Today Brooke and I ventured to the Salmon Street Springs in the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a lovely park that skirts the waterfront of the Willamette River that splits Portland in two. Notwithstanding minor parking issues (like a designated 15-minute zone) and heels that I found offered no metatarsal support (like none whatsoever! How I keep forgetting to implement shoe inserts in these is beyond me), we still captured some great pictures in the early morning light. For this outfit I decided to throw conventional fashion wisdom to the wind and mix ALL my metals (like I normally do, I admit): a copper choker collar with silver-tipped nails, brassy yellow-gold electroplated gem cluster ring with rose gold watch. I used to only wear metals in one hue [silver], and have now graduated to wearing them in all different tones, all at once. The more, the merrier!I fell in love with this Choies.com top the moment I saw it…I have such a weakness for photorealistic prints! (Probably dating back to when I fell in love with a gigantic strawberry-print fabric I spied in a Japanese fabric shop back in 1998 or so…there’s just something about photorealism and fabric printing that seem incongruous, but as of late, high fashion.) I thought the print on this top looked like a desert scene; Brooke commented that it looked like a roadtrip of some sort. In any case, the top is convertible (which I also am a sucker for), and you can wear it spread out or pulled forward like a drapey scarf, or even with the fabric cascading down your back. I believe if you were tiny (and daring!) enough, you could wear this as a mini-dress, but alas, not for me.
Lately I’ve been taking a step back and really trying to assess this blog and what I want to do with it. Do I re-brand? Do I expand? Do I eliminate? Do I grow? To what purpose? And how? It’s a tough question, and of course no one has the right answers for me…this is something I have to puzzle through myself. I just have to do a great deal of soul-searching, figure everything out, consolidate, and simplify.
Pretty much the prescription for life in general.
All photos by the talented and wonderful Brooke Morse. Check out her site and send her some love!