Just another day in the fabulous Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. My outfit of the day was super casual, and super hastily-thrown-together at the last second (my son's private school is nearby, so whenever I have to drive him in, I make a few pit extra pit stops).
The shoes are my polka-dot Converse, which and are my ONLY non-running/performance shoe. The ankle pants are from the Gap, the basic blush-colored shell is Elizabeth & Clarke, the jacket is Nanette Lepore, the sunglasses are Betsey Johnson, and the handbag is Republic of Aces (which I received from Ivory Clasp). I don't have much going on in the way of patterns, but I did mix it up with the small accent patterns I had: polka dot and snakeprint. Not quite expected.
That orange chair unfortunately did not have a price tag, so I wasn't sure if I could buy it. But I think if I see it again, it's going home with me. No idea where I would put it. Maybe it could be my new, extravagant desk chair? Nothing haunts me more than the ghosts of things I don't buy. The store I was at, Retrofit Home, has ALL THE THINGS I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I NEEDED.
As you can see, it's a no-make-up day for me, and I do that a lot. I feel fresh and young when I skip it. And I still get carded, so it's not like wearing make-up actually does anything for me. It's fun to change it up, but this is my preferred look: NATURAL. Being natural will always be in style, and I don't have to worry about cringe-worthy photos in the future (think about all the blue-eyeshadow our mothers wore, and how terrible and dated that looks now). BUT, I do like to change it up, and I should show you the new eye palette I bought with 21-colors. Not gonna' lie, I'm kind of afraid of it. A lot of the colors are really really wild and I have no idea what to do with them. But we'll take them for a test drive and you can tell me if my fears were justified. Later!
Here are a few more photos of Capitol Hill, with their rainbow crosswalks, and really quirky bars (the Unicorn is carnival-themed, and the drinks are named things like "My Little Pony", "Cheap Date", and "Unicorn Jizz"). Also, there is never a wrong time of day for poutine. I'm so glad that we are close enough to Canada-Land to get authentic poutine. Mostly. The Skillet, also nearby, does NOT use cheese curds in their fake so-called "poutine" and they can suck it.
Tracy is a sometimes-working software engineer, all-the-time mother and wife, long-distance runner, biracial, shoe-loving, multi-lingual, world traveling, wannabe fashionista who drinks entirely too much coffee. She lives in the Seattle area and enjoys making babies and judging people.
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