holiday style

winter ready with happy goat lucky outerwear

diary of this girl megan, happy goat lucky, down jacket

disclosure: thank you, happy goat lucky for graciously providing the jacket featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

while winter hasn’t **officially** started—it begins friday, december 21— it certainly feels like winter in the pacific northwest. (we aren’t accustomed to temperatures that dip into the 20s pre-december.) many mornings, i wake up to below-freezing temperatures, a frozen car, and an equally chilly office. it sounds delightful, doesn’t it? this girl is ready for a tropical vacation. #agirlcandream

diary of this girl megan, seattle fashion blogger, happy goat lucky clothing

diary of this girl megan, seattle fashion blogger, happy goat lucky clothing

until my next trip to hawaii (just kidding) i am determined to dress in warm, comfortable layers. cold-weather accessories are seemingly essential, and my most important piece for winter is a down-filled jacket. while i have a few warm jackets hanging in my closet, this year, i wanted to upgrade my typical black option for something a bit more exciting. happy goat lucky graciously gifted this jacket, and i’ve been wearing it on repeat. it’s ideal for weekday mornings spent commuting and weekend road trips to the mountains!

today, i’m wearing the “miranda” jacket. (it’s sold with a detachable faux-fur trim.) it’s 90% down + 10% feather and is water resistant—this factor is essential living in the pacific northwest where rain is prevalent and often unexpected. (many jackets i find offer to keep you warm or dry, but not necessarily both.)

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the “miranda” is cut slim, so i don’t feel overly bulky when styling my jacket. who wants to look like a walking sleeping bag? no, thank you. i also love that it’s a bit longer—35″ in length—to keep my legs covered and dry. i’m wearing a size small and find this jacket runs true to size. despite being a bit more fitted than other winter styles, i can easily layer seasonal clothing underneath. the “miranda” is also available in black and white.

the price point of happy goat lucky outerwear is mid-range—most styles are $200–500. the quality is top notch and well worth the cost! my family will tell you, when i find a jacket i love, i tend to “live in it.” i wear it to work and when running errands, but you’ll often find me lounging on the couch in said jacket! what can i say, i run cold.

diary of this girl megan, happy goat lucky jacket, winter fashion

diary of this girl megan, happy goat lucky, down jacket

diary of this girl megan, happy goat lucky, down jacket

photos by jenn from hello rigby

jacket: c/o happy goat luck (exact here), sweater: abercrombie & fitch, jeans: american eagle, hat: nordstrom rack, loafers: vince camuto (similar here), purse: fossil (borrowed from jenn)

are you in need of a new winter jacket? i highly recommend visiting happy goat lucky’s website. (i’m lusting after this black belted jacket and this shorter red option.) many of the styles are currently on sale, so you can enjoy a warm, cozy jacket without depleting your holiday-shopping budget!

Girls’ Night Out at Enchant Christmas

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last week, i had the pleasure of visiting enchant christmas—a light maze, ice-skating rink, holiday market, and more—at safeco field. (this is enchant’s inaugural event, and upon seeing it advertised earlier this fall, i knew i wanted to attend.)

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

i was graciously invited to visit enchant’s media night as a +1 (or +2) to my blogger bestie, jenn. jenn, ana luiza, and i met at the stadium after work. in celebration of media night, we were offered complimentary snacks and beverages on the club level of safeco field. we fueled up on tasty treats (including cheese + beer battered fries and potato dumplings) before checking out the other offerings!

enchant is home to a 90,000 square-foot maze of lights. (in fact, there are a mere 2.5 million lights that adorn the maze.) to say this setup is “dazzling” would be a vast understatement! in addition to the maze, upon entering, you are greeted by christmas music—there are live performances on select nights—and may experience a light snowfall. the overall event is quite captivating!

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tickets range in price from $20–60. there are deals available online, and weeknights are, expectedly, cheaper to attend. the higher price point is for groups who would like to enjoy enchant “vip style.” you can choose to rent a suite with a delicious dinner and dessert bar, exclusive cocktails, an individual visit from/photo-op with santa, and more!

speaking of santa, he and mrs. claus, can be seen at enchant. stop by their corner for a (paid) holiday photo opportunity!

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

if you’re planning to visit enchant this season, below are a few noteworthy tips—

dress warmly:

while the event is **technically** indoors, (i.e. safeco field has a retractable roof), the outer walls are open. this setup, coupled with the ice rink, means the overall temperatures are rather chilly! this may be the perfect opportunity for you to don your santa hat or a cozy scarf and gloves.

after enjoying the maze and/or ice rink, warm up with a cup of coffee or hot coco above the field.

visit early in the evening (and if possible, stop by on a weekday):

as with any holiday activity, enchant christmas is crowded. (this may be an understatement.) critics are estimating 10,000+ visitors on weekends. the girls and i enjoyed enchant on a tuesday evening, and while it was busy, the crowds weren’t overwhelming. if you’re hoping to take family photos, please be patient.

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finish your holiday shopping:

throughout the event, there will be rotating vendors from which you can shop. you can expect to see home decor items, handmade crafts, sweet treats, and more! the girls and i were thrilled to see our dear friend—and talented jewelry maker—asa of lace & pearls jewelry among the visiting group of vendors.

getting to enchant christmas:

whether you’re coming from the north or south, if possible, take public transportation. this will alleviate potential stress caused by traffic and lack of parking. ana luiza and i were fortunate to take the link light rail and exit at king street station. we then walked the remaining few blocks to safeco field.

if you’re unable to take public transportation, you’re invited to pre-book parking. (it’s $10 on weeknights and $15 on weekends.) this will guarantee you a spot in the parking garage that adjoins the stadium.

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

enchant christmas, seattle fashion blogger, diary of this girl, holiday fun

photos by jenn from hello rigby

if you haven’t yet visited enchant christmas, fear not—there’s time! the event is open through december 30, 2018. (enjoy a discount on ticket prices on “jolly nights.” they’re listed here.) i enjoyed reading this seattle times article; it provides an honest depiction of what to expect (or perhaps, not expect) if attending. while i don’t disagree with the times’ critique, i think enchant provides a great opportunity for families to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. (just remember to dress warmly and plan for large crowds.)

and, despite visiting enchant with jenn and ana luiza, i’ll be going back with my mom, aunts, and cousins later this month. cheers to another date in the city!

p.s. jenn shared photos from enchant here; ana luiza wrote a post here.

little letters :: fourth of july edition

**little letters inspired by this post.

diary of this girl, seattle fashion blogger, fourth of july

june, where did you go? hello, july! a group of friends and i are heading to lake chelan this week, and i could not be more excited.

when packing for our trip, i made sure to include festive fourth of july attire. and no, i don’t mean a flag t-shirt—though i may or may not own one. instead, i picked out several red, white, and blue pieces to style! i love this patriotic combination and cannot wait to wear my blue and white romper (with red accessories) on the fourth.

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dear zara sale, why oh why must you always taunt me? there are so many dresses, bags, and shoes i need in my closet.

dear fourth of july, you continue to be one of my favorite holidays! any excuse to barbecue, enjoy sunshine, and wear patriotic-themed attire—yes, please!

dear iced coffee, i need you in my life. especially after a long, busy weekend.

diary of this girl, seattle fashion blogger, fourth of july

dear white sandals, i am desperate to get a hold of you. this girl is embracing 70s-inspired fashion, and white sandals are an integral component. if you have any recommendations as to where i can find white sandals for summer, please send them my way!

dear lake chelan, i can’t tell you how excited i am to visit. i look forward to basking in the sun, reading lakeside, and of course, trying out a few of the local wineries. the weather forecast looks great, too!

dear pink sprinkle doughnut (from top pot doughnuts), why oh why must you be so delicious? i miss eating you, and you are the perfect breakfast accompaniment (with coffee, of course) on any and all holidays!

diary of this girl, seattle fashion blogger, fourth of july

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photos by karya schanilec photography

tank: loft (exact here), gingham shorts: zara, denim jacket: loft, sandals: fred meyer, purse: target

do you have plans for the fourth? how do you typically celebrate? and of course, i have to ask, what do you wear? i packed this tank and short combination for lake chelan, as well as a navy blouse with stars. i hope you have a wonderful holiday!

you can read past little letters here and here.

 

 

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