Many of us were rocking the florals all through spring but I’m going to keep them going all into summer because why not? I’ve been trying to rework the existing pieces in my closet to create new, unique outfits without needing to shop too much (I know, who doesn’t want to shop?) I really love these light grey high-waisted pants from Aritzia (similar here and here) and they paired perfectly with a floral blazer (similar here and here).
Oh my goodness! We got back from China last week and Seattle seems to have finally started its transformation into summer. Flowers are blooming and many days have hit 70 degrees. It makes me so happy to feel like the gloom might just go away really soon. For today’s post, we ventured not too far away from our house to the Rose Garden near the Woodland Park Zo0. I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Seattle for 5 years now and never visited the garden. It was absolutely perfect! All the flowers were blooming and the roses smelled so sweet. I wish we had brought a blanket and spent the afternoon there (next time!). Today’s outfit is a relatively simple one, but sometimes those are my favorite. You may have seen the striped skirt I’m wearing in a previous post when we went to the tulip festival. No joke it is from Forever 21 at least 6 years ago (one of few pieces that somehow have survived many closet purges). The blouse is also one that has been featured on the blog in several different stylings (see here and here). It’s just so comfy that I cannot help but restyle it over and over. Shop this blouse over at Aritzia here. I’ve also linked below to several other white blouse and striped skirt options.
Seattle’s weather has been pretty chilly recently which makes shooting outdoors brutal. It also makes me wish for warmer weather and to be able to comfortably wear my springtime clothes. In an effort to feel more spring-like traded in the black and grays that I’ve been wearing too often and pulled together a simple outfit with various neutrals and soft pinks for a fresh, feminine look. I found the soft pink sweater featured in this look last weekend at Nordstrom Rack for quite the steal! It was such a good price that they’ve sold out of my color but there are a few other options still available on line (check ’em out here). I threw an old trench of mine on top and added my recently purchased Kate Space purse.
Recently, it’s been so cold here in Seattle that shooting outfits outdoors is pretty brutal so my coat tends to cover up much of my outfits recently. In today’s post I want to talk about lace. I’m a huge fan of lace and I don’t think there’s a more feminine fabric out there. Whenever I wear lace I always feel so girly. This year, I plan to add more lace pieces to my closet and to kick it off I’ve rounded up several of my favorite lace tops like this pretty one from the LOFT or this one from Nordstrom.
Happy New Years and welcome to the first outfit post of 2017! This past year was a crazy one – between buying a house and getting married this year was definitely full of firsts. Though we had several big life events I’m definitely ready for a new year. This coming year is going to be exciting, we are planning a big trip to China for wedding number two and to tour around in Beijing and Shanghai (I’m so excited to blog about those trips!). Along with travels I have big plans for the blog in terms of content and focusing on strategy and growth. 2017 is going to be filled with a lot of hard work and hustle but I’m excited for the opportunities it will bring.