I took a bus detour to the Zara downtown Seattle on Friday last week in hope to find the NYE outfit to wear. It was one of the slowest days at work when everyone was off on vacation and I got to take a half day off early. I ended up buying this green A-line faux suede skirt in the sale for $40. I would not normally pay that much for a faux leather skirt, but it had a nice fit and the color I liked.  As you can see, it is short enough to leave a good bare portion of my thighs when worn with the boots. Until this day, I have yet to find the one A-line skirt that fits me perfectly at the waist since I have a smaller waist compared to my hip and thighs. Trust me, having a smaller waist is not always the best ideal body type as many of you might think. I have to alter, specifically take-it-in at the waists of the many of my bottoms, pants, and skirts. you name it! I hope with the New Year spirit, I might find some motivations to hit the gym more often hoping to slim down the thighs and pump up that butt area.

By the way, how was your New Year? Did you go out or stay in this NYE? My boyfriend and I just went with the flow in terms of what to do this past NYE. We walked in and got a few nos at some bars in the Ballard area, so we drove down to Freemont instead. We settled for some tacos at Red Star since there was no reservations nor tickets required. And to my surprise, the food was amazing! We decided to watch fireworks at Gas Work this year which was a bad idea either. Parking was tough, and the park was quite full with about 2k people at least. It was quite a far distance for fireworks from the Space Needle, but people were lighting lanterns so that was cute! The lanterns along with the lights reflected on the water from the city skyline reminded me of a scene in Rapunzel movie. I ended up wearing pants that night instead since I knew that I would be walking and being outside for awhile. And I am digging this salmon and green color combo so much right now!

Earlier that NYE day, we walked downtown and took advantage of a few short hours of sunlight. We got lucky to have such temperate winter weather here. These photos were shot around noon, with stronger and higher direct beams of sunlight. Noon lighting in the winter made such a huge difference in downtown architectures and buildings.


the salmon top: Topshop here

the A-line green skirt: Zara here

the glasses: Warby Parker here

the over-the-knee boots: Stuart Weitzman here

the jacket: BCBG MAXazria (5 years old, similar ones linked below)

the bag: Gucci (bought the last one in store at Nordstrom last year, similar ones linked below)


Thanks for reading!

as always | stay inspired

An Trieu

Photos by: Toan Chu