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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Always buzzing just like neon

Acne blazer
Loden Dager tee
Forever 21 skirt
Gap neon belt
Marc by Marc Jacobs tote

Here is the outfit to this post. This Acne cotton blazer is so thin it kind of only works on a warm summer evening.. rolled up the sleeves because I like the look of midsleeve blazers for fall (like this Marni one). I've been on the hunt for neon belts to no avail until one of my gfs tipped me on this neon yellow (and neon orange that I also acquired) one from Gap of all places. I've been into wearing monochromatic tones and these bright belts. Still on the search for a glitter belt, if you guys know where I can find one..

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The smell of you in every dream I dream

Anthropologie dress
H&M tassel sandals

Yep my obsession with denim is still kickin.. I love the pleats, pockets, and detailed stitching of this dress. So cute it makes me almost overlook the fact that it hangs on my body like a potato sack (pro: hides the ribs and beer overconsumption at summer bbqs). Brightened up all the blue with these red tassel wrap sandals while simultaneously saluting upcoming Independence Day with the unintentional red, white and blue color scheme.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tavern Law - Seattle, WA

Reliving our first date spot...

Baby lettuce, fava beans, pine nuts and chevre salad.

Burger with onion jam and pork belly. This burger comes with an "add pork belly" option, the first time we ordered it we asked the server if this meant the patty was subbed with pork belly, but she said it was in addition to. Um. Done and done. The onion jam is so flavorful and the pork belly makes the burger so juicy it melts in your mouth. This is one photo the boy took that didn't have my pesky little fingers in the background stealing fries (patience is a virtue..... that I'm working on).

Honey pork short ribs with cilantro and jicama.

One year ago my boyfriend took me here to Tavern Law for our first date so we thought it would be fun to revisit. A lot has changed in a year.. back then he took the photos with my dinky point and shoot (post here) and I was leaving the next day on a one-way trip to California for some soul searching. We kept in touch, and I'm glad my soul found what it was looking for. ;) Some things don't change, we still vibe and laugh and talk for hours.. I feel truly lucky of how happy we are together. Today he greeted me with lovely flowers aww. After finishing our meal, we called Needle & Thread, the speakeasy upstairs, and went through the Prohibition-esque staircase to a private space where they ditch the menu and make everything to order tailored to your tastes.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

This heart will start a riot in me

Vince linen tee
Helmut Lang back cutout tank
Blank leather tights
Givenchy boots
Marc Jacobs spike ring

This weekend has been dreary.. suffering from borderline seasonal depression insanity. Hoping it'll be the last time I can wear these leather pants from Blackbird until fall comes around, though the drab weather does make for better brooding photoshoot conditions. Recently acquired this perfectly light cropped Vince tee for summer, layered it over a silk/jersey celestial print Helmut Lang tank with back cutouts that is subtly visible through the sheer linen, kind of a fun little peekaboo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

If you want to be happy, be

Forever 21 linen cardigan
T by Alexander Wang tank top
Wilfred bandeau
Anthropologie shorts
Topshop leopard belt
H&M sandals
Banana Republic suede fringe bag

The weather has been really inconsistent and driving me crazy to the point of declaring blasphemous extremes (like "I hate this city" etc. Sorry Seattle, I didn't really mean it.. you know I hit a low point when summer gets delayed..) but yesterday it was finally sunny enough to wear shorts without looking desperately hopeful. Kept a natural color palette and let the neon yellow sandals pop, I got them for the fun bright color and simple straps, bonus: super easy to get in and out of (it's awful when you spend forever lacing and/or buckling). The linen cardigan is lightweight and perfectly slouchy and sheer so I end up rolling it into my purse and throwing it on all the time come mild summer evenings (so naturally I have it in white as well..) Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Geek in the pink

F-Troupe pink suede mesh oxfords

I find oxfords darling but I always look for a twist that stands out, ie: the other pair I have are metallic with cutouts. So I loved how different these F-Troupes are with the duo tone and texture so I had to hunt them down.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Time heals all, and heels hurt to walk in, but they go with the clutch that you carry your lip gloss in

Geren Ford silk top
Shipley & Halmos high waisted pants
Kate Spade satin pumps
Gap bag

The full outfit of what I wore in this post, the look is feminine but with the surprising slashed back shirt so as to not be too girly and proper, I always like clothes with an element of intrigue. One of the most shocking things though would probably be that I got the adorable ruffly purse from Gap of all places like a decade ago, it's one of those kiddy treasures that you fall back in love with while closet cleaning one day, and just happens to match the Kate Spades perfectly. Most of my clothes are monochromatic so it's fun to let the accessories give pops of color.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paper-Bag Shorts

Forever 21 blazer
Kain stripe inset shirt
Gap bow flats
Banana Republic suede fringe bag

Finally broke 80 degrees today! It's been a very late start to summer this year, so we took full advantage of the weather, got coffee and macarons after church at Honore Artisan Bakery, strolled around the Ballard farmers' market nearby, and went to a BBQ for dinner. We also decided it was necessary to visit Full Tilt ice cream not once but twice in one day.. salted caramel on my first visit and then Thai iced tea. Ended the night on a bench by the water feeling happy in the simple warm night breeze, days should really be like this more often, easy.