Portland Adventures: West End Select Shop

In June, I took a sweeping road trip through Oregon and Washington and along the way, I had a chance to spend a day in Portland. Beautiful city, kind people, creative energy, vibrant culture. I loved it. I also tried to take in as many boutiques as I could when I was there. Among my favorites was West End Select Shop, a darling store in the Southwest shopping area. Beautifully curated with some of my favorite designers and a bunch of new ones to keep my eye on, this store is a place that I won't forget. Lucky for me, the online shop is an active one. 

Above are two of my favorite things that the store is currently offering: this jumbo wrap/scarf from Humanoid is a stunner. Use it as a cozy blanket of sorts, or throw it on and wrap creatively for a night out.

The jewelry line, One We Made Earlier, is a new favorite that I found at the shop. Blending wood beads and cord together, this fashion forward necklace (and others like it) make a bold style statement, but diverge from the traditional blogger necklaces you see everywhere. 

If you're in Portland, you must visit West End Select Shop and if you can't get there, be sure to stop by online


Portland Adventures: The Good Flock X Ashley Goldberg

This week I returned from an epic road trip to Washington and Oregon, where I stayed for several days at Mount Rainier and in Portland. Both places were chock-full of beauty in different ways. Over the next month I'll be sharing some of my favorite finds from my Portland shopping adventures: stores I have a crush on, brilliant surprising finds, apothecary delights, jewelry gems, and more.

Up first is this patterned tote and clutch by The Good Flock X Ashley Goldberg, the former a design company and the latter an illustrator. Together, they created this stunning print found on this sturdy, two-pocket tote and clutch. I found these beauties at Backtalk PDX, a beautiful boutique that sells curated vintage finds and the work of "emerging fashion designers." If you're in Portland, be sure to check out this darling store and find these bags online here. The tote is $119 and the clutch is $49.