Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bright Lights, Big City


















Jacket: Gap in stores (similar); Top: LOFT; Skirt: H&M (similar save, similar splurge); Purse: Coach (similar): Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx (similar); Ring: Butter Home

To celebrate the three-day weekend and with a mind to do something new, Ben and I got dressed up and headed north to Seattle for the day today. We went to visit Melrose Market, a food hall that was recently featured in Bon Appetit. I read about organic sandwiches and wine bars and was sold. We're only forty minutes from Seattle, but we rarely visit. It's a shame we don't go more often, but the traffic is atrocious, the drive long, and the parking expensive. 

Once parked and at the market, though, I was in heaven. It was gorgeous, lit by little globe lights suspended from the ceiling and the shops were set up like rustic porches and kitchens. One shop, above the rest sold the tiny bow ring I'm wearing above and sweet little home-decor/kitchen items like dish towels and mason jar candles. We picked up half-sandwiches from Homegrown, a sustainable sandwich shop, and brought our food into Bar Ferd'nand where I ordered a dry, rose brut and enjoyed it with my turkey, avocado, bacon sandwich. We poked around some vintage shops afterward, snapped the photos above, and then headed to a bar where we drank some IPA on nitro and called it a day. All in all, a good day in the big city doing what I love to do - eat good food, drink good wine, and spend time with good friends. If you're a Seattle-ite or ever visit the area, I'd highly suggest visiting the market at the bottom of Capitol Hill!

Linking up with Sunday Style.

22 comments

  1. Amazing look and great photos!!

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  2. Looks like such a fun day!
    xx
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  3. This sounds like a really nice time - that sandwich looks amazing! The Market sounds wonderful. Also, I love this outfit you put together. The stripes on the jacket are great :-)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds lovely! Love the outfit and the photography is absolutely stunning, especially the pictures of flowers!

    xoxo Iris
    A DASH OF FASH

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  5. I looove your jacket, its so nice :)

    Ranim
    the.perfect.disease

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  6. Me encanta este look!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  7. That sounds like such a great day! Loving your skirt, too!
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

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  8. Great Blog ♡

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  9. love the cute jacket! stripes are so fun!

    kelseybang.com

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  10. Beautiful photos! Love that striped jacket!

    xx

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  11. lovely outfit,i love your jacket.

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  12. I NEED that jacket!! I am obsessed with stipes and love it even more with the navy!! Stopping by from Plane Pretty.

    xoxo
    Erin

    The Fashion Canvas

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  13. OK so everything about your weekend sounds perfect! The market looked incredible on your Instagram!

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  14. Love your jacket! I have a similar one but it's too hot to wear it here so it was fun to see yours. The pictures of Seattle are great. I was there a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the market area.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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