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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our Wedding: Rehearsal Dress

On me:
ASOS bow back dress (similar)
Zara heels (similar)
On him:
Shipley & Halmos blazer and shirt
Theory pants
John Varvatos oxfords

This is the outfit I wore for our wedding rehearsal and dinner after on the rooftop of Terra Plata (rehearsal dinner post to come) over a month ago. Yes, I'm a little behind on these posts but they're coming along! With a busy-print dress, I kept the hair clean in a donut bun, wore nude pumps, and donned minimal jewelry: an intricate rose gold necklace gifted from my sister's husband's mother. So sweet! The cute paper flower bouquet was made by my bridesmaids and new sister-in-law who collected all the tissue paper and ribbons from bridal shower gifts.

We're coming up on our one month of marriage! Look out for our last engagement photo set (one and two here) and rehearsal dinner photos soon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

His and Hers

Thanks to the tech-savvy husband who scored us the new iPhone 5. And yes, they are laying on an Icelandic sheepskin rug (wedding gift husband picked out from Totokaelo, more about that in another post) because that's a super normal chillin' spot for phones and not staged at all.

The phone backgrounds are part of our engagement photos by Benj Haisch. The set on the left is posted here, the one on the right will be posted soon!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Husband-Fit Jacket

Nice Collective field jacket (similar)
ASOS leopard belt (similar)
Vintage boots (similar)
Prada leather bag (similar)

Fall is approaching, hence the added layer and boots. I wanted to wear this striped dress with a field jacket, except I don't own a field jacket... but husband does! Luckily he wears his clothes slim and I like mine slouchy, so I belted his Nice Collective jacket and it all worked out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rione XIII - Seattle, WA

Ethan Stowell opened his fifth restaurant recently called Rione XIII. Since we love all his restaurants -- namely, his fresh house-made pastas cooked perfectly al dente -- we were excited to try this one. Rione's concept is a more rustic, "street-style" fare found in Rome. We waited for our table outside with beverages in the warm setting sun, which made the wait time just fly by.

Of course we had to start with Arancini, which are fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella in ragu. This brought me back to memories of when I was in Italy and I would get a couple of these at a random market as midday refueling snacks or if I was on the go.

Chantrelle mushroom, roasted garlic, thyme, and pecorino romano Roman street style pizza.

Beasting on some pizza.

Tonnarelli carbonara with guanciale, egg yolk, and pecorino romano. The pasta never disappoints!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Feminizing Army Shorts

J.Crew stripe top (similar)
Anthropologie shorts (similar)
Zara heels
Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder bag

To not look too casual with army shorts, I paired them with a girly necklace and heels for a more city feel. I like that they're versatile that way, and also can be easily worn with sandals when running errands. Anyway, one of my beloved girlfriends works at Marc Jacobs and got me this shoulder bag from her bossman, and it is the perfect everyday bag. The shoulder strap allows me to throw it on and go, and it's small but roomy enough to fit everything I need. I find myself veering away from those huge luggage bags that small children could get lost in...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Color Pop

Zara dress (similar)
Forever 21 necklace
Prada bag
CĂ©line sunglasses

Hello world! We're in Portland, OR for the weekend. I've been wearing this floral patterned dress a lot this summer. The bright, busy print needs very little else so I usually pair it with subtle, nude pumps to tone the rest of the outfit down, but on a particularly sunny day, I thought.. why not add another pop of color with a neon necklace?

Shop neon yellow necklaces: