It just occurred to me that I never announced on the blog that our newest addition has arrived! Our beautiful Inez Marie was born on August 15th and I promise to post her birth story soon! She is the spitting image of her brother, and has the sweetest disposition already. I announced her arrival on my 5 different social media channels, but never the blog, whoops. Bainbridge Boheme has definitely taken a back seat lately. Still figuring out how to juggle two kiddos under two years old!
We had our first big outing as a family the other day with a fun little walk around a local park. My postpartum recovery has been slow and surprisingly harder then the first time around. Thus me taking 2 weeks for a big walk like this! I am hoping for smooth sailing from here on out though. Inez has been a dream and Julian makes me proud everyday by being such an amazing big brother. I am so grateful for our little family of four, and can’t wait for more double strollin’ with my babes!
It has been some time since I’ve done a strictly fashion centered post! Valentine’s Day to be exact! So I thought it was about time! And this off the shoulder dress is too perfect not to share with you guys. It’s non-maternity, but roomy enough to work with my bump. I simply love the off the shoulder look. It’s always been one of my favorites, as I find it to be flattering on lots of different shapes and sizes. I think that deep blue shade makes it the perfect dress for a this weekend’s Memorial Day celebrations! Or even for a Fourth of July celebration. There’s just something about a navy hue that makes me feel patriotic.
I’ve saved the best new for last. This dress is only $14! Seriously! Such a steal. The laser cut out eyelets are so pretty and feminine up close. This dress is a must for our upcoming summer season. Now we just need that warm weather to stay! Have a great day everyone!
Growing up in Washington state, my dad would jokingly call my sister and I “Puget Sound Debutantes.” And I guess the title kind of stuck. My everyday style is very simple and laid back. You can find me in jeans and a t-shirt just about everyday. Like a lot of women, I have fun getting dressed up and dolled up. I like to do my makeup, and look my best. I have posted some of my dressier looks on the blog before, (also here and here) but the reality is that everyday life in the Pacific Northwest can get a little soggy. When my husband is gone at work for extended periods of time, I need to be the man and the woman of the house. Which often means function over form while I’m headed to the island dump. Yes, I have to take our trash to the dump.
I have found simple ways to dress myself up and make myself feel feminine, while living out in the country. Even just wearing a sweater instead of a sweatshirt, or putting on a simple pair of earrings can do wonders for my mood. I like to feel put together, but, most of all, I still need to be able to get get my hands dirty when needed.
I think it’s fun to embrace all sides of one’s style, and I wanted to give you all a glimpse at my everyday look. So here it is! With 3 day old hair, very little makeup and a puffy vest. What’s your everyday style? Is your style more form or function? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know!
Some days I just feel so incredibly lucky to live on beautiful Bainbridge Island. This was one of those days. The crisp autumn air, the soft rocking of the sailboats, the warm Pegasus latte. The rain may have cut our outing short, but before the downpour we got to soak in the calm scenery.
I’ve heard people compare Bainbridge to Catalina Island, to Bellevue with a side of hippy, and just recently Vogue dubbed our island “The Nantucket of the Pacific Northwest.” The island is filled with charm and character, and is it’s own unique corner of the earth. Since starting the blog, I get a lot of questions about island recommendations. And while this may not seem like a grand adventure, walking the boardwalk is one of my most cherished outings. I told you I loved simple pleasures right?! There is something so calming about being able to see over to Seattle, without having to experience the hustle of the city. But if you are ever to get island fever, that city life is just a ferry boat ride away. I hope you are enjoying a simple pleasure in your hometown, or wherever life may find you today! Let me know what it is!