Wednesday, June 7, 2017

gingham tops and a donut date

do you ever see photos on social media (instagram
in particular) and think to yourself, 'i have to travel there,' 
'i must buy that,' and/or 'i need to eat here!'?
spending a great deal of time on social media, more time than
 i would like to admit, gets my creative juices flowing.
it is a great way to brainstorm and explore fashion trends,
travel destinations, and of course, all the best restaurants.
 that is what i tell myself, at least, and my ever-growing
cell phone data usage ;)

earlier this year, my dear friend (and fellow blogger)
jenn and i saw photos from general porpoise doughnuts,
located on capital hill. we decided a coffee and donut 
(or doughnut) date, followed by photos, was seemingly 
essential. we finally made the trip!
unfortunately, we arrived a few minutes before closing,
and the selection was minimal. however,
jenn and i greatly enjoyed (**ahem, inhaled) the
vanilla custard donut. the chocolate marshmallow and 
coconut cream are also on my 'must-try' list;
general porpoise, we will be back!
i recently put away my heavy sweaters, jackets, 
and winter-style boots. it seems the sunshine and warmer
temperatures are here to stay (i hope!). living in the pacific
northwest, however, has taught me the importance
of preparedness and layering: always keep a rain coat on hand,
and do not forget your sweater or light jacket after
the sun goes down. despite this, i am incredibly eager to wear
 my dresses, rompers, and sleeveless blouses;
 i believe i am a summertime girl at heart.

i have seen many bloggers and women on pinterest
styling off-the-shoulder blouses. i wanted to try this trend,
but was reluctant to purchase a blouse or dress at a higher
price point -- i was unsure how it would look 
on me (and sadly, this style is not work-appropriate).
while running errands a few weekends ago,
i stumbled upon this blouse at target. i skipped the dressing
room line and brought it home to try on.
i have to say, it might be one of my new favorite tops!
photos by jenn from hello rigby

blouse: target (similar here), purse: nordstrom,
mule booties: dolce vita (via target; exact here), ring: forever 21,
earrings: sugarfix by baublebar (via target; exact here),
jeans: who what wear (via target; exact here - on sale!),
bracelet: urban outfitters

i made the unfortunate mistake of stopping
into target before meeting up with jenn for donuts
and photos. this meant i spent far too long browsing through
the clothing and accessories departments. i brought
a few too many items home with me.
#blogger problems

i hope to style this blue gingham blouse with
white shorts when it gets a bit warmer here!
are you a fan of the off-the-shoulder trend?
and if you're local to seattle, have you visited
xoxo.