Well, it’s been a rough spring here in Seattle. I try not to dwell too much on the weather but when it’s June 28th and two days ago I was wearing boots and a winter rain jacket, I feel I must comment.
Here are my positive fashion thoughts for summer which is bound to arrive in the Pacific Northwest by July 5th.
1. Wear layers and bring a jacket.
2. Know that when summer does arrive there will be many people half dressed on the street and a part of you will wish for fall weather.
3. Enjoy and appreciate the weather we are having instead of the majority of the country living at hydration stations and avoiding wild fires.
4. Did I mention wear layers and bring a jacket?
Summer is coming. Really.
If you live in Seattle sometimes it’s hard to think about heading to the east side. Think about it no longer. Hop on the 520 bridge (yes there is a toll but such low usage that your commute time is less!) and head to Via Lago in Kirkland. A great little boutique full of interesting looks at a variety of price ranges. Trina Turk, Desigual (my fav) and original “home ” of the hipsi belt which I have become a huge fan of! Check it out this spring/summer. kirklandvialago.com
Between the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and the video attached to this blog, I just couldn’t stop myself from blogging about the importance of young girls/women seeing themselves for who they really are. Strong, confident, empowered. The Real You. Check out the video…https://vimeo.com/38593312.
We were out for dinner the other night at The Wild Ginger. If you live in Seattle you know about this restaurant. Trendy, consistent, Asian cuisine. I’m no foodie, but I love that I’m never disappointed in my meal and I love the atmosphere. Speaking of atmosphere, did I mention that it’s a beautiful restaurant, white table cloths, the works?
So what is it that makes people think that on a Saturday night, they can wear college sweatshirts and tennis shoes? I really don’t get it. I often hear that people want to be comfortable and I get that. But come on. You can be comfortable but NOT wear tennis shoes.
Here are some options I came up with. I chose all flat (or almost flat) boots/shoes that would be comfortable because I know that is the issue. Some of these could be men or women’s boots. Yes, I’m talking to both men and women here!
Living in Seattle generally means rain and a lot of it. When people come to visit they often ask where the umbrella is. Truth is, “real” Seattleites don’t use umbrellas. That may all change when you check out this fun site Over Our Heads. It’s a custom umbrella site that says it’s for “happy people”. We could all use a little happy in the winter in Seattle. The site allows you to create your own umbrella using your own design or order one off the site. It’s not inexpensive but if you are looking for a little happy, this might be for you!
My other necklace arrived this week in the middle of the snowstorm and what a piece of sunshine in a crazy weather week. Check it out below. I have to be honest, I’m not a big “hearts” fan in general. But when I met with Allison and told her I really wanted a darker color, like a brownish quartz, she knew exactly what I wanted. Something with a bit of an edge but still beautiful, almost fanciful. What I really love is that the flip side of it is also really great. See for yourself!
If you love shoes, and who doesn’t, this site might interest you. I came across this site last year and then was reminded about it when I picked up the February Oprah Magazine.
Here’s the deal:
The website Shoes of Prey is a “create your own” shoe site. Choose your style, size, colors, etc and then check it out on a 360 camera before you plop it into the cart and hit BUY. Don’t love them? Yes, you can return them.
Here’s an example of what I came up with. You’ll see the little dots included in the picture. When you are creating your own, those dots will guide you through the process. Give it a try!
My newest fashion love has nothing to do with clothing and everything to do with environment. Glassybaby, a Seattle based, women owned company is my favorite new obsession. More than just a candle holder, a glassybaby can light up your day. Check out their site, go to their store, see for yourself. You may soon become a convert… like me.