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  


  1. Beautiful photos, and you look lovely! Adorable boots, too!

    xox Sammi

  2. Gorgeous post as usual! The print on this dress is phenomenal! :)

  3. If I start traveling more, I'd like to get a special piece of clothing (or a jacket!) from each place. Love your record idea too!

    xo Ashley

  4. I'm seriously taking notes on all the wonderful places you've been visiting there haha I can't wait to check them out! And you two look adorable, as usual.

    xo marlen
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  5. Glad to hear you had fun in Portland! The Rose Garden is totally amazing when it's in bloom. Definitely worth a trip back!

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