Cherry Pie Bake-Off with High 5 Pie

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This past Sunday, I went to watch my BFF, B, compete in his first cherry pie bake-off. There were nine pies total, and a whole lot of talent. The contestants included pastry chefs (B, being one of them!), and people who liked to bake for fun. There were traditional cherry pies, white chocolate and bourbon pies, deep-dish, and chile chocolate pies. B impressed us by taking home 2nd place!

Thanks to High 5 Pie for hosting the event! If any of you are looking for a place to enjoy a nice slice of pie (or two!), this is your spot. With a vintage aesthetic, and incredibly friendly staff, you'll be guaranteed to have a good time.

Find more photos from this event on my Instagram: @sweatshirtdressshirt.

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cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

cherry pie competition at high 5 pie, high 5 pie capitol hill seattle

Let's Get Technical // 21

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Happy Monday! This week's free wallpaper was inspired by one of my favorite pieces of advice. As I've gotten older, I've realized one of the most difficult skills to learn is to be able to accept things you cannot control. I mean, wouldn't it be easy if we could all just move on from tough situations? Yeah... if only life were that simple.

Download this week's free wallpaper here, or simply save the image above.
View previously featured wallpapers here.

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Let's Get Technical // 20

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After working on a few graphic design projects for one of my co-workers, I was inspired start making wallpapers again. For a while, I was really good at producing a new one each week, but then life got hectic. Things are getting better now that it's summer. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!

This week's free wallpaper was incorporates colors from this season's trends in clothing: contrasting shades, like nudes and darks, combined with a splash of neon.

Download this week's free wallpaper here, or simply save the image above. Enjoy!

Note: This wallpaper is compatible with any phone. Not just iPhones. :)

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Pizza Nails

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I'm not going to lie. I painted these pizza nails last night on a whim, and totally neglected to take photos. One, because I didn't think of it until it was too late, and two, the lighting wasn't ideal. I did, however, find this fantastic tutorial for you all. The only things I would do differently:

- Use tape to get your perfect triangle, instead of free-handing it. If you do this, you can skip the outlining step with the white polish. To prevent raised edges, take the tape off while the nail polish is wet.

-For a more realistic cheese look, take a sponge, and dab a light layer of light orange polish over your yellow polish. After dipping your sponge in nail polish, be sure to blot it on a piece of scratch paper before applying it to your nail.

Good luck!

Anthropologie 'Strata' Dress Dupe

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A few weeks ago, I spotted Anthropologie's 'Strata' dress on Instagram. It was everything I wanted-- black and white, short, and most importantly... it had stripes on it. There was, however, one small problem. It was $198. Lucky for me, during Memorial Day weekend, I came across this dress by Bar III at Macy's. It was originally $79, and I got for $60 with a coupon. Later that day, I decided to find it online, to see if I could get it for cheaper. Macy's had it listed on their website for a little over $40... nearly 50% off! I took it in, got the discount, and never looked back.

The dress is currently $64.99, but if you're a Macy's cardholder, there are always coupons. Always! Especially here.

Good luck, and may all of your striped-dress dreams be fulfilled. :)

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