I really only had one day to explore while I was in Portland. As always I used the Lucky guide, and they did not steer me wrong. I’m going to be really sad when that magazine gets shut down.
I wonder though, if in the age of fashion blogs, there is a need for a magazine like Lucky. Both Kim France and Marlien Rentmeester have their own blogs (as does Andrea Linett, but I don’t love it). The whole genius of Lucky was that it actually showed you how to dress instead of being a total fantasy like Vogue and Bazaar. Since France and Linett, left, it’s completely lost it’s voice. Toward the end of their tenure it was getting super repetitive and you can see from their blogs that the content they’re creating hasn’t changed. The genius of blogs from a consumer’s perspective is that there are so many bloggers creating quality content. You can pick and choose until you find your spirit animal and if you get bored of them you can unsubscribe and find someone new.
Anyhow, I love their shopping guides and I think that’s something that no fashion blogger has the resources to replicate. Maybe that would be a great website? Getting local fashion bloggers to put together shopping guides and then collecting them all in one place? In the meantime, I’m hoping that 12hrs will be a good replacement.
Living in New York definitely makes you spoiled when it comes to shopping because the only thing I could think while I browsed was that nothing was as good as New York. Frances May was definitely a great find though. It reminded me if Bird but more West Coast. Portland has no sales tax and they were having a 25% off sale, so i scored this Steven Alan top for $150!
Nike Dunk Ski Hi $125
Lately I’ve been having a lot of disorientation with respect to trends. I think it’s because I read too many fashion blogs and live in Williamsburg. I thought sneaker wedges were over but I’m seeing more and more girls wearing them? I saw the red colorway of these in Vogue Japan last month so I’m guessing they’re still cool? They’re super comfy and make me taller so what’s not to love?
I also have the same feelings about ombre hair. I can’t tell if this trend is coming or going. I’m about 2/3 of the way into getting my Sincerely, Jules dream hair. I remember about a year ago “everyone” was sick of it, but lots of girls still have it? Joan Smalls just had it at the Met Ball.
I’m too old to care about trends, but I still do. Definitely banking on black Birkenstocks becoming a trend.
I was in Portland a few weeks ago for a conference. I went by myself and I didn’t know anyone so I was kind of anxious basically the whole time I was there. Which meant I bought stuff.
I’ve been wanting a card case for a while now. I have one of those gigantic zip around continental wallets and it just seems awkward to pull it out to give someone a business card. Plus I forgot to bring any business cards with me because I’m an idiot. Who forgets their business cards when going to ao conference
Thoughts on Marc Jacobs
Marc by Marc used to be my favorite brand. Like if there was anything marc by marc on sale in my size I would buy it. It was retarded. Then, it seems like Alexander Wang became the de facto cool girl casual brand. Maybe marc by marc just became too mainstream? I think you can get it at like any Nordstrom anywhere. Remember when this picture was published?
And for a while everyone was carrying these totes
(I had the super shiny, super oversized version. I wore it until the bottom was shredded)
And these two tops are so me:
Anyway it’s made me realize how much of fashion and shopping is just marketing and PR. Marc by marc didn’t ever stop making clothes that I would wear, I just stopped paying attention to them.
I bought a few things from Anthropologie because my job was/is stressing me out.
Didn’t even realize this was supposed to be tie front till I went to the website to find this pic. It’ll be great for really hot sticky days.
Capsleeve Shift $98
If you saw me wearing this dress and saw this picture of the dress, you wouldn’t even realize it’s the same dress. Anyway it’s super super comfy like wearing a big soft t-shirt. It seems expensive, but it has some nice details like the buttons in the back and it’s fully lined with a cute scalloped hem on the lining.
Striped Raglan Sweatshirt $19.95
This was just a thing I picked up off the sale rack that I plan to use as jammies. I just can’t resist a striped tee.