Still We Rise

YES!! We need more of this! So excited about the Still We Rise Auction over on instagram to benefit ACLU, RAICES, and Texas Civil Rights Project. It’s often hard to know how to help when you are overwhelmed with anxiety and too much bad news. Lindsay’s Still We Rise auctions are making it really simple and a beautiful process that also brings wonderful artists and designers into view. You can bid now through Monday, July 9! ♥

There are a few days left Here is a handy list auction FAQs to look over. Get a cup of something good and come BID ON THESE BEAUTIES and fight for individuals and families at the border seeking asylum and searching for their babies that were snatched by the increasingly heartless Trump White House Republicans.

Here are a just few of my fave auction and there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS

Lovely Things: Mother’s Day Edition

Hello! Here is a new installment of LOVELY THINGS and, this week, I decided to give it a loose Mother’s Day theme with a bunch of things that I think my mom friends, you, your moms, and your grannies might like to be gifted. There are lots of brick and mortar shops here if you live locally in Portland. Go shop around! And, as always, sending out hugs to everyone who has a hard time on this celebratory day — whatever the reason. Life can feel pretty loaded — you aren’t alone. Take care of yourself and take it easy. Lots of love to all my ladies who are raising the coolest kids — I’m so happy to get to see it all happen and to know your amazing babes. More LOVELY THINGS.

This beautiful linen jacket would be a super closet staple for… well, everyone? PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

Maybe mom needs a cute new dress that works in all seasons.

Your momma probably doesn’t want to get a sunburn while strolling beaches or drinking pink wine (or gin!) on patios. PROMO: Free US shipping on orders $100+ PDX SHOP: Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison Street ♥

That mom you’re shopping for and I both want these stunning new earrings. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping!

I’ve seen these beauties in person and they are super fun and pleated totally by hand. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Oh, just a super special little clover necklace that lucky dreams are made of.

YES. This linen tee is so sweet with that skirt and would be a simple sundress coverup to have in your bag. PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

I can recommend these lovely locally made mugs because I love the ones I bought for myself. PROMO: Free tote with every purchase of $100+ PDX SHOP: Notary Ceramics is located at 8035 SE 13th Ave. ♥

It would be hard to decide from the faded rosy pink or the minty green. Beautiful! PDX SHOP: Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. ♥

YUM! Such a delicious collaboration between two Portland creative geniuses — Bergamot Cardamom Dark Chocolate. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

Perfect malachite and brass earrings that can be worn two ways! PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Always a good gift! A % of each sale of these boob rings (and necklace!) goes directly to helping women in need. PROMO: Get 20% off with THANKSMOM thru 5/14. PDX SHOP: Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd. ♥

Portlanders! Make sure to stop by Pam’s shop, Ink & Peat, for Mother’s Day goodies. PROMO: There will even be a 20% off sale at the shop this Friday, May 11, from 5PM to 8PM. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Avenue. There will be snacks and drinks, too! ♥

Say it with big ol’ hoops and other statement jewels. PDX SHOP: Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman Street ♥

… or maybe swinging brass petals? PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX STUDIO: The Seaworthy studio is located 3322 NE Wasco St (you can arrange to pick up locally and follow them for open studio days!) ♥

Each one of these blush glass vases is sweet on its own or clustered with other vases. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Does your momma need a chill pill, some brain tonic, or a cup of fireside chai? PROMO: Free US Shipping now thru 5/10! PDX SHOP: Wild Poppy Goods is located at 5713 NE Fremont Street ♥

Maybe mom needs a dreamy suede jacket that makes her feel like a French pop chanteuse?

Get yourself (I mean, your mom!) a beautiful leather handbag that comes with a shoulder strap and a cross-body strap.

Does your momma sew? A very affordable subscription to this magazine comes with so many amazing sewing pattern freebies, a ton of useful info, and a sewing community forum.

An intriguing fragrance can be an incredibly sweet gesture and may find your loved one with a new signature scent. I wear Cedar & Rose pretty much constantly all summer. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

These necklaces look so good together — the Cloud Peak and the small Hyalite Diamond pendant.

Moms, and non-moms alike, love gauzy block print scarves, like these versatile cotton voile honeys. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MOMLOVE 5/10 thru 5/13 + free U.S. shipping on orders $100+! PDX SHOP: Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. ♥

I’m partial to this jean jacket with hand patched antique bandanas, but all these jean jackets look great. PDX SHOP: Madewell is located at 30 NW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom would like a dreamy KC poppy pillow to rest her pretty face on? PROMO: Free U.S. ground shipping on orders $75+

How about a comfy block print robe or an amazing scarf?

I love this linen bag. I have the pink linen version that is my favorite for farmers market shopping and for beach times. PDX SHOP: Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom’s a little woo woo and would love a game of lunar phases dominoes? PROMO: Free U.S. shopping for orders $250+ PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Anything from Tata Harper would likely thrill any lady. Perhaps a bottle of Hydrating Floral Essence to spritz before her face cream, the ultra healing Repairative Moisturizer, or one of the beautiful TH Face Masks would help her face feel super nourished and soft. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping for orders $50+

I love Debbie’s foggy mountain art print, the rose garden print, and really everything else she does. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on all orders.

So many simple beautiful things in this shop. I especially love this barrette right now.

Does the mom you are shopping for have a bit of a sweet tooth? All the cookies and other sweets from Jenna and Mark are insanely delicious. They also have lots of sampler gift box options!

Sleep tight, mom. She can rest her head under a brass phases of the moon garland. PDX SHOP: Charming the Moon will be at a Portland pop up shop this Saturday, May 12, from 12PM to 7PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. ♥

Lovely Things #12

YAY! Lookie! Here’s a new Lovely Things roundup. I don’t see that much of a common thread through it besides muddy rose hues, metallics, shine, and fleurs. I’m so excited about spring. Winter has felt dreadfully long this year for a lot of reasons personal, political, and also with our muddy, somber weather. Here’s to sunshine, birds tweeting, and flowers popping up. Find more LOVELY THINGS.

This lovely art print is how the season feels right now — flowers peeking around the corner.

I’m not usually really into purple, but I’m feelin’ this cute jacket.

Currie always has an amazing selection of ceramics in her shop.

I’ve been thinking about this one time we got all the things at Maurice — need to go back SOON!

I’m glad Elise restocked these lovely Matisse-inspired totes!

Oh, just some sweet pink new school wedge clogs. Love them in black, too!

Oooh la la! I adore this little pink moon wallet and its shiny zipper.

Hello there — you pretty mother of pearl modern signet ring.

This gauze-y top, in its mocha-taupe-lavender-pink hue, looks like a summer staple.

There’s something sweet and very modern Jane Birkin about this top and high-waisted jeans.

A pretty salmon softshine top that gives a big ol’ nod to vintage slips. And it comes in 5 colors!

Yeah. This sculptural dirty blush clutch is a vision with that marble fastener.

Jessica kills it every season and her new spring shoe collection is beautiful.

I’m really into this double-breasted golden metallic jacket. It would be so cute over a dress or with jeans.

A brass snake? A squiggle? Love these lightweight brass earrings!

Two shirts in one! This simple cotton wrap top can tie in back or front.

This whole new collection is beautiful. Shout out to that perfect orange-leaning red shade!

This scarf speaks for itself. Vive La Resistance!

I really want to get my nose on this fancy stromboli candle and my hands on that gorgeous ceramic jar it comes in.

I need a truckload of tulips and daffs, please. Mine are all late to the spring party.

Shhhowercap

I love these stylish bathing caps from Shhhowercap. I admit I was first sucked in after seeing some of their photographs which felt like a little nod to photographer Deborah Turbeville’s amazing bathhouse series from the mid-1970s. Jacquelyn De Jesu designed these beauties to fit what turns out to be a pretty big market of people who wanted to look good at home, out and about, at the beach, and at the pool. Plus, the longer and thicker your hair is, the more awkward and painful putting on a tight, traditional rubber swim cap has always been. I love the turban shape and cute prints. My current faves are The Opal, The Minx, The Astor, and The Kent. More HERE.

Images courtesy of Shhhowercap.

Happy New Year!

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Happiest New Year to you all! I’m so grateful for you joining me here — it means so much to me. Truly. It’s been such a tough year and the next one doesn’t look to be getting any easier with the people in power. I am working on my New Year’s Intentions list to post in the next couple weeks, but my heart is just so thankful for unity and community. Most of us aim to be on the right side of history and knowing that is what keeps hope alive for the triumph of decency and progress. Knowing that there are more good people than bad is a potent energy. Sending you all lots and lots of love. I’m going to keep it light and take some much needed time off in January, but I’ll definitely be popping in for some posts. I hope you make room for some self-care, too! xoxo Jen

SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ Make sure to ENTER MY EGG PRESS GIVEAWAY! It ends next week.

♥ Take some time to curl up and peruse The Best of Honey Kennedy 2017!

♥ I put together these NYE HAIR IDEAS for you.

♥ If you’re on the hunt for your pretty NYE RED LIPSTICK!

♥ CHEERS! To CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS & THE GLASSWARE.

♥ If you want some GOOD BOOZE IDEAS.

♥ And… MORE COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS!

♥ I should do another soon — here are a bunch of MUSIC MIXES.

♥ If you’d rather stay home, here is my BIG LIST OF LOVELY BOOKS.

A SWEET DEAL:

♥ Fleur lovers! The amazing Floret seeds and dahlias go on sale on January 2nd! Be quick!

♥ Buy 2 of these magic self-care potions and get $20 off your total for a limited time!

♥ Get 20% off all the these jewels at Rebecca Mir Grady with GOODBYE2017 thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off all the jewels at Upper Metal Class with: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Wood & Faulk with code: AFTER thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Project Object with VERYLASTMINUTE thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 15% off all those textiles from Flutter that I mentioned! Out of town? Give them a call.

♥ Get 40% off all these cozy styles with code: BIGONE now thru 12/31.

♥ Take an extra 30% off these final sale items with BIGONE thru 12/31/17.

♥ Take an extra 30% off all these sale styles with code: YESPLEASE thru 1/4/18.

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PHOTOS: Lana Turner looking like a badass queen in The Prodigal. Also, #bedgoals.