Urban Vibes: A Photo Shoot with Jess Juergens Photography!

Photos: Jess Juergens Photography | Locations: Second Use; various spots around SoDo Seattle | Model: Myself
Makeup: Keifla, MAC Makeup (University Village) | Hair Cut & Color: Antonio, Coco Seattle (hair details here)
Black Dress & Heels: Guess (similar) | Maxi Dress: Anthropologie | Sandals: If Carrini via Hautelook (affiliate link)
Necklace & Bracelet: Kelsea Echo | Backpack: Tokidoki x JuJuBee | Faux Tattoo: Chanel
Pink Nail Polish: OPI Shorts Story| Blue Nail Polish: Priti NYC "Blue Wedgewood" via Hautelook


Outfit: Bright Spot in the Darkness | Featuring eShakti!

Note: This post contains some affiliate links, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Before I left in favor of self-employment at the end of May, I was working as a reporting and investment accountant for a large regional firm. As with many working women, my go-to outfits began to center around work dresses. No need to match top and bottom - a dress is its own match. For someone who has never made friends with the morning, throwing together an outfit as quickly as possible was an absolute essential.

It was while I was working that I first began noticing the trend of covetable dark grey and black wool dresses pop up in the working world. Nothing revolutionary, I imagine, but I found myself looking for one. I had my potential outfit all planned out already, with the perfect wool dress starring front and center. Alas, it never came to pass while I had a workplace to go to every weekday. The dresses were too long, not the right style, or just not exactly what I was looking for. And given the price wool dresses fetch, it had to be perfect. Eventually, I gave up on finding the perfect wool dress and left the hunt empty-handed.

Thus, wool dresses was not on my mind when eShakti contacted me about a product review. As I looked through their seemingly wide array of beautiful and varied dress styles, I had no idea how I was going to pick one... until I saw the wool dress.



Phew! I've been busy working on a new jewelry collection for my shop - trying to get a nice range of pieces ready in time for an upcoming craft fair application! As such, I've been posting a little less frequently here. Hopefully once I finish my application this week, I can get going on some of the projects I have in mind that I'd love to share with all of you! In the meantime, here are a few amazing links from around the web that deserve to be shared:

+ Mab Graves held a Alice in Wonderland solo show at the Monster Gallery in Indianapolis. I would love to have attended, but in lieu of that, I'm happy we were able to view her incredible pieces online! I can't wait for leftover prints to hit her Etsy shop. :)


PAX Prime 2014!

This weekend was the 10th anniversary PAX Prime event! "PAX" stands for Penny Arcade Expo, a show to celebrate gaming. PAX Prime is held at the Convention Center in Seattle every year, from Friday to Monday of Labor Day Weekend.

Annie, I think everyone has now seen your bear Tibbers. And yes, that is totally badass smoke rising from his glowing arm. League definitely has their displays down.

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