Portland was....an experience. The town itself is adorable; it's got Pacific Northwest charm all over it. Stout square buildings, firs growing on the edges of downtown, a coffee shop and book store on every corner- it was so much fun to explore! But the adventure itself was rather...bumpy.
We bought tickets to take a bus into town rather than drive there ourselves and- with backpacks on our shoulders- we left our apartment at 7 AM towards China Town to be picked up. We left so early so we can purposely slowly stroll through Seattle on our way there, but somehow time got away from us (or we were walking slower than a grandma with a walker) and when I checked the time we only had ten minutes to get there and still a whole lot of blocks to get through. So panicking, we hitched up our backpacks and started trying to hail a cab- except, just as fate always arranges it during these moments- there were no cabs in sight. And so we did the only thing that was left to do: break out into a run and start plowing through sleepy pedestrians that were innocently on their way to work. I can't run for shit, and so I looked like a fat third grader on his last lap at gym class: leagues behind Marc and chanting "I'm going to throw up I'm going to throw up" as I slowly loose steam and slow into an injured limping waddle.
In the end we caught the bus by minutes- and huffing and wheezing and purple in the face we made it to the back and collapsed into our seats.
Portland- we're ready for ya.
And even though I was sweating profusely and cursing any and all verbs, ya know I still looked cute. I've been having a lot of fun with this Victoria Westbury vest- it's such a fun layering piece! I remember watching an 80's Diane Keaton movie recently and eyeing how all the guys rocked turtlenecks with vests- I felt instantly inspired! I'm sure my mom thinks it's hilarious that I'm copying guys in her heyday, but what works works ;)
And while this vest is a basic piece, pop over and check out some of the pretty dresses Victoria Westbury has in stock- I'm totally keeping an eye on that lime green velvet number!