Summertime Walks

Just some random photos from my lunchtime walk yesterday. I really love Portland in the summer! I aslo really love the picture below for some reason.. however, I almost got taken out by a bicycle to capture it, so maybe that’s why I love it so much! I had to fight for that one!

And, not to save the best for last or anything, but this guy was using a water hover craft up and down the Willamette.. I kid you not. The proof is in the pictures!!

Also, I wish when you zoomed in to crop a pic in Instagram that it didn’t make it so much smaller! I understand the reasoning, but speaking as a perfectionist, I really hate that they’re not all the same size. Oh well.. nothing to do unless you all have some tricks to share. I guess I could take them into Photoshop to re-size them, but that just seems like so.much.effort.


What She Wore

1. Paul Smith Long Black Cardigan
2. Dolce & Gabbana Pink Ruffle Silk Top
3. DVF Allen Harem Pants
4. Target Esma Sandal 

I like to think I have an ok sense of fashion. I follow some fashion blogs and try to wear pieces that are on trend (and also, I’m fancy and use words like on trend). But I find I don’t really take a lot of huge risks in the clothing department. Sure, I’m sitting here wearing a sweater with a giant blue heart on the front as I type this, but is that risky? Well, it’s adorable & preppy, without a doubt. But risky? I’d venture not.

Recently, a girl started working in the office that has the guts to pull off fashion trends I only dare to dream of. For some reason, she can go from wearing a delicious peplum top with a pencil skirt and heals one day, to hipster glasses, a leather vest and plaid the next. And the key here is she doesn’t look like she’s trying!

So I’ve been throwing around the idea of starting a regular post entitled “What She Wore.” It’s pretty simple folks: I’m gonna tell you what she wore that day and how amazing she looked. Is that creepy? Strike that, I know it’s kind of creepy, but I don’t care. I would hope if she read this she would take it as a compliment that I find her fashion sense fascinating. Plus, I really feel like she could give us all such great inspiration. I mean, if you saw her, you’d know what I was talking about.

Now, just so you don’t get the wrong idea here, I’m not going to be following her around and snapping candid photos of her and posting them for all to see. I’m simply going to find similar items online and put them all together (see above for what she wore today). A sort of voyeuristic curation of one woman’s look. Genius right!?

Yeah, I’m gonna go with genius instead of creepy.