street style

A Day at the Fair

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Mannequin Love

The first customer I saw in the boutique had this dress in her hand, and as I looked to my left the mannequin was styled in the exact look you see here-  I had to have it.

After a year of living in Fairbanks, Alaska and I finally made my way to Fireweed Boutique. I had a last minute shoot and nothing in my closet to wear for a shoot at the fair so I reached out to see if they could style me. In under thirty minutes I had three looks and was out of the door.

For those of you who love every item as much as I do and wish you could have them but aren't in Alaska, don't worry! They have something called a Style Box where you can give them a few details, pay, and receive various items from their inventory. It retails at $75 but you only pay $45- for all my shopaholics it is worth the while. No this is not sponsored, but I have to spread the word about the deals.

It's been so hard living in a place with no: Forever21, Zara, Nordstrom, etc. It was a breath of fresh air walking into this boutique to find style at a reasonable price. I don't know how many times I used the word 'soft' while trying everything on but needless to say it was a lot. Every item is quality, comfortable, stylish.

I could go on and on but I think you guys get the point...I'm obsessed! If you ever happen to be in the area-stop by. If your regular online stores start getting boring- try out their Style Box.

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Happy Hump Day

xoxo

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Photographer: Mary Webb

Skater Girl

I’ve always been a little shy and reserved; you could ask any one of my family or friends and they could vouch for that. 80% of the time I would rather stay home then go out to the bars… unless its bowling! However, when I get in front of a camera, I become a different person. I’ve been known to stop strangers to ask them to be a part of a photo from time to time, and this shoot can attest to that. As I got off of the bus on Capitol Hill I noticed some kids skate boarding. I thought that they complimented this outfit well, so I walked on over and asked them to skate around and pose with me.

Ever since I got these Dr. Martens for Christmas they haven't left my feet. Once you break them in they're very comfortable and useful when Seattle weather decides to change last minute and you see rain on the forecast. This grey skirt was hanging up just begging me to take it home for the small price of $10, so I did! One skater skirt later and this look was born.

About the look:

Top- Zara

Skirt- Forever21

Shoes- Dr. Martens

Photographer: Holly Phan

Pop of Color

Someone once commented on a photo and said that I dress like I'd make a good wife. (What does that mean exactly? I have no clue) My sister says at times I dress like a mom. I say- I'm just keeping it classy. Marilyn Monroe said, "Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady." I live by this great fashion quote which inspired this midi skirt out.

I fell in love with the midi skirt this past fall and knew I had to have this plaid one when I spotted it in Zara's sale section. Scored it for twenty-five dollars and out of all the skirts I own in this style, it is now my favorite. I tried something new and mixed lace, fur, and plaid which would usually be too much for me but kept the color scheme simple to keep the look clean and elegant.

What do you think of it?

Photographer: Stephen Klise

Poppyseed

Hey guys, I know it's been awhile! New year and happy to be working with a favorite designer and the launch of a big new project for her. Over a year ago I met Seattle local designer, Rebekah Adams; I instantly fell in love with all of her design. The best material and quality put into each piece of clothing is what drew me in then and now.

Most women find out they are pregnant at 4 weeks, at which time their tiny baby is only the size of a poppy seed! My husband and I called our baby Poppyseed for the first several months of this pregnancy.
— Rebekah Adams

Poppyseed was created with pregnant women in mind and made for the everyday woman. What does that mean? You don't have to be pregnant to wear this dress, and you won't have to stop wearing it when you are! The two zippers are sewn onto inverted pleats letting you play with the way the dress is styled. Rebekah is on a mission to raise 15,000 to turn her small business into something big. 26 more days left of her Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to make more of this dress with the end goal of getting the dress into stores such as Nordstrom. In 3 days nearly 2,000 has already been pledged, take a second to read more about the dress here and pledge to support a local business.

Photographer: Miranda Todd Makeup: Sable Desiree Dress: Poppyseed

Pandas and Leather

Panda bears and leather- an unlikely pair that are on the blog today! Sales: like most shoppers I tend to find myself in every store with a sign that declares discounts. A big sign stating 50% off sale items drew me inside a Hollister in Georgia where I found the last panda sweater on the clearance rack for $17 and knew I had to have it. A few weeks later feeling a little β€œgirl next door” and β€œrock and roll,” and this simple chic look was born.

It's been awhile since I've had the chance to showcase my own personal style and hopefully that will be changing soon!

Fashion tells people who you are without having to use any words, so speak up!

xoxo

Photographer: Holly Kerchner