Portland Pride

I want to start with a fact.  The original Portland IS Portland, Maine.  Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine.  So don't get it twisted.  I love this little City and the summer festivals are plentiful.  My absolute favorite festival is today and I couldn't be more excited.  It's the Pride Festival and it's awesome for two reasons.  First is that I'm a HUGE supporter of the LBGT (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender) community.  Always have been.  Love and live how you want.  No one should tell you otherwise.  Second, the sights are AWESOME!  I've never seen a more entertaining parade in the world.  Disney has nothing on the Portland Pride Parade.

With all that said, this year I'm representing my husband's seafood company, Free Range Fish & Lobster and marching in the parade, for the first time.  I've always been a spectator, but I'm really proud to march this year and support all our friends, family and co-workers.  The part I'm particularly excited about is my outfit!  I mean, if I wore pasties and a thong, I wouldn't stand out at all, so I know I need to do something a little different. 

Adorable is really the look I'm going for.  My white platform shoes are incredibly comfortable.  Perfect for the walk down Congress Street in the parade and through the park to Deering Oaks for the festival.  The mini skirt is a feminine take on a rainbow.  Gotta show my rainbow pride.  The pink t-shirt has flutter sleeves, which gives it a girly feel. 

The accessories are what really makes the outfit pop.  The blue watch is my favorite new accessory!  It matches the outfit perfectly, is super comfortable to ware and has bling.  You know I love bling.  I got it from Daily Dazzle Deals.  They have a huge selection of colored watches and the best part is that you can get them starting at $10!  The blue aviators are also from Daily Dazzle Deals and come in a ton of different colors all starting at $10 a piece.  You must check them out.  The white bow puts extra cuteness to the outfit making the whole look totally adorable.

If you live locally, I hope to see you at the Pride Festival.  Look for me in the parade!  If you're not in the REAL Portland, then please go out and support your local LBGT community.  We all deserve to be exactly who we are.

Bow: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Daily Dazzle Deals
Watch: Daily Dazzle Deals
T-Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: (old) Cotton On
White Sandals: Steve Madden

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