52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal: Discover What Makes You Happy

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The days are getting a bit shorter here in Seattle and it definitely feels like fall. I can feel the darkness of winter approaching (hello gray skies and cold days, and yes I am currently wearing multiple layers!) and I have to admit I am not quite ready to let Summer go. My body and mind pretty much crave the sunshine and although I absolutely love living in Seattle, I have a bit of a hard time during the colder, gray, rainy months in this City. However, I have found two things that really help me get through the gloomier months until Spring. One is coffee (Happy National Coffee Day!) and the second is writing in a journal.

As a follow up to the 52 Lists Project released last year, the just-launched 52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal is a guided journal and yearlong journey to discover your own personal joy, one list at a time. Moorea Seal is a huge inspiration to me and her support for empowerment of women of all ages and "Doing Good while Doing Great Campaign" (7 percent of all proceeds from Moorea Seal benefit nonprofits!). I just loved the 52 Lists Project, so when I had the opportunity to check out her newest book I jumped at the chance! I also knew it would be the perfect journal to accompany me this year with so many big changes ahead (more on that soon!).

Fashion Week at Bellevue Collection Complimentary Events

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Photo Credit: Bellevue Collection

It's officially the start of Fashion Week at Bellevue Collection! I am so excited to be attending the Independent Designer Runway Show, Posh Party Trend Show and Front Row Fashion Show presented by Vogue. Now I just have to figure out all my outfits!

From September 21-25, 2016, the best of fall fashion comes to life on the runway at Fashion Week at Bellevue Collection. As the Northwest's leading runway show venue, experience exclusive runway shows, trend reports and demonstrations, chic parties and of course lots and lots of shopping at Bellevue Collection stores (hello Nordstrom, Zara, Uniqlo, DVF, and so many more of my favorite shopping spots!).

And while many of the premier events are now sold out, you can still join in on the fun of Bellevue Fashion Week! I'll be sharing recaps of all the shows here on Story of My Dress and also live on Story of My Dress social media (Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook). You can also attend some fabulous FREE (Yes, Free!) shows and events with no ticket needed (some require an appointment or RSVP). Complimentary events include a fashion forecast with Vogue Market Stylist Cara Crowley, Catwalk at the Collection Fashion Shows, Fab in Five with complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups and more!

Win 2 Tickets to the Seattle Goodwill Design Challenge

Monday, September 19, 2016

It's fashion month! Are you like me and glued to all the NYFW and London Fashion Week (and of course upcoming Paris and Milan) shows via the web and social media?! Seriously, nothing getting done here! And of course there's all the local Seattle events. Last week I hosted the #onthecusp Fall Trend Event at Neiman Marcus and attended the preview party for the new Styled Seattle space in Pacific Place. AND this week is Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection, as well as the newest addition to the fashion month calendar here in Seattle: The Seattle Goodwill Design Challenge! And guess what? I've got 2 tickets to giveaway to one of you lovelies to the Seattle Goodwill Design Challenge!

Introducing Sookie and Co., as in Your New Favorite T-Shirt

Monday, September 12, 2016


Introducing Sookie and Co., where elevated style meets simplicity. And also home to the perfect tee to mix and match and mix and match. Just launched in August, I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for Sookie and Co and I am so excited for all that is to come with this brand. Seriously, these are about to be your new favorite t-shirts!

The Perfect Dress to Transition from Summer to Fall

Thursday, September 8, 2016

With Autumn in the air I am all about finding dresses that transition easily from summer to fall. Think September weddings, farmer's market visits for fall harvest, and of course all the fashion shows and events of fashion month. When I saw the lace shift dress from Banana Republic on the rack I knew I had found the perfect dress to transition from the heat of summer to the cool days of fall.

You're Invited: Neiman Marcus CUSP Fall Trend Event

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's fashion month! And you're invited to join me at Neiman Marcus Bellevue on September 15 for a very special trend event and soiree to get you ready for the Fall season ahead! Enjoy sips, beats and bites, and view the latest trends for Fall chosen by local tastemakers!

How to Transition the Off-the-Shoulder to Fall

Friday, September 2, 2016

If you're like me, you've been living in off-the-shoulder dresses all summer long. Now that fall is in the air, I am definitely not ready to pack them away or delegate to the back of my closet. Instead, I am all about finding ways to transition my off-the-shoulder dresses to fall, like this All About Lace Shift Dress from TOBI.

Fall Trends at Neiman Marcus

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hand selected by NM Fashion Director Ken Downing, the season's most important looks have arrived at Neiman Marcus. Yes, that's right, Fall is in the air and it's time for fall fashion! On August 10, I joined the local Seattle style community for the semi-annual Neiman Marcus Fall Trend Event, produced by Gossip & Glamour, at Neiman Marcus Bellevue.