I am all packed and ready to go! Fashion Week here I come! I am jumping on a place tonight set for NYC.
one of the fun parts about FW is all of the outfits! the outfit planning! Can be overwhelming but a fun project. Here’s a sneak peak of a little of what is going in my bag….
a metallic maxi skirt… plenty of black lace….tuxedo stripe pants….jewel tones… studs and jewels…. pinky nude eyeshadows and dark dark lipstick (and some pinkier ones too)
Can’t wait to share with you all here all of my outfits and adventures… check back often xx
I will also be tweeting and instagraming all week, so be sure to follow here and here!
*And Congratulations to Annie L. who won the Aidan Mattox sparkly dress giveaway!
I came home to Seattle this weekend for a friend’s wedding and managed to get in some family time visiting all my favorite spots in Seattle – including the glorious flower stands in Pike Place Market- and then took a twirl on the new ‘Great Wheel’ (like the London Eye) which sits on a pier overlooking Puget Sound. When I first saw they were building this I thought it was an annoying tourist attraction. But after riding it, it really won me over. If you visit Seattle, you have should really go on it! It gives beautiful views of both the city in one direction and the sound in the other and you’re on it for a full 20 minutes. We loved it.
*i’m wearing an ALL SAINTS dress
i couldn’t resist just a couple more pics ♥♥
I just returned from my trip to Costa Rica, and we had the best time. A complete adventure from start to finish, which was right up my wanderlusting alley. Costa Rica is such a lush and beautiful country, with an exotic jungle landscape that runs right into the Pacific ocean surf. If you haven’t been there, you really need to go. We hiked to a secret waterfall, played in the ocean for days on end, read books while listening to afternoon rainfall, caught every sunset and ate delicious fresh seafood and plenty of tropical fruit. Wish I was still there….
On Monday I am leaving on a tropical getaway to Costa Rica with 3 of my best girlfriends for 10 days. I couldn’t be more excited for our little adventure. We will be spending most of our time in the beach town of Esterillos Este on the Central Pacific Coast and then venturing out from there. I cannot wait for long days spent at the beach, surf lessons, fresh mangoes, tropical flowers, dining alfresco and hikes deep into the jungle.
Above is a little bit of what is inspiring my packing list. Packing for a tropical getaway is kind of tons of fun. As I’m thinking about what I will want to wear, I’m sort of imagining that I’ll be living in a Free People catalog for 10 days. They’re always so dreamy and romantic and seem to instill serious Wanderlust in me. Bring on the sunscreen and bug spray and let the wandering begin…
Images are from the March 2010 Elle magazine spread photographed in Costa Rica.
We spent a second 90 plus degree day in Chicago having a Sunday Funday in Wicker Park. When I asked friends what I should do and see and where to hang out in Chicago, they all pretty much agreed a trip to Wicker Park/Bucktown was a necessity. More of a leafy neighborhood feel with great shops and boutiques, restaurants and bars. We had the best time exploring and eventually settling in for the afternoon on the shaded patio of ‘Big Star’ for Margarita Hour and chips and salsa. It had been a long couple days of work and travel after all…
p.s. does anyone remember that early 2000s movie called ‘Wicker Park’ starring Josh Hartnett and a young Diane Kruger? I always loved that movie! And now I get where it took place. fun times!