Springtime in Seattle

 Photos: Holly Phan

The first official
day
of spring is Monday March 30th. I absolutely adore spring in
Seattle. The flowers bloom and the trees that shed their leaves in the fall
gain new green coats. When the rain finally clears and the sun lights up the
city, everyone is euphoric. I think one of the best parts about spring in
Seattle is that our days finally get a little longer and I can come home after
work and it isn’t dark at 4pm. I feel like the city always experiences a breath of fresh air as we transition to spring.

So today, I’m sharing 5 things I’m looking forward to in
spring: 

1. Cherry blossoms at the
University of Washington

As an undergrad at UW, I got to experience firsthand the blooming of
the cherry blossoms. The campus seemed brighter and more alive as students
threw Frisbees, laid out in the sun underneath the trees, and people snapped
photos. I used to partner stunt every year with my friends on the UW cheer team
so I have really fond memories of the cherry blossoms blooming.

I highly recommend paying a visit on campus to see the cherry blossoms.
Depending on the temperature/weather, the cherry blossoms can begin to bloom
early march come into full bloom by the end of the month.

2. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 

The tulip festival is an incredible spring event that happens in the Northwest. I’m making
it a point to go this year because I haven’t gone since my sophomore year of
college. I remember being blown away at the color fields of blooming tulips. If you’ve
never gone before, you should definitely try to go this year!

Tulip Festival dates: April
1st-April 30th


 

3. Washington Arboretum

One of my favorite things about my college experience was all of the
time I had to run and explore the city. One of my favorite parks that I used to run and wander
around is the Washington Arboretum. There’s cute walking paths, gorgeous flowers, and even a Japanese garden inside the arboretum! 

This year, my boyfriend and I got a puppy
named Boone. We’re so excited to take him to all the Seattle parks and we’re
definitely stopping by the arboretum!

Arboretum Info

4. Mariners Games

 My boyfriend Brandon played baseball growing up and into college so he is a
huge mariners fan. Even though I’m not super into watching the games like he is, I love the experience of the games. I
love going to games because I get to dress in a cute game day outfit, hang out
with my friends, and eat garlic fries.

Opening Day: Monday April 6th at 1:10pm Mariners vs. Angels

Opening Night: Friday April 8th at 7:10
pm
Mariners vs. Angels | Tickets


 

5. Sounders Games

If you are making any trips to Seattle in the spring or if you have
never been to a Sounders game, I highly recommend making it a point to go. The
energy of the stadium is electric
and everyone stands the entire game to cheer
for the Sounders. The Sounders won the MLS Cup this past year so I’m sure it
will another great season for them! Goooo Sounders!

First Home Match: Sunday March 19th at 4:00pm Sounders vs.
New York Red Bulls | Tickets

Thank you to Paperback Boutique for the adorable spring dress featured at the beginning of the post. Shop my dress ($36.99) and check out Paperback Boutique online and instagram for dresses, accessories, and tops!

Love,

Emma

It’s easy to fall into the gloominess of the northwest.

It’s
easy to fall into the navy blues, evergreen hues, and the comfort of black and
white. You can always stay true to the Northwest classic colors, but don’t be
afraid
to wake up your wardrobe with texture, color, and metallics. Here are a few style tips to help spruce up your wardrobe for spring:

Style Tip #1: Knot Your Tops

Whether it’s a classic white tshirt or a second hand
sweater, change up your look by simply knotting your top. In this look, I
pulled over this purple sweater over my velvet dress. I didn’t like the way it
just hung down so I thought I would just knot the front to add a synch in my
waist and create a modified crop top.

 

Style Tip #2: One
Color Look

Make a strong
statement this spring with a one color look.
Ribicca pulled together a
cotton wrap shirt with a perforated skirt that were both mustard yellow and
pulled it off perfectly. If you aren’t ready for a strong color, I suggest
wearing a one color look in earth tones – like navy, forest greens, or
tans. If you are feeling bold though, feel free to rock whatever color you
want.

 

Style Tip #3: Metallic Bottoms

A fun way to add some light and texture into your spring
wardrobe is adding metallic bottoms.
In this shoot, Bailey styled these light weight, light pink metallic pants and
McKenna styled this metallic maxi skirt. Both pieces can be styled up or down
depending on the pieces you pick to complete the look. Adding pieces like denim
shirts or white knotted tshirts can help bring a metallic pants to an everyday look. While adding pieces
like off the shoulder blouses or turtle neck sweaters or high heels can help dress
up
the metallic skirt for more formal events. 


Thank you everyone who made this project possible! I hope everyone has been enjoying the We Are the Northwest series so far! 🙂

Bloggers:

Ribicca from Amro Menor
Bailey from Hot
Dress Hot Mess
 


McKenna from The
Modern Mosaic
 


Team:

Thatch
Floral 
 | thatchfloral@gmail.com

Hair: Meghann Oliberos | malia0883@gmail.com

Make Up: Renee Saia | reneebridalmakeup@gmail.com 

Photography: Jenna Bechtholt  Insta: @jennabechtholt | info@jennabechtholt.com

 Creative/Styling: Allison from West
Coast Aesthetic
 | westcoastaesthetic@gmail.com

Denver Nathan
Video | hello@denvernathan.com