Brunchin' in Neutrals

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brunchin' in Neutrals - Story of My Dress

Disclosure: Affiliate links are used throughout this post. All thoughts are my own!

I am a firm believer in the Brunch. Whether a Sunday brunch with friends, a Saturday brunch with the fam' or a mid-week "let's play hookie" little Saturday (aka Wednesday) brunch with a bestie; brunch is always a good idea. Not breakfast, nor lunch, nor dinner; the brunch is an original with an eclectic personality.

For most brunches, my go-to outfit is a dress, sandals or mules and a favorite bag. I might accessorize with a sunhat and/or sunglasses if the weather is warm and the sun is shining, or add a sweater with a breeze.

However, my go-to outfit for brunch has not been working lately in Seattle. With a constant rain since last fall and temperatures barely crawling above 50, I needed a new go-to brunch outfit stat. With a bit of a surprise, I turned to pieces that tended towards neutral. And when I think neutrals, I typically think fall, not spring.

Well it turns out I love to wear neutrals in spring too! Neutrals are great pieces to have in your wardrobe for year-round and in no way need to be limited by season. Pairing well with other neutrals or colors, they provide flexibility no matter the situation.

For cooler temps, wind that is not just a breeze and overcast days, layers are key. For a recent brunch with friends at Luna Park Cafe in West Seattle, I turned to a few of my closet staples and wardrobe favorites: a fisherman sweater from Madewell, faux leather leggings from Zara, a MaxMara Safari Jacket I've had forever and a vintage leather bag I found at a thrift shop on the California coast when we lived in Half Moon Bay.


Brunchin' in Neutrals - Story of My Dress

I paired these closet favorites with a few recent additions to my wardrobe: Earrings and Necklace c/o Rebekah J Designs, dv Kenli perforated mule booties from Target and Gap Aviator Sunglasses. Both the Paths Between Necklace and Fortunate Earrings are from Rebekah J Designs' fragment Collection. Rebekah J Designs is based in West Seattle and all her pieces are stunning!

One of my favorites, the Paths Between Necklace by Rebekah J Designs, is perfect for layering with other jewelry or as a stand alone piece. Cast in brass and hung from a 14k gold fill chain, the necklace is a great reminder that "there's more than one route to take you there", no matter where 'there' may be.

Another favorite, the Fortunate Earrings by Rebekah J Design are hand carved with texture on one side and polished on the other. An elevated take on your everyday basic hoop, they're the perfect way to remember that "sometimes it's the simplest things that remind us how fortunate we really are."

And as a special offer for Story of My Dress readers, you can take 20% off all Rebekah J Designs products on www.rebekahjdesigns.com! Just use code STORY20!

Ready for brunch please!
xoxo

Outfit Details:
Madewell Wallace Fisherman Sweater (similar)
Zara Faux Leather Pants (similar)
MaxMara Safari Jacket (similar)
Target dv Kenli Perforated Mule Booties
Rebekah J Designs Paths Between Necklace c/o
Rebekah J Designs Fortunate Earrings c/o
Gap Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Vintage Leather Handbag (found at a thrift store on the California coast, similar)

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LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico by Cirque du Soleil

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Disclosure: I received tickets in exchange for press coverage. All opinions are my own! 




A magical, dream of acrobatics, music, incredible costumes and performances held me to constant attention at the Cirque du Soleil Seattle premier of LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico. From beginning to end, the almost psychedelic nature of LUZIA was nothing like I had ever experienced before. It was my first Cirque du Soleil and it will not be my last. 

From the moment we parked and started walking towards The Big Top I felt as if I was in some sort of fantasy world or waking dream. This was not the Pickle Family Circus or Barnum & Bailey Circus I remember from my childhood. 

With a glass of champagne (a beer for my fiance) and 2 VIP popcorn's (very important popcorn), we took our seats for the Seattle Premier of LUZIA. Transported to an imaginary Mexico and suspended between reality and a dream world, LUZIA from Cirque du Soleil invites you to explore all your senses in a wondrous world enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. 

Embracing Fewer, Better Things in My Closet with Cuyana

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Disclosure: Complimentary product was received from Cuyana for this post. Affiliate links are used throughout this post. All opinions are my own!

Embracing Fewer, Better Things in My Closet with Cuyana

Embracing Fewer, Better Things in My Closet with Cuyana

Embracing Fewer, Better Things

This Spring I am all about embracing fewer, better things in my closet. I want a closet I can peek into and know immediately I want to wear everything in sight. I want a lean closet that is full of high quality, beautiful pieces, and "fewer, better" things. As such, I was so excited when Cuyana reached out to share with me that they would be stopping by Seattle on their Essentials Tour with a Pop-Up Shop this weekend!