Portland Part 2: The Styles

Packed Suitcase

I had high hopes for this trip! I really thought about what I wanted to wear, and I even had a color theme to make my life easier when I arrived. I filled my carry-on with all of my favorite red, black, and navy items, with some fun patterns and layers thrown in for some punch. Every item I rolled and stuffed into that little bag could be mixed and matched with all the other pieces so I never would have to unpack it all. I could basically just reach in and pull out any pant, and it would look cool with any of the shirts I could reach. This method is perfect for traveling to a place where you know you could be sleeping in multiple locations and wont be able to unpack without making a bunch of people annoyed with you for taking so long.

I wanted to wear modern but flow-y kind of outfits to my college reunion. Here’s as close as I got, inside Powell’s Books on Hawthorne.

Red Jeans and Leather Jacket

You know how when you’re hot all the time, you can’t for the life of you remember what cold feels like, or how to dress for it? Well, here is what I ended up wearing, for the rest of my reunion:

Reed College Sweatshirts

After spending a few days on the front lawn on campus, I just realized I wasn’t going to wear any cute summer dresses, nor was I willing to wear tights. I dragged my friends down to the Reed College Bookstore and we all ended up getting these actually pretty cute hooded pullover sweatshirts and reveling in our warmth (and cuteness) for the rest of the weekend. So my words of advice for your reunion (or any trip you go on), don’t get too attached to what you packed. If something else makes more sense when you get there, just go for it. It means you’re having too much fun to care what your outfit looks like.

But hey, at least I didn’t end up in this sweatshirt DRESS:

Reed College Sweatshirt Dress

June 14, 2011

8 Responses to Portland Part 2: The Styles

  1. Great post!!! I seriously need this since I’m going on my vacation so I need to unload all of my closet and found me some mix and match items!!! I think you are right color themes and patterns!!

  2. CharisaB says:

    You are too adorable! Thanks for sharing, such a great idea. Also, I love the sweater/ hoodie dress at the end <3

  3. kelsey says:

    I would totally wear that dress.

  4. lisa says:

    ha! that sweatshirt dress is prettttty classy! 😉

  5. Loved your first outfit! I hate when the weather isn’t what you are expecting!

  6. those tricks says:

    haha. I actually really like the sweatshirt dress.
    ahhh dark grey heather.

  7. CessOviedo says:

    Nothing better to feel cozy than oversized hoodies, cute pictures!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  8. Senta says:

    Yey for your hoodie-dress! Cute but comfy.
    btw., that’s the way I’m packing for not so long trips too 😉

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