15+ Must See Movies at Seattle International Film Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019

15+ Must See Movies at Seattle International Film Festival

We're one week into the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and there are so many good movies this year! Tonight I am planning to catch Celebration at Pacific Place, an opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture designer Yves Saint Laurent's final show before his death, told through the eyes of longtime business partner Pierre Bergé, which was suppressed for the last two decades. I am so excited to see this film!

Tonight's viewing of Celebration at Pacific Place is the 2nd Fashion Film Friday of SIFF. Each Friday of the festival is a different fashion film showing at Pacific Place. Last Friday was Jean-Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic (the US Premiere!), with Timeless Beauty showing next Friday and the final Fashion Film Friday featuring Halston (additional showtimes available.)

15+ Must See Movies at Seattle International Film Festival

In addition to four amazing fashion films, I've included in my Seattle International Film Festival Guide this year some incredible films around travel, art, music, design, just for fun and more! There are over 400 films at this year's SIFF, and after strategic examining of this year's film guide, these are 15+ films I am hoping to see!

If you're attending SIFF, I would love to hear your thoughts on the films and what you're planning to see! If you see me at the movies, come say 'Hi'! Now I'm off to the movies . . .

xoxo

SIFF 2019 FILM GUIDE:

15+ Stylish Sandals You Won't Regret Buying For Summer

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

15+ Stylish Sandals You Won't Regret Buying For Summer

ST. AGNI Henni Leather and Rattan Slides | Ulla Johnson Floral Dress (sold out, similar) | Woven Bag (thrifted, similar)

It is officially sandal season! We've hit 70s in Seattle and are expecting 80s tomorrow! Sandal season is pretty much my favorite. I am such a fan of a beautiful sandal. This spring and summer (and hopefully into fall, crossing fingers) I plan to wear sandals each and every day that I can.

We do get the occasional summer shower, but if the sun is shining, sandals will be my go to shoe. If it's a bit cooler out, I plan to pair sandals with vintage Levis and a cashmere sweater. As the days grow warmer, I'll switch jeans out for shorts and eventually drop the sweater to just a tee. On the warmest of days you'll find me in sundresses and sandals.

I've rounded up 15+ pairs of stylish sandals I am just loving this sandal season. With a range of price points and styles, one is bound to be perfect for a day at the beach, a summer boardwalk stroll, dinner al fresco with a loved one and/or brunch with girlfriends. These are 15+ stylish sandals you won't regret buying for summer!


15+ Stylish Sandals You Won't Regret Buying For Summer

Need New Glasses? At Eye Eye Care Find a Perfectly Curated Selection of Independent Designer & Vintage Dead Stock Frames

Friday, May 3, 2019

Thank you Eye Eye Care for partnering on this post!

Need New Glasses? At Eye Eye Care Find a Perfectly Curated Selection of Independant Designer & Vintage Dead Stock Frames

Garrett Leight California Linnie Eye Glasses c/o Eye Eye | Ganni Barra Print Crepe de Chine Wrap Maxi Dress | Unisa Miola Bootie | Vintage Bag (thrifted, similar)

I was recently invited by Eye Eye Care to stop by for a comprehensive eye exam and new pair of frames and the experience was fantastic! If you are in the market for a new pair of glasses or shades you are going to want to make an appointment at this Seattle eye clinic and optical shop asap.

A glasses wearer since 5th grade, I have gone through many trials and tribulations related to wearing glasses and my nearsightedness. I remember in my middle school years begging my Dad to get contacts (and finally permitted to in 8th grade) and never feeling like the pair of glasses I was given to wear or chose really suited me. Maybe you can relate?

I have also always dreaded going to the eye doctor. Between dilation and the puff test, that was enough to give me anxiety for a week leading up to my visit. But that all changed the moment I stepped foot in Eye Eye Care! Eye Eye Care is the first eye doctor I've visited where I felt calm the minute I opened the door (and really even spotted the storefront).

What Wear When: 4/26 Events in Seattle & Beyond

Friday, April 26, 2019

What Wear When: 4/26 Events in Seattle & Beyond

What Wear When: 4/26 Events in Seattle & Beyond


It is really starting to feel like Spring in Seattle! After months of hibernation, the emergence has begun as the new season brings sunshine, new blooms and flowers and so many fun things to do! From new store openings to museum exhibits to festivals, spring into summer (and even looking ahead to fall!) in the Pacific Northwest is about to fantastic!

This new What Wear When: Events in Seattle & Beyond feature here on Story of My Dress is something I'm hoping to keep up every week and share with you all the fun things going on in Seattle and beyond. Featuring fashion, style and beauty events,  as well as food/drink, art, music, culture and even just for fun, these events and happenings are all things I'm excited about and thought you might be too!

Particularly on my radar going into this weekend and next week is the Amour Vert Grand Opening at University Village today (April 26), a New Menu by Chef Nick Novello for Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar available April 29 and the MOHAI: Seattle Style Fashion/Function Exhibit presented by Nordstrom opening at MOHAI Seattle on May 4!

Here's all the fun things I'm looking forward to  . . .

What Wear When: 4/26 Events in Seattle & Beyond

Getting Married? What To Consider When Creating Your Rustic Wedding Themed Save The Dates

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thank you Basic Invite for sponsoring this post! Basic Invite is dedicated to serving up perfectly customized stationary.

What To Consider When Creating Rustic Wedding Themed Save The Dates

Getting married? A huge congratulations! Now comes the fun part, it's time to spread the word and communicate with your loved ones that you want to celebrate with on your wedding day! You might not know all the details yet, but it's important to let your friends and family know the big W's (who, what, when, where) via save the dates as early as possible so that they can also get ready for your big day and mark it on their calendars.

If you're planning a rustic wedding, think down to earth and natural, yet sophisticated, where nature plays a starring role,  I've partnered with Basic Invite to share some rustic wedding themed save the date tips for you! Your save the dates are your first communication with your wedding guests before the big day and the perfect first opportunity to convey your natural meets elegant style.

Whether your venue is a mountain lodge, ranch, forest setting, lakeside resort or a vineyard (my now-husband and I chose a vineyard on an island for our wedding just over a year and a half ago!), these tips are sure to help you on your rustic wedding planning journey and as you create your rustic wedding themed save the dates!

What To Consider When Creating Rustic Wedding Themed Save The Dates

Tacoma, Washington is the Perfect Spot for an Urban Getaway

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Thank you Travel Tacoma for partnering on this post!

Tacoma, Washington is the Perfect Spot for an Urban Getaway

On the shores of Puget Sound with Mount Rainier standing watch to the east, sits urban port city Tacoma, Washington, an ideal spot for an urban weekend getaway. Just south of Seattle, Tacoma is known for it's world renowned glass art, and is quickly becoming a destination for new restaurants, indie boutiques, beautiful natural parks, art museums, music venues and a stunning waterfront on the saltwater banks of Puget Sound.

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest and the Seattle area, I have to admit I previously thought I had only two reasons to visit Tacoma. One was to attend High School state championship basketball games when our team made it (and miss school!) and two, in college, to go to Dave Matthews Band concerts at the Tacoma Dome. But that has all changed after a recent weekend getaway to Tacoma!

I recently partnered with Travel Tacoma for a 3 day, 2 night visit to Tacoma, WA and quickly fell in love with this vibrant and sophisticated old-meets-new City alive with art, shopping, food, nature and culture.

Tacoma, Washington is the Perfect Spot for an Urban Getaway

32 Wedding Guest Dresses Perfect for a Spring Wedding

Thursday, March 21, 2019

32 Wedding Guest Dresses Perfect for a Spring Wedding
It's officially wedding season! This week kicked off with the first day of Spring and next week S and I head to our first wedding of 2019! Cheers to all the beautiful couples getting married this year (I can't believe it's already been a year a half since S and I wed!)

If you're looking for that perfect dress to wear to 1, 2 or multiple weddings this year, don't stress, I've got you covered! I've rounded up 32 of my favorite wedding guest dresses perfect for wearing to any spring (or summer!) wedding, no matter the dress code or venue.

I've included options in a number of lengths, colors, and styles, as well as price points for all budgets. Whether you are traveling near or far (near for us next week!) to see your loved ones married, one of these beautiful 32 dresses is sure to help you shine as you hit both the photo booth and dance floor.

Happy wedding season!

Feller Raincoats are Sustainable, Stylish and Perfect for Rain or Shine!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Feller Raincoats are Sustainable, Stylish and Perfect for Rain or Shine!

Feller Queen Anne Trench c/o | Veronica Beard Jeans (sold out - similar, similar) | Cuyana Trapeze Satchel c/o | GANT Featherweight Twill Blouse (sold out - similar) c/o | Sam Edelman Pumps | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses

The snow has transitioned to rain in Seattle and although a bit more snow is in the forecast, beginning signs of Spring are starting to appear. Crocuses are beginning to pop up in our yard and small buds are making their appearance on trees. I am definitely ready for this change of seasons, how about you?!

However, with Spring in Seattle comes rain (April showers, bring May flowers . . .) which makes good rain gear an absolute must-have in the Pacific Northwest. I have long struggled to find rain gear that is stylish, sustainable and keeps me dry, until I discovered Feller!

Feller makes re-imagined waxed cotton outerwear that is uber stylish, has an elevated style, keeps me warm and dry, is a woman owned brand, uses sustainable fabrics and is based in Seattle! So basically, win, win, win, win for me and closet (and perhaps yours?!)

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Feller Raincoats are Sustainable, Stylish and Perfect for Rain or Shine!

Burgundy, Merlot, Maroon and Oxblood for Winter

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Burgundy, Merlot, Maroon and Oxblood for Winter

Cuyana Saddle Bag c/o | Target A New Day Burgundy Faux Fur Jacket | Grana Silk Slip Dress c/o | Wolford Tights | Unisa Bootie | Target Faux Fur Pom Burgundy Beret | Max Studio Faux Fur Scarf (sold out, similar)

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2019?! I am so excited for what this year holds and can't wait to share all the fashion, beauty, life and travel stories I have planned here on Story of My Dress! From the runway to the street, 2019 is about to be so good for fashion! In just one month Fall 2019 Fashion Week will hit the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris; I can't event wait!

If you follow me over on Instagram, you got a sneak peak of this post's outfit! Featuring faux fur, a silk slip dress, saddle bag, tights, and burgundy, merlot, maroon and oxblood, this outfit is one where it's all in the details.

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Photography: Jenn Haskins of Hello Rigby