Calling all Creatives! Enter the Sock It to Me 10th Anniversary International Design-A-Sock Contest NOW!

sockittomedesigncontestPortland-based uber-awesome sock company Sock It To Me is celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Crack the champagne home-brewed beer! [cuz it’s Portland]

They are inviting sock fanatics from around the world to submit a unique sock design for a chance to win $5,000, $1,000 and $500 in cash and products – and have their design manufactured in Sock It to Me’s next collection. The contest runs from September 5 – 26 and is open to artists of all ages and talents.

  • The Grand Prize Winner will get a cash prize of $5000, their design manufactured on real socks, and 15 pairs of awesome Sock It to Me socks from our current line!
  • A second place winner will receive $1000 and 10 pairs of socks.
  • Third place winner will get $500 and 5 pairs of socks.


Good luck – and may the best socks win!


Lookbook from Portland: Yo! Vintage Spring 2014

YoVintage_SS14Lookbook1When one thinks of the amazing vintage shopping destinations Portland has to offer, Yo! Vintage is usually right at the top of the list. With a mix of vintage pieces and new accessories (such as Seaecho, Hazel Cox Jewelry, Seaworthy, and Made on the Moon), the store is a treasure trove of unique finds. Owner Sarah Radcliffe curates a collection of lustworthy, tactile pieces that, though from yesteryear, would still look fabulous in the modern girl’s wardrobe.

From the Yo! Vintage website:

Yo Vintage! owner Sarah Radcliffe sources one-of-a-kind vintage pieces from across the globe, gathering inspiration from street style, the runway, and her mates.

Before relocating from London to Portland in 2009, Sarah employed her keen eye for fashion as a trend researcher and vintage buyer in the UK. Sarah now spends her spare time freelance styling and adventuring with her husband Charlie and dog Agnes.

Yo’s downtown Portland flagship store opened its doors in 2012 and has quickly become the go-to destination for vintage lovers.


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Yo! Vintage Website

xo Carly

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Lookbook from Portland: Sticks & Stones A/W 2013

SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook1Originating in the Pacific Northwest, Sticks & Stones was founded on the principle that re-purposed natural materials could be utilized in the construction of sustainable jewelry and accessories. Using materials such as reclaimed exotic wood, elk antler sheds, prehistoric ivories, fine metals, seashells, and gemstones, the in-house manufacturing team uses an intricate process of technology and skilled craftsmanship to produce these limited-edition and often one-of-a-kind pieces.

The construction of Sticks & Stones Accessories is done in various stages, including preparation, sanding, and dipping in a custom oil blend. The oil not only cures and protects the wood but also enhances the luster of the wood used. The strength and durability of these products are a testament to the quality of the
material and craftsmanship that is invested in each piece. Completely handcrafted in Portland, OR, pieces from Sticks & Stones have been featured in Lucky Magazine, Nylon, WWD, and Marie Claire, as well as DailyCandy and TrendHunter. Check out their latest collection below and leave your thoughts in the comments!SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook2 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook3 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook4 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook5 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook6 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook7 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook8 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook9 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook10 SticksandStones_AW2013lookbook11

See More at Sticks & Stones Official Website



Lookbook from Portland: REIF A/W ’13

REIF_fw13_lookbook-1REIF, a clothing and accessories brand out of Portland, OR, has become a local mainstay in the fashion landscape and one of the best examples of young design in the region. Known for  fashion-forward stylings, fabrics, and prints (LOVE REIF’s collaboration with Pattern People!!), designer Lindsey Reif  infuses her urban line of with elements of her small town upbringing in South Dakota.

From REIF’s press sheet:

REIF clothing and accessories blur the line between edgy innovation and classic sophistication. The brand’s unique designs fuse elements of the past with modern silhouettes and textiles, giving way to a line of timeless, quality attire. Since its debut in 2008, REIF’s versatile apparel and accessories have appeared in television, music videos, and editorial shoots. Authenticating the brand’s slogan “Die Zeit ist Reif” (German for “The Time Is Ripe)…REIF exhibits both originality and approachability in every garment.

REIF_fw13_lookbook-2 REIF_fw13_lookbook-3 REIF_fw13_lookbook-4 REIF_fw13_lookbook-5 REIF_fw13_lookbook-6 REIF_fw13_lookbook-7All of the turbans from the above collection are available at REIF online and select styles are also available in select boutiques in Portland. You can also shop REIF’s ready-to-wear collection of gauzy midi-dresses, covetable button-downs, and crop tops here (I have my eye on that motorcycle jacket!!)

One Necklace, Three Girls with Flutter Boutique

0.1piece3girls_flutterintrophotoWelcome to the latest installment of One Piece, Three Girls – where I feature a single article of clothing, jewelry, or an accessory from a local boutique, styled into 3 different looks for 3 different ladies. (See my feature with Portland’s Mabel & Zora boutique here!)

1piece3girls_fluttersignFor this post, I had the opportunity to work with Flutter in the North Mississippi district of Portland. If you’ve never been to Flutter, you really must go next time you’re in town – because it is a treasure trove of amazing vintage, handmade pieces, eclectic ephemera, candles, papers, ribbons, books, masks, succulents, soaps, and home decor oh my! 1piece3girls_flutter2They operate their website on and it is indeed a clutter….of spectacular finds! (more…)

Lookbook from Portland: Houseline

Houseline_AW2013lookbook1Houseline, by Portland Garment Factory, is manufactured on-site in Portland Oregon. The brainchild of Britt Howard and Rosemary Robinson, Portland Garment Factory was founded to fulfill that unique niche in the local economy: a full-service clothing manufacturing facility (of which Portland only has a bare few).  (I actually interned for 3 months at Portland Garment Factory not long after I arrived in Portland!) After manufacturing other local lines for awhile, Robinson and Howard branched out to design and create their own brand Houseline in 2011. For the upcoming A/W 2013 season, the line has grown to include outerwear as well as their staple easy-to-wear loose dresses, jumpsuits, palazzo pants, and even accessories.

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