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February 3, 2014 / HL

Checks and Sequins

Zara Basic Checked Scarf

Zara Basic Checked Scarf

Zara Basic Checked Scarf

Zara Basic Checked Scarf

Top, Anthropologie. Blazer, Zara. Skirt, Madewell. Scarf, Zara. Bag, Chanel. Shoes, Christian Louboutin. Sunnies, Karen Walker.

It’s been awhile! I’ve been hibernating with the winter weather, though we’ve been lucky to escape the polar vortex. It’s been warming up, and when I say that, I mean it’s in the 40s, which is comfortable weather to go without a coat if I have layers on. This has been my favorite scarf lately. It’s basically a giant blanket wrapped around your neck. But I am definitely ready for the Spring!

December 19, 2013 / HL

Vanity Coat

Zara Checked Coat :: Design 'N Style Seattle Blogger

Zara Checked Coat :: Design 'N Style Seattle Blogger

Zara Checked Coat :: Design 'N Style Seattle Blogger

Zara Checked Coat :: Design 'N Style Seattle Blogger

Sweater, J.Crew. Pants, Zara. Coat, Zara. Boots, Target. “H” Initials Necklace, Baublebar. Bag, Celine. Sunnies, Karen Walker.

I’m a big fan of the vanity coat. Basically, this is a coat that’s all about the looks without much of the functionality. Which leads me to this season’s Zara Checked Coat. I love the festive plaid print on this one! However, it’s totally not made for cold weather. It doesn’t have a function button closure or even pocked (yes, y’all. Those pocket flaps are only for show). I had to wait until we had a mild day here in town for me to take it out.

I’m also loving my new initials necklace from Baublebar. It’s so delicate and fun, and it layers great with the diamond necklace my mom gave me for my college graduation.

Baublebar Love ring

I’m also lamenting for the fact that I lost a new ring this same day! I got this “Love” ring from Baublebar and sadly lost it somewhere between having coffee and taking these photos. Totally bummed! Oh well!

November 5, 2013 / HL

Patterns

Tribal Sweater with Chloe Paraty
Tribal Sweater with Chloe Paraty
Tribal Sweater with Chloe Paraty
Tee, Express. Sweater, Sheinside. Jeans, Madewell (similar). Boots, Madewell. Bag, Chloe. Sunnies, Karen Walker.

Fall is definitely here! I’ve been stocking up on cozy sweaters and fun boots! This season, I’m loving Madewell to death. I waited for their 25% off sale on boots before I snatched up these Billie Boots that are the perfect ankle boots. And this sweater was really affordable and great for this season.

September 5, 2013 / HL

Happy Trails

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress

Dress, Madewell. Belt, Madewell. Shoes, Target. Bracelet, (similar).

Spontaneously, my husband and I decided to take a trip to Vancouver for the holiday weekend. We have a usual routine. We start out early and get to Richmond, BC by brunch. Then, we head to Granville Island market where I pick up my favorite charcuterie staples at Oyama. There’s some great artisan shops, so we spend sometime walking around in the afternoon. Then we head to our hotel for a bit of rest, before we head out to Robson Street for some shopping – which, believe it or not, I did find anything to buy! And then we head out for a late dinner. Since it’s the summer, we headed back to Richmond of their night market, and spent more time perusing and eating into the night. It was the perfect Labor Day weekend. What did you spend your holiday doing?

September 3, 2013 / HL

Kiss Kiss

J.Crew Kiss Kiss tee

J.Crew Kiss Kiss tee

Shirt, J.Crew. Blazer, Zara (in grey). Shorts, J.Crew. Bracelets, Baublebar and J.Crew. Sunnies, Karen Walker.

Hubs and I have a date night on Friday night with friends. I tried to relish the last of the summer days by sporting some shorts, and fun tee, and a blazer to style it up. What did you do this weekend to soak up the last official days of summer?

August 27, 2013 / HL

Willis

Coach Willis Outfit with mint jeans

Coach Willis Outfit with mint jeans

Coach Willis Outfit with mint jeans

Coach Willis Outfit with mint jeans

Top, Zara (similar). Jacket, J.Crew Factory (similar). Jeans, Urban Outfitters. Bag, Coach. Shoes, Zara (similar). Bracelet, Baublebar. Sunnies, Karen Walker. Lipstick, MAC Fanfare

The summer is just feeling neverending right now. Seattle is just so lovely when the sun is out and the weather is warm. I know that it will eventually end, but I’m really enjoying getting out and enjoying the city. On this day, Hubs and I went to Boat Street Cafe for brunch. Yum. What’s your favorite thing to do in your city to celebrate summer?

August 25, 2013 / HL

Bad Hair Day

Madewell Swing Tee and Polka Dot Jean

Madewell Swing Tee and Polka Dot Jean

Madewell Swing Tee and Polka Dot Jean

Madewell Swing Tee and Polka Dot Jean

Top, Madewell. Jeans, Madewell. Shoes, Zara. Bag, Chloe. Hat, J.Crew. Necklace, J.Crew. Sunnies, Karen Walker.

Saturday mornings are for bad hair days. Not to worry – a hat can be a stylish disguise. We were looking for a new place for brunch, when hubs came across an article how the elusive cronut had finally appeared in Seattle. So of course, the foodies that we are, we had to go.

Ba Bar Cronuts

So we went to Ba Bar, for the croughnut. They were already sold out and were taking orders on their next batch of 24. So we ordered two. And then 30 minutes later we got them. It also took 30 minutes to get the brunch that we ordered (disappointing). The croughnuts were good – it was flaky and the chocolate topping was quite decadent. Hubs said that is tasted like a churro. We were probably a bit underwhelmed overall since brunch overall was a bummer.

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We then went to our favorite local coffee shop for some coffee beans, but I also picked up a bottle of cold brew. Coffee that is! So at least our Saturday morning ended on a high note!

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