For our final weekend of the summer before going back to work, Sam and I spent an afternoon in north Portland, primarily around the St. John’s neighborhood. Our favorite, and most picturesque, bridge in Portland is the St. John’s Bridge, which was on full view during our lunch at the local farmer’s market.
Capturing a photo near St. John’s Bridge, however, proved more problematic due to all the construction and the midday sun. So we took a couple of pics below the bridge, as well.
Details: Striped top (similar, similar): Fashion-swapped last fall / Khaki cargo shorts (very similar): Kohl’s, gift-carded last winter / Denim jacket (similar): Kohl’s, old / Gold-and-cream sandals (similar): Target, old / Yellow colorblocked tote bag (striped alternative): Gift from my mom, spring 2012 / Gold-and-crystal earrings (similar): Local boutique, last fall
I tried out this striped top — readers might recognize it from this sewing project post, in which I altered the hemline to be more like a tunic — which you can see better in the pics below.
While I love the colors and stripes in the top, I have to admit that I just don’t feel comfortable in it. The elastic waist is a bit too high on me, I feel, and the altered hemline still looks a bit odd. It looks less intentional and more like I just split the side seams. NOT exactly the look I’m going for. So, alas, back it goes to the donate/swap pile.
And lastly, we ended our afternoon at the Island Cafe on Hayden Island, a floating cafe on the Columbia River. The last time we were here, as seen in this post, I wore a similar outfit of a looser-fitting tunic and khaki short (and no, my khaki shorts didn’t magically lose a few inches — about a year ago, I replaced the khaki shorts in my closet).
Hope y’all have a great last weekend before summer officially comes to a close. Next week I start back to work for the fall term!