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Monday, June 22, 2015

Sometimes all it takes is one pop of color.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Luc Lac restaurant:  Loved the hostess' all-black ensemble (with embroidery and layering for texture contrast) and the bold red lip.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Appropriately modern and bold but clean looks at the Apple store in downtown Portland.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Seen in Washington Park Rose Garden (Portland, OR):

Monday, June 8, 2015

There have been a lot of mock two-piece dresses lately, and I happened to find the perfect vintage dress (only $4 at Value Village, score!) with the right elements to make into my own.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Whenever I go shopping with my mom, I always hear her say how things have come back in style from her youth, and how she used to have a piece exactly like such-and-such but she threw it away.  While I can only dream of the clothes my mother might have handed down to me, I decided to start putting aside clothes for my own (possible) future daughter.  I still love these pieces but they just don't represent my style or person anymore, and I didn't have the heart to donate or sell them.  

Clothes hold a lot of sentimental value for me - if there's not a specific memory attached, there's at least the spirit of the girl I was for those years.  I hope that one day, they will bring as much joy and fascination as they did for me.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Leather backpacks have become quite the commodity and it's difficult to find a good sized one for under $200.  One day as I was perusing Twice (an online consignment site similar to ThredUp), I saw this gorgeous one:

(This is how it appeared on Twice)

Since I wasn't familiar the brand very much, I did some research and quickly found The Sak's Youtube site, which surprisingly (and wonderfully) has video reviews for specific bags.  They even had the exact backpack here, which is the 'Mariposa' backpack from Fall 2014.  It was very nice seeing the way it moved and hung on the body in real life, so it convinced me to take the risk to buy it second-hand.  It ended up being an awesome price (definitely less than the original $174), especially since I had 50% off my first purchase as a new Twice customer.

This will be perfect for my upcoming summer trips!  It's lightweight but roomy, and is casual but still luxe-looking.  Best of all, it'll keep my hands free and be easy on my shoulders.

It's a beautiful red wine color in person, and has a bunch of pockets and even a handy key fob.  I also like how the side strap can be adjusted or removed, just in case I wanted to wear it as a shoulder bag.  Lastly, the drawstring closer reminds me of the bucket bag trend that is huge right now.

My only qualm is that the straps seem like they could easily fray, so I'll probably reinforce them with some sort of leather paint/glue.

Looking forward to taking this backpack everywhere this summer!

If you want to try Twice for yourself, use my referral link ( and we will both get $10 off our next purchase.  First-time customers also get 40-50% off their first purchase, no max amount limit as far as I know.

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What is most interesting is fashion when it's living. I find it inspiring when people dress well - but in their unique interpretation. Searching for people who enjoy having fun with their style and make their own statements. If you want your picture removed, don't hesitate to contact me!
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