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Sock Dreams has been sponsoring and tabling at Portland Pride since 2007, it’s the biggest event we work each year and it’s always a blast! In our Photo Galleries we’ve got pictures from 2009 and 2008, and there are roundups by Niqkita for 2008 and 2007 in the Sock Journal too. 2010 snuck past without many pictures being taken, though Niqkita did snap a shot of the Tie Dyed Tights on our table, we debuted them that year.
It’s no secret that Sock Dreams loves rainbows, we’ve got rainbow styles from crew to knee high to thigh high in that classic rainbow colourway:
But there are as many rainbows as there are colours in a rainbow (which, if you count where the colours on a real rainbow overlap and mix, that’s a lot!), and sometimes a person just wants to show their colours, but not regular old rainbow shades.
There are a lot of official and unofficial pride flags and symbols out there, Wikipedia lists quite a few, and I’ve been scouring our styles to see what socks a person could match up if they wanted a little something different than regular rainbows.
Lots of socks and pride after the jump!
This will be our third year sponsoring Pride, this time we get a booth right by the river (w1). I’ll bring plenty of sunscreen and am hoping the chances for rain diminish by Saturday because I want to show off my socks and keep my toes dry at the same time. I’ll be wearing my fit flops because last year I heard over & over: “Oh, I like socks, but in summer I prefer to wear flip flops…” and if you have ever tried to wear your thongs, slip slops or what-have-you in the rain you know what I’m saying.
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It was a gorgeous weekend here in Portland and a joy to be outside with a view of the Willamette River and people watching galore. Hundreds of people stopped by to talk to us and buy socks, it was really awesome to see so many people happy to see us, many have already shopped with us or have seen our billboard or have heard of Sock Dreams via friends, coworkers & family members.
This lovely hoop girl had stopped by our shop earlier last week to get her fishnets and leg warmers for the parade (which indeed had socks o’plenty proudly worn in many colors, especially rainbows)
I wore my sweet pea Dreamy Stripes paired with Betsey Johnson peek a boo shorties on Sunday and antique Super Dreamies on Saturday and proudly showed them off all day. With the help of my ever amazing crew of Sock Dreamers the weekend was not only a joy but a complete success. Thanks to all who worked it with me and to the many people who stopped by to say hi!!!
Sock Dreams is proud to sponsor Portland Pride again this year
and will be coming out for a fun filled sock selling weekend June 14th & 15th.
We’ll have plenty of rainbows and Eco Friendly Green socks of all shades plus a little fishnet and a few other fun styles. So stop by and say hi if you happen to be down at Waterfront park this weekend and if you left home without your socks don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, even if it’s too hot out for socks!