Seattle’s Best

After landing in Seattle and checking in at my hotel, I immediately went out to explore the city!

Natalia? I’m okay with that.

Natalie + Camera + Hotel Room = too much fun in front of the mirror!

Stayed at Hotel Max, in the heart of Seattle. Perfect location and a great view from my room.

I met up with the lovely Chelsea Lankford of the blog Zipped! Here we are taking a bathroom break after walking about in the drizzling rain!

We couldn’t decide on ordering normal fries or sweet potato fries. The only solution, GET BOTH. yum!

There is a wall completely covered in Gum!! “stuck on you”

On the way to Pike Place Market!

Scary man approaching from behind! haha!! I have a feeling he wanted to be in the shot.

Chelsea looking all beautiful. I absolutely loved taking photos of her. Her style is so classic, simple, and completely cool. She is definitely the ultimate Seattlite!

Exploring the Pike Place Market:

Too many friendly, stylish folks walking about!

What I wore from the plane to the streets: Vintage wool coat and cashmere sweater, H&M button-up, Jeans c/o Big Star, Cole Haan boots, Bally bag

Beautiful soft afternoon light. I love this photo of Chelsea!

Dicks. Apparently it is the In-n-Out of Seattle! But really, is anything as tasty as In-n-Out? But being from California, I’m completely biased.

Out on the town with one of my very good friends from high school, Allegra Rege. She now studying Production Design at Cornish School of the Arts, which was surprisingly only 2 blocks from my hotel! I love her quirky, “city” style!

Work at 8:30 a.m. at Nordstrom studios! Being spoiled with a Vanilla latte and spinach egg wrap! mmmmmmm.

I was flown out to Seattle, Washington on Tuesday afternoon to shoot for Nordstrom. By the time I arrived it was drizzling, gloomy, and totally giving off a Twilight kind of vibe. Although the weather wasn’t exactly perky, I had the time of my life exploring the streets of Seattle with fellow blogger, Chelsea Lankford of Zipped. We have been reading each others blogs for quite some time now and when I found out about my modeling gig in Seattle, I thought it’d be the perfect time to meet up! She is so much fun and just such a genuinely nice and sweet girl! Thankfully, she had the day off work and so she took me to Pike Place Market which was just a short walk from my hotel. It was absolutely beautiful. The water, the people… everything was just so refreshing, and more so due to the clean air that comes with tons of rain. I had the best time snapping away with my camera, finally used to working Manual mode on my camera (I can’t imagine shooting any other way. Being completely in control of all aspects makes for the best shots). I got to take plenty of shots of Chelsea which was so great! What I love most about bloggers is they really don’t mind getting their picture taken. Total naturals in front of the camera. I’m currently itching to shoot more friends. And so that night I photographed one of my best friends, Allegra Rege, who attends Cornish School of the Arts, as we met up for sushi and a movie. We walked all the way up Capitol Hill, where she introduced me to the cutest little cafes and vintage shops all while I snapped away with the camera. Gaaah, it was SO MUCH FUN. Just getting to see an old face again was so refreshing. I can’t stop laughing when I’m with her. It’s like time never passed. We ended seeing a very late screening of Blue Valentine in a completely empty theatre (it was hilarious being able to just laugh/talk as loud as you want b/c there’s no one there to tell you otherwise!) Capitol Hill is definitely one of the places I plan on visiting again sometime during the day when all the shops/art galleries are open! I had the best time in Seattle meeting up with an old friend, making a new one, and shooting for one of my favorite department stores! Can’t wait to work in the city again. It was a dream!

168 Responses to Seattle’s Best

  1. Natalie Liao says:

    I loove your wool coat, Natalie!
    It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun!
    Keep doing what you love!
    I’m definitely looking forward to more of your posts for when you travel again 🙂
    xx natalie

  2. Haru says:

    Great and fun post Natalia!! (haha) 😀 Love it!
    I’m so impressed you use manual mode and take those beautiful photos!! I’ve had my own DSLR for a while now, but still always using ‘auto’ for focus and almost everything… hmmm I should start to try HARD to get used to manual mode and know about more camera skill!
    AHHH I REALLY want a blogger friend with me here in Osaka!! So that I wouldn’t seem strange with carrying a big camera for a girl and taking pictures everytime I find something interesting… or I wouldn’t need to hesitate to ask a friend to take a full-body photo of me! 😛 hehe
    HMMM there’s only my twin sister (not blogger though :P) for now.

    oh, sorry for the loooong comment!

    Haru x

  3. Emily Anne says:

    i LOVE seattle. so beautiful.
    i can’t wait to see your modeling photos.
    you are so incredibly gorgeous.
    oh and i love the red jacket, it’s on my to buy list, well not that one, just in general!

  4. Rebecca says:

    wowsa! The city is gorgeous!
    I love your red jacket, the gum wall, the walls with postersss!
    yummy sweet potato fries! It looks like so much fun I am very jealous 😀

  5. Simuša says:

    You look always so nice, how do you do it? 🙂
    You bought nice flowers, one time, i’ll be a flower woman.
    In your country we don’t have name called Natalie, we just have Natalia (but i think Natalie is nicer!)
    That’s all 🙂

    Kisses from Slovakia (hope you read everyone comment 😉 )

  6. Absolutely Mrs. K says:

    the weather is wet and cold, but you are giving the city a lot of warmth. It is so delightful to see you walking around, it brightens up the most rainy day. I am in love with the red coat because of the buttons. Gorgeous the way you combined it with simple black leggings. Fast-food, everybody body knows it is not a good idea, but it makes you happy once in a while. I am so in love with the bag, big and beautiful

  7. The Fancy Teacup says:

    Seattle is such a lovely city; I love visiting there. And Pike Place Market is such a neat place to hang out. (I’m pretty biased about In n’ Out too though.)

    I’m glad you had a lot of fun with the other blogger gals. Your hotel room is so minimalistic and modern with a fantastic view. The poppy red shade of the coat is beautiful on you as well!
    much love.

  8. Camille says:

    yay! i love the travel post! there was a total Seattle vibe there and a feeling as though you brought your readers on the trip with you. and that vintage jacket was the perfect choice to accompany you on your travels… 🙂

  9. Julie Iliana says:

    ahhh!! you’ve taken great shots of a city that I’m dying to visit since forever!! it looks so much fun too 🙂 you take amazing pictures, and I especially love the one with the old man in the background haha!! your red coat is amazing too!! I could comment on every single thing 🙂 beautiful!!


  10. Caroline says:

    You guys looked like you had so much fun! I love these photos. I’ve never made it over to that part of the west coast. The color of your coat is absolutely gorgeous! Such a pop.

  11. Lainey says:

    Aww, I’ve always wanted to go to Seattle. I love that kind of gloomy, rainy weather. And it’s so artsy. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! We still need to do our LA blogger meet up with Dy and Jules! 🙂

  12. Anaivilo says:

    I am sure you had a great time! It’s always so nice to meet up with a blogger, it feels more real 😀
    I loved your outfit, the touch of color really makes a great effect 😉

  13. Jane says:

    I’m glad you got to enjoy the treasures of the city I live in! (:
    Seattle is really lovely, even if it does rain more than it shines 😛
    It’s awesome that you liked it.

  14. Chelsea Lane says:

    so glad you got to go to cap.hill! long walk no? 😉 such a cool neighborhood (although lots of hipsters haha) allegra is adorable. love the natalia suarez note and the nordstrom studio shot! I have a serious love of nordstrom and seeing the studio almost gives me goosebumps..hehe. meeeess youuu!


  15. moderngirl says:

    you were in seattle?! wow, i wish i could have met you! next time, you visit, hit me up! i will take you to all the yummy spots. i have to admit that in-n-out is better than dicks though, but we do have other burger joints that will knock your socks out.


  16. Kathleen Carla. says:

    i absolutely LOVEE your red coat!! it’s a beautiful color on you. LOL, and i love the pic of the random guy in the back of you! haha, never had that happen…yet. :p looks like you two had such a fun time! aw glad you had fun in Seattle, and your best friend is so chic! You def hung out with such stylish and fun ppl ;).
    Hope you have an amazing weekend girl!

    <3, Kathleen.

  17. Sophi says:

    I love Chelsea! She is such a sweetie, and her style really is perfect.

    Seattle is my home away from home. I’ve spent a lot of time there since almost all of my extended family lives in Washington state. My dad grew up there–he actually went to school with the Nordstrom children!

    Your photos capture the city’s vibe perfectly, and you, of course, look absolutely gorgeous.

    I’m a big fan of the Aperture priority mode myself, since I usually just go with the exposure the camera tells me minus/plus a couple stops with the exposure compensation wheel. But I can’t imagine shooting full auto, that’s for sure!


  18. t.g.s says:

    thanks for your comment! i haven’t been on your blog for such a long time and i’m sorry for that, i’ve been busy busy busy but i look forward to going through your previous posts
    i love the photo of you in the bathroom, it really is the best place to take pictures haha and it seems like you had a great time, hope you’re enjoying yourself

  19. Christina says:

    thanks so much for the lovely comment you left. i love your blog & am currently combing through your posts. so fun! im your newest follower.


  20. Baro Lucas says:

    I see as freeloaders, Natalie, Natalie, I have a friend named like you and like you is so bon vivant. I really liked this post, I see a lot of fun and it shows you p…

    I want you to go through my blog, that’s why I told you that but I get angry and can not breathe!


  21. Ashley says:

    I can’t wait to see you on the Nordstrom website.

    I LOVE nordstrom… I work there (in the credit card department).

    Glad to know they spoiled you with treats!

  22. cozbi hultz says:

    I SOOOOOO wish I could have met up with you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!! C and I have been trying to meet up!!! PLEASE come back to seattle asap!!! I’d love love love to shoot you; very spunky look which i heart!

    would love to hear from you; i’m for sure adding you to my blogrole!!!


  23. PIX says:

    Hi Natalia!
    I know you receive so many comments that you don’t have time to answer them..but I just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog, and would you like to become my follower?
    I’m of course following you now, as this blog is amazing, you are beautiful (as my boyfriend sit near to me is saying too) 🙂
    And this hotel room seems fantastic!!
    You must have had a really good time in Seattle 🙂
    Hope to hear you soon!
    Anna, from Genoa


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