We have BIG NEWS, everyone!!!
Announcing our NEW FALL 2013 SOCK DESIGNS – we have everything a cool sock connoisseur would want to stock up their store & have the best feet on the block!
Do you like bees? We got ’em!
Do you like Sasquatch? We got ’em!
What about CORGIS? We have those, too, just for you!
See all of our newest/coolest/most awesome sock designs yet & order yours now!
September 5th already! Where did the summer go?! We’re sad to leave behind the warm weather, sunny days (well, a few sunny days here in Portland anyway), and tan lines, but we can’t help but be a little excited about Fall! In honor of our favorite time of the year – when we can finally break out those toasty socks again – we decided to round up a few of our favorite things that have us eagerly looking forward to pumpkin patches, colorful leaves, and cozy sweaters!
Favorite Fall Dessert:
Of course we had to start with food, right? Not that we don’t enjoy food year-round, but there’s just something about the cooler air that makes warm beverages and tasty treats just a little bit sweeter. Brought to you by Dorie Goodspan, the author of Baking: From My Home to Yours, one of our favorite Fall desserts is Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake. Mmmm – if you could taste Fall, we’re sure it would taste a little something like this!
You can check out the recipe here, courtesy of Good Eats Blog: http://www.goodeatsblog.com/2008/02/twd-brown-sugar-apple-cheesecake.html
Favorite Fall Festival:
It might be a little bit of a trek from Portland, but the 3 hour drive to Florence’s Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival is definitely worth it! A flurry of visitors join this small, coastal town in October for a chance to listen to fine blues musicians while voting for their favorite local chef in the Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cook-Off and washing it all down with beers from Oregon’s best microbreweries. Music, food, AND beer – not too hard to guess why we look forward to this festival every year!
Favorite Fall (above the legs!) Accessory:
It’s pretty obvious that we love to accessorize around here (especially with crazy socks!), but we can’t forget about all of the other great ways to jazz up a Fall outfit either. One of our favorite scarves right now is Threadless’ adorable “Reversed Precipitation” scarf! (And you thought we got enough of the rain living in Portland!) Subtle but funky enough for our style – we can’t wait to sport this scarf soon!
One of our favorite things to do once the temperatures ease off a bit is hiking. Good thing there are plenty of trails around! So grab a pair of your comfy Sock It to Me’s and your favorite hiking boots and hit the road! One of our personal favorites is Silver Star Mountain with its breathtaking views.
If you’re in the area, Portland Hikers posts a great guide to the best trails & views: http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Must_See_Hikes
What about you, Sock It to Me fans? Let us know what has you jumping at the sight of the temperature dropping and the pumpkin patches appearing on roadsides?!
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