Moorea Seal

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After I moved away from Seattle in 2013, a new storefront moved in downtown and I hadn’t gotten a chance to visit it until this past June when I returned home. I think before they officially had a store, Moorea Seal was completely online, which is how I kept up to date on them through various social media networks including Pinterest. If there was ever a store that embodied me the best, this would be it. When Anna and I finally made a trip to the actual store, I couldn’t handle myself. Two steps in, I threw my hands up in the air and nearly startled the girl up at the front. Everything. Was. Perfect. Anna is such a good friend because she was completely patient as I perused every single corner, shelf, and display of the store. The thing about these types of stores though is that you don’t want to miss anything. I had to be smart with my wallet though because boy, was this store dangerous. I would look at a pair of shoes and say to myself “Yep, these are the one.” And then three seconds later, have my eyes land on a pair of perfect brown sandals that I knew just had to come back with me to California.

While I was there, I also had the opportunity to meet Moorea Seal herself and to let her know how much I adored her shopfront. Don’t worry, we’ll be back! There are more things to buy!

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Five Favorite Pins: National Ice Cream Day

Horchata Ice Cream [Love & Olive Oil]

I feel like I missed out on a great opportunity to have ice cream on National Ice Cream Day today, but I’m glad to see that everyone else in my Instagram feed was enjoying it. I actually had my ice cream moment earlier this week at Tin Pot when Tommy and I made a quick trip after work. For the first time in years, I had my coffee ice cream in a cone instead of a cup and it was more stressful than I could ever imagine. Why does ice cream melt so fast?! I felt like a little kit again with a pile of drips at my feet outside the shop, but it was so worth it. To celebrate National Ice Cream today, we didn’t get to eat it, but here are 5 yummy flavors that you can dream about tonight!

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Song of the Day

Beirut – No No No

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UnREAL

In the same week, I read about the show’s reviews and was recommended to watch it by my co-worker who was only watching it because his wife was. I didn’t know much about the synopsis, but I knew Shiri Appleby was starring in it and I’ve loved her ever since Roswell (and of course her character in Girls.) Basically, it’s a fictional show that centers around characters that produce and run a reality dating series. Think The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but learning more about the people that pull the strings behind the scenes. At first, I felt a little silly watching it, but when you notice the parallels and since I’m currently watching The Bachelorette this season, it’s all pretty interesting. The show has been doing extremely well and it’s also on Lifetime which you wouldn’t think it would be. In some ways, I feel like it belongs on USA or something. The trailer above doesn’t do it justice, but take my word for it – I watched seven episodes in a row today while working.

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What to Wear: Summer Weddings 2015

Self-Portrait Azalea Dress – $380

Well wedding season is already underway, but it’s never too late because if you’re like any girl I know then you’re always panicking last minute about what to wear. Or if you’re like me, you’ve planned out what you’re going to wear to a wedding months in advance, but feel you need another option at the last minute so you start the hunt again one weekend before the event. Whatever the case, it’s always good to have a variety in your closet for those emergencies.

I received my save the date from my favorite LA bf yesterday for her wedding next year and… that is exactly what is triggering this post! :) Should I start looking for a dress 9 months in advance for this wedding? Y/N?

Also, this is a good time to remind you all of a few things. Weddings are about the couple’s day. Do not wear white. Do not wear cream. Do not wear off white. If your dress is printed or patterned with a white base, don’t even wear that. There are so many dress options in this world and there’s no reason for you to be wearing anything resembling white on this day. A wedding is also not a time for you to take any fashion risks. Don’t wear anything that could pose as a wardrobe malfunction in any way shape or form.

Instead opt for soft prints and patterns and pastels. Gravitate towards romantic fabrics like ruffles, lace, and scalloped edges. Ladies – you know how to do this! Don’t be the one that messes it up because trust – wedding guests notice and they will talk about you.

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Proud Owner: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Saturdays are great days for shopping trips. When I was living in Seattle, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was a BIG deal and the only Nordstrom that you needed to shop at was obviously the Flagship. Since I’m not a Nordstrom credit card holder (really need to be!) I had to wait until their sale was open to the public. So to prepare, I marked this on my calendar and was out of bed by 9:30 AM this morning to get ready for the big event. I wasn’t alone. The parking lot was already packed by the time I got there at 11. Luckily, I came in with an agenda and knew what I already wanted, but not before I took a stroll to TopShop, TBD, and Savvy just to cover all my bases.

I was in desperate need of a new wallet (I was using a hand-me-down from my mother) and a new everyday black purse (my last one from Azalea broke!) so I was very happy today when I walked away with a perfectly sized Kate Spade wallet and a Vince Camuto purse. I almost bought the matching Kate Spade purse with the wallet, but then I thought, I don’t really want to double match. I was also worried that the Vince Camuto purse was too chunky, but  I really liked that it had one main zipped up compartment and two on the side that could button up in case I needed to store more things. Better to be safe than sorry!

Thanks Nordstrom for giving me more everyday essentials to add to my collection!

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Song of the Day

The Internet – Dontcha

Happy Saturday loves!!! I’ve been obessed with listening to The Internet for about a week now. Funny story, my friend in LA told me that’s he’s been helping recording with Syd tha Kyd and I didn’t really have any idea who that was, but it turns out The Internet is actually her project. I’m really rusty on the music stuff these days, can you tell?

This piece of choreography below by Melissa Batesting is amazing. This is a pretty good song on its own to freestyle too and I was thinking about just hopping into a studio sometime this week or next and just seeing what we can make out of it. 15 second Instagram dance video sound good?

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Offline Dating

I quite enjoyed watching this video actually more than I thought I would. Online dating these days for my generation has made the old school ways of dating so much harder! As I was watching this video, I was nodding in agreement with a lot of the things these women said. And I think if I were in their spot, I probably would’ve done the same! We’re so thrown off by meeting strangers sometimes that someone we don’t know approaching us for a date is kind of uncomfortable. I know that that’s one of the reasons why my friends always prefer a mutual friend being the middleman (or woman) for setting up dates. I thought this was pretty entertaining to watch.

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The Best Time to Visit Seattle

It’s actually been a few weeks since I returned from my trip back home! It almost feels a bit outdated to write this post now, but then I remembered that I couldn’t not share all of the photos of everything that I ate while I was in Seattle. It just seemed like the wrong thing to do. Even though I’m calling the Bay Area home now, Seattle is never that far away and I don’t take advantage of the short flight as much as I should. It can be challenging because I have times at work where I should be in the office and not on vacation, but luckily for me the summertime is not that time. And that time also happens to me when Seattle is the hottest and the brightest! I decided to go back for Father’s Day and a few days extra which ended up being the right amount.

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Before I even landed in Seattle, I had one request and that was for Kevin to pick me up at the airport (okay a 2nd request) and take me straight to Wasabi Bistro. I didn’t get to go here when I was in town during the holidays and it was the only thing that I wanted because no offense – California can’t even match up to Seattle when it comes to sushi and seafood. We were all thinking it. Also, I had sushi three times when I was home, so there.

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Song of the Day

Beach House – Sparks

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Song of the Day

the bird and the bee – Young and Dumb

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The First Party

Black tank top – BP Nordstrom / Gold belt – Madewell / White lace skirt – Urban Outfitters / Wedges – DV by Dolce Vita

I’m responsible for throwing a bunch of get-togethers and parties for the company this summer and this was a shot from our very first one of the summer! We had to buy balloons that day so naturally I had to steal them away to use them as a prop. They were a little out of control and as you might expect with the wind and the shadows, slightly difficult to photograph with. This skirt is one of my favorite purchases from the summer season, but it can be tricky to style with though because there are never any belt holes so I just have to fake it!

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Song of the Day

Disclosure and Gregory Porter – Holding On

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Wedding Mondays

When you see a 13 minute long wedding video, you take a chance. Just before I stumbled upon this video and decided to press play, I had started to watch another wedding video that I ended up stopping after just 8 seconds. I coudn’t stand the music. A part of me thought, maybe I should give this one a chance though, maybe after this cheesy tropical music something special would follow. I think what my gut was telling me was that it was another video that would capture my attention. Since it’s been awhile since we’ve had a wedding video, I knew what I was looking for tonight. I wanted something romantic, something extraordinarily beautiful. I wanted to hear a speech and maybe see some tears. (Can you believe I used to hate wedding speeches?!) This wedding video of Ellie and Rob had everything that I was seeking. And yes, it even brought me to some tears as well! No surprise there. To view the rest of the wedding feature, click here to visit Style Me Pretty!

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