Monday, September 7, 2015

Positive Vibes

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Top: Stay Positive, Be Happy, Live Free tank // Shorts: Homemade via Goodwill, similar here // 
Plaid shirt: thrifted, similar here // Shoes: Converse

It's hard to be in a crappy mood when you're wearing a shirt that not only says "be positive" but also impacts the world in a positive way. Padilla Apparel donates a percentage of each purchase to Charity:Water -- except during September, when 100% of proceeds will be donated.

I took the photos featuring this tank during a super stressful week - if you don't know, I'm currently spending a semester abroad in Austria (more about my decision here). I had a few shoots to get done before leaving Portland in addition to packing, shopping, and trying to enjoy my last few days in the Rose City. I had really wanted to go on this hike in the Columbia Gorge called Catherine Creek - it's a pretty easy walk that leads you up a ridge to absolutely breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side. It's amazing. It's also a hike that has been one of my family's go-to's during our almost 20 years spent in Portland, and it would have been amazing to do before I jetted off. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and wear my new tank from Padilla Apparel (it's super soft and has a cool open back cut, perfect for hiking), and we could get the shoot done in a sweet location while we were at it. Life got in the way, and I was frantically scheduling posts for The PDX Belle before I knew it.

The moral of the story is that my goal for the school/travel year is to live free. To me, this means going with the flow, giving out positive vibes to everyone I meet, and making myself happy. Could there possibly be a better shirt to keep me motivated? I think not.

Snag your own motivational tank from Padilla Apparel for 50% off with code PDXBELLE! 

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


  1. I love that tank. I think I'll need to purchase it, lol. Good luck in Austria. Will you be blogging from over there? Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina

    1. I'm planning to do travel updates every Friday and through my email list... As long as wifi is available!