This past weekend, I headed up to Whistler for a good friend’s Bachelorette party. I can’t believe I had never been there before, especially since I went to college in Bellingham, Washington, which is about 20 minutes away from the Canadian border. But, regardless, this trip was a blast and I am so happy to have finally experienced this charming town. I can’t wait to go back during the winter and ski!
We took a light hike to Lost Lake and sat out on the dock enjoying the view.
We managed to head back right before it started pouring down rain, but I’m happy I managed to capture some pretty pictures of the lake and trail beforehand.
After the brief downpour, a double rainbow appeared, which is always breathtaking to see in person. My friend Lacy actually captured this gorgeous photo on her iPhone.
I hope you guys all had a fantastic weekend and feel rested and ready for September.
Last Friday, Casey and I ventured over to Captiol Hill where we had lunch at Barrio, then drove over to Madison Park so I could show him Lake Washington. We spent time walking along the water and snapped a few pictures before heading back over to South Lake Union to meet friends for dinner. It was such a beautiful day and Seattle felt pretty magical. Summer here is just my favorite.
I had to drop him off at the airport tonight (there may have been some tears) but I think the city stole his heart just as I was hoping it would. The trip was a great success and we had a blast. I will be in town for another week so stay tuned for more Seattle-centric photos! xo
Yesterday I took Casey to Kerry Park in Queen Anne. It’s one of my favorite places in the city and I love taking people there when they come to visit because not only is the view breathtaking, I love seeing their initial reaction as we drive up to the overlook. Gorgeous, isn’t it? But on top of wanting to visit Kerry Park for the view, I knew it was the perfect place to shoot this outfit for Lands’ End. I partnered with the brand to try a new pair of their jeans since they recently relaunched their denim line. They are now focusing on achieving a great fit for everyone, offering low, medium and high rises (I’m wearing this style) in soft material and in various washes. The new styles also now come with slightly slanted back pockets and a higher waist in the back that trims your shape immediately. I also really like their chambray shirts, especially the striped one I’m wearing. You can check out more denim styles here!
This past weekend I played tour guide with Casey and took him all around Seattle. It was his first time visiting so, of course, we checked out all the classic sites such as the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and Alki Beach to just name a few. Tonight we are going to a Mariners’ game with my family and tomorrow, which is his last day, we’re going kayaking on Lake Union then having dinner at The Pink Door before I have to take him to the airport so he can catch his red eye flight back to New York. I will be staying here a bit longer since I have a bachelorette party in Whistler this coming weekend, but am hoping to have some more great photos to share for the next “Over the Weekend” post!
Seattle in the summer never fails to dazzle me and this trip has been no different. If you ever have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it! xo
Happy Sunday! So as many of you know, I’ve been working on a styling challenge with Forever 21 and was asked to create three looks to illustrate different parts of my day to day. I decided to share a few aspects of my work life – you can see the other two looks here and here – and for my third and final look, I chose to share what I would when I’m out and about attending evening press events and launch parties.
I like to dress up a bit more when attending these types of events and I loved this dress the minute I spotted it. But the thing is, I’ve never been very comfortable wearing a body con dress without some sort of jacket or blazer over the top, so in an attempt to feel more comfy, I paired it with a more casual camo shirt-jacket to take it down a notch. Plus it gave me a chance to have a little fun with pattern play!
For those of you just joining us, here’s a quick recap of the collaboration I am working on with Forever 21. I was recently asked to create three looks that illustrate different parts of my day to day, so I decided to pinpoint the main aspects of my work life. The first look, which you can see here, is what I would wear to a professional meeting in midtown. The second outfit, shown in this post, is a perfect example of what I wear when working as a personal stylist, which is another part of my profession in fashion. When I’m consulting women and their wardrobes, or out shopping with them, I like to be comfortable in what I’m wearing. There can be a lot of walking and schleping clothing, which in the summer months, when it’s so hot in New York, I love to wear loose fitting clothing, so a flowy dress like this one becomes the perfect uniform for me.
I’ve been a fan of Forever 21 for over ten years now and have watched it grow and change from a place where I only bought my “going out” clothes to now what is a multifaceted store that offers everything from lingerie to pencil skirts and more. I have learned to shop their various stores, no matter how big or small, and spot and pick out really cute things that otherwise might have been overlooked. So when Forever 21 asked me to create three looks that illustrate parts of my everyday life, I was of course up for the challenge. I headed to the gigantic four-level store in Times Square and got to work. I thought about what the main aspects of my work life are and decided to start with what I would wear to a professional meeting in midtown. I knew I wanted to feel polished and put together so I oped for a really great pencil skirt as my starting point and went from there.
Style Tip: I realize that for those of you who work in a more traditional work environment, a brightly patterned skirt and open toed shoes may not be appropriate. If that is the case, or if this much print feels a little scary, I would suggest simply swapping out the skirt for a deep navy blue pencil skirt, and making your shoes the focal point. Try a pair of pointy-toed bold pumps in a zippy color like citron or coral as your statement piece.
Just a little hello from my backyard in Seattle. My Dad snapped these photos of me and Barney last night while we enjoyed the warm weather and some appetizers before dinner. Being here feels so good and spending time with this handsome guy is just the best. He loves to be touched, so whether it’s your feet resting on his back, a big neck hug or him backing up into and leaning his 145-pound body against your legs, it doesn’t matter, if he is being touched in some capacity, he’s all about it. My little cuddle bug, I love him so much. Anyway, I hope you all had a productive Monday and here’s to a great rest of the week! xo