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Monday, August 22, 2016

Last of Summer's Sun

Chicwish floral maxi dress (c/o)
JES Design Studio necklace & bracelet
Dolce Vita "Slade" booties (similar)

One of my favorite photo series from the blog are the ones I shot last summer with photographer, Cassie Marino (who also is my sister-in-law). We had driven for hours to the sand dunes, wandered in the desert, stumbled upon a sun-soaked meadow, and ended the day with a sunset over abandoned train tracks.

Last week, we decided to embark on a similar photography adventure. Cassie was shooting for Julie Stull, a local jewelry maker who owns JES Design Studio (she loaned her beautiful creations for the shoot). We drove up north, first to Bow Hill Blueberries, a farm in Skagit Valley that still had fields of sunflowers. The light filtered through the rows of sunflowers, making it the perfect setting to run around in this embroidered floral maxi dress.

We have a few more sets from this photoshoot that I'll be posting in the weeks to come!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

White Linen Shirtdress - Oahu, Hawaii

Aritzia linen shirtdress (similar)
J.Crew suede grommet sandals (on sale!)
Everlane "High-Low" belt

A linen shirtdress has been a wardrobe necessity for me in this hot weather, since it's lightweight, natural, and flowy. I've traveled with this particular dress last summer in Sweden and Iceland, and of course had to bring it with me to Hawaii. I paired the white dress with these cute blush suede sandals (the grommets make them even cooler!). These photos were taken in the Oahu Chinatown, right before we devoured the biggest bowl of ramen (aptly named the "Beast Bowl") at Lucky Belly.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Tassels - [Northeast Road Trip: Cape Cod]

Chicwish tassel off-shoulder top (c/o)
One Teaspoon denim shorts
Clic Clac mirrored sunglasses (c/o)
Zara sandals (similar here and here)
Dolce & Gabbana "Delicious" lipstick

How fun is this top! I love the colorful tassels that stand out against a classic off-the-shoulder silhouette. I wore it for a day of exploring Cape Cod, Massachusets. We started the morning with breakfast at our inn and relaxed with coffee on the front porch. Later, we played a couple rounds of mini golf at Arnold's (I beat Husband both times!) and then went next door for a lobster dinner (better believe I donned a chic lobster bib).

Here are more posts from our northeast coast road trip.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Stripes - [Northeast Road Trip: Maine]

Maine was the first stop on our Northeast road trip. We visited three towns, but our home base was in Portland (I totally recommend the Press Hotel if you're ever in Portland -- the hotel is 1920s newspaper-themed and so cute). In these photos, we were in York, a beautiful town with the classic lighthouse by the Atlantic ocean coastline.

We ate brunch (at Stone's Throw - and you better believe we ordered a lobster roll at 9am) right across the street from York Beach with this view. The morning started out a bit dreary, but that didn't deter east coasters from setting up shop and enjoying the beach anyway!

Zara striped shirt (similar here and here)
Forever 21 sweat shorts (similar)
Vince leather slide sandals (similar)
J. Crew baseball cap (similar)

We visited Nubble Lighthouse, and I think I especially liked it because of its name (lil nub!).

When in New England, I always feel like wearing stripes and national colors. The patriotism is definitely strong in the east coast. Striped long sleeves are great for travel because they're versatile -- I paired it with comfy sweat shorts for a slow morning of exploring. In the evening, I'll "dress up" the striped tee by tucking it into high-waisted jeans and polishing off the look with a red lipstick.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Overalls - [Northeast Road Trip: New Hampshire]

Forever 21 cropped tee
Birkenstock sandals

One of the destinations on our northeast coast road trip was Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Being from the west coast of the United States, I was charmed by the "old" brick buildings in the east coast, some that are hundreds of years old. During the day, I explored the town in this outfit, which was easy and comfortable, even though wearing overalls still makes me feel prepubescent.

Like many of the small waterfront towns, Portsmouth was walkable and bustling with activity, with lots of restaurants, bars, and ice cream shops right by the water. It goes without saying that the seafood here is also incredible. We tried New England steamer clams for the first time and can't believe we've lived this long without them (and we ended up ordering them three more times throughout the trip!).

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