Winter Trench and Update

Cuyana Trench Coat // With Love, Amanda

Hello! Gosh I feel like I need to reintroduce myself after taking a 3+ month hiatus from the blog. Since I last posted a lot has happened… Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years… and you know, life. It felt great to get back out shooting again this weekend with a token sunny, yet frigid, day in Seattle. I thought my Cuyana trench coat would be enough for warmth… but I was gravely mistaken. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most flattering, classic trench coats out there and a staple in my closet. Read More

Mellow Yellow

yellow-linen-top-01This weekend was the first in Seattle that it was warm enough for tanks and shorts! It actually ended up getting a bit too hot for me, I mean going from 70 degrees to 90… a bit to drastic but hey it was warm and sunny so I’ll take it. The weather did give me a chance to style a new top that I found for a steal at Nordstrom Rack. This yellow square cami by Melrose and Market has a bit of a boho feel with it’s frayed hem and I could see this going well with a lot of different types of looks. I added this with a pair of pale pink shorts that I bought at Old Navy several years ago (similar versions here and here) and finished off the look with this pair of Soludos lace up ankle-wrap espadrille sandals. Scroll down to see more from this look!

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High-Waisted Trousers with Florals

Floral Blazer // With Love, Amanda
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).

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Stripes and Roses

Stripes and Roses // With Love, AmandaOh 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.

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Winter Neutrals

Winter Neutrals 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.

Outfit Details

Top – Nordstrom Rack // Trench – Old (similar here) // Purse – Kate Spade // Jeans – Articles of Society 

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