Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Books, Brew and Bagdad.









A ways back (pre-the return to the dark hair), The Boy and I explored a bohemian enclave in SE Portland. The jubilant market is housed on Hawthorne Street and is comprised of organic markets, homey bookstores, sophisticated eateries and wonderful nooks to sit and enjoy three of the things that Portland does best: Coffee, Beer and Wine.

Sporting my Michael Kors wide-leg denim jeans and a big, white sweater- I found myself lost in a sensory overload of spices, herbs, paperbound books and the palpable feeling of chilly air greeting you with each departure of a store.

The quick remedy, of course, is to scurry as quickly as you can into the adjoining location. With the variety of personalities that make-up the eclectic shops, you're bound to find something to appease you in this vibrant, unique neighborhood.

Just try to avoid the Hipsters. Or wear a Britney Spears shirt and they'll avoid you as much as possible (thank you Britney!)
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22 comments:

Claire Vázquez said...

That blog so ideal! now you're going to see a lot around here ...
I invite you to walk through the mine and to follow me if you like mine!

a kiss, Claire.
c.o.c.o.
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Ashley said...

i'm soooo lovin' your outfit! very cute and classy! you and you bf make a really cute couple - how fun to explore other parts of the city! :)

Petchie said...

I am in love with your outfit! The Michael Kors jeans are so cute and that white sweater, adorable! Love your blog!

xoxo
Petchie
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Erika said...

Gah! Caitlin you look gorgeous in this outfit; and...I love the fact that you spent the day browsing such an eclectic bookstore. I have never experienced a bookstore quite like this - add that to my to-do list ASAP! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

*Almost 10 years of marriage...Only 8 so far. Still crazy to think though. :)

I love your outfit; it looks so stylish but still comfy.

Slamdunk said...

I don't miss my time in a city, but I enjoy reading about your adventures in urban areas Miss Caitlin--you and your BF certainly get the best out of the experience.

Elle Sees said...

I've nevr seen a photo shoot in a store like this ad looking fab while at it.

Little Ms. Fun said...

I love Britney Spears...LOL

and yum! Coffee and wine are my two favorite things...you can even throw Michael Kors as my third favorite thing. He makes amazing shoes :)

PorkStar said...

So very eloquent and well written, sounded like a review in a magazine and the pics definitely compliment it.

Looks like a nice place indeed.

Kisti Belle said...

Super cute post! I love the way you have your pictures!

Fashion Tales.... said...

The photos are nice, reminds me of a great photo diary. LOVE your wide-legged pants.
*Britney aid us in the most interesting of times doesn't she? lol

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

such a great look girl. you are gorgeous!!
xo TJ

Dirt On The Rocks said...

must be nice to just be out and about exploring :) that's the best part.

i love your outfit. i need to find pants like that that'll look good on my really short frame without making me look like a shortiee. lol

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Bonnie said...

I am dying over your outfit. You look absolutely phenomenal. The white top, white bag, and black pants is a gorgeous combination!!

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this free bird said...

I freaking stared down those trousers and raced to the bottom to find out who made them. HAWT

Bravoe Runway said...

I don't cook so I have no idea what spices to get...I am so not a kitchen gal it is not even funny! Your day does seem like fun, and Treasure Island has a great selection of Spices.

Natasha xoxo said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Love your blog :)

xo, tasha
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Kim's Vanity said...

CAITLIN this may be a bit off topic but this is my favorite outfit I've ever seen you in! Those pants and shirt suit you beautifully! Reminds me of Jennifer Aniston. You are beautiful!

Raven said...

hahahah love the britney spears t-shirt idea. You know I own me some of those.

also, how many times can I tell you that your bf is such a hottie? Hottie!

also, LOVE your little blurb about shelter animals above, I have sworn that from this day on out, I will ONLY adopt shelter animals. They need homes and are AMAZING family members :)

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I feel so much better after reading Raven's comment...I am not the only girl on blogger creepin' on your BF.
Did I ever ask you what kind of camera you use? I can't pull of wide leg pants, but do love me some Michael Kors. & your purse makes my heart smile.

xo SARMIN

Ocean Dreams said...

girl your outfit in this post is SO so cute - you look so comfy and stylish in it too! :) Glad you had a nice trip with the bf.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Really like your hair and outfit in these pictures!