Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Best Gift

Last Thursday, I turned a year older and (I'd like to think) a year wiser. I turned the year of Ken Griffey Jr. & Marshawn Lynch - 24! Go Seahawks & Mariners :) After my fun-filled vacation, all I've wanted to do is stay at home, relax and watch Friends. For my birthday, it was really low-key. I ate my favorite homemade dinner (tomato beef) with my family and went to happy hour with my close friends. It was exactly what I needed - quality time with my favorite people! This past weekend, a few people asked me what I received for my birthday. I told them I received a nice pair of earrings and some fall clothes. Don't get me wrong I like clothes and jewelry, but the best gift I received was someone's time. 

Thank you all for the kind words and birthday wishes! I've got a feeling that 24's going to be a great year :)

Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Cardigan: JCPenney
Boots: Olsenboye
Necklace: Thrifted

Photography by Isabelle Chu

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Last of Summer

This past week was wonderful to say the least. Little did I know, the one week I decided to take off work was going to be the last week of summer. Perfect timing, Mr. Sun, perfect timing! Usually when I go on vacation, I hop on a plane. But this time, I decided to stay at home and enjoyed all that Seattle has to offer. The best part was I got to spend it with the people I love most including my boyfriend!

Ok I'll admit, I created a summer bucket list. I tried to stay away from lists but let's be real, I can't survive without them. I wasn't able to do everything on my list but I did hike, golf, boat, barbecue, eat outside, and shop at the farmers market.

I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the summer. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Until next year Mr. Sun! Thanks for the memories :)

Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Forever 21
Purse: H&M
Bracelets: Gifted
Sunnies: Raybans

Photography by Ryan Yanagihara

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Holding onto Summer

It is September my friends... but I still think it's summer. Yes, I'm going to wear shorts and drink ice tea as long as possible. I don't want to let go of summer yet. Although I love fall leaves and pumpkin spiced lattes, there's just something about summer. I can't get enough of those warm nights, top down drives and long afternoon naps. Can summer please last forever?

Fall means dark long nights and celebrating another year of my life. I'm not ready for you yet. Pumpkins, you can wait. As long as the hydrangeas are blooming and the days are warm, I’m sticking with summer.
Top: Old Navy
Shorts: Abercrombie
Wedges: Old Navy
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Purse: Coach
Watch: Target

Photography by Ryan Yanagihara