Friday, August 27, 2010

Living Threads

If you find yourself over on SW Taylor near the Public Library and browsing the dewy decimal system has got you down you should pop into Living Threads just across the street. The vintage shop is full of great finds like this sweet 70s sweater with 3/4 length bell sleeves for $18. There is a collection of owls (which I understand are a hot and hip item currently), fabulous hats and shoes that actually fit those of us with out a size 6.5.
However it is not the best spot to bring your little ones, so tuck them away with a Harry Potter and shop for yourself.

Living Threads

1008 SW Taylor Street

Portland, OR, 97205
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm & Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

If a Lemur takes your Schwinn for a Joyride...

The result: He looks more terrified than you. Best to keep your wheels locked up and out of nature’s way.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Going Overboard

Ok, ok, so I am currently obsessed with all things nautical. But this dress outside of Portland Modern today is definitely seaworthy. Now, if only I was a stronger swimmer, a much stronger swimmer.

Sailing sheath- $30
BCBG polkadot overthrow- $40

At Portland Modern

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vacation in a Bottle

It is late summer. And in the words of Jimmy Buffett “Sometimes you just need a break. Sometimes we all need a break.”
Yet due to scholastic endeavors and full-time employment a break longer than one day a week just isn’t on the horizon. Your best bet then is ViB (Vacation in a Bottle) pitched as the “Happy Relaxation Drink.” Essentially fruit-flavored soda water, they are available at Fred Meyer. We found these at the Freddy’s on SE 39th and Hawthorne.
Despite the fact that each bottle serves up 60 calories and 15 grams of sugar, my only complaint is that a true vacation should last more then ten minutes. The good news, it is a vacation you will never forget. And it comes in at least 2 flavors, Mango Lime and Pomegranate Berry.
Check out there website and just relax…

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stars Antique Mall

Last weekend the bf and I found ourselves over in Sellwood, post fabric store excursion (I owe him after that). Anyhow, we went into the Stars Antique Mall and had fun investigating all the trinkets, clothes and antiques. There were vintage grab bags ranging from $2 to $7, an old stoplight, and plenty of knickknacks organized in old mason jars. The only down side was that the pink flamingos were priced at $75. Which seemed unreasonable to me, however, I am not an expert in the realm of vintage lawn décor. Needless to say the plastic birds will not be adorning our window boxes.
But for what ever reason you should find yourself in Sellwood the antique malls are worth a browse.
Stars & Splendid Antiques Mall

7027 SE Milwaukie
Portland, OR 97202
503.235.5990 or 503.239.0346

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Man's Shop

Based on the window display this store carries all a Portland man or gentleman needs. They have sports coats, slacks and loafers, as well as kitschy t-shirts for those weekend warriors. According to their google place page they even offer buying, renting or leasing options. Unfortunately I stumbled upon this storefront after they had closed down for the day. However, if you find yourself in St. John’s between 10am and 6pm, you should check it out for yourself and report back.
Man’s Shop
8511 N. Lombard

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jackson Pollock Print

Spotted on Saturday afternoon outside of Portland Modern. Totally righteous mod mini with a Jackson Pollock inspired print.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shades of Gray…

In 2nd grade I got my fingers on Billy Joel’s River of Dreams album and memorized each track. The title of this post has little to do with his song “Shades of Gray.” Just saying.
I spend much of my time scanning fashion rags, fashion blogs and the NY Times Fashion + Style section online and the consensus in the last few weeks slash months is that this summer is a summer of white. I disagree. In Portland summer 2010 is gray: charcoal and heather. Maybe it is a result of the brevity that is this summer. Or that as a Portlander investing heavily in a summer wardrobe is not financially sound. Either way, I am going gray. Not up top just yet, mind you, in my closet.
These are some of the recent additions. The first is a vintage Mizz Lizz that I purchased from Living Threads for $18. The second item is my new favorite outer layer by Love Squared out of the Junior Department of Nordstrom, for less than $25. The other items include a Juicy Couture Dress made of a braided velour purchased at Buffalo Exchange for $11, a 3/4 sleeve dress from the sale rack at Urban Outfitters for less than $20, and a miniskirt by Rampage purchased a while ago at a thrift shop that no longer exists on West Morrison. There must be someone out there who misses the Council Thrift as much as I do. Today the space is now occupied by an ultra lounge and a personal training gym.
Side note: just in case you hadn’t put the pieces together ultra is the new douche.
Back to the garments the drippy wrappy sweatery item is from Forever 21, I believe it was under $10, but I would have paid $30 not to have to push my way through crowds of Teen Spirit to get it. Oh, least I forget the flats are by Qupid and they were another Buffalo Exchange score for $7. The beat-up Asics Tigers are from Buenos Aires and they go for the peso equivalent of $50.
PS: the bf’s closet is also going grey. Awesome sport coat score at William Temple Thrift for under $6 (that includes the discount drawn out of the fish bowl on the counter). And the old Urban Outfitters cardigan has become recent staple.
Fall 2010 will be all shades of gray.

Magpie’s Goes Nautical…

Just a quick glimpse at the new window display at Magpie’s, which might even be more nautical than T-Pain. I said might. Inside the store there are plenty of great options for boat or beach attire. And most of the garments run under $30. So if you need to send your wardrobe a life raft you should check it out.
520 SW 9th Ave