Tuesday, July 22, 2014

what to wear?

^^^ summer fun edition ^^^

above are a few outfits i put together over the last few weeks months. 
with spring and summer weather on my mind, 
i think any of these options would be ideal for a summer's night out.
whether going to an outdoor concert (perhaps wearing outfit #1),
or for an evening out (outfit #3),
these basics have you covered.

my summer essentials include:
flowy dresses
gladiator sandals
layers (such as the blazer pictured above)
fun accessories (hello, headbands!)
and a classic dress

not pictured? my denim jacket.
a summer staple, in my opinion.
what are your summer wardrobe essentials?

Monday, July 21, 2014

simply chic

top, tank and skirt: simply chic, sandals: steve madden, necklace: nordstrom

i wore this outfit to a girlfriend's wedding this past weekend.
i loved pairing the midi skirt and crop top with comfortable sandals. 
it was perfect for the gorgeous backyard wedding that took place. 
i purchased the above outfit at a little shop in bellevue,
this little shop carries a variety of brands and aspires to sell clothing that is 
a "balance of trend, quality, and value."
well, simply chic, you won me over! 
i will definitely be back. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

life lately

things have been a bit busy around here as of late.
however, i wanted to share with you what i have been up to.
mini road trips, tourist-like activities, and delicious food, of course! 
^^^ the tastiest and most impressive candy shop in downtown portland. 
my sweet tooth and i stocked up on chocolate.
rocket fizz, i will be back! ^^^
^^^ i finally rode on the ferris wheel in seattle. the views were gorgeous! ^^^
^^^ view from the top - talk about gorgeous. ^^^
^^^ outdoor concerts in the park. pizza for me, please! ^^^
^^^ and of course, this little pup has been quite busy, too.
long walks, basking in sunshine, and chasing after ducks.
we love her. ^^^

how have you been?
summer, i adore you! now if the sunshine could please return,
i would be incredibly grateful. 

"sunshine and summertime"

^^^ a day at the cabin ^^^
^^^ a week or so ago, i went with m to her family's cabin down south.
we swam in the river here! ^^^
^^^ the perfect makeshift cooler ^^^

thank you for the most perfect summer day by the river, m.
i had a blast and cannot wait to go back! 
until next time -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

bareminerals bareskin brightening foundation

my newest obsession? bareminerals bareskin brightening serum foundation.
i have been using bareminerals products on my skin for years.
i have incredibly sensitive skin, 
and most makeups seemingly irritate my face, causing embarrassing breakouts;
however, i have never had a problem with any 
bareminerals products. 

i recently purchased their new liquid foundation.
it is easy to apply (using the brush pictured above),
and goes on light. you do not feel as though makeup is "caked,"
or layered heavily, on your skin.
in addition, this foundation has SPF 20, is oil, fragrance, and silicone free.

despite only using my bareskin brightening foundation for four weeks,
i have already noticed an improvement in my skin.
i have fewer breakouts (likely because so little of the liquid foundation is 
needed during the application process),
and my skin feels and looks healthier. 
i cannot say enough good things about this product! 

in addition to the liquid foundation, i also use 
the bareminerals oil-free primer, pressed powder mineral foundation,
various blushes and the faux-tan bronzer.
you could say i am an addict. 

have you tried this new brightening foundation?
what did you think?

*this is not a sponsored post. all opinions are my own! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

weekend getaway

dress and bag: thrifted, sandals: target, watch: armani

i spent a quick day this past weekend in portland. 
it was toasty, let me tell you. 
i think the temperature reached the high 80s,
which is quite warm for us seattle-folk.
i did some exploring, a bit of shopping, met friends for a drink,
and ate a great deal of ice cream to help keep cool.
it was the perfect way to wrap up my 
week-long summer vacation at preschool. 

p.s. can you spy my new tattoo?
i will post about it soon.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

my dearest sleep

an ode to the garbage man:

while i commend your services, 
and love that you take away the absurd amount of garbage 
my roommates and i accumulate,
it is tough when you come (at 5am) twice in the same week.
especially during the week i happen to be on summer vacation;
the only week of the year during which i can sleep in.
the racket you produce is quite absurd.
i look forward to sleeping in tomorrow.