8.20.2014

FRESH TANGERINE STUDIO TOUR + GIVEAWAY





Happy hump day friends! Today I'm teaming up with the lovely lades at Fresh Tangerine to give away a set of three stacking ringsI'm all about delicate jewelry - the kind that you wear so often it becomes part of your skin - and that's what Fresh Tangerine does best! From geometric rings to gemstone necklaces, these are the kind of accessories I would never want to take off. All of their pieces are hand made right here in Seattle, Pioneer Square to be exact. Literally walking distance from my apartment, which I found out last week when I toured their beautiful studio space. If you're in the area, definitely stop by to try on a few pieces! 

Here's how to enter:
1. Follow @prettyslickchick and @freshtangerine on Instagram 
2. Leave a comment on this Instagram photo tagging 2 of your friends

That's it! The giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 27th at midnight so hurry up and enter already!  

Giveaway Terms & Conditions: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. To enter you must follow @prettyslickchick and @freshtangerine on Instagram and tag 2 friends in the comment section of the photo. The giveaway will start Wednesday, August 20 and end Wednesday August 27. Winner will be announced on Instagram on Thursday, August 28 and contacted by direct message. Winner will receive 3 stacking rings, in the size and metal of their choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. 

8.19.2014

MIXING AND MATCHING FLORALS

 Topshop floral blazer // Zara bodysuit // Dolce Vita floral skirt // Dolce Vita kana heels // Free People straw panama hat 

I've been relying very heavily on black and white outfits lately. I'm sure you've noticed while scrolling through my recent outfit posts and thought, geez, a little color won't kill you, you know. First of all, you sound just like my mom, and second, I totally agree with you! So today I'm breaking the cycle and wearing color and pattern - in the most loud, obnoxious way possible to boot.     

8.11.2014

OFF THE SHOULDERS

 Pixie Market dress // Vintage jean jacket // Zara mules // Pour la Victoire elie mini cross body 

Happy Monday loves! Was anyone else super sleepy this entire weekend? I'm thinking it was the heat and the super moon, that I obviously did not see because I was KTFO. Anyways, I've been living in little dresses lately and the neckline on this one is just too sweet.   

8.06.2014

SNEAKERS + SKIRTS

Vintage silk pajama blouse (similar) // Mikkat Market snake print skirt  // Nike free run sneakers 

I don't know what to say, I'm in a style slump! Here we are in the throes of summer, and yet, all the fashion world can talk about is fall, fall, fall. Should I take the plunge on those sandals I've been eyeing all summer long? (Hey, they're 50% off!) Or should I skip it (How often would I be able to wear them anyways?) and go straight for the duster coat? Like Natalie Imbruglia, I'm torn. In my fragile state, I've lost all inspiration for dressing cute the rest of the summer. Case in point: I wore sneakers out to grab drinks with a few local bloggers the other night. Sneakers. Normal me would've definitely worn heels! How do you guys get over a style slump? Short of a sandy, tropical vacation, I'd love to hear what some of your solutions are!
   

7.31.2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Vintage dress // Dolce Vita fanta heels

Oh Seattle, you disappoint me. On Tuesday night, I got dolled up to see The Book of Mormon at the Paramount Theatre. I mean, it's not every day that I get to see a sold out, Tony Award winning musical. So I wanted to look nice, but not too nice because I live in a very casual city. I wore a simple black dress, accentuated with a few gold accessories, and a summery heel. I knew I would be just a tad overdressed. I'm the kind of person who will find any reason to dress up. (As in: We're going to Dominos for pizza? Let me get my heels!) When I get to the theatre, what do I find to my utter shock and dismay? Jeans. Jeans everywhere and gat damn flip flops too. It's not often that I'm embarrassed or disappointed with my city, but that night... Literally. I. Can't. Even. 

Anyways, here are my thoughts on the show:
First off, the music was unbelievably catchy. I couldn't stop myself from singing "hello, my name is Elder Price" over and over the whole walk home. The production was also top notch. I was surprised at how they reinvented the space with lighting, rotating sets, and props that glided in and out of view. The story is good, exactly what you would expect from the makers of South Park. It's funny in an offensive way. The characters get into trouble, they find a way out of trouble, and they learn a valuable lesson along the way. 

Bottom line: If you can get tickets, definitely go see it! There were a few still available during the week day showings, last I checked. If not, watch this video and wait for the movie to come out.   
       

7.29.2014

MESH BODYSUIT


I'm not sure how I became so obsessed with bodysuits. Maybe one day I was looking for something new to layer with. Or maybe one day Jane Fonda crawled into my head and whispered "work that waist!" Either way I'm now the proud owner of two bodysuits and am already looking for a third to wear in the fall. I just love how they show off a sliver of skin in a mildly inappropriate way.   
   

7.22.2014

PRETTY PLEATS

Free People panama hat // DV by Dolce Vita chesmu dress // Zara mules 

I wore this dress out to grab dinner with friends and it ended up being a life saver! We were eating out at Little Water Cantina because their deck is amazing and like all sun-worshipping Seattleites, we absolutely had to sit outside. So there we were, the sun was shining, there were no clouds in sight, and I was covered in sweat before I could even put my bag down. I'm not even exaggerating. Over the course of our dinner, I went to the bathroom twice. Not to do bathroom stuff, but to wipe off the sweat puddles that would slowly accumulate between my boobs and on my belly. So if I was such a hot mess, how in the world did this dress save me? Well my friends, it could have been a lot worse. I could have been wearing a grey t-shirt and jeans. So I was lucky (or maybe smart) to have worn something that would conceal sweat marks and let my skin breath as much as possible in the stifling heat. Now the asymmetrical tan I got on the right side of my body? There was no way around that.