Can I just say how refreshing it was to get away from the dry climate of Utah and escape into the fresh air of the Pacific Northwest? This trip was such a treat visiting my best friend in the Portland area. It was an extra treat that my best friend is also a fantastic photographer who took these photos as we shopped and explored downtown Portland.

Here’s a true confession about this shoot. I had chosen an entirely different outfit to style that I wore into the city. Then once we stepped into Nordstrom and there was no sales tax, justification sunk in which led to me buying my outfit on the spot and wearing it out of the store.

What I love about this outfit is the combination of edge and a little grunge with feminine details. The top totally screams girly with the crochet at the bottom and a light aqua color. Then this denim is distressed and high waisted which, evens out the outfit from being just straight girly with the perfect amount of balance.

Then add a floppy summer hat, some loose curls, some laughter and fun and you have a downtown combination look! Perfect for whatever winter weather you’re experiencing as it’s beginning to warm up in a lot of places! Happy shopping and styling :)

Top: Nordstrom |BP| // Jeans: Nordstrom |TOPSHOP| // Watch: Nordstrom |Michael Kors| // Handbag: Nordstrom Exclusive |Michael Kors| // Shoes: Nordstrom |BP Shoes| // Hat: Nordstrom {old, similar} // Photos: Kellie Standish Photography