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BODYSUITS AND BOW SHORTS

BODYSUIT: TOPSHOP | TIE FRONT SHORTS: TOPSHOP | OTK BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN | BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF

Happy hump day, friends! We are SO close to the weekend and I am celebrating by sharing this adorable outfit with you all. I have a slight obsession with the OTK boot and dress combo, but I had never given it a shot with shorts. I am so glad I did, because I love how the look turned out.

These shorts tie in the front and are super cute. They are only $68 and can be worn so many ways. I wanted to show off the shorts and decided to pair them with a simple bodysuit. Bodysuits are my new secret weapon for anytime I am wearing something that needs to be tucked in. They don't bunch and stay tucked in perfectly all day. This one from Topshop is only $38 and comes in a bunch of different colors.

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LIVED IN LEVIS

JACKET: LEVIS | BLOUSE: TULAROSA | DENIM: NORDSTROM | BAG: CHLOE | SUNNIES: CELINE | BOOTIES: REBECCA MINKOFF

As much as I would love it to be Spring here in Seattle, the reality is it is still very much Winter. I have been desperately trying to find ways to incorporate lighter colors and lighter fabrics to make me feel like i'm dressing for Spring. This fun lace-up blouse from Tularosa was the perfect option. The long sleeves help keep me warm, and the chiffon fabric and tassel detail make it Spring appropriate.

I cannot seem to get enough of this sherpa lined denim jacket from Levis. It has truly become a staple in my Seattle wardrobe and keeps me cozy on the chilly days (AKA every day). It's thick, but not too thick and works perfectly layered like I did here. 

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SEATTLE SIPS: STORYVILLE COFFEE

 I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday and enjoyed an extra cup or two of coffee this morning. I'm excited to bring you the next coffee shop in my new weekly series, Seattle Sips.

Today, I am talking all about our recent visit to Storyville Coffee. I had heard great things about Storyville from several locals and knew we needed to give it a shot. Storyville has several locations around town, but we stumbled into the 1st and Madison location looking for a midmorning treat. I have also heard great things about the Pike Place Market location and will definitely be giving that a try soon.

Storyville is the epitome of cozy and is the perfect hideaway from a cold and rainy Seattle day. We warmed up by the window (the perfect spot for people watching) and enjoyed our regular choices (chai latte for me and regular coffee for Ben). You guys know I love my chai, and Storyville's was delicious. They make their chai in house and it was an exquisite blend of spicy and sweet, just the way I like it. The heart design was definitely a nice touch and perfect for pictures!

I love that Storyville is locally owned, Seattle based and works with a mission to end human trafficking.

A SIMPLE PLEASURE. 
A DESPERATE NEED. 
A BEAUTIFUL DREAM.

 
 

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VIVO 53

Give a girl pasta and she will be happy. Give a girl pasts and the milkshake of her dreams and she will die of happiness. Just yesterday, my friend Sarah (check out her blog) and I were treated to the best meal I have had in Seattle thus far at Vivo 53 Vivo 53 is actually located in Bellevue and is well worth the 20 minute drive from downtown Seattle. Trust me when I say you will have the best pasta of your entire life.

We started our lunch off with the Vivo Truffle Fettuccine and the Margherita pizza. I am a huge fan of anything with truffles and this pasta was divine. Our waitress suggested that next time we add a little bit of goat cheese, and I am all on board (currently planning my next visit)

The next dish stole the show in my opinion and I am still dreaming about it. We ate carbonara pasta out of a giant wheel of parmesan cheese. Yes, you read the right a wheel of parmesan cheese. They mix the pasta inside the wheel and scrape the sides to give you chunks of parmesan tossed within. YUM.

As if we hadn't eaten enough after our TWO courses of pasta, we had to finish off with dessert. Vivo 53 is well known for their incredible pasta, but if you visit, you cannot leave without ordering a sundae. I can promise you that it will be the most incredible sundae experience you have ever had. Be advised that they are crafted with care and love and take about 10 minutes to prepare. They are 100% worth the wait. We couldn't decide on which to try, so we ended up ordering two. We went with the Candy Esplosione and the Nutella Seduzione. I leaned more towards the candy sundae and Sarah more towards the nutella which worked out perfectly. I have never seen a more beautiful sundae and boy was it delicious.

Dining at Vivo 53 was more than just a wonderful meal, it was an experience. Everything from the cozy decor to the incredible staff make it a definite spot on the list of places to eat in Seattle. Have you given it a try?

 

 
 

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