Is it really June? Summer already? It may be warm and sunny, but if you reside in the Pacific Northwest, then you know where I’m going with this — we Seattleites like our layers because one never knows if unexpected rain, wind or cold will await you each day.

I always have a leather jacket on me and almost never leave the house without one of my wool shawls from Aritzia. And although I do like to wear short dresses this time of the year, I get chilly towards sunset. That’s where over-the-knee boots can come in handy (let alone be sexy).

For a stroll in the Bellevue Botanical Garden, I wore a Free People shift dress (I also own this one and this) and sunglasses, Mango leather jacket (similar here), PacSun choker and (I also love the beige velvet), and Stewart Weitzman boots.

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Photo by Jen Au