Evergreen

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Photos: Michele Equitz

Lucky Brand top  |  Gap denim  |  Frye boots  c/o Zappos  |  Fossil handbag  |  Abercrombie jacket  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses

Frye boots were made for walkin’—no doubt about that. We’re just getting to the time of year where I don’t want even an inch of my skin showing due to cold rain and icy winds, and that’s where a good pair of boots comes in. I like that these are a little higher than ankle boots with not too high of a heel, and since I wear so many earth tones the hunter green fits right in with the rest of my wardrobe. And really, right in with the evergreen state of Washington. You could say I’ve found my place.

Locked Up

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Photos: Michele Equitz

Jacket c/o Vans  |  J.Crew pants  |  UltraRange Rapidweld sneakers c/o Vans  |  Foley + Corinna handbag  |  Tee c/o Vans

One of the things I love most about running a blog is getting to show you around different corners of my favorite place in the world—Seattle. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, or Ballard Locks (the name of the neighborhood they're in), are such a cool place to spend an hour or two walking around. There are beautiful gardens surrounding it, and in the summer boats on boats pile in to pass through to the other side. My dad used to work on tugboats and drove them through these exact locks back in the eighties. In fact, there are a lot of pockets in Seattle that my parents tell me stories about from when they were single or just began dating, and it's quite special to go back and visit those places now. Especially when I get to bring my photographer along, immortalize them through images, and share them with all of you.

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Jewelry for Life

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Photos: Michele Equitz

Day to day life as a blogger is anything but routine. Although I work every day, Monday may mean spending all day at a coffee shop shooting emails back and forth with brands. Tuesday, I may be headed downtown for a meeting with a marketing agency, or meeting another blogger for coffee for some good old-fashioned industry talk. Wednesday, I might be running around town with my photographer changing clothes in the back of her car. Thursday, I may draft some new blog post ideas or send out pitch emails, or even work on planning out my next trip. Friday comes and it’s another meeting or another photoshoot or another few hours of emails. Whew.

Even if I’m wearing a silk jumpsuit for Monday meetings or jeans for my Friday shoot, it’s important to make sure my jewelry works for everything on any given day—that’s the one thing I don’t want to worry about changing, especially since I’m notorious for misplacing jewelry as soon as I take it off. When I find something that works, I don’t take it off for years, which means it’s crucial for me to seek out exceptional quality and beautiful metals to ensure my favorite pieces will withstand the test of time. This stunning gold necklace from Ben Bridge Jeweler both catches the eye and blends into a look without overpowering it, which is just what I like my jewelry to do for me. Although it’s a 14k gold luxury item, its simple yet playful design and accessible price make it an easy go-to item for young women in a similar position to mine—I don’t spend an obscene amount of money on jewelry or clothes, but I’m willing to invest when I find an item that I know I’ll continue wearing for years to come.

As much as I like to look put together, I never take my outfits too seriously. For example, in this look, a sleek loafer and suede bag with gold hardware add a touch of class to a fun pair of overalls and bright, sassy band tee—that perfect combination of fun and sophistication. No matter what I decide to wear, Ben Bridge Jeweler's exceptional quality and beautiful metals ensure my favorite pieces will withstand the test of time.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ben Bridge Jeweler. All opinions are 100% mine.