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!)
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?
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.
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).
When I first started this blog, I intended it to be a place for me to share my photos, random musings, cooking experiments, and the occasional outfit post. Turns out, I can’t exactly stick to this plan and may end up making this a little more of a personal blog about my day-to-day life.
If there’s something you must know about me, it’s probably the fact that I wear my emotions on my sleeve– It’s definitely my biggest flaw. Sometimes I wish I was a little more self-sufficient in terms of being able to handle my emotions by myself but sometimes I let them get the best of me and right now I feel like I’m just going through a little more than I can handle…
Long story short, I feel like I’ve been having a lot of trouble trying to adjust moving from one coast to the next. As much as I love to explore new cities and living in new places, I feel really torn about having to think about my future and where I think I will end up settling. Oh life, why do you have to be so difficult? Stop throwing me curve balls so I can actually start looking forward to something!!
I promised myself even before I moved out to Seattle that I would try my best to make the most of my time here. I didn’t want to be caught up in all of life’s What Ifs and I promised myself that I would focus on me and do some soul searching. So here I am, giving this soul searching thing an honest effort and trying to figure out how to be content in unfamiliar surroundings and situations.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Everyone else’s food looked really good, too!
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.
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.
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