For those of you that follow on me Instagram or Facebook, I am sure you saw the first photo I shared of my gallery wall or this photo, which is similar to the one above. I love my apartment and have lived in it for quite a long time now, first with a roommate, then by myself and now with Casey, and it’s truly become my New York home. I say New York home because I also consider my house in Seattle, my other home. Call me bi-coastal I guess. :) Anyway, I have been working really hard at getting the space to where I want it (with Casey weighing in as well of course) and last night I was finally happy enough with it to take a photo to share the progress with you guys!
Paint: The main wall used to be a dark turquoise and now it’s a pretty light gray. I love it so much.
Gallery wall: It’s finally hung – it only took me a few years. Eeep! The prints are a mix of things I have collected over the years as well as pieces from Minted (this one makes me smile and this one will be hung in the bedroom) and The Animal Print Shop (this and this). I used a great guy named Jason from Thumbtack to hang everything – he was friendly, fast and professional.
Chair: I brought my acrylic chair from Ikea up from my office and decided to use it as accent seating versus the previous dark velvet chair I had there before. I just felt like the shape and material of the new piece lightened up the space more and I had fun covering it in a faux sheepskin throw and cheeky Kate Spade throw pillow. I also found a perfect spot to display my ten years worth of Vogue magazines without taking up any room!
Rug: Planning on ordering this one.
Pillows: I have the inserts, so now we just need different cases to freshen up our couchscape.
Table tray: I love this one in gold from West Elm.
Paint: We painted the main wall a pretty light gray but now I am thinking about painting the whole room the same shade. I am not loving how the “apartment white” on the other walls looks so yellow in comparison.
Hi everyone! How was your holiday? I’ve been in heaven here, spending the past two weeks enjoying quality time with my family, seeing good friends and cuddling with my favorite pup, Barney.
One of my favorite things to do when at home in Seattle is to visit an area called Richmond Beach, which is where I grew up. My friend Steph and I drove down there last week and took in the beautiful view and reminisced about being 17, driving around listening to music and talking about boys.
There is something about being next to a large body of water (more specifically, the ocean) that is so calming to me. I could sit on a piece of driftwood for hours, with this view in front of me, and be as happy as a clam.
Photos by: Steph Burton
Happy (almost) New Year! Thanks for your continuous love and support.
I wouldn’t be here without you guys! xoxo
Hat: Stetson / Shirt: Zara (similar option) / Sweater: H&M / Vest: H&M / Jeans: 7FAM / Boots: UGG (gift) / Watch: Coach (The rose gold option doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but here is the original style in gold.)
Hi guys, happy Monday! Hope everyone’s weekend was great. I spent mine relaxing with my family and catching up with friends. It feels so good to be home.
My Dad shot these photos for me when we were out and about running errands in Fremont. I thought this wall mural was a nice, colorful change and felt like it contrasted nicely with my mostly grey and blue outfit, which now brings me to my look.
So, I had my eye on these grey leather pants and finally was able to snag them due to them being heavily on sale and some unused credit at Shopbop. They are so comfortable and such a pretty color. I actually took them to the tailor to get them shortened, right after photographing them, and can’t wait to get them back in a few weeks. I have a feeling they will be in heavy rotation over the next couple of months.
My new, most favorite flats…The Modern Loafer in Midnight by Everlane.
They are super comfortable and really well made. The leather is soft and flexible but also weather resilient at the same time. I absolutely love them and am currently on the wait list for the burgundy, and black version as well.
Have a happy week! xoxo
Photos by: My Dad :)
Karen Walker “Super Duper Strength” Sunglasses /F21 Destroyed Denim Vest and Tank / Zara Shorts and Wedges / Givenchy Bag / La Mer Collections Watch (c/o – similar style in black) / Giles & Brother Bracelet (c/o) / In God We Trust “Thanks Collar Necklace”
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon hanging out on the mud flats, and actually wore these wedges. I figured why not photograph the outfit with them on because realistically, these are the shoes I would’ve worn with this look anywhere else. But that said, I did have a pair of flip flops in my bag, however that would have been much too practical, right? My boring little flops would have taken away from the overall ensemble, and plus, the challenge of balancing in my sky high wedges while precariously walking over rocks and wet sand was much more fun. I know my Dad got a kick out of watching me hobble over the stones and shells, but I’m pretty positive, my Grandmother, Rita, would have been extremely proud. All in the name of fashion, right?
P.S. Thank to my amazing Dad for taking these photos. He always manages to remain patient and supportive no matter what the situation. xo
So, I promise I will be back in full force tomorrow, but in the meantime, I need to sleep off this jetlag, catch up with my family, and hang out with this awesome dude. Look how big his paws are!!!
As always, thank you for being such wonderful readers. I hope you all enjoy your Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! xoxo
Christmas Tree Lighting on Green Lake, 1941.
Photograph courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives, photo via Vintage Seattle
Hi Lovelies. I’m back in my home town, Seattle, and it feels so good. Sorry about not posting anything sooner, I had quite a day of traveling yesterday—got in 6 hours later than I was supposed to—so needless to say I slept in a bit this morning. Then with the time change and everything…I guess I’m just a little behind. But, fear not, because I am gearing up for my Little Black Dress remix challenge, so stay tuned!