Ok, I don't typically think of myself as a grunge kind of gal, but Seattle shopping really spoke to me. I discovered so many cute shops, interesting local designers and artists. Here are a few of my faves (some that I could afford and snapped up, and some that I'll save for later).
Wooden Ships Knitwear: cute sweaters, scarves and hats... but I took home the warm, knit fingerless 3/4 mittens. I feel like a cozy, chic hobo in them. I bought mine at Fini near Pike's Market.
Kimberly Baker Jewelry in Fremont where I was equally enamored with the owners Boston Terrier as I was with her funky Indian and Octopus rings, dainty jewelry that incorporated hearts and grenades, and horoscope necklaces.
Dolce Vita in Ballard: I snapped up the over the knee Eva boots here and a pair of fleece lined tights (I know!!! Who knew fleece lined tights exisited!!), but I was equally smitten with plum leather flats with zipper rosettes and an array of not too delicate booties. Definitely not the best photo of the boots but here's me in the boots and tights.
Joy Street by Shannon Koszyk in Fremont was having an amazing sale where I snapped up a star studded thick brown belt and two soft as cashmere burnout t-shirts.
Last but not least, Les Amis... where I fell in love with dainty party frocks and an array of amazing options from bold named designers. Alas, my budget did not commit, but I'll definitely be back.