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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Anchored Soul Blog

I was of delighted when the lovely Nicole Melton of The Anchored Soul Blog got in touch with me inviting me to be a guest blogger.  I love her vintage aesthetic. Both her and her fiancĂ© are graphic designers and they have such a great eye.  Both their style and the photographs they take are flawless!  She also has the loveliest Instagram account.

Be sure to check out the outfit post, which also includes my favorite local places to eat, drink and shop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Roses


The Rose Test Garden in Portland was lovely! Although the rose bushes weren't all in bloom (I'm sure Spring is the best season to visit) everything was green and lush.  Later in the afternoon, we headed to the Pearl District where we spotted the building above.  The architecture was stunning and the cafes with outdoor seating which lined it seem like great places to people watch.  I love just how walkable Portland is! We were able to walk from the Rose Test Garden to Powell's Books, Courier Coffee, the Pearl District Food Carts (best Polish food I've ever had), and Stumptown Coffee Roasters.  All while wearing my favorite jean jacket layered over a white Peter Pan Collar shirt and the dress I snagged from New Look.  I love the paisley pattern, and how comfy and light it is.  

I'm not one to buy souvenirs.  I'd much rather buy something meaningful that I'll keep and love in the long run.  In Portland that one special piece was a Strange Ways Smiths vinyl we found at a record shop, which is now on display in our living room.  
  
Jean Jacket: Levi's San Francisco, Dress: New Look, Top: American Apparel, Boots: Alameda Flea