Friday, April 27, 2012

Perfect Pair

Sooooo, this morning on my personal blog Woodgrain & Gold, I gushed over this amazing long skirt and button up combination. I love it. Cute, comfy, and sophisticated all in one. So awesome.

 I wanted to take it a step further and do a little jewelry pairing with each so you can further envision the genius of this mixture.

I matched the pictures to be directly under which outfits I would pair them with. For work I chose the round Seahag & Walrus ($34) because it's clean and simple while still making a bold statement. For casual I picked two bracelets (the feather from Seahag & Walrus- $26 and the geometric from Jesseca Anne- $40) because...well, bracelets are fun and not necessarily too fancy! Then for the more dressy outfit I picked our beautiful crystal necklace from Solis Jewelry ($70). It gives it that extra special touch to make your dressy outfit perfection!

There you have it! Hope you are inspired to try it out if you haven't yet!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What we're reading

Illustrated my Sarah Miller. Author lives in Portland OR.

We just got this short novel in and it is hard to put down. It's a story, written in the stye of a journal, about a guy who struggles with dating an alcoholic, disguised as a choose your own adventure novel.

The author, who remains anonymous, warns readers in the beginning of the book that they might as well read through the book, because choosing different adventures won't change the outcome of the story. Instead they are more like fun distractions that take your mind from the happenings in his life. It seems like they are almost there to help you relate to and make sense of why he stays with her. Love tends to cloud our logical reasoning at times. 

We have 5 copies of this fun read left and they are $7 each! What a steal!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Awesome Alert

How amazing are these little geometric necklaces? The answer is so amazing! They are made here in Portland by Thorn & Wynn. The shapes are golden brass and the chains are gunmetal. At 22 dollars each they are the perfect affordable must-have accessory.

...however...if you'd like one and still want to hold onto your money, check out Chalk White Arrow. They lovely Sara is hosting a giveaway for us there that you surely will not want to miss!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

What We Wear

Look who it is! So odd to see myself on the screen! How the tables have turned. I particularly love mixing patterns lately. 

Talking about myself is hard so I am just going to leave you with the side not that my necklace and postcard are currently available but the earrings are not! (I had to buy them. Too cute! So sorry)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know our beautiful stained glass displayed in our window is actually for sale?? Oh yes, it is. They are made locally by our dear friends over at SpaceCraft and will soon be switched out for some equally beautiful new ones! If you see one you like come on down and get it before it's gone! (Seriously someone save me from buying the "POW" myself, SO COOL)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our Empire | According to Instagram

With the release of Instagram for Android we felt it was appropriate to start an Inside Look With Instagram segment for our little ol' blog. Also I am an Android girl (the one and only one) and am just so stinkin excited to finally have this nifty little app. Enjoy! And happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 9, 2012

What We Wear

Did you guys miss us as much as we missed you? Because we missed you a lot! We hope you guys have been enjoying Spring as much as we have! Portland has been so sunny and beautiful lately it's almost unreal. Our beautiful Kari models some of our favorite sunshiney pieces in her adorable Spring outfit. Kari's earrings, rings, kaleidoscope, and solar paper are all available at Icon and will all be the perfect addition to your sunny days to come!