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Week in iPhone Pictures: Pastries and Chanel!

5:00 AM

The last few weeks have been crazy but good.  I'm not traveling for work as much so I've been able to enjoy my time at home, catch up with friends and spend lots of fun times with hubs and the dogs.  As usual, always taking pictures on my iPhone along the way so just wanted to share my week with you guys!  (I think these pics span the past 2 weeks).

So my "no sugar" thing didn't last too long.  Ah, what can I say?  I'm weak to pastries and doughnuts!  Top Pot doughnuts are amongst the best (I tell everyone that visits to go there and everyone thanks me later, even those who aren't a fan of doughnuts!)  The maple bar was hubs' pick and I went for the blueberry glaze.  A morning spent at Macrina Bakery is the start of a good day! (In the picture is an Italian Plum Roll... yummy!)

But, don't worry, I'm not gorging on pastries only, I'm eating other yummy food too! :)  Our recent trips to Serious Pie (fancy wood fired pizza?  Yes please!) inspired me to make my own version of their soft egg pizza (that is TDF if you ever go there, get that one).  How I make it: start with a whole wheat tortilla, brush with olive oil.  Top with a mix of cheeses, 2 slices of cooked bacon (turkey bacon if you want to be healthy or ham/canadian bacon) and 2 eggs.  Pop into the oven preheated at 475 for 6-8 minutes (watch it! it cooks fast! if you like your eggs a little runny I find that the 7 minute mark is perfect) take it out, top it with arugula, grate some fresh Parmesan on the top and voila, a fabulous meal for breakfast OR dinner!  I consider it the "healthy" version since you can control how much cheese and bacon you put on it as well as using the whole wheat tortilla.  With the whole wheat tortilla you'd think it wouldn't taste as good but it actually tastes great!  You can't even tell it's whole wheat.  (I get them at Trader Joe's)
I don't drink beer often (I'm a wine girl through and through) but hubs has introduced me to the world of GOOD beer (yes, it's true, not everything tastes like Bud Light) so I indulge in a brewskie every once in awhile (but I never drink the whole thing).  Hubs made a perfect half and half for us to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.  One thing that I've completely cut out of my diet (successfully) is chips, crackers and anything that is considered "junk food".  All the store bought ones are just filled with bad stuff but I had a hankering for some crackers so I looked up a few recipes, stumbled upon homemade wheat thins and was delighted to find that they taste exactly like store bought wheat thins!  I also make tortilla chips with the whole wheat tortillas and they are so easy and delicious!  On a related note - I've been baking a lot of things with whole wheat flour - scones, biscuits, etc... and it doesn't make a difference in the taste.  It's great knowing that you don't have to use the bad white flour for everything.  (On cookies it does affect the taste.)

What I wore to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our local Irish pub.  A tank top and jeweled earrings were the only things in my closet that were green.  But my Zoya Intimate Collection polish had arrived the day before so I put on a fun mix of green, gold and glitter!  Wearing: Zoya Gemma, Jules and China Glaze Medallion which is my favorite gold glitter polish.

A promotion at works means a new bag for me.  Yay!  I've been promising myself a new Chanel bag since last year and kept on putting it off.  With the promotion and now that our taxes are done I felt like it was finally time.  I was running errands all day long (literally running around - that's why I'm wearing flats) when I remembered it was Triple Points time at Nordstrom.  I left the post office and immediately went to Nordstrom.  (Downtown Seattle Nordy's is one of the few that has it's own Chanel boutique)  I marched into the Chanel boutique and promptly asked to see about a million bags.  I settled on the 3 below and I swear took me an HOUR deciding which one to buy.  I didn't have my husband with me (basketball was on - I couldn't tear him away but I preferred to shop alone anyway so I could take my time) so I was texting him and a few of my BFF's the entire hour sending them pictures and asking for their advice.  I loved all 3 and in the end I picked out the one on the left.  It's BEAUTIFUL and the leather is TDF.  So happy! :)  I'll tell you though, I am so tempted to go back in there and get the others too but I'm holding back for now...  I don't know if I'll do a post on my new purse (should I?  do you want to see it?) If anything I'm sure it'll show up in a future lookbook!
(I took way more pictures than just these 3!  The SA was so patient with me!)

And a few outfits that I snapped that didn't get lookbook shots.  The one on the left was me trying to decide if I should keep the Miu Miu bag that I had just bought.  In the end, I decided it was just too big and overwhelmed my frame so it went back.  It is such a beautiful bag though, for those of you that are taller than me (5'2") I totally recommend it!  Just look how good it looks on the model!  Also, I'm wearing the J Crew Pipette Cargo Pant and I love them!  I haven't been able to find a cargo pant that looked good on me until these.  They are fab and on sale now! On the right - I must've been in a patriotic mood in my red/white striped blazer and blue paper bag skirt!  Added the vintage necklace to try and distract from the fact that I was a walking American flag.  LOL!

That's it!  So how's your week going?  Anything exciting to share?  I'd love to hear!  I've had a few of you ask if you could steal this idea for your blog and of course!  I'd love to see your week in photos, send me the link if you do!

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  1. I am seriously in love with this post!
    I don't know Tiffany, I think you just are one of my biggest inspirations.
    <3 Nicole Lisa

  2. ahhh Chanel, how I adore thee!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

  3. Congratz on a promotion and you definitely deserved a bag!
    Cute photos. I want all that food :)


  4. i'm so envious of your chanel. when will ever get one. i love donuts too. those looks so yummy! Although, i don't comment regularly. i read your every post. i subscribed via email though. thanks tiffany!

  5. I agree with you! the bag ais a bit daunting for your petite frame!

  6. Your hair looks amazing...I'm really loving the new cut. Are you using a flat iron to get waves or a curling iron? Would love to see a post on how you've adapted to the shorter do!

  7. Pretty Pretty! I am always snapping away on my iPhone, people probably thing I'm nuts! I'm glad you're keeping that Miu Miu bag, it's beautiful! xo


  8. dah that looks like chanel heaven! HAH those pastries and coffee look ah-mazing, I could really go for some of that right about now =)

  9. Pastries and Chanel...I seriously don't think that there will ever be a more scrummy combination than that!

    LOVING these pictures - you always look amazing, Tiffany!! :)

  10. Hi Tiffany! :D congrats on your promotion and your new Chanel :) Yes indeedy I would love to read a post on the new bag (if you have the time, that is)

  11. I am LOVING your casual outfits! The bow flats are just super cute!

    Congrats on your promotion and you picked out a beautiful Chanel :)

  12. Congrats on your promotion... Yes, do a post on your new chanel bag...

  13. I loved seeing more photos of your hair Tiffany! It's so pretty, and even though I know it was a big change for you to go from long hair to short hair it's inspired me to take the plunge and make an appointment to cut off my long locks!

    P.S. How long is your hair uncurled now?

  14. Pastries and Chanel! What could be better. The bags are beautiful !! And I love your Jcrew cargos...look really cute on you!!


  15. Congrats on the promotion! And of course you should do a post on the new bag! ::drool:: If you took the MIU MIU back that means those funds can go to another Chanel. ;)

    (Couture and Crayons)

  16. This post was super long but I loved it!! So interesting.

    I loooove the blazer in your last photo - have we seen that before? Beautiful!

    SO exciting about the Chanel bag. I think you picked the best one. WOW. BEAUTIFUL. And yes, I think it deserves it's own post. Anything worth that much deserves it's own post! :P

    Congrats on the promotion, T :)

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  17. congrats on your promotion, Tiffany! the bag was well deserved! :)

    i love your week of photos and always say i'll bring myself to do one but i can never remember to take a picture! lol.

  18. So cool you're having more time to enjoy some delish food, never heard of soft egg pizza before, sounds reaaallly tasty! ... Was so thrilled when you tweeted those heavenly Chanel's, and speaking of twitter I read yesterday the hubs is sick, hope he gets better soon, take care of him!

    <3 Cess O.

  19. Good choice with the Chanel! And even better that you were able to get the triple bonus points on it :)

    I'm totally craving a top pot maple bar right now. ACKKK.. I'm supposed to be trying to cut down on my sugar consumption. Not going too well!

    Congrats on the promotion!

  20. PLEASE do a post on the new Chanel :) Actually a post on your Chanel collection would be amazing!

  21. Congratulations on your promotion! And i wholeheartedly agree with the last comment, a post on your Chanel collection would MAKE MY DAY!

  22. omg so much to comment about this post.

    1. congrats on your promotion.. you SOOOO deserve a new purse!!!


    3. LOVE blueberry and maple doughnuts!

    4. your pizza and homemade wheat thins look SO YUMMY!

    5. i seriously heart the flats you are wearing in that picture of you modeling the chanel bags in


    6. LOVE your green sparkly nails!

    oh and i just need to reiterate we need to see your entire bag collection.. so we can all drool hahha. pleaseeeee??? :)

  23. Hi Tiffany,

    Congrats on your promotion. Boy I admire you so much...you're still very young yet you're moving up so fast. If you have any tips for us, please do share :) I'm trying to climb the corporate ladder too hehe.

    By the way, I love all the Chanel. The one in the middle looks like a good size for work. Do you remember the name of that bag? Thanks. :)

  24. Great photos, and what an adorable new bag! I love it. I also love the post about food - yum! =)

  25. @Nicole Lisa aww thanks Nicole Lisa! that is so nice of you to say. I can't wait to meet you when you get to Seattle!

  26. @mayen thanks for your comment and appreciate you reading my blog! :)

  27. @A Fine Balance Yeah, I pulled it out and was like "woh, this is huge!" the pictures made it seem a lot smaller but I didn't bother reading the measurements which I guess I should have.

  28. @S Thanks! I use both flat iron and curling iron, just whatever I feel like that day. I'll try to do a post soon on styling my shorter do!

  29. @Brittany - Try It On Me hahaha, I whip out my iPhone so much for pictures, it's ridiculous. But I love having them on my phone to remember even the smallest things so it's worth it!

  30. @elleandish Thanks J! And thanks for your feedback, I may end up putting together a post after all.

  31. @Stephie Thanks Stephie! The bow flats are one of my favorite "errand" shoes just because they are so darn cute!

  32. @Anonymous thanks! Yes, some days I wake up and still hate it but getting more used to styling it. I'm glad that you are taking the plunge too! The one thing that I really am glad about is that my hair is healthy again which is worth the chop!

    Uncurled, it's just below the shoulders, maybe like an inch and a half.

  33. @A.Co You know, I'm not sure I have worn that blazer on the blog before. It's one that I wear to work but I guess I forget to take pictures when I wear it.

    I will do a post on the bag, thanks for your feedback! :)

  34. @Youa :) I'd love to see yours if you ever do it!

  35. @CessOviedo Yes, the restaurant has very unusual but tasty pizza toppings.

    Hubs is much better today, thanks for asking!

  36. @kimmie Triple Bonus Points was awesome! I knew I had to get the Chanel then! I <3 my Nordstrom card :)

    Good luck with the sugar thing, didn't last too long for me. LOL!

  37. @Katie Thanks for your feedback, I will do one soon! And I'll think about doing a Chanel collection post... a tad apprehensive about it but will think about it! :)

  38. @Elizabeth Thanks Elizabeth! Hehe, I will definitely think about it!

  39. @Lisa just one sentence for you: YOU are AWESOME!

    haha, <3 you girl! thanks!

  40. @Sunshine Hi Sunshine! Thank you! Hard work and making good connections with influential people are the two factors that I've had luck with in my career.

    The middle one is the brand new tote that just came out. I can not remember the name but it comes in a pretty beige too. And the bottom zips up or out so you can expand the bag. It's a really neat bag! The SA said it was one of the few left in the company so if you like it call the Seattle Nordstrom to see if they can ship it to you! (price point is $2350 if I remember correctly)

  41. congratulations on your promotion!! just wondering you work in post office?

  42. @fanny oh no, I don't work at the post office :) Didn't meant for it to come off that way. I was running errands that day and had just been at the post office to mail out some stuff and then went to Nordstrom (which is only a few blocks away).

    I work at a consulting firm. :)

  43. I love your hair in the photo with the Miu Miu bag! And you should definitely do a post on the new Chanel!!

    - Kelsey

  44. I die over the Chanel Bag-Fabulous choice! And I am extremely jealous of your Nordies-if my local had a Chanel Boutique, I might be in some trouble :)

    Chelsea at Haute Child in the City (http://www.redsoledfashionista.blogspot.com/)

  45. thanks for sharing this week post idea to your readers. will try to do one for my blog one of these days.
    Chanel is really TDF! congrats on ur promotion, im sure u deserve it (an ur new purse!)


  46. Dear Tiffany,

    Please give me some of those pastries :O*** They look so delicious :D

    And I L O V E that Miu Miu bag. I wanted to get the pale/rose pink. So beautiful


  47. Living vicariously through your quest for a new Chanel bag. Lovely (and TRIPLE points - holy cow I have to go to Nordys...). Congrats on your promotion.
    Next time I'm up in Seattle I have to try Top Pot. I have a lot of friends up there and they all rave about it.

  48. Thanks so much Tiffany for your answer! Hopefully my hair will turn out as good as yours.

  49. awesome post!!!
    love your style!!
    follow u now!


  50. Congrats on the promotion and I LOVED this post! I'm going to go re-read it and drool over your bags... and gorgeous hair too! :)

  51. Congrats on the promotion!!!!!! I so wanna see the Chanel, who wouldn't - Corbyn

  52. Ummm yes girl you must post all your new handbags... it is so fun to see all the great items you purchase! {I am living on a budget,saving for our adoption so I LOVE checking out your stuff}.
    Congrats on the promotion! Very exciting. You seem like such a hard little worker so I agree a new handbag was indeed needed!

  53. OMG TIFFANY, THE CHANEL!!!!!!!!! I love the one you ended up picking. So jealous ;) And I especially love this post because it's full of all the things I love: food, designer handbags, and clothes.

    xo, alison*elle

  54. lucky girl! good choice with the chanel-i agree that the miu miu was too big for you. and yes, you should do a post on all your bags so we can live vicariously through you :)

    The Classy Confidante

  55. Congrats on your new bag, it's BEAUTIFUL! :)
    And I'd very like to see a post on it.
    I have always been dreaming of my own Chanel it's so chic I just can't afford it :(

    Lots of love to you,

  56. It looks like someone had a ball of a time for the past 2 weeks;-) Yum...the sound of maple bar is makin me drool,lol and a promo eh!? big congrats!!!

    and omg, happy to hear you got a Chanel bag! i think all women that's into fashion and can afford it, should defo own one! i'm still tryin to get there,hahaha.

    I have to say, i like the one that you bought!!! I also like the one in the middle:) Cant wait to see you with your Chanel bag in your outfit post:D

    Enjoy your Sunday Tiffany!!!


  57. YUM I wish we had Top Pot here. I am now craving a maple old-fashion donut. No other one compares. And Macrina Bakery is my 2nd fave place. I used to live around the corner from Macrina in Belltown and they have the best breakfast stratta. YUM. Lots of memories came rushing in just from these pics.

  58. @Chelsea I try not to go in there too often or else I'm too tempted to buy something every time!

  59. @Richelle The rose pink is gorgeous. I have my eye on the bow bag so I might end up getting that one instead.

  60. @Emily yes! put it on your list of things to do! :) Top Pot is the best!

  61. @cinzee I gotta say, I'm thisclose to walking into Nordy's and buying that middle bag too! It was such a nice size tote. Can you tell it was a hard decision for me? :)

  62. @Fashion Therapist I'm glad you know and appreciate the yumminess of these two places. They are places that I will think of when/if I move away from Seattle!

  63. love the chanel you picked! and serious pie is soo good. the truffle one is insane! =d also love macrina bakery. we're so lucky to live in a city with so much good food!

  64. Hi! I was just wondering if you use a special photo app on your iPhone to take these amazing pictures? If so, could you please tell me which one? Thanks!! Ps, CONGRATS on the promotion!! :)

  65. @Lexie I didn't use an app for any of these photos. Just snapped them straight from the iPhone camera and then did some light editing of the colors in photoshop.

    I do however, recommend the Cross Process iPhone app. It's my favorite!



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