Tuesday, February 9, 2016

pink & polka dots

^^^ nothing says 'spring, are you here yet?' quite like 
a pink blouse and polka dots! sunny seattle weather, please stick around ^^^
today, i'm collaborating with my dear blogging friend, asa, 
of lace & pearls for a casual valentine's day-inspired look.
whether you're celebrating with your honey, brunching with girlfriends, 
or simply relaxing (while eating copious amounts of chocolate, 
like i plan to do), ballet flats, denim, and a pop of pink is the perfect
look for valentine's day. 
^^^ i love how well our looks compliment one another! 
asa's peplum sweater is fun and perfect with the distressed denim, 
and her accessories make me want to purchase a vintage broach ^^^

what we're wearing:
on megan
jacket: endless knot (similar here)
blouse: endless knot
jeans: gap (similar here)
flats: thrifted (via value village)
clutch: c/o bellevue collection
necklace: loft
ring: c/o lika love

on asa
sweater: ann taylor (exact here)
jeans: zara (similar here)
bracelet: thrifted
rings: gorjana (old) & nadri (similar here)
earrings: nordstrom rack
broach: j.crew (similar here)
flats: sam edelman (gold version here)

be sure to check back later this week for our second valentine's-inspired outfit. 
you can see more photos from our shoot by visiting asa's blog!

i'm off to enjoy a few more delicious chocolate treats, courtesy of my roommate!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

put a ring on it

^^^ with robbins brothers! ^^^
last week, i had the pleasure of attending the perfect valentine's day (month?)
'kick off party' hosted by my local robbins brothers
i ate cupcakes for dinner and tried on more gorgeous diamond rings
than i thought one could ever try (and susequently fell in love with several 
different cuts and styles. can i have them all?)
^^^ trying on jewelry is the perfect excuse to leave work early for a manicure, right?
and this ring! oh goodness, how it sparkles! ^^^
photos by clare spano

after i consumed far too many chocolate truffles and cupcakes, 
i continued trying on rings and decorated a mini champagne bottle with gold glitter.
everything is better when it sparkles, right? 
i was also introduced to the friendly ladies from skoah and took
a few silly photos in the photo booth robbins brothers set up in the store!

the highlight, however, was at the end of the night - i won a giveaway!
i swear i have the most terrible luck, and i don't think i have ever 
won anything (aside from possibly a christmas-themed coloring contest when i was six).
i won a gorgeous pendant necklace, and i cannot wait
to share photos here soon. thank you, robbins brothers, and 
happy early valentine's day to me (!!!).

and as a very special treat, i am being featured on the robbins brothers blog!
i'm sharing my top five places to kiss in the seattle area -
dinner at matt's in the market, a ferry ride to bainbridge island, 
a walk through sculpture park, and a few other fun and romantic local spots.
you can read the full post here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

totally thrifted

^^^ this outfit is 100% thrifted! ^^^

thrifting is one of my favorite forms of shopping! 
it allows me to find unique pieces, stick to my budget, and find like-new or 
gently used items, many of which are designer or brand name, 
for a fraction of the price. what more could a girl want?!
^^^ these leather, wedge booties are from one of my favorite
local vintage shops, indie frock ^^^

another rainy seattle day which proves problematic for fashion bloggers - 
not with this chic umbrella, however (!!!). 
i remained fully covered and dry throughout this shoot, 
aside from a few raindrops and puddles splashing my boots. i'll call that a win! 

and now, let's talk about this outfit!
what i'm wearing, and where i thrifted the different pieces:
sweater: o-pin (via crossroads trading co.), blouse: zara (via crossroads trading co.),
jeans: madewell (via buffalo exchange), wedge booties: vintage (via indie frock),
purse: dooney & bourke (via goodwill), statement ring: old navy (the only
non-thrifted item, i apologize!) 

i cannot say enough how much i enjoy thrift shopping - whether 
or all the consignment shops in between, i love to see what's in store
 (you're probably tired of hearing me say those words)! 

i know it isn't for everyone. some people are astounded that i purchase 
and wear thrifted shoes. i wipe them out with a bit of bleach + water, 
and they're ready for wear! others complain about the smell of
thrift and consignment shops. for whatever reason, it doesn't bother me. 
i wash clothing items after i purchase them, and with a bit of scented fabric 
softener, they smell as though they've belonged to me all along. 
the unique pieces and affordable prices i find, make the adventure 
all the more fun and completely worth it. 

are you a thrift shopper?
what thrifted goodies have you found recently?
let me know in the comments below!