At last! Pinstripe Overalls for Spring/Summer!

YOU GUYS! My collaboration design piece with Jill Yee is finally here! So naturally as soon as I received the sample I channeled my inner Land Girl and we shot photos out in a field (because where ELSE would I shoot photos…)

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I present to you the Adored Vintage x Jill Yee FIELD OVERALLS!

So about A YEAR ago…yes, that long ago, I was chatting with my super cool L.A. based designer friend Jill Aiko Yee about collaborating on a design together. This has been a slow process since in the midst of this collaborating LIFE happened. Ahh, that sounds like an excuse, I know, but C’est La Vie and all that so the project got put on the back burner.

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About a month ago we got back on the train again to get our collaborating design ready to go! We talked about fit, fabrics, function…

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OK, can I just tell you how much I LOVE these pants? (And not just because I helped design them) They are so cute, so comfy, and can be worn a lot of different ways!

click here to PRE-ORDER your FIELD OVERALLS!

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Through the design process I had told Jill I really wanted to be able to cuff the hems but not have so much fabric that the cuffs pool around my ankles. It was also important that the straps be not only adjustable, but removable. I have always appreciated when vintage garments had adjustable AND removable straps, so this was an important design element. You have the option to wear as overalls or as just classic pinstriped trousers.

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The next bit was the waist band! Why an elastic waist band in front? Because it’s comfortable! And I like to eat! I normally wear all defined waistbands with skirts and dresses, but truth be told, sometimes you just want to be COMFY. The back of the waist band is defined though, which is great because then you don’t get that weird gap when you bend down or something. Also, it’s more flattering on the tush.

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These pants are also in super soft pinstriped cotton. So perfect for spring. And they have POCKETS! So good!! Now, before you pre-order yours (they’ll be ready in about 2 weeks!) I leave you with this beautiful last picture which I am sure if you haven’t been convinced that you need these adorable pants in your life, this picture will be what SEALS THE DEAL!

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You can PRE-ORDER them HERE!

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Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot

French photographer Constant Puyo is one of my favorite of the “antiquarian” photographers. All those dreamy Victorian and Edwardian girls walking through fields with flowing clothes and flowing hair. Ahh to be one of these ethereal ladies.

Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.

Before Saria joined the Adored Vintage team, she had approached me about borrowing wardrobe for a Constant Puyo inspired photoshoot for her friend’s new floral company here in Portland. I was already smitten with the concept of the shoot, but what really sealed the deal was the words “floral sash.”

Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.

Um, YES PLEASE! I don’t know why more brides aren’t wearing sashes of flowers on their big day! I really do hope I see this become one of those wedding trends like chalkboard signs, mason jars, and flower crowns.

My heart skipped a beat when Saria sent these images to me. One can get lost in the dream like quality about them.

Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.

Constance Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Florals in Portland, Oregon. Photographed by Saria Dy. Wardrobe from Adored Vintage.

Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.
Constant Puyo Inspired Shoot for Wildwood Floral shot by Saria Dy. Wardrobe by Adored Vintage.

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A Favorite Summer Moment

When the sun infuses everything around you with golden light and only the symphony of birds and breeze can be heard echoing against a seamless blue sky. In those moments the chaos of the world melts away.

We rose bright and early to make the short pilgrimage to one of my favorite places in Oregon, Sauvie Island. I can still recall my first time visiting the island. I will never forget the warm happiness that spread over me as we drove through the narrow road flocked on both sides by fields and farms, the sky a pristine summer blue.

Here the world is still, far away.

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We stop along a trail to take photos with wildflowers and picked several bundles to take home to adorn our kitchen tables. A small group of hens clucking around a mint roofed barn compelled us to pull over the side of the road and see if we could get them to flock towards us. (Ahh, no luck, but they were in a couple of photos)

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Adored Vintage Portland Summer
Adored Vintage Portland Summer
Adored Vintage Portland Summer
Adored Vintage Portland Summer
Adored Vintage Portland Summer
Adored Vintage Portland Summer

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from the archives: Adored Vintage Autumn Lookbook 2012

Adored Vintage Lookbook Autumn 2012

It’s Throwback Thursday! I never know what to post for #tbt because I have ZERO baby photos of me and maybe a handful of adolescent photos all of which I can’t locate. So while  I perused through ye olde computer files I came across the first lookbook I styled and photographed for Adored Vintage when I decided to take this full time 2 years ago!

I really love that this Autumn Vintage lookbook is still relevant to what Adored Vintage looks like today. It’s nice to know that the feeling of Adored Vintage hasn’t changed much. It’s romantic, pretty, inspired by flowers, and unfussy.

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