What a Morning!

I always do breakfast with a group of friends on Friday mornings, and while I was climbing into my friend’s jeep, my jeans split open! Completely exposing my behind to the world!

Luckily I was able to borrow his car to drive to the mall nearby. I headed to Nordstrom for the jeans, and since I was there, I decided to grab a new shirt, and some stuff from Lululemon for my trip.

First, I got the Paige ‘Skyline 12’ skinny stretch jeans. They are incredibly comfortable! Can either be worn with jeans, heels, or cuffed up to wear with flats.

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Then, I grabbed this shirt (also from Nordstrom), the Splendid mixed media shirt. I got it in grey, but the other colors were super cute, too.

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Then, on to Lulu!

I’ve been working on planning my packing list for my trip (I’m going to post the details in another post!), and realized that if I could grab a pair of the wunder under leggings that I’d be eyeing, they’d serve dual purpose for comfortable airplane wear as well as workout clothing for the trip itself. I tried them on, and they were amazing! The benefit about being short is that the crops will be perfect under boots (they were the perfect legging length), as well as great for workouts. I also grabbed this scuba hoodie which was on sale (I have a black one already and love it).

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Bib Necklace and a Pencil Skirt

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I went with some girlfriends to see a musical last night (First Date – loved the show for sure!), so I needed an outfit that would work for both work and a night out with my girls. A pencil skirt, top, and statement bib necklace was the perfect combo. Pair it with the belt and blazer for work, then take off the belt and blazer and add a leather jacket for night.

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Statement bib necklaces are the perfect way to dress up a simple top.

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Top – Nordstrom BP, Blazer – Urban Outfitters, Belt – The Limited, Necklace – Nordstrom, Pencil Skirt – American Apparel (here), Pumps – Cole Haan (here)

Elephants and Sparkly Shoes

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Elephants are pretty awesome. I don’t know if it’s just because their name starts with “E,” but they’ve been my favorite animal since I was a little kid. When I was shopping with my sister in LA at Brandy Melville, I saw this elephant shirt and knew I had to have it.

I tried the elephant shirt with my striped blazer and didn’t love the combo (the lengths were throwing me off), so I kept it casual again and paired it with a white jersey knit cardigan, skinny jeans, my sparkly flats, and a bold necklace.

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Shirt – Brandy Melville, Jeans – Joe’s, Cardigan – AE Outfitters, Flats – Vera Wang Lavender, Necklace – Anthropologie

Keeping it Simple…

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Some days it’s fun to dress it up…other days a tee and booties is just as satisfying. Plus, it is always fun to wear your new purchases!

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I paired my new Splendid tee with green chandelier earrings, skinny jeans, and my new Report Marks booties.

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Top – Splendid from Nordstrom Rack, Earrings – Nordstrom BP, Bracelets – David Yurman and a souvenir from a trip to Cabo, Jeans – Joe’s, Booties – Report from Nordstrom (here)

Bring Out Your Maxi

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With all of the sunshine we had this weekend, I was in a total summertime mood. I decided to break out my favorite all purpose maxi dress/skirt. I wore my new booties, new James Perse button down, and a wide cognac belt.

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I also pulled out my new jacket.

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Paired the outfit with some bold earrings and my Marc by Marc cross-body bag.

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Are you ready for summer yet?

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Skirt: Splendid (here in olive), Top: James Perse from Nordstrom Rack, Belt: Nordstrom, Earrings: Nordstrom, Sunglasses: Chanel, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (here)

Weekend Shopping Haul

I’m leaving for Japan in under two weeks, so even though I’ve been cutting back on shopping lately, Nick and I headed downtown so I could pick up a few things for my trip.

First, we went to the newly reopened Nordstrom Rack in downtown Seattle. The Rack on a Saturday is pretty crazy busy, but I was able to find two cute tops.

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(unfortunately not available online, but here from Shopbop and here from Amazon)

At Nordstrom, I went for shoes and a new lightweight rain jacket.

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I grabbed this Michael Kors safari anorak, and the Report Marks bootie that I’ve been eyeing for quite some time now.

Photo credit: Shopbop, Amazon, and Nordstrom