Monday, June 14, 2010
Trufax: Portland Rules.
On an oddly sunny day, at least based on the near-month exposure we've had to Portland weather in late spring, Greg and I walked the three or so blocks to Hawthorne Street to scope some lunch. It was a regretfully short-lived excursion, as Greg isn't much for window-shopping, and neither of us have any extra cash to throw around at things like musty old books and vintage clothes. We settled for a slice of pizza each at a corner cafe I can't remember the name of, and watched what seemed like the entire world walk past the windows.
It really does seem like the whole world lives here. There are more people in the Portland-metro area than there are in the entire state of Montana, so I guess it's not a stretch to feel that way, as silly as it sounds. We truly are in the heart of the city, here between Belmont and Hawthorne. It may not be downtown, but it has such a vibrant, local feel that to me it truly is the city.
I wore: Target skirt, knee socks, and flats; Hot Topic tee; thrifted belt; Claire's earrings; Urban Outfitters bag; and Zenni Optical glasses (which I wear everyday, happily enough!).
I didn't put a lot of thought into what I wore, as I wanted to get out of the house as soon as possible. My only guidelines were: light, comfortable, casual, and nerdy. I don't always go for a "nerdy" look, as I find it kind of silly to always dress as a headline to my sub-cultural identity, but every once in a while I like to dress like a geek on purpose. So, if anybody decides to judge me based on a brief glance at my outfit, they'll assume I'm some kind of geek-nerd. This was the goal of my outfit, if only in a vague way!
On the next warm sunny day, I may even be brave enough to sport my only pair of sandals. It will require me to stop being lazy and paint my toenails, though.
Posted by Meg! at 9:58 PM