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Summer Stripes

Summer Stripes

Stripes are a pattern that scream summer. From basic tees, to Breton sweaters all the way to breezy linen shirts, tailored skirts and slouchy jackets.  No longer limited to classic blue and white, striped tees and sweaters are coming in all different colors and silhouettes. We love the subtle update of gray or black for a more sophisticated look that still channels your inner Bardot. 

From L to R: California Tailor "Tomboy" t-shirt, Rag & Bone "Stark" 10" crop jean, Loren Stewart necklace and bracelets, Shiraleah calf-hair leopard print tote, ATM "Sailor" sweater, Frame "Le Garçon Crop" jean, Samira 13 Tahitian pearl drop earrings, Merci Marie chain trim cross-body

We can't really think of a time or place where the correct stripe wont work.  Keep it casual on the weekend with a tee, distressed denim and patterned tote, and knock him dead on a chilly date night with an oversized sweater, slouchy, white boyfriend jeans and your highest heels.  Obviously a bold, bright lip will accent both looks perfectly.

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Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

It's the final days before Christmas - three sleeps till X-Mas Eve - and whether or not you've completed your shopping or are still scrambling for a few last minute bits and bobs, it's a hectic time for everyone.  We want to ease your stress a bit, so we've broken down the three essential outfits for the main event.

We like to go big for Christmas Eve, with a bold dress and gold accessories and of course don't forget your highest heels and a red lip. 

Stay comfy while you watch the kids open presents, snack on breakfast and sip mimosas. We're thinking some super soft sweats, a tissue tee and a soft wool cardigan. 

Keep the comfort level high but stay chic for Christmas dinner with your family.  Neutral colors and splashes of fringe will keep things festive. 

From L to R: Equipment dress, Rene Escobar bangles, Max Mara purse, Theory shearling jacket, Hartford sweater, James Perse tee, Current/Elliott sweats, Vince silk top and suede leggings, Samira 13 earrings and bangles and Ashlyn'd lucite clutch.

We wish you a fun and festive holiday weekend filled with love, laughter, family and friends. 

XO
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Modern Classics

Modern Classics

Fashion may feel fast - it is always changing - but certain styles, silhouettes and fabrications are constant.  A menswear-inspired wool coat, a white cotton shirt and denim show up every season. To keep a classic outfit feeling fresh and modern, choose unexpected colors and textures and play with silhouette and proportion.  We've pulled together a few of the best modern classics from the current season to give you a versatile, day-to-evening, holiday look. 

Rag & Bone "Blankett" coat, ATM "Boyfriend" shirt, J Brand "Selena" crop bootcut jeans, Samira 13 pearl earrings, Rag & Bone color block scarf, Vince "Signature V" leather tote.

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Pret-a-Party

Pret-a-Party

We dressed up the kids, faced the downpour and the puddles and survived the sugar high.  But now, with Halloween behind us, it's holiday time! Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and things are about to get busy.  We want to give you a head start on your holiday wardrobe and get you party ready.

Thanksgiving tends to be on the casual side here in Portland, it's often jeans with a cute top or cozy sweater and a some statement jewelry.  We've stepped it up a notch, by eliminating the denim, but the styles remain easy to wear, comfortable, and of course, chic. 

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

From L to R: Vince directional rib cashmere dress and stretch leather leggings, Samira 13 tassel pearl lariat, Rene Escobar oxidized silver bracelet, DVF fur cross-body, Frame "Le Crop" cashmere turtleneck, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Rene Escobar oxidized silver necklace, Sara Weinstock half moon pendant with diamonds, Vince "Signature V" cross-body, Vince laser cut sleeveless turtleneck, Rag & Bone "Perry" pant, Sara Weinstock yellow gold and diamond earrings and bangles, DVF leopard print clutch.

We've kept the palate neutral, and the fabrics forgiving (it is Thanksgiving after all) and added some exciting accessories. 

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Rebel Chic

Rebel Chic

It's a little bit punk, a little bit retro, a little bit menswear, a little bit glam, it's Rebel Chic. Channel your inner Teddy boy (or girl) and mix your favorite menswear inspired pieces with leather or fur accents and, of course, a red lip for the edgiest style of the season.

From L to R: Hartford France Versus Faux Fur Vest, Rag & Bone Ellen Double Layer Turtleneck, Theory Flannel Treeca Pant, Max Mara Marte Check Scarf, Samira 13 Pearl and Chain Bracelets, Rag & Bone Bradbury Mini Chain Cross-Body

We've put an unexpected twist on the trend by replacing black fur and leather with, the color of the season, midnight blue.  It takes the look to a  more sophisticated and elegant place while keeping the necessary edge.  If the tailored trousers aren't fulfilling your rocker needs, trade them out for a slick leather pencil skirt or stretch leather legging.  Pair this outfit with your favorite brogues for day or a sky high pump for evening. 

When putting together your own version of the Rebel Chic trend, just ask yourself "What would Kate Moss wear?"

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