Who else can’t get enough embroidery? I’m obsessed! I love the intricate embroidery details on this blouse by Free People. There are delicate beads woven into the embroidered flower pattern giving this blouse an authentic vintage vibe. I love that level of quality in a piece. So pretty!
I’m so happy to have recently discovered an amazing local clothing store: Shop Adorn. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been blowing up my feed with some of my favorite pieces from their Spring collection. They carry the best stuff! What I love most about their selection is that it captures the essence of the Portland girl style so well. From locally sourced jewelry to premium denim to on-trend items, they have nailed the shopping experience. I found this gorgeous bomber jacket there, and I am seriously getting so many compliments on it. It fits super well and the fabric is soft and gorgeous. Best of all, it’s reversible so it can be worn with a variety of different styles.
It’s no secret I’m a fan of color. From colorful imagery to a colorful home and wardrobe, I am all about showing off true colors. I’ve gone through a couple periods where I wore mostly black and white, but those days are long gone. I just love color too much. It keeps things interesting!
Who else is loving all the big bright statement earrings that are out in full force this season? Statement earrings are an accessory that can really pull a look together in an effective way. You can either match a pair to a color that’s in your outfit to pull that color out even more, or you can use the earring itself to be the color focus. Some of these beautiful pieces can get pretty spendy, so I’ve linked all my favorites that are all under $60 (most are even under $50), including the set I’m wearing in my outfit here.
An understated look can have a big impact when it’s done right. The key is incorporating well thought-out accents to pull your look together. I love the elegance of a minimalist dress with hand-made jewelry like Ayumi Angel’s. Her spike necklace and chain fringe earrings are the perfect accessories to elevate this dress to to the wow factor it deserves.
When “off-the-shoulder” went big last summer, I was thrilled. I remember it being a fairly popular style when I was a girl but kind-of disappeared for most of my adult life. When it finally made its comeback, I was thrilled. It think it’s a flattering style- showing off the shoulders and neck. However, a lot of my friends have told me they feel they can’t wear the trend because it doesn’t work for them in some way. I’ve seen so many pictures of all different body types looking really good in an off-the-shoulder look, so I thought I’d share a few tips based on some of the issues I’ve heard.
One of the best things about living in Portland, OR is having such easy access to the Oregon Coast. There’s nothing quite like this coastline- miles and miles of rugged pristine wilderness that meets the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps the most famous spot to visit on the coastline is Haystack Rock. It’s known the world over, and even for those that have never heard of it, its image may still be familiar. This image is even more iconic than its name. At sunset, photographs line up with their cameras and tripods to capture it at its best. When you’re visiting the Oregon Coast, Haystack Rock is a must see. There are so many options for beach rentals, it can be hard to know where to stay when visiting Haystack Rock. What better way to experience it than a front row seat?
I have been so intrigued by the black tulle and mesh pieces I’ve been seeing pop up on my favorite retailer’s websites. I knew I wanted to wear this trend, but I wasn’t sure how since a lot of the styles I’ve been seeing are literally a sheer maxi dress over a black bra or bodysuit. Wearing it this way is edgy and sexy, but for me it is too revealing. I wanted to take the look in a classy direction. When I found this dress, I knew it was the perfect option because the black slip dress underneath the tulle provides good coverage, and the tulle material is super soft and delicate. I love the ruffle details too.
Embroidered pieces have definitely been my favorite trend of the season! I find myself gravitating towards items that have different styles of embroidery on them. Whether it’s a T-shirt with embroidered letters or a gingham blouse with embroidered flowers on top of the plaid, I’m pretty much all about it. I love this embroidered dress because not only is the embroidery itself really beautiful, but it has other details such as the belt and tassels that make this dress more special.
What better way to to make your everyday routine special than with a feminine vanity set up? I know how my everyday beauty routine is an important ritual, and I love sitting down to my pretty vanity each morning as I’m putting myself together for the day. As someone who also lives in a house with one bathroom, having a different place to get ready makes the morning less hectic with my partner also needing the restroom to get ready. Adding in your own favorite decorative objects such as a picture or candle makes the little space even more personalized and special.