Are you all ready for a landslide of West Coast content? I hope so! If you don’t already know, Lee and I just got back from a week in Seattle and Portland. It was our first time on the West Coast and in the Pacific Northwest and the entire trip was a magical experience. I’ll be sharing City Guides and some more details of our trip in the next few posts, but today I wanted to share a little bit of Autumnal goodness.
We shot this look on the very last day of our trip. We had seen this line of vibrant yellow trees the day before in a different part of Portland than where we were staying, so the final morning of the trip we got dressed and headed out to wander the city and find fall foliage.
Shop My Denim Dress Picks
It was a chilly but sunny morning so I dressed up a little for walking around the city in my new favorite dress. I’ve been wearing this denim overall-style dress in so many different ways the past few weeks. You may remember I first wore it in this post when it was still VERY summer in South Carolina. Portland was definitely chillier than the South so I paired it with my new favorite top, a staple trench from like 8 years ago, and cozy boots.
Although I am a big fan of athleisure, I knew this trip was going to require a few more “put together” outfit so I packed and put together outfits that revolved around my shoes. This past February when we were in NYC my all-time favorite boots got ruined on a particularly rainy evening so right before we left on this trip I pulled the trigger and bought a replacement pair.
I used these as my go-to boots for the days in the cities (I literally only packed 3 pairs of shoes) and loved them! I don’t think there is anything worse than finding yourself stranded in a city with blistered feet and full days of walking ahead of you. And this may be TMI, but I get blisters SO easily, like within minutes if my shoes don’t fit quite right.
Shop Top Walking Boot Picks
On our way to find some color in the city, we found ourselves exploring the Pearl District which is a beautifully renovated section of the city. Overall, we loved downtown Portland but every now and again found ourselves in odd parts of the city observing humanity in every form and fashion, so we figured the slightly less tourist-driven Pearl District was a safe bet for everything from shopping to lunch and coffee.
A pop-up shower caused us to put the camera away and start wandering shops that were just starting to open around 10am. A few we loved exploring were the Filson store, an absolutely beautiful paper goods store called Oblation Papers and Press, a local boutique with a beautifully curated section of home goods called North of West, a Made in Portland store, and classics like Free People and Anthro.
We ended the morning with a shop for lunch at the popular and delicious Little Big Burger just across from Powell’s Bookstore (the largest bookstore in North America!)