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    What To Wear at NYFW

    Need some guidance and inspiration for your Fashion Week outfits? Read about NYFW SS19 street style, advice on what to wear and see my six best outfits from the week.

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    Sleek in Sportswear

    Most people wake up & just ‘get dressed.’ I wake up and determine what I want my mood/vibe to be for the day, then go through quite a process of carefully curating an outfit. It’s not just something I do because I have to, it’s something I get a lot of enjoyment out of, something that gets me excited to take on the day. I love working for a company where I can dress up or dress down as much as I desire. Let’s be honest, fashion can be painful and it’s not everyday that I chose to be comfortable over being stylish and chic. But last week I put…

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    Mixed Feelings

    Several years ago, Michael Kors showcased a collection of plaid + camo garments that I thought were horrid – I even tweeted about it, saying how plaid + camo should never be worn together. It’s funny how our ideas of something may change over time… I’ve never been a big fan of the camouflage trend. It always reminded me of the army or hunting culture, which is a lifestyle I don’t particularly like to associate myself with. That being said, camo has become a neutral in the fashion world, a classic print like stripes or polka dots that doesn’t really go out of style. It keeps popping up in the…

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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 on the purchase. But since that day the transparent trend has haunted me, showing up uninvited in my fashion dreams and on my Instagram feed. It was about time I gave it another go. You’ll see mesh garments make a strong appearance in several of my next posts. It was…

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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 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…