Six Years Frockin’ & Rockin’ Your World!

Happy Anniversary Baby!

We Frock!

Thursday next you are cordially invited to celebrate with Ali Wykthuis and Angie Coffin Heiney at Frock Boutique on NE Alberta. Celebrate? Yahoo … yeah … woot woot … Celebrate what you query? Well six years of being the best, most fabulous, stylish, happening boutique on NE Alberta is all. The devil’s in the details:

Who: Ali & Angie, owners of Frock Boutique
What: 6th Anniversary Party
Where: 1439 NE Alberta St. Portland
When: Thursday, July 6 to 9 p.m.

“Join your friends @ Frock as we celebrate 6 years of frockin’ your world,” says Ali Wykthuis, Frock Boutique’s co-owner. “We’ll have popcorn and beverages as well as great sale items AND sultry summer dresses.”

Word is that the sultry summer dresses can be had for as little as $26 so – get your butkus over there for shopping and celebrating.

We Frock!

Poppy & Ivy We Love You!

Just got a note from Amy Hollands at Poppy & Ivy on NE Fremont. She’s going to be open seven days a week! Now open Sundays and Mondays.

Cool. It seems like it’s always Sunday afternoon when I’m on NE Fremont down there by Whole Foods and that restaurant on the corner that I can’t remember the name of but they have great breakfasts.

Where do those words jaspitjand names go btw? I’m reading a book right now called “Where did I leave my glasses” – it’s about memory … doh.


First of all it made me feel better that I’m not the only one (doddering idiot) out there stumbling around not being able to remember why I went into a different room, not only where I left my glasses but where I put my car keys, newspaper, glass of water … just about anything I had in my hand and what the *h* I was doing when I started doing something else and switched. Crying out loud.

Anyhoo … Amy has some of the best vintage around – home decor, jewelry, cards, gifts, pictures. She has things like that little glass curved glass jar with the red top that cuts up nuts when you turn it upside down;cute little aprons, teacups that look like your mother’s and adorable little vintage doll dresses. She also has new retro gifts and signs and collectibles like matchbox covers and game pieces. Here’s a little bit of what she carries. And if you love hilarity  … check out her blog – she’s one of the funniest women I know.   

This Friday is Lower Fremont’s final 2nd Friday Art Walk & Sidewalk Sale.

From 5-9 p.m. lower NE Fremont (15th NE), the stores will be open with additional discounts on all sale items. Here’s a few photos of some of her current offerings.


Shop on!

Greenloop de loop de … great shirts, shop there right now

I love love love Greenloop. I always forget they’re right here in Portland because they have such a fabulous web site. They carry Toggery t-shirts and Raw Earth Wild Sky shirts (don’t you love this one? I even love the colors).


For the next 5 days take 25 percent off all mens and womens long sleeve tops … oops just read the small print. Today is the 5th day – Sept. 30. Get down there. Or get yourself online I’ve got to order that green one tomorrow. Raw Earth Wild Sky Ayrshire Shirt. $106 Twenty five percent makes it $76 yes?



HGTV’s Taniya Nayak rocks!

Taniya Nayak of HGTV’s Designed to Sell show – recognize her? She’s the one that goes in after the critique of the property and helps the homeowners spruce up the place and stage it. I love her energy and enthusiasm. She’s very edgy and innovative. And, she reminds me of my friend Abby! Definitely a plus. 


I’ve been thinking about making a headboard out of … well … not sure. Which is why I’ve been watching HGTV. Well not really. I just love watching HGTV. I could probably watch it all day. I have watched it all day. I really need to get a job don’t I?

So anyhoo … Ikea has fabric now. Who knew? So headboard: plywood, batting and fabric=inexpensive headboard. Check out Ikea’s fabric. Very different and yet easy and design savvy.

Most of it is $5.99 to $9.99 and is 59-inches wide. Which means turned sideways it will cover just about any height you need, and you can use the width for full/queen or king size bed. That’s my plan—photos coming I promise.






I’ll just get right on that after the other 10k things on my list this week. Which include putting the new picture I bought at the designer sale over the weekend above the fireplace. The fram has a gorgeous, gold, sparkly frame that brings out the gold and bronze glaze I painted on the fireplace. Be still my beating heart. 

Someone just reminded me that I haven’t been to Amalee on Mississippi Blvd. in too long! Love their clothes – think relaxed, comfortable and very hip.

Oh, it was PDX Shopgirl on Twitter. Check out the PDX Shopgirl blog too. She just put up a list of the hottest, hot stuff in PDX!

Thanks Dani! And shop on.


2nd Friday Art Walk & Sidewalk Sale NE Fremont

“To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless.”
- Marsha Sinetar

Tonight is lower NE Fremont’s Art Walk and Sidewalk Sale including Poppy & Ivy, County Cork, La Bodega, Acadia and Rerun and more. Lots of local artists … shopping, wine and appetizers at the stores/restaurants all located between 7th and 14th from 5 to 9 p.m.

Speaking of Amy Holland at Poppy & Ivy on NE Fremont – she has added Violet’s Handmade Boutique featuring the “Kung Fu Bambini” line of children’s clothing. Hollands says the “store-in-a-store” kids couture clothes from size 0-3 months are “ridiculously cute.” “Her adorable baby clothing including tee’s, cloche hats, booties are made from chenille as well as other fabrics and they sell in four other countries!

We’re SO thrilled with this announcement,” Holland says. “We are two women who love vintage items and support buying handmade and local. We both have minds racing at all hours of the night … figuring how we are going to creat the NEXT big thing. What do we sew, paint, collage, embellish or find next?”

Check out the sale tonight and Violet Craft’s (yes, how could she not be a DIY’er with a name like that?) web site as well.

Check out some of the adorable outfits she has in stock.

Sofada rocks

Check Vivian McInerny’s latest blog. She’s fashion editor at the Oregonian and writes a blog regularly that I love to read. She’s very up, of course, on the latest and greatest in fashion around the country as well as the Portland fashion scene.

Her latest (blog) is entitled Chic Shorts Seen on the Street. It’s about a bunch of different women – who they are and what they’re wearing on the ground in Portland so to speak. There’s a flight attendant from Philadelphia, a musician in the wings before a performance and a sales person from the Jeri Rice Boutique downtown.

There’s also a discount coupon for the Knit & Crochet Show on Sept. 12-14 in Portland.

My favorite part is at the bottom when she profiles Alice Dobson, owner of Sofada. I’ve done lots of blogs and a couple of stories on Dobson and I love her designs. She has a runway show coming up on Friday, Sept. 12 at Jax Bar 826 SW Second.

Sofada is reportedly doing very well in their relatively new location at 2937 E . Burnside. Tickets to the show are $20 and proceeds from the event benefit CARES NW, a community-based medical program benefitting the treatment and prevention of child abuse in Oregon. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there with my bells on! Tehe.

BTW Dobson has an apprentice program I did not know about! You can read about it too … online

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