Monday, May 25, 2009

Pacific Winds

Last Sunday morning, we popped into my car and zoomed out of Portland, sad to leave but eager to get a taste of the Oregon Coast.

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After spending a good hour raiding Target, where I picked up a periwinkle maxi dress, as well as some sandals and tons of makeup from Jemma Kid, Napolean and Pixi (their concealer palette is AMAZING) and my bf finally got some new shorts, we pulled off of the busy I-5 and hit the small highway heading to the coast. It was hot, very green, with a big blue sky - perfect weather, perfect moments. We even saw Elk on the side of the road (must have come from the nearby town of Elk City).

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When we hit Newport and the coast though, BLAM! It all changed in a second. The closer our car got to the ocean, the foggier and windier it got. The temperature dropped from about 85 to 70 in minutes and half of the town was sunny, while the other half looked like it came from the film The Mist.

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Regardless, we soon found ourselves on NYE Beach, a sprawling expense of misty air, howling winds and suprisingly warm, soft sand. My dress blew up several times and I was ever-so glad I wore boy short undies underneath!

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Dress + Scarf + Belt: Forever 21; Sandals: GoJane; Bag: Mango MNG; Jacket: Express


I have to say, Oregon is one hell-of a friendly state. This day alone, I got four different compliments from random strangers on my outfit! At home, people would never be so nice!

For more information about the town of Newport and more pictures from our visit
there, please click onMy Travel Blog Link


PS - I'm adding to my links this week, so if anyone wants to do a link exchange just let me know!!

27 comments:

DaisyChain said...

You live in and near such gorgeous places, I am mighty jealous!

Lindsay said...

I love your outfit, and Oregon is indeed quite lovely. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

lillian jayne said...

Love the dress! It's such a summery color! The beach photos are great too.

I'd like to exchange links! :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love going to beaches. you look adorable.

Cassiopeia said...

ooh! you look gorgeous and that looks to be such an amazing place... uber jealous ;-D xxxc

Kristin said...

You are too cute. Fabulous pics and I'm loving that bag!

Kathy said...

love that green dress!

♥ fashion chalet said...

you're gorgeous, green looks amazing on you !!!


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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous pics and outfit, darling! Love the reflection in the sunglasses so!

xoxox,
CC

teasinglydiverse said...

Nye Beach (and pretty much all of Newport) is one of my favorite places. We had many a summer frolic there.
Oregonians *are* really nice! And I'm not just saying that because I am one :) {I'm actually halfsies, Oregonian+Californian}
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to our lovely state, I miss it a lot!

OmnisLucis said...

haha the first photo is awesome. i have an almost identical pose in which i'm leaning towards my bf with a face that makes you think i've just downed multiple cans of redbull and he's just indifferently driving.

glad to see you had a fun long weekend! (and thanks for the lovely comment, you've been added a long time ago:)

Erica said...

I love that photo of you in the reflection of the glasses! It's so artsy.

And why shouldn't someone compliment your outfit :P? It's cute!

And I'd like to exchange links :D I think you're already on my page, haha.

Vegas Princess said...

Wow, it certainly WAS windy! However did that dress stay on you. :) I LOVE love the shot you took in bf's sunglasses. Very hip and cool.

What is this link exchange you speak of?

Underfunded Heiress said...

Wow, great photos! So pretty. The beach is like that here too. When I leave work it will be all sunny and warm and the second I drive to the coast to go home, it becomes 10 degrees cooler and foggy!

Love your dress!

MizzJ said...

I know what you mean, why are we Vancouverites so stiff and unfriendly?

Amelia said...

Oh, my aunt lives in Newport! The pictures are perfection--the wind and fog create such a nice effect. I'm loving all the pictures from this trip.

muchlove said...

Your dress is gorgeous, I love the colour.

Sunniva said...

Lovely outfit, dear, your dress is so gorgeous! Seems like you had a wonderful day out xoxo

Mary said...

Lovely dress :)

Anika said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos....love all the beach ones (but I am a sucker for anything beach!)

p.s. that dress is calling out to me...the colour and cut!

p.p.s. I left you an award on my blog...take a look :)

prettyneons said...

whoa such a stunning blue sky, these pics are gorgeous...
*I'm full of envy, its raining here (obviously it being the UK and all LOL.

PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons x

Damsels said...

looks a lovely time . great sandals and belt

Girl next blog said...

Great dress!

caroline said...

your trip looks amazing! i love the green dress you're wearing. I truly want to go to Oregon some day, maybe on my round-trip to California, Nevada and Washington.. That's yet just a dream, unfortunately..
xxx
PS: thanks for your kindness with the problem of getting a place to stay in Edinburgh. The major problem is that during my stay there, it will be a european festival in the city.Something we didn't see coming..

Carlotta said...

such gorgeous pics, you have an amazing taste for clothes love your dresses!

Sher said...

Love your green dress! But am wondering what is keeping it up? It seems to be blowing in the wind like your scarf. Awesome photo shot!

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CAMILLE said...

you are SO GORGEOUS..aah the best cheekbones ;) love the locations you go to..looks like you see some pretty places
camille xxx