FIFTY SHADES OF SEATTLE
I’m not going to deny that Seattle’s weather is not the most desirable. After moving from New York City, it took me six months to get used to the overcast and rain that felt like eternity. Shortly after, I’ve started to realize the weather here is like an emotional human being, going through a mid-life crisis and once in awhile needs a dose of positivity shove thrown their throat. Seriously! It goes through these mood swings and indecisiveness whether to be happy or sad. It’s emotionally lost in all directions. And then one day something clicks! There’s light at the end of the tunnel and we’re happy, joyful and SUNNY! (Well, at least for four solid good months.)
During the month of March is probably the worse, because by this time, we city dwellers are fed up of the dreary wet overcast. That gives all the reason for Seattleites to take a trip to Hawaii for a dosage of Vitamin D. For me I’d like to stay optimistic, by surrounding myself with bright colors. If you’ve been following my blog or know me personally, it’s an obvious RED!
In this outfit, I have on a sleeveless grey/black marble graphic print long shirt dress. The shirt dress is made in a sheer light weight chiffon. I layered it underneath with a black fine merino wool ribbed turtle neck and wore a straight cut waxed denim to give a subtle sheen from all the darkness of this outfit. I paired it with Christian Louboutin ankle boots I’ve restyled from a previous post.
The safari leather jacket is a piece I’ve owned for years! I’ve contemplated whether I should get rid of it for the longest time, because it hasn’t been in style. But I see the long lost “safari” trend maybe coming back shortly with what’s happening on recent fashion shows for Spring. A well made leather piece is very hard to get rid off, especially how costly it would be to purchase a brand new one. Well, I’m just so excited I found another way to style it!
The color palette of my outfit is grey and black, very much like the Seattle forecast for the last six months. The pop of red gives a lift in spirit, whether it’s the lipstick, umbrella or the soles of my shoes. Whenever you’re feeling “grey” and need a bit of cheering up, try a new hair color or a shade of lipstick. Trust me, it helps!
Details: Banana Republic Safari Leather Jacket [similar], H&M Shirt Dress [similar], Ernest Sewn Black Denim [similar], Vince Camuto Black Turtleneck, Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots [similar], Red Umbrella
Tiny Disclaimer: Majority of Seattleites DO NOT carry umbrellas! If you get spotted with one, they’ll probably consider you a tourist. Use wisely! As Peter (my husband) always says, “Don’t trust the weather in Seattle. Wait five minutes and things will change.” In the meantime, stay dry!