Summer Breeze

It’s been a while since I made an outfit post despite the fact these photos have been sitting on my computer for a while. Whoops!

This has got to be my favorite outfit of the summer. Not only is it super cute but it’s so flowy and breathable that I can continue with my tree climbing silliness without worrying about feeling constrained. (Honestly, I don’t think I have any other dresses in my closet that I can go tree-climbing with!)

Tree Climbing

Outfit Details: Clara Bow Dress (Postlapsaria), Oh Sailor Shoes (BC Shoes), shorts (H&M)

Giving up

This dress makes me happy on so many levels. For starters, it’s made by my favorite independent designer (and blogger), Keiko Lynn. Secondly, it has a very sailor-esque feel to it and I love all things nautical themed. Also, have you seen the bow collar on this? Need I say more?

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Rain, Rain, Go away!

I promise that hanging out at the shooting range isn’t becoming a regular habit. The weather was less than stellar on Sunday, which ended up ruining a day of photo shooting for me. My friends and I ended up in downtown Seattle, ready to snap photos when it started to pour! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised… I am in Seattle, after all.

Since our plans got ruined, we headed to the shooting range. Sundays are ladies night, which means that if you have a female sharing a lane with you, rentals are free! woo hoo! I can’t say no to a good deal.

behind the glass

The only good thing about having a very monochromatic wardrobe is the fact that I can easily match with the headphones at the range. (kidding, kidding… this wasn’t planned at all.) I was really unsure if I wanted to share the photo below considering the ultra-flattering look on my face, but it’s the only photo of my full outfit. Just bear in mind I was dealing with some very loud BANG sounds as this photo was being taken (hence the scared face).

draping vests

Outfit details: tshirt (Forever 21), draped cardigan (Marshalls), Jeans (Guess), shoes (Target), necklace (anirtak)

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Hello Kitty is my Hero!

Over the weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to meet my longtime hero. I know, I realize I’m not a five year old (anymore), but I’m still a little kid at heart. I’ve always loved Hello Kitty (My friends actually nicknamed me Hello Kitty because of the fact that I have these crazy 8-bit Hello Kitty PJ pants and forced my roommates to use a Hello Kitty toaster in our apartment) and I don’t think I’ll ever stop my obsession with this cute kitty.

Hello Kitty Outfit Details: Trench coat (Dynamite), jeans (Guess), Sandals (Birkenstock)

Sadly, I always imagined her to be taller. hahaha!!

Aside from meeting a life-sized Hello Kitty in the Sanrio store, my weekend was pretty low key. Sorted photos and started to clean out my closet. It seems like I only ever blog outfits when I’m wearing the same shoes or jacket or jeans. Sigh. I promise my summer wardrobe is a little more exciting than I make it out to be.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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Taphouse and Targets

When I first started blogging, I didn’t intend on every other entry to be about food. It seems like I check out a new restaurant almost twice a week, which doesn’t seem like much, but it’s definitely starting to take a toll on my wallet… and my waistline. haha!

sweet selection on tap

On our latest trip, my friends and I checked out a popular Taphouse on the east side. Look at that selection of beers on tap! Sadly, I couldn’t enjoy a cold beverage from the tap with my lunch because of the activity planned for later in the afternoon. Drinks aside, the food was delicious!

I decided on garlic chicken penne smothered in cheese, paired with a tortilla soup. I can’t say that this was the best penne I’ve ever had (the cheese was a little too strong for my liking), but the tortilla soup was soooo good. It was a clear broth with¬†avocado, sour cream, and a handful of tortilla chips. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything quite like it.

chicken penneEveryone else’s food looked really good, too!

hummus

lamb with mashed potatoes & vegetables

jambalaya

So the reason I couldn’t enjoy a drink with my lunch is because we ended up at a shooting range. ¬†I can’t say I was super excited to shoot pistols, but because we don’t have anything like this in Canada, I was intrigued.

shooting

We started off with a 22mm pistol and shot a few rounds. After we got bored of that, we moved on to a 9mm baretta. I had no idea that the recoil from one size to the next could be so drastic! I knew that it would feel different, but not that different. Still a fun experience, nonetheless.

target
I’m not sure if you can tell in the photos, but I’m wearing a dress. Yes, I wore a dress to a shooting range. Sigh. haha It was almost as ridiculous as the time I wore flats, a dress shirt and jogging pants to a mini-hike. I need to plan my outfits a little better… : P

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Crazy about Lace

This past weekend was filled with sunny skies (a rare sight for us west coasters). You have no idea how excited I was for the sun to be out because warm weather = DRESS WEATHER! Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a floral kick. Every shirt or dress I gravitate towards either has floral print on it or is made of floral lace. What is up with that?

lace dress

Outfit Details: floral lace dress (Asian store), black 1/2 leggings (Old Navy), Belt (Target), Sandals (Birkenstock)

blank canvas

lounging in a dress

I ended up spending the most of my day running errands and got the chance to unwind at a ‘girls afternoon/night in’ event. A bunch of us met up for some wine & cheese and pedicures. Nothing like enjoying a relaxing night with a bunch of girls and delicious drinks. Did I mention we also played a lot of Rock Band?

painted feet!

(If you’re curious, I got my nails painted in this obnoxious coral pink color. I usually don’t paint my toes but I couldn’t pass up a free pedicure. I figured I needed to get in the spirit of summer shoes and went for the boldest color available!)

p.s. I wasn’t lying when I said that i like monochromatic outfits!

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