For our final day of vacation, Erin and I spent a very enjoyable and interesting time on the USS Turner Joy, a former Vietnam War battleship that is now a museum. Paddington had a grand time, I assure you.
On our second vacation day, Erin and I took the ferry from the peninsula over to Seattle, and did a bit of touristing. Hilariously, we both dressed in our country finest for the adventure -- there were plaid and boots and suspenders galore.
Erin, Mom, and I went on a minibreak last weekend to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, where it was a gorgeous, breezy, sunny 80 degrees and perfect weather for some bright summer clothes to go with my new bright summer hair.
I actually wore this weeks ago, before it became a consistent 90-100 degrees every day. It feels quite classy and fun at the same time; a classic combo of cigarette pants + flats + sweater made spunky by the hot pink and dolmen sleeve.
Yes, that's a hint of purple in my hair there. It's more than a hint, to be honest, but inside it isn't quite picked up. I'm having fun playing with it, experimenting with clothes that compliment it, and am very happy with the new shiny color!
I'm not really into shorts, but I do quite like this pair, which are just the right amount of casual-meets-prep. I dressed them up a bit with oxfords, but for a hot holiday week didn't want to get stuffy, so kept it fun with a plaid camp shirt.
I thought at first this dress made me feel like a superhero, with its strong shoulders and swooping skirt, but then a second thought on the texture of the dress, its sharp pleats and no-nonsense strength made me lean a bit more toward super villain. Either way, it's a perfectly powerful dress and one I have far too few opportunities to wear.
Happy Independence Day, all! I spent the actual 4th in grimy shorts and a tee-shirt working on refinishing furniture, but for my brief day back at work before the weekend, I went a bit more red-white-and-blue.
This dress was purchased in a frenzy of trying to find yet another body-con striped dress after falling in love with Janelle Monae's new video for her single Q.U.E.E.N. Seriously, those striped dresses! I didn't find one I loved, but did find this trippy patterned little thing, which just delightfully confuses the eye.