Thursday, January 31, 2008

What to Wear: Portland Weekend

The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for a weekend trip. Here is Anne's request:
Since you do such great WTWs (and I loved your packing for Paris post, too), I have a question for you. I am going to spend a long weekend in Portland, Oregon at the end of February. Saturday night will be a fairly casual wedding at a McMenamins, for which I have an adorable b&w wrap dress and a bright blue cardigan for contrast. I need to know what to pack for the rest of the trip - tootling around Portland with the hipster kids in the rain on Friday and Saturday a.m. and a nice post-wedding brunch on Sunday morning.
This sounds like such a fun weekend. I'm jealous! Here's what I would take:

Puffer Vest - I love this vest from Target! I have it in red.
Jeans - From J.Crew in a nice dark wash.
Turtleneck - With a little extra flair at the wrists from Design History on super sale at Bluefly.
Rain Boots - Odds are that it will be raining when you are there. Nothing is warmer than a dry pair of boots! They're not very packable, but so well matched to this weekend.
Tote Bag - For shopping in eco style.

Sweater - On sale from J.Crew.
Shirt - For warmth.
Skirt - A bit of pattern from Banana Republic.
Ballet Flats - Comfy and cute for your big adventure. I had a pair of Jeffrey Campbell's in grey that I wore until they completely fell apart.
Clutch - Packable and fun!

Incidentally, I think this is what I would take with me to Norway. Portland and Norway, apparently the same in my mind. Have a great time in the Northwest!


Chelsea said...

These outfits are so cute! They are so Portland, I think I'd like to make them part of my living in Portland wardrobe!

alyson. said...

I agree with Chelsea, I totally want that puffer vest.

just tell her not to forget her umbrella!

Anne (in Reno) said...

Thanks so much! Love that sweater! And I definitely won't forget my umbrella!