Employee of the Week: Wendy

Wendy Westerwelle

Stylist/Retail Therapist

How long have you been working here?

Three glorious years!

What inspires your personal style the most?

Freedom, comfort, well made garments, fabric, fit on my body, ethnic, and European

What is your favorite part about working with Adorn?

My customers and my Adorners. It is a pleasure to work with beautiful women of all ages and sizes and styles. I absolutely love to dress our customers! And,  the truth is as I am 70 years old, I will only work where I’m happy and where I can do my best work because the inventory speaks to me. I appreciate the ethics and heart of the owners of the company. There is an atmosphere here that makes me want to come to work everyday.

What is your favorite brand carried by Adorn?

I love Prairie Underground and Hard Tail and The O’Dells and Veronica M. Quality is key to me. The best part of Adorn for me is the curated variety! The best of the best for many ladies!

What is your favorite current trend? How would you style it?

I adore denim for all ages and sizes. A great pair of Premium Denim with a wonderful oversized sweater or tunic, huge earrings and a cuff bracelet! Good boots too! I adore accessories, and scarves from LA Made should be a must have for every woman’s wardrobe! A leather jacket over a very dressy cocktail dress is fabulous or a Fidelity jean jacket over and skinny tee from Hard Tail and leggings. Bold colors are also perfect accompanied by black!

What fashion advice do you have for this upcoming season?

Let yourself go out of your comfort zone. Try a color someone said you could’t wear. Wear jeans for a party with a fabulous Johnny Was velvet tunic and great shoes!

What is your favorite item you have ever purchased from Adorn?

I hold my Prairie Underground Cocoon Jacket close to me! I have to love what I purchase and I love my pieces from Adorn!

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Employee of the Week: Megan


Retail Stylist

How long have you been working here?

About a year

What is your favorite part about working with Adorn? 

My co-workers :)

What is your favorite brand carried by Adorn?

Prairie Underground! I work with glass in my other life, and am pretty hard on clothes.  Prairie is super durable, comfy, and simple to throw on and look put together.

What is your favorite item you have ever purchased from Adorn?

Either an Elk bag I bought years ago, or my Betsy & Iya hoops that I wear almost every day.

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Save the Date! PDX Collective Sale!

We are so excited to announce that we will be participating once again in the PDX Collective Sale!

Twice a year Portland boutiques come together for the public to enjoy tons for merchandise at a huge discount. It’s a great way to become more familiar with local businesses and who doesn’t love to score some awesome deals?

The sale will be on September 23rd from 10:00am – 5:00pm and September 24th from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel!

We can’t wait to see you there! And don’t forget to check out the other 10 boutiques that will be there:

Parts + Labour

Lizard Lounge

Radish Underground


Lille Boutique

Gild Shoes



Bridge & Burn

Perican Bing



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Employee of the Week: Jennifer

Jennifer D. Harris (aka: JDH)

Personal Stylist/Denim Guru

How long have you been working here?

Three years in November!

What inspires your personal style the most?

Paying attention to my intuition, as well as the world around me.  I know what works for my body type, lifestyle, and age.  Currently my inspiration comes from my Social Science work at WSUV.

What is your favorite part about working with Adorn?

The people.  I love the ladies that I work with – and I LOVE the ladies that entrust me with their style needs.  We have a sisterhood!

What is your favorite brand carried by Adorn?

Johnny Was.  All of the labels under the Johnny Was umbrella are artful, inspired, and unique.  Find a print or embellishment that speaks to you from this line and you will wear it for the rest of your life.  It is personal.

What fashion advice do you have for this upcoming season?

My advice (for every season) is to be appropriate.  Be true to yourself, and always be appropriate.

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Upcoming Events at Adorn!

We are so excited to announce all of the exciting and fun events we have coming up at our stores! From DIY crafts to styling workshops, there is going to be lots to look forward too in the upcoming months so don’t miss out!


Up first? A Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show!

If you’re not already a fan of all the Citizens we carry in the store, then you won’t want to miss this!

Stop by the Fremont store on September 21st, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm to see all the new Fall pieces and you can also enter for a chance to win a free pair of denim! Another perk? We’ll be offering double your Perkville points to use later when you’re finishing up putting together your Fall wardrobe!

RSVP to the Facebook event here!

Next? A macrame workshop!

Portland macrame artist, Brooke Anderson, will be heading on over to our Division store to teach you a new skill! This will be a 2-hour workshop on September 23rd, from 10:00am – 12:00pm

The cost is $85 and that includes the following supplies:

Cotton chord

Copper piece/Tassel

Wood dowel

Instructional knot guide

Wine and snacks!

This event will be fun, intimate, and the perfect activity for you and your best girlfriends! Make sure you RSVP here to reserve your spot!

For more info, check out the Facebook event page!


And then we have the launch of Lavenda’s Memory Jewelry Line!

If you haven’t yet, check out her blog here!

The event will be held at our Division store on September 28th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm!

Not only is Adorn adding this beautiful line to our store, but Lavenda herself will be there! Come on by to meet and mingle with the amazing blogger and enjoy specialty cocktails by Portland’s New Deal Distillery! Oh and did we mention there would be a manicurist and makeup artist there?

Be the first to shop her jewelry line and check out the Fall Collection!

You can RSVP on the Facebook page here!


And don’t miss this Denim Workshop with Stylist Sara Dahlquist!

We all dream of finding that perfect denim fit and on October 5th Sara Dahlquist will be at our Fremont store to help you find it!

The workshop starts at 7:00pm and will be followed by drinks, treats, and a shopping party with our top stylists!

RSVP to the event here!


We are so excited for all of the fun events and we can’t wait to see you there! Make sure you Like and follow our Facebook page so that you can be the first to know about all other upcoming events are our stores!

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Obsessing Over Fall Arrivals

When the leaves start changing, it feels like a good time for our wardrobe to start changing too! Our team headed to the Society Hotel to style all of our new pieces for the new Fall Look Book and we are obsessed!

The kids are back in school, Summer vacations have come and gone, and now it’s time to treat yourself to some of these wonderful Fall pieces with the first day of the season right around the corner… Grab a cup of coffee with your girlfriends and come by any of our boutiques!

Make a statement in this Veronica M Jumpsuit! Add on an extra layer with a cozy cardigan to make it the perfect outfit for lounging around, yet still looking dressed up enough for a coffee date!

With holiday parties coming up we are dying to get our hands on this chambray number! Dress it up with a pair of heels and some jewelry, or if you want to stay casual it’s the perfect dress to go over a pair of black leggings and some boots! Classy and comfortable, it’s definitely going to be a staple for the season!

While the weather is still transitioning and we have a couple of warmer days left in Portland, check out this new Veronica M wrap dress!! And once the cold weather gets here check out our leather jackets to create an awesome contrast with the florals!

We’re all about denim this Fall and there are so many to choose from! Come by and check out our Rails button-downs, like this one in Pink Poppies! Throw on a velvet motor jacket and you’re all set!

This Margaret O’Leary Cashmere V Neck Sweater pairs perfectly with this Storm & Marie Dona Skirt for a nice, collegiate look!

Sometimes it’s nice to just have a comfortable outfit, perfect for running errands in. How about a pair of jeans and a trendy tee? Add a statement piece with this colorful cardigan!

We love a good button down for work! Such as this one from Mo:Vint! But even more we love all of our newest bomber jackets!

Almost all of the stripes on this dress match Pantone’s Fall Color Forecast and it’s so versatile! Dress it up with heels, dress it down with leggings and boots, and it works great with a cropped or long jacket. It’s the perfect go-to when the day calls for more than a cozy sweater.

If bombers and leather jackets aren’t your thing, check out this new camo jacket from Sanctuary!

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