Layer Up for Fall! New Tummy Tuck Leggings from M. Rena

M. Rena Layering

Just in time for fall, new M. Rena layering pieces have arrived! From new colors, to new styles, to new sizes, your favorite Tummy Tuck Leggings, Corset Camis, and more just got a major upgrade. Whether you’re a devoted fan or are hearing about M. Rena for the first time, you’re sure to the love these new pieces.

The classic Ankle-Length Tummy Tuck Leggings have been restocked and are ready to inspire your fall wardrobe! Unlike other leggings, the thickness and quality of the fabric provides substantial coverage and warmth when facing a fall breeze or sprinkle. The tummy panel serves to even out your midsection and provide a smooth base for tighter camis and tops. These leggings are so versatile, you can wear them under dresses, skirts, shorts, or even on their own.

M. Rena Tummy Tuck Leggings and Sleeveless Rayon Dress

M. Rena Sleeveless Rayon Dress in Deep Sea // M. Rena Tummy Tuck Capri Leggings in Black // Melissa Shoes // Soko Necklace

And now, introducing the Plus-Size Capri Tummy Tuck Leggings! What before was a one-size-fits-all-situation, M. Rena has expanded their size selection and we’re excited to stock a slightly larger alternative. Whether the originals were a bit too tight or you’re looking for a looser fit, the Plus-Size Tummy Tuck Leggings might be just what you need. They’re every bit as functional and stylish as the original Tummy Tucks, with the same quality of fabric, stretch, and thickness.

The Corset Cami and V-Neck Tank are in stock and available in new colors. These slimming and supportive tops are the perfect base for all your fall tees and blouses, as well as a great layer under lower-cut dresses. From vibrant colors like Eggplant and Cobalt Blue, to your neutrals like White and Gun Powder, you might not be able to walk out with just one!

M. Rena V-Neck Tank in Cobalt and Tummy Tuck Leggings

M. Rena V-Neck Tank in Cobalt // M. Rena V-Neck Tummy Tuck Capri Leggings in Black

We’ve also got the V-Neck/Scoop Dress and Long Cami in new colors. The reversible V-Neck/Scoop Dress gives you the option of a V-neck OR a scoop neck, depending on your mood. (Or which goes better with that new jacket!) And a chic fall outfit doesn’t get much easier than a Long Cami with a pair of the Tummy Tuck Leggings and a pair of boots. It might even be your new uniform.

M. Rena Long Cami in Burgundy

M. Rena Long Cami in Burgundy // Swedish Hasbeens Boots // Sahlia Necklace

Shop M. Rena on our website or visit either of our stores to get your hands on all these exciting new pieces!

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Summer Dresses for Weddings, Concerts, Vacations & Beyond!


Summer dresses for weddings, concerts, parties and vacations

In the midst of one of the hottest summers on record, the hunt for light-weight, comfortable and fashionable dresses is still running strong. And with so many events, parties, and special occasions to celebrate in just these 3 swift months, there’s always a reason to treat yourself to a fresh summer dress. Heading to a best-friend’s wedding? Checking out some local live music?  Whatever your dress-needs may be, we have a wonderfully eclectic selection of maxis, midis, minis & more that will help you look your best at all of your summer destinations. And with new brands in store like The Odells and Amadi, two up-and-coming brands that design gorgeous fashion-forward dresses, you will be sure to impress your family & friends with your one-of-a-kind outfit.

Wedding Guest Dresses

One of our most commonly sought-after dress types is the ‘Summer Wedding Guest Dress’, which, of course, should never be white (unless requested  otherwise by the bride), comfortable enough to dance in and wear for many hours in potentially very warm weather, and look flattering without showing off too much skin.

summer dresses for weddings and parties

 

Beach Vacation Dresses

The perfect beach-vacation dress must be first and foremost, incredibly light and breathable, and the more pockets the better! A soft and easy to throw-on dress by day followed by a bright & printed dress by night is a win-win combo that keep you looking fresh and ready for every step of your vacation.

light-weight summer dresses for the beach

 

Girls’ Night Out Dresses

A night out on the town with your gal pals means one thing- look nothing short of your most fabulous self! This is the perfect opportunity to wear a dress that is a bit more fashionable and edgy than what you normally gravitate to, so try playing with fun statement necklaces, asymmetrical cuts, and a unique heel to get that extra boost of style.cute summer cocktail dresses

 

Outdoor Concert Dresses

The perfect outdoor concert dress has the tricky task of accomplishing two goals: comfort and style that makes a statement. Lucky for you, us Adorners are well versed in those two compartments. But lest we not forget the attention in the details- accessory details, that is. A fun and over-sized earring paired with a comfortable boot and a complimentary side-strap bag (just big enough to carry your wallet, keys, and chapstick) will be your best ticket to every outdoor show this summer.

cute summer dresses for outdoor concerts

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The Prairie Underground Tunic Sold Only at Adorn

Prairie Underground summer top

Remember the Prairie Underground tunic called the ‘Your Orbit’? It was warm, covering, elegant, and incredibly versatile for both casual and formal outfit possibilities. Well, we’d like to introduce you to the summer version of the Your Orbit- the ‘Satellite’ tunic! This casual, eco-chic top was made exclusively for us in six gorgeous colors that are perfect for any month out of the year. Made in a rich blend of hemp and organic cotton, this top is incredibly versatile and light enough to wear in the summertime. Style it as a tunic with a pair of denim girdles, or as a layered dress with a knee-length skirt. Features two front pockets and a drapey cowl neck that can be worn down as a decorative neckline, or worn up as a stylish hood! Fitted around the chest with a subtle flare at the bottom hem, this tunic is as comfortable and forgiving as it is cute! Enjoy wearing this top a new way everyday!

eco-friendly fashion, Prairie Underground tunic

summer tunic from Prairie Underground in Electric Red

Prairie Underground Satellite in Deep Blue

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Zingo Scarf; the Rebirth of the Fluxus Nomad Scarf

La Mad Zingo Scarf Cabaret

Perhaps you will recall the Fluxus Nomad Scarf; the highly sought-after, oversized cotton scarf that was named one of Oprah’s Must Haves back in 2011. Unfortunately, just as the Nomad scarf really started to take off (and we mean take off, like, celebrities all over LA and NYC were seen wearing one), Fluxus unfortunately closed its doors and the Nomad Scarf was no more. That is, until a fellow LA based company, LA Made, came out with a new Nomad Scarf- the Zingo Scarf. The Zingo Scarf has been one of our top selling items for the past two years, and for good reasons!  With 43 square feet of the softest blend of cotton and modal (a type of rayon that is commonly used in PJ’s, bathrobes, and underwear) this scarf is without a doubt supremely versatile. Wear it over a dress, a tank top and skinny jeans, or for those of you who love to travel, wrap yourself up in it and use it as a blanket! Plus, with 15 different color options available, the possibilities are endless- find a Zingo Scarf for every season and occasion.

Check out just a few of our favorite ways to style the Zingo Scarf for gorgeous summertime looks.

LA Mad Zingo scarf

Dress: Velvet  / Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens  / Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Tiffany

Zingo Scarf in Tiffany

Dress: Velvet  / Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens  / Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Tiffany

Zingo Scarf in Cabaret

Tank: Bobi Clothing  / Jeans: Henry & Belle  /  Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Cabaret

Zingo Scarf in Cabaret

Tank: Bobi Clothing  / Jeans: Henry & Belle  /  Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Cabaret / Shoes: Pons Avarcas

Zingo Scarf in Scuba

Dress: Velvet  /  Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens / Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Scuba

Zingo Scarf in Aster

Top: Lilla P.  / Pants: Prairie Underground  / Shoes: Pons Avarcas / Scarf: Zingo Scarf in Aster

Zingo Scarf in Aster

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Finding the Perfect Pair of Denim: Nicole’s Story

Premium denim
Photo: Alexis Arnold

“Five years ago, after I had my second child, I struggled to get back into my old size in premium denim. I still had my faded, worn, boyfriend jeans that are so relaxed they’ll always work, but I stared at drawers full of expensive jeans and wanted so badly for them to fit. There’s nothing like the perfect pair of jeans — the ones that hug you in all the right places, forgive your sins and boost your assets, and jumpstart your confidence like no other piece of clothing can. That denim you put on that reminds you of just how smokin’ you are? That’s what I missed; the feeling of confidence and sexiness that my pre-baby wardrobe gave me.

For two years, I lived in Prairie Underground denim girdles and cigarette leggings, two styles I still adore. But I wanted to get back into that perfect pair of jeans. I got fed up — and then I got focused, determined to find premium denim in sizes 33 and 34. As our curvier customers know, that’s a tall order. At Adorn we always have at least 10 premium denim brands in store, so I knew someone had to carry sizes past 32. And I was going to find them.

 After a bit of research, I discovered that a handful of brands do offer denim up to sizes 33 and 34, but in very short supply, and often only available in styles that didn’t suit our grown-up customer base. There was hurdle after hurdle, but I was determined to make it happen.  It’s taken me literally years, but now, premium denim lines like Fidelity, Hudson and Paige are all making 33s and 34s especially — sometimes exclusively! — for our boutique. How awesome is that?! (My personal favorites are the Paige Jimmy Jimmy and the Hudson Nicos, if you were curious.)

So my mission was complete, right? Wrong.

One of the many reasons Prairie Underground is so popular and has such a loyal following is because all of their pants and leggings have a nice, long inseam, so they’re perfect for tall girls (if you haven’t yet tried on a pair of denim girdles, regardless of your height, get to the store as soon as possible. You’ll be hooked, I promise.) Once word got around that we had styles that catered to tall girls, I was able to convince my suppliers it was time to pony up even more long inseams. This season, we’re one of the few retailers in the country to stock the brand-new Paige Leggy jeans in a 35.5” inseam. And that’s just the beginning.

 I started Adorn in 2008 because I wanted every woman to walk into our boutique with confidence that she’d leave with options, not just pieces she wasn’t sure how to style. I come to work every day because I truly believe every woman deserves to feel like a million bucks, whatever her size or shape. Maybe you’re struggling to find denim that works for you because you just had a baby, or maybe you have yet to find your perfect pair. Whatever’s going on in your life — or in your closet — my team and I are here to help. We’re on a mission to make shopping fun again, to give you back that “Damn, I look good!” feeling when you get dressed in the morning.

The best part of Adorn, without a doubt, are the relationships I’ve built along the way with you, the customers. Have an idea? Think we’re missing something? Just say the word!   Send us your denim wish list, and I’ll do my very best to make it happen. “

                    Signed Nicole

Stay tuned for next week’s blog post on Nicole’s most fitting denim picks for every body type!

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May Customer of the Month: Megan

Customer of the Month: Megan

Cardigan: Autumn Cashmere / Dress: Velvet / Bag: Shiraleah / Necklace: Mishakaudi / Watch: Cheapo

Meet our May customer of the month, Megan! She’s been one of most loyal and dear customers for years, and we had such a blast hanging out with her and her beautiful baby boy! Check out our Q&A with Megan where we ask her about her personal lifestyle and fashion preferences!

Q. Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call home and what brought you here?

A. I have not always lived in Portland, although I consider Portland my home. I was born in the Bay Area and lived there until Kindergarten until moving up to Portland. I moved to Southern California for college and New York City for graduate school, but Portland kept calling my name, so here I am, and here I will likely stay.

Q. How do you like to spend your personal time?

A. I am a momma to an 8 month old, William, so I like to spend what free time I have with my husband and him. Outside of my family, I enjoy my bowling league with my friends (I’m awful), getting mani/pedis, and reading a good book. 

Q. What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you are passionate about?

A. I have dedicated my professional career to working with individuals with disabilities. I left my first teaching job to pursue my masters in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. Now, I am a special education teacher working primarily with students with autism. They are all such unique and wonderful individuals, and they teach me something new everyday.

Q. Any special talents or hobbies you want to share?

A. I make killer enchiladas, I have played piano for 25 years, and I love to interior decorate.

Q. How would your BFF describe you?

A. So I asked my best friend this question, and he said that I am “well dressed, fiercely loyal, and unafraid to tell it like it is.” I’ll take it!

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Top: Bishop & Young / Dress: Velvet / Necklace: Mishakaudi / Bracelet: Jill Michael

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Top: Bella Dahl  / T-shirt: Lilla P.  / Necklace: Roost / Pants: Red 23
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Style Q & A

Q. What do you love the most about Adorn?

A. Where to begin! I love how they marry, perfectly, style and comfort. And, of course, the ladies who work there are fabulously kind!

Q. If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it look like?

A. Is it bad that I would say head to toe black? There is something so chic/badass about a loose, black cashmere sweater, black jeans and some motorcycle boots.

Q. How would you describe your personal style?

A. I guess you could describe it as “urban hippie.” I love a good poncho and my silver Birks, but will pair them with some ankle length leather pants instead of going full on hippie. I guess New York rubbed off on me a little bit.

Q. Heels or flats?

A. Pre-William, I would’ve said heels, hands down. Since becoming a mom, though, I’ve traded in my spikes for sneaks, flats and boots.

Q. Most regretted fashion decision to date?

A. Hands down, boxers as shorts (early 90’s).  I used to rock plaid boxers with a Marvin the Martian tee shirt and sketchers…it seemed like a good idea at the time.

 

 

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