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Memorial Day Midi

Memorial Day Midi

A week of sunshine has never been more welcome or needed here in Portland.  After a long, cold, wet winter and disappointing start to spring, a few days of 75 and sunny is just what the doctor ordered.  Unfortunately, our phones can't tell us exactly what's happening over the holiday weekend, so it's best to be prepared.  Rather than risk freezing your tail off in a sundress and sandals or wilting in jeans and a jacket, we thought we'd combine the best of both looks for an easy and casual Memorial Day look.

From L to R: ALC Sandra Dress, Vince Military jacket, shay white gold and diamond choker & Jack gomme leather tote.

Start with a breezy midi dress that can stand on it's own - this is a great time of year to snag a couple of versatile dresses (hello, wedding season) that can be worn day to evening - then trade your sandals for a pair of white sneakers to keep your look fresh and comfy.  Throw a military jacket over your shoulders to keep you warm into the evening and add a choker (that's on sale!) for a touch of glam. Finish it all with a light weight leather tote bag so you can bring along your BBQ essentials (a bottle of rosé and your favorite sunnies of course).

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Going Green

Going Green

There's a new neutral in town, and it's not what you expected.  Green is the go-to for the fall/winter season.  It's showing up in every shade you can imagine, from deep, dark forest to pops of bright and vibrant mint.  We love all the variations, but have a soft spot for the rich, deep greens that make an easy alternative (or compliment) to black and charcoal.

From L to R: Grisal cashmere scarf, Serpui shearling bag, Rag & Bone capri suede jeans, RtA Rita silk shirt, Veronica Beard car coat, Jack Gomme tote bag, Rag & Bone Vivienne top, Frame Denim jeans, Veronica Beard military jacket with dickie.

It fun to think outside the box when it comes to neutrals, and you'll be a hit in your LGD (little green dress).

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Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy

We may live in the land of athleisure, but that doens't mean sporty can't be chic.  With the stormy weather we've been experiencing, it's hard not to reach for what's the most cozy and comfortable against the wind and rain.  The puffer - once a staple of skiers and athletes - has been elevated to new levels of chic by nearly every one of our favorite designers.  Made with ethically harvested down, while featuring subtle, sophisticated colors and silhouettes, this piece is a now brainer when it comes to outerwear.

Herno 3/4 quilted jacket, J Brand leather jean with ankle zip, Rag & Bone "Natasha" cashmere sweater, Grisal scarf, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles with diamonds, Jack Gomme "Anna" shoulder bag.

Pair your puffer with slim layers to avoid the marshmallow look.  A cashmere turtleneck and stretchy leather jeans accented with luxe accessories will keep you warm and stylish, no matter the weather report.

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