I don’t have a sister so my mom is the girl in my family who I steal clothes from. She has great taste and an expansive closet fortunately for me :) Unfortunately I can’t fit any of the shoes from her collection but I can fit her clothes. In fact, as I’m writing this post I am wearing a striped top that I “borrowed” from her and never returned. This beautiful pleated red maxi skirt I’m wearing in this post is another gem that I got from her closet. I think it’s over 20 years old, so that’s definitely vintage in my book!
With Fourth of July just a few days away, I’m already thinking patriotic outfit ideas. Last year I blogged about this red striped shift dress but we ended up having a really overcast July 4th. Naturally. So if you’re also in the Pacific NW and wanting something with more coverage in case it’s chilly, a maxi skirt or dress may be perfect for you. I wore a loose fitting gray top instead of white since I actually wore this outfit a few weeks ago. I figured that would make the outfit less patriotic :) You could either add in a striped tee or a plain white top for July 4th! Otherwise opting for gray makes this a casual look for any other occasion.
I shot this look a few weeks before I got my hair balayaged again so my hair looks different now. The balayage is more ashy in tone so it doesn’t look quite so warm. I don’t have much experience with blonde-ish cool tones so I’m taking any and all hair tips! I’ve been doing a lot of research on purple shampoos and conditioners but there are just so many out there. I recently bought a purple conditioner but I’m going to be honest, I’m super skeptical! Have you used purple hair products? Let me know your tips!
We basically spent the whole time in Portland dodging the heat and I learned to appreciate AC all over again. I also packed a bunch of bottoms with elastic waistbands or dresses because naturally, we ate a lot. I’m impressed by the food options in Portland. After years of living right by Portland, I finally see why it’s a favorite travel destination by so many. I’ll be working on some photos to share of the trip (food photos obviously) this week.
Whew! The past few weeks have been go go go. I still need to play major catch up on things and I’m still a bit sleep deprived, but that’s okay. Nothing a few cups of coffee today couldn’t fix… And I have to admit I’m writing this post so I can procrastinate unpacking my bags.
Talk to you guys again soon!