Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Going Downtown











Top: Express (similar); Skirt: Nordstrom (on sale); Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx (similar); Purse: Coach

These pictures were taken right after work, walking home through downtown Portland. It's so nice to be working downtown. On my lunch break I can head out to the food trucks and just about any restaurant as the city is so small and walkable. Nordstrom (where I bought this skirt on my lunch break the other day), J.Crew, Gap, and the Loft are only three blocks away. I pass about 12 Starbucks and countless other hipster espresso shops in the blocks surrounding work. And to top it off: amazing people watching. The one downside? I carry my heels with me and change into them in the elevator. I think they feel left out of my Portland experience.

Ben hasn't started school yet, so he has been walking me to and from work (a great workout for him - it's about 1.3 miles each way and he does it twice a day). We have been enjoying the Portlandia scene play out before us. On the way to work, it's basically a survival of the fittest game as we dodge bicyclists that have no respect for the laws of the road, sidewalk, pedestrian lives, etc. On the way back, it's usually a good scene along the waterfront. Today it was a cop car and a bunch of emergency personnel standing over a park hoodlum laying on the sidewalk. Keepin' it interesting in Portland. And on the horizon are some family and friend visits that will help us ring in the new city in social style. Yay, Portland!

23 comments

  1. nice blue!
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  2. How great!! The city looks beautiful and exciting! I love that skirt and have a mall 5 mins down the road from my office. Sometimes the call for some retail therapy is too strong!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  3. blue is such a gorgeous color on u! love this :)

    XO Meghan

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  4. That blue is so gorgeous on you! You are lucky to have such stunning eyes!

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  5. Cobalt is so stunning on you! When I lived in NYC, I'd often go to work in flip flops and then change into other shoes when I got there :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. Your skirt is amazing, I love the print!

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  7. that blue blouse is gorgeous on you!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  8. That color looks so great on you. I'm in LOVE with cities- as it sounds like you are too :) I really want to visit Portland soon, it's not super far from me!

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  9. Love these photos! Hope you are loving Portland!

    xo Amy

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  10. This color blue is gorgeous, especially with your eye color!

    xo,
    Danielle
    www.envisionpretty.com

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  11. I love the richness of the blue in this outfit! Your heels are also really cute :)
    Christy
    Sunny with a side of...

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  12. great outfit!!

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  13. Love the colors and the skirt
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  14. That's so cool that you can walk to work every day! And it sounds like its quite the interesting walk! This is a fabulous work outfit! I am so obsessed with those shoes! Did you get them recently?! I'm going to stalk TJ Maxx...

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  15. I love this outfit it's so cute and your life sounds nearly idyllic.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  16. Oooh I love downtown Portland! And you are seriously fierce in this skirt!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  17. Portland is such a great city. I keep meaning to tell you that you need to try Oba Restaurante (on 12th) the food is amazing! Your eyes in that second shot are amazing.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  18. pretty skirt! pencil skirts are my work wardrobe staples! love the color and fit of this one.

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  19. You look amazing in that colour! And that pencil skirt is gorgeous!

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  20. Wow, the blue top really makes your eyes pop! You look great in this outfit! -- Stopping by from WIWW

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  21. You look fantastic! Portland has been good to you!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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