fall travel fashion

Fashion Friday :: Falling for Portland

[trip style = urban]

Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month by fashion blogger Heather

Tax-free shopping. Need I say more? No, but while we're on the topic, I must mention that the City of Roses, famous for its culinary and coffee scene, cycle culture and offbeat tv show, has some pretty killer shops where you can spend your tax-free dollars. Here are a couple of my downtown favorites...

Around the corner from my favorite Portland hotel, the Ace, is my favorite Portland shop, frances may, where you can find lines like Rachel Comey, Lizzie Fortunato, APC, Suno, Rag & Bone, Wings & Horns and Gitman Brothers. You can also spend some quality time chatting with friendly shop girl, Ashley.

Just up the road, you'll find Alder & Co., a well-curated home, accessories and clothing store. Just a warning: It's almost impossible to leave without buying something!

Portland mini shopping guide {for women & men}
- Una
- Filson
- The Woodlands
- Odessa

[photos via frances may, alder & co., portland mercury, luckymag, travel portland]

Fashion Friday :: Fall Weekend

fashion friday, weekend getaway

[trip style = weekend getaway]

There's a popular collection of short stories called The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing. It's a New York Times Bestseller, but I've never read it. I do, however, remember the cover. It has an image of a girl in wellies, tights, a red jacket and a trapper hat - and it's the inspiration for the first Fashion Friday post.

When summer fades away and the leaves begin to fall, I instantly want to surround myself with wool sweaters, pumpkin lattes and weekend escapes. Living on Canada's West Coast, I have plenty of options - Tofino, Whistler, the Gulf Islands, Washington State - but no matter where you live, I'm sure there's a cabin calling your name.

Now what to pack?

Men (clockwise from top left)
Filippa K peter herringbone check shirt, Cheap Monday original jeans, H by Hudson angus tan washed lace up boot, Paul Smith Jeans shawl collar waffle cardigan

Women (clockwise from top centre)
Free People military platoon jacket, Madewell belmont boyshirt, Bop Basics faux fur trapper hat, Loeffler Randall rain boot with back zip, American Apparel winter legging

{Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month and written by our resident fashion consultant Heather.}