One of my biggest challenges this season has been incorporating color. As someone who absolutely loves black and sticking to neutrals (I know so boring), it’s not so easy crossing over to the bright side. But lately I’ve been really drawn to pinks and yellow which is a first for me given the fact that I rarely wear color. I headed up to Portland for the weekend and stopped by one of my favorite boutiques, Shop Adorn, to pick out some must-have pieces for summer that would add a little color to my life.
So first off, I have to note how much I LOVE their store off Division. I’ve collaborated with them for this blog post to show you how I stepped outside my box of wearing booties and all black to wearing a more casual outfit to brunch.
The weather hasn’t been overly hot the last few weeks. It was sort of rainy and then sunny and sort of transitioning into the summer without that crazy heat wave. I wanted to wear something that was light and had a great quality. And after seeing this Rails hula top I was seriously obsessed.
FUN FACT: I used to do Polynesian dancing for three years and performed around different cities in LA. SO LONG ago but that hula girl was calling my name.
I picked this top because while I normally don’t wear pink, but I do have an appreciation for it and thought why not. Whether you’re going somewhere where you’re going to be dressed super caj (casual) or you’re heading to brunch to meet a friend it’s perfect for dressing up or down. It’s so versatile! I paired this with a killer pair of Hudson Jeans. Their jean selection is insane! Everything fit me so well I wanted to buy all the denim and I’m not even that much of a denim girl! My butt and figure have never looked so great!
Now for the shoes I wanted something that accentuated the top and was perfect for that summer vibe. I went with this pewter perforated flat from Trusk that I got at the Gilt Boutique. And then I headed over to have brunch with my girl Platings + Pairings. Seriously the nicest human ever and her feed is to die for!
We met at Coquine in Portland which was seriously so good for brunch. We talked about our goals, events coming up and blogging. It was so refreshing to be brunching with someone who just GETS it. I love connecting with other bloggers and being able to share my passion for food with them. Scroll down for my day in Portland.
Photography by Erin from Platings and Pairings
How do you like to incorporate color into your wardrobe? Do you love pink or have a favorite color this season?
Let me know in the comments below.