Monday, May 21, 2012

Oregon Coast Vacation

The blog has been largely silent due to my and Beefy Muchacho’s vacation to the Oregon Coast.

I tried to pack light. I didn’t bring a lot of clothes. . . but still managed to pack five pairs of shoes. (Only three pair appear, below. The other two were for the campground showers and running. And I brought home an additional two pair I found thrifting.) I was a remixing queen!

Sunday, 5/13

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Dress, Eddie Bauer (thrifted). Leggings, Danskin. Hat, Charlotte Russe. Boots, Dan Post. Belt, thrifted. Bag, Xhilaration. Brooch (on hat), thrifted. Earrings, vintage. Sunglasses, Walgreen’s.

Flew from Cincinnati to Portland
Got groceries in Clatskanie
Climbed the Astoria column
Dined at the Rogue Ales Pub House
Photographed the sea lions on the pier
Slept in our first Yurt at Fort Stevens State Park

Monday, 5/14

Sweater, Mossimo (thrifted). Shirt, Old Navy. Tank, One Clothing. Shorts, Express. Scarf, Calypso St Barth for Target. Bag, Mondani. Earrings, Vintage. Sunglasses, Walgreen’s.

Took a morning run to the Pacific Ocean
Breakfasted at the Astoria Coffee House and Bistro
Explored Old Fort Stevens
Met my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew at the wreck of the Peter Iredale
Cooked veggie dogs on a campfire
Saw Dark Shadows

Tuesday, 5/15

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Shirt, Jones New York (thrifted). Shorts, Arizona Jeans (thrifted). Belt, swap. Leggings, Danskin. Shoes, Champion (thrifted). Hat, Target. Earrings, vintage. Necklace, gift. Watch, Vivani (gift). Scarf, Calypso St Barth for Target. Sunglasses, Walgreen’s.

Photographed the Peter Iredale
Had our first Starbuck’s drinks of the trip
Attempted to go whale watching in Depoe Bay (but there weren’t enough interested people to launch a cruise)
Cooed at harbor seals
Lunched at Thai Bay
Beefy Muchacho passed out due to the seasick meds he took earlier in the day
Unsuccessfully thrifted at the Lincoln City Goodwill
Walked on Cape Lookout Beach
Ate dinner at Roseanna’s Café in Oceanside

Wednesday, 5/16

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Sweater, Laura Leigh Ltd. Shirt, Old Navy. Jeans, Vanilla Star. Scarf, Calypso St Barth for Target. Moccasins, Minnetonka. Necklace, gift. Watch, Vivani (gift).

Ran up a steep trail
Toured the Tillamook Cheese Factory
Watched whales in Depoe Bay from a boat
Lunched at Café Mundo in Newport (I love this place! The tempeh tacos are wonderful.)
Feel asleep reading in our yurt in South Beach State Park

Thursday, 5/17

Sweater, Mossimo (thrifted). Tee, Keller’s. Shorts, Arizona Jeans (thrifted). Leggings, We Love Colors. Hat, Charlotte Russe. Brooch (on hat), thrifted. Bag, Mondani. Boots, Dan Post. (And, later in the day, Moccasins, Minnetonka.)

Got up at 3 a.m. to see low tide at the Seal Rock tidepools
Discovered it was only a 20 minute drive from the yurt to the tidepools, not 2 hours
Took a nap
Explored the tide pools
Got breakfast at Café Stephanie in Newport
Saw the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Had lunch at Luna Seafood House (Another win!)
Stayed at the Fireside Inn in Yachats
Climbed all over the seaside rocks
Dined at Ona Restaurant and Lounge

Friday, 5/18

Dress, Eddie Bauer (thrifted). Tee, Jones New York (thrifted). Belt, thrifted. Jeans, Vanilla Star. Boots, Dan Post. Earrings, vintage. Necklace, gift. Belt, thrifted. Sunglasses, Walgreen’s. Bag, Mondani.

Ran along the Oregon Coast Trail
Found my favorite breakfast place ever: The Green Salmon Coffee Shop
Hiked to the Giant Spruce at Cape Perpetua
Ate lunch at the International C Food Market in Florence (mediocre)
Beefy bought me a puzzle ring
Took a quick hike in the Honeyman Park dunes
Spent our last yurt night at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Tried to burn up all our firewood, but eventually gave up. We were tired and a raccoon was stalking us.

We called this bag “the body.” It held our sleeping bags, four towels, and two camp chairs. It weighed a ton.

Saturday, 5/19

Shirt, Old Navy. Tee, Keller’s. Shorts, Arizona Jeans (thrifted). Leggings, We Love Colors. Bag, Mondani. Moccasins, Minnetonka. Earrings and turoise/coral ring, vintage. Bracelet, vintage and thrifted. Puzzle ring, Puzzrollrings.

Ate leftover baked goods from The Green Salmon while we looked for whales from the lighthouse
Cleaned up at the southern Oregon coast’s number one thrift store, South Coast Hospice Thrift Store
Stopped in at a casino
Toured a myrtlewood factory
Lunched at La Costa
Petted a baby bear, lion, and leopard at West Coast Game Park Safari
Visited two Cranberry Sweets stores and sampled everything available
Saw The Dictator
Ate leftover groceries for dinner
Slept at the Red Lion

Sunday, 5/20

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Sweater, Laura Leigh Limited. Tee, Jones New York (thrifted). Shorts, Express. Boots, Dan Post. Scarf, TJ Maxx. Necklace, gift. Bag, Mondani. Socks, Sock Dreams. Sunglasses, Walgreen’s.

Drove to Portland
Had lunch at Bay Leaf Vegetarian (also mediocre)
Bought a couple items at Hope Dolls
Felt fancy drinking martinis at (another) Red Lion lounge
Had dinner with family

Monday, 5/21

Shirt, Old Navy. Dress, Eddie Bauer (thrifted). Tee, Keller’s. Leggings, We Love Colors. Boots, Dan Post. Bag, Xhilaration. Hat, Charlotte Russe. Brooch (on hat), thrifted. Earrings and turoise/coral ring, vintage. Bracelet, vintage and thrifted. Puzzle ring, Puzzrollrings. Watch, Vivani (gift).

Flew back to Cincinnati
Gave my kitties lots of love

We had a wonderful time!


dressperado said...

As a red headed freckle face who moved to Portland from California years ago, I must say I’m thrilled that you had a wonderful time in Oregon! It’s gorgeous here especially when the weather cooperates – which it did for you until Sunday. Our next door neighbors moved here from Cincinnati and have had a delightful time exploring all the western states. BTW, I enjoy reading your blog every day!

PS I have an old B/W photo of the Peter Ireland shipwreck from the early 1900's with a horse and buggy in front of it hanging in my living room.

mkv said...

I love your style. I've been following your blog for ages. I used to be a black and brown person. Not any more! I've learned from you that wearing color can be so much fun.

I love the way your style has evolved. You pose so gracefully you could teach it. You radiate on your photos, especially since Beefy came into the picture.

I love how you wear seemingly endless variations of colors, layers and patterns effortlessly. I've still been learning how to layer like you. You are a true inspiration.

Thank you for your blog and for the great links you include. You'd introduced me many of my favorite fashion bloggers. Great work!

Maria, Hungary

Anonymous said...

I see an owl photobombed you! Sneaky sneaky owl (purple steps)

em²ile² said...

Makes me miss the West Coast.

Sheila said...

You did a great job remixing! And what a fun trip - makes me want to visit Oregon (although the whole camping part is not my thing).

Can't wait to see your great thrift finds!

Jeannie said...

Glad you had a good trip! Photos look amazing!

Cara said...

Glad you are back! As a stay-at-home mom of three, your blog is my daily dose of style. I'm glad you had a good vacation!

Julia said...

Love your gifted Necklace!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool perspective. I like it! I'd love to get this post featured in the blog post section of the Oregon Coast page on Dwellable. If you're interested, please shoot me [inna at dwellable dot com] an email. Thanks!