Having just moved from a place in the south where people wear College Football T-shirts and cut-off jeans to Church, I am scrambling to find my sense of style here in Seattle. Sure, I have a plethora of scarves, black trousers and maybe a few sweaters, but mostly I packed Maxi-Dresses and strappy Heels!
Uhm… What was I thinking?? I basically went from Summer (80s-90s+) to late Winter (45-55 degrees) in only 24 hours.
About five minutes after I got off the airplane, my Sister (who lives here) asked me where my coat was and I replied: “Uhm, I don’t own a coat.” This is what happens when you live in South Georgia and the Panhandle of Florida for numerous years. Cold Weather? What is that??
Thankfully, Seattle has some Ah-Mazing Thrift Stores and Awesome Street Style for Inspiration!
(Street Style Blog: It’s My Darlin’)
(Also from: It’s My Darlin’)
(Seattle Street Style)
I have come to the conclusion that I NEED the following items:
Black Leather Jacket, Boots, Skinny Jeans, Cool Sunnies and a Bus Pass!
What is the Style where YOU live??
xxoo ~ Jamie
Last week I traveled to Seattle, Washington for much needed relaxation, food and reconnecting with friends and family. It was an Ah-Mazing trip!! My parents and I stayed at a cute little apartment in Capitol Hill, two blocks north of the trendy shops and restaurants on Broadway Avenue. Despite having to sleep on a couch (I’m a trooper!) we managed to cramp something into almost every minute that we were awake! Dinner at New Castle Golf Course (overlooking downtown Seattle), Cocktail party, Thai food, and an afternoon on a yacht were just a few of our adventures.
In Capitol Hill, I came across a thrift store that was SO fantastic, it is beyond words or explanation! Red Light on Broadway has two floors packed with vintage clothing and accessories. The moment I walked in, I was kicking myself for only bringing a Carry-on suitcase. I wanted to scoop up everything in the store!! I did find one Ah-Mazing dress from the 1970′s that was a blazing orange. Sadly, it did not fit me!
Sadly, I managed to keep leaving my camera in odd places and not have it when I REALLY wanted it! Therefore, I have very few of the pictures that I promised. However, I did discover a few Great Seattle Bloggers who capture the essence of the city’s street style brilliantly!
Mollie In Seattle
Its My Darlin (Great Street Style Blog!!)
I will be editing and uploading more Pictures from my trip tonight, so stick around for parts 2, 3, 4……
Finally booked my Ticket for my Seattle trip next month. Can I just say that I am SUPER-DEE-DUPER Excited!!!!!! I cannot wait to see my old stomping grounds, drink Amazing Coffee in a local coffee house, see the mountains, walk the streets of downtown (what I used to do on my lunch breaks as I worked downtown) and whatever other adventures I can get myself into. My parents are coming as well, and we will being spending time with my wonderful sister who lives there and works for the infamous Microsoft. Smarty Pants.
Here is my theme song for my trip – The Material, Moving to Seattle:
Here are a few pics to help you become insanely jealous of me… hint, hint!
Every New Years Eve (or somewhere around that time) I feel compelled to make a list of New Years resolutions. Pretty much for the last ten years my list has looked something like this:
1. Lose 10 pounds
2. Save more money
3. Find true love
4. Become a writer
5. Move to NYC
6. Finish my Novel
7. Be happy
This year I have decided to only resolve to do FIVE things. In narrowing my list, I plan to concentrate on fewer things and therefore accomplish them! So here are my resolutions:
1. Run a 10k. (This was on my Top Ten list for 2010 and I never even came close. However, it is something I have wanted to do for years, so it will be on my Top Five for 2011!)
2. Write four blog posts a week. (Not too many, not too few…. enough to establish the habit of continually writing. In 2011, I aim to have many more in-depth Fashion and Beauty posts with the latest trends and styles etc.)
3. Visit New York City (Again, on my 2010 list….) It has been my childhood dream since I was 8.
4. Take a vacation with my Daughter. She turns three in April and I want to build lasting memories with her! I am hoping to take her back to Seattle!!
5. Become Debt Free! I don’t have a lot of debt, but I would like to learn to live by a budget and eliminate it completely! I think it is important to be financially savvy in order to accomplish one’s goals. My father is my greatest influence on Saving, Investing and Budgeting. I think I may be consulting him ALOT!