posted on: July 24, 2015

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Happy Friday!


posted on: July 22, 2015


You can never have too many Anthro faves in my opinion – here are just a few of my latest want/need items. I’ve noticed this combo of indigo and peachy tones creeping into my home as well as my closet lately. It’s a pretty versatile pair that clearly works well with other neutrals. The calming blues balance the more spontaneous oranges; great for the summer to fall transition.

textured dress | quadrature necklace | duffel | bucket bag | scarf | sandals


posted on: July 20, 2015


With baby on the way, I’ve been taking full advantage of designing  a completely new room. A sweet and cozy bedroom for my mini-me, layered in soft neutral tones and textures. But I’m trying to avoid too many pastels and frilly details because they’re just too predictable in a nursery. My ideas are leaning more towards sophisticated and modern, yet still warm and playful.


As soon as our little room comes together, you’ll be the first to know!

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posted on: July 17, 2015

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Part of Double Bluff in Washington, I fell in love with the calm, gray scenery that stretches for miles here at Useless Bay.


posted on: July 15, 2015


A few months back I stumbled upon StyleLikeU, a blog created by mother/daughter duo, Elisa and Lily, who believe true style is self-acceptance.

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But instead of adhering to the standard fashion dos and don’ts, these ladies are advocates for authentic personal style and honor individualism. “With each post, Elisa and Lily want to be aspirational and inclusive, proving that fashion isn’t a product of money or indiscriminate consumption, but rather a symbol of consciousness and confidence… True fashion is the foundation for one’s identity.”

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I chose a few of my favorite photos from StyleLikeU’s Closet archives – be sure to check them out for yourself. If you’re looking for a little more inspiration, take a minute to visit The What’s Underneath Project, which features men and women of all ages, sharing their unique journeys in discovering their own one-of-a-kind style.

I am a huge fan of what StyleLikeU stands for and hope their message only continues to grow stronger.

The StyleLikeU Manifesto:

– Don’t wish to be someone else.
– You are your best editor.
– Beauty is confidence.
– Your imperfections make you you.
– Vulnerability is strength.
– Trendiness is not style.
– Dress for yourself.
– Question your assumptions.
– Don’t limit yourself to boxes and labels.
– Life is not a dress rehearsal.
– Style cannot be bought.
– Indifference is not cool.
– Style is political.


posted on: July 13, 2015


I couldn’t be happier to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first baby this September! We don’t know if we’re having a boy or girl yet (the suspense is really killing me), but I guess we’ll find out soon enough. What’s your vote?!


posted on: July 10, 2015

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These photos really don’t do this place much justice – the San Juan Islands appear to be untouched and those Orca dorsal fins are actually about 6 feet out of the water. I think you just have to experience it for yourself.

But if you don’t have time to squeeze a trip to Washington into your schedule this weekend, here’s a summer playlist for you to check out:

01  Virgins | Death from Above 1979
02  Little Monster | Royal Blood
03  Dead Inside | Muse
04  Don’t Wanna Fight | Alabama Shakes
05  Dreams | Beck
06  Can’t Feel My Face | The Weeknd
07  The Party Line | Belle & Sebastian
08  Dance Ghost | Helado Negro
09  Never Follow Suit | The Radio Dept.
10  Video Games | Lana Del Rey


posted on: July 6, 2015


Hard to believe, but yesterday was my third anniversary with The Lacquerie. This online space has become so many different things for me, from a portfolio showcase to a very personal journal. I’ve also changed a lot as a person during these last 3 years, so whenever I peek back into my archives, I relive memories and put things into perspective. Between travel photos, wedding planning, and even a couple career moves, The Lacquerie has always been right there with me.

This project lives very close to my heart, so thank you for following – I always appreciate your support!


posted on: July 3, 2015

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We found this magical little beach called Double Bluff on Whidbey Island where driftwood castles were scattered all over. I couldn’t get “Where the Wild Things Are” out of my head, especially with our nephew running around, exploring all the secret hideouts. Everything from the desolate landscape to the overcast skies added to this dreamlike effect – we’ll definitely be visiting again.


posted on: July 1, 2015



This is what lazy days are all about. If you work full-time, you most likely appreciate comfort-wear involving some kind of sweats and sandals. And if not, then I’m not so sure you’re being completely honest with yourself.

 1 necklace | 2 cami | 3 shopper | 4 sliders | 5 joggers | 6 jacket