Downtown

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It’s always nice taking time out of the day to shoot some photos in the city. After much time at the beach and on the coast it was a nice change or scenery. I met up with a friend and drove around finding places to shoot, I had no idea that I would end up being photographed, so now you have an idea of how I dress on my casual days.

The temperature outside was 85 degrees with clear skies and the sun scorching– your typical late summer day. I threw on my favorite shorts I made myself, seriously one of the easiest art project. I’ve had this vegan leather top for awhile, probably not the best style choice for the weather, but I went with it anyways. I know I’ve blogged about this cape sweater before, and it’s arguably my favorite item in my closet right now, can’t get enough of it. I love how these boots are so functional for the summer with the cutouts, they’re like wearing a more closed off sandal, comletely functional for walking all around the city.-

Details: Community cape | ASTR vegan leather tank | Thrifted/DIY shorts | Jeffrey Campbell boots | Nordstrom sunglasses

Portrait photos by | Skiah Garde-Garcia

Summer Blues

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This past week I took a trip to Canada, it was beautiful and made for a great blog post setting. The weather wasn’t too warm, which was nice and meant I could pair a sweater with shorts, one of my favorite combinations. I love the cut of this sweater, it’s not too much of a cropped fitting just long enough to wear with low rise shorts. The arms of the sweater are nice for summer, not too snug and are always an added bonus for comfort. I paired a button up underneath for a contrast and to break up the black in the shorts with the navy. The combination of navy and black works– there’s been a lot of talk whether or not its acceptable, but if worn in a proportionate way, it definitely does. These silk shorts are great, and comfortable to walking around, the paisley print gives a mix to the whole ensemble.

I added a few photos from dinner at the Empress hotel as well as some shots of the exterior and the building I shot the photos of my outfit. The weather was awfully cloudy on the ferry, but the tones of the sky and water nicely complemented each other. More of my trip will be posted soon.

Details: Zara sweater | Nordstrom button up | Wilfred silk shorts | Steve Madden flats | Vintage jewelry 

 

 

City Silk

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This has to be one of my favorite blog posts, altogether. Not only do I adore this outfit, but shooting and putting this together was the most fun. I had multiple people take the photos, and it’s so true, the photographer really makes a difference, the energy and creativity each of them bring contrasts so much, but it’s so great to have that for my blog. I was also surrounded with a bunch of my friends, who are extremely supportive, so that’s always nice and comfortable. You can’t go wrong with a photographer who tells you to feel and act like Kanye, while singing the chorus to Can’t Tell me Nothin’.

As for the outfit, I recently picked up this lamb skin taupe leather jacket. At first I thought ‘I don’t need another leather jacket, I just purchased one, but as soon as I put it on I knew it would find a home in my closet instantly. Printed pants are a weakness for me, I’m always searching for pants that will add to an outfit, instead of owning hundreds of basics black pants or even jeans. Plus, pants are pretty essential… These ones which recently found a quick spot in my closet are silk and kind of a different play on the plaid/ relaxed trouser fit. I kept it simple and chose a dressier tank, in white to go with a summer feel, because although I’m dressed for fall, it’s still eighty degrees and sunny. These boots were a pick up for the fall, but I couldn’t resist wearing them sooner. I thought I’d take a break from the all black theme that’s been current in my wordrobe, and purchase these grey chelsea boots.

Although this isn’t exactly summer inspired, I hope it gets you thinking about fall, we’re only a month away!

Details: Mackage jacket | Wilfred Free pants | Nordstrom tank | Jeffrey Campbell boots

 

Take it for a Swing

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With the summer weather in Seattle taking a quick break, I took this as an opportunity to layer as well as not feel obligated to wear color. I recently purchased this dress, it’s simple and longer with a swig-fit cut, which I’m totally loving right now. I subtly layered a collared shirt underneath, to add too the outfit, and grabbed my favorite cape sweater out of my closet. I’ve only had this sweater for a few months, and within that time it has easily become one of my favorite items of clothing I own. I grabbed my sandals for comfort along with some vintage jewelry, and my favorite hat from Free People.

Details: Leith dress | Norstrom button up | Community cape | Norstrom sandals | Free People hat | Luck Brand/Vintage jewelry

 

Simple Casual

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I’m obviously still resisting to wear color, or dress like it is actually summer. Ninety degree weather won’t stop me. At least I’m not actually wearing a sweater, just one without the sleeves. I’m always layering, and finding new ways to wear one piece differently. This sweater was impulsively turned into a shirt when I realized I wanted to wear it during the summer. There’s nothing wrong with a little DIY, which I’m learning actually can change one outfit completely. That being said, try some new things and see what ends up in your closet next. On the layering note, lately I’ve been really into collard shirts underneath anything, so to add to this outfit I slipped one on underneath. This overall trend really has my bank account weeping. Every time I see a pair, I’ve been lusting over them. That being said, these black overall shorts are extremely comfortable and functional in any outfit. For this enselble, i layered (why would I not) them under the rest of my outfit, for comfort purposes obnviously. I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to have quality denim pieces in your closet on hand. I luckily found this vintage Levi’s jacket at a thrift store for only five dollars, start your searching! I decided to go with the chunky cutout buckle boots and some circle sunglasses to tie the outfit together.

I’m currently working with someone to give my blog a new look, so stay tuned.

Details: Topshop sweather | Nordstrom button up | Levi’s denim jacket | Jeffrey Campbell boots

Black ‘N White

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Two things I’m always up for: art museums and black, white and denim outfits. I really like to keep it simple most of the time, and it’s an easy go to way to dress when I’m in a hurry. This jacket is the best for any weather, I will literally wear it when it’s 70 degrees and sunny outside. That being said I tend to layer– a lot. It’s nice to keep two white button ups in your closet as a go to piece, one sleeveless and one long sleeved. Jeans aren’t usually pants I’m thrilled to wear, but when I was recently shopping a friend convinced me to buy this pair, and I can say they’ve easily changed my perspective on jeans. It’s nice to have one pair that’re comfortable, I’d say have at least one dark wash and one light on hand. The wash of your denim can change up the look, so find ones you’ll wear long term, not just to be ‘trendy’. I try and not wear heals when I’m doing a lot of walking, but these aren’t too bad, and they tie the look together. I can’t leave home without these rings, and this necklace has become a recent favorite of mine. I have too many sunglasses, so I chose the first black pair I could find. Enjoy some of these shots I took while at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. I’ve never been before and was excited to go when a friend invited me, definitely some interesting exhibits and pieces of art. If you’re in the area check it out!

What am I Wearing?

Nordstrom jacket | Babton button up | Free People bralet | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Nordstrom booties | Vintage rings | Lucky Brand necklace | Nordstrom sunglasses 

Graphic

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What I’m wearing

Wilfred Free overalls | Nordstrom button up | Two Door Cinema Club concert tee | Wilfred vest | Vans Skate Hi’s | Nordstrom sunglasses