Belle Clementine in Ballard for my birthday dinner with good friends. They offer seasonal 3-course family style farm-to-table meals including a drink and dessert. It was like having a big dinner party at home... with amazing food and no clean up.
Oddfellows, the cafe equivalent of the high-ceiling, exposed brick, hardwood floors type of space we dream of living in.
Hiroki. The day was slow-paced the way I like, and my fiancé planned a birthday dinner with my friends which I'll post later.
Céline tortoise sunglasses
My birthday was this past weekend hence being MIA from the web. I'll have a few posts up from that celebration to come. For now, here's what the fiancé gifted me! Ignore the stickers still on the sunglasses, I got excited and didn't take them off yet before commencing with photos. You'll be seeing more of these Céline sunnies in action!
The Gerald, a gastropub (our fave) that opened in Ballard a month ago, so we had to check it out.
Forever 21 blazer
J. Crew linen tee (similar)
Rebecca Minkoff floral shorts (similar)
Report two-toned pumps (gifted)
Dolce Vita cropped sweater
WiNK pleated maxi skirt (similar)
H&M sandals (similar)
Banana Republic fringe bag (similar)
This was taken on a lovely lazy day over the weekend. Being three weeks into grad school, the long days and nights that turn into early mornings because of endless reading have set in... I can't express how much more I've treasured those weekends of absolutely nothing.
Shipley & Halmos trench coat (similar)
Anthropologie skirt (similar)
Dolce & Gabbana gold flats (similar)
Prada leather tote
There aren't many occasions except tea parties (and unfortunately I go to about zero a year, like most girls over the age of 5) where I can wear this floral skirt, but I do love when I get to. The adorable back details like the bow, pleated tulip shape, and a whole bunch of tulle underneath (I never outgrew my childhood ballerina stage) make the skirt so special.
After celebrating Easter, we had family brunch at Mistral Kitchen, and they are doing 3 for $15 so that was fun. Course 1: olives and charcuterie plate. Course 2: biscuits with sausage gravy and soft-boiled egg. Course 3: citrus pavlova with panna cotta, ginger, and cilantro sauce.
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I made this inspiration collage to help me revamp my wardrobe for spring. When the weather starts getting warmer, I like light outfits with fresh colors and simple accessories. These gorgeous watches add sophistication to an outfit, but are also fun arm candy.
1. Blythe silk blouse from J.Crew
2. Le Steel pink round sunglasses by Illetseva
3. Biscay mint jeggings by Rag & Bone/JEAN
4. Rose gold watch by Michael Kors
5. Tank Solo leopard watch by Cartier
6. J12 ceramic watch with diamonds dial by Chanel
7. Klee nude/neon pink sandals by Diane von Furstenberg
3.1 Phillip Lim trench coat (similar)
Madewell silk combo baseball tee (similar)
Rag & Bone alpaca skirt (similar)
Acne suede booties (similar)
Plush fleece-lined tights
Balenciaga envelope clutch
I've never quite been into dressing that makes complete sense, which ripped jeans with satin heels don't, and maybe that's why I like it. I keep outfits from being too girly or stuffy by having fun, unexpected elements to the look. In this case, I paired the silk+cotton combo baseball tee with a sparkly necklace and an insanely furry sweater skirt (it keeps my urge to get a pet at bay).
Btw, Seattle is like the last kid picked for dodgeball in regards to getting shafted by spring. The sun is deceptive and illusive, it's like the worst lover ever. So many poetic personifications about this foreign orb of light in the sky. All this drama to say, I'm easing into the slightly warming weather with tights and the perfectly light trench coat.