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Polka Dots for a Picnic

When the weather’s nice, people in Seattle take advantage of it–you never know how long the sun will stay out. On a recent sunny day, hubby and I packed a picnic basket full of goodies and headed over to Gasworks Park.

picnic and polka dots

T-shirt: Tahari via consignment
Dress (worn as skirt): Swapped
Shoes: Payless
Sunglasses: Old Navy
Purse: Crystalyn Kae
Basket: Santa Fe Farmers Market

Gasworks is a great location. From there you can see South Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. The Space Needle is visible behind me on the right. Everywhere we looked, people were kayaking, playing Frisbee, flying kites–it was really fun to watch the world go by.


We set up our picnic on a hill near a guy with an easel. He was painting landscape of the Seattle skyline. From this spot, we could take in the scenery (natural and otherwise–I like the urban feel of the gasworks. If you don’t, a simple turn to the left or right will have you looking at water, trees and hills).

picnic goodies

I cheated a bit because I went to Whole Foods and bought prepackaged goodies instead of making everything myself. We even sneaked a bottle of wine with us. We’re adults! Besides, it was a rosé and looked like juice.

I bought vegan potato salad (made with egg-free nayonaise), a quinoa salad, avocado rolls, diced fresh fruit, and the best wrap ever! It was made with faux chicken strips by a company called Beyond Meat. Delicious, healthy, and good for the chickens!

picnic spread

We actually ate too much. So we loafed around for a bit (I had on sunscreen–don’t worry) before wandering back to our car. On the way, I found a neat mosaic. Each of the metal designs was fabricated from kids’ drawings. How cool would it have been to see your childhood drawings permanently installed in a floor mosaic?


I’ve joined Not Dead Yet for Visible Monday and Color Blind for Thrifters Anonymous. Check out what all the others are wearing today!


Filed under Ethical, Fashion, Healthy Living, Thrifty

Seattle Style Bloggers Picnic

This past Saturday I got to meet other style bloggers in person. It was a great day. I love the blogging community but until now, I’ve been behind my PC writing, collaborating, sharing. Kimmie of Blue Paper Lanterns, and Lindsay of Lindsay Living organized a bloggers picnic and I was lucky enough to be invited.

Seattle Style Bloggers

L to R: Jess, Lindsay, Carolyn, Me, Julie, Chelsea, Irene, Kimmie

Of course, being Seattle, it was a cool, wet day—but that didn’t stop us. If people in Seattle waited for the sun, we’d never get anything done. We didn’t have sunshine, but we brightened up the skyline with our colorful, stylish outfits.

We had a lot of fun sharing ideas about thrifting, photography, and website technology. We ate, drank and exchanged email, twitter names and blog URLs. It was a great chance to meet like-minded women. Looks like the start of something good.


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