Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall Trend: Blanket Capes

red, cape, cloak, shawl, fall fashion, autumn trends

When my cloak count got to 4 (and my closet started to explode) I decided it was time to part with a couple things. It's a hard life I live.

The red one is just stunning, so I won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell. It's lightweight wool, so it's comfortable and easy to wear.

This pink & grey cape is an absolute favorite. I'm just too short for it. It's very thick and I get kinda lost. The colors, though!

Both are available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Look of the Day: Plaid Blanket Cape

fall fashion, fleur d'elise, cloak, cape
Ahhh, it's finally below 70 degrees and Seattle's air has been washed clean by a couple days of actual rain. This is the Seattle I know and love. I sun came out for a bit yesterday, so I took the chance to style some pieces for Etsy and this new cape that I will not  be selling. It's really lightweight and perfect for layering.

If you've been looking for a blanket cape, check out my Etsy shop and stay tuned for at least one blog post featuring the ones I have for sale!

fall fashion, styling, layering, cloak, cape

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Look of the Day: Petite Étoile

Since my birthday landed on a Tuesday, I took the weekend off and spent it doing whatever I like. I went shopping, hung out with a friend and my dad, and ate more Taco Bell than anyone ever should. This top was more than I like to pay at H&M, but it was my birthday, so I splurged. I just love the little stars and the flattering convertible neckline. If your birthday hasn't come yet, you can look forward to the NARS lipcolor I'm wearing for your Sephora Birthday reward :)

H&M Blouse - Target pants - thrifted Via Spiga sandals (similar) - Forever21 Sunglasses

Friday, July 31, 2015

Recipe: Hot Weather Salad

peaches, tomatoes, corn, basil, fresh, produce, low fat, in season

It is 93º here. We keep breaking records every day and it's not supposed let up anytime soon. I don't even cook anymore. Lean Cusines are so much easier when moving makes you melt. But I was in desperate need of some fresh fruit and veg, so I whipped up this super easy, heat-free summer salad.

I discovered the mix in Palm Springs and have developed my own version. It's pretty free-style and takes advantage of summer's most delicious produce.

1-2 peaches
2 ears of corn
2 ripe tomatoes
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh Basil
1/2 cup fat-free Feta Cheese
Tablespoon grated Parmesan
Olive Oil & Balsamic
Salt & Pepper

In no particular order, slice the peaches, chop the tomatoes, and cut the corn of the cob. Toss in a bowl with basil, a teaspoon or two of olive oil, two tablespoons vinegar, and the cheeses. Add salt and pepper to taste. Eat all of it.

peaches, tomatoes, corn, basil, fresh, produce, low fat, in season

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Look of the Day: Cool Enough for Jeans

Oh, thank goodness. It was cloudy all day and didn't get any hotter than 72. Only Seattlites miss the clouds, right?

I got to wear long sleeves and pants all day! These Levi's are my current favorite. I wear them pretty much whenever I'm not at work. The glasses are vintage Liz Claiborne and are up for grabs in my Etsy shop!

 Oh! And the bag! It's the Coach I've been wanting for forever. I found it at Value Village a couple weeks ago. It's in beautiful condition. I couldn't be happier with it! I found the Via Spiga sandals at the same time. They were a steal.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Three Summer Looks

 I took tons of photos the other day, but the lighting just wasn't right. The photos for these 3 outfits were all pretty ho-hum, and two photos just doesn't seem like enough for a post, so I decided to combine them!

This chambray skirt was thrifted in Palm Springs and just sold on Etsy.

I had this dress hemmed to a shorter length and is still available in my Etsy shop! I love the rainbow pattern!

 I've been eyeing this Baggu bag at work for, like, the whole time I've worked there and decided to buy it for Palm Springs. The combinations of short and long handles made it great for travelling! My only complaint is that the blue rubbed off on my white romper -_-

The marbled shorts are just $10 (in-store) at Gap right now!

One final note, I'm having a mid-summer sale in my Etsy shop. Gotta make room in my apartment for Fall stuff! Use coupon code MIDSUMMER20 to get 20% off anything, even sale items! Ends 8/2

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Look of the Day: Daisy Mini Dress

This dress is a little shorter than I usually wear, but it's been so unusually hot here that I've stopped caring. I wore it a lot in Palm Springs, too. I love it paired with the other yellows and patterns. It's pretty stretchy, so it fits like a glove. You want it? Well, you can buy it in my Etsy shop!

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