Friday, May 27, 2011


I had a fabulous day yesterday.  So fabulous, in fact, that I didn’t have time to write my post yesterday evening, so I’ve combined Thursday’s and Friday’s posts.  We’re calling it Thriday here at Fashion for Giants.

Yesterday really was fabulous.  My blog was mentioned on HuffPost Style, I got off work early to go to Last Thursday in Portland, I got to spend hours there with my much-loved and gorgeous friend Jodee and I even saw the man I like for a little while.  Oh, and my new shoes were cute (I’m just sayin’).  All in all, it was a good day, for which I wore the following:

I paired my Flirt Skinny Jeans (Old Navy) with a black ¾-sleeve tunic (Old Navy) layered under a tan batwing tunic (via Ross) and my cute new gladiator wedges (Bamboo via TJ Maxx).  I also wore my vintage squash blossom necklace (via Lil’ Gypsy Vintage) during the day.

For the afternoon and evening in Portland at Last Thursday with Jodee, I traded the squash blossom necklace out for a colorful scarf (???), coral and Peruvian opal earrings (via Crafty Wonderland) and a cuff (thrifted):

I figured I might need the scarf more than I needed the necklace for walking up and down Alberta Street in the rain while at Last Thursday.  I know most of you aren't from Oregon, so, briefly, Last Thursday is a sort of street festival that takes place on the last Thursday of every month during the summer, on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland.  It's amazingly fun with music and street vendors and food and jugglers and fire eaters and belly dancing troupes.  The galleries and shops stay open late on Last Thursday, giving it a sort of First Thursday feel, but with more dreadlocks.

Here are some photos from yesterday – the crowds were a lot smaller than usual because of the rain, but J and I still had a great time:

Fellow Last Thursday attendees

This was a wonderful ragtime band.  Wonderful.

I think this one is self-explanatory.

Rose City Vaudeville's mustachioed double-decker bus

If yesterday was fabulous, today was the antithesis of fabulous.  It was anti-fabulous.  Work continues to be crazy and today I had a three hour conference call.  THREE HOURS, Y’ALL.  That just isn’t right, especially considering that it was only scheduled for an hour.  And it rained on me on my way to work.  I have to tell you that I’m over being rained on, darnit.

At least I was dressed comfortably:

Today I paired some Real Straight Jeans (GAP) with a white tee (Target), beige cardigan (Santa Fe thrifted), gold flats (Kenneth Cole Reaction), a gold belt (???) and my new orange drop earrings purchased yesterday from an Alberta Street vendor.  I realized yesterday that for all my love of orange, I didn’t have any orange earrings, so I was very happy to find these.

As bad as today was (and it really was bad), it is Friday (hooray) and I do have a three-day weekend this weekend (double hooray), so I really can’t complain.

I hope everyone has a lovely, hopefully-three-day weekend and I will talk to you all later!



  1. Happy Thursday, yay for a long Friday being over, and huzzah to the long weekend! And to orange earrings!

  2. First of all, I am really sorry to hear about that 3 hour conference call. The thought of a three hour conference call makes me shudder and squirm. However, Last Thursday sounds like a blast and you are looking wonderfully chic in both of your ensembles. Happy weekending!

  3. Hi!! Congrats for the feature yay!! Also, I really like both looks, very relaxed but still cool!!

    Have a lovely weekend Gracey :)

  4. Yay, Portland hippies. Also, you look great. I like your half white-out outfit.

  5. Congrats, darling! I'll have to go read that. You know, I don't think I've told you how classy you make a nice pair of jeans look. You wear mostly straight legs, and your long legs just manage to class up plain denim in a way that makes me both envious and despairing. Just kudos to you, doll, for being casually classy. (I'm having serious jean issues at the moment, so all cool jean looks are affecting me like this!)

  6. you look so cute! the jeans look perfect. The street fair sounds like a blast! thanks for posting.

  7. omg the soap brains look crazy! show us pics of this man you like :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  8. I LOVE those new shoes of yours. Perfect!

    And I like this "Thriday" business. You should write a song about it and become famous! :)

  9. how cute are these two outfits on you, Gracie? they look so comfortable but so stylish. you look great. sounds like a fun few days. hope this weekend is fabulous for you! see you next week!!!

  10. I'm glad your Thursday was great:) Your new shoes are awesome! I haven't been to last Thursday in forever. Thanks for the reminder!

  11. Gracie, you are so darn cute and both of this outfits make you look cool and chic!
    Thanks for sharing the street festival photos. I love the brain soaps and the way the attendees are dress.

  12. You look so adorable in all these outfits. I really like your shoes in the first outfit!

  13. Amazing outfit! You look amazing dear! <3

  14. OMG I love that necklace! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I don't think that I have seen a pair of jeans that don't like you!! You look amazing in every cut. The outfit with the Gap jeans and cream cardi is one of my favorites. That brain soap is too cute! I am smiling now because I saw your contagious smile!! Kiah

  15. So, first, Yeah for the HuffPost!!!!! Now don't go getting all fancy-pants on us, I love you and this blog just as it is, all real and stuff. Second, you know how to work the casual look and take it up like a million percent, perfect and relaxed and just like someone should look having fun at a street fair.

  16. Ooh, sounds like great times! And you looked great to top it all! I love the accessories!

    Congratulations on the HuffPost feature! Superb! :)

    Soap brains! I want one! What am I saying? I totally need one. Mine is useless anyway. :)

  17. That outfit in the first photo looks amazing on you.. very good choice!! the skinny jeans and the cut of the top look so good on you and I love the beige color on you also!!!

    Love the blue leopard connection!! too funny!! great minds think alike for sure!! xoxo J

  18. That sounds like a great weekend, indeed. Congrats on the Huffpost feature!


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