Fremont for a Day with Megan Little

We recently invited Seattle blogger Megan Little to P+R for a chat, some dress-up and to show her around Fremont, pointing out a few of our favorite haunts.

It was an unseasonably sunny winter day… Megan and her son Isaiah came by in the afternoon. We had just received a big shipment of Quay sunnies along with some new spring styles from Lacausa the day before which Megan immediately honed in on. She zipped around the store trying things on, sharing her finds on her Instagram story. Megan had been in a few days before and picked up a pair of the Frame Elton’s which she was wearing that day. They looked so good on her! We suggested she throw on a stripey tee with the jeans and a Stockholm raincoat in burnt orange (one of our exclusive Stutterheim trunk show styles). We topped off the look with a baby frank belt, some modern mules and a fresh pair of Quays — and BAM, the perfect "running to grab a coffee” look. So naturally, we headed to ETG, our favorite coffee spot in the neighborhood for an afternoon pick-me-up and snapped a few photos.

We headed back to the shop for more dress-up. When we got there, Kayla picked up the new heathered ribbed midi dress from Lacausa and looked at me. We both nodded in agreement — Megan would look awesome in that and sure enough… But we needed something to make the piece more transitional from winter to spring. What better than a burgundy suede motorcycle jacket? Nothing. Megan slipped on the jacket along with the new Miista Mirta mules and some matte black sunnies and we headed for the canal to soak up some sun. 

On our way back from the canal, we discussed important topics like happy hour and where to grab a good glass of wine in the neighborhood. While we have a handful of favorites, we’ve been enjoying Eve a lot lately. The food is light and yummy, they have great wine and tasty cocktails plus the space is lovely and would be even more so on a beautiful, sunny day. And so, Megan donned one last “out to drinks” look which included a stripey mock-neck body suit, our favorite Lacausa trousers and black velvet mules. Megan also decided to take the Sancia Babylon bag for a spin and some round sunnies from Quay. Could she have looked any more perfect in that outfit, in that space… ? Don’t think so. 

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Happy Easter ~ P+R

BLQ SHERLING CAMO JACKET

Although the name lacks in creativity and shys on the cheesy side, College Fashionista has a cool platform for highlighting students with a sense of personal style, chosen by fellow students. It's a fun site to browse and throws me back into what I frighteningly wore while in school. Back in my day, I chose whatever was closest to my bed or the ever glamorous groutfit before it was at all cool, or cute or even socially acceptable - dark days (or just ahead of the curve??!). Let's just say I wouldn't have pulled off this styling of the Camo Sherling Jacket from BLQ BASIQ as this chic lady does. Check out the article with styling tips and of a course to a link yours truly's Came Jacket (which sadly is sold out currently. Sorry folks! We still wanted to share these cool looks though, don't hate us). 

We dig it. I honestly wish BLQ BASIQ was around when I was in school. The basics are classic and soft materials mixed in with pieces like this coat which can add a little more style and effort to a monochromatic look or a simple jeans and tee attire. Style on, little gurus!

SALE SALE SALE

I feel like I don't need an explanation for how great this skirt is. So I'm not going to (but for the record though, its the Gravity Skirt by Maurie & Eve). The boots are also on sale (whaaaa?? I know.) The Fox boots are actually comfortable. and cute. and have that awesome white detailing along the sole which makes them different than the 8 other black boots in your closet so you should make sure to add these to your wardrobe as well.

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Lezz be honest, January can get boring. Weather is kinda blah, post holiday feelings are blah, blah blah blah. Silver lining? Post holiday, pre-spring sales. Stores are trying to clear out some space for all those new spring goodies that are coming in. We're excited to be cleaning out inventory and refreshing the store over all. This January retail cleanse is better than any juice, kale, vita-mix cleanse you've ever attempted for so many reasons. For one, there are no dietary restrictions. Second, you can get a handful of great items for a much better deal! Here are a few of our favorites! 

Fala is one of our favorite brands we carry. The materials are always great quality and unique for the piece. This button down shirt dress is no exception. The Aline tunic shirt dress is made of 100% silk, with leather piping along the pockets, its flowy and perfect with skinny jeans and boots. We also love the dress look with a simple slip underneath or throwing it on open buttoned over any outfit. We paired it here with a Sea + Pattern necklace and black jeans. 

Faux fur. Lets talk about it. Or just how great it looks in cropped jacket form. One of the best features about this coat is that you can wear an all black assemble and it doesn't really count as all black because theres that extra fur texture to mix it up. At least that's my reasoning and I stand by it. We also love it over pretty much any outfit, multi-colored or all black. 

Another favorite jacket is the Fifth Label powder blue City of Sound  wrap coat. This is the grande finale folks. An oversized collar and waist tie closure make this such a beautiful coat that hangs perfectly. Not to mention this coat is a STEAL. LITERALLY. A crime worthy STEAL. Do not miss out. This is important. I will be sad to see it go out the door but whoever takes it home is a lucky lady. Oh, and it comes in red. MIC DROP. Check out all the sale goodies HERE

Aside from these, we have so many other really great items that are marked 30% to 70% off. And, if for whatever reason you are unable to make up your mind on sale items, our new arrivals for spring are slowing coming into the store and would love some of the attention as well. January get at us.

-Hannah Erickson 

HOLIDAY FLURRY

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! We sincerely hope everyone had wonderful winter holidays whether it be Hanukkah, Christmas or any other festive event and of course New Years! So long 2015 you've been a peach but on to bigger and better things (and to me writing 2015 oops 2016 on everything for the next two months)! 

Pipe and Row was hopping this holiday season, we had our big monthly event that kicked off our big before holiday sale that led into our big after holiday sale. Yes, you're all welcome for those :) Its meant lots of gift wrapping, gift shopping and of course eating and drinking. Now our post Holiday sale is still going on and everyone needs to stop by! We've got tons of great items we want out the door. More importantly, our winter accessories are pretty much a must have for these final months of chilly weather. Hats and poms, poms and hats, poms poms poms, candles, and jewelry are all on my current post shopping list. Why? WHY NOT I'D SAY. Plus,with all my holiday cookies and overindulgence, accessories are my jam these days. Whoever said sweatpants cant be dressed up with a little bolo choker and stud earring clearly has never consumed a dozen cookies and a few pies over the holidays. And because I am totally okay with that expandable waistline, I'm embracing the opportunity to explore ways to style accessories. 

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SHOP FUR POM BEANIES

I, for one was really excited about ringing in the New Year. We hope you are all excited as well and had a fun evening planned whether you were chilling at home or out covered in glitter confetti at an event of venue. Although, I'm not one for New Years resolutions, I hope everyone has some new goals in mind. Pipe and Row's 2016 goals are pretty much to rock 2016 and have a blast doing it with new brands, returning favorite brands, new items and new artists or local talent. Happy 2016!

-HANNAH

GUEST POST: NEON DOVES - P+R SUPERFAN

Hey y'all, Hayley here from Neon Doves and I'm stoked to be guest blogging today for P+R :)  

I'm a sucker for versatility, I have to say. In fact, I often legitimize expensive items when I know it's something that I would wear outside of work as well as on my personal time (which essentially means out at the bars, let's just be real) Oh this is four hundred dollars? Well I'm technically going to wear it on the weekends and at work so that basically means it's two hundred dollars.... I mean am I right or am I right?

Pipe + Row is my favorite shop in Seattle because the owner, Kayla, is ahead of the curve on so many levels so I can rely on her for up and coming trends. I trust her as a buyer, completely. I also appreciate the fact that the store offers a wide range of prices. From high end to affordable to everything in between. So basically synonymous to pieces in my closet. With that being said, it's no surprise that I bought my most recent staple piece at P+R. My boyfriend would say that I've borderline slept in it since buying it, which is embarrassingly accurate. I'm talking about the BLQ Oversized Trench and I love her like I love Chipotle. I have a weird obsession with raw hem, so her beauty caught my eye immediately. After placing her on my bod and everything hung in all the right places, I was convinced she was at least six hundred dollars. Wool + Raw Hem + Perfect Fit almost always = Hella Dolla Bills, y'all. That's where the catch is with this essential piece of glory; she's beyond affordable. A staple coat for under $150? I mean that just doesn't exist. That's probably why I just bought her in grey, too. Point being, my lovelies, is that if you're looking for that "one piece I need to have to bring any outfit to oh hey girl status", you've just found her. 

Here wearing the BLQ Wool Trench and BLQ Tunic Dress. We also love to pair the Lacausa slip dresses with this trench here.

Here wearing the BLQ Wool Trench and BLQ Tunic Dress. We also love to pair the Lacausa slip dresses with this trench here.

Here wearing that beloved trench (obviously) and some of my Fresh Tangerine jewelry!

Here wearing that beloved trench (obviously) and some of my Fresh Tangerine jewelry!

I could go on and on about all the goodies I've snagged from P+R since it's been open, but let's be real, it would take a fair while and we have things to do! Okay but it's definitely necessary that I mention these leather buckle beauts and beige layered dress that have also come home with me recently. Do I like them? Let's just say they've been sharing the bed right there with me and the trench. Sorry bf, we have to make room for the whole family. Point is, P+R, peep that ish.

Be sure to check out more P+R posts from Neon Doves and just read it cuz theres always fun stuff going on there!

FREMONT'S THIRD THURSDAY: NOVEMBER EDITION

Alright folks, pull on your Stutterheims and shake off this cruddy weather, we're not letting it get in the way of our plans. Constant rain can only mean that the holidays are just around the corner (and reminds us that there are places like the Bahamas where we could live)! Not only do we have some great new items streaming in, we also have some great events coming up! First off, we have our monthly Fremont Third Thursday! Wooooo!

Last month was the first kick-off of our local event and we couldn't be more excited to do it again this month! So, next Thursday, November 19th, all the shops in Fremont will be putting out lit Planet Disco balls outside their stores to let you know they're participating. We ourselves will be placing our disco ball out at 1 o'clock sharp, have our table of goodies and snacks paired with some tasty beverages ready to go and of course inform you of the store wide discount! I've said this before, but I truly am a fan of everything in that last sentence right down to the disco ball so I don't know why anyone would miss this. 

This month we're inviting a good friend of ours to come as a special guest for the event! Lauren Tilden is a talented artist who specializes in calligraphy. We recently started carrying her beautiful hand made greeting cards with creative quotes and sayings on them. They've gotten a lot of love so far!  At next weeks Thursday event we've got the actual woman, the myth, the legend, Lauren, coming into the store to do live hand written letters for customers. Creative, unique and fun you say? A perfect guest to come hang at Fremont's Third Thursday? What a great gift idea for all those holiday needs?? We thought so too.

Make sure you get this event on your calendar for next week: November 19th, 1-8 pm throughout the Fremont neighborhood!  We will even be doing holiday gift wrapping so that you don't have to put down your glass of cabernet while still getting all your holiday shopping done and ready to go. Let me help you being a loving friend or family member. 

We didn't even get to chat about the holidays in this post that much but not to worry - this event, although our regular monthly event, will surely be the kick off for all the fun festivities coming this season. I'll be sure to keep you updated on all our events and favorite holiday trends and activities. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Favorite Holiday Pies and the Best Elastic Pants - Full Can be Cute too." You know you can't afford to miss that. 

 

ERIN'S PICKS: FALL FAVORITES

October is my favorite month. For one, October means it's Halloween time! Also, it's the first month where I can really start to feel the season change (which means it's time to break out my cold weather clothes.) As someone who relies heavily on layering to style almost all of my outfits, it's a relief when the crisp weather starts to strike. This means I can stop wearing whatever confused summer outfits I've thrown together (I'm calling my summer aesthetic poolside dad) and really start wearing the cozy/more elaborate pieces that I love! We've got some awesome fall pieces in the shop that I've been dying to sport and now is the time!

Wearing the BLQ Bow Shearling Camo Jacket, Knot Sisters ribbed body con dress, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Wearing the BLQ Bow Shearling Camo Jacket, Knot Sisters ribbed body con dress, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

I believe my style oscillates between laid back/minimal and quirky/fashion conscious. I find the pieces that I am usually drawn towards a) must be cozy b) must be versatile enough to pair with either an easygoing outfit or a more *showstopping* getup c) must be either oversized or perfect for playing with proportions/layering. This outfit checks off all my boxes. I am OBSESSED with this BLQ camo coat. I knew the moment we got it in the shop I had to have it. The camo fleece textile with the contrast black vegan suede, exposed zipper, and oversized collar make it the perfect, unexpected piece. I throw it over everything. I also love this Knot Sisters dress. I usually don't go for body con, the but ribbed texture with the balance of the high neck and the slightly longer hem (it's all about balance) really makes it the perfect all purpose dress. 

Wearing the BLQ Bow Shearling Camo Jacket, Knot Sisters ribbed body con dress, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Wearing the BLQ Bow Shearling Camo Jacket, Knot Sisters ribbed body con dress, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Lately I've been loving the idea of monochromatic outfits. Picking pieces of the same color/tone and using texture, weight, length, and fit to create interest in your outfit is one of my favorite trends right now. We in the shop are always dying over our latest Achro Brand pieces and these two are no exception. We can't keep this sweater on the shelves and I never want to take it off. The high neck, oversized sleeves, and incredible texture take it from your average cozy pullover to your fall MUST HAVE. I paired it with this amazing WOOL Achro wrap skirt. I want to wear this skirt with every outfit. The details are incredible and it is so versatile and comfortable, laid back yet innovative. I think next I'll pair it with a collared shirt, graphic pullover fleece, and some low profile sneakers :)

Wearing Achro High Neck Charcoal Sweater, Achro Wool Wrap Skirt, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Wearing Achro High Neck Charcoal SweaterAchro Wool Wrap Skirt, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Fun Fashion Tip: If you're low maintenance when it comes to the hairdo department (gulity) October is the perfect month for the every-outfit beanie. I'm obsessed with pom poms and this does not stop at hats. We've got an array of colors in the shop (even some with fur poms!) I took home an oversized black pom beanie and have yet to take it off. 

Wearing Achro High Neck Charcoal Sweater, Achro Wool Wrap Skirt, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

Wearing Achro High Neck Charcoal SweaterAchro Wool Wrap Skirt, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie. 

October in Seattle means THE RAIN IS HERE TO STAY! Being a Seattleite usually means having a love/hate relationship with the familiar showers, but I'm not even kidding when I say this: having a Stutterheim in my closet makes me stoked to see downfall on the weather forecast. Before I picked up my Stutterheim I looked like a sad camping dad in my hiking jacket whenever precipitation hit. Now rain means my outfit is going to be even snazzier because I can throw this guy on. They're all PVC coated cotton, designed in Sweden and handmade in Poland. With double welded seams, no rain's getting through this baby! We always have these jackets in a variety of colors and styles (for men and women!) so choosing your favorite is on you :) The most practical fashion choice you can make. I paired my coat with my favorite One Teaspoon merino wool slouch pants.

Wearing the Stutterheim Stockholm Stripe, Achro High Neck Charcoal Sweater, One Teaspoon Slouch Pant, and Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie.

Wearing the Stutterheim Stockholm StripeAchro High Neck Charcoal Sweater, One Teaspoon Slouch Pantand Pipe and Row Staples Oversized Pom Beanie.

Words cannot describe how excited I am to finally don my autumn favorites. I've picked up so many great pieces at the shop over time that it was hard to even begin to decide what to share for this season. The great part is that we're always getting in new styles! As a person with a coat/sweater passion, it's hard for me to control myself. But you don't have to :) However you do fall, come down to the shop and we'll hook you up. Now go put on your cold weather faves and enjoy that pumpkin spice latte >:) 

-Erin Fremder

 

FREMONT'S THIRD THURSDAY!

Fremont is a pretty cool neighborhood to begin with. We've got some of our favorite restaurants (if you haven't been to Revel you know what you're doing this weekend), bars, tourist attractions (um, free chocolate at a a local chocolate factory - sign me up, tourist or not) and of course some of the best boutiques around including yours truly, PIPE + ROW. We love Fremont and want to make it even better, so our latest collaboration with small businesses in the neighborhood has been Fremont's Third Thursday. 

Like the Fremont Third Thursday page for all the most up to date info :) Next event dates are Nov 19th, and Dec 17th SEE YOU THERE!

This event will happen every third Thursday of the month and involves thirteen local businesses. We want to celebrate independent business owners and our customers! Fremont's unique vibe is due to a lot of factors but we feel that our small businesses have such an impact on the diverse character of the area that we want to make sure we support for each other, locals and supportive customers! Each month, stores will offer drinks, nibbles and promotions (we will be doing trunk shows in the future)! Currently, each business that is participating hangs an awesome Saturn plant disco ball (it lights up and everything!) outside their store to show they are involved and then will tell you their promotions once inside. We did 15% off the whole store (whaaat) and participated in the raffle with all the stores! Even as I'm writing this it sounds too good to be true - wine, a discount and extra goodies? You heard right ma ladies. We blasted some good music, chatted, sipped and shopped the night away. There was a mix of new customers who happened to stumble across this great event and local customers who came out especially for the night! We want to thank everyone who did make it out, planned or not. We had a great time here at P+R and hope you did too. Hoping it to be the first of many third Thursdays out and about in Fremont!  Get ready for a good ol photo bomb from the night.

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TIS THE SEASON FOR DENIM

Autumn is finally here, and I'm declaring Fall 2015 the Season for Denim. From the runways to the streets, denim has taken over, and boy is it having its day. This season is all about updating your classic favorites with new twists and just a little bit of retro influence. From patchwork to bleach detail, raw edges to inventive methods of distress, unexpected touches elevate your wardrobe staples to too-cool stand alone pieces. 

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin Shirt, Awesome Baggies, and Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin ShirtAwesome Baggies, and Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee

No one knows more about elevating denim than Australia's One Teaspoon. The brand specializes in taking tried and true pieces to a whole new level and we're all about it . The Zeppelin Shirt, one of our Fall favorites, hits all of the marks: a chic take on both Western and menswear in a sleek and modern wash that works both on its own or as the perfect lightweight throw-over.

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin Shirt, Awesome Baggies, and Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin ShirtAwesome Baggies, and Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee

We've seen our fair share of distressed denim this year, but not quite like this. We're obsessed with One Teaspoon's Awesome Baggies, our new go-to black jeans. Skirting the edge between a relaxed boyfriend jean and fashion forward skinny, the Baggies take on distressed a whole new way. Incorporating both fraying and patchwork, these pants add a level of edge and newness to even the most laid back of outfits (plus they'll still keep ya warm!)

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin Shirt, Awesome Baggies,  Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee and Sol Sana Xavier

Hannah wears One Teaspoon Zeppelin ShirtAwesome Baggies,  Hye Park & Lune Vanessa Tee and Sol Sana Xavier

I love this outfit because a mixture of textures, colors, lengths, and detailing (like cuffing, layering, and rolling) has made DENIM ON DENIM look easy, polished, and current. Throw on a tee (or button your shirt all the way up) and add updated mule, sneaker, or bootie, and you're the Denim Queen of the streets. 

Here's the great thing: denim will never go out of style; it's just always evolving, which allows us to always try new things (remember your bedazzled back pockets?) So have fun with it! Whether you want to get crazy and rock a jean culotte with a denim duster, or a timeless jean and top combo with new twists, we say go for it and embrace everything this season's denim forecast has to offer. 

Happy Styling

By Erin Fremder

 

HANNAH'S Picks: Just Female

Most of the time I just want to dress like Pernille Teisbaek. I mean, I never thought I wanted to rock a over-sized blouses with knee length sleeves until Teisbaek made it look amazing. And Swede Columbine Smille? Don't even get me started on her all black ensembles that make my wardrobe hurt. Those Scandinavian ladies (along with a hand full more) own a sidewalk when it comes to street style and cool girl trends. There's definitely something to say about Scandinavian aesthetic and design and our new line Just Female is no exception. I love how Just female takes on various  fashion trends and incorporates them with clean, minimal but unique aesthetic. They have a strict quality over quantity rule which translates into great materials that are practical without taking away from the design. For them, there's no such thing as a plain black cardigan. It will have extra textured details, interesting lines and of course be made up of something that feels like heaven, making it impossible not to add to your closet. 

Wearing Just Female Jo Long Shirt in Black, Just Female Wood Kimono in Plaid, Sol Sana Tabbie Platforms and Res Denim Kitty High Waisted Jeans. 

This brand isn't our first Scandinavian designer and hopefully won't be our last. When we got our Stutterheim raincoats I had to take some serious time to reflect on which one would come home with me. I just can't get enough of those minimal, monochrome vibes.  It seems to be catching too. As we're in the midst of Fashion Weeks, lines are following suit after those cold-climate designers. And, although New York and Paris Fashion weeks will always reign supreme, Copenhagen and Stockholm Fashion weeks have turned heads and rarely disappoint. With brands like Marie Ganni, Wood Wood, COS, Acne, Mads Norgard, Whryd, Samsoe & Samsoe, (the list could go on and on), its hard not to take notice - they storm the way in strong design and minimal statement. I highly recommend doing a good stalking of some Scandinavian street style celebs and brands. I do it on a daily basis probably. Or, better yet, come in and check out some of the brands for yourself. We can gab about how much we love them. 

Wearing Just Female Glow Beanie in Blue 

Above: Just Female Stall Leather Gloves and Glow Beanies in Blue, Aubergine and Black. 

by Hannah Erickson