Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Seattle, day 1

I'm back in the blogging world! :) Though I wasn't gone for long, going somewhere different for the weekend and removing myself entirely from my normal life makes it seem like I've been gone a long time. I meant to touch my homework... but I didn't. Should've seen that one coming. Now I'll be playing catch-up for the next two days. Oh well, it was perfectly worth it :)

We left early(ish) Saturday morning and basically just drove the 3.5 hours from Portland to Seattle without stopping. I don't know about you guys, but I love sitting in the passenger seat criss-cross apple sauce. It's more comfortable for me than sitting like a normal adult person. I just kicked off my shoes and this skirt was perfect for keeping my legs just warm enough.

We got to Seattle and the weather was just gorgeous, as you can tell. A bit nippy when the wind blew, but the sun was shining. And then, surprise! We figured out the film festival was taking place in Seattle Center and I got to see Frank Gehry's EMP (Experience Music Project). I'll discuss that a bit later when I post up my Seattle recap post.

Seattle Center is touristy and a bit over the top. But I loved this series of neat, rusting, paint chip lookin' steel panel things. They're right next to EMP--I'm not sure if they're Gehry's work, or were some later installation by an artist/sculptor.

I had a really good weekend but sort of wish Robert and I had been able to make it to more film screenings. It was hard to balance what we had actually gone there to do and exploring Seattle. But there will be other times :)

AH! I've got to play catch-up school wise. But also blog wise. I have at least 3 more posts out of this Seattle weekend (2 outfits, one recap/photo post). Plus, I need to check out all your blogs. Robert took these lovely photos. He's getting way way better, I think. These ones aren't dark and moody like his others. Hehe.

blouse: thrifted
midi skirt: thrifted
belt: thrifted
shoes: thrifted
purse: Coach hand me down, from Robert's mom


  1. These pictures are so lovely! Glad you had a great trip, can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  2. I just can't think of a better outfit than this on a windy day :) Your long skirt is just gorgeous! :)

  3. You look absolutely darling! x

  4. Robert is talented. You have a great photographer! I love your skirt! It looks comfy too!

  5. These photographs are just fantastic. Looks like you guys are having lots of fun so far. And you look absolutely gorgeous in that first one Lea!

    -Erin (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

  6. This is great! I really like everything about it. The skirt's colors are beautiful. Glad you had a good time in Seattle! I used to go to Washington every summer because I have family up there, but I haven't gone in a few years. I miss the Pacific Northwest!

  7. I LOVE your skirt. Seriously, I want to steal it. haha :)

  8. Cute outfit, I love a good vintage look! :) I would love to visit Seattle one day!x

  9. Love these photos!! You look adorable in that skirt. The colors are so pretty and the heels??? You're a babe. =p Also, I have a thrifted blouse that's almost identical to that one but I haven't worn it yet! You inspired me to wear it soon.

  10. thanks for another comment,your shoes are so cute! :)I love your thrift finds :D

  11. Swoon. The best combination of the pink shirt and midi skirt! This screams Spring to me and a total inspiration for the warmer weather :-) And Seattle is one of my favorite places to visit. I have dreams of living there one day xx

  12. You look so cute, this is a great look for a mini road trip to another city.

    Get well soon, it's getting cold here in Sydney too and I fear a bout of the flu is about to catch up with me too! ♥

    The Cat Hag

  13. love this color combo and that skirt! i love a great skirt for a road trip. i go even further than criss cross apple sauce and usually lounge my feet on the dash. my mother would not be happy about that.

    thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment. glad you did since now I found your blog. :)

    i wander, i wonder

  14. Welcome back! I love your entire outfit. That skirt is so beautiful!!

    I think I get lucky with some of my pics. My hair usually goes crazy in the wind...especially when it's against the wind!

  15. Seattle!! Oh, how I miss it so. Are you going to visit the Museum of Glass? It's really, really nice!

    You look stellar. Me likes this vintage look :)

  16. i have never been to seattle but i have always wanted too!!
    such lovely pictures..you wore the perfect skirt for a windy day. :)
    you look beautiful.

  17. It's great that you got to have a bit of a break and take a trip to Seattle! I've always wanted to visit, but it's pretty far from nyc, haha.
    Anyway, these photos are stunning! You look absolutely lovely. I definitely want to try a longer length skirt now :)

  18. Oh wow... these are pretty! :) and you look darling. I love how you're rocking that midi length skirt! And I cannot wait to see all the other photos! I am going to Seattle in a week!!! any recs?
    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

  19. Ummm You're a girl after my own heart! Graphic design and architecture!! I did the same! Not mention long skirts?! Let's start a graphic design/arch. business together and look cute in our skirts all day? haha

    As for my warby's: Due to my Canadian-ness they wouldn't send me the home try ons (We always get left out!) So I just had to chance it and take the plunge. Totally happy with them though as there so well made, amazingly cheap, and come with a really nice case! I'd say go for it!


  20. love your skirt and the shoes are so elegant and perfect! =)


  21. Looking quite pretty in pink lady!

  22. Seattle sounds great... I hope you saw some good films!

    I like the flowing skirt against the straight, industrial boards. Really nice background and outfit coordination. :)

  23. Lovely skirt :D



  24. Wanted to stop by to thank you for commenting on my blog. I like the way you've styled this here--you're right, a collared blouse looks great with this skirt length.

  25. Welcome back! Sunny weather in Seattle, that is your luck I guess. Anyone I know who's been to there is bitching about the rain- non-stop.

    Shoes and skirt are love <3 Very springy! Have a lovely day :)


  26. Welcome back! I love your outfit! The pink is just divine!


  27. your skirt is so beautiful!

  28. I'm so glad you had a great time dear Lea. It seems like it was an amazing weekend in Seattle. I wish you go there but Portugal is a "bit" far away.

    Anyway, I'm IN LOVE with that outfit. I guess I could marry that skirt ahah. It looks truly adorable on you. Sadly I look ridiculous everytime I try to wear a longer skirt :(

    (I never read the book Tomcat in Love but I searched a few things on the internet about it and I really want to read it. Thanks for such a great suggestion! :D)

  29. These are such great photos, Lea! And love this outfit too. It's so beautiful and seems so light and carefree. :)

    - Caroline (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

  30. That skirt is amazing, I love how you paired it with the gorgeous heels!

  31. i'm so in love with this outfit!! i wish i could drive just a few hrs between portland and seattle..jealous!



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