Casey and I drove up to Bellingham yesterday to visit my old college campus, Western Washington University (I also went to Fairhaven College for those of you that are familiar with the schools), which was so much fun and definitely a walk down memory lane for me. The town is only about an hour and a half away from Seattle, so we decided to take a little trip up there to show him my old stomping grounds. Luckily it was beautiful out and we caught some amazing views along the way and down by the water. One of my favorite parks between Bellingham and Fairhaven is called Boulevard Park. I’ll let the photo below speak for itself. :)
I found the “evil eye” necklace at a little boutique in Marblehead, Mass. back in November, and Casey bought me the giraffe necklace for Christmas. :)
The scenic view during the ride up Chuckanut Drive.
Photos by: Me and Casey
We had a blast and I am so happy I was able to share the day up there with him.
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
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
This past weekend I was in LA to attend BeautyCon, which is a conference for beauty and fashion digital influencers. It was quite a whirlwind and an eyeopener for me, since I had never attended before. I was there with my friend Lindsey Calla where we hung out at the Carefree booth all day and chatted with girls while they waited for their custom decorated boy shorts and underwear. I took a few photos throughout the day but it was pretty dark inside so none of them really turned out. So instead, I pulled together some of my favorite Instagrams I took over the weekend, along with a few I shot on my iPhone. It’s always fun to visit LA, but I am happy to be in Seattle now for the rest of the summer, hanging with my dog, family and friends. Here’s to a great week and if you love looking at pictures of this guy, then make sure to follow along here. I will be posting a ton of him while I’m home. :) xo
This past Sunday, we took a little day trip to Tarifa, to celebrate our friend Jami’s Birthday. It was about a two hour drive from Malaga, so we got up bright and early to beat the crowds and spent some quiet time on one of the nearby beaches. We soaked up the sun, applied massive amounts of sunscreen, ate more tapas and sipped cold beers. After a few hours, we drove back into the old part of town, which was just beautiful. The streets are narrow and winding and the views surrounding the town are incredible. It’s one of the ports where you can catch a ferry to Africa, which is also pretty neat.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…
The keyhole-shaped entrance to the old and original part of town, which was settled in 1292!
This whole trip, I let my hair air-dry, constantly wore my sunglasses (but that’s nothing new) and wore no makeup, except for the occasional swipe of mascara and a peachy lip color. I lived in my bathing suit and constantly had sand in my hair, but it felt pretty great to just be au natural and not worry about anything else. Sunday was no different for the most part, but I knew Tarifa was a special place and we were celebrating so I felt like slipping on something a little more dressy than just my usual shorts and tee. I had packed this dress hoping to wear it at least once, and it turned out to be the perfect piece to slip on to enjoy the second half of our day. I definitely had beach hair, which was still drying in these photos, so I wore my new favorite Panama hat and a bright lip for a pop of color.
Fresh nuts and coconut slices!
Thanks for following along over the past week and a half while I’ve been away in Spain – it’s been so fun to share these photos with you on the blog as well as Instagram. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! xo
My dear friend, Andi and I have a girlie moment on the beach. Thank you, Casey, for taking these photos, for having patience and always finding the humor in things. Love you. xo
Hola from Spain! How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was pretty fantastic. We spent time on various beaches in Benalmadena and Tarifa, explored nearby towns, and indulged in more than our fair share of tapas and vino blanco. I can’t believe how fast this trip has flown by and that it’s already Monday. We head out Wednesday morning, so today and tomorrow will be spent reading on our local beach, taking nap breaks and sampling more of the amazing food this country has to offer. I have to say, being from Seattle, where fish is very fresh and abundant, I can be somewhat snobby about my seafood. But the amount of fresh shrimp, prawns, mussels and clams we’ve experienced so far is pretty impressive. I really love it here. xo
Hey you guys! I’m still in Spain and enjoying every second. I have been taking pictures like crazy and am planning on doing a round up of everything soon, but wanted to pop up a few photos from yesterday of the homemade paella our Spanish friends made for us. It was amazing – packed with mussels, prawns, calamari, clams and pieces of fish. It really was a treat to have it prepared specially for us and with a homemade recipe that has been been passed down through generations.
Can you believe we’ve already been here for almost a week? We fly back on Wednesday, which seems to be approaching way too quickly, so instead I’m not going to think about it and instead live in the moment and really enjoy the rest of my time here. I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and keep following me on Instagram, where I will be posting more photos throughout the weekend. Love to you all! xo
P.S. My jumpsuit is from Forever 21 and my sunglasses are by Saint Laurent.
Hello and happy Monday! I know I usually put up an “Over the Weekend” post on Mondays, but this weekend was spent packing and getting ready for our trip to Spain, so there wasn’t anything too interesting to photograph. Instead, I want to share these two photos of Malaga, taken by my friend Andi, who is living there for the summer, and who we will be staying with for the next ten days! I can’t wait to spend time at the beach, eat good food and explore this beautiful little beach town.
I’ll still be posting on Instagram while I’m gone, so make sure to follow along at @mystylepill! xo