Monday, June 10, 2013

B Destroyed: Summer denim

When Summer rolls around, I let my hair down and my outfits follow suit. I tend to dress very classic and simple so a distressed denim with a tailored silk blouse balances my outfit to appear effortlessly chic. In the Summer, you don't want to over think your look and keep pieces simple and loose. I have yet to own a denim vest but see this distressed one pairing perfectly with the multiple floral dresses in my closet!
White // Shorts // Brights // Vest

Friday, June 07, 2013

B DIY: Balloon birthday invitations

Being an aunt is the best thing in the world. Any night of the week you can offer to babysit which in result both baby and parents think you're a hero. Baby gets someone new to play with them all night long and parents get time to themselves. And, when the time comes you get to lend your crafty hand to some birthday party planning. 

Along with my sister we got creative, made an assembly line and put together the perfect invitation and set the standards high for Mason's birthdays to come. 

I  designed a 5x7 card which included the phrase "Inflate Me!" to hold the cards in place.
Punching two holes in the middle of the 5x7 card and weaving through yarn to hold the balloon in place.
Embossed envelopes to create a finished border for mailing addresses.

TIP: Before heating emboss powder, use Q-Tip to wide away excess to create clean lines

Heat with embossing tool and set aside to cool.
Finished product, ready to assemble!
And when the invite made it to the recipient, all that was left was to blow up the balloon...
I designed the graphic on Illustrator then ordered printed balloons from!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

B Printed: Graphic shorts

Looking at my wardrobe as I finally unpacked for Summer season I noticed that I have all the basics down. Jean, black, seersucker all were accounted for but graphics shorts were missing. I have my eye peeled for shorts that are tailored and well fit but with a printed punch. Only thing left to do is to throw on sandals, basic tee or button down and go. My kind of Summer dressing.
1. Aritzia Lauderdale Shorts
2. Madewell Tailored Shorts in Modflower
3. J Crew Tiki Short
4. Kate Spade Saturday Utility Short
5. Tory Burch Gabriel Short
6. Madewell Tailored Shorts in Garden Vine

1. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
2. Bauble Bar Sun Dipped Collar
3. Loeffler Randall Simona Mirror Band Sandals
4. Perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

B Proud: Seattle is my city

Since I was 6 years old I've told people that I'm from Seattle. At the time it only meant that I lived here because that's where my parents took us. I made my first choice to leave 8 years ago and with only being back for the last 6 months, I've quickly learned that it is the perfect place for me to be.

I've returned home in a time where I love who I am, I love to love and I love to share positivity. It's easy to be pessimistic in a city where it's known more for it's rainy days over the sunny ones. But something about my city makes me giddy over the grey skies just as much as the clear ones when the mountains are in view past the city buildings. Home has meant many different things to me in the past years but in this moment it means to choose happiness and that happens to pair perfectly with Seattle.

This tee gifted by The Home T. Part of the proceeds go to support multiple sclerosis research.

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