I Love My Jeans (and that I can wear them anywhere in Portland!)

It’s Monday morning, I’ve already been at work for an hour, tomorrow is April and the thermostat says 33 degrees… but I don’t care because I love being in Portland.

I am a casual person – I like dressing up occasionally, but I’m a jeans girl at heart. I have to dress up for work everyday – so on weekends – I like to be comfy. We had tickets to the symphony on Saturday night, so I put on cute jeans, a cute top and cute shoes. It looked nice – but definitely casual. Standing in the lobby before the concert I saw a couple in tuxes, others in jeans, a young couple that looked dressed for prom and I’m pretty sure the fur coat on the woman sitting in front of us was real. And no one cares. Sure – there are a few clubs in town that try to be all “L.A.” and implement dress codes – but they’re ridiculous places anyhow.

I LOVE the fact that in Portland I can go and enjoy the symphony, or any other place in town, and do it the way that I feel appropriate – not the way dictated by someone’s random dress code. And that no one even thinks twice about it!

4 Comments so far

  1. ddsellers on March 31st, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    Truly one of the best things about living in Portland. I say this all the time, you can get away with wearing whatever you want and not even get a second glance from locals. As long as you’re not carrying an umbrella, now that is considered strange!

  2. badmom on April 1st, 2008 @ 7:43 am

    I could have written every word in your post! I often wear jeans & a fancy top or sweater to the symphony, plays, etc – and just Saturday we went to Bluehour & Ringside with nary a tie or tail in sight. Love this place (despite the recent SNOW in Springtime…).

  3. jackaninny on April 2nd, 2008 @ 8:37 am

    umbrella comment +1

    polar fleece seems very acceptable most anywheres also

    hatred of ties = love of portland

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