Living in Portland, I have the luxury of growing up in a city that was built around a river—hence the name “port” “land”. Portland’s skyline is always changing, but no matter where you are along the river, you will always have bridges in the background.
One of my favorite places for photo shoots is the Eastbank Esplanade on the east side of Portland. It’s along the river on the opposite side of downtown. Will and I decided it would be fun to take some photos there and share a little bit more of Portland with you guys.
We may still be taking beach trips and soaking up the sun, but believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. What better way to get ready for autumn than by shopping for some new fall shoes? Here are three of my favorite booties for the upcoming season.
#1. BP. ‘Daphne’ Bootie
To me, this first pair just screams fall. They seem like a simple and durable pair of boots, but there’s still character with their earthy brown hues and that cute front strap. The chocolate color is my personal favorite, but they also come in black and navy.
#2. Steve Madden ‘Grroupie’ Gore Bootie
I’ve been dying to get a pair of Chelsea boots and fell in love with these! In fact, they’re currently in my shopping cart. I love the classic, all-black look, and I know they’ll match absolutely everything.
#3. BP. ‘Trott’ Bootie
Writing this post is dangerous: I just added these booties to my cart as well … oops! The red color is just too good, and the heel is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of extra height.
What booties are on your list for fall?
xo – Amber
I don’t know about you guys, but the weather has been ridiculously hot lately, especially for us Oregonians who are used to rain and temps varying from 50 to 70 degrees in the summer! Lately we’ve had a hot streak of 80- to 100-degree temperatures, but after 39 days with no rain, Portland finally got some summer showers that lowered things down to between 70 and 80.
So after I’d finally gotten used to the hot weather … I got cold and ended up wearing a leather jacket at night.
Get the look:
Ted Baker London moto jacket | BP. tank | Floral joggers | Mules
Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to bust out all the light colors. I’ve done a post on the all white trend before and I can’t help but feature this summer color again. This time, I want to pair white with my favorite fabric: denim. But more specifically, light denim!
Here I paired an easy-breezy button-down with some Levi’s boyfriend jeans. Oh, and a black felt hat. Just some basic pieces in some basic colors.
Jeans | Top | Hat
I definitely used L.A.’s cool and chic vibe as inspiration for this outfit. I’m loving the minimalistic style that’s seen on all the cool L.A. gals.
I’ve got one more white + denim look for you guys coming soon!
xo ॐ – Amber
Woah. Can you guys believe its already May? On the calendar, summer is oh-so-close—but in terms of heat, summer is already here in Cali. 90 degrees, all day, everyday.
One of my favorite parts about the rising temperatures is letting my toes have the spotlight. (Pedicures are in order first!) There’s just something so refreshing about letting my feet breathe.
Here are three of my favorite sandal styles right now:
Every summer I go crazy for gladiator sandals. Whether you love the fierce knee-high style or something more subtle, there are endless gladiator styles out there right now.
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Ok, ok, I’ll admit that I wasn’t exactly a fan of Birkenstocks at first, but they’re definitely growing on me. The more I see Birks, the more I like them. There are so many prints and colors, one for every girl’s style.
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Ah, my favorite. My girly girl side comes out when I see these bejeweled sandals. How cute are they?! I want them. All of them.
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Which sandal style is your favorite?
xo ॐ – Amber
Often I sport dark or all-black ensembles, but a fresh trend I love is the all-white trend. This look is similar to the minimalistic trend, which usually showcases a single color palette.
For an easy way to wear all white, it doesn’t get much better than a simple shirtdress.
My favorite part about this dress is the preppy-looking collar. I don’t seem to own any white shoes, so I made an exception with a pair of turquoise sandals… Oops!
Lighten up for spring with this all-white trend! 🙂
xo ॐ – Amber
Pastels here, pastels there… there seems to be pastels everywhere this spring! French macarons, delicate florals, Sofia Coppola films and strawberry ice-cream all come to my mind when I dream of pastels.
I’ve picked some of my favorite Nordstrom pieces, so we can all add a bit of pastel perfection to our spring wardrobes.
I think this look is quite perfect for Easter Sunday. Fun, girly, and extra peachy! Also, doesn’t this necklace look like peaches & cream?!
Skater Dress | Statement Necklace | Wedge Sandal
This second outfit is my personal favorite and ultra modern. I imagine that the scalloped white tee would look like clouds on top of this pastel blue skort… it’d look like an “absolute dream.” (Yes, I’m currently reading “The Great Gatsby.”) 🙂
Skort| Scallop Tee | Crossbody Bag
Whether they’re purple or pink, I adore these skinny jeans. Her impeccably girly style must be the reason why I could totally see Lauren Conrad rocking these pastel pants. Also, if pastel pink or purple had a scent, it would definitely be philosophy’s ‘amazing grace’ perfume.
Skinny Jeans | Thermal Top | Philosophy Perfumes
What pastel palette will you be wearing this spring?
xo ॐ – Amber
For me, February was not only about love, but the love of FASHION! Fashion Week is in full effect and I’ve selected some of my favorite looks from the New York shows, compliments of The Thread.
Fur has a been a huge trend lately. Prabal Gurung combined different fur textures to create this stylish coat. It’s definitely #wonderfur.
Jason Wu gave us fur fever, as well, with this olive-brown asymmetrical number.
My favorite look: this cappuccino-colored satin dress. Its simplicity speaks volumes, and something about the color is truly mesmerizing.
3.1 Phillip Lim
I am a huge fan of layers, and these 3.1 Phillip Lim threads are everything. I especially love the combination of leather and plaid.
Donna Karan made further explorations of the fur trend. I love the combination of plum and gunmetal.
See all more Fashion Week coverage.
As you all can tell from my OOTD posts, I love the oversized trend. Here are a couple of my favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that showcase this trend:
This is exactly what I imagine when I think “street style in New York.” It hits all the marks: all black, oversized jacket and sunnies, grid patterns and a wide-brimmed hat. On top of all that, she is wearing a red lip. Her hair is perfectly tucked back, which lets the focus stay on her outfit.
This look is a little more boho. Who needs a jacket when you’ve got an oversized turtleneck? Her high-low skirt has just enough drape that she’s not drowning in fabric.
I love the black-and-white trend and I love oversized clothing, and these two looks give the perfect blend of both.
We meet again for my very last cold shoulder look…
I think this outfit captures the ‘new bohemian’ trend that’s huge right now. You know, boho pieces but with a more modern twist? Everything’s still very flowy, but think black and white, bold jewelry and altogether a contemporary, minimalist feel.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this chopped-up cold-shoulder series. 🙂
I’d love to thank the lovely Billie Nelson for photographing this entire series!
xo ॐ – Amber