Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quintessential Portland with Lulu*s















Top, skirt, heels, necklace: c/o Lulu*s

Portland is many things. It's both a big city and a tiny one - you can walk across downtown proper in a matter of an hour and you can get lost on the one-way streets, yet always end up at the same cross streets (SW 4th and Yamhill, why must you always follow me around?!). It's a stylish city, women in gorgeous heels and tailored business casual wear, and yet the least fashion conscious city I've ever been in, where people wear old and new and never in style all at once.

It's a city all about eating delicious, greasy, lick-your-lips food truck meals and yet it's a locavore hotspot and colleagues both frequent the food trucks and bring their own home grown vegetables for lunch. It's impossible to get through the city without spending money, with all the fabulous things surrounding you, and yet everyone rides public transportation and re-uses, recycles, and up-cycles everything they own.

It's a confusing place to navigate, but ultimately totally loveable. Ben and I wandered to one of the many food truck pods in the city to snap some photos of this all Lulu*s outfit (omg shoes) and kept stumbling across gorgeous quintessential spaces in Portland - miniature rose gardens amongst the city streets (apropos for the City of Roses), amazing brick buildings and murals and fun city walls to pose against, and a beautiful green park in the middle of skyscrapers.

Linking up with WIWW, Keeping it Casual, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions.

27 comments

  1. great look!love those shoes! :)

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  2. loving the whole black look!
    great shoes!

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  3. Love the simple black outfit! You look lovely.

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  4. All in all, Portland sounds like an amazing mix. And you look great in this outfit.

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  5. I need to get me some studded heels - love them!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  6. Oh shut up! You and Lulu*s seriously go together like peanut butter and jelly! I am so jealous of those gorgeous shoes!

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  7. Adorable combo of blue skirt and black top! Love it!
    KISSES)

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  8. love this outfit and those shoes are seriously amazing! and i would love to visit portland someday.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  9. Those pumps are amazing!!!

    You have such beautiful eyes. :)

    xoxo

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  10. LOVE these photos. You look gorgeous!

    xo Amy

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  11. Your hair is so pretty! Love this outfit esp the skirt!

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  12. Cool look! Edgy and classy all in one:) LOVE the shirt. xoxo
    Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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  13. You are looking GOOD pretty lady! I am popping in to Portland this weekend & you are making me so excited about getting out & exploring!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  14. stunning outfit! looks perfect for a date. i would love to visit portland in the future -- i've heard lots of great things.

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  15. Very fun.. I'm glad you enjoying your new city! Love the shoes!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. Portland sounds fun and amazing, have a great stay there! Love those shoes !
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  17. Love those heels!!!!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  18. Love your outfi! And those blue eyes of yours- stunning. Portland definitely is a little bit of everything all mixed in together. Sometimes it doesn't make any sense - but I think that might be part of the allure. Glad you're enjoying yourself. But you must venture into N, NE, and SE Portland where you find the most amazing eateries. I've become a food snob living here - the food is MAJor.

    xx
    Candida
    www.merchmaven.com

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  19. This skirt is gorgeous and I love how your eyes pop when you wear black :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  20. you look gorgeous! I love this look, and the pictures are just stunning.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this glimpse of Portland! It's such an amazing city!

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