Laurs Kemp: Making it as a designer without conforming (+ 10 Portland Travel Tips)

Laurs Kemp is a clothing designer, business owner, writer, and podcaster. She has a unique vision for her brand: she eschews seasonal designs and focuses on signature pieces + a kaleidoscope of one-offs and re-worked vintage.

So how does a designer remain true to her creative impulse, break every style rule, and still run a successful business? I wanted to find out. And I figured you would, too. So I paid the designer a visit in her Portland shop, Shampoo.

If you’re looking for style inspiration beyond social media, if you’ve ever let fear stop you from a creative venture, or if you want to hear how one small business owner gets by while breaking the rules and sticking to her creative vision, this post is for you.

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15 Romantic Tops for Spring (+ How to Find Them, What to Wear with Them)

Puffed sleeves, lace insets, Victorian and Edwardian details– I am not at all opposed to the proliferation of “romantic” tops making the rounds lately. As I like to say, my favorite style eras are the Victorian period, the 1970’s, and right the heck now. So lucky me, I’ve got all three this season.

If you’re looking to add some Victorian-inspired tops to your wardrobe, my goal is to make your search a piece of cake.

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