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Monday, September 11, 2017

shop local with morning siren

happy monday, everyone!
how is it that, without fail, the work
week seemingly drags on, and the weekend flies by? 
can we somehow reverse this, please? 
i could surely benefit from a few extra hours of sleep
and an additional day (or two) spent brunching, 
exploring, and visiting with family and friends.
what do you think? #amiright
one of the things i have come to
appreciate about my city (seattle), is the 
amount of raw talent we have. whether jewelry and fashion, 
or home decor and other art forms, the vast skills our 
designers and creatives possess are truly inspiring! 
i often find myself in awe when browsing 
urban craft fairs, online marketplaces, and various
instagram profiles. teach me your ways?!

i strive to 'shop local' whenever i can
to support seattle creatives. i enjoy purchasing from
and spreading the word about these talented individuals, 
both on my blog and social media channels. 
the quality and creativity you are likely to receive when 
purchasing from a local designer is unparalleled 
(i.e. you won't show up to an event wearing the 
same dress as another guest).
'style changes your mood, and your mood
isn't the same everyday.'
--kaitlin, founder of morning siren

today, i would like to introduce 
seattle designer, kaitlin uemura
of morning siren. i recently met kaitlin 
at the front desk when getting a hair cut at
her talents are diverse -- fashion design,
sewing, hair, business, etc. kaitlin was born and raised 
in hawaii, but moved to seattle, washington a few 
years ago to pursue her design dreams!

i am styling kaitlin's reversible zip vest.
it is chambray on one side and hawaiian-print
on the other (the print reminds me of a dress
my mom purchased on a trip to hawaii several
years ago). the exposed
gold zipper is sewn at an angle, giving the
vest a unique, edgy vibe. i paired it
with a cropped black top and my favorite
patchwork jeans. a simple metallic clutch and black 
mules completed my outfit.

kaitlin is both talented and incredibly sweet!
i am lusting after several of her pencil skirts
and bodycon dresses. you can find my vest, 
as well as several other styles, handmade by kaitlin
here; and of course, follow along for new
styles (fall fashion is in full swing, ladies)
via instagram.
photos by jenn from hello rigby

vest: c/o morning siren (borrowed); top: zara,
jeans: holding horses (thrifted via seattle goodwill), 
mules: tj maxx, bracelets: target,
clutch (cosmetic bag used as a clutch): tj maxx

who are some of your favorite designers?
if any are local to seattle, please let me know!
i know i am biased, but our city is 
pretty incredible!
xoxo.