Sunday, August 13, 2017

In Portlandia

A couple of weeks ago, my husband, some members of his family, a family friend and myself all took a trip to Oregon. (We were all in one van if that gives you any idea of what the trip was like!) Well, I'm currently in the works of putting together a post on the experience featuring my travel recommendations for Oregon. For now, however, I thought I would post me next to one of the most iconic walls in Portland. Yes, even while traveling, I'm on the look out for colorful walls!

I wasn't sure if we would be able to get to visit this wall, which is located in the Arts District of Portland and right outside of the city. In fact, I wasn't sure if we would be able to get to Portland at all because no one had much of an interest in visiting the city on our trip. Luckily, the family friend we were with expressed an interest in going, so while everyone else was doing some hiking we ventured into the city to see some of the different neighborhoods and get a feel for the city. In my mind, I was expecting the adventure to be a little bit like an episode of the show Portlandia. Let me just say that I was not disappointed by how accurate the show is in depicting the city and its inhabitants!

Even though I have a good laugh at the show Portlandia, I could easily see myself being a character on the show. I would probably be the stereotypical blogger girl who is constantly looking for the perfect wall or backdrop for her Instagram posts and making her poor husband/boyfriend do all the photography. Luckily, no one in my family or my husband's family knows this! Due to this, I think our family friend probably thought it was a little strange that I was making my husband take a bunch of pictures of me in front of the wall, but then she started getting into it and was even telling me how to pose! (Imagine a 70 year old woman yelling "you go girl" at me!) It actually turned out to be kind of hilarious! That's one thing I love about finding walls: there's always a good story behind them, which makes them worth the hunt! (Also, there was a great ice cream place down the street from this wall too!)

Shirt: J. Crew eyelet top with tassel trim here, here and Factory version here
Jeans: J. Crew "Reid" jeans similar here
Shoes: J. Crew "Emma" flats similar red flats here
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff "Sofia" crossbody here
Sunglasses: Celinesame style heresimilar here


  1. What a cool location!


  2. That is so great you were able to get photos at the wall and that Portland did not disappoint you! Sounds like it must have been quite the trip with everyone piled into a van!
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Very fun! That's a great wall! I went to school outside Portland and the show Portlandia always makes me laugh because of how we can all identify with it! Glad you enjoyed it!

    More to Mrs. E

  4. Bright and cheery in front of that striking backdrop. Jacqui

  5. Love this casual look on you! The color of your top is beautiful. Love the background wall too!

    xx, Elise

  6. Love it Katie! You do seem the find the coolest walls whereever you go. Love the mustard yellow on you with the red flats, pretty!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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