Life’s a Beach

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This has been in my drafts for the entire summer, and it’s only right to click publish before the last few hours run out. I’m going to miss the sunny summer days, but who isn’t?  I shot a few photos along with my friend, who’s a professional photographer. I learned a lot, and enjoyed beautiful scenery with people I love. It was super hot so I went with a classic white summer dress and floral bralet to add some detail. This summer has been great, but I’m definitely ready for fall.

Details: Brandy Melville dress | Band of Gypsies bralet | Nordstrom sunglasses

Natural Neutral

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Back on my vacation in Canada I took a day trip to an island, and a little surf town. The weather was all over the place, starting out sunny quickly turning foggy along with a temperature drop. Typical PNW weather. Needless to say, the day was nice and made for great scenary to shoot.

As for my outfit, I went for layers– as usual. I recently picked up this vest, it’s a great neutral piece for any season, especially fall since the color camel is trending. I styled my outfit around this vest, pairing a black denim jacket underneath for contrast, adding a striped shirt to break up the solid colors. I chose a basic pair of cuffed Levi’s shorts for a casual look, and my cutout boots which are great for summer. To tie the look together I grabbed my black wide brimmed hat while the sun was still shining.

Details: Thrifted vest | Community jacket | Levi’s shorts | Thrifted tee | Jeffrey Campbell boots | Free People hat

Seaside

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Throwin’ it back to my vacation in Canada, and the summer weather! As summer begins to turn into fall, I realize how many posts from summer I have yet to publish. This outfit was mainly inspired by the environment as well as staying comfortable while still looking nice on vacation. Who says you can’t wear sweaters in the summer… this is one of my favorite pieces to wear in the summer, for those not so hot not so cold days, perfect for the transition in September. I paired a floral bra-let underneath, and grabbed my favorite shorts (mentioned in the last post), always layering I chose my olive green vest to add some color. Since I was staying on the beach I thought it was fully appropriate to slip on a pair of leather boat shoes. The scenery was gorgeous as well, could’t help but to take a few photos.

Details: Wilfred Free vest | Painted Threads sweater | Band of Gypsies bra-let | Thrifted shorts | Sperry Topsider shoes 

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