• STYLE + FASHION

    Rompin' Around

    Who else doesn’t want summer to end? Although I kind of wilt in this 90+ degree weather we’ve been getting frequently in Portland, I love when it’s still warm well through the month of September and into the early weeks of October. Summer clothing is my favorite; I get a little melancholy when it becomes time to trade my crop…

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    Bringing Back the Bodysuit

    Who’s excited for the solar eclipse?? For all my readers & followers in Portland, it’s going to be insane attempting to travel or drive anywhere on Monday August 21st – an expected extra million people are supposed to be in the state of Oregon from all over the world to view this spectacular phenomenon. So grab your safety-glasses and work…

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    The Mesh Movement

    Mesh garments are all the rage right now. I remember about a year ago I was in Urban Outfitters and tried on a sheer mesh top for the first time. Maybe it was the dim lighting in that dressing room or the strange cut of the shirt on my body, but I wasn’t completely sold on the style and passed…

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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Recently someone asked me “how would you describe your personal style?” and I thought hmm… I’m kind of all over the place. Generally I would say I’m trendy, a little edgy, sometimes glamarous and I love color. I like to try to push the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable when it comes to…

  • REVIEWS,  STYLE + FASHION

    Romwe Review & The Power of Advertisements

    How many times have you been browsing the web when an ad pops up on the side bar and, for some reason, you decide to click it? Well that happened to me several weeks ago. The ad that appeared featured the most adorable floral bralette for only $6.99, so I fell into temptation and went to the site (www.Romwe.com). That’s…

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    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…

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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,…

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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…

  • LIFE

    Quarter Century Birthday

    I am 25 today. I’ve been alive for 9,131 days, 1,304 weeks… a quarter of a century! I feel old, but also I kind of feel like my life is just starting. I look back on my 25 years with so much happiness in my heart. I was blessed with an incredible childhood which led to so many opportunities, and…