Thursday, September 22, 2016

happy first day of fall!

so long, sweet summer; though seemingly a whirlwind, you were
good to me!

but really, where did you go? this summer, i went swimming and paddle boarding, 
attended six weddings, visited las vegas for the first time, spent a few weekends 
at our family cabin, walked around green lake countless times, made a trip 
to lake chelan, and ate far too much frozen yogurt.
while i'm not quite ready to say goodbye to the sunshine and warm 
seattle weather, i am excited to dig out my sweaters, scarves and booties!
are you excited about fall fashion this year?
as a last ode to summer, i thought i round-up a few of my favorite
outfits. in case you missed them, i've included the link to the 
original post below for your convenience. goodbye, summer!
^^^ ruffles and polka dots! photo & makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography;
full post here ^^^
^^^ i had to channel my inner 90s chic by wearing grunge galore!
hair & makeup by sharell katelynn, photo by jenna lynn photography;
full post here ^^^
^^^ and of course, i spent a great deal of time with my favorite
pup, bailey! photo by elizabeth kathryn photography; full post here ^^^
^^^ off-the-shoulder tops and dresses were one of my favorite
trends to try this year! photo & makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography;
full post here ^^^
^^^ the perfect LWD (little white dress) from sammydress.
photo & makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography; full post here ^^^
^^^ this tunic and ripped jeans were on repeat all summer long!
photo by jenna lynn photography; full post here ^^^
^^^ i styled this polka dot top and denim skirt several ways 
on my blog earlier this summer. photo & makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography;
full post here ^^^

with fewer distractions (such as maximizing my time outdoors and
consuming my body-weight in ice cream), i plan to get back into the 
blogging routine. see you soon with an outfit post!
xoxo.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

smashbox cosmetics 'be photo ready'

seattle bloggers & friends!
join me next friday, september 23rd at the bellevue square nordstrom 
for an amazing event, hosted by smashbox cosmetics and local 
fashion and beauty blogger, brittany.

there will be makeup demonstrations by top smashbox artists.
learn current beauty and makeup trends from the pros 
(lip liner?! can you teach me how to apply this?), enjoy complimentary color 
matching, personal shopping, makeovers, and of course, cupcakes!

there will be a gift with purchase for everyone in attendance. 
additionally, purchases over $125 will receive a gift and complimentary 
headshots by local photographer and smashbox artist, elizabeth kathryn 
(who provides the makeup application and photos on this little blog!).
^^^ if only she could apply my makeup for me everyday!
above photos & makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography ^^^

you can rsvp here.
xoxo.

Friday, August 26, 2016

flowers, hats & ice cream!

summer, i just can't get enough of you! between the longer days, seemingly 
ever-present sunshine, and copious amounts of ice cream i have been consuming
(time to get back to green smoothies and workouts, oh my!), i am a happy girl. 
i am not ready to say goodbye to my dresses, shorts and sandals either. 
tunic, jeans & necklace: thrifted (via buffalo exchange), 
purse: dooney & bourke (thrifted via goodwill), sandals: nordstrom rack (similar here),
bangles: forever 21, rings: target, hat: eddie bauer, lipstick: nars 'heat wave' (exact here)

i sometimes forget just how much of my clothing is thrifted!
i've said this before on my blog, and don't get me wrong - 
i love shopping in department stores and higher-end retailers, but
i often find some of my favorite pieces when thrifting. these jeans, for example,
are on frequent rotation (i simply cuff them when it's warmer outside),
and this tunic is a newer thrifted find. both were purchased when swapping
out items i no longer wear at my local buffalo exchange

and happy friday! what are your plans this weekend? 
i am hoping to enjoy the sun, grab coffee with a few girlfriends,
babysit, and of course, relax! school is closed for our week-long
summer break next week, and this teacher could not be happier :) 
^^^ and sometimes you just have to stop mid photo shoot for 
a scoop of coffee ice cream at your local molly moon ^^^


have a wonderful weekend, and i will see you next week with another outfit!
xoxo.