Vacation State of Mind.

Lately, all I can think about is my upcoming vacation with my family to the San Juan Islands. This is a special trip for all of us because we are heading to a place where we went camping every summer during my childhood. The San Juan Islands are stunning and such an amazing place to go to escape and slow life down a little. We plan to make meals on the campfire, swim in the lake, play gin rummy for hours, read books, eat s'mores until our bellies hurt, lay in the hammock, go shop in the small island towns, ride the ferry and enjoy every second we have with one another. Yes, this all means, I absolutely can not wait! Here are some items I'd love to travel with:

 From left to right: Dalila Hat,  Brixton  // Elizabeth and James Sunglasses,  Shopbop  // Onyx Ring,  Sunroom  // Komono Watch,  Revolve Clothing  // Mikoh Swimsuit,  Net A Porter  // AG Jeans Overall Dress,  Net A Porter  // The Northwesterner Bag,  Wood & Faulk  // Striped Midnight Blue Linen Towel,  Frescobol Carioca  // Sarie Strappy Sandle,  Loeffler Randall  // Rose Underwood Wine in a Can,  Union Wine Co  // How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are,  Amazon

From left to right: Dalila Hat, Brixton // Elizabeth and James Sunglasses, Shopbop // Onyx Ring, Sunroom // Komono Watch, Revolve Clothing // Mikoh Swimsuit, Net A Porter // AG Jeans Overall Dress, Net A Porter // The Northwesterner Bag, Wood & Faulk // Striped Midnight Blue Linen Towel, Frescobol Carioca // Sarie Strappy Sandle, Loeffler Randall // Rose Underwood Wine in a Can, Union Wine Co // How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, Amazon

Style: Spring Daze Outfit.

With the few hints of sun that we had this week in Portland, it's making me constantly dream of spring days… Hurray for daylight savings this weekend! Just one step closer to fun sunny spring afternoons! Here is an outfit inspiration for the days to come, but it might be awhile until I can rock this without tights ;) xoxo

 1 // Isabel Marant Etoile Kandisa Quilted Denim Jacket,  La Garconne  2 // Kate Spade Scallop Pocket Phone Case,  Zappos  3 // Marc By Marc Jacobs Sasha Leopard Scarf,  NetAPorter  4 // Playlist Stacking Rings,  Madewell  5 // Ray-Ban Thick Cat Eye Wayfarer Sunglasses,  Jcrew  6 // Alexander Wang Jersey T-Shirt Dress,  NetAPorter  7 // Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Mariska Backpack,  NetAPorter  8 // Frye Heather Huarache Sandals,  Zappos  9 // Baggu Leather Pouch,  Baggu  10 // Gomelsky 36mm Watch,  NeedSupply  11 // Plucky Pistachio Shimmer Nail Polish,  Essie  

1 // Isabel Marant Etoile Kandisa Quilted Denim Jacket, La Garconne 2 // Kate Spade Scallop Pocket Phone Case, Zappos 3 // Marc By Marc Jacobs Sasha Leopard Scarf, NetAPorter 4 // Playlist Stacking Rings, Madewell 5 // Ray-Ban Thick Cat Eye Wayfarer Sunglasses, Jcrew 6 // Alexander Wang Jersey T-Shirt Dress, NetAPorter 7 // Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Mariska Backpack, NetAPorter 8 // Frye Heather Huarache Sandals, Zappos 9 // Baggu Leather Pouch, Baggu 10 // Gomelsky 36mm Watch, NeedSupply 11 // Plucky Pistachio Shimmer Nail Polish, Essie 

Trend: Raw Hem Denim.

I have found quite a few images of raw hem denim on blogs lately, specifically in the skinny silhouette. Before I get rid of any of my jeans, I always think if I can cut them off into jean shorts… Well this might just be another option before I get rid of them! I think I like this trend!

 Clockwise from top left corner:  ASOS  //  Freepeople  //  Death by Elocution  //  Femmeinnest  //  StyleRain

Clockwise from top left corner: ASOS // Freepeople // Death by Elocution // Femmeinnest // StyleRain

Style: Frames.

After three years in the same glasses, I've decided to buy some new frames. Thinking about getting a few, so I have a little variety from day to day! So many cute options!

1// Brown Neave Spectacles, Paul Smith 2// Textbook Glasses, Madewell  3// Wyler, Oliver Peoples 4// Paddison, Oliver Peoples 5// No 88, Rowley Eyewear 6// Reade Glasses Elizabeth and James, Shopbop 7// Freddy, Salt Optics 8// Graham, Steven Alan

Style: Ancient Greek Sandals.

This cold and rainy weather in Portland is making me long for the warm sun down in Cali I experienced a few weeks ago... For the time being I will be bundling up and daydreaming by looking at pictures. I found these cute sandals in Elle magazine and thought I would share for the Portlanders that might be going on vacation! ;)

Images found via Ancient Greek Sandals.

Me on Manhattan beach. 

Style: Rainy Days.

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day! Well looks like Portland is in full swing with this rain stuff. Guess that means new rainboots and umbrella, although I never use umbrellas, hehe. These ones are cute though... 

The Portland Pendleton Collection Ponderosa Umbrella /  Sorel Medina Tall Rain Boots / London Underground Mr ABC Camo Umbrella / Tretorn Plask Lace Up Rain Boots / Urban Outfitters Bubble Umbrella / Michael Kors Stow Lace Up Rubber Boots / Burberry Belted Rain Boots / Loeffler Randall LR Rain Slip On / London Underground Umbrella 

Camping mix.

After going on a mini camping trip this past weekend for my birthday, I felt inspired by the camping vibe and threw together this little mix of things I love! 

1 /  Wing Pack, Kelty, 2 / Armor Lux Striped Watch Cap, Dry Goods, 3 / Womens Venn Diagram Hoodie, Poler, 4 / La Garconne Bra, Polyvore, 5 / Chambray Shirtdress by Boy By Band Of Outsiders, Polyvore, 6 / Defonics Pencil, Jcrew - Rhodia Notebook, Needsupply, 7 / Cooper Mug, Williams Sonoma, 8 / Lisa B. Scallop Edge Trouser Socks, Madewell, 9 / Yellow Railroad Lantern, Tydepool, 10 / Artika Boots by Matt Bernson, Polyvore, 11 / Shooter Bag, Loeffler Randall, 12 / Marshmallow Roasting Set, Target

TBT: Trash the Dress.

Photography by Del Sol

Throw back thursday! I designed this wedding dress for my cousin a few years back. She wanted a second dress to do a "trash the dress" photo shot after the ceremony in Mexico and asked me to create her one. I had to keep in mind the way the fabric would react in the water along with the silhouette and recovery of the fabric once it was underwater! It all started with concept sketches of dress ideas, then moved on to the actual pattern drafting and constructing the dress. Making this was so special and it meant the world to me to actually see her in it as well down in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, at their intimate wedding.  

Roundup: 4th of July.

Never to late to feel inspired by America. The warm summer air is so nostalgic and joyful; it is almost hard to sleep knowing it is so beautiful outside... Summer is all about road trips and spending time with loved ones having BBQ's in the backyard. Here is a roundup of a few things that inspire my summer: 

Smiley Face Pool Float by Urban Outfitters, Rail and Warf Travel Kit / JCrew, Hardwood Paddle Ball Set / Terrain, Watermelon Drink Umbrella / Etsy, Superga Cotu Classic Lace Up in Navy / NeedSupply, Large Basket Tote in Blue / NeedSupply, Lulu Frost Gold Code Ring / JCrew, Stars and Stripes Scarf / Svpply, The Shortall Stretch Denim Overalls / NetAPorter, Mysingso Beach Chairs / Ikea.