Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sidewalks in Helsinki

Welp, I'm back from Finland. What an amazing trip. Everyone that I encountered was incredibly friendly, helpful and (luckily for me) fluent in English. The days were long and the weather was perfect which led to a lot of walking around the city.

Something that really struck me was how wide all of the sidewalks are there. Main roads have the sidewalk split up with a path for pedestrians and a path for bikes. Many of the side roads have these same large sidewalks but with no need for designated lanes the stores and restaurants sprawl out into the sidewalk and integrate into the city. Summer in Helsinki is short so people who live there soak it in like crazy while they can.

I took the above photo in the Kallio neighborhood of Helsinki.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Grace Hale, Randal Sanchez and Annie Arrasmith | Outside Lost Lake Diner

10th & Pike


Monday, July 29, 2013

Brianna Gorham

Such a great summer street fest look


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ryan Guinn | Outside Nordstrom

6th & Pine

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stacy Graves | Outside The Paramount


Friday, July 26, 2013

Wren Mcmurdo | Designer and Illustrator

You can find Wren's clothing designs and illustrations here.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Connor Romack | West Seattle

California Ave

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

K.D. Schill | 15th & John

I was so excited to run into K.D. again! She has the most interesting items in her wardrobe. She recently moved to Capitol Hill so I look forward to getting to see more of her outfits.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Theresa Endoso | The Crop Top

Theresa is so lovely. I photographed her last year on Broadway wearing lots of layers so it was fun seeing her summer style.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Josie Kidde | Outside Elliot Bay Book Company


Sunday, July 21, 2013

David Gwilliam & Christina Hicks | Outside Bauhaus

You can find David's work here. He is a developer down in Portland. Christina is a landscape urbanist, designer and photographer here in Seattle. Her work is really incredible, check it out here.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rebecca Evans | Rough Linens

I saw Rebecca from way down the street and was so excited to stop her and ask about her outfit and style. This is just like something I would wear: Unique fabrics, unexpected proportions and well worn (loved) pieces paired with structured pieces. We discussed our mutual love for all of these things and Rebecca also told me about her pinafore designed by Rough Linen by Trisha Rose. You guys have to check out this company. You may soon be plotting how to save up enough to deck your bed out in these linens... that's what happened to me when I saw her stuff.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Fizzy Basil Gin Lemonade

5 basil leaves
1 lemon thinly sliced
2 tbsp honey syrup (1 part honey one part hot water to make)
2 oz gin (I'm still loving Seattle's Counter Gin)
1 oz St Germain
splash of soda water

Muddle basil, lemon slices and honey syrup in a shaker. Add gin, St Germain and ice and shaker until the shaker becomes frosty. Pour into a glass and top off with soda water.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Xavi Alexander & Ezra Rain | Ballard Ave

Such a sweet couple. 


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Danae Contreras | Outside Totokaelo

10th & Pine


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scott Robins | Outside Bauhaus


Monday, July 15, 2013

Carolyn O'Connor & Ralee Bankston | 6th & Pine


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Emma Lyke | West Seattle

Easy Street Records | Alaska & California Ave


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shala Daniel | Pua

Aside from all the incredible shoes I found at the Clementine and Edie's sale while I was over at the West Seattle Street fest Friday, I also came across Shala and discovered such an incredible line of clothing that I am absolutely in love with. Shala designs, hand dyes and sews all of the pieces that she sells under the name Pua. She works with really special fabrics like linen, fine cotton and she is currently awaiting an order of silk that she is really excited to start working with. I came home with two items... a gorgeous white tunic with a neckline just like the tank that Shala is wearing and an oversized tank with all sorts of great drapey pleating. I am so happy that I stopped Shala for a photo so that I could learn about Pua. Her booth will be up during the West Seattle Street Fest this weekend and after that you can find her online at her website and Etsy. I can't wait to see what she does with the silk!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Sharon Park | 16th & Howell

Always a pleasure and a style inspiration running into Sharon. I was so happy to hear this time that she is doing some work as a stylist now. 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cat Clifford | Cobra Rock Boot Company

I love running into Ballard resident Cat Clifford. She has a knack for informing me of my next favorite store or designer and she did not disappoint when I found her outside Totokaelo on Capitol Hill wearing these amazing boots. Cobra Rock Boot Company's unisex boots are made in Marfa, Texas and there is such a high demand that they ask you to expect a ten-month wait after placing your order.

The ring that Cat has on is her engagement ring. Such a beautiful idea to wear it like this! Her husband chose the ring himself.

You can find my previous post on Cat here and this outfit was also featured this week on my Hill Style post over at CHS.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Before the Grimes Show


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jerry and Josh | Before the Grimes show

Jerry and Josh are both part of the team over at Totokaelo. You may recognize Josh from the Totokaelo Man website.

I love Jerry's socks :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Al Morino | 4th & Pine


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Artist Clayton Hefley

Clayton was nice enough to show me some of his art when I bugged him for a photo. He is such a talented artist. Check out more of his work here.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Brianna Salinas | 15th & Harrison


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sarah Xanthakis & Savannah Filson | Outside City Market

I hate to bother people for a photo while they are eating but these two were too lovely sitting on the steps outside of City Market, I just couldn't resist. Both are Cornish students and you can find Sarah on Tumblr

And a shot of Savannah's rings...


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Featured in Styled Right Magazine!

When Darcy Werden, founder and editor of Styled Right Magazine, asked me to take part in a piece that she was putting together about Seattle style bloggers for her summer issue my first reaction was... who cancelled? Ha! What an honor to be asked. Darcy has been so supportive of my site for years. She invites me to fashion events around town and has even featured my photos on a style segment that she did for New Day Northwest.  Darcy has her finger on the pulse of just about everything related to style in this city. In addition to Styled Right Magazine and her local television appearances she also runs Styled.Seattle where she does her work as a personal style and image consultant. On top of that, Darcy does a monthly podcast called STYL-FM. Oh, and I almost forgot... she is also the style director of Seattle's Girl Power Hour. Darcy! Do you sleep?? So impressive.

Those three lovely ladies to my right in the photo above are the three Seattle style bloggers I had the privilege of being featured in Styled Right with. Mollie of Mollie In Seattle, Kate of All Things Kate and Jess of Fresh Jess

For the rest of the article and to read the summer issue of Styled Right Magazine click here

Well, there you have it. A rare photo of myself on the blog. It's not often that I am on the other side of the camera. Thanks to Nicole Firestone of Sunshine Charlie Photography for taking such beautiful pictures of everyone. Remember Nicole? I stopped her on 15th for a photo last year around this time wearing the a fantastic bright vintage dress.  

And thanks again Darcy.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jenni & Babette Ravetz

Jenni and Babette had just finished playing in the sun at the park when I found them on Pike & Bellevue. Babette is too too cute. I snapped these two last year outside Elliot Bay Book Company being just as colorful and well dressed.

Robin Dupuy at Stylus Salon does their hair color.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Samantha Gardner | 15th & Harrison

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