• STYLE + FASHION

    The Magic Jacket

    It’s about time I wrote a blog post about my show-stopping metallic rose gold moto-style jacket. Other than my last post about the Phillip Plein sweater, this jacket is one of my best retail steals to date. Back in February, I visited Seattle with a few coworkers for “Retail Exploration Day,” where we perused high-end brick & mortar stores in search of the latest fashion trends. Seattle has a much more diverse and trendy retail scene than Portland and is the only city in the Pacific Northwest that’s home to my most favorite brand, Zara (although, there’s a rumor that Zara is coming to downtown Portland winter 2017, fingers crossed).…

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    Second-Hand Steal or Killer Knockoff

    Sometimes you stumble upon the greatest fashion finds when you’re not even looking. Last Saturday I visited the Buffalo Exchange on Burnside in downtown Portland, in search of a Hawaiian shirt for a party. For some reason I was drawn to the men’s section and quickly found a shirt that fit the part. As I was waiting for a friend, I continued to aimlessly sift through the men’s racks when this incredible crew neck sweater caught my eye. I pulled it out and looked at the price tag – $20. ‘Not too bad for such a cool sweater’ I thought. But then I noticed the brand label. My mouth dropped. PHILIPP…

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    3.26 – Air Max Day

    Sometimes, I can be sporty. As many of you may already know, I love to dress up. But dressing up all the time takes a lot of effort and energy. Some days, I just want to be comfortable and casual, especially at work. I feel fortunate that I work for a company that allows me to rock a pair of joggers and some flashy sneakers at the office. And speaking of flashy kicks, today is 3/26/17: it’s Air Max Day! Not only that, but it’s the 30th anniversary of Nike launching it’s first Air Max shoe back in 1987. The Air Max is an iconic style of Nike footwear that has grown…