One Of My Favorite Places

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Whenever I go to Washington to visit family, I always hope to go to Lake Crescent Lodge.  It just has some of the most incredible views!  It’s my favorite place to grab a glass of wine and sit in the sunroom or out on an adirondack chair to watch the sunset over the mountains.  There’s some great hiking around the Lodge too but we didn’t get to do that this time.  When we do, I promise to share those images too!  If you’re looking for a nice beautiful place to take in the gorgeous Washington nature, I highly recommend visiting Lake Crescent Lodge.

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Clam Digging in Washington

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That’s right, my friends.  I went digging for clams in Washington.  Over our Thanksgiving trip, Tyler’s family suggested a camping adventure to Pacific Beach to dig for razor clams.  I’m game to try anything once but got a little freaked out after looking at the weather report.  It kept warning of an “Arctic Invasion” (“Killer Snowflakes!”  My mom exclaimed) and the thought of battling almost freezing temperatures with high winds and rain while clomping through the wave edge looking for razor clam holes was not as appealing as I originally thought.  We totally lucked out though.  When the tide was low, the weather broke and we had an absolutely great time.  I was shocked how fun it really was!  That was until we got to the cleaning the clams part…  I’ll spare you the details.

P.S. – I wore this look when I went to get my clamming license at Sportman’s Warehouse.  I don’t think they believed me that I was actually going to use it…

 

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Pike Place Market: Seattle, WA

Me at Pike Place Market

We were in Washington this past week to celebrate my step sister’s wedding so we took advantage of this time to do a bit of exploring!  I love Seattle and no visit there would be complete without a walk through Pike Place Market.  This continuous farmer’s market has been going for over a century and is full of many treasures and sights.  It’s home to the Pike Place Fish Company where the men throw your purchases (with astonishing accuracy!) across the whole store front for packaging.  It’s a fun sight to see!  I can’t imagine I’d be very good at catching a slippery fish!!

We nibbled on salmon on a stick while checking out the few blocks worth of gorgeous flowers.  These bouquets are done with expert skill and won’t break the bank.  Most large bouquets were only $10!  If I were a local, my house would always have fresh flowers.  There are also many other artisans there with everything from jewelry to clothing to obsidian knives.  It’s really a fun spot to check out for both tourists and locals alike.

Oh and you can’t forget it’s across the street from the very first Starbucks!  It’s crazy how long the line gets but still a good stop before heading into the market.  Dont’ forget your souvenir mug!!

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Red is the New Black

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I’m in Washington to visit family and it’s gorgeous here!  These blue flowers in my boyfriend’s mom’s yard are so unique and amazing that I absolutely had to take pictures in front of them!  For my outfit today, red is my inspiration color.  Red is all over the runways for Fall this year and I’m so excited about  it!  I absolutely love it.  To make this look really pop, I paired my red silk blouse and suede booties with a pair of white jeans.

One tip for suede shoes and white jeans is to do a color test first to make sure you don’t rub off color onto your jeans!  Just take the edge of your shoe and gently rub the inside of your waist band (there’s usually a few layers of fabric there so it won’t show through).  If it rubs off, it’s not a match!

 

Red Suede Booties

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Top: Costume National, Jeans: J Brand, Booties: Soda, Bag: Kate Spade