· Autumn in Portland and Eugene ·
Although Oregon started out gloriously sunny, I was not fooled into thinking this was the norm. By the end of my trip, it was wet and gloomy (just in time for my birthday). I was smart enough to bring an umbrella (not pictured).
I packed a capsule of one casual and five business casual outfits to lead seminars in Portland and Eugene, Oregon.
The capsule palette was black, navy, brown, olive, and red. Although you only see the casual outfit once (for my travel day on Sunday), I wore it again, almost every evening. I wore the blazer to my seminars every day.
These are the capsule items:
Sweaters – 2 (Gibson and Covington)
Pants (Lauren Ralph Lauren)
Skirt (Plenty by Tracy Reese)
Boots (Miz Mooz)
Belts – 2 (thrifted)
Necklaces – 2 (made by a friend and thrifted)
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Pros: The pants and dress were comfortable for my travel days (flying or driving) and the skirt looks great (as long as I don’t have to sit down!) The blazer was adequate for outerwear. (I added a hat and scarf, not pictured, when it was particularly blustery.) I also like this blazer for my seminars because the pockets are perfect for my remote and room keycard.
Cons: The palette was a little repetitive. The plaid skirt is almost too tight to be practical . . . key word here is almost. I felt a little dowdy in the high-necked items. I can’t wait to be beyond this awkward hair phase so that I can cleanly pull my hair up and back.
Overall: Two thumbs up!