June 20, 2013

Pleat to Meet You

Nothing quite says "Hello, Summer!" like a flowy sundress. Even better, one with pleats! Of course this one was purchased in the dead of winter for no other reason than I found it on a killer sale at Nordstrom Rack (using methods described here). 
What I'm Wearing //
Dress :: Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack $22 from $148!
Bag :: Stella & Dot Waverly 3-way Bag
Sunnies :: Kate Spade (similar)
Heels :: old Cole Haan
There she is below, a glimpse of one of my favorite "local" (3 hrs) destinations. Lake Chelan! My college girlfriends & I have made it an annual early-June getaway for years now. It's so peaceful and the weather in central WA is SO very different than in Seattle. It's a 4-season climate and summer starts in May. 
The weather was perfect for us to sip cocktails by the pool, cool off in the lake, play tennis, drink a ton of wine & tequila, enjoy the views at dinner, dance like 20-yr olds, and take a monster walk (that ended at our favorite winery, Karma, which has the best sparkling wine & sweet potato fries!)
On another note, these sandals :: Literally 10 years ago when I had a no dependents and a great paying job, I'd buy expensive shoes & handbags whenever I wanted (hmmmm....those days....). These G Series heels by Cole Haan were one of those purchases. I don't even know if they make G Series anymore, but they were the first of Cole Haan's shoes (I think) to have Nike Air technology. The little platform is cushioned with air and these 4.5" heels are by far the most comfortable heels or sandals I've ever owned. In my former life, I stood for 10 hours a day in them working my ass off...in my current life, I wear them to dinner then & spend the night dancing my ass off. Hmmm, I guess I shouldn't lament "those days" after all.....

The dress & heels are long gone & no longer available, 
but I found some other cute options! 
Shop this look//

When you find something you like, stick with it! I'm all for experimenting & discovering new things, but there's something to be said for knowing exactly what you're going to get. Whether it's the comfort of a certain brand of shoes, a vacation destination you adore, or the food at a certain restaurant!

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