Happy Friday! What are you up to? I’m planning to lounge around and read magazines, repot plants and tidy the garden, drink lots of tea, snuggle with my dog, watch old movies, visit a few local shops, and, basically, RELAX my face off. This is much needed! I’m sure many of you can relate. Here’s to doing the things that make you feel good and centered and YOU. xo Jen


♥ Lipsticks to try: La Bouleversante, Parker, George, Fringe, and Bombora

♥ I love this classic cashmere trench coat in every color. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ A beautiful fall coat — love the brass zipper. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ This rusty red wool coat would be lovely for winter.

♥ This striped dress is very sweet. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ This plaid dress is a really good deal and on sale! (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ Love this easy shirtdress in all three prints. (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ This simple charcoal dress works for fall through spring. (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ I think this sweater is perfect with both jeans and full skirts.

♥ Loving this windowpane plaid shirt. So into windowpane!

♥ Buffalo check just got a little sexier — love this top.

♥ These black linen pants are perfect for all seasons. (extra 50% off: ROAD50)

♥ ALL these cute things are crazily an additional 50% off. (extra 50% off: ROAD50)

♥ This side-slit black skirt is a perfect closet staple for work.

♥ Just add tights and cute booties to this cute windowpane skirt.

♥ I love these versatile black booties.

♥ Hello, crazy dazzling astro moon booties!

♥ These cozy black booties would be so nice to have in the winter.

♥ This elegant oxblood clutch is on my autumn dream list.

♥ This forest green bucket bag makes me feel a little drool-y.

♥ A very good, colorful leather clutch.

♥ I’m pretty sure we all need some indigo leather slippers to shuffle around in.

♥ Ooohhh… modern pearl studs. SO LOVELY.

♥ Those amazing planters I mentioned are on major sale. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ These ceramic planters with stands are also beautiful. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ Oh, hello. Very into this black marble coffee table. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ The coziest Irish throw blankets — love the wonderful color options!

♥ The sweetest vintage-inspired tinware measuring spoons.


Saturday, September 24. 9AM to 1PM. Come to Betsy & Iya this Saturday for Brunch at Betsy & Iya — a fun, family-friendly shindig with shopping deals, breakfast treats, coffee, jewelry crafts to occupy the kiddos, studio tours, and more! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, September 24. 11AM to 4PM. Make sure to go to the wonderful SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE at Shop Boswell with Caravan Pacific and Brookes Boswell. AMAZING deals on hats, ceramics, lighting, home goods, and pretty accessories. Be an early bird to get the best scores! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, September 25 at 11AM to 4PM. Stop by Portland Flea + Food to shop 65+ vendors (new and vintage goods) and yummy local food and drinks! Portland Flea + Food takes places at the intersection of SE 6th + Salmon. MORE INFO.


PHOTOS: 1. John Rawlings for Vogue, June 1945. 2. Balmain on the Seine by Genevieve Naylor, 1946. I’m really feeling the 1940s lately, I guess!



Hello, friends! Happy weekend! Here I’ve rounded up some things I’ve had my eye on or own and love. There’s also a couple of wonderful local events below for Portlanders. Have a fun one! See you next week! xo Jen


♥ My new reds: Cockney, Brave Red, and All Fired Up.

♥ I’m kind of obsessed with these dreamy velvet shoes.

♥ Oh, and these gorgeous tweed shoes for fall are adorable.

♥ I need these black cherry ballet flats to replace a pair that bit it.

♥ Oh, yeah. These ankle-tie pumps in every freaking color, please.

♥ YES YES YES. This windowpane cape scarf in both colors. YES.

♥ The dream linen scarf for plant lovers.

♥ I love this versatile little cropped jacket.

♥ This fall transition jacket in ink and palm tree, please.

♥ This all seasons dress is a good one to add cozy layers to.

♥ The longer version is also perfect, of course.

♥ A perfect red plaid dress for fall and winter.

♥ This little striped dress would be so cute with tights and boots.

♥ I’d love to wear this oversized cowl sweater dress to lounge around at home. Maybe grey.

♥ Oh, hello. This windowpane cardigan is a total classic in both colors.

♥ I wore my cozy cashmere hoodie to pieces and new one now. (25% OFF code: SHOPNOW)

♥ I love wearing these cashmere v-neck sweaters. (25% OFF code: SHOPNOW)

♥ This cashmere striped sweater has me drooling a little bit.

♥ These pretty brass earrings are next on my list.

♥ Such a perfect gift for that rummy playing card shark in your life.

♥ If you are also addicted to La Croix sparkling water, this is hilarious.

♥ I want this handmade blue ceramic salt cellar and brass spoon set!

♥ I seriously want to make ALL of these recipes.


Friday, September 16. 5PM to 8PM. YAY! Stop by Ink & Peat’s 8 Year Anniversary Party! Come celebrate with Pam and her crew, shop the new fall collections and enjoy discounts, snacks, and cocktails. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, September 16 at 11AM to 6PM & Saturday, September 17 at 10AM to 5PM. It’s PDX Collective Sale time at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. Shop majorly discounted goods from Bridge & Burn, Adorn, Ecovibe Apparel, Parts + Labour, Gild Shoes, Parallel, EG Page, John Fluevog, Mabel & Zora, Folly, and Radish Underground. The sale is at The Cleaners at 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.


PHOTOS: Genevieve Naylor, 1948.

Shop Visit: Dea Dia



Having opened just last month on North Albina (right before the bend that takes you on to North Mississippi), Dea Dia is jewelry designer Jessica Lawson’s sparkly new home base for her jewelry line of the same name. Dea Dia is where she both handcrafts and sells her own designs alongside a complementary collection of apparel, housewares, apothecary, paper goods, and accessories created by some of her favorite indie brands including Portland’s Natalie Joy and Make It Good, among many others.




Jessica did an amazing job building out her space which was an absolute blank slate when she got the keys. Concrete floors and pendants lights from Portland’s own Pigeon Toe compliment her custom-built fixtures, including a stellar mirrored sliding wall and fun jewelry displays. Behind that sliding wall you’ll find Jessica’s studio which allows her to create jewelry on-site. During my visit she had just completed two new earring designs which were the product of whim and experimentation and they’d just hit the floor. That’s the beauty of Dea Dia, there is a steady stream of exciting treasures to discover.





Speaking of which, new fall apparel from Make It Good and Brooklyn’s A & R have just hit the Dea Dia shop. A fan of natural fibers and easy silhouettes, Jessica’s apparel selections are contemporary and feature cozy cotton and linen. Alongside the apparel are vibrant tote bags and pouches handmade in Oaxaca using organic wool and naturally derived dyes by Ilano Design, dazzling brass plant mobiles from Natalie Joy, modernist ceramics by Philly-based Zola, and even a selection of pyrite stones, incense from Incausa, sage smudge wands and palo santo sticks.




For a shop on the smaller side, Dea Dia is bursting with dreamy goodies that are perfect for treating yourself or loved ones while somehow managing to not feel crowded. And on a good day, you might catch a sighting of Jessica’s daughter, Astrid, who is definitely one of the cutest shop babies in all of Portland.

Dea Dia is located at 4523 N Albina and is open Thursdays from 11AM to 6PM, Friday — Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday — Monday from 11AM to 6PM. You can also shop Dea Dia jewelry online. Be sure to follow @deadia in Instagram and like Dea Dia Jewelry on Facebook on to keep up on new designs, sales, and more.



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


I’ve really been looking forward to Goodwin opening and now it has! I’m so happy to see Elise’s beautiful new shop — I know it has been a dream of hers for years. I’m also happy to see she is stocking amazing designers from her Nashville home base, like my always fave Elizabeth Suzann. There is also a great selection of lovely things from a bevy of beloved Portland designers! Look for Goodwin goods from Brookes Boswell, Lauren Winter, Natalie Joy, Nahanni Arntzen, MONOM, and REIFhaus. My other favorites are the Rose Suede Slip On Shoes, the Walnut Leather Wrap Belt, the Wool Box Tops in oatmeal and charcoal, the fog hand-dyed hemp Cocoon Duster Vest, and the Navy Wool Bell Jacket. And I REALLY want to burn a Goodwin Moondance Candle while listening to some Van Morrison! More HERE.























Images courtesy of Goodwin.

Shop Visit: Flutter



North Mississippi Avenue’s Flutter is a unique and artfully arranged treasure trove of a boutique bursting with a large selection of vintage clothing, the cutest party dresses, new and vintage jewelry, dreamy ephemera, lovely tarot decks, wonderful books, stationery, new and vintage home goods, fragrances, skincare, candles, old-timey toys and candy, and lots more awesome stuff. Shop owners Cristin Hinesly and Sara Kolp (and shop kitty King) do a stellar job of stocking the curious, romantic, dazzling, and nostalgic.




Flutter is one of my favorite places to shop for party attire as they always have lots of fun, sparkly dresses and tops in stock for great prices. I purchased one of my favorite New Year’s Eve dresses at Flutter a few years ago — a lovely black number complete with tulle underskirt for plenty of flounce and a peter pan collar covered in silver sequins. There’s also plenty of sweet jewelry to choose from to complete your look with baubles from Portland makers, including Jesseca Anne and Brehan Todd, mixed in with a large selection of fantastic vintage pieces.





Another reason I love to visit Flutter is their great selection of gifts! Over the years I have picked up items for friends and family including beautiful coffee table books, fortune telling cards and heavenly scented candles and hand creams. It’s also a great place to pick up classic toys including kaleidoscopes, cap guns, animal masks, and even the same Fischer Price record player I enjoyed as a child. There are also delicious treats — don’t forget to grab some violet mints and a variety locally made Woodblock chocolate bars too. There’s beautiful wrapping papers, a slew of ribbon choices, and fun cards to convey your love. Plus, Emerald Petals shares the back of the space if you need to grab some flowers or a little plant to go with your gifty goods. Shop HERE.




Head to Flutter for a delightful shopping experience with something for everyone. Give yourself a good chunk of time so you can get lost browsing all the magical goods. There’s so much to see — you’ll enjoy every minute! Plus, they have tarot readings regularly if you want to get a little direction and insight into your life.

Flutter is located in here in beautiful Portland at 3948 N Mississippi Avenue and is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11AM to 6PM, Friday from 11AM to 7PM and Saturday from 10AM to 7PM. You can also shop Flutter online anytime!

Make sure to follow Flutter on Facebook and @flutterpdx on Instagram for fun happenings, new loot, and cute pictured of King the shop cat!




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