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This past weekend I spent a fun weekend away with a bunch of friends in the quaint town of Chelan, Washington. Normally my friends and I spend summers there, swimming in the lake and sunning ourselves on the beach. But more recently it seems the town has decided to team up with the neighboring town, Manson, for a festival called Winterfest. It takes place over two weekends in mid-January and focuses on fun wintry outdoor activities and celebrating local food and drink.
On Saturday, we headed over to Manson for the ale tasting and chilifest. It was extremely cold out (it actually dropped down to 10 degrees at night) so we warmed ourselves by the fire and listened to live music while we took in the spectacular views. Then as it got dark, everyone headed down to the water to send off their Chinese wish lanterns into the sky. It was pretty special, I have to say.
Here are some photos from the past few days, if you’d like to see…

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Our main view from inside our condo at The Grandview on the Lake. So impressive and beautiful.
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I lived in my Sorel “Caribou” boots (on the left) the whole weekend and my feet stayed toasty the entire time!

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We were able to make breakfast every morning and enjoy the view (below) as we ate and chatted.
Thanks for spoiling us Blake!

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Three of my very good girlfriends from college. Nothing like amazing company to make a weekend getaway complete.

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Manson, one town over from Chelan, where the festivities were held.

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Karen Walker “Super Duper Strength” Sunglasses / F21 Scarf (similar versions here and here) / J.Crew Sweater / Rugby Jeans / Zara Jacket / Sorel Caribou Boots

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Time for chili and ale tasting!

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What’s not to love about a highlighter yellow sweater in the middle of winter?!

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Photos by me, Blake Martin and Lacy Stafford. Thanks for your help with photos guys! xo
P.S. Follow me on Instagram to see more from this past weekend, and for future photo fun!

 

 

 

DSC_0016RayBan Sunglasses / Coach Jacket (c/o) / American Apparel Lace Top  Forever 21 Scarf / Zara Tarez Clutch / H&M Belt / H&M Skirt / Steve Madden “Cecelia” Clogs (Order online and get 15 percent off when you use the code MSP15)

These photos are actually from last week from when I met my dear friend B at Madison Park for lunch and a catch-up session. She was kind enough to snap a few photos before heading back to work, and I think she did an excellent job. Thanks B. :)

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I have always liked mixing patterns (okay maybe not when I was 16 and everything had to match) but lately I have been working this Zara Tarez clutch in with almost everything I put on. It’s funny because the pattern is already mixed-matched itself, but still manages to transition nicely with whatever it’s paired with. I also like the two different animal prints in the scarf and clutch. They go together, but aren’t too “matchy, matchy.” And of course I had to add stripes into the mix. In my book, you can never go wrong with a good stripe.

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Happy almost Thanksgiving! I hope you all have lovely, festive and family-filled fun holiday ahead of you. I’m not able to get back home this year, so A and I are going on a dinner date just the two of us…we might even sneak in a late movie if we feel the urge. Wild, I know.

Much love. xoxo

DSC_0063Ralph Lauren Sweater / H&M Button down / Banana Republic Skirt / Urban Outfitters Flats / RayBan Wayfarers

I’ve been working in an office all week having to wear fairly professional/corporate outfits, so I decided to snap a few shots of what I wore yesterday, just because it’s pretty different from what I normally post on the blog. My best friend from college is visiting and she was kind of enough to snap these at the end of a very long day. I actually really like this outfit, albeit the sweater is a bit chunky and not the most flattering, but I love the boatneck collar, rich navy color, and thick knit just the same. You can’t see it too well, but I layered with a wide-checked, light gray/white button down for some variety. As for the skirt, in my mind, you can’t go wrong with a simple, clean cut, light gray wool skirt because it will last you forever. Case in point: I’ve had this one since 2002!

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During Fashion Week, I managed to sneak away one night to spend a much needed evening with one of my best friends who had just flown in from Seattle, and a bunch of our close friends for a girly girl’s night. Upon arrival to my friend Patricia’s apartment, I was immediately handed a glass of wine and a bag with a few pieces of clothing that she was giving away. At the end of the night, I walked out with a new pair of Michael Kors strappy sandals and this awesome, retro acid wash micro mini skirt!

DSC_0008RayBan Wayfarers / Grandmother’s Vintage Chain / Forever 21 Knitted Top / Acid Wash Micro Mini (gifted from friend Patricia) / Urban Outfitter Flats / F21 Bag

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I wasn’t sure if I could actually pull off this skirt, but a few days later, on a lazy Saturday, I decided to bite the bullet, shimmied into it and went strolling through Soho with my good friend Lex in search of  a yummy brunch.

This skirt will always remain a statement piece, but when paired with an oversized solid-colored top and basic flats, the “loudness” of this mini is taken down a few notches, and becomes quite wearable. It also has a stretchy waistband, which bodes well when eating a big brunch. :)

Happy Thursday! xoxo

P.S. I want to really start gearing up my remixes for the fall, and I think this would be a fun challenge to take on, don’t you think?

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The lovely Kim of eat.sleep.wear came to New York for Fashion Week and stayed with me for a night. We had the best time just being girly and talking about life and fashion. One nice thing about being friends with fellow fashion bloggers (among many other awesome qualities) is that they truly understand the whole photography side of the job. After our yummy breakfast of eggs and coffee, we headed over to my favorite street around the corner. It’s super quiet, old fashioned and is full of quaint stoops and ivy-covered brick. Kim patiently snapped a ton of photos until they were just right. She really is the best.

DSC_0021RayBan Wayfarers / Thrifted Buttondown (Value Village) / F21 Skinnies / Vintage Woven Flats thrifted from 20Twenty / F21 Bag

As for the outfit…I have been wearing these jeans a lot lately and love the dark gray/black wash and zipper detailing on the sides.

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Currently my favorite bag that I snapped up at F21.

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Loving the woven details on these flats. The shape of them sort of reminds me of the shoes that Ducky wore in Pretty in Pink, except his are white with buckles.

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Trying to perfect my cat-eye makeup. It’s getting there!

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The gorgeous Kim Kim!

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She should be posting her photos soon as well, so head on over to her site and check ‘em out! xoxo

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This weekend, I am headed out to Rocky Bay, where I will hang by the water, eat lots of yummy food, and spend time with friends, family, and lots and lots of dogs. I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Happy Fourth! xoxo

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Happy rainy Monday! Today I plan to stay inside and work at a coffee shop all day to avoid the rain. Sometimes it’s nice when the weather is a little off because it forces me to get work done that I might otherwise put off if the weather was super nice and sunny.

Anyway, last Friday I mentioned I was going to Macbar with my friend Becky, who writes the very funny blog, Reblogged. If you haven’t checked it out you should. She shares fun photos, witty text, and is all around a fantastic friend and person. We had a lovely time talking blog-shop while munching on rich mac ‘n cheese, which by the way, came in an actual macaroni-shaped container. That is, if you ordered a medium, which I did. Oh and I also got the mac shroom and Becky got the four cheese. Both really good. Go if you get a chance!

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As you can see, the little yellow flowers in my skirt matched the decor. Unintentional I assure you, but kind of awesome nonetheless.

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Mmmm. Yum.

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My outfit. A little bit of a remix going on here…I wore this shirt here and the skirt here. My belt matched the color of the macaroni dish exactly. So, of course we had to take a photo, or three.

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Becky!

Lots more Weekend Wear photos to come, so stay tuned for Part 2 and 3! xoxo

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Hi friends! So, I am a tad jet lagged and have a ton of catching up to do today so I don’t have a typical outfit post up, but I do have some fun photos from the wedding this past weekend! I was so honored to be a bridesmaid in my friend Allison’s wedding, and she was kind enough to let us choose which black dress we wanted to wear. Awesome. I searched around for the perfect dress and finally found it at White House | Black Market. I am sensing a remix coming soon…

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Me and my friend Heather on the way to the reception. Yes, the wedding party all rode over together in a school bus. It was awesome.

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Me and my friend Maria, who flew in from Paris!

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The girls. : ) Left to right, Lisa, Allison, me and Agatha. We have all known each other since we were 11-years-old. That’s 17 years of friendship! LOVE YOU GUYS and CONGRATULATIONS ALLISON AND KEVIN! xoxo