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Monday, June 17, 2013

Tropicana



I'm so thrilled to be participating today in the London Times Savvy in Your City summer campaign!  We were each asked to pick a city & share our summer savvy tips...and since we've only lived in NY a short time, I decided to talk about my hometown in Oregon instead.  Portland is such a fun city with so much to offer - there are amazing restaurants in the Pearl District and really great live music downtown (including the best Spanish coffee you've ever tasted at Huber's).  My husband & I had our wedding reception at The Governor Hotel & catered by the in-house Jake's Grill, where the food is to die for!  

But, one of our favorite activities for the summer is to get outside of the city limits a bit and visit Yamhill county. Not only are the views of the Willamette valley picturesque, but there are dozens of wineries & quaint shops sprinkled throughout the area...all just a 40-minute drive away from Portland.  You can read more about my favorite places to visit in Oregon wine country here.

I chose this London Times tropical print dress to go along with this feature because it could easily take you from a day of wine-tasting (swap in flat sandals & cargo jacket, if it's breezy) to dinner in the city (how I styled it here).  I love that the slinky lightweight fabric is so comfortable, but the print & shape make it sophisticated enough for evening.  It would be equally perfect to wear to a beach wedding or a friend's summer soirée.





What I'm wearing:
c/o London Times dress (here; 20% off with code LT20), Windsor heels (here), ASOS clutch (similar here), Target cuff (similar) & belt (on sale here), Etsy ring (here), Nails: Love & Beauty Periwinkle Shimmer

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49 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Love the print of this dress! I've never been to Portland, OR. But wow is the Governor Hotel gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a pic of your wedding day?!? Would love to see!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ashley said...

You look gorgeous in this dress and I love the colours. It looks so comfortable!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Ladies in Navy said...

i just signed a lease for an apartment in portland! :) i'm moving there from seattle. didn't know that was your hometown
kw ladies in navy

Patricia loves fashion said...

Lovely dress, like how you combine it with these amazaing heels ;)

Rachelle said...

It's like a garden in a dress, love it.

xo
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FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

You look beautiful in this dress! I didnt know you were from Oregon! Portland seem like such a beautiful city, too bad its so far from NYC!
xx
Inna
Footprints in the City

TaraMixandMatch said...

That dress is stunning on you...I'm in love with it!

Margo said...

This dress is just gorgeous and it looks fabulous on you. Love the heels also. I've been contemplating investing in some white sandals and I think I just have to go ahead and take the plunge already!

Never been to Oregon but it Portland sounds like a fun city!

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Alyson said...

what a gorgeous dress and pattern! love the mirror. I've never been to portland, or in that general direction really, but would love to visit! thanks for the tips!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

For All Things Lovely said...

Absolutely love the mirror print of this dress! I would loved to have this on vacation a few weeks ago--you look gorg as always. :) xo.
Megan

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FashMagsbypamm said...

Love the dress!! Perfect for the Sping & summer days!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

What a fun post! I love this dress. Such a pretty print.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

fleurani said...

Kim, this high low floral Dress Looks super stylish. You look so beuatiful

Ani
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Chelsea Islin said...

That dress & the colors are stunning on you- I love the smokey cat-eye you did with your eye makeup!

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That dress is to DIE for! You look fantastic!!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Kellyann Rohr said...

You are just beautiful as always! What are you wearing on your lips? I love the color!

Kimberly said...

Hi Kellyann,

I actually mixed together two different colors. I used Maybelline Fifth Ave Fuschia lipstick and then layered Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss in Lilac Pastelle on top. Kind of an unexpected combination, but really pretty! :)

xo,
Kimberly

LyddieGal said...

This is a stunning dress, and I would love to be able to visit Oregon and the rest of the west coast!
Chic on the Cheap

Christina Heflin said...

LOVE this dress, the colors, pattern, and cut are all gorgeous!

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mystrangefamily said...

I am so ready for summer, love the dress!

Stephanie X said...

lovely belt.
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

Star White said...

What a gorgeous mirror print dress! So fabulous for summer! And the pairing of those simple white heels is just perfect!

Blessings!
Star
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Jackie Giardina said...

Seriously I need this dress! + the shoes you paired it with are perfect! Love that London Times did this series! So fun seeing what everyone's up to this Summer & the dresses everyone styled!

xo Jackie
Living After Midnite

Elizabeth Exposito said...

That dress is stunning on you! I'm in love with that print!

XOXO

EK

Peonies and American Honey said...

I love this dress, It would be perfect for wearing on a beach vacation. The tiny pink belt is a great pop of bold color against slightly more subdued colors.

Jo

Peonies and American Honey

Rachel Lynne said...

I absolutely love the print of this dress, so gorgeous!

Audrey said...

Love the neckline and print on that dress...and of course those ankle strap heels. I hope you had a great weekend Kim!

Ashleigh said...

I love the sides of that dress! It is so pretty, and perfect for summer.
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Economy of Style said...

This tropical print is stunning. You rock it well!

An Nicole said...

Great summer dress! I've been seeing Windsor shoes pop up everywhere. Are they comfy?

An
http://thestylerx.com

Kimberly said...

Hi An,

Yes, these shoes & another pair of pointy pumps from Windsor are SUPER comfortable...highly recommend! :)

xo,
Kimberly

Chelsea said...

This is such a fun and tropical dress... love it!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

laurenfoode.com said...

Since you're new to NY here's a recommendation: visit the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua! It is a beautiful space on Canandaigua Lake, they have wine tastings that rotate all the time, and a restaurant that features food and wine all from New York State.

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for the tip, Lauren - that sounds awesome and it's not too far of a drive! We'll have to check it out soon :)

xo,
Kimberly

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

Gorgeous dress!

Megan Maddison said...

That dress is beautiful - love the pattern.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

smk053078 said...

Okay, I have never been to NY or Oregon...don't laugh...I need to get to traveling!! Love this dress you chose and all your accessories....you are so right, this dress can be remixed so many ways!

& Pretty Things said...

what a gorgeous dress! x

& Pretty Things

Trendy Mondays said...

The Pearl District and Downtown Portland are so much fun. The coffee shops and microbreweries are such fun!

Love the tropical print dress on you! What a great choice!

Trendy Mondays Blog

Emma Finlayson said...

Love that dress so much! I usually don't love high/low dresses but this one is subtle and draped and awesome!

xo Emma
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Whitney Cosgrave said...

what a gorgeous dress! the colors are perfect on you.

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving that clutch!
Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Madeline Veloria said...

Such a gorgeous tropical print on this maxi :) And I like the asymmetric hemline!

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Styleclouds said...

The dress is beautiful! I love the print!! xo, Christina

Styleclouds

Purple Ivy said...

Hello from not so sunny UK, the prints on the dress is beautiful and indeed very tropical. Makes me wanna be somewhere hot sipping cocktails. Love your blog and its contents. Following you and look forward to reading your future posts.

xoxo
Ivy
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Esther Freedman said...

very, very pretty!

best,
esther, founder/designer, cuteheads kidswear

Katell Malleena said...

Stunning look , your eyes are so beautiful :X

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Lady of Style said...

Beautiful dress!
The floral prints are lovely and your make up is gorgeous too.

Annette
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