Every fall I love to see what the Chinti & Parker ladies have come up with. They always have a good mix of versatile fun pieces and cozy practical closet staples. I’m still drawn to their sweet star everything — hats, cardigans, robes… and the hearts on sleeves (or elbows) always make me smile. This season I especially love the Hooded Grey Cardigan, the Black Pom Pom Cashmere Sweater, the Navy & Cream Pom Pom Sweater, the Split Hem Striped Sweater, the Striped Button Back Sweater, the Heart Pocket Striped Shirt and I still would be so happy to wrap up in a Cashmere Robe with Stars. Shop HERE and HERE and HERE.
Images courtesy of Chinti & Parker.
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.
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.
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.
➔ TO ENTER:
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.