Here it is, my third and final post from Portland... about time. You've seen the looks on the runway, read about mine and Kelsey's adventures in Portland and now, here are my looks. FashioNXT was four nights long, but I was only able to make it to the last two nights.
I wanted to sense the vibe the first night of the show, so for my first look, I kept it simple and casual. Side note: we got so lucky with the hotel I ended up finding and booking, The pictures and description seemed nice and it was about 15 minutes away from the venue for the show so I went for it! When we got there, we instantly fell in love. We took pictures before I left for the show, and then as I was getting ready to actually go, it was dark enough for the hotel sign to turn on! So I ran back up the stairs and Kelsey stood in the rain to get the perfect shot! Thanks Kels.
So my outfit, I guess we can actually talk about that...
I thrifted this top a few years ago, I love the puffy shoulders and the triangle buttons! Makes it so unique. People ask me where I get my stuff and a lot of the time my answer is I thrifted it. Don't be afraid to find something that others would see as unconventional, because there are ways to make it work.
Now, my pants are a whole different story. I will be honest with you guys, finding a pair of jeans that fits me well is really hard. Being as short as I am usually results in my jeans being rolled up, and being as petite as I am (yes, I prefer petite over "fun sized" no one feels like being compared to those small excuses for a candy bar) I dare say that I have had to venture to the children's section when looking for a good pair of skinny jeans. So all of that, mixed with my love for bell bottoms is a real struggle you guys.
When I expressed my situation to the mama I nanny for, she told me to go check out Express, (haha get it? I expressed and she told me to go to Express...I thought it was funny.) Anyway, I had shopped at Express before when I was a bit younger; I liked it but just didn't really fall in love with it. But this time around, Express basically became my new best friend. I hit up that sales rack and found these jeans for $8.99. I love finding on sale things on sale! On sale to the second power, on sale squared, or something like that. Now, given that I am still short, I of course wore my tallest pair of heals with the jeans, but if it looks like I just have long legs then we can pretend that thats just the true story here. ;)
After the show that night, Kelsey and I went to Wendy's for a classy dinner where they repeatedly gave us the wrong things so the window guy blamed it on the other guy saying it was his first day which then lead to small talk while waiting and him telling us we should come by more often... Sure man, whenever we are back in Oregon we will visit that specific Wendy's.
Once we thought they got our order right, we left, only to get to the hotel to realize they didn't give us forks to eat our salads with... yaaa eating salads without utensils is not easy... but we were hungry so we MADE it work.
The next morning, we lounged about, eating our complimentary hotel breakfast before getting ready to head out for a day full of adventure.
Back at it again with the bell bottoms, even though these aren't really considered bell bottoms, they are more of a wide leg pant.
But nonetheless, different pair of pants, same story. These were the only pair left, they were like $7 (cause no tax Oregon) and they were NOT my size. But, I HAD TO HAVE THEM. So I improvised. While shopping around, I ended up buying some of those fun little pins at Forever 21, folded the pants all cute like in the back and pinned it. Whoallaaaa, pants fit.
That's about all I have for now. If you have any questions about other pieces from my outfits that I didn't touch base on, feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you! Also, I have some fun stuff to share here coming up in the next post or so, the content is gonna be new and quite different from my normal posts so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out!
Photographer: Kelsey Hosler