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Q&A: Alyson Brown of Unruly Things

  • September 23rd, 2013 | Uncategorized

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    We caught up with Alyson Brown, graphic designer and voice behind one of our favorite blogs, Unruly Things. She shared some Instagram snapshots of her life in Bend, Oregon, and told us what’s on her wish list for Fall.

    Alyson at home with her son, Wolf.

    How did you spend your summer?
    I spent my summer days outside as much as possible. Lots of bike rides and walks in the neighborhood, hiking in the beautiful Central Oregon outdoors, relaxing in the hammock and sipping whiskey sours on the back deck with my husband. We didn’t travel as much as I’d have liked to, just a few short trips here and there.


    What are you looking forward to this fall?
    Even though I talk all summer about dreading fall’s arrival, secretly I love the season. I love digging my sweaters and boots out from the back of my closet, taking trips to the pumpkin patch in preparation for Halloween, and baking spiced apple pies while watching movies, after the sun goes down.

    What do you love about living in Bend?
    300 days of sunshine in one of the most beautiful places in the country. You can’t top that!


    What is a typical morning like for you?
    While I’d love to say that my weekday mornings are calm and relaxing, they are nothing of the sort. Typically we’re rushing around, eating a quick breakfast, then off to our morning activities. My son Wolf is in preschool two days a week, so after I drop him off, I usually head to yoga. Then I get the chance to zen out! The other mornings during the week, I take him to swim lessons or a play group. The weekend mornings are reserved for relaxation and baking yummy breakfast treats.


    What’s on your fall wish list?
    I’ve been pining for a leather moto jacket for a while now. The Merci Jacket from Acne is perfect for the dipping temperatures and breezy fall days. I adore the Twist Dress from Alasdair. It’s simple enough to dress down with a pair of boots or glam up with sexy heels and lots of sparkly jewelry. And of course, one of the quintessential button-down shirts from Steven Alan. On my wish list is the Boyfriend Shirt in a subtle Navy/Brown plaid.


    We see you have a thing for rings, as evidenced by your “Show Me Your Stack” posts, in which you invite friends and jewelry designers to share their stacks of rings. Of all the people you’ve asked to participate, who has the most enviable jewelry collection?
    It’s such a great series, isn’t it? I’m slightly obsessed with rings and have been for years. I just posted my stack but there have been so many favorites. Satomi Kawakita, Scosha Woolridge, and Jenny Vorwaller to name a few.


    What are some of your favorite things to do in and around Bend?
    I’m pretty into craft beer and Bend is one of the best spots in the country to enjoy it. One of my favorite things to do is go out to dinner with my family to this little gem called Broken Top Bottle Shop, where the menu is outstanding and the tap list includes nearly 20 different brews.

    Many thanks to Alyson! You can read more about her at Unruly Things, follow her on Instagram and Pinterest, and enter for a chance to win your own Steven Alan Wish List here. Three winners will receive $1000 to shop their Fall wish list at

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