Friday, January 6, 2012

the local tourist

Steve & Barry's thrifted jacket, tee, Volcom corduroy leggings, Yosi Samra flats, SAS handbag

I miss Seattle so much I could practically write a song about it. I had so much fun snapping photos of my usual favorite places while out for coffee, even though I felt like a tourist with my huge camera. I even loved how the moving shot of the Space Needle from the freeway turned out!

My favorite denim jacket brought out a bit of the grunge in me (true to Seattle history). I love what Jonathon Poneman of Sub Pop Records said about grunge clothing: "It's cheap, durable, and kind of timeless. It runs against the grain of the flashy aesthetic that existed in the 80s." Pretty much described my denim jacket in that sentence. A stunner leather bag doesn't hurt either!

And here's a big guess what; I am sooooooo excited to kick off 2012 as Meinto's January Guest Blogger! Based in Miami, Meinto is an awesome website that collectively sells stock from small, local boutiques in Florida. I'm so honored that they contacted me about guest blogging, and I hope you guys get a chance to check out all of my posts throughout the month! You can read them here!

42 comments:

  1. Quite the teaser sentence you have there... lucky for me I already know what it is!

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  2. i love your hair!! and your outfit is perfect, as always!!

    allister bee blog

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  3. love the denim on denim, you look adorable!

    luna
    lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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  4. Seattle is such a great city. You look super cute. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  5. Great pictures, I hope to visit Seattle one day!

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  6. Great pictures, You look awesome :)

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  7. Seattle looks amazing...as do you! Loving the denim jacket. It looks great on you. And I can never get over how beautiful your hair always look.

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  8. You look great, dear!
    I love your denim jacket <3

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  9. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to go to Seattle (especially the Nordstrom flagship) Your photos look great!

    xoxo,
    Danielle
    Confessions of a Fashionista
    "Like" my blog on Facebook :)

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  10. Love the color of your jacket!

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

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  11. love the pictures and all the neon signs. Your hair looks great too with the plait :) xx

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  12. Your denim jacket is very cool! Seattle must be an amazing city!

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  13. Adorable, as always! I love the surprise pastel back of the tee, and your denim jacket has the absolute perfect fit! What a find! :)

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  14. LOVE IT! reminds me of our day around the city waaa! xx

    natalie

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  15. It's lovely how you miss Seattle so much! It means that it's special to you! Just loving these photos! x

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  16. Chelsea, isn't it hilarious toting a big camera around home and taking pictures like a tourist? I totally know what you mean. It looks like you had a KILLER time!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  17. Love the photos! Seattle looks like such a cool city. And I am ALSO really excited that you are guest blogging for Meinto. :)

    xox Courtney Michele
    Breakfast in Wonderland

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  18. such a cool denim jacket :>

    littlecelly.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely lovely lovely, seriuously you have such a great style!

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  20. These photo's are wicked - makes me want to go to seattle even more!!!!!!!!!B.x
    wewantshops.blogspot.com

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  21. Great post! I adore all the pohotos :) xxx

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  22. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.!:)

    After looking through zipped I have to say I love that you make comfort look so classy! &sometimes being the "tourist" captures the best memories x

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  23. love the picture of the space needle too!
    and very classic pictures despite my never having been there.

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  24. Lovely photos and cute look!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  25. i love the little braid you made in your gorgeous hair. and i like the lightwash denim jacket. congrats on your guest blogging opportunity! can't wait to see what you write

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  26. Cute outfit, i like the jeans jacket!

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  27. lovely photos, the first one is really cool, didn't realise you shot it whilst moving, turned out well :)

    Katie x

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  28. The pictures are absolutely amazing, still working on my photography through experimentation. and Congratulations on being the guest blogger of the month.Looking at your blog and posts, you definitely look like you deserve it.

    Marietta from Heart N Handmade <3

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  29. I like so much what you do here. Great job.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  30. I really love your denim jacket! Veyr nice style :)

    http://mojomade.blogspot.com
    Morgan xx

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  31. very cute style, and that coffee looks very yummy :) hope you can join my makeup giveaway!

    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  32. Really amazing photos, I like them! Great post!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress by entering the Free People giveaway??? on my blog!

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  33. You look adorable, as always. You wear skinny pants so well! And congrats on the guest blogging opportunity :)

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  34. these are, beautiful photos, great blog

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  35. Gorgeous. Love your blog.

    Check out my blog if you've got time and feel like it. It would mean a lot.
    http://karolinekalvo.blogspot.com

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  36. These photos came out great Chelsea! You know, being from the East Coast I spent a really long time on an anti-Seattle grind but in the last year or so (okay living in Belltown really helps...) I have come to love this city so much. So many hidden gems! xx Alex

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  37. Enjoyed the pics, thanks for sharing.

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  38. Just stumbled on your blog and was so surprised at that last picture, as Cherry Street is the company I work for! Small world :)

    Love everything you're doing here!

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