Sunday, November 23, 2014

Everything in Moderation

Sweater: c/o Aeropostale (on sale!); Top: c/o Aeropostale (on sale!); Jeans: Gap; Boots: c/o Aeropostale; Necklace*, ring: c/o Rocksbox

*Find other Gorjana layering necklaces here

After many a weekend spent in over the last few months, saving, making our own meals, not going to fun events, Ben and I got fed up and had a bit of a full throttle weekend spent out with friends, family, and about Portland hunting for good eats and Christmas crafting. I suppose moderation (in everything, even saving money) is key so as not to go insane from deprivation. A lesson I hope to learn next go around with the savings piece. 

We started Friday with a low-key, TV night in. I went to bed before 11 p.m. and we both had a dribble of wine and a sip of home brew.  But Saturday, we started the morning off with a visit from Ben's family and a delicious lunch out at Ecliptic Brewery for pancetta covered burgers and amazing IPA. We killed time before meeting some good friends at the Rose City gun show out at the expo center and celebrated getting out of there alive and unscathed with an evening of bar hopping. We had wine and my first negroni at Coopers Hall, a flight of sour beers at Cascade Brewing a few blocks away, and then went for a second dinner at Fathead's Brewery in the Pearl. I think that it has become our late night stop for french dips when out wandering the city. May the gods be with my waistline. 

Today, in the torrential Portland rain and car-drowning puddles that built up from leaf-blocked drains, we headed to Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co's flagship store here in PDX. Somehow, I'd never been. I swooned and fondled everything and left with an inexpensive stocking stuffer for my Dad, but held off on expensive candles, candlestick holders, Christmas ornaments, and dish towels that were gorgeous. We then picked up a breakfast treat at Grand Central Bakery and a rustic loaf for later-on grilled cheese, stopped at Bull Run Distillery hunting for their seasonal aquavit (sadly not in stores yet), and then drove off to start Christmas craft supply shopping. Hours later and drenched to the bone, we left Jo-Ann's with supplies to create walnut mouse ornaments (soon to be on the blog and currently on Instagram). All in all, a wonderful, full, sopping wet, tiring, perfect, busy weekend to kick off a short work week and a Thanksgiving dinner to host on Thursday!

What did you all do this weekend?


  1. That sweater is amazing! Sounds like a really great weekend/

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  2. Great cardigan and boots! This is such a lovely outfit!


  4. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I love the pattern and drape of your sweater.

  5. What a great weekend! I'm loving that cardigan.

  6. Ooo love the idea of mixing the patterns and textures here with that gorgeous sweater cardigan and then plaid, I've been keeping it simple with solid tanks and tees underneath. This weekend I made participated on wine tasting before the bigger crowds going to the various special openings of wineries during Thanksgiving weekend... Of you're looking for something next weekend a wine tasting day should be something under consideration!

  7. Glad you had a good weekend!!! LoVE the new boots!

  8. Ahh love Cooper's Hall, Ecliptic and Fat Head's Brewery! Sounds like an awesome weekend.

  9. Someday I hope I'm as cool as you! (:

  10. Adore these mixed prints. You look stunning, love. If you get a chance, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx

    Fash Boulevard

  11. That cardigan is beautiful! xx


  12. been obsessing over aztec sweaters lately and i love it paired with the plaid gorgeous girl!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  13. The mix of aztec prints with plaid is awesome!!! Wishing you already a lovely Thanksgiving!!!



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