White Winter Coat

Winter has officially descended upon Portland, Oregon and rain gear + warm accessories is a must. Naturally, I am drawn to my North Face womens jackets. I own a few of their classics (fleece, snowboarding gear) but have never owned a more casual, lightweight jacket of theirs. This year I chose the waterproof 'every day' jacket, and I LOVE it!

My favorite part of this jacket is how slimming it is (especially as a white). The cut fits perfect everywhere and is super breathable, allowing me to layer as necessary. I styled the jacket as my "everyday/ running around to do errands" outfit while still looking fashionable. I am super pleased with this light weight option, and the hood is wide enough to go over hats and beanies! I've found a new North Face jacket favorite!

I paired it with the most cozy gloves, The North Face gloves paired well and will match the rest of my ensemble.

The North Face Jacket c/o MACYS & THE NORTH FACE. Pants: HM. Booties: CLARKS. Hat: UO.

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Portland Fashion Blogger Thanksgiving

Happy Monday! Holiday season is in full swing and I am super excited for it! Lots of holiday parties, family events, and fur ;) This thanksgiving I was actually in the country and able to spend it with my family and my fiancé's family (he was able to fly one for a couple days)! Here is the first half of my Thanksgiving day... in my cashmere and Céline for the Holidays!!
oh, and I baked a goat cheese, blueberry pie
Skirt: Céline. Fur Stole (taken from a dress jacket in my closet) Polka dotted back seam tights: Nordstrom. Peeptoes: Seychelles

I hope you had a lovely Holiday!


She said Yes

"I promise you me"

With friends and family by my side, I exited the limo (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4) and walked to shore. My heart racing, knees wobbly, mouth smiling, all that I could see around me was natural beauty. I looked out over the  beautiful lake and saw the love of my life in a canoe, making his way toward me. After calling out his name (literally) he began to row over. 
 My thoughts in this moment:
"He's in a canoe! He's here! We're finally together again! He's going to propose! He's here!!! Would it be ok if I ran to him? How am I going to get in with these heels?! He's here!!"

A single red rose. Every time Ryan would pick me up from the airport or come home after not seeing each other for months he would hand me a single red rose... 

Then he brought out his guitar...  he began to play a song he wrote for me. 

The only photo I had snapped all day... it's still one of my most popular instagrams...

Picture perfect

Then he stopped singing...

And pulled a little black box out of the guitar case...

I started to cry before he could speak...

and said "YES!"

and kept staring at the perfect ring he picked out for me...
  We made it back to shore...

Had tear filled moments...

...pure joy.

and a private picnic in the forest...

Our perfect day didn't end on the lake in front of a majestic mountain. We left the candle lit picnic and headed home where we planned to watch a movie and bask in our joy, except "home" was actually our friends' house... where he had a surprise engagement party planned :) The day ended with our loved ones. 

I couldn't be more thankful, humbled, or happy to have the family I do. I was reminded of that yesterday as I got to celebrate Thanksgiving with both of our families (our first split holiday). This is a chapter in my life that I will always turn to and remember. I'm excited to share our journey with all of you :) Thank you for reading!


The Longest Ride of My Life

Happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for everyone in this post, for my family, for my readers, and for my friends. I am blessed.
(Part 1, 2, and 3 of our proposal can be found at the links)

Much to my surprise, as I left the building where he and I first met, I see in the parking lot an entire group of friends from through out the day who partook in each location. They were all smiling and super excited, next to them? The longest stretch hummer in Oregon ;) 

Complete with bubbly, balloons, and music, we celebrated what was yet to come!

and then the driver passed a letter to me, my to-be sisters put on some Nat King Cole, and I got really excited!! (and emotional)

 After a good hour I was getting anxious... and looked out the window. "Are we going to the beach?!"

and just after his last promise...

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