I love sequins, I love pleather, I love vampy, skin-tight ensembles that scream for the accompaniment of a dark bar, a handsome stranger and a dirty martini.
But despite that, I also have a soft-spot for rich wools, cozy blankets and cultured textiles.
That's why, my Christmas list this year will definitely include items from The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
Alright, if you saw my post last week you may recognize the connection- yes, I'm a wee bit impartial to companies that have ties to my beloved city & home. Pendleton Woolen Mills is based in a city by the same name directly 3-hours due East of Portland. You mayyyy have heard of the town before due to the weighty fact that it's where Kevin Federline hails from - a fun trivia fact for all ages.
I have always had a fondness for Pendleton after growing up with a couple of their magnificent blankets: the weaving was phenomenal, the print was spirited and the blankets were just about as warm as they could get.
Since that point, I've lusted after Pendleton garb and its Native American flair. When I found out that three Portland designers were creating The Portland Collection- I found myself tickled with joy.
[Thank you to The Portland Collection blog for their pictures]
I want to rock Pendleton scarves on a chilly Sunday morning while I thrift shop in the bohemian niches on the East Side. I want to spend an entire weekend swilling coffee at a cabin draped in Pendleton ponchos. And I want to venture off to the beach for the weekend with a Pendleton wool hat cresting atop my head.
Trendy and elegant evening wear it is not. But for a casual, earthy, luxurious, sportswear look- Pendleton is hard to beat in quality. Think of it like a refined Abercrombie & Fitch without the tacky branding and obnoxious ad campaigns/clientele.
For many more trendier and affordable looks, check out Pendleton for Urban Outfitters HERE.
So... what do you think of Pendleton style? Yay or Nay?
Read: The Portland Collection Blog
Link: Pendleton Woolen Mills website
*I wasn't compensated at all for this post, just pitching out of sheer love.