Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sopping Wet







Jeans: Gap; Tank: H&M (similar save, similar splurge); Cardigan: c/o Jane; Diamond bangle: c/o Anjolee

One of Ben's friends from high school and his brand new fiancé just came to visit us this weekend. We made our rounds of Portland - starting with some IPAs at home, dinner at Bete-Lukas for a family-style Ethiopian feast, sour beers at Cascade Brewing Barrell House, and weird but amazing ice cream (Ben got a Madeira wine and prune chocolate ice cream) at Salt and Straw. Dodging the heavy rains, it was a totally Portland evening full of great food and drink with a tinge of the PDX weirdness that makes us love this city so much.

We spent most of the night relishing that we had the same stressful wedding planning timeline in common. Both of us struggling with venues, keeping costs down, wrangling big and small guest lists, and Fall-Spring dates that make for rainy weddings in Oregon. It is always refreshing to know that others struggle with similar issues - dealing with big, stressful life events solo is not particularly enjoyable. They say misery loves company, but I think everybody loves company. Whether we're miserable, stressed, happy, confused... we love to not feel alone. It was fun to watch our friends argue over the exact same issues that we do (decor

Today we finished the sopping wet weekend (we're in for another huge rain and wind storm tonight) with delicious donuts at Blue Star this morning. Ben and I shared a passion fruit and cacao nib donut and a blueberry, bourbon, basil donut and were in a bit of morning heaven. We walked the donuts off around Powell's Books and then kept the eating train going by visiting Slow Burger for some Oregon beef and blue cheese goodness.

When in Portland, or when showing guests Portland, there's no question about the schedule. Eat.

30 comments

  1. I didn't say it on Instagram but LOVE your ring Kelsey!

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  2. Love that sweater! kind of my favorite thing to eat my day through Portland whenever I go. I've been craving some salt & straw!

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  3. You're looking cute, comfy, and dry! Lovely umbrella, too :) Hope you had a nice weekend!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
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  4. Ooh that sweater looks super comfy and stylish :)

    Kayla @ Style Vancity

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  5. You look so nice :)

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  6. I love this post and the umbrella with the sweater and the entire look is perfect for rainy weather.

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  7. super cute! love the print on your cardi!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  8. Oh yes I remember sopping wet I lived in Seattle for a decade. And I also remember how much Portland changed when I visited it right before I moved back to NY. It was so bustling with so many shops and cafes. I loved it!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  9. Love this look--Printed boyfriend cardis are like a staple in my wardrobe :) Hope it dries out soon!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  10. I love your sweater! Such a fun pattern and so cozy. I really like how you styled it in this outfit, as well.

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  11. Love your boots!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}
    www.dazzlebyday.com

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  12. What a great sweater on you - love the pattern!

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  13. Love your houndstooth umbrella

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  14. Awesome printed sweater!

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  15. Beautiful cardigan! Love the print and the umbrella is the perfect compliment!

    xo, Kenya

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  16. That's a fabulous sweater! I love the pattern.

    Kudos for shooting blog photos in the rain. As soon as it turns to rain around here, the blog just has to get put on hold. Maybe if I found a product that kept the hair in tact, it would be another story :)

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

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  17. Rainy days are such boring...but this look spices them out :)

    xo

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  18. Sounds like a fun weekend--rainy or not. Love your cardigan :)

    xo Amy

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  19. beautiful cardi! we had a rainy week last week too..hope it gets sunnier for u :)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  20. those doughnuts sound amazing... ah and love that cardigan! x

    daisy
    & Pretty Things

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  21. Great pictures and look on you.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I need to go shopping soon. Also, I love your sweater, the pattern is very pretty.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  23. Your cardigan is so pretty, love it!

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  24. Love everything about this outfit, you look absolutely stunning!

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