Blush Sunset

Blush Sunset // With Love, Amanda

I’ve been trying to get in as many Seattle sunsets before the full on fall/winter grey sets in. We actually shot this almost a month ago but you know, life gets busy and you never the a post up that you planned to. But finally, here it is! I’d been looking and looking for the perfect blush blazer and scored this on by Halogen (similar here and here) from Nordstrom’s anniversary sale (whoop!). I’ve already got a ton of use out of for work. It’s kind of the perfect blazer as you can throw it on top of almost anything. It’s definitely perfect for an office that’s constantly freezing. To match the blazer I paired with my new favorite blush slip on’s. These are one’s my mom actually found at TJmaxx and shipped to me, but check out this similar beauty here.

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Boyfriend Watches

Boyfriend Watches // With Love, Amanda

Boyfriend jeans, shorts, and tee’s have all had their moment in women’s fashion over the past few years. What about the boyfriend watch? Women’s watch faces have increased in size year over year, seeming to mimic that of men’s watches. My issue is that many of these watches are so painfully stereotypical with bedazzled bezels or flowers on the watch face, which is not my style when it comes to a watch. I think a watch is a great way to make statement in any outfit but how can you really do it?

I stole (borrowed) my husband’s Tissot automatic watch for today’s post. Obviously the bracelet was a little to large for my wrist but he wouldn’t let me take out any of the links so I just had to go with it! This watch is definitely more masculine but also bears a bit more weight an substance than the cheap minimalist quartz watches available today. As a woman, there’s something empowering by wearing a watch with unique complications. Maybe it’s the mechanics and intricacies of an automatic movement or the weight of the watch that makes it feel more dominate than dainty feminine watches. Nevertheless, I encourage you to play around accessories that add an edge or boldness to your look. You never know what you might discover.

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Making A Statement

Statements // With Love, Amanda

Last weekend I attended the Create & Cultivate conference (so happy it finally came to Seattle!). This was an entire day filled of smart, successful women speaking on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to social media to personal branding. In addition to leaving with a iPhone camera roll full of Instagrammable content I also left inspired, refreshed and a little overwhelmed (from attempting to absorb the knowledge bombs dropped on me!)

Listening to a panel of beauty experts, who were speaking about building your brand from the ground up, one thing that really stuck with me was importance of being an authentic voice and having a point of differentiation from everyone else in your field. This is not ground-breaking advice but it’s something that so often feels ignored by many influencers. You don’t have to look too hard to see that the fashion blogging world is over-saturated with bloggers who all look and dress exactly alike. Many times there’s no real distinguishing factors or depth in content past just the photo posted (I’m guilty of this too). I think it’s so easy for all of us to fall into a habit of mimicking what we see top bloggers doing and the styles they’re wearing, which quickly leads to more cliche, copycat content that adds to the noise.

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Nautical Stripes

Nautical Stripes // With Love, AmandaHappy Labor Day! I don’t know about you, but this summer has been absolutely crazy busy for me. To the point where I’ve had to put the blog on the back burner. This is why I was so thankful for a much needed long weekend paired with gorgeous weather. We were able to get out of the house yesterday to take advantage of the sunshine and went down to walk along the waterfront and marina just a few miles from our house. I decided to pull together a simple nautical-inspired outfit with a striped top I scored at the Nordstrom anniversary sale. It’s part of the J. Crew collection that Nordstrom now offers and has been a big repeat in my outfits on chillier days this summer. It’s also on major discount again at Nordstrom and I suggest you snag up one for yourself before they’re all gone! You can shop it here.

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Our Wedding

Our Wedding // With Love, Amanda
Today we are celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It’s crazy to think that it has already been one year. This post has been a long time coming. I had originally planned to share photos right after I received them but things got in the way and sifting through and narrowing down from hundreds of photos was way more time consuming than I originally thought! Regardless, this post is finally here and appropriately timed with our anniversary. P.S. I still included way to many photos in this post :) Happy scrolling!

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