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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Old town Portland and Madewell

In my last post, I wrote about all the new development that is happening in downtown Portland. However, there are still bits and bops of the old town left in this city and it is not difficult to just run into one. We found this quaint little alley way nuzzled behind the Madewell store. To my surprise, Madewell has the prettiest window display which you can see it on my Instagram post.
We are in the middle of autumn and it is indeed starting to get chilly in the morning and later afternoon. I will be out of town for almost three weeks so I do apologise upfront that this blog space will be "On Holiday" until I return. I shall keep you all updated via Instagram (kiwifashionblog) and some Snapchat (kiwitweedy) so be sure to follow me there.
Happy Halloween to all who will be celebrating :)

Iroo moto-jacket, Sam Edelman loafers (old), Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag, Lindberg sunglasess

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cool tones

While it is not cold enough to wear coats and scarves, it is definitely cool enough to wear lightweight cotton jacket. I scored this versatile utilitarian jacket at Banana Republic at 50% off. I am only 163cm (5'4) so the petite version fits me perfectly. For those shorter girls out there, don't you just hate it when your jacket's sleeves are so long they pass your whole hands? Sometimes I wondered if I just have short limbs?!
With this very casual jacket, I thought I'd pair it with my semi casual laced sneakers I got last spring by Ash. They are more comfortable with the traditional Converse (with padded sole) and a little bit more girly with the lace details. The only complain I have with them is the silky shoe lace. They become undone quite easily when I wear them. For how pretty they are, I think I can live with that :D

Banana Republic Military Jacket (online on sale here, but try to go into the store for better deal), Ash Lace High Top Sneakers (still some on sale here), Zara Stripped cotton T, Balenciaga City bag in Lazuli (lapis) and Lindberg sunglassess.

Downtown Portland is changing. Sky scrappers are coming up everywhere. It's bitter sweet as the city progressively grows but also comes with overwhelmingly population density increase and congested traffic. I guess this is part of an urban city that is booming.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn golden leaves

On a snap of fingers, autumn is now in full swing. This is the time when all the leaves begin changing colour. You get that cool crisp air in the morning and evening and sun is setting earlier and earlier everyday. Alot of people say autumn is their favourite season. For me, I try to embrace every season as it comes. Portland is unique in a sense that every season has it's strong distinctive character. When the season changes, you can definitely feel it. We took the opportunity and had these "colour enhanced" pictures taken to demonstrate their beautiful golden hue.
Are you enjoying the season change at your area? Despite it did make me a little sad putting away all the summer cloths last week, I am looking forward to bust out my massive scarf collection (last counted I think I own 12.........). Stay tuned for many features of them here on the blog :)

Esprit cotton coat (old), Vince slip on sneakers in black (two colours here), Coach Rhyder satchel (last seen here on the blog, this leopard print is still avaliable), and Lindberg sunglassess.