bright red

17 Jun

I have fallen back in love with bright red. We went through a rough patch after bad dressing room lighting and my winter paleness collided one winter day a couple years ago. After that I didn’t give red a good chance. Until this spring!

Spotted this delicious romper with the guy at Stüssy yesterday:

Nava Jumpsuit, $53

Strapless Satin Blouson Dress, BCBGeneration $118

IL Venlo Long skirt (Poppy), Sunahara $168

The romper looks much brighter in person, like the other two pieces really. I think it might be the first Seattle streetwear on my blog, which is weird because I’ve been eyeing this romper and the swimsuit in the same pattern for a little while now. Feeling the romper in person made up my mind I’ll definitely be getting it.

I’m all about maxi dresses and skirts right now, I have a dress that is in the same genre as the last skirt and just love it.


sway & cake

18 May

Quite possibly my favorite boutique in Seattle, definitely top three. It’s tucked right into the corner of the large medical/dental building on the corner of 6th and Olive. It is a place where up and coming (and some established) designers are well showcased and it is always fresh.

Here is a sample outfit:

Safari Blouse, Karina Grimaldi

Edie Shorts, MYNE by ashley ann

Turquoise Double Knuckle Ring, Soixante Neuf

Alex Fringe Clutch, Linea Pelle

This outfit would be all silk and high quality leather, something I’m focusing on in my wardrobe these days. Wearing well made things out of high quality material just makes me feel great, and clothes will stay looking good longer if they’re well made. I loved the soft airy pieces that were all over the store, including the formal dress I bought last time I went in. On another note Linea Pelle is my favorite handbag designer right now, more on her to come.

nude heels

17 May

Someone just asked me how I feel about nude heels and I was inspired to write about my favorite topic: shoes.

I think nude heels are a great look for dressing up this summer, they will go great with a good tan. Any texture will do but I’m a fan of suede and treated soft leather. I would be careful with patent, the shoe should have some other really redeeming qualities if it’s all patent. Platforms are great, ultra-high heels are a personal favorite. Avoid the mid-range though and go for flat sandals.

Some shoes I love:

Dolce Vita ‘Vivo’ Slingback Pump

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Briar’ Pump

Steve Madden ‘Bevv’ Pump

I’ll be wearing the Steve Madden pumps with a bright blue silk dress to my next formal event (there might be photos to come, I haven’t decided yet). All in all I say go nude!


25 Apr

I’m a huge fan or pastel nails in spring in summer because they accentuate a tan so nicely. I just purchased what I think is the perfect summer palate.

Blanc: opaque white

Fiji: pale creamy pink

Turquoise and Caicos: a bright creamy turquoise

St. Lucia Lilac: pearly pale lilac

I have lilac on my fingers and fiji on my toes and I think I might just rotate through these colors all summer.

juice beauty (and i’m back!)

24 Apr

This product may be promising the impossible, but all claims of miracle working aside it is a great one. The description claims that they used fruit stem cells (do those even exist?) to stimulate DNA repair in the skin. I believe none of that but it made my face feel so soft I couldn’t help myself. It is also organic, so the Seattleite in me is swooning. So here is my new favorite snake oil:

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair

guest post: grey chambray cordones

10 Apr

Knowing the blog’s author, she would want these shoes posted. Tom’s grey chambray cordones. I definitely see the appeal, but I can’t wax poetic about them like she would. Don’t worry. She’ll be back.

guest post: custom kicks

5 Apr

Louie Gong customizes sneakers (primarily chucks and vans) with Coast Salish Art. Northwest Coast style for the feet.

Louie G’s gallery on Facebook:

See Louie G’s gallery of customs on Facebook

Louie G on his work:


Also, I love the back zipper on these vans by Hush Fabrications:

HF10-001 Sk8-Hi – Drop $450 on some vans