There’s a new kid in town and he means business.
Meet Portland’s newest Man-About-Town and my fashion twin, Mr. Sky King.
twice the fun and double the trouble.
jacket: American Apparel
scarf: American Apparel
tank: Pleasure Principle
necklace: Brady Lange
boots: John Fluevog
wallet: Jerome Dreyfus
scarf: Brady Lange
necklace: Brady Lange
tank: American Apparel
jeans: Simon Miller
boots: Cole Haan
wallet: Comme des Garcon
belt: Free People
tee: Free People
jewelry: vintage and Portland Leather Company
hat: random from the military surplus store
Scarf on hat: Gucci
Tank: American Apparel
For the love of all that has past,
and the anticipation for what is about to happen,
I will do my best to dress the part.
With summer legs still out,
and counterintuitive long sock tendencies echo the unknown forecast of late.
Also, you should know:
October brings the double blessing of both Brick and Black’s celebration of life.
Happy Birthday to us!
We will be accepting any and all gifts in the form of patent leather and spikes.
Boots: Dolce Vita for Target
Shorts: cut-off Levi’s
Sweater: Free People
I finally have done what I thought I may never do, I washed my favorite pair of raw denim by Simon Miller Jeans. It has been three years since I first started breaking them in. They were so tight and stiff I got bruises on my hips. Several times my feet fell asleep while sitting from lack of circulation. Range of motion was so limited I once fell over trying to stand up after kneeling down to pick something up. What can I say, it was a labor of love, and totally worth it. They are now superbly worn and formed to my body, I love these jeans. I was really nervous about washing them, but I felt it was time. It was like sending your child off to their first day of pre-school.
before and after
they turned out pretty darn good
This monumental event got me looking at all of my denim. I’m a bit of jeans freak and believe you should have a pair for any occasion. Here are a few of my favorites currently rounding out my closet.
L: I don’t wear these but will never get rid of them. My first pair of “nice jeans” Gap 1969 boot cut. Wore them pretty much every day my Jr. and Sr. year of high school. Broken zipper, ripped to shit, thin as paper, I may not wear them but they will always hold a place in my heart.
R: Newest pair, custom bespoke skinny/straight leg raw denim by Adam Arnold. Made to measure so they fit like a glove.
L: Denim Trouser by Acne. Gotta dress it up sometimes.
R: Vintage high waisted flared Levi’s. Skin tight 70’s cool.
L: Gray denim by Nudie. So comfy and less severe than black.
R: Light aqua denim by Adam Arnold. The quirky unusual color is so good.
L: Black skinny jeans by Cheap Monday. Perfectly simple and basic.
R: White skinny jeans by Adam Arnold. You can go about white jeans in one of two ways. One stressing and trying to keep them perfectly white. Or two, wear the hell out of them and don’t give a damn. I choose option two. Mine are dirty, wrecked and perfect.
L: Slouchy customized denim by Seven for All Mankind. I got these a couple sizes too big, chopped them off at the lower calf and pegged them. They are my answer to sweats.
R: Cut off denim shorts by Simon Miller. These were my first pair of Simon Millers, I needed shorts one day so I chopped them off, never once regretted it.
Levi’s 501, the original denim. Nothin’ like a classic.
This weekend was good for the soul, bad for my wallet, and my smile lines had to have increased 10 fold from all that sunshine we got. This was my first time going (yes, it is only 3 hours away) so I had little expectations. But, this gal was surely impressed! Kind people, clean sidewalks, big, but not intimidating and plenty to do. I can’t wait to plan my next weekend getaway to Seattle, hopefully I will be taking the train. Sounds quite romantic, don’t you think? Train ride through the Pacific Northwest(…I am sure I am over-romanticizing this idea).
We were able to stay at the beautiful Sorrento Hotel. And man oh man, that place spoiled us rotten!
As you can see, there was much celebrating. Laying around in the oversized windowsills calmed my over-stressed mind into a thoughtless humility.
But at some point, we were going to have to leave our richly gorgeous hotel and find some unexpected treasures. The colors of the day were more than inspiring. I felt as if everything had popped out of a coloring book and was on display just for me at that very moment.
fur hat: (unlabeled) from the Portland army surplus; Andy & Bax
thermal: American Apparel
button up: Ever
tights: Nordstrom; they only lasted a mere 2 hours before a devastating run