Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What I love about Portland

It's hard to believe it but I have been living in Portland for over 10 years now. This city is the first American city I have ever lived in (and the only one so far). When I first arrived here (I came here for school all the way from New Zealand), I was seriously home sick. Everything seemed so different and foreign. It is not until the last few years I started to feel more connected to the city. I had time to slow down, take a deep breath and looked around. There is a saying "Keep Portland Weird". Most people chuckle about it when they see the sign around town but that is what makes Portland unique. The people (like a melting pot from all over the places, globally), the food (heaps of hidden little eats here and there) and all the beautiful greeneries.

The only think that is missing is an ocean nearby (New Zealand is surrounded by water of course being an island). I think I have now found my second home. Welcome to Portland, Oregon :)

Purple floral maxi dress and accompanying denim jacket last seen here
Balenciaga Coquelicot City bag from the lovely Julie (check out her blog here), Sam Edelman sandals (pretty pink ones on sale here) and Lindberg sunnies.
Borsalini owl charm (their fb page here)
Caught a glimpse of the super moon! I think I can see the first landing up there (yap, just kidding haha).
Come visit Portland and get ready to fall in love :)
“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember


his_girl_friday said...

Portland is definitely on my short list of places to visit (And I love your skirt.)

Anouka K said...

This moon looks impressive! Really love your maxi dress! One day I will visit Portland too.

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

Definitely make sure you visit portland sometimes but pleaser come during summer time lol

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

Please do! I'd love to meet you <3

Joana Leite said...

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Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

Thank you friend :)

Bárbara Marques said...

Your dress is super cute!
And those are some beautiful words you said about Portland :)

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Luba Dimitrova said...

Love the maxi dress and the way you styled it !

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fashion-meets-art said...

what a wonderful look. i love your dress so much!
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Alicia Mackin said...

Portland has really changed in the last 15 years. I am from NY but lived in Seattle for a decade and had a friend in Portland and boy has it changed but so has Seattle. Both cities are great but the rain got to me. Though I do miss the west coast sometimes.

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Fabiola Tinelli said...

I'm in love with your dress!

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libys11 said...

wish i can visit the place one day!!
gorgeous dress btw! love the color of that bag!

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Kristina said...

I am yet to go there, but if you say it's nice, it must be nice. :)

Am2Pm Chic said...

Perfect look for summer, that maxi look so cute on you.


Stunning bag!'

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Mica said...

Love that printed maxi on you! It's so nice with the red city too. I love coquelicot, such a nice red.

Glad you have settled in and made the city your home :)

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Viktoriya Sener said...

You look very adorable! Love your long dress!

Whilelmina's Closet said...

I love the boho vibe!! Nice blog!! :)


unitedcolorsofaggie said...

You look lovely!!!Love your maxi dress, such a great print!!!And for me it's also been 10 years since I came to the States and started living in Chicago:-)

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful dress!!


Sarah Lewis said...

gorgeous outfit my dear! I love your dress :)

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

Thank you beautiful Sarah! Such a compliment hearing from you <3

Estefania said...

Hola guapisima acabo de conocer tu blog y me ha encantado ,asi que te sigo por gfc y blogovin me encantaria que te pasaras a ver el mio y si te gusta me sigas , gracias y mil besos.

Antonella Leone said...

so beautiful <3

Hanna Lee said...

Lovely dress & love the bag!

Khloe Lo said...

beautiful dress <3
happy august!
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Sammie said...

the sign is pretty funny :)
and you look totally gorgeous in this maxi dress,great look

elpuntodelola said...

Precioso vestido y el bolso ideal. Besos

Patrizia said...

Love it! You look awesome in this maxi dress!

Valerie said...

really cute outfit.

Lauren said...

I hear fab things about Portland and all of Oregon!! Lucky you to be there! I hear people ski on their lunch hours in Bend, Oregon!!

Lauren at adorn la femme

Style Servings said...

I've never been, but it sounds lovely! BEautiful dress, too!