Tuesday, August 27, 2019

and just like that it's Fall 2019!


You know my motto for fall is "ultra cozy EVERYTHING"... duh! There are so many soft and cozy fabrics out there that you should never settle for, "this feels okay..." you need to be like, "this feels AMAZING"!!! Whether buying fabric for my own clothing line or sourcing cute styles for the shop, I am always focused on how something feels against your skin so prepare yourself for mega cozy time! And of course, you need to come in so you can "feel it to believe it".


100% Cotton French Terry wrap sweater with good phone pockets! I love the Parker Sweater so much because this is the sweater you absolutely LIVE IN in the coming months. This particular French Terry is very limited this year because I bought every yard I could find on my last buying trip and I don't know what to do when we use it all up! It is warm and cozy and washable. YES!


Speaking of super soft.... this open blazer from Level 99 is amazing... it feels like ultra suede, made from a Poly/Rayon/Spandex blend it is washable and the perfect travel companion and for my taller gals, you will love this length! 


How about some beautiful color in the mix? Loving all the rich jewel tones this Fall and this hunter green is so cute on everyone! Quilted with fitted elbow length sleeves, this boxy sweater is super easy with jeans for a cute n casual day!

There's so much more but the store is busy so I'll BRB and give you more later!
Stay tuned and come see me!

Tuesday - Friday 10-7
Saturday 11-6
sun/mon closed.

xox. Sarah




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It's time for a Summer SALE at folly.

It's hard to believe (or accept the fact) that Summer is coming to a close... I mean, it's not really coming to a close but the fashion calendar marches on! We are starting to get in a few Fall transition pieces and have started to move our production in that direction. We are spending most days working on new styles to roll out as the temperatures cool.  
Let's face it, July is sort of the January of Summer for retail and there is something kind of great about having the time to make plans, take inventory, and begin the shift towards something new. It's been a funny season with lots of amazing Summer teases all Spring but somehow Summer never got off the ground.. Hey Mother Nature, what gives? Oh well, it's sort of old School PDX to have grey mornings that burn off into beautiful sunsets. No complaining (I say this to myself over and over)! 
There hasn't been time to mark things down online so you really will have to just come down and dig through the bins/racks in person. We went pretty heavy with the discounts and most things are around 50% off! Yeeps! Come and get it!
xoxo. Sarah

Tuesday- Friday 10-7
Saturday 11-6
Sun/Mon closed. 







Thursday, June 27, 2019

Deep into Summer and time to catch up!

Well, the blog has gotten away from me because Summer came on fast and full blast with lots of dresses and flowy tops along the way. We celebrated 11 years of Folly at the beginning of June. Damn.... 11 years! It's pretty incredible to still be here and thriving in slabtown. I feel really proud of the place I have build out of nothing. Depending on how long you have been in Portland you either think, "WOW, how did folly ever make it in that neighborhood?!" or you if you are fresh to our fine city you might think, "What a cute neighborhood!"  Slabtown has changed before my eyes over the last decade with an intense amount of growth in the past 4-5 years. I am super grateful to still be here, able to make the clothing that I love to make and meet even more wonderful women than in the past. Retail is a really tough business and I never take it for granted that people really have to go out of their way to shop small and get over to folly! Thank you for keeping me going for 11 years and cheers to what's to come!
Here are some of my favorite things in the store right now:

Wendy Dress in Gramercy, Melanie Top in Zag, Nora Dress in Monet, Patricia Blazer in Turq 
 So many fun colors in our Summer palette... always! And no one loves a print more than us!


Trista Pants in Pulse, Nina Midi Dress in Sunset, Tez Dress in Snake, Elsa Dress in Cove

When the temps rise you want to be in loose-n-flowy tops, dresses and pants and we have you covered!
Come by folly and have a peek at our production ... so cool, yes, you can see where we make the clothing because it is right here!

xoxo. Sarah

Tuesday-Friday 10-7
Saturday 11-6
sun/mon closed.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Freshness just keeps coming..... oh hey jumpsuits!

Okay, we talk a lot about dresses and everything related to dresses, like slips to wear under your dresses and our great OBI Belts to style your dresses.... yes, we LOVE dresses! You know it and it is true. But you know what else is super cute to wear to a wedding or whatever... a fun jumpsuit! We have a couple of dressy jumpsuits that would be just as appropriate for a festive occasion as a dress and we also have a few casual ones too that would be perfect for travel or work or just kicking it at your favorite happy hour. Let's talk about jumpsuits!
this beauty by LA designer, Eva Franco would be excellent to wear to a wedding... wide, flowy legs and deep V-neck make this super sexy and chic. This jumpsuit is curvy friendly and runs pretty true to size. Check it out HERE $218 & made in USA.

Here's another jumpsuit in the dress-it-up category. We love this one from dRa ... another deep V-neck, pockets, open back, and side slits... this jumpsuit has it all! I think this would be a great piece to wear to a wedding whether in the city or on the beach! check it out HERE.  $164.


Now for a more casual look... we love this jumpsuit from Bel Kazan!  Bel Kazan is a super cool, small clothing line that manufactures in their own facility in Bali & they also screen print their original designs! How cool is that?! Yep, pretty darn cool! This perfect, loose-n-easy fit has pockets and wide, cropped legs. We have it in two colors. Ash & Mustard. Check them out HERE $165.

We have more jumpsuits coming in because this is a trend that is here to stay (at least for another year but I bet even longer because everyone loves a jumpsuit, romper, onesie... whatever you call it)!

Keep checking back for more "what to wear this season" tips!

xoxo. Sarah

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Dresses, Dresses & even more dresses for all your favorite Spring Flings

Okay.... it IS Spring even if the darn sun refuses to come out (in Portland)! Ugh.... I don't like to wait but then I have to remember that Spring/Summer is a long season and there is so much time ahead to enjoy warm skin and a cool breeze. For now, however, we have a ton of super cute and bright colored tights to keep your sweet legs warm and also add a much needed pop of color to these grey days.

I love dresses. You know that right? Weddings and parties and just being the prettiest girl in line for a coffee, that is the follygirl spirit. Why not? Life is short and we are loaded up with maxi dresses and beyond! Aren't you stoked that sneakers/flats are now the true norm to wear with dresses? I swear, I have been telling  you for AGES to just wear some chucks with your dresses but now it is a full tilt trend and so with all that validation there is no excuse! YAY.
Enjoy the sun.
check out all of our dresses HERE (also, more in-store... always)!

 
 TIGHTS AND TIGHTS!
Add a pop of color to any of our fun dresses and start enjoying wearing your favorite new Spring styles now... why wait for the sun?  We love a pop of color if you are wearing all black too!
These Tabbisocks tights are made in Japan and super nice quality and reasonable price. 
check out all of our socks and tights HERE


 We love to dress you for all your occasions from work to weddings! 
xoxox. Sarah

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10-7
SATURDAY 11-6
sunday/monday closed. 

1005 NW 16th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209
corner of NW 16th & Lovejoy

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wedding Season is coming!

Well, it happens every year .... Wedding Season! It's pretty much like the first indicator of Spring, even before the buds of the cherry blossoms have popped we hear our first requests for "dresses to wear to a wedding". Now that it's April (!!!) it is truly time to start shopping for the dresses and jumpsuits to wear to all your Spring/Summer occasions. Yes, we will have tons more dresses to come but it's a good idea to get on it sooner than later so you have all your options. Plus if you score the perfect dress now just think of all the future fun you can have shopping for other things instead of stressing about the perfect dress.

Our absolute #1 dress to wear to a wedding is the Nora Dress.... time tested and twirl worthy, the Nora is comfortable and appropriate for pretty much any occasion.
We always have multiple prints available in the Nora!  check out our current selection here (there are usually a few more in store too) Nora Dresses


Our other favorites for wedding season are the Sarah Dress and the Fiona Dress... both of these have a longer, dolman sleeve and for anyone wanting a little extra arm coverage (hello... me!) you will love these two. The Sarah Dress has the signature asymmetrical hem like the Nora and the Fiona falls about knee length with a traditional A-Line skirt. Both so so so beautiful.

Shop FIONA Dresses here.  


It's a little harder to search for Sarah Dresses on our site.... that's what happens when you name a dress after yourself, huh! Ack.
But they are peppered through the DRESSES section and hey, it's a good time to see all the other stuff too.





and of course never forget the slip!! We make the best slips around and they are comfortable and breathable and meant to be worn every day!
Any of the chiffon dresses we make will work well with one of our great slips. If you have a dress that needs a slip, bring it in and we can help solve that puzzle with you!

Wedding season will be a hot topic for a bit so I'll post more later... I do love the idea of a jumpsuit for a wedding and we have those too... stay tuned!
xoxo. Sarah

P.S. If you are new here we make about 40% of what we carry right here in the store! All the Fiona, Sarah, Nora dresses are made here... isn't that cool!?! xoox.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dive into our New Spring Arrivals! We’ve got tons of color and bold prints!

It’s sunny days like today when you can feel spring is just around the corner! Pretty soon we’ll be back to strolling around in sandals and smelling the flowers in the air. Get a jumpstart on spring with some of these beautiful new dresses! All made even more perfect with our favorite vintage-inspired, house-made slips!

This Nelli Pop print is one of our favorite bold prints so far this season! We’ve got it in a maxi too!


The Abbie is our most favorite everyday dress! Loose and flowy, what more do you want on a sunny day?! Plus it’s made right in the back of our shop!


Going to your favorite sunny spot soon? Bring this Anzi Island Dress with you! So romantic!


And of course, the beloved Jamie dress. Oh how we love you! She’s got your back whether you are running to work, having a picnic, or going out to a date night! Dress her up with a fun Obi belt for even more versatility!


Stop by to try some of these dresses and bring on the sun!


See you soon!

XOXO,
Folly Girl Hope

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Take a Peek at Sarah Bibb’s Spring Collection in the Shift into Style Fashion Show

What a great way start to 2019! Earlier this month, Sarah Bibb debuted the start of her spring collection at the Shift into Style Fashion Show hosted by Mercedes Benz of Wilsonville alongside some of our other favorite Portland designers. We were honored to be able to work with so many talented people and send our newest designs down the runway.

First up is one of our favorite new designs called the Tootie - a short sleeve two-tone style wrap dress with a cute collar and tie at the waist paired with one of Sarah Bibb’s signature beaded necklaces. This mixing of prints and color is a theme we’re having a lot of fun with this season and there will definitely be more of this to come, so stay tuned!

Tootie Wrap Dress - (sold out but more coming soon!)


The next look down the runway was the Paulie Dress in Shallow Berry over a Black Ava Slip. This is a super fun dropped waist ruffle dress in a lightweight poly chiffon print. We also have the Paulie available in a two-tone Dottie polka dot and Iznick navy silk print.



For separates, Sarah sent down the velvet Toni Top with a pair of our favorite Olive Liza skinny jeans. The Toni Top is extra fun and flowy, and can easily be dressed up or down! So chic!



Up next was one of Sarah Bibb’s newest styles, the Moreau Maxi Skirt paired with an Animal Turtleneck and Bow Belt. We’re loving this extra long ruffle and Monterey teal color paired with this perfectly tiny Animal print fabric, now available in the Dawn Tee!

Moreau Maxi Skirt + Animal Turtleneck + Bow Belt


The Fiona Dusk graced us next, with a bold pop of cobalt at the waist and pink crochet tights! We love the Fiona, a tried and true style that never fails to be just gorgeous.



Next up, an SB classic, the Meredith! Flowy and loose in the back with a fitted front and sash at the waist, this Meredith is just stunning and so unique. We’ve got just one of these in stock so stop by to try this one on before it’s gone!



Second to last was the Dahlia in a graphic Rome print with a pop of a dusty purple floral silk peeking out from the bottom ruffle. So romantic and flowy, you’re sure to see more of this new style this spring!

Dahlia in Rome (sold out, but stay tuned!)


Lastly, one of SB’s classic silk dresses, the Nora Dress in Adriatic. This piece features short sleeves, a sash tied at the waist, and an asymmetrical skirt flowing over an Ava Slip and some pink crochet tights for an extra color pop!  


We love being able to share our latest designs with you, and the Shift into Style Fashion Show was a great way to kick off 2019! Check out our latest designs and follow us on Instagram to see what fun styles are in the works for spring!


See you soon Folly Girls!


XOXO,

Hope

Friday, January 25, 2019

Do You Know About Our Rewards Program?

Hey there folly girl! We hope you had a great holiday season and are enjoying the new year! We wanted to refresh your memory about our rewards program, or if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, hey here’s some great news! We have a rewards program called Perkville that lets you earn one point per dollar spent, and at certain point levels you can redeem discounts on your whole folly purchase!


Here’s how it works:

$1 spent = 1 Perkville Point

300 Perkville Points = 10% off your purchase
500 Perkville Points = 20% off your purchase
1500 Perkville Points = 50% off of one item from the Sarah Bibb line

The only thing you have to do to start accruing points is to sign up for our email newsletter or give us your email while you’re in the shop. If you already get our emails then you are automatically signed up and are accruing points! If you want to be able to track your points you can create a Perkville account where you can log in and check your points as you shop. You can also get extra points by doing things like following us on Twitter or referring a friend! And just for creating a Perkville login you get an extra 50 points!

If you don’t want to do any fussing over Perkville, next time you’re in the shop just ask us to look up your points and we’ll let you know if you have a coupon! Saving up points is a great way to get discounts on your favorite folly pieces, especially if you shop regularly with us.

We really appreciate all of our folly customers and Perkville is our way of saying thank you for being a loyal customer!

XOXO,
Folly Girl Hope

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Obi Belts: Why We Love Them as a Staple Piece for Every Wardrobe!

Have you heard of our Obi Belts? If not, our Obi is a simple wrapping belt that sits at the smallest part of your waist. They’re perfect for accenting your waist or adjusting the fit or shape of a dress. You may have seen leather versions of this belt out in the world, but all of ours are made from 100% Cotton prints making them more comfortable and affordable than a typical leather Obi! It’s also super fun to mix and match the prints with a dress you already have or one you find here! Also, an extra bonus is that ours are made right in the back of our shop! It doesn’t get more local than that!

 

We offer our Obi Belts in two widths, the original and the mini. The original width is great if you want a little more of the print or just a bolder, more statement-piece kind of look, while the mini is perfect if you’re more petite or short-waisted, or just want a more subdued look. There are probably a few pieces you already have in your wardrobe that these could be a great addition to!

 

We love pairing them with our babydoll-style Abbie dress if you like the babydoll look but want the waist to feel a little more tailored. They’re also perfect for our Jenni Dress since it has an elastic waist. Our Obis are just the accessory you need to finish off a beautiful and classic look.





Stop by with a piece you already own that you’d like to find the perfect finishing touch for or check out what we’ve got here! The Jenni, Abbie, Fiona, and Venus dresses are all great pairs for an Obi Belt!



See you soon!

XOXO,


Folly Girl Hope

and just like that it's Fall 2019!

You know my motto for fall is "ultra cozy EVERYTHING"... duh! There are so many soft and cozy fabrics out there that you should n...