sale section: tibi outlet

I received a very exciting email last week from Tibi, inviting me to the launch of their new outlet... ONLINE!  I didn't want to get my hopes up in case the selection, sizes or colors were super limited, but had just decided I wanted to find a new dress to wear to a friend's wedding in Napa later this month so I clicked through...

I was overjoyed when I found this little number for $99!  It's perfect for the hot temperatures of the valley, and I love the color (plus I can wear it again for another wedding in town the following weekend).

I highly recommend checking out their site—I love these pieces for fall and their selection of bikinis for the end of summer, all offered at reasonable prices for their line. 

Spun Silk Corset ($55.50) + Sebastian Tweed Cuffed Pant ($89.40)

 Anouk Tweed Jacket ($112.50)
 Twiggy Embroidery Dress ($119.40)
 Pressed Flowers Bandeau + Tie Bottom ($31.20 + $29.70)

 Sierra Bustier Top + American Bottom ($33.90 + $28.50)

 Sting Ray String Halter + American Bottom ($29.10 + $28.50)

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tips n' tricks: taking care of your clothes

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Taking good care of your clothes will help them to stay nicer and even last longer.  I tend to be a bit maniacal when it comes to washing my clothes, but can definitely use a few tips myself when it comes to keeping them in good condition. 

1.)  Put your clothes on a hanger when you get undressed.  I will admit... I'm guilty of not following this rule myself all the time, but I'm getting better by doing this when it's a nicer item (like a silk top vs. a cotton t-shirt).   
2.)  Use a gentle wash cycle for delicates and don't use liquid bleach. Pure soap with a handful of baking soda is a much better, safer and more environmentally friendly option for bleach.

3.)  Try not to use a dryerthey can wear out your clothes and fade colors more quickly.  I hang dry all pretty much every piece of clothing (denim, cotton tops, workout gear, lingerie).  If you have the option of drying in the sun, it's a great (green!) alternative and... did you know sunlight is a natural disinfectant?  

4.)  Hang your clothes in the closet, and give them some breathing room.  If clothes are squished together, they will wrinkle or get that annoying hanger mark on the shoulders.  If you need help cleaning out your closet to make room, I've shared some tips here.

5.)  Seal the threads on buttons to prevent them from coming undone by brushing the center of each button with clear nail polish.  I LOVE this one (it's also a great way to use that topcoat that's just a little too old to use on your nails)! 

Good luck!


baby love

My mom and I went shopping for a baby gift yesterday and went to my all-time favorite place to buy children's clothingbabyGap!  I love shopping there because you can typically find great stuff on sale, and if you have a Gap Card you can save even more.  Plus, everything is 100 times cuter when it's a tiny, mini version of something you might buy for yourself.

I stumbled across these adorable items to purchase when they go on sale later this summer (it's a really good thing I have an adorable little niece to shop for)...

Sweater Pant ($15.96)

Leopard Hat ($16.95)

Moto Sweater ($29.95)

 Porto Cargo Pants ($26.95)

 Quilted Vest ($34.95)


pining for zara

I'm so sorry I've been MIA!  The last couple of months have been devoted to wedding planning and wedding execution.  Now that the big day has come and gone, I am back to being in full Wak In Closet mode and excited to share fashion news, more tips n' tricks and other style-related inspiration with you.

We'll start off with something hot off the press—Zara announced today that they'll be launching their US e-commerce site on September 7th!  In the last several years, Seattle has been fortunate to become home to retailers like the beloved H&M, Madewell, Neiman Marcus and Aritzia (from our friends up north).  The one brand we don't have yet is Zara.

Zara is always on my list of stores to visit any time I'm in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver... basically anywhere but here!  And I was lucky enough to pick up a few things when I was traveling this spring.  But I'm dying for them to land some real estate in town or get their e-commerce site up and running sooner than September so I can get my hands on some of these items...

top with stars $59.90
v-neck blouse $59.90
two-tone sweater $29.90
palazzo trousers $79.90
ankle-cropped trousers $49.90
quilted anorak $129.00
woven ballerina $79.90
wedge $59.99
plaited shopper $149.00
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The countdown is on... 36 days left!