Hello and happy Thursday!
It’s officially fall, y’all. Obviously you already knew that but I mean, it’s really here. That means the sun sets at 7 PM and I’m never sure if it’s too cold to leave the house without a jacket or not. It also means that I can now mask a bad hair day with a wool hat. It’s the little things, am I right??
So without further ado, here’s my first fall post of the season! There’s nothing too crazy about this outfit but it’s one I love so much. It’s 100% me. I could wear stripes and neutrals everyday. In fact, I wore this exact outfit with different black booties earlier this week to work! (Don’t worry, I didn’t wear a wool hat to work. That would be a bit much.)
Also, I have a proud shopping find to share here. These suede ankle booties were only $7 at H&M. I KNOW. I wish I could link to this crazy clearance pair but I did find a good alternative that’s really affordable via Amazon Prime. It comes in tons of colors too! Get them here.
Recently Jared and I took a short road trip to Olympia because I was working on a project with Red Lion Hotels. We’ve passed Olympia countless times by making the drive to and from our hometown to Seattle but neither of us had ever been to the capital. As we drove through the downtown area, it gave me major Bellingham vibes! That’s where Jared went to college and unlike Seattle, it is a quiet little town. Since it was rainy and a Sunday, the whole town seemed really calm and sleepy. After some lattes at Hotel RL we were off to the next stop.
Since it was so quiet we got to wander around the Legislative building on our own with only a few other visitors. The amount of marble in the building is insane! You can go on guided tours for free but we were more in the mood to walk around at our own pace. Across the street is the Temple of Justice which is the backdrop of all these photos. The pillars are so, so beautiful.
Also, it wouldn’t be a real adventure without a pitstop at brunch!! You guys have to eat at Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar if you’re ever in Olympia. It’s in a cute little market at 222 Capitol Way N. As usual, we split our food so we could try both dishes. I’m SO happy we did because everything was delicious. The chowder has fresh clams (in shell!) with heirloom potatoes and the softest pork belly. We also ordered the brunch burger which has a sunny side up egg, bacon, and home fries on the side. Aaaand now I’m hungry.
If you’re reading this on Thursday then go check out my Instagram story! I’ll be visiting the Brooks Running headquarters for the first time tonight and am so excited. Fun fact, my college capstone project was on Brooks. I’m so honored to get to support some of the coolest locally based companies and I’d love to share it with you all!