It has been super fun doing daily (or near-daily) posts featuring Sock It to Me style in action. This is the last in our series, and fittingly, it’s extra special. These pictures come from an exciting meet-n-greet with Portland Mayor Sam Adams last week. Carrie, myself, and photographer Jared Birt were invited to join Mr. Adams at his home-away-from-home: City Hall, where big decisions are made every day.
Because we were so excited, Carrie and I fussed a bit about what to wear, but it didn’t take long for either of us to nail down some fall looks that were appropriate for a personal, three-on-three greet with the mayor. (He came with his PR gal and photographer, as well.) At the end of the meeting, Mr. Mayor put on some Ninja socks and rode off into the sunset — er, traffic — on a supercool electric bike on loan. For all of the exciting details, make sure to check out next week’s blog with even more pictures… and a cool video!
On Carrie: Neck-tied blouse + cropped tweed blazer + denim pencil skirt + argyles
At present, I’m wrapped up in a lovely read that is set in the dreamy countryside of Provence, France. In short, it’s all about the slow life. Most of the day’s affairs are scheduled around one’s appetite and a penchant for entertaining on-the-spot (and always-welcome) guests. Conveniently, a glass of wine, Pastis, or marc is never far from reach or reason, and drinking mid-day is never frowned upon.
If I could just spend a week in this life, I’d feel so recharged. For now, I’ll just dream about it… and what I’d wear. I like this look because it is so cozy and casual, yet put-together and pretty – for sure something I’d wear while enjoying the slow life.
Look #6: Pink lace dress + bulky sweater + red lips belt + tights + extra long leg warmers
Do you ever have those guilty Saturdays where you drink a whole pot of coffee in the a.m., eat cake at noon, and then settle in front of the tube for a lazy afternoon of hopeless girly flicks? Yep, that’s my Saturday. It is fantastic.
I don’t care who you are; you have to love The Devil Wears Prada. All of that fashion; all of those outfits! It’s just so… delicious. Plus, Anne Hathaway is adorable, and Meryl Streep does a bang-up job playing an Anna Wintour-like fashion icon with an attitude. It is all too reminiscent of my NYC days when I worked the bottom rung as intern in the magazine world, alongside top fashion mags like Vogue and GQ. It was exciting then. But I have to tell you, I am so glad that I chose Portland over Manhattan. I mean, backyard photo shoots with your friends are so much more gratifying than high-stress shoots in the city. Plus, I love my job, and my boss rocks. From what I understand, that’s pretty rare out there in the rat race.
The thing that bothers me most is that fashion is supposed to be fun. We love that our customers send us photos where they are wearing Sock It to Me socks with sneakers and puffers (like Carrie, below). No matter how you choose to wear your socks, it’s all about your individual style. Whether that’s a cozy, everyday style or a super-chic look with pumps and a mini, it’s all good. Because it’s all you. So thank you, again, for sending us snaps. Keep ’em coming, please!
Look #4: Hurley sweatshirt dress + tights + speckled grey leg warmers + arm warmers + Nebraska vest
I really like the combination of elements here. If you look closely, you can see Carrie’s precious striped flats. They make a good add to a playful outfit like this. Rocko agrees.
Woot, woot. It’s Friday. Oh my. I am ready for the weekend. Hopefully it’s really long and filled with a good mix of rest and fun and play. That’s all I have to say.
This is one of Carrie’s new fall jackets. I like it because it’s surprisingly versatile for its plaid pattern and is a nice change from the standard solid grey and black jackets we’ve all stashed in our closets over the years. Best of all, it has a super-sized collar that protects the face and neck from the all-too prevalent Oregon rain. Paired with tailored shorts, leggings, socks, and boots, this outfit keeps fashion fresh by showing off some good layered fun… which is my favorite part of fall dressing. Bring on the layers, baby!
Look #3: Plaid jacket + tailored shorts + leggings + Tiny Rose knee-highs + shortie boots