A Weekend in the Sun!

We spent a fun-filled last weekend down in southern California to celebrate Nick’s brother’s and sister’s birthdays (as well as mine, which was on Monday). We had a really great time celebrating and hanging out with family.

With Seattle’s heat wave, I decided to wear a jersey knit skirt instead of leggings for the flight on Friday. Unknowingly, my sister and I completely coordinated down to our denim jackets and pink scarves! To keep it comfy for the flight, I wore my new James Perse skirt with a Bailey 44 top, jean jacket, lightweight pink scarf, and flip flops.

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Top: Bailey 44 from Amazon, Skirt – James Perse from Shopbop, Jacket – Nordstrom BP, Scarf – Shopbop, Flip flops – Rainbows

I started off Saturday with an awesome run on the beach. These were the killer views from my run! I love running on the sand, it’s such a great workout, and there’s nothing like running alongside the waves.

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Saturday day we helped prep for the party, and spent some time just laying out and enjoying the sunshine. I wore my swimsuit all day, but wore another jersey skirt and top over the top. 

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Top: Susana Monaco from Shopbop, Skirt: Forever 21, Flip flops – Rainbows

It was a gorgeous day to get some sunshine!

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Nick changed before I had a chance to get ready, so we snapped a fun picture on the patio! 

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Swimsuit: Victoria Secret

Then, party time! The party was Vegas themed complete with blackjack, poker, and roulette tables, so I wore a Vegas style little black dress with my anniversary sale Pedro Garcia booties. I went for gold jewelry with lots of gold bracelets and bangles and simple hoop earrings. 

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Dress – Shopbop, Booties – Pedro Garcia from Nordstrom

Sunday was another morning run on the beach!

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Then, we headed to 3 Thirty 3 for breakfast burritos and a bloody mary’s. Their breakfast burritos are amazing. You pick everything you want in them, and they made mine tortilla-less. The make-your-own bloody mary bar is also fantastic. They bring you a cup with vodka, ice, and salt on the rim, and then there are tons of hot sauces, spices, tomato juice mix, and veggies that you can combine to make it exactly how you like it. I wore my new Bailey 44 dress and wedges, and accessorized with my birthday present from Nick’s sister, a selection of adorable gold bangles including one with an “E.” 

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Dress – Bailey 44 from Neiman Marcus, Wedges – DVF from Zappos

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Finally, today we headed home. We had a 7am flight, so needed something to just throw on and go. I wore the same jacket and scarf that I wore for the flight down with a white top and my wonder under crop leggings.

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A Denim Pencil Skirt…

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I brought out my denim pencil skirt for work on Tuesday. Denim skirts are great for casual offices, because you can combine the casual (denim!) with put-together office attire (pencil skirt and heels!). If you’re on the shorter side (like me!), the key for pencil skirts is to make sure that they fit just above the knee (will help elongate your legs), and are fitted but you’re still able to move and breathe.

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The skirt is a few years old from Banana Republic, and I paired it with a black skinny belt, James Perse top, and nude heels.

Skirt – Banana Republic (similar), Belt – Limited (here in grey, white, and gold), Top – James Perse from Nordstrom Rack, Heels – Shoemint

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Black and Blue

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On Thursday morning we had another rainy Seattle day, and I just couldn’t get the lighting right. Despite all of the shadows in my pictures, I liked my simple outfit. A black top is a great way to tone down bold, colored jeans for the office. I paired cobalt blue skinnies with a black sweater, chandelier earrings, and leopard print heels.

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Top – James Perse from Nordstrom, Colored Jeans – AE Outfitters (here), Pumps – Cole Haan, Earrings – Kendra Scott Trista (here)

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