DRESS: c/o Straylight Vintage| VEST: Old Navy| BAG: Urban Outfitters| HAT: Urban Outfitters| BOOTS: Macy's (Lucky Brand)
After four months of living in Seattle, Ballard was left as the only neighborhood I haven't poked my nose into. I don't know if I was leaving best for last, but it definitely sounded as one of the more interesting destinations to spend my afternoon in. Settled by Scandinavian fishermen in the early 20th century, Ballard had a reputation for being a seedy place what with the plethora of open-till-six-am dive bars and blue-collar fishermen running the place. But the hipster invasion soon scooted its way in and now it's more of a charming, Nordic neighborhood than a pitstop port. It's got cobbled, tree-lined streets with mismatched buildings flanking its sides, housing the most interesting bars and restaurants under their old roofs. When you swing into the historic district you can almost feel like you're in one of the first neighborhoods the original settlers shimmied up, and you can spend a slow afternoon reading the plaques on the buildings and treating yourself to tasty treats along the way.
And seeing how it's getting pretty Autumn-y up here, I decided to throw on my trusty Straylight Vintage turtleneck dress and dusty combat boots. The last time I wore this Straylight Vintage dress I popped a chambray top over it as an easy layer, but this time I went for more of an...explorer vibe? Yea, I guess that happened. I buttoned up my cargo vest all the way to the top and then slung a camel colored bag across my chest to really play into the warm color scheme. It's a simple outfit, but all the pieces together make for a fun look!
And since I nabbed this turtleneck dress, here are some other fall favorites from Straylight Vintage: