Author Archives: LeilaPiazza

About LeilaPiazza

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.

How do I choose what to wear?


Today, I’m featuring the same sweater and pants in all three pictures. In each case, I added different shoes, accessories, and toppers to create three different looks, appropriate for different days. Continue reading

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One Dress, Three Ways


One of the most fun things about capsule wardrobing is the mixing and matching that’s possible. I swear I could reach into my closet with my eyes closed and pull out a great outfit every time! Continue reading

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 Airport fashion. It’s a thing. 


“Can I take your picture for my blog?” I asked him. “I love your coat!” It took me five minutes to get up the nerve to ask. And it was my very first ask ever. For sure it won’t be my last. Continue reading

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Leopard print – it’s my thing.


A pair of pumps from DSW. $10 on sale four years ago! Can you believe it? This was my first ever leopard print purchase. Little did I know, it was the start of a beautiful friendship! Continue reading

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DSW/Nordstrom Rack Roundup


But OMG, look at this shoe. It’s what I would call a perfect shoe. I love the curve of the heel, I love the print, the material, the cutaway at the arch, and most of all(!) the ankle strap!!! There’s a lot of excitement going on over here, in case you can’t tell. Continue reading

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Six Things I Love About Caffe Destino


I came to Caffe Destino to check out the art. My friend, Ursula McCabe, is the artist in question. Continue reading

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How I Used Capsule Wardrobes to Organize My Closet


My capsules are so easy to see! Getting dressed is a breeze. I wear something different every day. And love everything I wear. Continue reading

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