Portland is known as The City of Roses and at this time of year, it’s clear why. They’ve burst forth everywhere.
I took this photo Wednesday in a local rose garden on my lunch break. It’s been a tiring week, but there’s really nothing to remind you to stop and smell the proverbial roses than actually stopping to smell the literal ones.
Have a rejuvenating weekend, friends. Here’s some reading for you:
- I found this post on perfectionism and wardrobes illuminating. She talks about looking for “adequacy” rather than perfection. The notion of satisficing as a key to being happier (link to PDF paper) has been on my mind a lot lately.
- It’s possible to replace fast fashion with fast sewing.
- Karen is running a Sporty Summer Sewathon. Can’t wait!
- Loving Margaret Howell’s Spring collection. I like a wee bit more sex appeal in my warm weather clothes, but I really dig MH’s gamine vibe.
- I’m interested to check out this book on ideas for getting over creative block. I’ve been focusing on the creative process a lot this year and maintaining my own sense of fun and adventure and interest in all that I do.
- Could the clothes on your back halt global warming? This is an incredibly detailed (and sprawling) look at sustainable clothing, particularly vintage shopping. “For items to be used over and over again, of course, they have to last. But making and buying better-made garments is not completely the solution, as those manufacturers also need to make clothing people will want to keep.”