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Outfit: Snow Day Essentials

The Seattle area shuts down when it snows 2 inches, that’s well known, but when it snows a foot in 24 hours?! Break out the hot chocolate and cozy blankets. This is a real snow day! Growing up in Spokane I am accustomed to driving in inches and inches of snow. I remember driving to my high school, 45 minutes away, when there was about 10 inches of snow on the road. School rarely ever shut down. I don’t think I remember having a snow day at all growing up.

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Outfit Inspo: The Pretty Mess

My guilty pleasure is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I’ll admit it. I’ve watching every season multiple times & have been on Team Vanderpump since the beginning. I even went to Villa Blanca when I was in L.A. five years ago (it was delicious btw).

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Outfit: Silver City

all photos by Karya Schanilec

Honestly, I was trying to come up with a witty Depeche Mode themed title because their new single drops today & ecstatic doesn’t cover my mood at all.

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Outfit: Cozy Saturdays at Home

It’s probably because of the general state of the world at the moment, but my desire to venture out on weekends is waning. Though, it’s also probably because it’s winter and the cold makes me recoil.  But if I do have errands to run, I prefer to get those things out of the way early on in my Saturday.

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Giveaway: Herbivore Botanicals

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To celebrate the new year, I’m giving away two Herbivore Botanicals products to one winner on Instagram! I love that this brand is based out of Seattle & their products are all organic and hand-crafted.  I’ll be giving away 1 Pink Clay Bar of Soap & 1 Bottle of CALM Bath Salts.

To Enter:

1 Follow @seaotta on Instagram

2 Leave a comment tagging a friend on the giveaway post

Giveaway is open until January 31 at 9:00 PM PST. No entries after this time will be included in the giveaway draw.

Product photos & full giveaway rules & eligibility requirements are after the jump.

*This giveaway is not being sponsored by instagram or herbivore botanicals.

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Outfit: A Bohemian Pirate

I started watching Black Sails recently, why I hadn’t started before is beyond me. I love period shows: Vikings, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, and to the dismay of dear husband, I even watch Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, just to name a few.

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Dreaming of Kailua-Kona: What to Wear in Hawaii

I’m being a bit of a mopey Steph this month. Mostly because it is ridiculously cold in Seattle, and I am not going to Kona this year. I’m trying not to be all, woe is me about it, I do have lots of things planned for later in the year.

I have seasonal affective disorder and four years in a row of finding some relief in sunny Kona has helped make PNW winters endurable.

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year in review

2016 Year in Review & Looking Forward

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2016 has by all means been somewhat of an awful year. We lost so many inspirational people who influenced many generations; globally I don’t even want to get into it, it’s been rather dark. Usually I go through every month in my year in review posts but this year, that just seems exhausting. 75% of my year was planning a wedding.

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