portland diary: part 2

easter, always one of those holidays my family pretends not to care about but makes it into a huge ordeal at the last minute.  i was planning on enjoying our last day in rose city grabbing another cuppa joe at barista, checking out a few more shops, then hit up edgefield for some gin, new seasons for some garlic bread (i dream about the stuff) and perhaps the premium outlets on the way home.  alas, we didn't have time for everything but alcohol and carbs being high on my priority list we made time for a couple of stops.  

during our trip we went to an art installation in someones closet.  don't ask my how i get myself into this mess.  it just happens.  anyway i'm sure if you scroll through my photos you can figure out what it was. :)

the upside to coming home early was an easter egg hunt (never too old!) and the dags getting a chance to play in the lake.  

shirt ~ crew cuts
jacket ~ pendleton x levi's
jeans ~ levi's
bag ~ kate spade
boots ~ sam edelman 

xo alicia


portland diary: part 1

we originally planned our trip to portland because the boyf's brother was showing some work in an art show.  the show ended up getting pushed back but the idea of a mini holiday sounded too good so we headed south anyway.  luckily for me the weather gods are usually good to me when i go on vaca.  it was in the 70s and 80s when i was in new york last october and snowed less than a week later.  hows that for some luck.  anyway i couldn't have asked for nicer weather.  visited a few of our fav local haunts and discovered some new ones as well.  i had my heart set on eating at pok pok but with a two hour wait it didn't happen.  we ended up at bamboo instead.  IMO don't believe the hype its overpriced and bland.  but on the upside the bro took us to biwa and that was delightful. 

voodoo doughnuts/drinks on the patio at doug fir/treats at barista/dinner at biwa/sleep at the crystal hotel

coat ~ asos
sweater ~ j. crew
shirt ~ ralph lauren
shorts ~ ae {similar}
brogues ~ halogen
belt ~ gap
tights ~ drugstore 
sunnies ~ karen walker
bag ~ kate spade

on a side note, i've had these brogues for a few months now.  they began creasing a little where the foot bends but i expected that from patent leather but i wore them on a super rainy day and they start cracking like crazy.  nordstrom won't let you update a review or add to it once its been posted, so beware!  these babies aren't good for a real rainy day.

part two to come in a few days.

xo alicia



the boyf and i are off to portland for a mini vaca.  we'll definitely be enjoying some drinks and smokes in the detention bar again.  see some photos from our last trip here.

hope you have an ab fab weekend.  yeah i just said that....

xo alicia


recent happenings: no. 6

 remember when you were little and your parents used to tell you time went by faster the older you get; well they weren't lying.  march went by in a flash.  another trip to the mountains, celebrating a few birthdays including the boyf's, me and the nightmare girls selling at a new market.  all that and trying to squeeze in some much needed love with george and some downtime watching new girl.  which i'm officially OBSESSED with.  

new girl, how you make my day better.  favorite quote: "i'm going to tap him like a maple tree." ~ jess 

 my two favorite vices: a mannys at lorettas & coffee from all city
 new polish from my first birchbox order.  i've been getting a lot of questions about my ring lately, its from kohls!  hahaha.  it's available here.
no words for this
celebrating some belated birthdays at simply desserts

girls night/birthday celebration at cafe presse

classic seattle view.  you've seen it in every movie that was based here.


terris manning the neon nightmare booth at the capitol hill flea market

hooked on draw something! @georgekillskids

it was like christmas when my kate spade bag came in the mail <3

food in german town

i'll steal this lamp one day
mountain adventures

best bahn mi in town, i'm usually the only whitey there.  haha

hooked on this chicken couscous salad from tj's

drinks with voss at the sitting room, it felt like spring for one day :)
the boyf officially hates me now <3

typical seattle day

.....and my favorite part about spring, muscat grape are in season.  if i could only eat one fruit for the rest of my life it would be these golden babies.