Sunglasses: Lookmatic (gifted) / Blazer: Helmut Lang (found this one for a steal on eBay!) / Tee: Rag & Bone / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Nine West / Bag: Givenchy / Earrings: Bauble Bar x Nordstrom (gifted) / Lipstick: MAC in Viva Glam 1
Spotted these paint-splattered jeans at Zara a couple weeks ago and finally picked them up during a visit to the Seattle location this past weekend. I love how they seem to mirror the pattern of the fallen cherry blossoms on the ground.
Went for a nice walk around Greenlake on Sunday with my best friend who just had a baby boy. (They named him Wyatt – such a cute name.) It was gorgeous out and I can’t seem to get enough of all the cherry blossom trees. They are everywhere!
Spent part of my Saturday with a bunch of darling women who hired me for a group styling session. We sipped champagne and talked all things clothing. Will be putting together a post on that soon, so stay tuned!
I had a bit of time before my styling session on Saturday afternoon, so I accompanied a close friend to her appointment to look at wedding dresses downtown. So many choices, it’s crazy!
Baby Wyatt’s little feet. Are these not the tiniest socks you’ve ever seen?!
Obsessed with these gorgeous earrings from Bauble Bar x Nordstrom. The collection will be available for eight weeks and launches today. You can shop the collection here!
I finally found a pair of white heels for spring. And they were under $100!
One more cherry blossom shot for good measure. Hope your weekend was lovely! :) xo
Also, if you would like to shop my outfit, take a peek below!
I’ve been in New Orleans since Wednesday and have definitely been enjoying the warmer climate. One of the main reasons I flew down here was to host a fun styling workshop with a group of girls during fashion week. More to come on that next week, but in the meantime, here are some photos from the past few days!
Loved walking past this guy in the By Water. Just sitting on his porch, enjoying his Sunday and playing music.
Some of the brightest houses I’ve seen in America.
My good friends waiting for coffee outside Booty’s. If you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure to swing by their shop, which is a combination of his barber shop called Gaudet Bros and her vintage store called Hazel & Florange. Located on 2700 Chartres.
Crawfish and champagne in the park with friends.
Tavi, the Greyhound.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! xo
Brunch at The Dutch.
My favorite barista, Pat, at Prodigy Coffee.
Soy mocha. Yum.
Wall art off of Bleecker street.
The levels of the New York skyline never fail to intrigue and amaze me.
First signs of spring?
Festive lanterns just off the Westside Highway.
Very into these cute little plants.
Festive cheese for the holiday. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
More cheesy goodness at Murray’s Cheese.
Yet another mocha. Have you guys ever tried one with almond milk? It’s pretty amazing.
The Friends building!
Happy Monday, friends! xo
Yesterday, my beloved bag (shown above) disappeared. I am still in shock that it’s gone and pretty upset at myself that I basically let it happen. It was one of those days where you feel slightly absent minded and distracted, and the things that you are usually are so diligent about doing (read: always having your bag on you at all times) you let slip and make a silly mistake.
Earlier in the day, I grabbed lunch with Alicia before she and our friend Andi headed to the airport, so we only had about 20 minutes. We stopped into Pret a Manger on Hudson and found a seat near the window. I remember setting my bag down on the chair next to me, then continued chatting and eating. Time flew by and we had to rush home. I quickly hopped up to get a to-go bag for my food and then followed Alicia out the door. Without my bag. Looking back now, I remembered that my keys and phone were in my coat pocket, so it didn’t register that I was without my purse until later. It’s funny how sometimes auto pilot takes over. I think because I was holding my keys in one hand and my phone in the other, yet carrying some version of a bag (even though it was plastic and carrying food), my muscle memory kicked into gear. My brain thought I had all of my things, when in reality, that was not the case. By the time I realized I’d left my most favorite bag behind, it had disappeared.
But here’s the thing. I am a positive person and believe that people are generally good. My hope is that some nice person came in for lunch after me, saw it sitting there and decided to take things into their own hands by personally popping it in the mail back to my address in Seattle, which is still listed on my license. I have experienced other great acts of kindness before, such as someone mailing my license back to my home in Seattle after finding it on the floor of a cab, and another time when I left a small black purse in the back of a cab, full of cash and other valuable things, and the cab driver found it later and returned it to my apartment after finding a pay stub with my New York address. So since I believe in the power of positive thinking, I am making a conscious choice to have faith, and also believe in the goodness of people.
Please know that this post is not meant to be seen as me throwing myself a pity party. Because in reality, I completely realize that this situation is not the end of the world. After all, it’s just a bag and there are so many worse things that could have happened and do happen to people, every day. But at the same time, we can all relate on some level, right? Most of us have material belongings that we are attached to and when they are lost or taken, it’s always unsettling and unpleasant, no matter what. Anyway, I always try to take away life lessons from my experiences regardless if they are good or bad. I think the universe is reminding me to be present and mindful, to show some grace and to be kind, because everyone is fighting their own battle. Thank you for reading and letting me share. xo
On a lighter note, here are some pictures of my outfit that I wore to the Alice + Olivia presentation on Monday.
Photos by: Andi