Gardens and Garments: Portland Edition

Roses are red, violets are blue—but I’m good with just roses, thank you.

One cannot visit the “City of Roses” without going to the Portland Rose Garden! The rose happens to be my favorite flower of them all because it encompasses everything I believe a flower should be: lively, romantic, aromatic—and let’s be honest, any flower that’s featured in Beauty and the Beast is likely to be a winner in my book.

Since the rose is my favorite flower, you can imagine how excited I was to step into a garden full of them. It was as if I had teleported into a Jane Austen novel, but was somehow still incredibly close to the hustle and bustle of the city. The experience was beyond literature, an engagement of all senses.

My eyes beheld the beauty of the various colors of roses as I imagined how quaint it would be if I had a picnic blanket and, you guessed it: a novel like Pride and Prejudice to read while enjoying the sights and smells of the garden.

When flower gazing, I feel that dressing for it gets me in the mood. To be honest, I had no idea that I would be visiting the rose garden that day, but conveniently, I felt that I did look the part to some extent. Here I have on a vibrant, white and red striped cropped tee paired with some ripped jean shorts. What really made the outfit, though was my straw hat that didn’t provide shade for a sunny day (as you can clearly see in this picture where I’m covering my face), but it did provide that special touch that turned the outfit from casual to casual chic. To top it all off, I am wearing my comfortable white Birkenstocks. You can’t concentrate on the flowers if you’re footwear is making you uncomfortable!

I hope you enjoyed part two of my Oregon Lookbook! Stay tuned for part three and have a lovely day!

Keeping it Krischic,


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