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.
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.
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I want to try one of these hydrating sheet masks.
These Bright Facial Treatment Sheet Masks sound really lovely!
These simple long spike earrings are so pretty.
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’d love some pointed grey leather loafers.
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!
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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.
I hope you have a good weekend planned for yourself. I am going to go crazy with baking and cooking to try to make a dent in a mountain of pears and apples we’ve accumulated from our farm share. We also have a bunch of beautiful mushrooms to use — I’m hoping to make and freeze a bunch of meals. Maybe soup and tarts. Any recipe ideas are very welcome! I’m so excited that it is cool enough now for soup and baking! I also want to read a stack of magazines and catch up on my sleep deficit. Happy Friday, friends! xo Jen
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‘Tis the season — for my good hot chocolate recipe roundup!
These iPhone cases are amazing.
Oooh! Would love one of these classic houndstooth capes.
Another beautiful cape that is totally timeless and elegant.
This velvet jacket is a beauty — especially in cabernet and spruce. (25% off code SHOPFALL)
A tailored tweed jacket with elbow patches? Yes, please.
And this gorgeous plaid jacket too, please. (25% off code SHOPFALL)
I got this $19 green and navy plaid shirt and I love it! Very flattering.
This big bordeaux bag is a thing of beauty — just perfect.
This lattice checked tote is stunning. Love both colors, especially black and white.
I love these boots in the kindling color. (25% off code SHOPFALL)
I love these dreamy suede pumps in blue and black. (25% off code SHOPFALL)
It’s easy to get lost in a blue pyramid.
I want to stack my initials in gems — I’m jade, citrine and moonstone.
FINALLY. A not hideous television design is in the the works.
This Red Rose Saffron Hand Cream sounds lovely.
I look forward to trying some yummy recipes from this new cookbook!
My rose obsession is still going strong, but I have tulips on the brain as well.
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♥ Saturday, September 26 from 9AM to NOON. Roll out of bed and have Brunch at Betsy & Iya! Shuffle in for breakfast goodies, mimosas, sales and tours of the studio. All ages welcome — there is even a fun jewelry craft area for kiddos to hang out in while you shop uninterrupted. They always think of everything and throw a damn good party! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 26 10AM to 5PM + Sunday, September 27 11AM to 5PM. Get yourself down to the PDX Collective Sale this weekend! Scoop up amazing deals from Bridge & Burn, Adorn, Radish Underground, Physical Element, Parts + Labor, Hot Box Betty, Parallel, EG Page, John Fluevog, Mabel & Zora and Folly.The craziness happens at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 26 from 5PM to 9PM. Come by the awesome BLOCK PARTY for discounts, giveaways, tarot readings and other goodies! Get sweet deals from Barrow PDX, The Granite, Seagrape Bath + Body and Sugar Mountain Vintage who are all opening up their shops and studios for this fun block party event! There will also be drinks from Eastside Distilling and The Bitter Housewife and swag bags for the first 25 guests! The Block Party is located at 323 NE Wygant. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, September 27. 11AM-4PM. Stop by Sunday Emporium: Oktoberfest Celebration at Rejuvenation to shop local makers and vintage sellers and 4 local yummy food vendors! There will be also free Bavarian style soft pretzel and beer samples from the new Drinking Horse Brewing Company. You can even buy a growler or two to take home! Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: 1. NBD — just Lauren Bacall darning socks or something! By Louise Dahl-Wolfe. 2. Flowers by Edward Steichen used as prints for textiles.
Nob Hill newcomer Le Souk Le Souk is an exciting addition to the upscale neighborhood known for shopping and dining. The brainchild of Anna Margaret, previously of Montavilla’s Branch Birdie, Le Souk Le Souk is the next step for Anna as her children grow and she seeks to add more travel and adventure in her life. Inspired by visits to Bangladesh and dreams of a visit to Morocco, Anna has filled Le Souk Le Souk with treasures from locales both exotic and closer to home.
I am totally gaga for her spectacular selection of textiles, housewares, fragrance, jewelry, apparel, and accessories. Expect lots of covetable items from WKNDLA, Ulla Johnson, Pepaloves, Neeru Kumar, and cult brand Ace + Jig. In fact, Le Souk Le Souk is stocked up with lots of amazing items perfect for the impending cooler weather including dreamy candles, smudge bundles, cozy throws, quilted jackets, fuzzy soft cardigans, and leather booties.
I admit, despite Nob Hill being one of my favorite areas in Portland, I don’t make it over often. I fully expect that to change now that Le Souk Le Souk is on the scene as it’s the perfect spot to find extraordinary wardrobe updates, items to feather your nest or that perfect gift. Grab a coffee at Barista across the street and make a friend date of it — they’ll thank you for it!
LE SOUK LE SOUK GRAND OPENING TONIGHT 9/18 6PM–9PM!
Stop by the Le Souk Le Souk Grand Opening Party tonight! Macarons, Moroccan snacks, Champagne and beautiful things will all be in attendance at 820 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.
Le Souk Le Souk is located in Portland at 820 NW 23rd Ave and open Mon — Thurs 10AM–7PM, Fri & Sat 10AM–8PM and Sundays 11AM to 6PM. Follow @lesouklesouk on Instagram for more info — online shop coming soon.
This Saturday, September 19, Sellwood shopping destination, Tilde, is celebrating their 9th Anniversary and new online shop with a mega sale of 20% off everything in the entire shop. Debbe is a wonderful person and takes great care to carry a wide variety of things from independent makers — it is no surprise that Tilde has become such a beloved stop for bags, jewelry, accessories, art, cards, ceramics, candles, lighting and other housewares.
There will also be several sweet raffles and shoppers get tickets with their purchases and chances at some fantastic prizes from Tilde and other local shops. If you aren’t in Portland, you can also shop for goods with the 20% off discount in Tilde’s online shop all day this Saturday. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
P.S. I also encourage you to make a day of it and eat lunch or dinner across the street at Jade Teahouse. SO GOOD! I love the vermicelli salad with lots of sriracha added.