Happy Monday, all! Today is the last leg of my recent journey as I share my Seattle Style: two very different days.
Our Alaskan cruise included two full days on either end in Seattle.
Mr. B had been to Seattle before…I had not. All I knew is that I was leaving one very warm city, and headed to cooler temps north.
Therefore, I expected my Seattle style would need to be for cooler weather.
I should’ve read the clues. My husband told me to expect cloudy, rainy weather and that I most likely would not get to see Mount Rainier due to cloud cover.
Well, flying in and actually throughout the two days in Seattle…I saw Mount Rainier often and no rain.
Perhaps that will set the stage for you when I begin to discuss what I was wearing for Seattle Style.
SEATTLE STYLE: DIFFERENT DAY 1
We arrived in Seattle mid-morning for Day 1.
I decided to wear my JJILL Boyfriend Jeans because I wanted to have them for a couple of potential outfits on the ship.
For comfort, I selected on top my JCP Ryegrass Top...no longer available, but I own it in two colors. It is great for travel and doesn’t wrinkle at all.
I have said before and will say one more time just how great these Easy Spirit shoes are for travel. They have been through three trips with me and I was so glad to have them.
These are the EASY SPIRIT TRAVEL TIME CLASSIC CLOGS in Woodash White Suede. I also wore them in the rain in Juneau…great shoe for many reasons.
My very red sweaty face will be addressed in one moment…not the Seattle Style I planned for.
After 5 hours of travel, which began when we got up at 2AM in San Antonio, we were starving and very much sleepless in Seattle.
The hotel recommended Tuolouse Petit Kitchen in the Queen Ann district…and this is honestly, one of the best restaurants we have ever experienced.
The chef is gifted with seasonings.
If I could bring this place home, I would.
Then we began to walk around the streets of Seattle. Mr. B really wanted to show me the Pike Place Market.
I had no idea that it would be at the top of a very tall stair climb from the pier below.
And as we walked, the temps heated up to close to 90.
Now, in San Antonio that would be a cool front, but in San Antonio, every building has air conditioning.
As I heated up in Seattle, there was no place to cool off. With less sleep and less water than I drink every day….
I came very close to a heat stroke…go figure, right?
But, I saw the flying fish market…the original Starbucks…and lots of beautiful flowers.
Yet, the entire time, I kept thinking I should’ve dressed differently.
Day 1 of Seattle Style was a bust.
SEATTLE STYLE: DIFFERENT DAY 2
The next time I saw Seattle was very early exactly one week later from the cruise ship.
It looked clear once again…no rain. So, I said…we are going to do things differently this time with my Seattle Style.
We elected to stay one more night in a hotel, and leave early on Saturday.
I am so glad we did it that way. I heard many nightmare stories about the airport on Friday as all the cruise ships docked and sent passengers on their way.
We seemed to have a much easier trip home…no lost luggage or delays such as the stories included from Friday.
I was thrilled when our hotel had a room ready for us by 10…I was exhausted from the incredible week we experienced.
Thus the reason for crazy hair and no makeup.
However, I selected this Clara Sun Woo base for its light weight cool comfort. And on top I placed a Johnny Was jacket, purchased last year in a clearance sale.
I wrote about Clara Sun Woo for Travel Clothes…and I now believe even more how great the clothes are.
The pieces roll up into tiny little balls and come out with no wrinkles at all. These pieces have the same comfort as sleepwear, and I knew would work for a warm climate.
You might have already guessed …it was sunny, but a cold wind was blowing!! I am just not good at Seattle style!
I am so glad I tossed on the Johnny Was jacket or I would have been really cold.
I decided to spend the day lounging in bed while Mr. B went out to experience more of Seattle….this was the hotel view so I thought I am experiencing it.
He did return with delicious Frans Chocolates…these are so good.
I am excited that they can be ordered online.
I did dive into the wind, and join him one more time at Toulouse Petit.
I had crab and fried green tomatoes, but his King Salmon was incredible! We highly recommend.
I think the biggest lesson for me with Seattle style is to consider there is no air conditioning in most places, and to consider the wind on the opposite end of things.
There may be no rain, but that doesn’t mean there are no elements to think about.
If there is anyone else who has advice for this city…we would love to hear.
I only have one more possible post to share from my journey, but it does not include what I wore.
If I can work it in soon, I will. I hope these posts will help some of you planning trips.
I am thankful for Clara Sun Woo and for Easy Spirit…big successes with my Seattle Style.
KEEP SMILING, EVERYONE!
By Pamela Lutrell
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