Essential End of Summer Playlist That Pairs Perfectly w/ Butter Chardonnay

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Essential End of Summer Playlist That Pairs Perfectly w/ Butter Chardonnay

Essential End of Summer Playlist That Pairs Perfectly w/ Butter Chardonnay

It's that time of year when the sun is shining, the air is beginning to get crisp and dressing in layers is key. The end of summer and beginning of fall is a beautiful time of year and one of my favorites in Seattle. Saturday is Autumn equinox and while I have to admit I'm a tiny bit hesitant to wish the season of heat and sunshine away, I am also looking forward to what the next season will bring.

I particularly love this time of year for exploring my own City. Summer brings the crowds, tourists and hot weather. Yes, in fact Seattle does have a hot summer! This year we had a record breaking heat wave and many days in the upper 80s and 90s! End of summer means the thinning of crowds and cooler temperatures for escapades.

Whenever I decide I want to head out on an exploration, whether it be for just a few hours or a full day trip, I like to make a play list to go along with that adventure. I'm a huge music lover and enjoy a range of genres from 70s folk to 90s hip hop.

Today, I'm excited to share with you my Essential End of Summer Playlist that pairs perfectly w/ Butter Chardonnay, more specifically brand new ButterCans from JaM Cellars, as well as any fleeting days of summer adventure!

Closet Must Have: Globally Influenced Designer Ulla Johnson Dresses

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Closet Must Have: Globally Influenced Designer Ulla Johnson Dresses

Ulla Johnson Dress (sold out, similar) | St Agni Henni Leather Slides | Christian Dior Slip (vintage, similar) | Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings (sold out, similar) | Guess Cat Eye Sunglasses | Woven Tote Bag (thrifted, similar) | Gold Shell Pin (thrifted, similar)

If you follow me over on Instagram, you might have noticed a slight obsession I've had lately. Specifically, I'm absolutely loving the dreamy dresses of Ulla Johnson and consider them a closet must have. Including the dress featured in this post, I've also featured another favorite Ulla Johnson dress over on the 'gram that I wore pretty much everywhere during our recent honeymoon in Greece (honeymoon photos coming soon!)

I've even got a third Ulla Johnson dress I picked up at the recent Net-a-Porter sale I plan to wear next week to Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection (photos of that dress also coming soon I promise, because it is just too beautiful. Hint: it's silk and gold!)

New York based Designer Ulla Johnson (born and raised in Manhattan) is one of those designers where everything she designs turns to a piece of clothing out of your dreams. Raised by archeologists, her style is inspired by the global travels of her childhood and the streets of New York she knows so well.

Beautiful prints, detailed embroideries, natural fibers and fine tailoring are what you can count on when adding a piece of Ulla Johnson to your closet. Think luxe bohemian, breezy yet refined, silk and cotton dresses that become instant closet classics.

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A Weekend Getaway to Camano Island

Monday, August 27, 2018

Thank you Go Whidbey Camano for partnering on this post and graciously providing brunch, a wine tasting and overnight accommodations on Camano Island. Affiliate links are occasionally used throughout this site, which means I might make a small commission if you click on a link & make a purchase. Products gifted are marked c/o. Thank you for supporting Story of My Dress! All thoughts are my own!

A Weekend Getaway to Camano Island

A Weekend Getaway to Camano Island

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Seamless Parka | Outdoor Voices 7/8 Spring Leggings | Cuyana Small Carryall Tote | Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck T-Shirt | Brooks Heritage Sneakers c/o (sold out, similar) | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses | Ana Luisa Earrings c/o (similar)

Once an island girl, always an island girl! I grew up looking at Camano Island, just across Puget Sound from Whidbey Island, the island I grew up on. With just the Saratoga Passage separating the two islands, I am almost ashamed to admit I had yet to visit until very recently.

Just a short drive off the mainland, sleepy and beautiful Camano Island is about a one-and-a-half-hour drive north of Seattle on Interstate 5. Separated from the mainland by a sliver of water, Camano Island is the perfect destination for a weekend island getaway.

I recently partnered with Go Whidbey Camano for a weekend adventure on Camano and was so grateful to finally have some time to explore this picturesque Pacific Northwest island. With a handful of restaurants, a few country style grocery stores, two beautiful state parks, easy beach access, fascinating fine art galleries and breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, Camano Island is a treasure island getaway.

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Tips for Reusing and Rewearing Your Wedding Day Jewelry and Accessories Beyond Your Big Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Target Cold-Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress (sold out, similar) | BHLDN Yates Stole | BHLDN Crystal Clutch (sold out, similar) | Badgley Mischka Dawn Crystal Back D'Orsay Pump c/o | Marc Jacobs Sunglasses (sold out, similar)

I can't believe it's already been almost a year since S and I got married! It's been such a beautiful year and I wake up so grateful every single day for marrying the love of my life. We just got back from our Honeymoon in the Greek Islands (post coming soon!) and we are currently planning our 1 year anniversary, eek!

I also can't believe it's been a year since we were wedding planning. For the year leading up to our wedding, planning for the big day pretty much consumed all we did from choosing my dress to creating our website to putting together a wedding day emergency kit.

After choosing my dream wedding dress, on the to do list was to choose my wedding day accessories and jewelry. One thing that was really important to me in choosing what I wore for tying the knot was choosing not to wear things I would only wear for a few hours on one day of my life and then just put in a box somewhere and maybe pull out every now and then for nostalgia.

As such, I really took into consideration what I would wear alongside my dress and made a plan for incorporating them into my wardrobe after the big day. And today, I'm sharing those tips with you!

Tips for Reusing Your Wedding Day Jewelry & Accessories Beyond Your Big Day ~

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