Winter Wedding Attire

Northwest Pearls: Winter Wedding AttireI hope you all have had a Merry Christmas or just Happy Holidays! I spent it with my family and had a great time with them! Recently I attended a winter wedding in a barn, so while it was going to be heated, I wanted to dress warmly and sensibly for the packed dirt floor. So I wore this dress from Nordstrom that I bought a few years ago, and my AGL flats.

Northwest Pearls: Winter Wedding Attire

The barn was a little chilly, so I actually never took off my peacoat, but it was still a fun and beautiful event.

Have you been to many winter weddings this year?

Waiting for the Leaves to Turn

Since the weather turned I've been turning (no pun intended) to this skirt and tights. I usually pair it with my Frye Melissa Button boots, but for days when I want to be taller, go with these booties instead. It's funny how we all go through phases of outfits. I have so many clothes but really only wear like five things. Then I'll turn to a completely different five things and wear only those in rotation for a while. Anyone else relate to that problem? Northwest Pearls: Red and Khaki

What have you been wearing a lot of lately?

Date Night with Blue

One of my favorite shirts is this cerulean blue one from Target. It's a couple of years old, so while you can get the same color now, the cut isn't as flattering, at least not to me. To dress up the high neckline, I like to add a statement necklace I got from Anthropologie. It makes a cute date outfit! Northwest Pearls: Blue OOTD

Go-To Tee

Well, summer's almost over. I just switched out my summer clothes for my sweaters. I'll miss the sun and warmth of summer, but fall's always beautiful. A shirt of mine that'll transition from summer to fall is this striped grey t-shirt from Target. Pairing it with a sweater makes it warm enough for the change in seasons!

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What's been your go-to t-shirt lately?

Brunch for Two

My favorite clutch is one I received from my grandmother. I love it but I don't use it often because it's not practical. But I do like to break it out for dressier occasions. Like brunch for two. Northwest Pearls: Brunch for Two Northwest Pearls: Brunch for Two

Northwest Pearls: Brunch for Two

What's one of your favorite accessories?

Road Trip

This past week we went on vacation to Priest Lake, Idaho. We had an amazing time. We rented a home on the lake and brought our boat so we could water ski, wakeboard, tube, and fish. It was one of the nicest vacations I've had and I'd love to go back another time. I'll post some pictures of the amazing views soon. For the long road trip over, I chose to wear a comfy maxi skirt with a striped tee shirt and my Sperry's.

Northwest Pearls: OOTD at Priest Lake

What's one of your favorite places to vacation?

Out to Brunch

Happy first day of summer and longest day of the year! I bought this skirt in high school from a thriftstore. I love its length and polka dots. It's fairly versatile, as all the best pieces of clothing are. I only wish I could find something similar online but I wasn't able to.

Northwest Pearls: Out to Brunch Northwest Pearls: Out to Brunch

What are your plans for the first few days of summer?

Patagonia Better Sweater

Northwest Pearls: Patagonia Better Sweater If you want to see more pictures from the day that picture was taken, check out my guest post at North Left Coast!

I've been needing a fleece jacket for a few months. I didn't have a lightweight jacket that was warm enough, and I wanted something to layer under my rain jacket/wind breaker. So I looked at Patagonia, Colombia, The North Face, and Arc'teryx fleece jackets.

The fleece that fit me the best, and I liked the most, was the Patagonia Better Sweater. I wanted a neutral color so I bought a black one; and I bought a full-zip fleece because I knew that I didn't want to be pulling it over my head to take it on and off, but it does come in a 1/4 zip version.

I was hesitant to spend the money, but it's something I've been looking to buy for a few months. And since I've bought it, I've worn it more than all my other coats or jackets combined. It blocks the wind fairly well, and it keeps me warm outside. If I wear it in a car or inside a store, I usually get hot enough that I need to take it off.

It was a good buy and I'm glad I finally bought it.

Do you have a fleece jacket you like?