Sep 10, 2018

Seattle Shop Local Guide: 10 things you need from Moorea Seal this season

Fall fashion is officially here and to celebrate the shift in seasons, Seattle boutique Moorea Seal hosted an in-store runway show on Friday night for fans. The showcase featured a variety of versatile looks including cable knit sweaters paired with trousers, slip dresses layered under cozy knit cardigans, plaid dresses paired with berets, jumpsuits, and swoon-worthy ankle boots and accessories.

For those of you who are new to the Moorea Seal brand, there are a few things you should know. The first is that Moorea is a total boss babe who started developing her unique sense of style on Pinterest back in 2011. She rapidly gained nearly 250k followers and opened a brick-and-mortar boutique in Belltown several years later to bring her Pinterest boards to life. Fast forward to 2018 and the store has now been in its new downtown Seattle location for just a little over a year, delighting both global travelers and stylish Seattleites. The assortment of products has also expanded over the years to include apparel, shoes, men's accessories, beauty, and more.

And because we always want to inspire you to shop locally, here's our round-up of 10 fall must-haves from Moorea Seal.

This plaid midi dress is versatile and easy to wear with just about anything. You can dress it up with heels or boots, or go casual with sneakers (as shown above). Wear it with a turtleneck on cold days, or wear it alone under a sweater on days when the sun is shining and you want to show a little skin.

As a fashion blogger, I love to dress up but I also live for fall days when all that's on the agenda is a cozy black sweatshirt, jeans, dark sunglasses, and a pair of slip on shoes. This Visionary sweatshirt perfectly fits the bill. You'll wear it all season long and love every moment wrapped in its ultra-soft interior.

For casual Fridays or any day of the week that seems appropriate for rock-and-roll jeans, I highly recommend this pair of high rise crop denim that beautifully grazes the ankle and of course, highlights a killer pair of shoes.

Prints are big this season which gives even the reluctant fashion fans a reason to have a full-length leopard print coat. This coat actually hits two trends in one, print and texture. Get ready for full stimulation overload.

In case you've been living under a rock, trousers are IN this season. As in, you probably need more than one pair. We love this wide-leg trouser with bow detail from Native Youth. The color is neutral and the outfit combinations are endless.

If regular bags aren't your jam, this vegan leather O Ring backpack is a perfect compromise. This backpack has a minimalist design, clean lines, and a magnetic closure.

When these Dolce Vita booties with snakeskin heels went down the runway on Friday night the crowd let out a collective sigh of delight. There's no question that these boots are a must-have for the season and we also love the fact that they're from a cool local brand.
If you love statement accessories, you'll agree that there's something magical about this Empress Ring by The Fox and Stone, available at Moorea Seal. The ring features a rose gold-plated band and an irregular shaped opal. You might also be surprised to learn that this ring was handmade in Ephrata, Washington. It's ok if you have to google where that is. We did too.
There's nothing I love more than when local stores carry local brands. Here at Sydney Loves Fashion community is something we take very seriously. We're all in this together, so when local stores support local brands, everyone wins. I was delighted to see VEQUE rouge nail polish stocked on the shelves of Moorea Seal. This great local brand has an array of gorgeous colors that are non-toxic and made in the USA.
Last but not least, everyone needs a beautiful notebook to jot down inspirational words and action plans for the season ahead. Yes, I'm a Virgo and I love making plans and executing ideas. Naturally, I also love notebooks. In fact, I would go so far as to say there isn't anything more inspirational than a blank piece of paper because life's possibilities are endless. Go get 'em tiger!

Moorea Seal 
1012 First Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98104


Sep 5, 2018

Everything you need to know about the Moorea Seal runway show

Let the fall fashion festivities begin! 

New York Fashion Week may be just around the corner but local fashion fans can kick-off the season in style this Friday with Moorea Seal and Cone + Steiner. The two local brands have partnered on a special runway show that will feature head-to-toe fall fashion looks from brands including UZI, Morning Siren, 3rd Season, Baggu, Baleen, Dolce Vita, and many more. "Fashion is about independence and self-expression," says Crystal Dome, store manager at Moorea Seal, "We want our clients to see themselves on the runway, and feel connected to the freedom and creativity that fashion provides."

The goal of the runway show is to spotlight fall fashion from indie designers and makers while also getting the local fashion community excited about the season ahead. For fall 2018, Moorea Seal will focus on a  variety of trends including bright colors, luxe textures, prints, gender-neutral styling, and creative layering. There's something for everyone in the product mix and don't worry guys, Moorea Seal has you covered too with bags, dopp kits, wallets, and more.

The evening will also include a fashion-forward raffle with prize packs from hosts Moorea Seal and Cone + Steiner, an overnight stay at the Alexis Hotel, an overnight stay at the Seattle Hilton Hotel, and more. Guest who purchase tickets to the event will be automatically entered to win.

Tickets to the event are $25 and include a limited-edition tote bag, raffle entry, light bites and decadent desserts by some of Seattle's best indie treat makers, music by DJ RazberryBerretta, and access to a private VIP shopping experience. Don't miss your chance to kick off the fall fashion season with Moorea Seal and Cone + Steiner. We will be there too, so come say hi!

What: Moorea Seal x Cone + Steiner Fashion Show
When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Where: Moorea Seal 1012 First Ave. Seattle, WA
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 via
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