Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Green Mamba...

Up till about 2 months ago, I was not a fan of Seattle, WA. I was a die-hard Portlander since I lived there for two years and had fallen in love with this city I had called home. Then, I went to the Capital Hill neighborhood and I was in awe. It was such a progressive area. I then realized that Capitol Hill was the cultural epicenter of Seattle and saw a glimpse of what living there would be like. It was a baby San Fran although I have never been to San Fran...but it was artists paradise. No one was a "cookie cutter" like the rest of Seattle...everyone had their own footprint/ identity and embraced it wholeheartedly. I love those types of sub-cultural areas because I thrive on individuality and self-expression. Anyway, while roaming around Capitol Hill I found a thrifty and nifty store called CrossRoad's Trading Company. I am in LOVE! It is an awesome 2nd hand store with amazing finds. The buyers are very careful of what they buy. So everything is rad-ical and in style. Find one of these stores if you are ever in an area where they have one...flippin' worth it! My gorgeous maxi is totes from there and was a steal! 

Denim Shirt- HM for $24.95
White Tank- HM for $7
Scarf for Turban- HM for $3
Ivory Feather Necklace and Gold Disk Earrings- C/O of AfroBeat Jewelry
Faux Snakeskin belt- Target for $9
Neon Purse- Target for $14
Pleated Maxi Skirt- Crossroads Trading Co for $10
Sandals- Report frm UO for $9.99

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spring to Summer...warm meets hot

The major transitory period in my closet centers around the transition of do achieve cuteness, while dressing season and weather appropriate? It is definitely learned trait. Layering is a great way to achieve this. Spring in the Pacific Northwest is sometimes not "tank top" ready weather. Its perfect temperature for a light cover-up, medium-long pants, and skirts. Spring to Summer is also one of the easier transition periods in comparison to other seasons. Regardless, you know that it will always be relatively warm. This is #ootd is from a couple of weeks ago...I am just that late. But I went to a little hole in the wall Mexican place for some mole con pollo (chicken with mole). This little spot tucked away in a worm and bait shop has the best Mexican food and town and also features a very appealing mural...

Maxi- Thrifted at Crossroads Trading Co. Seattle for $10
Tank- Target for $3
Jacket- Small Boutique in South Dakota for $15
Moccasins- Bucco from Burlington Coat Factory for $13
Necklace- Old Navy for $4
Hat- gifted from my mama
Handbag- "The Everyday Bag" gifted from my bf
Earrings- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry