One of those things that I’m excited to share with you (see how I did that seamless segway? Ha…) is an awesome new store open here in Portland called Marine Layer! I actually discovered Marine Layer last year when we were visiting San Franciso last May; I happened across their store in Hayes Valley and really liked the vibe! I ended up getting a sweatshirt that I love, and just became a huge fan of the brand. That’s why I was happy to see that they opened up a store in Portland right in Union Way. Their clothes have a casual, West Coast vibe that fits in perfectly in PDX. Think well-made basics like soft t-shirts, cozy sweatshirts, and laid-back dresses that you can wear for years. However, the stores in Union Way are somewhat small, and so when I heard that Marine Layer was going to be opening another (much larger) store in Portland, I was pumped!
I recently had the chance to visit their new store here, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. It’s such an adorable space that you just want to spend time in, and I was instantly obsessed with the colorful, West Coast-inspired decor! I snapped a few photos to show you what I mean…
The other piece I picked is this Light Gray Open Cardigan – it’s SO incredibly soft! It’s made out of Marine Layer’s softest fabric, and it’s literally one of the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn. It’s perfect for traveling or throwing in your bag on those summer days with cool mornings or places with frigid air conditioning, plus the open style is perfect for both maternity and after! (I don’t see this particular piece on their website anymore, but this one is a similar style and also really cute!)
I don’t normally do too many of these types of posts on my blog because I only want to promote things that I truly believe in. I think that Marine Layer is such a cool brand, and their comfy, casual aesthetic totally aligns with my own personal style, which is why I wanted to share it with all of you. I couldn’t be happier that they have a presence in Portland, so if you’re local, definitely check them out!