this fun color.
I’m off to Vegas tomorrow for my annual girl’s trip with my sorority sisters as well as one of my very best friend’s bachelorette party, so hope you all have a fabulous weekend and if I survive the mayhem I will be back next week : )
Jeans – COH, Sweater – F21 (similar), Shoes – Schutz, Belt – H&M, Bag – Kate Spade
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and Mother’s Day! Sorry for my long absence, was feeling like I just needed a little break this last week coming off my travel. And this week I’m packing up again to head to Vegas for the weekend – lots of flying this month!
The wedding I went to in New Mexico was beautiful and we danced all night! I wore what is probably my favorite dress ever, I loved the bright color.
Here I am with my best friend, April, her little sister was the bride. We’ve been friends for 21 years now!
Dress - Victoria’s Secret
And here we are goofing off with our good friend from high school, Dustin. A beautiful New Mexico night!
This past Saturday night we headed to my friend Sam’s housewarming party and I took advantage of the above average temps to wear this black and white striped dress I picked up recently. I love that I will also be able to wear it with tights in the Fall too. I took a size 6 in this one. It has been going in and out of stock so if you want to give it a try don’t hesitate!
Dress – Topshop, Shoes – BCBGeneration via DSW
Friday afternoon my incredibly stylish friend and fellow blogger Mollie and I headed to Nordstrom to check out their newly revamped Savvy department. Mollie always knows how to look effortlessly cool so she was the perfect person to try on some new things with.
I used to eye Savvy as I passed it on my way to other departments, knowing it was way out of my price range. Not anymore! They have completely changed it up and now you will be hard pressed to find anything over $90. The clothes are very on trend, but with items that could work for many different styles and occasions. Some great blazers and skirts mixed in with some things I wouldn’t even know how to wear – but that’s what makes it fun!
I really enjoyed being pushed out of my style comfort zone by trying on some edgier and trendier pieces that will be great to combine with some of my more classic items.
Here was my shopping outfit, Denim & Dots obviously : ) Found this cute little jacket at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago and couldn’t resist! (similar for just $20!)
And Mollie’s super cool casual outfit
Some of my favorite items included this gorgeous faux suede jacket that absolutely looks real. A bargain at $92.
Also fell in love with this faux leather skirt, another one that looks like the real deal for just $72. I came home with the cognac one and will be wearing it out on Friday night.
Mollie and I hit the dressing rooms to try on a few things. I fell in love with this edgy maxi dress that wasn’t something I would normally even try on but I’m glad I gave it a shot because it came home with me and is totally different from anything else I own.
My favorite outfit of Mollie’s was these printed pants and black top – so cute!
Don’t forget to check out their funky and affordable jewelry before you leave!
Hope you enjoyed the tour, anyone else been enjoying the new Savvy? Be sure to pop over and check out Mollie’s blog on our Savvy visit too.
Hi everyone, was so busy last week preparing for a trip to New Mexico that I had no time to blog and even mention it! Anyhow, I am here in Albuquerque now with one of my best friend’s, Kara, visiting for the week. We are headed down to Las Cruces, where I grew up, on Thursday to attend a wedding over the weekend and then I will be flying back to Seattle on Sunday. Not sure how much blogging I will get done this week, but I will have a special feature on Wednesday in which my friend Mollie and I will be writing about our recent experience at the revamped Savvy dept. in Nordstrom. Looking forward to sharing that with you all, I got a few really cute things!
Today I’m hanging out working at the McDonald’s watching one of Kara’s adorable daughters, Allie, run around the playground : ) Here we are!
I can’t believe it is already Wednesday, this week is flying by! Maybe it is all the sun and above 65 degree temps we are finally getting.
I had a work event in downtown Seattle last night that required “Business Casual” dress. Don’t they know I pretty much only own jeans? Well, it was a good excuse to pull out a pencil skirt and warm enough for bare legs – yes! I carried along my laptop in this cute tote my MIL got me for Christmas.
Happy Hump Day!