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Packing for Seattle

2 Apr

My honey and I are heading down to Seattle this weekend for Easter. We’ll be staying at the luxurious Edgewater Hotel, a romantic Alaskan lodge-style boutique hotel right on Elliott Bay next to Pike Place Market! Ominous forecasts can’t touch this excitement!

As a girl who’s all too familiar with rain (Dublin,Vancouver) I thought I’d share some packing tips for rainy climates:

Black Trench Coat- Banana Republic
Tan Trench Coat- Banana Republic Black
Leather Motorcycle Jacket- Armani Exchange
Charcoal Moto Jeans- Current/Elliott
Light Grey Cardigan- House of Cashmere
Black and White Racerback Tanks- American Apparel
Little Black Dress- Vince


The Trench is the iconic rain coat and the ultimate Classic Wardrobe Item (CWI).
I also love a motorcycle jacket in the rain because the more worn and beat up the leather the better! One of the most bewildering rain dilemmas is when the hem of your trousers starts soaking up water and transporting it up to your knees. Cue the bugles: enter the skinny jean, a godsend for the rainy day city girl. Simply tuck them into some cute boots and you’re on you way!

Harness Boot- Frye
Clogs- Miu Miu

Frye Harness Boots are my go to skipping-over-puddles boots. The leather is so sturdy that they can withstand the most blustery conditions. And they look cute with absolutely everything, giving any feminine look a strong edge! I love them so much that I also have them in burnt red, which will be perfect for next season given what was showing at fashion week! I feel I would be remiss not to mention Hunter. I don’t own a pair (yet!), but I do think they’re super cute and practical and Kate Moss always looks adorable rocking them at Glastonbury! Clogs are no good in the rain, wood warping and all, but I absolutely can’t wait to wear these beauties!

Black Cashmere Scarf- Neiman Marcus Menswear
Check Scarf- Burberry
Black Leather Gloves- Florence Flea Market
Charcoal Elbow-Length Cashmere Gloves- Club Monaco
Light Grey Elbow-Length Cashmere Glove- Club Monaco

It’s always good to have plenty of warm, soft things to bundle up in! And nothing says rain-chic like Burberry!

Tote Bag- Yves Saint Laurent Muse
Digital Camera- Sony
iPod- Apple
Wallet- Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples
Notebook- Moleskine
Pen- Cross

I never go anywhere without my camera and notebook- you never know what you’re going to encounter! My iPod and I are also pretty inseparable. I love listening to a good book on a road trips! Right now I’m listening to The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle. I love a good wine mystery, like The Billionaire’s Vinegar!

Clutch- 3.1 Philip Lim “Erego”
All Makeup- Guerlain
Perfume- Chanel Allure Sensuelle
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