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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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Party Ready

Party Ready

There's no better way to spread some Christmas cheer during holiday party season than with your clothes.  You don't have to go full on Mrs. Claus, but a little red, gold and green can be worn in just the right way to look both festive and chic.

Few designers do prints better than Red Valentino: with metallic brocade, bold colors and sparkling accents, this maxi dress will add just the right amount of joy to your ensemble.  Keep your accessories simple, with pops of burgundy and gold to accent the colors and textures in the dress.

From L to R: Red Valentino brocade dress, Shay Jewelry starburst choker, Julez Bryant bangles and Vince embossed leather cross-body.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with family, fun and of course, fashion!

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Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

Plaid and fall go hand in hand. Unlike the frumpy flannels of the nineties, the plaid we're seeing this season is totally refined.  Timeless tartans are featured in silk chiffon and sophisticated silhouettes with an edge. 

From L to R: Loren Stewart necklace, Rene Escobar 18k gold and diamond bracelet, Annabel Ingall "Isabella" tote, L'Agence "Kendall" dress, Vince shearling trimmed jacket, Shay 18k gold and diamond choker, Vince cross-body, McQ plaid blouse, Joseph suede leggings & RtA "Rene" jacket. 

Pair your plaid with leather and denim and edgy accessories for a downtown vibe.  This look is anything but outdoorsy.

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Collegiate Cool

Collegiate Cool

Back to school season is here - just look at your Instagram feed - which means its time to switch gears and get into the fall/winter routine. Whether you have kids in school or not, it's hard not to feel the changes that come with this time of year.

Rather than get too blue, we're taking some inspiration from that classic college staple, the varsity jacket. No longer limited to the prepsters, this piece has taken a cue from the cool girls and been updated in a shrunken silhouette in the inkiest black. Pair yours with distressed denim and a slinky white tee for day and throw it over your favorite mini dress worn with white sneakers for a relaxed, date-night look.

From L to R: Rag & Bone "Camden" jacket. RtA "Jewel" tee, Citizens of Humanity "Rocket" high-rise skinny jeans, Anzie medallion, McQ cotton scarf & Vince "Park Collection" small cross-body.

The varsity jacket is a timeless and totally versatile addition to your fall wardrobe, and a piece you'll grab again and again.

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Blue Jean Baby

Blue Jean Baby

Despite the sweltering temps, the start of fall is just weeks away.  We can't help but get super excited about switching out our summer wardrobe for our favorite fall pieces. 

From L to R: 360 Cashmere "Dylan" lace-up sweater, Citizens of Humanity "Emerson" embroidered boyfriend jean, Rag & Bone floppy brim fedora, Hartford scarf & Vince leather backpack.

Our picks are anything but basic.  A classic cashmere sweater is totally modern and sexy with lacing up the front. Pair the soft staple with our new favorite (and we hope yours too) embroidered boyfriend jean from Citizens of Humanity for a relaxed fall look.  If you're feeling bold, throw on your tried and true, oversized denim jacket for a monochrome moment.

We figure if you embrace the upcoming season - and do a little shopping - cooler weather will be a welcome change.

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