How was your week? Getting all settled into your routines?
I’ve been running around like a crazy person trying to catch up on projects and emails before leaving for London next Wednesday. I’m a big fan of working hard and playing hard — and if I want to play hard, there’s some serious work to get done! I can’t believe that London Blogcademy is so soon — our workbooks showed up and I’m slowly realizing I’m going to have little room left in my suitcase for clothes and shoes. We’ve also been lining up some fun stuff for Portland & LA that we’ll be sharing soon.
As much as I enjoy a good dose of the avant grade and even occasional maximalism, sometimes I want that feeling of a clean slate. Simple lines, minimal shapes and very little color. A simple outfit paired clean surroundings and a clear mind — that’s what I want right now.
I spotted this type-covered wall on the side of Southland up on N.W. 23rd and had to share. So awesome!
I’d forgotten about these promo cards I designed for the Solestruck Portland store until I walked in and saw a stack of them sitting there! I instagrammed ‘em over break but forgot to share the finished product here. Shoes and obsession…I can relate to that. A little too well!
I remember falling in love with this dreamy chunky sweater when I walked into Topshop but cringing when I saw the price tag. But now going on 3 years strong, it’s a staple in my cold weather arsenal. Some things in life are worth the splurge I’ve learned. It’s all about being selective. Quality over quantity always.
Joey & I took Rocky on a walk through Ladd’s (Portland’s oldest neighborhood) over the weekend and I swoon every time I see this house. It’s like a modern castle, huh?
There’s been lots and lots of mood boarding going on this week. Someone on Twitter asked me what I thought of them because we all know how frivolous they sometimes seem. I think they have their place — as long as there’s a purpose for why you’re putting them together (to help your client visualize their ideal customer, to help them “see” their competition, etc.) I think they’re a totally valid tool.
And with that, I’m off. I’ve got some serious packing Tetris to do and an inbox to conquer.
Have a great weekend, everyone!