Portland is stepping up the game on designers that you can now find here in town. I never was a huge Nordstrom girl… well, before now. Lately they have been picking up some new lines, including Proenza Schouler, Rachel Zoe, and more. What’s even better? The fact that they are hosting fun launch events with some of the new lines as they arrive. It’s great to be able to go somewhere local and see a pretty wide selection of one designer’s collection for the season, instead of just a piece or two. Plus, throw in cocktails and those insane cookies they bake on site? Done.
This past Saturday they held a Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler launch event for the Resort line. I must add, both had some of the best color I’ve seen in awhile. Let’s just say I was having dreams about the little shift dress (and those Chloe heels? Come on!) well after the fact.
They are also now carrying some of the fantastic new seasonal Proenza Schouler bags, with a wide range of colors and styles as well. Even if it isn’t within your budget, it’s great to have somewhere in town to go and fall in love in person!
So if you haven’t been down there in awhile, go check it out. Not to mention that in this weather of snow flurries, downtown Portland is worth it just for the romantic sights!
If you haven’t been yet, and live in the Portland area, get down to the Portland Bazaar at Sandbox Studio. It’s going on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and is full to the brim with some of the finest products the design scene in Portland has to offer. Everything from vintage, to screen prints to jewelry are in there; along with bands, food and the best apple cider I’ve had in years.
There are some great vendor spotlights over at their blog portlandbazaar.com that you can check out if you aren’t in the area and want to see more of the fun!
A while back I had the chance to meet up with the adorable ladies of iliveherepdx.com out in my neighborhood. They started a really great site around showcasing some of the great, interesting folks that call Portland home. I love what they’re doing, and it is a great way to see all of the amazing talents nestled into your own neighborhood!
Today my post showed up on their blog, so check it out (even Pickles has her own cameo!). I hope you all are having a great Friday and are ready for the weekend!
Last night I stopped by Union Pine to check out the Give Good Gift! : Holiday Pop Up opening night. It’s a two-day pop up shop consisting of local designers, brands and even bartenders. With Mulled wine and spiced cider flowing, it really felt like a cool warehouse party with the bonus of shopping. Some really nice Christmas gifts ranging from Solestruck shoes, to The Good Flock woolen goods, to One, Two, Three jewelry.
They are still going today until 3pm, so get down there if you can, it’s worth it!
I’m so very thankful today for all of my friends, family, and wonderful people in my life (not to mention the furry little monster at my feet while i write this!). I’m such a lucky girl, and this time of year always makes me think of loved ones here, as well as those we’ve lost.
I’m snuggled up with the pup watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade before heading over to the Hovercraft Thanksgiving festivities a little later today. With the boy on a business trip for this holiday, they have taken me in and I couldn’t be more excited (especially with some of the twitpics they’ve been posting of the preparations!).
I hope you all are having a great holiday, and remember: Loose fitting clothes are your friends today!
Ps. The above image is stolen from Color Collective, another color lover here in Portland! Check her out. I just loved this image and had to borrow it (you all know my obsession with those amazing giant round balloons!)
I have one thing to say this week: TGIF. And no, not the amazing TV lineup that I used to be addicted to (Step by Step, anyone?). What a crazy week! After a bunch of traveling I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things and have some personal time to play.
Two things I’m looking forward to this weekend:
1. Working on some personal projects. These have been piling up around the house (I should probably add clean the house to this list) and I can’t wait to have a minute to tackle them!
2. Working on a fun little goofy project with my bestie. I’ll post it here when we finish. I don’t collaborate as much as I should, and sometimes you just need to do something fun and sparkly to keep yourself sane… did I give too much away?
Happy Friday lovelies!
[I found the image above awhile back, but somehow it seems so relevant after this past week]