Shop Visit: Frances May



Born out of a collaboration between artist Pamela Baker-Miller and her design-loving grandmother, Connie Codding, the West End’s Frances May is a beloved haven for Portland’s fashion savvy residents. Specializing in independent designers, it’s clear that Pamela and Connie look for meticulous attention to detail and craft when selecting items for the shop.




Frances May moved around the corner into their bright, ultra-modern space last year and the stunning new space houses an immense array of contemporary apparel and accessories for both women and men. The wall of shoes alone is a sight to behold and features beauties from Rachel Comey, Acne, Golden Goose, A.P.C., and Dieppa Restrepo — just to name a few. Speaking of just naming a few, women can expect to find apparel from cult favorites Kenzo, Rick Owens, MM6, Objects Without Meaning and Base Range while men will find items from Opening Ceremony, Etude, Folk and Assembly New York to help create the perfect modern wardrobe full of closet staples and fun surprises. Frances May is the place to go for building or supplementing a sophisticated and polished wardrobe.





Stop by FM to see all the latest and greatest and treat yourself to some quality apparel. Frances May is located in Portland at 1003 SW Washington Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sundays from 12PM to 6PM. Make sure to Like Frances May on Facebook and follow @francesmayshop on Instagram for info on new arrivals, sales, and more! Also, check out more shops in Portland’s West End.




Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Ivy Muse

As my days as a plant assassin fade into a distant memory (aside from ferns — I still slay ferns, unfortunately), I find more of a need to find interesting vessels and stands for these plants that somehow continue to thrive. These stands from Ivy Muse are high on my list of beauties to hold my living room leafy brood. I love that they come in so many colors, shapes and heights! A few of my faves are the Empire, the Arrow, Feline and the Chrysalis. Since they’re crafted in Australia they are a bit hard to come by in the states, but I’m headed for a visit to Minneapolis this fall and I’m looking forward to stopping by Forage Modern Workshop to see them in person and order through them. More HERE and HERE.













HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! What a week! I’m so excited about my two amazing giveaways and everything happening in the coming weeks. The thrill of fall is dizzying and I’m already getting excited for the holidays. I think with such a hot ass summer — the promise of cooler days is that much more wonderful. My weekend is busy with organization and getting the house ready for my friend visiting from Montreal, but I’m going to try to squeeze some more baking and soup making in. Have a good one! xo Jen

P.S. Has anyone been watching this show? It’s on my list — maybe this weekend.


Enter my Ceri Hoover Pick A Bag Giveaway! Winner picks ANY bag up to a $645 value!

Enter my $1,000 Emerson Fry clothing + accessories giveaway!

I want to try one of these hydrating sheet masks.

These Bright Facial Treatment Sheet Masks sound really lovely!

I’m wearing Healthy Lips and Ruby Woo lately.

These simple long spike earrings are so pretty.

Sweet! Love these Cry Later Earrings. You can Smile Now.

A plaid wool cocoon coat? Yes, please.

Love this wool kimono + a topknot for dreamy art teacher vibes. Every color, please.

A very good geometric fringed sweater. So cute!

I really love these striped trousers. (25% off code: knowyoursource)

The plaid love is strong this year — I want this big plaid shirt!

Right on, Write On.

I love these dreamy handmade wallets that Annie is making! All the colors, please. (25% off)

I’m into this slouchy black leather duffle and the baseball mitt one, too!

I’d love some pointed grey leather loafers.

Can’t help thinking about these boots and the cozy lined version.

I’d like to try this Christmas Fir room spray. So ready for wet NW smells!

Not really into Lenny Kravitz, but I love this chair he designed with CB2.

And this secret booze coffee table, too.

I’ve been eyeing this roundup of sweet recipes I put together a couple years ago. YUM.

I made these Pear Ginger Walnut muffins and they are SO GOOD. Add cardamom!


Get 15% off beautiful Ceri Hoover bags with code: HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/15/15.

Get 25% off pre-orders of these beautiful wallets from Gift Shop Brooklyn! AMAZING DEAL.

Lovely Alima Pure has their awesome eye pencils marked down to $14!

Get 25% off lovely things at Zady with code: knowyoursource on orders $100+


Stop by Flutter now through Saturday, Oct 3 and get 20% off their entire selection of Tokyo Milk products! Flutter is located at 3948 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

Go to Haunt for First Friday from 7PM to 9PM tonight! Enjoy the Midnight Floral Photography by Amy Wennerlind with flowers by Kailua Platt and the Continuall Vintage and Melamosey Jewelry Trunk Shows. Always so much fun at Holly’s shop! Haunt is located at 811 E Burnside #113. MORE INFO.


PHOTOS: 1. Cher by Bob Willoughby for Vogue, 1967. 2. Cher by Arnaud de Rosnay for Vogue, August 1967.

Ceri Hoover Giveaway!

I’m pleased as punch to be having a sweet Ceri Hoover giveaway today and one lucky person will get to pick a gorgeous CH bag of their choice from the wonderful Ceri Hoover shop. I am over the moon about these handcrafted beauties — Ceri’s designs are spot on for what I want right now. I’m looking forward to a fall love affair with my stunning Bordeaux Alys Tall Tote — it’s one of the most beautiful, versatile and well-made things I own. A few more of my faves are the Dovetail Grey Cooper Commuter Tote, the Alys Clutch in Semolina, the Waller Clutch in Oxblood and Alys Wide Tote in Matte Black. There must be magic in the Nashville water — so much good stuff coming out of that town! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥

P.S. Get 15% off beautiful Ceri Hoover bags with code: HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/15/15.

1. Visit Ceri Hoover and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @Ceri_Hoover and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!






A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% off beautiful Ceri Hoover bags with code: HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/15/15.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Ceri Hoover. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Thurs, Oct 8, at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.




Images courtesy of Ceri Hoover.

Emerson Fry Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so happy to be having a big Emerson Fry giveaway today to welcome autumn and celebrate Emerson’s beautiful collection. One lucky person will get a $1,000 gift card to spend on whatever they’d like from the dreamy Emerson Fry shop! Emerson’s clothes are a joy — beautifully made, versatile, feel so good to slip on and you can move in them. I really appreciate her thoughtful take on design, textiles, production and what modern women will want to reach for in their closet again and again. My current faves are the Ryan Coat, the Tie Up Dress (both in black and Stone), the black coated Moto Frenchie Jeans, the Layering Hoodie, the Jet Silk Yoshi Tunic, all the EF Sweaters and all the pretty shoes. Plus, Emerson has a cute dog, is obsessed with finding balance, takes risks and loves Donovan records, so she’s 100% my kind of lady. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

1. Visit Emerson Fry and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @Emerson_Fry and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!







SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Emerson Fry. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, October 7, at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random. I’ll email the winner and update this post with their name within a few days!





Images courtesy of Emerson Fry.