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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Casual Catch-Up

In line with my work related catch-up, here are a few more casual outfits. Luckily I work in an office and industry where casual attire is not only acceptable, but often expected, so I can easily rotate between more “work professional” and casual outfits based on my mood.

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I dressed up a simple jeans and tee outfit with a great statement necklace and sparkly Toms. I think these jeans are absolutely my new favorite, I find myself reaching for them constantly.

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Tee – Target, Jeans – AG from Nordstrom, Shoes – Toms, Necklace – Anthropologie

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Another bubble day! With our warm Seattle summers, bright colors always make me happy. This dress is from Target, and ridiculously comfortable and easy to wear.

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Dress – Target, Necklace – Ebay, Wedges – Diane von Furstenberg

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Finally, super simple! Sometimes you just feel like throwing on jeans, a t-shirt, and Sperry’s.

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Tee – J Crew, Jeans – AG, Shoes – Sperry’s, Sunglasses – Chanel, Purse – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Summer Brights

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I’m back to blogging! I’ve been super busy lately, but finally finding the time. We’ve been having some incredible summer weather here in Seattle. It was 90 degrees and perfectly sunny today! Nick was complaining about the heat (we, like most Seattlites don’t have AC), but I absolutely loved it.

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Our friends had an apartment-warming party on Saturday night, so I decided to dress up a pair of shorts for the warm weather.

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I paired white shorts and a coral tee with a gold statement necklace and bright green wedges. The wedges are a new “purchase” from one of my coworkers (they were sadly too small for her, so she passed them on to me with quite the discount!). I love the combo cork and rope bottom!

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Tee – Target, Shorts – Target, Wedges – Cole Haan, Necklace – from Japan, Sunglasses – Chanel

Shades of Nude

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I wanted to wear my new Cole Haan wedges, so I decided to play up the “nude” theme with a multi-strand pearl necklace and a nude top.

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I also discovered the wonder of buying “ankle length” skinny jeans. For folks on the shorter side of average (like me!), ankle jeans end up being just the perfect length and don’t need to be tailored!

Time for the details!

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I love the bows!

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A more modern twist on the classic pearl necklace.

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Top – Ann Taylor, Jeans – Joe’s from Nordstrom, Wedges – Cole Haan from Nordstrom, Necklace – purchased in Japan

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College Pride

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For “pride” day at work, we were encouraged to sport high school, college, or company attire. Since I’m a very proud Bruin, I decided to represent UCLA!

I paired my Banana Republic ankle pants with white wedges, and a UCLA tee with a white tank layered underneath. Simple and cute, the wedges dressed up the outfit, but still paired well with the tee.

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Top – UCLA store, Crops – Banana Republic, Wedges – Jessica Simpson

Fun to the Maxi

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Hope everyone had a fabulous 3-day weekend! We kicked it off at work on Friday with a “beach-themed” day for those of us who were in the office and not out enjoying the sunshine. What I wear to the beach is definitely not what I wear to work, so I had to figure out how to fit within the theme, but still stay work appropriate.

I settled on my blue-printed maxi, and wore a black cardigan over the top for work to keep it “office appropriate.”

Dress – Banana Republic, Wedges – Report from Nordstrom, Cardigan – Stem from Nordstrom

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Toughened Up Sparkles

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Leather bomber jackets are a great way to bring in a new twist to a sparkly outfit. I love this tank, I purchased it at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale a few years back, and I find that I’m always grabbing it from my closet. I paired the tank with a black faux-leather bomber jacket, skinny jeans, and dramatically high wedges for a girlfriend’s birthday get-together at a bar downtown.

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Top – Nordstrom, Jacket – Nordstrom BP (here), Jeans – Paige from Nordstrom (here), Wedges – Steve Madden Pammyy from Nordstrom (here), Earrings – Target

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