Monday, April 14, 2014

SPRING FASHION ESSENTIALS


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Florals: No surprise here right? As cliche as it may sound, florals are definitely a Spring staple. There's something about a sunny day and a floral print that feels so Spring. Pair floral print pants with a plain shirt or mix and match your flowery prints for a chic and fashionable look.



White Pants: Who said you can't wear white before Labor day? Cropped white pants are the perfect Spring accessory-just try not to spill your blended strawberry lemonade on them. I've done that, not a pretty sight-ha!


Crop Tops: Crop tops are a HUGE Spring trend this season. Not only do crop tops go with everything but they also make for an effortlessly chic Spring ensemble.


Pastels: Pastels are another traditional Spring trend but this season the focus is on mint greens and light pinks. Choose a pastel to color block with for a light and fresh look.


Denim Shorts:
If I had to pick, denim shorts would definitely be my number one Spring essential.  You just can't go wrong with a shorts and sandals in the Spring and Summer. Nuff said.
TRY THIS: Instead of buying your shorts your shorts, take a trip to a thrift store and buy a few pairs of jeans. Cut, fray and bleach them for original, one-of-a-kind distressed look.


Fun Sunglasses:  Fun sunglasses are a must- because life is too short to have boring sunglasses.

Friday, April 4, 2014

ON THE RISE: FASHION IN PORTLAND


Last night I went to the Portland Fashion Week First Thursday Mixer at the Aloft Hotel and had a blast! It's always really nice to see my PFW fam and all the people that come out to play in the name of fashion.




I say this all the time, but I'm still totally blown away by how much talent and fashion there is in Portland! The saying in PDX is 'Keep Portland Weird' which in my opinion is the perfect description of what fashion in Portland looked like up until now. Just plain weird and sometimes very strange-ha!



I'm excited to see that Portland has stepped its game up! If you're interested in fashion and you live in the Portland area now is definitely the time to get involved! With the success of the Project Runway contestants, Portland Fashion Week and all of the many models, designers and photographers coming out of the PDX, Portland is definitely making a name for itself in the fashion world! Exciting!



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Quick reminder: If you haven't gotten your tickets for Portland Fashion Week yet make sure you get them asap! I've seen the designer lineup and trust me, you're not going to want to miss it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR TO PORTLAND FASHION WEEK PT 2

Portland Fashion Week is in 23 days and I still have no idea what I want to wear. A few weeks ago I posted a What to Wear featuring this Nasty Gal jumper. I love the design but I'm just not so sure about that deep plunge. PFW is an all ages event and as the Social Media Manager I don't think it would be very appropriate for me to flash the kiddies- ha!

Yesterday I did a shout out on the PFW IG about Bean Goods, a local clothing brand with a pop-up shop in our fashion pavilion. After visiting their site, I immediately fell in love with this Dachsunglasses Tee and instantly got an idea for a Tomboy Chic PFW worthy ensemble.




Lip gloss | Studs | Rings  similar
Heels (similar) | Clutch

I was really inspired by fab t-shirt looks like this and this for this ootn. Orange lipstick is a huge spring beauty trend so I decided to incorporate a coral lip and earrings to give the outfit a pop.

Get The Look: