Posted on: Wednesday
When Jeff and I decided to sell our 1901 home, we had no idea it would sell so quickly. Within four hours of hitting the market we had accepted an offer above our listing price. Bitter sweet being that it's now our turn. Meanwhile, we're packing our bags, boxing our dishes, purging the unnecessary and preparing for a long search ahead and are totally looking forward to it. Fortunately Jeff and I make an incredible team and enjoy a good reno so we're open for anything. Until then, perhaps I'll share a glimpse into The Wright Shack along with stories of cramped living along the way. At least one day I'll be able to look back and laugh.
Posted on: Thursday
Turtleneck : J. Crew
Hat : Brixton
Jeans : 7 For All Mankind (sold out but similar HERE)
Ring : Shopbop
Nail Polish : Essie
I found myself another turtleneck but in a tissue tee just in time for spring to show it's face. Loving the idea that longer, warmer days are in arms reach. Perfect time for some Spring cleaning. I've tackled mine, have you?
We're full force ahead at the Wright house. Our 1901 home goes on the market by morning and we can hardly handle it. As excited as I am to move on to our next project, I am just as sad that this place we've called home, where we brought our hairy babies into our family, and put our blood, sweat and tears into is just going to be a cherished memory soon. 2014 has been great to us so far so I can only hope that this house hunt will be a successful one. Until then, we'll be shacked up in a tiny month to month apartment, so everyone join me in crossing your fingers, please!
Sweater : Urban Outfitters
Skirt : Asos
Earrings : Shopbop (sold out, similar HERE)
Boots : Surface to Air Wedge Ankle Boot (sold out)
Nail Polish : Essie
February's Price is Wright: Red Lucca Couture Chunky Bauble Sweater : $15
Sifting through all the pesky after holiday sale emails can be irritating; on the other hand some are worth taking a closer look at. Urban Outfitters for instance moved heaps of new product to their sale after the new year then offered another 50% off those sale prices. December 31st this bauble sweater was $100, January 1st I checked out at $15.00. I literally couldn't keep things in my basket long enough to check out due to people pouncing on these deals, so this was my one win! I recently unsubscribed from a large amount of emails that come through my inbox but was wise about keeping ones that might bring me these amazing prices in the future.
On another note, I may be wearing out my sway bang/top bun but can't help it. This sway bun is a 5 minute morning ritual and can't seem to find an alternative that works as well while my bangs grow. Suggestions welcome!
Posted on: Sunday
This week I lost my closet. Without this bedroom as a closet I would have no room or reason to buy more. So to that, I farewell this space for good in exchange for a fast fashion free, classic wardrobe.
Refinery29 recently released an article that spoke to me. Written about what is called the "Nü Woman". The Nü Woman is a way of thinking about clothing that will allow every item in ones closet to match perfectly with its fellows, essentially rendering a bad outfit wholly impossible. While I think that's incredibly interesting, I'm not sure it's entirely in line with my goals. Mixing various shades of neutrals with each other that will render a foundation for one pop color will work great for most, but I enjoy outfitting color stories and bold prints too much for that.
Lexi writes "part of being Nü was inspired by the cringe-worthy experience of looking back at people's wedding photos from the '80s and wondering a.) why anyone would ever have found that fashionable and b.) how there is any lace/chiffon left in the world today". So for me, it's less about abandoning trends and more about reinterpreting trends in a way that feels timeless and, above all, subtle. I'm clinging on to the idea of exercising restraint. Focusing on minimalism with playful and bold silhouettes and texture depth. I'm not inclined to seclude any vintage finds from my future purchases, I'm merely setting this goal in place to guide myself to buy smart, which I'm sure most can relate to.
In case you're wondering why I'm losing my closet, Jeff and I are listing our house next week and are super excited for our next adventure. Get ready for massive amounts of interior project photo's and stories.
Turtleneck : J. Crew
Blazer : ZARA (sold out, similar here)
Skirt : J. Crew (sold out, similar here)
Boots : Modern Vintage
Have you ever noticed a good turtleneck is sort of hard to find? I mean, who actually wears them? Is it because of it's nickname 'nerdleneck'? Or, maybe it's because it's almost impossible to find a really good one. I'm sure there are plenty out there but not ones that have a nice knit, will stretch just so, with a good sleeve length, not too long, not too short, and that sort of pull in at the bottom to give your waist a hug. Those! Which is why I've been nerd'ing out in this J. Crew merino neck warmer on repeat.
Today is our last day in Whistler. We've been here for 5 days now and have clung to every second with our family. I'm trying my best to not fret about parting ways with these amazing people in our lives.. and our long trek home tomorrow.
Posted on: Friday
:: Cannon Beach, OR ::
Cannon Beach granted us every glory the Oregon Coast provides. Hikes to travel on for miles with views, beautiful sunsets that lit the sky, sea life for days, and that iconic massive rock called Haystack that reminds me how lucky I am every time I see it. I think we started a tradition.
Our holiday vacation in photographs. And it felt even better then it looks. This year needed to be different and the escape was just what we needed. I'm not one to make new years resolutions but do fancy the idea that we all get to hit a refresh button at the drop of the ball, and that's exactly what I did. And even though I do not plan to make any resolutions, I do think I'm starting to be better about being in the here and now. I'm learning to thrive in the day to day, letting things come as they will and it feels really good.
Necklace : BirdxBird
Coat : Vintage find
Vest : Legendary Whitetails
Boots : Sorel