Yesterday, my brother burst into my office and said something to the effect of, “I really feel like taking photos. Let’s go.” I’m like, “How soon?” He responded with, “Right now.” He’s way more spontaneous that I am. And, he has a way nicer camera so I always take him up on the offer!
We drove about 10 minutes from home to an industrial area in S.E. Portland and found this building we’d never seen before. It was dead quiet but every once in awhile, really loud mariachi band music would pipe up out of nowhere.
The colors and textures were like nothing I’d ever seen. Though very industrial and gritty in texture, everything was perfectly stacked and organized. The ground had been freshly swept. I felt like it was secretly a movie set!
These Dries van Noten boots are probably the most ridiculous steal I’ve ever come across in my entire life. 80% off. So cheap by Dries standards…the price you’d pay for perhaps a pair of basic Frye boots. Totally an unexpected buy but I knew when I saw them that they would age well with the really simple, classic shape. Plus, the leather is really soft and fits a bit slouchy through the calf so I plan on wearing these in the summer (like yesterday) since they don’t stick or bind.
I swear I’m not grumpy — the sun was just totally blinding. 90+ degrees yesterday! I have a few buffalo plaid dresses that I picked up at Forever 21 over two years ago and still wear them constantly, year round. When it cools down, I pair them with tights, a t-shirt and cardigan.
Dress, Forever 21
Bowler Hat, H&M
Yellow Slip, Forever 21
Helvetica Necklace, Star
All photos by Carey Haider.