Last weekend Fletch and I took a little trip up to Seattle for the day. My friend, Bunny (S2Hearts), hosts an event called Mahouto Market and she needed a few more volunteers. Fletch and I went up to Seattle early Saturday morning to help setup and decorate. We spent all morning getting things setup and then walked around the event for a few moments after it started. There were a ton of really amazing artists!!!
We then rushed off to grab lunch before heading over to the Pacific Science Center for the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. It was an amazing exhibit!! They had the statues roped off but you could get super-close.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to visit China to see the sculptures in person so seeing a few here in Seattle was a nice compromise.
After reading as many of the small plaques as one can handle we exited the special exhibit and wandered around the rest of the Pacific Science Center. I had been there before to see other traveling exhibits but never bothered to look around at the other exhibits at the center. So, we walked about and visited the other areas. It was so cool! I didn’t realize that they had a dinosaur area or a butterfly house.
We walked until our feet ached then decided to head home, back to Tacoma.
It was a marvelous day. Busy and tiring, but so amazing. I love days like these. A day made of memories that I’ll have for years to come. Me and my boo, Fletch. Laughing and taking silly photos.
Have you had any fun weekends recently? I want to hear about it!!
A few weeks ago I attended the super-hip and secretive Diner en Blanc in Seattle with my friend, Jenn of Hellorigby. Basically, it’s a big picnic with strangers where you wear all white. You bring your own table, chairs, food, wine, and whatever else you want to bring. I received an invite since I’m a blogger. To score an invite to this event you have to either 1. Have attended another Diner en Blanc 2. Have someone who has attended refer you or 3. You join a wait list with everyone else and it’s a first come first serve situation.
Jenn and I started chatting about potentially going and it wasn’t until I talked to her and did a little research that I decided to go. Curiosity got the best of me and I really wanted to check out the event.
Photo Credit: Mike Nakamura Photography
Happy Sunday!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. Later today Fletch and I are visiting our friends Cate and Luke! We’re having dinner and watching a movie (so basically a perfect way to wind down from the weekend). Thinking about friendships, old and new, got me thinking about finding my peeps, my tribe. I’ve always found it easy to make friends but hard to keep them. I’m the girl who always has a ton of pretty good friends but not really a core group of friends. Not many besties. It has always been something I was self conscious of. Is it me? As I’ve grown I’ve found this talent of mine to be a huge asset. I can befriend people standing in a coffee line or through chatting on Instagram (mad props to all my IG friends). Not everyone can do that.
In school I would have friends that I’d quickly bond with, we’d spend a ton of time together and then after 3-6 months we’d fizzle out. I even had a girl basically write me a friend breakup letter and leave it in our shared locker. Yeah, not the best luck. I realize now that it’s not because I’m a crap friend (I’m a pretty great friend, if I do say so myself) but because I hadn’t found my tribe. I didn’t find people who got me–who accepted me for all of my weird quirks.
OH MY GOSH! I’m really excited about this outfit. Bonne Chance Collections recently released a new Mickey Mouse themed two piece shirt and skirt and I jumped at the chance to add it to my wardrobe. Honestly, I was worried that it wouldn’t fit and if it did that it wouldn’t look good. I’m happy to say that it fits and I LOVE the way I look in it. I’m labeling this as a success!!
♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Shoes | ASOS ♥ Backpack | AliExpress ♥
I recently entered a giveaway hosted by Geek Girl Gang on Instagram and I won!! I was soo surprised! I wanted to buy their “Geek Girl Gang” pin and fell in love with their “Comics and Champagne” shirt after seeing it so this giveaway was perfect. To make the look more me, I decided to pair this cute (and comfy) shirt with my light purple skirt and mint green cardigan to add color to the look. You’ve probably noticed I like wearing color. I’m digging how the styling turned out!
♥ Shirt | Geek Girl Gang ♥ Pin | Geek Girl Gang ♥ Cardigan | Amazon ♥ Skirt | Amazon ♥ Shoes | BAIT ♥
♥ Backpack | AliExpress ♥
I wore this adorable look out to coffee with my friends and a guy stopped to ask about my shirt. His wife really liked it and they wanted to know where I got it. I love moments like those! Connecting with strangers over common interests. I think that’s why I love wearing nerdy clothing or pins all over my bags. You have an immediate connection.
I’m loving that so many small businesses are embracing things deemed “nerdy” and making products that allow us, the consumer, to showcase our passions. We can wear shirts with our favorite superheroes on them. Shops like Her Universe and Jordandené now make it easy to look stylish and geeky all at the same time. Now more than ever we have a ton of options when it comes to showing the world what’s in our hearts.
How do you wear your nerdy loves on your sleeve?