Thursday, August 28, 2014

Black eyed

I'm official! I spent the morning walking around the shops of Queen Anne (have I mentioned how much I love my neighborhood?) and wandered over to the library to get my card. It's a beautiful old building with gorgeous antique shelves and stained glass windows. Afterward, I wandered down the street with my book, I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. As I passed the Methodist church, a nice brick wall and billows of Black-eyed Susans caught my attention, so there I stopped. After the first story I called up my grandparents house and got my grandpa. I just love my grandparents. I'm so lucky to have grown up with them practically as second parents, and lucky that we are so close. We chatted about their upcoming trip to visit us this fall as I watched the Susans dance in the wind. It is a good day. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Swedish Feet

Pictured: Maguba

It doesn't really come all that much as a surprise that the direction we are headed for fall footwear is a blend of the best of summer and fall footwear.  Clogs are somewhere between a bootie and chunky summer heel.  With cozy Swedish roots, they look great paired with a skinny jean and soft sweater.  

Especially out here in the Pacificic Northwest, they are already the footwear choice of the fashionistas.  They have a laid back allure that is still polished.  Also, since they have made their way in and out of the fashion scene over the years, they have a nostalgic appeal that I know I feel!  The last time I sported clogs was in junior high.  They were a beautiful cognac brown with a lace up the side.  

The ones above are from Hanna Anderson's new line for women, and here are more from Free People, Shopbop, and Sven.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Piers

View through the binoculars!

Because Seattle.
Last night we headed down to the piers on the waterfront.  It's always such a beautiful place to go at sunset.  The water, mountains, and city all illuminate and it seems magical.  We enjoyed a slow stroll and the beautiful night.  I felt just perfect in a sweater and shorts.  I do miss the warm nights of the Midwest, but the fresh, breezy air here is seriously wonderful.