Wednesday, March 21, 2012

outfit post: Hello Seattle!

Layers make things right, here. The day these pictures were taken, it had snowed twice, hailed some, and then rained. Sandwiched between these flurries were a few hours of bright sunlight. I took the opportunity to take my first Seattle outfit post in this brief respite. These are the photos. I am wearing two dresses, one a thrift store score, a lovely striped cotton shirt dress by Norma Kamali. The other, my newest acquisition from Karina Dresses, a long sleeved black and white animal print shift dress.

I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to some local Seattle-area fashion blogs that I've recently discovered: 
I haven't met any of them yet, but I've chatted with a few via emails and Facebook. I'm looking forward in meeting them- hopefully soon.
Now Wearing: 
  • Norma Kamali cotton vertical striped dress, thrifted
  • Josie silver cheetah print knit dress, c/o Karina Dresses
  • Ralph Lauren chunky-knit animal print cardi,thrifted
  • vintage scarf as bel, thrifted
  • polka dot print tights
  • striped cotton socks, thrifted
  • non-leather brown booties, Target

30 comments:

déjà pseu said...

Love the stripes/leopard mix! Brrr....looks cold there!!!

Terri said...

I love the idea of layered dresses, though I don't think I've got any that would work this way. You're prepared for anything. And thanks for the list of Seattle bloggers. I mentioned you, again, in my post today.

Penny-Rose said...

Love the layered dresses - I would never have thought of doing that! I like the combo of leopard and stripes. Hope you are keeping warm:-)

pastcaring said...

Oh I love this look, and the double animal print with the stripes is gorgeous. Triple actually, forgot the scarf!
See, you're coping well with the crazy weather in Seattle - practically a native already!
Love the woodpile and chiminea too. xxxxxx

Serene McEntyre said...

I'm a bit envious of your move to Seattle! I love that city!! And it obviously agrees with you...because you look absolutely radiant! Big hugs to you my friend! ~Serene

Sasha said...

I love the way the layered stripes and animal print looks. Definitely a nice mix of unexpected patterns. :)

Kirstin Marie said...

Love the stripes & the animal print together. As I mentioned on twitter - your red hair is brilliant. You are gorgeous, lady! I hope your doing well. Missing ya! xo

Melanie said...

Snow, hail, sun, we've had it all here too. Grrr. That said, at least you still look beautiful in your layers, dots, stripes, animal print all tied up in a bow. The leg action is excellent too - boots, socks, and tights! I love your location.

Thrifted Shift said...

Ha! I remember that day last week! It was crazy. I'm so glad you found a dry sunny moment to take photos! I'm loving how you layered animal print over stripes over animal print!
--TS

sacramento said...

You are beautiful in Seattle, dear Bella.You are taking the sun with you. I can see it coming through your hair.
Love your outfist, and I see you are already spreading the love where you are.Aren´t they lucky to have you there???
Mil besos.
Off to check the blogs.

Kitty said...

Lookin' good chick, tell me more about what is going on for you there...

Vix said...

Loving the double leopard and the pretty stripes and your incredible hair! It seems odd to see you in colder climes after sunny Cali.
Love the chimera, red chair and the log backdrop, you look fit to grace a magazine shoot! x

bucklebuttonzip.com said...

You look right at home! Love your hair and your bold move to Seattle. They are lucky to have you join their fair city.

The best firework I've ever seen were in Seattle on July 4th. Simply amazing.
Hugs!
xLaura

Forest City Fashionista said...

Really liking the mix of leopard and pinstripes! That's how to show Seattle there's a new style goddess in town.

RETRO REVA said...

Oh Bella!
You are glowing!!!!!!!!!
LOVE the hair and the porch!
Love suits you :)
Hugs 4 ever,
Reva

Style Sud-Est said...

I like your hair!
Seattle has crazy weather just like Montreal!
I will check those blogs out
Thanks for your comment

Ariane xxxx

Polka Princess said...

The more I see that shock of red on your pretty head....the more I like it! :)

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Looking good in Seattle!!! Layers are always more interesting, in my opinion, and this outfit proves it. Your legs look amazing in your hosiery/boots selection, too.

Love. Jean

propriatress said...

thanks for bringing the hail ! and now...the SUN. but don't get used to it. keep those wool things a bit longer...don't hide them away yet ;-)

Miss Peregrin said...

Love the layered dresses! You look really cute. I hope you're starting to get a bit more used to Seattle - it would be really great if you make some blog friends there!

Jamillah said...

ummmmm, is seattle your new home?!?! i see that there is a bit of seattle in your feed and i'm like wtf, i have not visited in too long!

the hair looks amazing and i've been to seattle for business and that medley of weather also happened to me. but it is a beautiful place and i loooooved the people there. dies for that second picture of you! it looks like you have a wind machine!

Jamillah said...

OH! Also helllllloooo there red. Fearless per usual.

Fashion Tales.... said...

You look so adorable. I love leopard touches, like that cardigan! I can't believe you guys had flurries still! :)

Lindsay said...

Hi Bella! Sounds like you're getting acquainted with our schizo almost springtime weather. You'll get used to it. Let's talk soon! I want to know where you're living so maybe we can meet up for a cup of coffee & talk style. Cheers!

lasophia said...

Look at you all lovely and layered and new. Great animal print bow.

La Dama said...

OMG!!! I amar your layered stripe leopard outfit!
Breath taking photos, reminds me of Dorothy In Wizard of Oz. love every detail, the chimera, the stacks of wood.
Your red hair makes you even more fierce amor.
Besones

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

I love the red hair on you!!

Catie Beatty said...

Thank you for posting a link to my blog!!!! Welcome to the Seattle Blogosphere. Be careful, there aren't a lot of us and it can become kinda incestuous, haha.

I really really love this look. The sweater is amazing and looks so great with the striped dress. I won't both!

Little-Hat said...

Go go pattern mixer!

Also: I needed to comment on this post, since I have that same Norma Kamali striped dress! It is my ABSOLUTE favorite!!!

http://theefface.blogspot.com

Mary Lou said...

it´s amazing how you pair stripes with leoprint and polka dotted tights! this look is beyond fabulousness darling!
kiss,mary
http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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