PDX Collective Sale Recap

Last weekend was the bi-annual PDX Collective Sale, an even where Portland’s most well-known and unique boutiques come together to sell their fall and winter items and begin to get ready for the new spring clothes. There were 11 amazing boutiques that all brought some great pieces; whether you were looking for some winter clothes with a great discount or items you can wear all year long, there was something for everyone!

Here are some behind the scene pictures of what our favorite boutiques had to offer and what to look forward to next year!

GILD is known for their unique and beautiful shoes ranging from slides to heeled booties; they seriously have everything. What they brought to the sale was no exception! Adorable shoes for any style and can be worn any time of year.

Perican Bing had a selection of chic and sophisticated clothing which ton’s of Portlanders appreciated for that more polished kind of look.

Radish Underground came to impress with jeggings, cozy zip ups, relaxed dresses, and even a $10 t-shirt/legging bin. They were a hit with any customer looking for an artsy yet chic feel.

Ecovibes was back with some of beloved vegan leather jackets and ton’s of sweaters to help you spruce up your winter wardrobe before spring is finally here! Ecovibes said they were so excited to be back with the PDX boutique family all under one roof.

Lastly, Adorn had some amazing deals on premium denim. You could find MOTHER, 7 for all mankind, and Citizens of Humanity all under $70. We also had some great t shirts, dresses, and sweaters.

Now you know what amazing deals and items the PDX Collective Sale offers! We can’t wait until we see you again this September to purge all our spring and summer clothes.

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Spring Trends: Layering

We’re back again, sharing some of our favorite looks for this coming spring! We have so many new goodies at all of our locations and since we talked about colors and accessories, we wanted to share one of our favorite styling tips: layering! If you’re from Portland, you know that spring is hit-and-miss in terms of weather, which means wearing multiple layers is typically your best bet for staying warm and stylish at the same time!

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This first outfit is as comfortable as it looks. We’re all about athleisure with these Publish Brand joggers that are beyond soft and are perfect with this Michael Stars Brooklyn Jersey crew neck (with metallic foil stars, no less) and our Mauritius Leather Wild Lawov jacket! We finished this look off with the Melissa Beach Slides that add the perfect pop of pink.

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This Ali & Jay dress in magenta (hitting those jewel tones!) and 360 Sweater cardigan pair are the perfect spring work outfit. We love the bright colors of this outfit, especially when they’re accented by this Virgin Saints and Angels necklace and layered with a longer piece. Layering is all about the clothing, layering jewelry can also be a great way to dress up your office attire. Finish it off with a Minnie & George purse and you’re all set for that work lunch!

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Finally, we loved this funky, cozy, layered ensemble. We layered one of our favorites from Hard Tail, the long sleeved skinny tee, in the Pantone color of the year, Ultraviolet, with this super cute AG Jeans Gisele Jumpsuit. The details of this jumpsuit are irresistible, and if you still need some bundling up, we’d go with a Mod Ref Cardigan!

Keep an eye out for more spring trends and tips, and head to any of our three locations to get your fashion fix!

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Recap: Collective Content Photoshoot

Last Tuesday we had our first ever PDX Collective Content photoshoot! Models, makeup artists, hair stylist, photographers, and local boutiques gathered to collaborate and create content for each other’s businesses. This helps us not only build content to promote ourselves, but we get the opportunity to promote each other while sharing creative talents from all over Portland. We can’t wait to show you guys our behind-the-scenes photos and all the fun we had throughout the day.

We started off with our Hair Stylist Ainsley Manesh (@ainsleymanesh) creating whimsical hairstyles for our models.

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Our makeup artists Charmaine (@charmainestyle) and Kelli Thomsen (@kellithomsen) created the perfect looks to go with their outfits and personalities.

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If you’re looking for a photographer for your next special event then you came to the right spot! Dionne Kraus (@dionnekrausphotography) and Emery Adair (@emeryadairphotography) are professional photographers who really have an eye for capturing the essence of every individual and the space they’re in.

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Our models made every outfit and photo come to life! Cassi Teach (@_cassondramarie_) and Drea Johnson (@dreabeaa) were our beautiful freelance models. Paige Craige (@tequilastainedtees ) and Alisa Fairbanks (@alisafairbanks) not only modeled for us but also run their own blogs and often collaborate with other artists and businesses! Check out their Instagrams and blogs to read about food, lifestyle, and beauty.

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Lastly, we had so many beautiful clothes and accessories from our favorite local boutiques! Ecovibe was one of the brands we shot.Their mission is to take time and care to consider where and how things are made, who makes them and what they are made out of. They donate 1% of all of our sales to 1% For The Planet to ensure that they are always giving back to environmental causes.

Gild is one of our favorite places to get trendy shoes for any occasion. Owners Erinn and Nicole pride their business on fantastic customer service and have a passion for helping their customers find the perfect footwear that complements both their sense of style and lifestyle. Not only does Gild feature a collection of independent shoe designers but they also sell several local handbags, leather good and jewelry designers.

Ayumi Angel brought stunning jewelry that completed every outfit. The philosophy behind the collections is that fashion should be simple and easy. The inspiration behind the designs is the minimalist aesthetic found in Asia where Ayumi lived. And we can’t have a photoshoot without some floral arrangements, so Oak Grove Floral (@oakfloralgrove) brought a beautiful bouquet and a couple of flower crowns. Of course, our own brand Adorn was there with our own outfits ready to make an appearance for springtime!

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Altogether the PDX collective content was so much fun! We were able to get so many great photos and meet other independent artists all while building community. We can’t wait until next time!

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Spring Trends: Accessories

We are obsessing over all the new jewelry we’ve been getting in at Adorn. I don’t know about you, but on those days when I just need a pick-me-up I put on my favorite pair of earrings or chunky ring and immediately feel fabulous. Our Fremont location has so many versatile pieces of jewelry and other accessories that are perfect for dressing up or down your wardrobe as you transition into spring.

We have a ton of new pieces that we think you’ll love, so here’s a quick rundown of some of our favorites!

Earrings!

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Whether you’re into subtle studs or long, statement earrings we’ve got you covered. These Gorjana Astoria studs are the perfect accent for any outfit in gold and black. And for those of you who love making a statement with your jewelry, all the jewelry from Jenny Bird are simple but brilliantly eye-catching.

Necklaces

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Following along this gold and bronze trend, we like to pair those Gorjana studs with another piece from their collection: the Power Gemstone Beaded Necklace in onyx and black. These necklaces are great alone or for layering as they hang below the collarbone. We also love this Ayumi Angel Aztec necklace with the bright red accentuating the bronze; it really is the perfect statement piece for any occasion.

Rings and Bracelets

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So, if you’re like us, you know that rings and bracelets need to look good while also being functional no matter what tasks you may find yourself completing throughout the day. We love Betsy & Iya‘s collection of cuffs and rings because they are just that: gorgeous and functional. Their rings, whether you want the chunky look or simple stacking rings in silver or gold, are comfortable while not impeding movement. And just look at that cuff! The geometric shapes are to die for!

Wallets and Purses

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And finally, you can’t go anywhere without your purse or wallet, right? Our picks right now include the Frye Ilana Harness purse in this stunning deep wine, as well as these Minnie and George organizer wallets. The details on the Frye purse compliment any Betsy & Iya jewelry and you can’t go wrong with these wallets with all the pockets and beautiful handstitched construction!

Stop by any of our stores and Adorn yourself with all the jewelry and accessories your heart desires!

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Brand Spotlight: Hard Tail

Last Thursday we shared with you a sneak peek of some of our spring color favorites, and they all had one thing in common: comfort. And before we get into some other trends for the spring season, we wanted to highlight one of our cozy brands: Hard Tail Clothing! 

Hard Tail Clothing was the brainchild of Dick and Patty Cantrell from Santa Monica, California who had the desire to create a clothing line that focused on female athleticism as well as creating pieces that allowed women to feel and look good. All of their clothing is made right here in the U.S. and has maintained the relaxed casual feel that the Cantrell’s intended right from the beginning 26 years ago.  Check out some of the new Hard Tail Forever pieces available in our shops this week.

Skinny Tee and Melissa Tank

We featured the Long Skinny Tee in Thursday’s post because of the gorgeous pink pastels. But if pink isn’t your flavor, this basic tee comes in 6 colors! It’s got a scoop neck and is perfect for layering or wearing alone for a casual or active look. Then there are the Melissa Tanks in Hunter and Mauve with just a hint of shimmer and a super cute back keyhole with single button closure. This tank is definitely a bit more dressy than the Skinny Tee, but it still has the relaxed fit characteristic of Hard Tail’s clothing line.

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Speed Racer Pant and Wide Leg Swish Pant

Hard Tail also makes incredibly comfortably pants that are still super flattering for all your athleisure needs. The Speed Racer pant is perfect for that pre-work jog with the elasticized cuffs and drawstring. My favorite was the Wide Leg Swish Pant in Earl Gray that is beyond soft! You won’t want to take them off, I promise.

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 Maxi Shirt

Finally, we have the classic oversized Maxi Shirt. Again, Hard Tail keeps things simple with a slouchy look and single button closures at the sleeves and neckline and one breast pocket. If you’re looking for an oversized, long-sleeved shirt to wear to yoga, the grocery store or a coffee date with the girls then this is it.

Get your workout in and make it look like a piece of cake in these simple, comfortable Hard Tail pieces!

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Spring Trends: Colors

Even though it’s only mid-January, we are so ready for spring and a little more sun and warm weather! As we’re looking forward to the transition from winter, we’re thinking about all the spring trends that are going to be hitting our stores and wanted to give our lovely readers a sneak peek into what we’ll be carrying after next week. As the first part of our 4 post series, we wanted to highlight some of the colors that we love for spring 2018.

Pastels 

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First up: Pastels! Spring definitely brings to mind light, wistful colors and these two tops are definitely among our favorites for pastel pinks. The first is the Hard Tail Skinny Tee in Crystal that fits like a glove and is so cozy underneath the Mod Ref Delilah Cardigan.  And guess what: The Hard Tail tee comes in 5 other gorgeous shades! It’s just thick enough to keep you warm on walks through your favorite park or curled up on the couch with a good book. We also loved the Mod Ref Ref Top in Dusty Rose that’s perfect for the office with these Fifteen Twenty Ankle Slit pants in navy.

Jewel-Tones 

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If you’re not into the softer pastels and want something with a little more pop, we are all about jewel-tones for spring. The details of The Odells’ Shift Dress in Sapphire will have you melting as the curved hem with frayed edge and side-seam pockets keep you looking relaxed and stylish. And, of course, you can never have too many sweaters. I fell in love with the Soaked in Luxury Gertrude V-Neck in Cabernet which is perfect for spoiling yourself for spring. It’s slightly oversized with a loose fit so it pairs perfectly with these McGuire Lou Lou pants.

Stripes 

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First off, major shout out to Mod Ref for making it into two of the three color picks for this rundown; their pieces are just so easy to style. Our last color trend is less of a color and is really a pattern: stripes! We loved the Mod Ref Cole Dress in stripes (which also happens to have pockets!!) and, honestly, every woman should have a shirt-dress that also doubles as a tunic over jeans or leggings on those chilly days. Finally, we have this Rails Taylor Button-down in Florence Stripes, punctuated by a feminine floral print. We layered it on top of a basic Current/Elliott V-neck in Black Beauty to leave it unbuttoned and loose.

Let us know what some of your favorite colors for spring are and head over to our Fremont and West End locations next week to try out some of ours! Check back on Saturday for the second blog post in the Spring Trends Series on some of our favorite styles for spring.

Happy Thursday!

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