Happy St.Patrick’s Day blog friends! I like to reconnect with you guys and recap some of the daily happenings of my life through casual coffee date style posts. I love the community I’ve connected with through blogging, but sometimes I’m sad I can’t meet up with you gorgeous ladies over frappes or iced coffees on a regular basis. Unless you’re traveling to Seattle in the near future, a virtual coffee date will have to do. Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and sit down for a little girl talk with me?
Though I’m not wearing green in this post I hope you’ll take a moment to notice my mint green nails and believe me when I pinky promise that I AM wearing green in real life today. I don’t want to get pinched obviously. Growing up I always loved St. Patrick’s Day, not only because green is my favorite color but because my Grandma was really proud of our Irish heritage. One year she gave me a charm bracelet with a four leaf clover enclosed in a locket. It’s difficult to visualize, but ten year old me thought the lucky bracelet was the coolest piece ever. Now that my Grandmother has passed away I always remember her on St. Patrick’s day and definitely adorn myself in my favorite green pieces in her memory.
I couldn’t make it through our coffee date without talking about my plans to escape to the Oregon coast with Jordan for Easter. I don’t generally have weekends off (which really isn’t as bad as it sounds) but Easter weekend is the exception. In honor of Jordan and I both having two days off in a row we knew we had to get out of town for a romantic getaway. Last year we spent Easter weekend in Astoria (read all about it here) and this year we thought we’d make the Easter celebration just the two of us on the beach a tradition. I can’t wait to frolic through the sand and sleep in next to my bestie at the cutest bed and breakfast. Do you have any wonderful Easter weekend plans? More importantly have you picked out an Easter outfit yet?
I aim to always be transparent in this space, in fact, I basically founded this space as place to vent my way through emotions. Recently Jordan and I had an argument that ended with both of us feeling frustrated and unheard. Though things were quickly resolved the issue at hand helped me to realize my frustrations were less about the initial annoyance (Jordan making me sit around and wait for him) and more about the way we communicated when we were upset. I am the sort of person who needs to sit down and talk through every aspect of an issue, while Jordan just wants space and then to pretend like there was never an issue to begin with. I say all of this not just to rant about my relationship (I promise!) but to illuminate a realization that I wish I’d learned a long time ago. Most arguments aren’t about issues, most arguments are about the way different individuals handle issues. The more I can communicate what I need to feel as if a problem is resolved, the less likely any issue will morph into a major issue.
Do you know what you need to feel as if a disagreement or argument has been resolved?
This weekend I am meeting with a new photographer for some (hopefully) stunning nature shots on one of the most gorgeous (and well trafficked) hikes in the Seattle area. I can’t overstate how excited I am. I have wanted to shoot at this jaw dropping location for forever, now I’m just crossing my fingers hoping for a good hair day and finalizing my wardrobe choices for a very boho forest shoot. We haven’t even shot photos yet but I am already excited to share the results with you.
As if I didn’t demonstrate my love for this Forever 21 suede skirt enough in this outfit post and my recent “What I wore to work” post, let me reemphasize it for you. I swear I have been wearing this suede mini twice a week! I pair it with a sweater, it works. I pair it with a black turtleneck…it works. I pair it with a lace up body suit, you guessed it, it works! My only complaint is that this Forever 21 skirt runs very large, I purchased a size smaller than my usual size and it still doesn’t hit at the smallest part of my natural waist (which would be the most flattering fit).
I met with Madeline Wilson yesterday to take a few outfit photos. She was completely adorable and such a pleasure to work with. I think high quality photos make all the difference when it comes to creating a well crafted blog post. Though I will always be a words person I can certainly appreciate the artistic vision and technical skills photography requires. I am definitely hoping to work with her more often this summer to bring more outfit photos your way!
I’ve talked so much about me. Do I seem narcissistic yet? Now I want to hear all about you! What is the most joyful moment you have experienced this week? Have you read anything new? Do you have any fabulous projects in the works? Any upcoming vacations planned? Do you have a piece you love to wear and re-wear like I do with my leather boots and suede skirt? #NotAshamed
A few similar suede skirts, because obviously you need one for both your Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Wardrobe: