Nordstrom Stacked Wrist Winner!

Sorry everyone – it has been too long and I owe you all so much. I have been busy settling down into a new job and my life has gone from a comfortable pace to a rapid one. Now that I’m settling in, I am excited to announce that in the time of absence, I was one of Nordstrom‘s Stack Wrist winners (click here for details). @Nordtrom‘s Instagram handle encouraged its followers to take a selfie of your stacked bracelets and wrist combo accessories and hashtag your photo with #stackedwrist. In order to be considered in the contest, you were also encouraged to sign up for the sweepstakes on their website. I was SO excited to enter and add the hashtags to all my wrist shots (accessories are probably one of my favorite things to Instagram). Check out my @TediTsuruda Instagram here. What do you think of the #Stackedwrist instagram images below? Think they’re worthy of being a Nordstrom winner?

Nordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 1Nordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 2 - Hong KongNordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 3 - ShanghaiNordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 4 - PortlandNordstrom #StackedWrist - Jazz Night, PortlandNordstrom #StackedWrist - Portland FleaNordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 5 - YogurtLand Nordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 6 - Portland StreetsNordstrom #StackedWrist Photo 7 - Oregon Coast

So what was the big prize? I won $500 to Nordstrom! I had no idea the prize would be that generous. I made a “Nordstrom Lust List” of what I want to put the $500 towards! Take a look, what do you all think?

Nordstrom Lust List

Click the image above for product details here. Thanks everyone, so happy to be back! xx


Pretty Things: Red + Pink + White

Valentine flowers

Valentine flowers

Hello~ I would like to apologize for my lack of posts this past week. It’s been a crazy transitional period in my life: possible new city, new travel opportunities, new endeavors – all exciting and very crazy.  I can’t wait to share all these things with you once they become a reality.  Secondly, I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s day. I shared this picture with you on Tangerine Tote’s Facebook page here, but I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s day eating chocolates, watching silly romantic movies and maybe spending time with a significant other.

Portland Flea with Mochi Tsuruda

Portland Flea with Mochi Tsuruda

Mochi and I had a fantastic weekend! We were able to visit and interview Kate Keefe Sullivan, the owner and creator of the Portland Flea. I love interviewing inspirational individuals that start a business or organization based on their dream or vision. Kate was so passionate about the Portland Flea, her vendors well being and the type of merchandise they sell. It was great seeing her talk about her dream and then actually seeing it in reality. Very inspiring.

Mochi and I had a ball on Sunday. It’s great to spend all my time with her on the weekends. Mochi just finished puppy school on Tuesday and I am excited to show off her new skills at the office this week! I am lucky because I have the opportunity to bring my dog to work and Mochi will make a great office addition.

The Whole Bowl photo editing - lazy Sunday

The Whole Bowl photo editing – lazy Saturdays

I love editing photos in the morning. It’s refreshing to look at great images while sipping on a homemade latte. I had such a wonderful time chatting with Tim from The Whole Bowl. I received his “thank you” note and inside was a Whole Bowl gift card for my next three BIG whole bowls! THANK YOU! One of the best gifts I could ever ask for.

Vintage Dior find at Portland Flea

Vintage Dior find at Portland Flea

My new addition to my vintage goods. This $5.00 find at the Portland Flea last Sunday just put a cherry on top of a perfect Sunday. SCORE!

fortune truth

fortune truth

Ha! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! It’s the year of the snake and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s my year, yippee!  I am currently taking this Chinese New Year in stride. I can’t wait to see what happens. After my boss returned from London last week he gave me a fortune cookie with this fortune stating, “stop taking pictures with your iPhone and start talking to the person next to you.” Naturally, I had to take a picture of this. ha! Xin Nian Kuai Le everyone! xx .. and what better way to kick off Chinese new year with a trip to Hong Kong and Shanghai?

Hong Kong

Hong Kong – 2012

Last April, I said goodbye to this magical city. I took this instagram (@teditsuruda) photo on my very last and most rememberable night in Hong Kong. Honestly it couldn’t have been more lovelier. I am so excited to return to Hong Kong, because it seriously is going to be amazing for many reasons. I can’t wait to take pictures, walk alongside the Hong Kong harbor, and to top all of it off, I get to see my best friend, Winnie Tsui and travel in Hong Kong and China with two of my sorority sisters from college. It’s going to feel amazing being back in my old stomping grounds. See you in two weeks, Hong Kong! After visiting several days in Hong Kong, I get to visit my absolute favorite city in the world, Shanghai. I can’t necessarily describe why I love Shanghai so much. I think one of the reasons is because in this city I have never felt so much inspiration in one place. I can’t wait to share all my travel and fashion diaries with you.

Stay tuned and I hope everyone has a fabulous week. Thanks for reading this week’s Pretty Things. xx

Portland Flea Market

Portland Flea

Portland Flea

In the mood for treasure hunting? My tangerine tote and I made our way to SE Portland to find hidden gems and capture images from this month’s Portland Flea market. Portland Flea is open year round (rain or shine); every third Sunday of the month (click here for the 2013 schedule) at Union/Pine: 525 SE Pine St from 10am – 4pm. I was fortunate enough to meet and chat with Kate Keefe Sullivan, the owner and founder of the Portland Flea.

Kate initially came up with the Portland Flea after her experience of living overseas in London. During her time abroad, Kate loved visiting local flea and vintage markets. Once she moved back to Portland in 2011, Kate wanted to furnish her house with vintage items from a local flea market. However, such a thing didn’t exist at the time. Kate was impressed by Portland’s Craigslist and vintage culture and she wanted to organize a place for everyone to come together. She knew there were other vintage and flea market hunters like herself in the Portland area, so why not start an organization where buyers and sellers can be in the same place at the same time?

Since opening its doors in 2011, the Portland Flea has over 20 vendors. Each vendor is different yet they all have different varieties of antique and repurpose furniture, vintage clothing and accessories, and old collectables. Check out some of the vendors I captured below. Hopefully you will get inspired to visit the Portland Flea.

Portland Flea at UNIONPINE

Portland Flea at Union/Pine

Portland Flea + Unionpine entrance

Portland Flea + Union/Pine entrance: 525 SE Pine St.

vintage treasure

vintage treasure

This was one of the first things I saw when I walked into the Portland Flea. My readers know how much a love sequins and jewelry. I love how this mannequin is dressed. Its great to see all the vintage jewelry draped into one modern look. Take a look at the costume jewelry pieces below.

vintage jewelry

vintage jewelry

Union/Pine is a split level building. Once you walk inside, you can see all the different vendors based on what they are selling and their booth logos.


REMNANT: mid century goods

Jasper Vintage booth

Jasper Vintage

vintage goods


Canned Ham Collective

Canned Ham Collective’s card on vintage buttons

I spent most of my day at the Canned Ham Collectables booth. This booth is managed by my godmother, Lisa Miller. It was great helping her sell her collectables and meet the kind of people who love to buy these vintage goods. My mother, Stephanie, was also visiting Portland and helping Lisa, her best friend, at the Portland Flea. We had a wonderful time laughing and selling to happy customers who looked like they scored the jackpot once they found these unique collectables. I can’t wait to come back and help Lisa again. Check out Canned Ham Collectables’ Facebook, Twitter, and website.

knitting needles at the Canned Ham Collectables

knitting needles at the Canned Ham Collectables

vintage hats Canned Ham Collectables

vintage hats from Canned Ham Collectables

Vintalier vintage clothes

Vintalier vintage clothes

I loved chatting with Ellen from Vintalier. She was so organized and sweet and mentioned that Vintalier is opening it’s first store! I can’t wait to see what her new store is going to look like, especially after seeing her impressive selection of vintage clothing, accessories and shoes. Ellen told me I can feature her and her store once it opens. I can’t wait!

For the time being,  have a look through her impressive Etsy store here and her Facebook page here.  I can’t wait to step foot inside Vintalier’s new store.

vintage belts

vintage belts from Vintalier

vintage jewelry at Vitalair

vintage jewelry at Vitalair


Vintalier shoe collection

I love how each vendor is different but all of them have to fit into the guidelines of the Portland Flea. The number one criteria is selling “re-used” items. Check out this old map below that the vendor next to Vintalier was selling. Beautiful. 

old maps

old maps

treasure hunting

treasure hunting

recycled earrings made out of cymbols

recycled earrings made out of cymbals

vintage scarfs - favorite find: vintage Christian Dior silk scarf

vintage scarfs – favorite find: vintage Christian Dior silk scarf

My Portland Flea $5.00 purchase and new addition Christian Dior silk scarf was just perfect. I knew the moment I saw it, that I had found my treasure for the day.

more vintage jewels

more vintage jewels

I love that costume jewelry is modern and chic. Don’t some of these pieces of vintage jewelry look like they can be sold at Nordsrom or J. Crew? I love adding broaches to headbands or chunky necklaces to sweaters. The Portland Flea is a great place to get inspired and update your wardrobe. Old is the new, new.

old cameras

old cameras from One House Vintage

my PDX flea date: Mochi!

Mochi was quite a hit at the Portland Flea. We had fun hanging out at Canned Ham Collectables and walking around meeting local vendors. I definitely recommend anyone and everyone to check out this Portland local flea market. I felt like everyone had a story and all the items sold and feature here get a second chance with a new owner.  The Portland Flea is always looking for new vendors. I asked Kate if she was looking for anyone in particular and she mentioned she was looking for someone who sell vintage records and a vintage book seller. Maybe you or you know someone in Portland? If you do, apply on Portland Flea’s website here.  Next month, come see for yourself and experience the culture at Portland Flea.

Portland Flea:
Located: UNIONPINE 525 SE Pine St.
Hours: 10am – 4pm (click here for schedule)
Facebook: Porland Flea
Twitter:  @PortlandFlea
Instagram: @PortlandFlea

Knit Sweaters + Winter Prints

winter prints
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. It was very crisp and cold in Portland this weekend, but it was about time to do another fashion photo sesh. I was excited to take pictures of my favorite Jack. BB Dakota pattern pants, H&M black knit turtle neck sweater and classic pointy black Zara pumps (details on items below). What do you think?
winter prints 2
Can anyone wear printed pants? Yes. Knowing your body’s proportions are important and it’s a fundamental rule for wearing crazy printed pants. These pants are particularly more intimidating to wear because of their light color. I feel that darker patterns and prints are “easier” to wear. These tight jeans go lovely with this dark oversized sweater and black pumps. These pumps help show off a longer and leaner profile and give you that extra height and length.

vintage dior
Winter Prints 2
Accessories complete this look. I love using my vintage Christian Dior bag, Chan Luu wrap bracelet, custom kunzite ring and my everyday Michael Kors watch, Stella&Dot spike bracelet, and cable bracelet.

WinterPrints Details
WinterPrint Zara Pumps
I love these classic black pointy pumps from Zara. It makes me happy that pointy pumps are coming back!

Winter Print Smiles
I had so much fun taking pictures with my friend Ashley on a cold Saturday. It was literally freezing, but I am glad these pictures don’t show Portland’s true temperature. What do you think?

Outfit Details:

H&M cable sweater (similar style here) // Jack. BB Dakota Lux Jeans // Zara Black Pointy Pumps (similar style here) // Christian Dior vintage bag // Michael Kors silver watch (similar style here) // Stella&Dot silver spike bracelet (click here) // Chan Luu wrap bracelet (similar styles here)