Friday!

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Have a wonderful weekend!! I’ve caught some kind of awful flu and it sounds like a car driving on a gravel road when I breathe. I had so many fun plans for the weekend, but they have quickly devolved to tea and juice chugging while sleeping or watching Game of Thrones. I hope you all evade this beast — it really does a number on you. Have fun! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

This ballet pink leather jacket is so good. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

A cute, super versatile dress in white and navy. (40% off code EXTRA40)

A sweet striped dress — so simple.

This floral dress is STUNNING.

I like how these jeans fit. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Such a good jumpsuit!

These denim overalls are such a sweet shape!

These black denim overalls look comfy too. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Lovely French stripes. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

A beautiful blush top perfect for sunny days ahead. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

Thinking about ordering my favorite top in this pretty blue color.

I also LOVE my black silk backwards sailor top.

A perfect coat for walking along the coast and in forests!

I love this giant leather satchel. (40% off code EXTRA40)

Give me ALL these earrings, please.

Drooling over the moonstone eclipse earrings.

This fragrance sounds amazing — rose, sandalwood and warm spices.

This sounds good too — jasmine, neroli, rose, sandalwood. I love a good jasmine scent!

I LOVE THIS MAKEUP BAG. It’s even prettier in person.

Handy tips on how to care for black jeans — keep the black black.

I definitely need this spell kit!

I still think this is the dreamiest tarot deck.

WTF is happening!!? BANANAS.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Get 25% off designer collections at Rilla with code LAST25 now thru 3/8.

Take 30% off everything at Heritage Mercantile with code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1.

Take $25 off purchases at Zady of $100+ with code: knowyoursource

Take 40% off everything (including sale!) at Saturday with code EXTRA40

Take 30% off intimates at Anomie with FEBRUARY thru 2/28. $150+ = free US shipping

Get an extra 25% off Anthro Sale Items with code: EXTRAEXTRA for a limited time.

➔ I HEART PDX

Saturday, Feb 28. Join Pigeon Toe, Nell & Mary and Make It Good for their big semi-annual seconds sale for ceramics, apparel and textiles at North of West. Shop 11AM to 3PM. North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, Feb 28 & Sunday, March 1. The huge PDX Collective Sale is happening this weekend! Don’t miss it — 11 wonderful local shops selling their wares for a song to make room for spring. The PDX Collective Sale is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS ABOVE: Beautiful dresses by Madeleine Vionnet photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene in 1931.

Shop Visit: Lowell

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Equal parts museum, gallery, and shop, Lowell is one of my favorite spots in town. Located just off the south end of North Mississippi and up the street from Beam & Anchor, Lowell’s small, colorful exterior belies the large and open interior where owners Maya and Dino have put together a wholly fun and reverent collection of objects. The shop showcases items from many world cultures, a special Southwest bent and goods from local artists. You’ll find ceramics, paper goods, vintage clothing, jewelry, rugs, and wood carvings in stock, displayed lovingly and with true curatorial flair.

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I was lucky enough to visit Lowell on a surprisingly sunny winter day, which filled the space with warm, golden light. A steady stream of shoppers came and went, all on a first name basis with Maya and Dino, and it was lovely to be able to overhear their conversations about art and travel as I took in the beauty of the shop. Truthfully, I spent a little more time on my visit than usual as each corner pulled me in over and over, highlighting a gem I missed on my first look or just enticing me to take a closer look at something I had only glanced at before.

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My shop favorites include Lowell’s custom candles that are handmade in very small batches (recent shop additions include candles poured into exclusive ceramic vessels made by local potter, Liam Drain), concrete fruit planters by New York’s Chen & Kai, vintage turquoise rings, cassette tape releases from Eggy Records, and illustrated calendars from Clay & Wiley Hickson. Maya and Dino just returned from the Southwest and have lots of new items from the trip hitting the shop now.

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Lowell is located at 819 North Russell in Portland. Stop by 12 to 7 Wednesday through Sunday and follow them on Lowell on Facebook and @lowellshopgallery on Instagram.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Tomorrow Is Forever

I’m crazy about this sweet vintage shop Tomorrow Is Forever. There are so many vintage shops online and most of them don’t spend a lot of time getting the era right for the garments they’re selling or put much work into styling and consistent photography, so I love it when they do! You might recognize the shop owner here, Gaby Cetrulo, from some wonderful lookbooks I’ve featured here over the years. It’s fun to find out that she has such a lovely shop and is an artist! My faves are the Eyelet Day Dress, Pink Mini Dress, High-Waisted Shorts and that amazing Lime Green Romper (the buttons!!). More HERE

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CREDITS
Photography: Amber Byrne Mahoney.
Model: Gaby Cetrulo
Clothing: Tomorrow Is Forever.

Self-Portrait

I’ve been admiring the new Self-Portrait Spring/Summer 2015 collection by London-based designer Han Chong. He includes some lovely colors, like ace red pieces and that dreamy blue dress, but the belles of the ball are all his creamy white lace designs. My absolute favorite piece is the Azalea floral lace dress and that long-sleeved top with cut-work lace looks amazing as well. I’m turning a blind eye to these pieces being polyester — something I’m rarely able to do. I love that Chong wants his customers to have fun getting dressed and keeps that in mind while he creates these beauties. The lacy hemlines and flattering shapes are wonderful! More HERE and HERE.

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Images courtesy of Self-Portrait.

Chris Earl: The Framework Collection

So, I’ve just been sitting here for days staring at The Framework Collection made by Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chris Earl. THAT BED. THAT BAR CART. THE LITTLE X TABLES. Walnut, brass, tempered glass — I love every single piece. To top it off, I am officially obsessed with a Tic-Tac-Toe Set. And let’s not forget Mr. Earl’s stunning Danish Candlesticks, Business Card Holders and ceramics collection. It’s all so beautiful. I want so many of his designs for our new home that other housewares just pale in comparison. More HERE.

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“Furniture is more than a mere object in a room. The items that we fill our dwellings with uniquely speak to who we are, what we cherish, and the legacy we leave. Furniture should be functional, graceful and timeless, for it has the power to create a lasting and meaningful impression. Not only does it fill our living spaces, it fills purpose. It hosts conversation and laughter; creating new relationships and strengthening the ones we have. It bears the weight of deep thought and is a marker of our heritage. It moves stories from one generation to the next. Together, let’s build what lasts.” — Chris Earl

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Images courtesy of Chris Earl.