On the first day my friends came to visit, it was about midnight by the time their plane touched Seattle ground, so the most we managed to do was eat greasy dollar burgers at Dick's and then whisper and laugh into our pillows on the air mattress in the living room while Marc slept on obliviously in our bedroom. But the second day, oh, I rolled up my sleeves and showed them my A-game. And first thing was first: Pike's Place. I don't care if I was there thirty times already, there's something about a market that will never loose its overwhelming, hodge-podge, kitschy charm. We were roaming those alleyways and corridors for hours, digging up treasures, buying each other flowers and ginger beers, and eating at every stand that caught us by the noses. It was amazing.
And on a more sartorial note, can we take a moment to talk about my Straylight Vintage turtleneck dress? After binge watching Diane Keaton circa 1970's, I became convinced I couldn't go on unless I got more turtlenecks into my life. And then when I saw a whole dress for sale, I jumped at the chance. While it may, in theory, sound hard to pull off, I couldn't get over the layering possibilities! Imagine a slouchy sweater over it or a cardigan that's buttoned up all the way. But this time around I decided to just take a chambray shirt and tie it at the waist, and then tuck in the ties underneath so it looked like a cropped shirt (I also used the same dress layering in this post).
And how about this amazing statement necklace? When I first saw it at IKKX I had to bring a fluttering hand to my heart. You know I love huge necklaces, but I've never seen one quite like this. It was a show stopper but still minimalistic in its own way. And what makes it even more special is that Nao, the creator, makes each one of them individually. To see her other creations, check out IKKX here!
DRESS: c/o Straylight Vintage| NECKLACE: c/o IKKX| BOOTIES: Macy's SHIRT: thrifted at men's section and then snipped off the sleeves| SOCKS: H&M, men's section
And since I nabbed this turtleneck dress, here are some other fall favorites from Straylight Vintage: