Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy U.S. Thanksgiving! This was actually my second one this year, haha. The Canadian one was on Oct 10th and we spent it with my Dad's family up in Vancouver which was wonderful.  :-)  U.S. Thanksgiving, yesterday, Tyler and I spent together with our furry family, and made a little 4lbs turkey, candied yams and asparagas, delicious! It was so cold outside with the crazy wind making the torrential downpour come at us sideways that we ended up spending most of the day inside curled up in front of our fireplace, nice and cozy.  :-)  All in all an excellent Thanksgiving!

This is what I wore out for the brief time that we had to run a few errands. I love my super warm cozy JCrew sweater (sale rack find last year!), its so easy to layer over anything. My Forever21 shorts are thrifted and are a nice heavy tweed material; I love the color shade and pattern. I paired them with my burgundy tights to play off the pink tones and then layered them with my brown knee highs, both for added warmth haha, and cause I just really like the two tone look, it's subtle here but more interesting.  :-)  I also chose to wear my Sole Society "Amy" boots that are perfect for this cold winter-transitional rainy Seattle weather. If you aren't yet a Sole Society member I highly recommend them; high quality, on trend, gorgeous shoes for $50 per pair -and I believe they are having a 30% off Cyber Monday sale.  :-)  Mr. Pancake Snorington also managed to sneak into a few shots, he is so cuddly and always wants to be where we are, love him!

Sweater - JCrew
Top - Costco
Shorts - Forever21
Tights - JC Penney and RiteAid
Boots - Amy by Marco Santi -

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xxxooo Coraleigh

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pascal Pancake du Snorington

A week and a half ago Tyler and I welcomed a tiny 4lbs Pancake into our family. :-)  His full AKC name is Pascal Pancake du Snorington. He's a French Bulldog and is the sweetest, cuddliest, most lovable puppy ever but wow what a lot of work! Haha We have been SO tired, even with taking turns, we've had to wake up every 2-3 hours at night to take him out to pee. It's like we have a new human baby hahaha. He is so silly and playful and adorable though so it's all worth it. :-)  He's even already learned to sit and stay, and is getting really good at remembering to use his pee pad; such a smart little guy.

We took these pics last night before going out bowling. :-) We're in a Thursday night fall bowling league which is a blast, even though I suck haha.  Last night was big hat theme night so I wore the biggest hat I had, which I know isn't that big especially compared to some of them that were there, which were also hilarious, but I really wanted to take part!  I also really wanted to wear my new Tart dress and Portolano gloves that I'm in love with, so yeah i know I don't look like I'm going bowling haha, but it's what I wanted to wear. :-D  Let me tell you it looked awesome with bowling shoes! haha

Dress - Tart Collections "Tempe" -
Hat - Nordstrom
Gloves - Portolano -
Heels - Nina by Marco Santi -
xxxooo Coraleigh

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gorgeous Crazy Seattle Center

Finally a new post! haha.  I'm sorry I haven't contributed anything in a while, I've had the worst flu so felt really lethargic and pretty much have been just wearing my PJs lately which wouldn't make much of a post anyways haha.  Feeling much better now though. :-)  These pics are from Sunday when I had crazy cabin fever and had to get out.  Tyler and I went to the Seattle Center which is home to a beautiful park as well as a bunch of really cool attractions some of which date back to the 1962 World's Fair. A few of these attractions include the Space Needle, the Experience Music Project "EMP", the Pacific Science Center, and a water sculpture fountain.  I think the EMP is my favorite as it was designed by Frank Gehry and houses the best music and science fiction museums I've ever been to. Plus it's just a really interesting, gorgeous, crazy building. :-)

Btw off topic but I'm SO excited!!  We're getting our new puppy tomorrow night! He's a French Bulldog who we're naming Pascal Pancake du Snorington, haha, Pancake for short.  :-D  So be prepared to see  a LOT of puppy in my future posts.  :-)

Jacket - JCrew 
Belt - Nordstrom
Dress - Francesca's Collections Boutique
Tights - JC Penney
Purse - Coach
Armband - Morgan Ashleigh Coral Vintage Cuff -
Boots - Charles David -

xxxooo Coraleigh

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Walk in the Park

I played hookey from the gym tonight, haha, and so managed to get some new pics! :-)  It was so pretty outside, it had rained a bit earlier so everything was all fresh and sparkly. It was a perfect excuse to wear my favorite rain boots as well, yay! I really loved my outfit today, the shades and textures really felt like fall to me. My jacket is a thrift find, the shirt is from a JCrew sale, the skirt I bought years ago when I used to live in Vancouver BC, and the boots are a RueLaLa 50% off online purchase.  :-)   I try to never pay full price for anything.  I wish I had some talent with a sewing machine, I have SO much respect for bloggers who DIY, and I imagine it's much more affordable, not to mention creative, to make your own clothing. Tyler and I were in a fabric store on Saturday picking up some sparkle glue for his Richard Simmons costume (it was SO funny!), and there were so many bolts of beautiful fabrics. Maybe I could make some kind of wrap dress, or just cut a hole for a neck and belt it? haha  Yeah sadly that's the extent of my crafty talent.  :-)

Top - JCrew 
Skirt - Roxy
Jacket - American Rag
Tights - RiteAid
Boots - Chooka -
xxxooo Coraleigh

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Funday! :-D

Wednesday is my favorite night of the work week. :-) It's the one night where I don't have to go the gym, yoga, grocery shop, or any of the tedious responsible necessities of life. I can do whatever I want which usually consists of reading, movies, video games, and blogging. :-)  Tonight since Tyler and I both managed to get home before it got dark and because it was so nice out we decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood and take some pics. Outside pictures, yay! haha  It was pretty chilly out but that just gave me an excuse to wear my Tahari leather jacket that I absolutely love. I was pretty excited as well to get some pics in my red Mango pants that I picked up in Spain. Red is definitely one of my favorite colors to style with. I love how the shade goes so well with both my charcoal jacket and chocolate SoleSociety Amy boots; perfect fall tones.  :-)

Top - Pull&Bear 
Pants - Mango
Belt - Nordstrom
Jacket - Tahari -
Bracelets - Nordstrom and
Boots - Amy by Marco Santi -

xxxooo Coraleigh

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Date Night!

Saturday night was date night! haha  We went out to have some delicious sushi and then to one of our favorite bars in Seattle. It's called Bathtub Gin & Co and it's a really cool, intimate, low lit, speakeasy sort of place. It can be kind of hard to find as it's just a door in a back alley with a tiny plaque sign, but that just adds to the flavor of the place. :-)

I wanted to wear something that wasn't too fancy-shmance, but I did want to wear a little black dress. I decided on my LBD with the little red and white flowers as I love the softness and romance of this pattern. To add a bit more character and casualness to the outfit I went with my fav headband from local Seattle company JessieBeans, which tied in nicely with the red in my dress. :-)  JessieBeans has such gorgeous handcrafted high quality accessories, I fall in love with something every time I check out her website!  My booties are my awesome new Sole Society Noras, which give my outfit the just a bit of edge I wanted, and I love the color.

Dress - Mimi Chica - Nordstrom
Headband - JessieBeans
Heels - Nora by Marco Santi -

xxxooo Coraleigh

Friday, October 21, 2011

Styling SoleSociety's Lace Adele

A question was asked by fellow shoe enthusiast on Sole Society's Facebook wall this morning that I thought I'd try and assist with. Being that I'm more of a visual person and this seemed like more fun, I've put together a style collage of sorts here on my site.  :-) 

This Sole Society club member's question was "Would you wear the lace Adele's with any solid color or just neutrals? I love the leopard Adele's and pattern is classic but I already have some dressy leopard shoes. The lace is unique though...but how to rock them for a casual look?" and "Besides black what else are you wearing them with?"

I did a little online shopping, choosing a store which has a good variety of fashionable, affordable styles, H&M.  Next, because I find that bootie style shoes for the most part look the best with a shorter hemline I focused on above the knee seasonably appropriate dresses, which were casual as per the member's question. Shorts would also look great though as well.  :-)  

Since the Adele is a neutral tone shoe with lace detail, it's super versatile and I think you could pair it with a variety of colors, or keep it in it's neutral family with whites, creams and tans. A safe bet is a solid color, but I think that a minimal polka-dot pattern would also look great. :-)  If you wear tights with them, black would work nicely as it would then tie in with the black of the lace.

btw - I didn't list the links to these dresses because I just realized that I was on the UK H&M website the whole time, haha, which won't help our American Sole Society member. :-)

Which of these dresses do you think you would wear with these gorgeous lace Adeles?  I quite like all of these however the blue polka-dot dress, the white dress and the wine dress are my favs.  :-)  What are your thoughts for styling around this shoe?

xxxooo Coraleigh

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