Not Dora’s Backpack

So, I have a terrible back. And by terrible I mean that sometimes the condition of my back gets so bad my hands stop working. They just seize up and I can’t drive, or write, or pick things up. Claw hands, for real. Thankfully, it’s been about four month since it was bad enough to affect my hands. Since I am an author (and blogger) the nature of my work is to always be lugging a computer around with me.  I favor messenger bags, I like they way they look, and I like to wear them cross body, but every time I used one I payed the price for days after. I switched to a backpack so that the weight on my back would distribute evenly. It’s better, but not an answer to the problem. Either way, I get crazy compliments on this one whenever I wear it.  I linked you below.

 


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Cage

This sports bra is one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. I actually bought it at a train station in Italy, and immediately went into the bathroom and put it on. Hello, it’s a sports bra! So comfortable. You can wear it under so many things and have it peek through all fun and sexy. I threw in a couple of extra options for similar style bras.  And also the link for my patio table because you guys always ask.

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Wh…What?

So, here’s a story…

I went to a very, very strict private college. We had a girl’s basketball team, a girl’s volleyball team, and A girl’s soccer team. We had cheerleaders. They wore culottes. You can imagine my mortification when I pulled what I thought was a skirt off the rack and they turned out to be culottes. I was frightened. More so when I carried them to the dressing room and tried them on. I questioned my sanity when I walked them to the register and bought them. Culottes. Like they wore at my strange college, the same college that made us wear panty-hose, and group date. Anyway, here I am…in culottes.


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All the Saints

Soooo, Ellen Degeneres has a shoe line. Maybe you knew this, I did not. What the what? Comfy flats with cute words across the toes? Yes please. There are three word options, and three color choices. I wish they said hate…or death…or…Gross. Alas, mine say LOVE. Ewwww (so cute). They’re great, but everything Ellen does is great.

 My purse is the softest leather and I’m in love with it. It’s perfect for spring/summer because it’s not… black. Also, have you met Lenny&Eva cuffs? They’re mix and match.

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Tulip Town

Sup, y’all! All the pretty colors. We took a day trip down to Tulip Town with my mom, step dad and kids. It was perfect…except my puppy…and my son…and….

Ryder was grouchy. Sometimes he wakes up in the morning and you just know it’s going to be one of those days. He accused people of not caring about him, made awful grunting noises, whined about everything, punched his sister, demanded new toys, and told us over and over that he was having the worst day of his life. Not even the tulips could cheer him up. The rest of us had a really great day. It’s a pretty magical things to see an ocean of flowers. Outfit details below.

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Free the Stripes

All the sales, guys! My Free People top is 40% off right now. So is my Miranda tote! You hardly ever find a Miranda for that price, true story. By the way, I almost returned my new Kate Spade shoes after they arrived in the mail. I tried them on and decided they were uncomfortable right away. But, I have to tell you after wearing them all day (and walking all the places with my nature loving boyfriend) they didn’t hurt one bit. As it turns out they’re incredibly comfortable, and I have an intense love relationship with black and white stripes (you should see my house). And hey! If you’re in a warmer climate I linked you to the exact same top but sleeveless! (also on sale)

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Target Does High/Low

You know, I’m not going to lie and pretend I’m not a clothing snob. Back in the day (or three years ago) Target was too expensive for me. Target clothes were a luxury. And while I still sometimes shop for clothes at Target, I’ve become disenchanted with their jeans (they stretch out), and I have serious issues with their undies (they fade and stretch out). But, there is one thing Target does very right, and that is their cotton tee’s. They wash well, they’re versatile, they’re half the price of every other retail store. So, when I spotted this very soft, very cool high/low tee I snatched it up. Well worth it, especially for the $19.00 price tag. High/Low is the “in thing” right now, and why not purchase where it’s both a good quality, and a good price. Also, have you invested in a pair of Converse wedges? So comfortable. I wear mine a couple times a week.

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Downtown Stripes

So, there are these stripes…

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I love them. I have so many plans for this striped tee: blazers, shorts, skirts. My pants are from All Saints and they’re my favorite. And my jacket is something I picked up in Australia last year, the brand is UGG. I listed a similar one, and also a more affordable look-alike.

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Fancy Pants

So, every time I’m in Seattle I find a new corner or street I’ve never seen before. I love that. Oh the sushi Seattle has to offer! I had a roll called Ponies and Unicorns, and it was delicious. Aside from the excellent food, mild climate, and overall beauty of my city, there is an acceptance of artistic personalities that I found so welcoming. No one raises eyebrows at you for…well…being you. I hope you make time in your life to visit one day. I’m very proud to call Washington my home.

So, these pants…

I love them. But beware, if you purchase they do run big. I normally wear a size 28 in pants and I bought a 26 in these. I also listed my boots and some affordable options.

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