Once again, I’m late to the game getting you the best of the month post (3 months late to be exact). But, better late than never! I did an Instagram poll last week and this was what you guys voted for on the blog this week! In case you’re new around here, I recap the month - what I did, what you guys shopped, and what I’m currently loving!
what I did - august
Let me dig into my brain and try to remember what I even did in August (I can barely remember what I did yesterday with everything I have going on). August was spent trying to enjoy the last month of Summer and getting things organized for my trip the following month. We hit a bit of bad weather with all the fires in Canada and Eastern Washington, so we didn’t get to spend as much time at the beach as I would have liked. Tayler was in outdoor swim lessons 2 times a week and we basically only got to go twice the entire month because the smoke was so bad.
Wes & I went to an impromptu Pearl Jam concert at Safeco field. We didn’t have tickets but two of our good friends were going so we decided to head down and at least have a drink with them before the concert and see if we could get lucky with tickets. As luck would have it we ended up scoring press box seats right before the concert! We love to be spontaneous and when it comes to music we always say we don’t do enough concerts so we now get to check off going to Pearl Jam live (that was actually our second time seeing them)!
I spent the weekend at Crescent Bar (basically a giant party cove in Eastern Washington) for a friends Bachelorette party. We rented a pontoon boat and also did some wine tasting at the beautiful Cave B. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure I’d go back there - it was kind of a sleepy little place (besides the party cove with all the boats, which is why people go). But I did love Cave B and you can stay there, too! There are some seriously beautiful views and the wine was great, too! Side note - if you want to book a weekend there, check the concert schedule at the Gorge because a lot of times concert weekends are really expensive because it’s high demand.
Ok, now that I’m re-living the month through pictures on my phone and I did a lot more than I remembered! I was invited by Tree (a local furniture company that I’ve become a huge fan of) to attend the NW Idea House that they styled with their furniture and decor. The house was insanely gorgeous! I was really excited to attend because the house was a modern farmhouse which is exactly what we are going for with our remodel so I walked away with a ton of inspiration! Here are some fun photos from the event!
what I did - september
September was a blur! I left on September 7th for my two week hiatus at New York Fashion Week and then a trip to Spain! The first week of the month was spent preparing outfits for Fashion Week. I had no idea what to expect so of course I wanted to have a lot of outfit choices for every type of occasion. I am planning to do an entire series on what I wore to NYFW (the first post will go live next week). You can read all about how I prepared for NYFW here. And, in case you missed it, I also wrote a travel guide all about Mallorca, Spain where Wes and I spent 10 days exploring the island! It was a dream of a vacay and we are already starting to think about where to go next!
The day after we got back from our trip Wes and I went to the Seahawks game (talk about being on the move). We are pretty good about balancing our jet lag by making sure to stay up as long as humanly possible and go to bed at the time we normally would once back in the right time zone so we weren’t too tired for the game. Fun fact: Wes has had season tickets to the Hawks for 15 years now with his best friend. I get to go from time to time whenever there is an extra ticket (now there are more than 10 of them who have season tickets) and I absolutely love football!
I have to admit, I was a bit stressed leaving for two weeks. Because I essentially work for myself, it was a bit daunting to know I wouldn’t be coming back to paycheck and that a lot of my projects with the blog and styling would have to be put on hold. But let me tell you, it was so worth it! I came back refreshed and ready to take on the world, but I was also soooo behind (and am still playing catch up). If I still owe you an email, I’m sorry. I’m literally still going through them almost a month later!