I had mentioned in an earlier post my reservations with StyleMint.com and how
disgusted dismayed I was with my first purchase.... and then I washed the ill-fitted top I had carefully picked out online and miraculously, its shape and size fell into place. Ta-da! Oy. And then I also mentioned that I failed to cancel my membership with StyleMint before leaving for Asia so by the time I got back and reviewed my account, I found that I'd racked up some healthy credit that of course was no take-backsies... Soooo, I begrudgingly used up all the credit, picked some random pieces and called it a day.
And lo and behold, another ta-da miracle. All the items I had ordered were brilliant! I was so relieved by the amazing cotton quality, the fit and the design. Ahh. My Tiny Closet has warmly welcomed some new favorites :) Starting with this charming striped number here:
Walking along the water in Kirkland, Theo and I saw a dock full of mini sail boats. So cute!! Lil sailboats built for two. They were actually rentals for public sailing lessons, which, in theory, would have been cool to take a lesson except for the fact that sailing is probably as fun as parallel parking a semi truck. I much rather prefer riding in sailboats than concerning myself with their mechanics. I also like taking pictures in front of them :)
dress: StyleMint / scarf: Diesel / shoes: CMG / bag: Dooney & Bourke / bracelets and watch: thrifted / hat: Philippines / sunnies: RayBan / earrings: B.P. Nordstrom / lipstick: M.A.C. Red
I never wear red, even on my lips - but the navy stripes on this new frock were too fresh to pass on the inevitable duo of nautical-flair-blue-and-white with crisp red accenting.
Sitting in a boat, thinking about boat things, I realized this dress is the only boatneck item I have. Because I have such a narrow small face (sigh) I stick to only wearing scoop and cowl necks. Oddly enough, narrow scoop necks compliment my facial structure. I hiss at v-necks. But whadya know, I've discovered boat necks are my besties as well. I will keep my eyes peeled for more boat necks. I very much like the classic line they tend to give to the neck and shoulder area. While we're on the subject, I fancy boats as well.
Before I rouged up my lips and went on my jaunt through the docks, Theo and I had a delicious breakfast at Cafe Soleil in Madrona. Amazing potatoes and tons of cute fashionable girls in stylish brunch attire. Wow. I was so inspired.
Okay, I always have high hopes to take impeccable pictures of the fabulous places Theo and I eat at but ya know, when the food shows up, I just can't be bothered with a camera. One of these days, I will exercise some restraint and take some mouth-watering photos of the food I eat but until then, this is what I got so far...
For the record, it was delicious.
Have a wonderful week!