I just want to start by saying that not only is this one of my favorite Disney looks to date, but is also probably one of my favorite looks overall!
When I saw this coat at Target, I knew immediately I was in love (in the words of Marie Kondo - it sparked joy) and Tyler convinced me that I should definitely buy it. I'm so glad he encouraged me to go for it, because when it came time to pack for my December trip to Disney packing was so so easy! What better place to rock hot pink fur than the parks? A few years ago I don't think I would have had the confidence, but I couldn't stop smiling when I wore it!
Pink and yellow is the color combo I can never resist, and I often pair this dotted top with another bold shade. In fact I previously styled it here, with a white cardi in front of what I consider the best photo spot in Seattle! Plus the top is flowy and light, which ended up being a saving grace seeing as how I was wearing a giant fuzzy coat in 75 degree weather ?
As for shoes, I always recommend choosing comfort over style (to a degree at least) when you're visiting the parks. Converse are too flat for some people, but I'm usually lucky enough that they don't bother my feet too much. We were walking back and forth between DLR and DCA for a full 12 hours two days in a row, so naturally I was a bit sore but had I opted for a trendier pair of shoes like booties or my heeled sandals I would have been in much worse shape!
If you're interested in shopping this look, I've linked some of the pieces below! Luckily the fur coat is still in stock in most sizes, and also comes in a taupe shade as well. The yellow top is a couple years old, but I've linked a few alternatives:
I'm pretty sure I've been promising a San Diego travel guide for months (see as how I went back in September of last year..) so I've finally gathered my thoughts, and finished editing all of the photos. I took so many of each place we tried, so I narrowed it down to a select few little shops that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing afternoon in SoCal!
1. Sage Sisters -
One of our first stops in San Diego was North Park, where we walked around to find all the best shops (and a few places I had scouted on instagram beforehand). Sage Sisters was one that we stumbled upon out of luck, and I'm so glad that we did! Part florist, part gift shop, it was 100% adorable. I left with a handmade alpaca, and Brittany picked out some enamel pins.
2. Pigment -
Pigment on the other hand was definitely one of the locations I had been wanting to visit for awhile. One of my favorite bloggers, Taylor Sterling shares pics from the perfectly curated boutique pretty regularly, and I was over the moon to discover it was even more dreamy than I imagined. I really had to practice self control here, since everything was my aesthetic and I can only bring so much home on the plane. In hindsight I wish I bought one of the succulent arrangements, but again self control was essential and my little apartment (and boyfriend) would probably disagree about whether another plant is necessary.
3. Communal Coffee / Native Poppy -
The Coffee + Flowers sign is famous on instagram, so naturally I had to add it to our to-do list and see what the hype was all about. Brittany and I decided it was the perfect place for breakfast before our day at the zoo, and we were right. Combining a coffee shop with a florist makes for a great morning, especially when there's a plant shop right next door. My fruit and yogurt parfait was super delicious, and Brittany got a lox bagel that she enjoyed too! If I lived in San Diego I'd be stopping here for my coffee and flowers fix as often as possible.
4. Holy Matcha -
Holy Matcha was a highlight of our weekend to me, from the drinks to the yummy donuts, and the overall ~vibes~. I shared more photos in a previous post, which you can find here.
These are only a few of the places we visited during our trip, and weren't the only ones we fell in love with. San Diego is so full of fun things to do, and I can't wait to go back! Here's hoping it's sooner rather than later.
Every year I look forward to all of the festivities of the holiday season, and this year Tyler and I started a new tradition, making the trip up the mountain for a snow day with some close friends!
We went to the The Summit at Snoqualmie, which is about an hour outside of the city. So depending on how you look it this post is a little bit travel, a little bit "Seattle Spotlight"! Either way, we had a blast and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone living in Washington take a day trip at some point this winter.
Our original plan was to go to the tubing hill, where you can rent a tube and use the lift the a couple hours, but we ended up getting there after the spots were all sold for the day. Luckily we were able to buy a couple of sleds from the shop and found a quiet hillside nearby! Turns out cheap sleds and boys in their 20's aren't the best combination, since we left with 2 out of 2 sleds broken at the end of the day, but it was worth it for the laughs when you heard a sled crack halfway down the hill.
After sledding for a couple hours we decided to head back down to warm up and grab some cheap appetizers at Applebee's. It was a great way to catch up with our friends and I can't wait to try and make the trip again next winter when everyone is in town for the holidays again!
As for what to wear, I was totally unprepared for snow up until a couple days before. I'll link everything we wore below!
If you're looking for boots, I loved this millenial pink pair of Sperrys and Tyler thought his men's pair was comfy and warm as well. My coat was on sale for under $40 at Target, but unfortunately it looks like it's sold out online -- I've linked a few Uniqlo puffers that my coworkers have and rave about! From what I've seen there are still tons in-store, so if your heart is set on the icy blue one I'm wearing I'd definitely check the women's section at your local Target. I also wasn't able to find my exact scarf since I got it from a holiday market, but the Express scarf I linked looks like a close match.
Happy 2019! Now that the holidays are past and the business of the season is behind us, I've had some time to reflect on the past year and think about some goals for the future.
Since how I dress is important to me and how I express myself, I've teamed up with Ann Taylor to celebrate the new year by setting some style resolutions!
Do you have any resolutions for 2019? Are any style-related? Let me know in the comments below, or hit me up on instagram! I'd love to get inspiration from you!
Thank you to Ann Taylor for working with me on this dream partnership! These items were provided to me at no cost as part of our collaboration, but style ideas and opinions shared in this post are my own. Click Here to check out more from Ann Taylor to achieve your style resolution!
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