I usually end up waiting until after Memorial Day to wear my summer whites, mostly because it’s still too cold, rainy, and grey here in Seattle. This week we’ve had some pretty summery weather so I’m really excited to get back to some of my warm weather favorites, like this all white look from the archives. Honestly, one of my favorite ways to dress in the summer is head-to-toe white. It feels really fresh and modern to me, especially when boho touches like embroidery and sheer pieces are mixed in. Here are a few new white pieces I’m dying to add to my wardrobe this summer:
Hi guys, just chiming in to introduce our new DIY editor, Hannah of Homemade Banana! She’s a DIY and crafting pro with super cute style and a some really fun, fresh ideas to share. I’m excited to switch things up a bit and showcase Hannah’s great projects and voice! — Joanna
Here in Seattle, we’re well-versed in the art of rainy day style. Galoshes are an absolute must-have and a good raincoat is indispensable… but for those cool, grey days when April showers seem endless and May flowers seem so far away, desperate measures must be taken. It’s no secret that Joanna is a big fan of all things tassel related, so it seemed only logical to fight the rainy day doldrums with a beautifully bohemian umbrella decked out in colorful handmade tassels — and a few pom poms for good measure.
You guys, news alert: the sun is shining in Seattle. It’s been a loooong winter here, so my spring fever is coming out in full force. I want to get my spring style game on point, so I’ve been updating my wardrobe with lots of shoes and bags lately. I noticed that there are some really fun trends happening right now in terms of materials, colors, and textures, which then got me thinking of some super cute shoe + bag combos. Let the mixing and matching begin…
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Spring, are you there? Can you hear me? It’s me, Joanna, and I miss you.
You guys, I am wholeheartedly over winter. Seattle has been getting record amounts of rain and you’d think I should be used to it by now, but I’m not. I want to be warm and dry and wearing open-toed shoes. I want to wear pastels and maybe even have a little bit of a tan. Urban Outfitters reached out to share some of their suuuper-cute spring styles and it got me craving a seasonal change in a BIG way.
I’m definitely a tee + jeans kind of girl, especially now that graphic tees are such a huge trend. Thanks to the renovations, I haven’t had much time to go vintage shopping lately, which means I’ve basically been doing all of my shopping online. Honestly, most days I throw on a graphic tee with my favorite pair of mom jeans and clogs, then head out the door. It’s sort of a look that’s borrowed from the ’70s and, when paired with a good red lip, can be kind of sexy in that undone kind of way.
I thought you guys may like to check out a few of my favorite resources for the perfect graphic tee — here goes!
There’s something about this time of year that turns me into more of a homebody than ever before. The days are still short, the weather has been so, so grey, and I’m just always sleepy. We’re also deep in the throes of construction on the bedroom (don’t miss my Instagram Stories), too. It seems to all come down to how much energy I have for something… and usually all of my energy is used up by 5 pm. These days, it takes extra momentum for me to leave the house for drinks or dinners. I’m not proud to admit that, but it’s the damn truth.
2017 is the year I turn 32. My birthday isn’t for another month, but I’m really starting to contemplate my age more and more lately. There’s a significance to all of the anniversaries I’ve been experiencing lately: the 2 year anniversary of my grandfather’s passing, the 2 year anniversary of me moving back to Seattle, the 1 year anniversary of me buying my house. It all feels like some major adult shit… and as my therapist says, I enjoy tiptoeing along the line of rebelling and wanting to stay young, wild, and free while also being pretty damn good at adulting.