The English Department

Wedding season is once again upon us! Outdoor events, twinkle lights in the hot summer air and surrounding ourselves in tulle, organza and silk.

You read here  my thoughts on love and now we introduce you to a lovely curated bridal boutique, The English Department. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Portland is the best shop for the modern bride looking for a vintage twist.

With local Portland designers like Elizabeth Dye and Claire La Faye. Scroll below to see more of this beautiful shop.

Isn’t this gown stunning? It’s from a recent photo shoot by the English Department and we couldn’t be more in love. Check back here for more of their stunning shoots.

Recently engaged? Check out Tips and read the FAQ and book your Appointment today! Best sure to also check out the Trunk Show, hurry it ends on the 6/11! You can visit electronically or in person at 2632 SE 25th Avenue, Suite E, call to set up an appointment at 503.224.0724.

You can also Follow the English Department Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest



Creative Vibes

The thing we love most about blogging is meeting and working with some of the finest creatives around. We have had the chance to collaborate on some exciting projects and hold some amazing giveaways.

Now we have the chance to share one of our greatest benefits! 

I am sure you have noticed by now but Gold Dipped Chaos has gotten a face lift. . .a little freshening up for the Season. We had the pleasure of working with Anastasia Gentry a creative that hails from Ohio and is all kinds of amazing. If you have not had the chance to be properly introduced allow us to introduce you . . .

Here is some of her most recent work. 




Isn’t she just amazing? But she doesn’t just create photos that give you all the feels she also dabbles in graphic design and branding as well. 

Here is where we get to introduce you up close and personally to our newest look! Tell us what you think?gold-dipped-chaos_final-files-logo


It figures someone as talented as this isn’t limited to photography, am I right?  If you have not had the chance check out our new digs. . . Lovely isn’t it? We are so excited to share this with you! 

Tell us what you think and be sure to check out more of her work on her website where she shares some of the neatest tips , blog posts and also be sure to make friends with her on Facebook  and Instagram .

If you feel like getting to know her more give her a shout by visiting her Contact Form here!

Thanks for reading! 

M + H 

Falltime is for DIYers and a Giveaway!

Fall time is officially here!  Fall Transition here in Oregon is absolutely breathtaking. Last year we were a bit cheated we went pretty much from Summer to Winter. So I was happy to get some Fall crisp days before the rain set in. I know with this season it’s going to mean months of drizzle and gloom but what better way to spend the time then cozied up with wine Cocoa and your favorite DIY. I mean Fall is my favorite and I have always admired it and all that it brings, so celebrate with me! Bring it on Sweater Weather! Buy all the Booties, Immerse yourself in Pumpkin Spice everythang, and eat all the pies. (Thanks Whole30 now I have this otherworldly desire for pies). 

We had the pleasure of teaming up with Lady Boss’ over at Labor of Love Co. and tried out one of the easiest and rewarding DIYs that we are sure you will love for the season! In line with our most recent post about some of our favorite candles for the season. Now you have a chance to get in on the fun.

Introducing the Soy Candle Kits! Check them out online and other fun goodies that Labor of Love Co. has in thier DIY Kits. 

Falltime is for DIYers and a Giveaway!

Falltime is for DIYers and a Giveaway!

Falltime is for DIYers and a Giveaway!

But we are not the only ones that get to have all the fun. You get a chance! Enter below for our Fall time giveaway with Labor of Love Co. 

Falltime is for DIYers and a Giveaway!

We hope that you enjoy the rest of fall and wish you all the very best in this Giveaway! Also be sure to follow Labor of Love on Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter!

Enter Here!

Thanks for reading! 


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Welcome! A little about our blog. . .

Gold Dipped Chaos was built on a dream over coffee and quickly evolved into two lady Rock-stars writing about what we love about Oregon. We teamed up with our dream that became one of the most exciting collaborations to date. Our dream was to blog and share everything we love and that makes us tick from Recipes, DIY Projects, Fashion posts, Beauty Tips, and the Best places to check out in our beloved PNW. 

We love sharing fun and informative content with our audiences and building relationships with brands of all shapes and sizes. We love meeting creatives and if you would like to collaborate with us in any shape or form, or just want to drop us a line of encouragement we would love hearing from you!  Read More

♥ Links We Love ♥

Links We Love

Links we Love ‘When Mom Comes To Visit’ Addition.

  1. Needing  inspiration for your fall makeup routine? 
  2. Gonna take my mom shopping, this was on her list.
  3. Need a sweet fix or looking for the most delicious gift, try this place it will blow your mind. 
  4. We tried this Pie and thank you, now we can’t stop eating it.
  5. Overwhelmed on Black Friday? Check out this Website that finds the best deals for you.
  6. Look which mini confectionary goodness, is now on the move.
  7. This looks chic but feels like pajamas.
  8. Recipes you like to cook for mom when she is in town? This is what we made.

M+ H 

Pip’s Original Donuts

Pip’s. Have you heard? Well, if you have been living under a rock, welcome to the land of the living again and head on over to 4759 NE Fremont Street.

This donut shop, Pip’s Original Donuts, was featured in a little newspaper we like to call The New York Times (Read all about it!) and has just launched it’s Food Truck (lookie here!) that you can rent out. If that doesn’t blow your socks off… well I wash my hands of you.  

These made to order bites of goodness come with such amazing toppings like honey sea salt and maple bacon, Or it’s season flavors like Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry Lavender or the most recent Cranberry-Honey Cream. When we say made to order, our donut eating hips never lie, you can actually watch them make your donuts as you sit and drink your latte. 

Enjoy some photos to our most recent visit to Pip’s (because we go quite often) and enjoy the paparazzi style photos. 

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Pip’s Original Donuts Pairing We Love: 

Smokey Robinson with the Maple Bacon – Just do it. 

Emmylou with the Honey Sea Salt – Draws out the sweetness in the Tea, Delish. 

Heart of Gold with Anything – just pure “Gold” in a cup. 

Now the main reason you are only reading this, GIVEAWAY time, Enter here!!!

Pips Giveaway

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