Thursday, May 18, 2017

a few of my favorites for spring

 despite the month of may being more than half over,
seattle has yet to experience much of a 'spring' season.
rain, rain, please go away!
if you are from the greater seattle area, or familiar with the
pacific northwest, you can likely relate to our weather woes. 
while we are accustomed to a slow start to spring,
this year is seemingly ridiculous (in real life:
i was freezing when these photos were taken).
we have had more rain this year than as far back 
as i can remember; temperatures in the low 50s are
less than ideal -- especially when all i want to do is wear
spring attire and enjoy the sunshine.
 a few weekends ago, three bloggers and i
packed our bags (many, many bags!)
 for a day trip to the skagit valley tulip festival; i shared my first 
outfit here. we met in the morning and drove an hour north 
of seattle to the infamous tulip fields. although the tulips were
nearing the end of their peak, we greatly enjoyed the vibrant
colors and gorgeous blooms!

we were fortunate to visit towards the end of the 
tulip season, as the groundskeepers were less strict about 
foot traffic in the fields. i did not recall this, but you are 
**technically** not supposed to walk between the rows,
as it can harm the tulips. we were very cautious, however,
 when taking our photos.
it's no secret that voluminous, bell sleeved tops
and dresses are prominent this spring. while i've
always been a bit of a hippie at heart (my mom often says 
i was born in the wrong era), i added
a few new bell sleeved dresses to my wardrobe.
other trends i am loving right now?
fringe (on clothing and accessories), chokers,
tropical prints, ruffles and all things 70s-inspired.
photos by jenn from hello rigby

dress: zara (exact here), bracelet: nordstrom rack,
boots: hunter gloss rain boots via nordstrom (short version here),
purse: steve madden via tj maxx, ring: forever 21

i picked up this floral print dress at zara
a few weeks ago (exact style linked above -- it's
very budget-friendly, too). it was fun and festive with my 
pink rain boots. i wore wedges with my previous outfit
and was rather unsteady on my feet, trekking through
gravel and mud. rain boots were a much better 
(and more practical) shoe choice.

what trends are you loving right now?
did you visit the tulip festival this year? my good 
friend and fellow blogger, ana luiza of 'northwest blonde'
is sharing a guide to the skagit valley tulip vestival on her blog.
stop by for tips on what to wear (including what to pack for 
your day trip), the best route to take and
dining options along the way!
xoxo.