“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever.”
-Jacques Ives Cousteau
Life is crazy.
Not just your life or my life, this season or the past season but life in general! If you don’t know already I’m a #militaryspouse which at times holds it’s own special craziness- like planning a cross-country move from Washington DC to Washinton State with a six-month pitstop in Pensacola Florida. 17 days till the lease in DC ends and the first part of the road trip begins!
Life feels completely CRAZY right now.
As I write this I’m in WA and on the WC for the first time! We are house hunting for two weeks before the move to FL happens. To say I’ve fallen in love with the area would be an understatement! I can NOT wait to relocate to this charming and beautiful area of Whidbey Island. It’s covered in amazing trails, local coffee shops and stunning views- like this lighthouse.
Over the past few days of exploring, I’ve made some discoveries about how my style is going to have change when the move happens. Have you ever heard the Pacific Northwest is rainy and overcast? It’s all the truth.
Here are the top three things I know are going to be vital to my wardrobe:
I am so glad I invested in these Hunter rain boots during this year’s #NSale! So far they are the only shoes I’ve worn on the island- the non-slip bottom has kept me upright traversing across slick wooden decks and the heavy duty rubber keeps my feet super dry. Hunters are an investment but knowing the cost per wear is going to be super low and because they are quality they will last FOREVER.
2: A raincoat.
I don’t mean a little poncho or an umbrella from Target- I mean a quality raincoat that can be layered over other pieces to keep me toasty and dry year round! I have a short raincoat but I plan on finding a longer one that will keep me as dry as possible.
3: Fleece lined leggings.
I’m a legging babe. I always have been. Granted I always wear tunic length pieces over them! I don’t think my collection of regular leggings are going to cut it out here. I’m going to need to put a few pairs of fleece lined ones in my drawers to stay warm! Fortunately, they are super easy to find and just as comfy as regular leggings.
Life might always be crazy but there are beautiful sights and people to keep you grounded along the way. I’m so excited for this next step and to share the journey with you! If you live in the area and have any tips about where to go or what to wear please let me know. Happy New Week babes!
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What an amazing post doll. Love your look! Thanks for sharing this!
much love, Len
I love your wellies! I have a collection of them myself and I have a rain coat too.
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I just got my rain coat and am so happy about it! Hugs, Kait
Great post! Love a good pair of Wellies 🙂
This place looks amazing. Love this post babe!
Thanks for sharing.
Love that light house and where/how you tell your fashion story through life journey. Meanwhile; it’s spring but we are still in spring chill most of the days in Sydney, so I’m cover-up in my faux fur:
This place looks so awesome!! Loved the post!
You look so cute and the pictures are awesome!
Oh I love WA and Whidbey Island is the cutest isn’t it?! I’ve been there a few times and love it so much. You definitely have all the essentials covered! Good luck with the move.
I had no idea you are a military spouse, wow, thank you both for your service! I say both because your hubby is serving our country and you are sacrificing so much as well, thank you! I can imagine how tough it can be to pick up shop and relocate, but when it’s to a place you really love, like Whidbey Island, it’s not so bad! It looks so incredibly charming, I can’t wait for you to share more once you move. I need to get a pair of Hunters myself. Every time I’ve tried during a sale, they sell out almost immediately in black and that’s the first color I want to get. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!
This place looks amazing! Such beautiful photos! And I love that raincoat!
These photos are amazing! The place look incredible
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Thank you babe!!! I can’t get over the beauty of it! Hugs, Kait
OMG you look so cute! Love your wellies!!
Thank you gorgeous! Hugs, Kait
This looks like a lovely place. You’re right that Hunters are investment and quality should come first. Good luck on you house hunting btw. xx
Yes! You are so right- they have definitely already paid for themselves. Have a great week. Hugs, Kait
Great post!! Good luck with the move…seems like you’re already embracing it with open arms!! Will love to hear what raincoat you go with!! Looking forward to Sunday :-)))))
Yes! I definitely am! I’ll update with that later for sure. Thanks for reading babe! Hugs, Kait
Good luck with the house hunting!!! I don’t know how it’s possible, but I don’t have a pair of Hunter boots…. I need a pair desperately. I love yours!
Definitely get them on sale! It doesn’t happen often but it’s so worth the wait. Thanks for dropping by babe! Hugs, Kait
You are so cute kait, Love the pics . Happy house hunting…
Awww thank you babe! Hugs, Kait
You are the cutest! Hunters are the best!
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You are so sweet! Thanks babe. Hugs, Kait
Love your post! How exciting to get to experience so much and to get to wear your wellies all the time! I live in mine in London. And the sweet pup… so cute
Oooo I so want to visit London! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Hugs, Kait
How adorable is this post! Hope you’re having a great Monday! xoxo
You’re so sweet! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Hugs, Kait
So jealous you’re going to Florida for 6 months! Love your pup. I’m a legging girl too! That lighthouse is so pretty. You’re a doll. Xo
At this point I just want to go straight to WA! You’re the best and I’m so glad we connected babe! Hugs, Kait
Such a fun post, Kait! You are just the cutest!!
Happy Monday, love!
PS: The Gender Reveal post is now live on my blog! 🙂
Thank you babe!!! Awwww I’m going to check it out right now! I’m so excited for you babe. Hugs, Kait
1.) Love the new Hunters.
2.) Don’t love that you are moving.
3.) Still love you anyways.
4.) I am still upset that you are moving.
5.) I don’t think I’ll get over it…
1: Me too!
2: I don’t love that I’m moving away from you.
3: I still love you too!
4: I’m still upset about leaving you!
5: I definitely won’t get over that!
Such a beautiful place! Great post!
Thank you babe! Hugs, Kait