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SEATTLE

As some of you might know from our Instagram (@_WAiSTEDD), I visited Seattle last week for a quick little get-away. Danielle and I both love to travel and when we can’t get away to some of our favorite spots/bucket list places (Italy, Caribbean, Bali, Croatia…the list goes on and on) we think taking little trips around the area can be just as adventurous and fun!

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A few family and friends suggested I visit Seattle. Before I went, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I had only heard about Pike’s Market and the cloudy weather. To my surprise, Seattle has SO much more to offer! The first great thing about it was the weather. I am not complaining about the weather in California, but sometimes 80 degrees in October can be a little much. There hasn’t been a transition to Fall yet, so visiting a place where it was a little cooler with fall colors was a great change of pace. Everywhere we went there was beautiful nature- so different than what we see in the Bay Area!

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IMG_0200 As lame as this may sound, the tourist attractions in Seattle were totally fun! The most famous, Seattle Space Needle gave a great view of the city and was a short ride to the top. You can sit up there and have a drink (wine, beer etc) and sit at a table. Since the top rotates (at a slow pace don’t worry!) you can see the whole 360 view. There also is the Pike’s Place Market, which has an amazing assortment of fresh fish, vegetables, and fruit. It also has a beautiful selection of flowers! I also saw breathtaking flowers at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum (in the fourth picture below). There were massive pieces of beautifully crafted glass of all types of colors and shapes. Chihuly’s (the artist) artwork is all over the world- we even have some in Downtown San Jose. Lastly, the Experience Music Project (EMP Museum) was SO FUN! It has exhibits on horror films (appropriate for Halloween), fantasy (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Jimi Hendrix, and pop culture (including BEYONCE!). It was really refreshing and a museum people of all ages could enjoy!

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Besides the tourist attractions, Seattle is full of quirky neighborhoods full of great places to eat and eclectic boutiques. I went to so many Happy Hours with local wine (which was very good!) and fresh ingredients. Almost all the restaurants had gluten free and vegan options which was refreshing and interesting to try. And of course the coffee was AMAZZINNGGGG. I had too many cups each day (not sorry). To go along with the coffee, Top Pot Doughnuts did not disappoint, nor did the many bakeries!

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If you are looking for a quick trip, I would definitely suggest Seattle. It is a great city to explore, and did I mention, the flagship Nordstrom is there? Enough said…

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Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather

Yesterday, my Family did a Sunday dinner in Santana Row at Foga de Chao which is a Brazilian Steakhouse. I’ve heard so many great things about it and let me tell you it absolutely lived up to its expectation! The waiters bring around huge slabs of all kinds of meat (sounds weird and creepy- it’s totally delicious) and have an amazing salad bar and sides- absolutely a must try! It was so nice to have a Sunday night dinner with my Family- I have been trying to do something fun on Sunday night because I think it helps when gearing up to face another week! Definitely a de-stressor.

For the dinner, I wore a leather mini paired with a flannel and wedge sneakers. Both Lauren and I have been obsessed with leather for quite some time and thankfully for us, it has become such a hot item in the fashion world. Leather is in jackets, pants, skirts, vests, tops- you name it! Now that it’s starting to cool off, it’s the perfect time to either invest in leather pieces or break out the classics you already have in your closet.

I’m absolutely and totally obsessed with this leather mini from Trouve I bought last week at Nordstrom (I think I say that about a lot of clothes, but really this skirt is so bomb)- it has a perfect fit and the drawstring makes it look sporty chic. I love the mini because 1. It’s not too short/ inappropriate so I can wear it to dinner and still feel classy  2. I can dress it down with a casual tank and sneakers for a day off work or when I’m running errands. Leather just brings a total edge to any outfit and is such a fun texture to pair with!

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

Leather Weather, WAiSTEDD

My adorable fam (minus my Dad who was the photographer of the night!)

Want Danielle’s Look?: Flannel: Urban Outfitters// Mini: Trouve via Nordstrom// Bag: Tory Burch// Wedge Sneakers: Steve Madden

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LBD, WAiSTEDD

LBD

A question we get quite frequently is “What are pieces every woman should own in their closet?” One of our first answers is always a Little Black Dress. You simply cannot do wrong with an LBD for any occasion. They are work appropriate, perfect for a date night and excellent for a dinner with Mom and Dad. And LBD is versatile and incredibly classic which is why every woman should absolutely have one, if not two hanging in their closet!

I bought this LBD a few months ago at Aritzia (Wilfred Free) and I have been obsessed with it every since. I wore this on a date night and it was so perfect- especially with my snakeskin Schutz! I love a good LBD with a twist, hence the great back. I love the halter in the front and the simple almost backless part of the dress (LBD in the front, party in the back!) Hope you all Enjoyed your weekend, have a fabulous week!!!

LBD, WAiSTEDD

LBD, WAiSTEDD

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LBD, WAiSTEDD

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LBD, WAiSTEDD

LBD, WAiSTEDD

LBD, WAiSTEDD

LBD, WAiSTEDD

Want Danielle’s Look?: Dress: Aritzia (Wilfred Free)// Shoes: Schutz// Jewelry: Marc by Marc

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Crew Love

We really, really love a good crew neck sweatshirt y’all. We’re not quite sure if its the comfort of the sweatshirt or whether it reminds us of elementary school (how cute were we with embroidered crew necks) but crew necks are an absolute staple in our closets come Fall and eventually into Winter & Spring. #CrewLove for sure!
As many of our readers know, we truly enjoy mixing feminine and masculine pieces- which is why a crew neck is a perfect layering piece. Typically, a crew neck screams masculinity. But paired with a killer fit an flare skirt, you’ve got one great outfit. Another fun way to wear crew necks its to layer them on dresses, or underneath an overall dress- wear with sneakers for an extra sporty look! In Winter- obviously a skirt may not be the best pairing piece, but your crew can still act as a great layering tool. We love to wear it under a large coat or pair a loose hoodie underneath for extra warmth! The great thing about crew necks, or just sweatshirts in general, is that they truly come in any style you want- you can go crazy out there for Kenzo, classic print in Tibi or graphic in Sincerely Jules. Another favorite crew neck brand is Nation LTD (see our post Bold x Bright for one of our favorite, simple crew necks ever!!)
Happy Shopping! Enjoy your week!
Crew Love

Raglan top
sincerelyjules.bigcartel.com

Ganni blue sweatshirt
$110 – youheshe.com

Kenzo red sweater
openingceremony.us

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Graphic Tees, WAiSTEDD

Graphic Tees

Where do we even start with graphic tees. They have made a complete turn around since a few years ago. We used to think of them as our high school sport tee shirts, but now they have transformed to be totally chic and sassy. Also, nothing is easier and more fun than a graphic tee. You can basically wear what you are thinking!

Graphic tees are one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. You can wear them to run errands with ripped jeans and sneakers as Lauren did, or you can dress them up with a printed skirt, pumps and be ready to go out to dinner. We think when you pair unexpected pieces it is so fun and fashionable! Try experimenting with what you pair your graphic with. As we move into fall there are so many great options! We are wanting to try a graphic with a midi skirt.

Another great thing about graphic tees is you can find one that speaks to you. You can pick a graphic based on your mood. Some of the tees we have seen are pretty sassy and perfect for those days when you do not want to be disturbed! For us, we especially love Wildfox for graphics since most of their sayings about mermaids speak to us (haha). But you can find graphic tees literally ANYWHERE! Lauren scored hers from Old Navy, which surprisingly has very chic tees for great, great, great prices!

What graphic will you pick?

Happy Saturday!

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Want Lauren’s Look? Top: Old Navy// Denim: Old Navy// Shoes: Converse//Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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plaid

Mad for Plaid

When we think about fall, plaid immediately comes to mind. If you couldn’t tell from our previous posts, we LOVE plaid! We almost consider it a neutral, that’s how easy it is. Recently we have been seeing a lot of celebs wearing plaid flannels around their waists (see our Red October post) and we love to do it too. It breaks up the outfit and adds some dimension. Additional plus- flannels actually keep you warm when the sun goes down! They also come in a variety of fits. You can go for a boyfriend fit that is a little baggier, casual, and great for layering, or a more tailored collarless top to wear to work. Tailored button up plaid tops totally plays into the menswear trend we are seeing right now!
Plaid doesn’t have to be a top or a flannel. We have been seeing plaid pop up in accessories, such as scarves and shoes. We love the slip-on sneaker trend and fell in love with the Rebecca Minkoff printed slip-ons below. And as with every season, plaid scarves start making a comeback in fall due to their coziness. We have to say throwing one on in the morning can make everything a little better!
You can find plaid everywhere!! Let us know what you have been WAiSTEDD on and where to find it! We would love to hear your feedback!
Happy Wednesday! Danielle&Lauren
Mad for Plaid

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Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October

Red October, WAiSTEDD

I have to say, for the longest time I wanted a pair of Red Octobers. I was willing to spend whatever for them. Alas, my bank account has not gotten any bigger nor have my other responsibilities gotten any smaller so I still do not have the Red Octobers. Luckily for me, however, I found these amazing Supras for the time being (I’m totally obsessed with a red shoe- such a pop. Even cooler that this is a sneaker!)

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

This look is one of my favorite casual looks to wear- ripped denim, sneakers, a flannel and gold jewelry. I’m not sure why- but I am always drawn to this type of an edgier look which is very much inspired by the street style of last year. I am such a sneaker Fein (which many of you probably don’t know because I wear heels so often in our posts) and its great to play around with different casual looks and feel edgy. Lauren and I are so experimental in our fashion sense and love to play around with different looks- this was definitely one of those times. This isn’t a look I would wear all the time, but it’s fun to try on different looks that represent different facets of your personality (currently blasting Drake… hmmm…). We always. always. try and have fun with fashion- never take it too seriously! I mean really though, who wants to look the same all the time…..

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Red October, WAiSTEDD

Enjoy your week everyone!!

Want Danielle’s look? Top: Madewell// Jeans: Hudson// Sneakers: Supra// Flannel: Thrifted// Jewelry: H&M (Hoops), Brandy Melville (Body Chain)

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