Quick Update | What I've Been Up To

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Hello! First off, I can't believe it's already October - time has flown by but I'm low-key loving the crisp weather and the leaves slowly turning into yellows and deep reds (but not the rain, ha ha). I wanted to take the time to just give you all a quick update; I have a lot on my mind that I'd love to share and technically had planned, but my posts both on my blog and even Instagram have been not as frequent or consistent as I'd like them to be. Mainly, there's been a lot of updates since the end of August that have been consuming my life and time! 

I went through the whole grueling process of looking for a new job, interviewing, quitting, and everything else that comes with that part of life. I feel like I've learned a lot during this process and might even share a more career focused post just on this topic. I have to thank my friends for their guidance and support through this whole process (especially of my b*tching and complaining, haha). And oh yeah, I got the job I wanted which is one of the better feelings in life! Thank you again, Mylan! This by far consumed the most of my time and even creative thinking. On top of trying to somewhat keep posting on IG, working and training at the studio, making time for friends and family, the most I was really able to do was just share on my IG Stories and didn't have time to really sit down and write for my blog as I had initially planned during summer.

I had time off between jobs, but honestly, it was nice to not really do much "work" including my blogging and it was nice to take a break from some social media aspects of it too. I got a few posts here and there, but nothing more. I wanted to edit more videos and create my blog posts, but my mind wasn't in the right place - it just needed a mental break!

Now that I started my new job, I'll have a better grasp of my schedule and managing my time and I'm more than ready to create some awesome content for you guys. I already have a few fashion posts (I'll be sharing the look above too!) in the works and will be sharing more of my favorite foodie destinations in Seattle. Stay tuned!

Thank you for taking the time to read this! If you have any suggestions or topics you'd like me to cover, please let me know! In the meantime, look out for new content in the next coming weeks!


-Kirstie



Plaid for the First Day of Fall

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Happy Autumn Equinox! I can't believe that summer is already over and fall is here. The weather started getting colder (and wetter!) here in Seattle over the past week and I'm slowly getting used to the snuggle/sweater/cuddle weather! To kick off the season, I wanted to share this fun menswear inspired look featuring this plaid black blazer I found at Nordstrom Rack.
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seattle fashion outfit nordstrom rack alma bb louis vuitton lulus

Trove Blazer - Nordstrom Rack (similar HERE)
Shirt - Neutral Days (similar HERE)
Silver Heeled Booties - Lulus (similar HERE and HERE)

I kept this look all black so the pattern on the blazer could really stand out and a little peek of silver with the fun booties from Lulus. This outfit is great because it's very comfortable but still stylish and speaks very much to my tendency of combining menswear into my normal wardrobe. It's great for this time of year because this blazer acts almost as a  jacket and it keeps me warm!

The start of fall is also the time I start breaking out my favorite lippies! I'm a fan of dark lip colors, but mostly, I'm a fan of purple lips! This purple by Mac (Up the Amp) is an all time favorite - it has just the right amount of purple for my taste, it's not too dark, and the amplified formula is extremely comfortable to wear for my lips. I can't wait to start wearing even more purple lip colors this season!

What are your favorite items to wear during the fall? Let me know!

-Kirstie

Japan 2017 Vlog | Day 2

Check out day two of my Japan trip! We went to the infamous Tsukiji Fish Market took a stroll through the Hamrikyu Gardens, then off to Asakusa and Akihabara.

Japan 2017 Vlog | Day 1


I finally took the time to a) purchase a new video editing tool and b) actually learn and sit down to edit my 2017 Asia trip. I apologize in advance for any bad edits, - I'm still learning! Today's video is a quick one from my first full day in Japan. Hope you enjoy it!

My Favorite New Boy

chanel boy caviar outfit seattle asian art museum blogger nikeI can't believe it's already September 1st! Where has the time gone? It seems to just be passing us by and sometimes I feel like I can't keep up, but I digress! Today we're talking about this beautiful new purse in my life - the Boy Chanel. The older I become, the more I appreciative I have become of designer purses. I've grown to truly understand the history and appeal that draws many people to collect these pieces. I can see why many people purchase these not only as a simple accessory but also as an investment as the value almost always goes up on these purses. 
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Sunglasses - Zaful (similar HERE)
Shirt - Marshalls (similar HERE)
Shorts - Lulus (similar HERE)
Purse - Chanel (similar HERE)



The thing about Chanel purses is that because they are expensive, you tend to not want to take them out (at least for me!) in case you scratch it, especially if it is made out of lamb skin. What I love about this particular Boy Chanel is that is is caviar which is more durable and less prone to visible scratches. I also love the ruthenium hardware on this bag gives it an overall casual feel. I can use this bag in a dressy look or how I styled it above, more casually. I kept  it with the black and white colors paired with my current favorite go-to Nike Air Max Thea I bought from this past Nordstrom #Nsale. There's a bit of color from the rose gold sunglasses and red floral embroidery, but overall and monochromatic look.

I used to not care for the Boy Chanel, but the small size makes it much more doable and I have to say, is definitely a new favorite and I know I'll definitely get a lot of good use out of it.

I hope you liked this look! Let me know if there are pieces in this look you'd like to see styled another way! Happy Friday =)

-Kirstie

Next Level Burger Preview Event | Plant Based Goodness

Last week, I was invited to preview the newest Next Level Burger location in Roosevelt inside Whole Foods. Though I am not vegan/vegetarian, I do enjoy plant-based foods and knew I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to try out their menu! This post comes out just in time for their grand opening, today, Friday, August 25! If you get a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it!
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seattle roosevelt vegan vegetarian whole foods
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Fries with style - Bleu BBQ
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Signature Burger
The event started with unlimited drinks of your choice as they handed out samplers of all the shakes. The shakes were absolutely delicious and I couldn't believe they were dairy free. We chose the coconut soft serve ice cream for the base and my favorites were the Banana and Dark Chocolate PB Cup (pictured above). We had a chance to meet the owner as he explained the story behind Next Level Burger along with his wife and you could feel the passion behind their voice.

Then came time to order all the food we could want! My friend and I tried a few items including the Signature Burger, Avo Citrus Kale Salad, Sautéed Kale, and Fries with Style in the Bleu BBQ topping. The "meat"items aren't meant to be real substitutes in texture and such but just to enjoy in their own texture and flavor. For a vegan burger, these were some of the best I have ever tasted. Everything was so flavorful and the combination of our burger was delicious. I couldn't believe the vegan cheese was not made with dairy. I don't want to spill too much but I will say that you have to try their food out for yourselves! The salad was a bit too tart for my taste and I likely wouldn't get it again. I also didn't care too much for the fries but my friend I brought with me liked them. If I were to recommend anything, it would be the Signature Burger and a coconut soft serve shake. 

Thank you to Next Level Burger and to The Fearey Group for inviting me to this amazing event. I will definitely be back here and have a few vegan/vegetarian/dietary restricted friends I will be bringing along!

-Kirstie


Top 5 Current Favorite Ice Cream Spots in Seattle - Summer 2017

For those of you who follow my Instagram, you may (or may not) know that I have the hugest sweet tooth. One of my favorite things to treat myself to of course is... Ice Cream! Yes, I love ice cream and I'm so glad Seattle has stepped up the ice cream game with even more places popping up here and there. I love all the frozen treats and today, I'm sharing my Top 5 Current Favorite Ice Cream Spots in Seattle and why I love them so much Places mentioned are not in any particular order so I've kept them to being alphabetical, haha.

Central District Ice Cream

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1) Central District Ice Cream - New to the Seattle this year, CD Ice Cream is one of my favorite places to go for unique flavors. They bring new flavors out every month (for August they rolled out with old favorites!) and you can sample all of them if you wish! My favorites so far have been Ube Cheesecake x Hood Famous Bakery, Mais Queso, Coconut Curry (am I the only one that liked this one? haha) and Fruity Pebbles! If I'm feeling extra fancy, I'll opt for a macaron ice cream sandwich or better yet, a Unicorn Macaron (by Krystel's Confections!). I love that that they have Asian inspired flavors and that none of the flavors are "typical." I also love that they feature a different local artist almost every week and they even showcase the artwork throughout the store. It has a fun and friendly vibe and is just chill ice cream spot.

Frankie & Jo's

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capitol hill seattle ice cream vegan plant based vegetarian

2) Frankie & Jo's - This place serves VEGAN ice cream! It's really hard to find vegan ice cream that is both tasty and creamy but this place does it right! They sprout their own nut milks and their flavors are amazing (salted caramel ash is my favorite and yes it's black ice cream!). They have their regular menu and bring out seasonal flavors as well. One of my seasonal favorites was one called Big Sur (pictured above in the cup). Everyone that I have brought here also can't believe that there is no dairy in the ice cream because of the creamy texture. This place has definitely won my heart and I sometimes prefer the vegan ice cream to dairy ice cream!

Molly Moon's


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3) Molly Moon's - Molly Moon's is an old school favorite and I can't stay away from their Salted Caramel. It's very salty, just the way I like it! There other regular flavors are also done well with a delicious creamy texture and bold flavors. I'm also more excited because they recently opened up their Columbia City location which is way closer to home and saves me a trip to Cap Hill or Madrona! I also look forward to their seasonal flavors too. Some seasonal favorites include Strawberry Pink Peppercorn and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Sugar Plum Seattle

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4) Sugar Plum Seattle - Here's another vegan ice cream spot that I only recently discovered despite the fact that I 'm always in the area. It's located on 15th in Capitol Hill and is in one of my favorite areas. They have a rotating selection of soft serve flavors along with a gourmet array of ice cream flavors such as Avocado Blackberry Cheesecake seen above! I love their flavor combinations and their use of avocado in a lot of their bases.

Sweet Bumpas

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5) Sweet Bumpas - Last but not least is another recent discovery called Sweet Bumpas. I can't believe it took me this long to try out their ice cream but I fell in love the moment I sampled every flavor they had to offer, haha. Their ice cream is rich and creamy and the flavors they offer and very unique, bold, and full of flavor! They make an incredibly delicious Orange Salted Caramel and their Earl Grey is probably the best one I've ever had out of all the ice cream places I've tried that offered this flavor. Their window shop is where the Six Strawberries used to be (ah, makes me sad thinking about it but glad another frozen treat place took over) and they're extremely helpful and friendly!

Honorable Mentions

I also have to give a couple of shout outs/honorable mentions for. First up isn't necessarily "ice cream" but it's a delicious frozen treat! Bambu Seattle offers these amazing shaved ice and my favorite is anything with the shaved cheesecake ice. It's not the typical shaved ice where it's chunky. The ice layers are extremely thin and creamy. The Green Tea Cheesecake seen below is my all time favorite! The last shout out has to go to Kurt Farm Shop. It's been a good while since I've been there, but their Flora's Cheese ice cream flavor is still constantly on my mind!

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Red Florals for Summer in Seward Park


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Hello! I meant to share the photos from this shoot awhile ago but life happened and I'm just now able to sit down and do a little write up for it. My friend and fellow pole/lyra instructor at the studio, Annalisa, took these beautiful photos for me at Seward Park and I love how these turned out! We walked around the loop and anywhere that looked photo worthy we did some snaps! If you're from Seattle, then you're probably familiar with the park which overlooks the East Side and Lake Washington and how comfortable it is during the summer. 
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forever 21 dress lulus sandals seward park seattle

Open-Shoulder Dress - Forever 21
Sandals - Lulus (similar HERE and HERE)
Purse - Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy


I love being able to let a photographer just practice and experiment with their shot. The weather was perfect that day and it was just about sunset so we were able to get some nice images with different lighting and also with different nature settings. This dress was an instant favorite once I saw it online. I wasn't sure how it'd fit as I have a pole dancer's body which means - extra broad shoulders - and I have to be careful with open shoulder tops but this dress actually complimented me better than I thought, haha! It was also the perfect pop of color against a mainly green backdrop. I definitely felt like an island princess =). Trade in the evergreens for palm trees and we'd be good to go! Since the dress is so busy, I kept the accessories neutral with browns and gold. 

Annalisa is also one of my designated "Instagram Husbands" haha. If you're not sure what I 'm referring to, then you gotta check out this video HERE. Thanks for being willing to take my photos!






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