Today’s an extra exciting post because of an upcoming event this weekend! If you’re in the Seattle area, I’d love to invite you to the Earth Day Blogger Closet Sale (FB event details here) happening on Saturday in Pioneer Square. Along with 6 other bloggers/small business owners in the city, we’ve teamed up to throw an afternoon hangout with drinks and snacks while opening up our closets for folks to shop!
Earth Day Blogger Closet Sale
Where: Fresh Tangerine studio (89 Yesler Way, 2nd Floor)
When: April 22, 2017; 11am – 3pm
I will be sharing a rack with the lovely Alyson of Circa 1988 and cannot wait! I have about 30 items pulled from my closet (some – embarrassingly enough – still have tags on them) and am so excited to find new homes for them. Here’s a little teaser of what I’ll be bringing to the event. You may notice from familiar pieces from the blog!
Last month, Seattle Goodwill hosted an event paying tribute to the MTV hit show, House of Style, which aired in 1989 (wowzas, I feel old now). I grew up thrifting with my grandma at Goodwill, so this organization has been near and dear to my heart ever since I could walk! As a style blogger, I often feel like there’s pressure to keep up with the latest and greatest styles and trends, but thrifting and getting creative through DIY projects helps to keep me creative to stay on trend without breaking the bank.
Designer Jordan Christianson of Jonquil & Mr. Black (center), acted as our design mentor for the evening of DIYing, showing us three different pieces he was able to transform on less than a $25 budget. It was incredible to see how different a pair of floral printed jeans looked when cut into cutoffs and tactfully frayed for a flattering fit.
Sitting next to Alyson, Megan of Diary of This Girl and Jenn of Hello Rigby meant getting to dig for inspiration around the store with some of the most creative ladies! I ended up selecting a leatherette sleeved top from Apt 9 as my “blank canvas” to start with:
If you’ve been a blog reader for a while, you’ll know how much I absolutely love supporting independently owned businesses– bonus points for local ones! The Moorea Seal store in Belltown turned 2 last month (where does the time go? Check out the original grand opening party post from 2014) and the local Seattle bloggers and media got a sneak peek of the shop makeovers before the big city-wide party this Friday (June 3)!
There was a beautiful arrangement of snacks from other local businesses, including QED coffee, which is now on my list of places to bike to in Beacon Hill! They served up some delicious coffee and herbal teas while we all mingled and heard about the soon-to-come plans for Moorea’s store (launch of her new book, plans for local influencers, and lots of other goodies!).
Holy wowzas! There are a lot more bloggers in Seattle compared to 2014!
For those of you who are not local to Seattle and haven’t seen her beautifully curated collections on Pinterest, Moorea has such a distinct style that translates directly to her shop and its beautifully stocked goods. Her storefront is my personal go-to for accessories (proof is in the pudding in these posts) and I’ve taken almost every girlfriend to this store to get their shop on!
If you’re in the Seattle area, be sure to stop by the Moorea Seal storefront this Friday starting at 7PM! More details for the anniversary party here on her Facebook event!
Huge thank you to Vivian Hsu for all of the beautiful photography in this post from last week’s sneak peek event!
If you have any plans this Friday (May 9), you should drop them. No, seriously. The lovely Moorea Seal who opened her online shop, aptly named Moorea Seal just opened her first storefront here in Seattle and is throwing a grand opening party this Friday! Her eye for style and curating goods is like no other and being able to shop all the goodies in person is a dream come true!
Not a lot of people know this, but Moorea is the first person that I met when I first moved to Seattle. As a total stranger (I was a reader of her blog for years before moving to the PNW), I emailed her and asked about cool places to check out in the city. Instead of giving me a list, this amazing woman offered to meet me up for coffee and show me around the city in person! How awesome is that? She is, to this day, one of the most caring, kind, inspiring people I have ever met. Not only does she inspire me to dream big, but she also makes me want to be a better person. She is so kind and thoughtful and always sees the best in everyone– she set the bar pretty high for new friends in the area, that’s for sure!
Moorea threw a sneak peek party last week and, let me tell you, it was incredible to see how quickly she and her team put together this storefront. All of the merchandise is so smartly displayed in the carefully curated spaces of the shop. Aside from all the cool goodies, turns out that there are plans to hold workshops in the future. How cool is that? I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Moorea holds a jewelry-making class. I’ve always loved her style of accessories and would love to learn from her.
At the end of July, Rivet & Sway launched their Seattle showroom and hosted a happy hour event to celebrate! I was lucky enough to get invited as a host and got a sneak peek of their new collection that launched earlier this week.
How cute are these new frames? I’ve been a huge fan of their frames ever since my first introduction to the Spitfires back in the day. As someone who has been wearing glasses for the majority of my life, I can honestly say that I have never felt more beautiful in glasses until recently. I used to think I looked weird with glasses, but now I can’t imagine walking around without them. Not only are glasses the best accessory for completing an outfit, but the Spitfire frames always garner compliments whenever I wear them. These frames are like the perfect pair of jeans that are form fitting in all the right places, no joke!
The biggest perk of going to the showroom in person is getting a consultation with Ritzy, the personal stylist. She helped me pick out the Spitfire frames back in the day and taught me all about how to compliment face shape and eyebrow arches with glasses. Before I met her, I didn’t realize this “science” behind glasses shopping even existed! In the handful of times I’ve stopped by the R&S office for an event, I’ve seen Ritzy work her magic to pair women with their dream frames.
(photo credit to Kirby for taking the group shot with my friends!)
If you’re in the Seattle area, you should RSVP to the launch party for the new Rivet & Sway collection and also check out the local showroom! The whole team is so incredibly lovely and always throws the best events. I’ll be stopping by to consult Ritzy on my next purchase from their new collection. The Plus One frames are my current fav. ;)