Category Archives: Fashion

The Ones That Got Away // My Biggest Fashion Regrets

It was my first designer handbag purchase. It was too much money for me to pay retail for, so I stalked eBay auctions, learned all about authenticating designer bags, and read up on verified sellers.

Photos by Megan of Diary of This Girl and Ana of Northwest Blonde

I paid $350, or maybe it was $450, for my first (and at present, only) Louis Vuitton. I was 16 and was using one of my first tax returns ever on a Speedy 25, a bag I thought I’d keep forever.

Only, forever didn’t exactly happen.

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Easy Outfit Ideas to Take Your Jewelry from Brunch to BBQ // Ana Luisa Jewelry Review

The perfect weekend in a nutshell: brunching with one of my closest friends, spending the day exploring and shopping, then hitting up a BBQ. It still feels like summer and I’m going to hold onto that as long as possible!

Disclosure: Thanks so much to Ana Luisa Jewelry for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

With Labor Day Weekend here, it only made sense to share these recent looks featuring Ana Luisa Jewelry, a beautiful jewelry brand based in NYC created by designer jewelry lovers. What I love most about Ana Luisa Jewelry is that they have a style for everyone, and offer limited quantity releases so that you’re getting something unique. From fine jewelry to minimalist to statement-making, each of their pieces can suit almost any style, from classic to modern to bohemian. I personally gravitate towards some of their oversized earrings; in this post, you’ll see two styles that I absolutely can’t get enough of.

Each piece is individually handcrafted with superior materials, and you can tell just by picking each piece up. Ana Luisa offers a membership for free with benefits like unlimited access to all collections, a one year warranty on all styles, free shipping and returns, a surprise gift with every order, and insider info on new releases. Click here to sign up for free on the Ana Luisa website, and if you find something you love, use the code Jenn15 for $15 off your purchase!

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Adventures in Summer Thrift Shopping with Value Village // #FindtheFind

August kicked off with a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest, which made me crave the lightest sundresses, hats, and bright colors to keep me feeling somewhat cool. Honestly though, with a lack of AC, it was just plain hot! Multiple days of temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s were a bit of a shock to my system, to say the least. I found myself running out of dresses and tops to wear that weren’t double lined or some sort of polyester blend as the days went by. So what’s a girl to do when you need new clothing fast and on a budget? Go thrift shopping, of course!

Disclosure: Thanks to Value Village for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own!

It just so happened that around that time Value Village reached out to me to work on a sponsored post, see my last post this past spring, and I knew this would be the perfect fit! So off I went to Value Village, also known as Savers or Unique Thrift depending on where you are located, in search of a few pieces that might hold me through the hot weather.

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Casual Summer Outfit Ideas with Kohl’s

When summer arrives in Seattle, the city comes alive. Summer festivals, warm sun, beautiful blooms, cute and casual summer outfits, the fresh breeze off of Puget Sound and the hustle and bustle of tourists and locals enjoying the outdoors is hard to beat. I swear the sunny weather melts away the “Seattle Freeze” and reminds us why we love our city so much.

A Seattle activity I can’t resist come summertime is the allure of the visiting carnival. Almost every suburb of Seattle has their own celebration, featuring carnival rides, food vendors, local artisans, and musical performances. My friend Megan and I ventured north of the city to enjoy an evening at the fair.

 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. All opinions are my own!

Bright flashing lights, colorful rides, and the sweet smells of elephant ears, strawberry shortcake, and cotton candy filled the air as we walked through the carnival. I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of this cute little striped long blazer and coordinating striped shorts from the LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl’s. A Coca-Cola Graphic Tee was the perfect pop of color, and of course, I couldn’t forget to grab a bottle of the real thing to sip on!

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How to Dress for a Wedding // Outfit Ideas for Wedding Guests

Anyone else finding themselves right in the midst of wedding season? At this age, many of our friends and family members have already tied the knot, but every summer we find ourselves attending at least a wedding or two. With that comes the struggle of how to dress for a wedding.

This summer, for instance, two of Dave’s cousins are getting married to their longtime partners and we couldn’t be happier for them! But, as always when weddings come up, my mind immediately goes to what I will wear. Anyone else?!

Disclosure: This post contains clothing that was provided to me complimentary from Adrianna Pappell and Aidan by Aidan Mattox. Affiliate links are also used, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission. All opinions are my own!

Men have it easy. A timeless suit can last a lifetime, while women’s fashion changes every season! Of course, there are staples you can add to your wardrobe and accessorize to update your look for different occasions. Today, I wanted to share some other ideas for wedding guest dresses, some that don’t require you to even buy a new dress or outfit!

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