Friday!

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m excited for this weekend because I have plans to make some nice food to store — like quick refrigerator pickles and also a batch of pesto and pasta sauce to freeze. I might do a little baking too in the early hours this weekend before we are sweltering. I’m going to start the book my psychologist suggested I read and I look forward to getting out of my own way. I hope I find some new approaches — it’s been a difficult year. Oh, and I’m going to try to finally watch Poldark! Has anyone been watching? Have fun out there! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

All the wonderful things! Enter my Red Sail Giveaway!

I like this lip stain in Rouge Libertine and Corail Affranchi.

I’d love to try this coconut water lip stain!

SO DREAMY. I love this marbled silk jumpsuit. (57% off!)

I love the embroidered pattern on this dress. (58% off)

Absolutely cuckoo over this top — in all 3 colors.

The shape of this simple white top is so good! (26% off)

This olive jacket is pretty perfect — love the big hood!

This field jacket looks like a closet staple for sure.

I love a good fitted leather jacket.

These pretty shoes are super sexy and on sale. (45% off)

These cute sandals are like more sophisticated saltwater sandals.

I’m totally in love with these earrings.

I need this stunning necklace. The colors! (25% off code: knowyoursource)

Wow. And THIS BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE! (25% off code: knowyoursource)

That cream and black checked clutch I love is now on sale! (30% off)

I’ve had my eye on this sweet sailor bag. (25% off)

This nautical inspired bag is lovely too.

This vegan bucket bag is good in all 3 colors. (68% off)

A darling backpack — and I don’t usually care for backpacks. (30% off)

Yes! THIS HAT and THIS HAT! So good for fall and winter. (25% off)

I want to make big salads in this amazing pink bowl.

I love this chalkboard utensil holder and perfect storage jar.

A beautiful golden bottle coaster would be such a sweet housewarming gift.

A nice DIY sunburn soother.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

The HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! It’s pretty crazy.

Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.

Get 10% off purchases at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

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

Take $10 off your Helsing Junction 2015 farm share with code: HONEYFARM15 Delivery to Portland, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia & more!

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PHOTOS: 1. Watermelon cover for Vogue by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951. 2. Helga Viermann by Regina Relang, 1952.

Friday!

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I’m so happy to be home after doing some traveling up to Seattle last week. It was so good to see some beloved close friends, but I’m really looking forward to catching up on sleep, work and house projects this weekend. I’ve had a bit of insomnia lately, so I’m all out of sorts and, frankly, pretty cranky. I’m also looking forward to stopping by the big Renegade handmade market this weekend — it looks insanely good! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! HAPPY FRIDAY! xo Jen

P.S. Someone needs to make some earrings like the ones in the pic of Brigitte Bardot above!!

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Give me all these bags! Make sure to enter the awesome giveaway too!

Where was this information when I was single!!?? Spot on.

I love Sarai’s essay on breaking the status quo. Refuse to be labeled.

I’d like to try making this floral cleansing beauty mask.

This whole Madewell x Sézane collection is fantastic.

I love this sweet cactus print dress! It’ll be adorable with fall tights as well.

A good deal! I think this dress would be a great closet staple.

Super slinky little black silk dress.

I love this stunning silk tile-print dress — so good for summer parties! (on mega sale!)

SO MUCH LOVE for this amazing embroidered tunic dress.

I still love this sweet dress in all three colors. (40% off code SUMMERSALE)

A lovely linen romper. (30% off code LOVELOFT)

Just a perfect striped top.

Wow. This white shirt is such a beauty.

These casual linen trousers in every color! Maybe swap out the belt though.

Another great deal! A sweet, short jumpsuit with pockets.

I love these striped cotton and leather sandals.

I’m not sure why, but these sneakers look comfy for long morning walks.

I love this bracelet stacked with this bracelet.

I need this Crescent Moon Pouch!

I love this beautiful bag! I saw it in person and it’s even better than the photos.

I love this dotty leather tote — it is also even better in person!

I’m considering this lovely black bag too!

This pretty striped linen and leather tote would be a wonderful beach or pool bag. (on sale!)

Still thinking about this tablecloth and now this one too. (on sale!)

Maybe I’ve been in the garden too much — I love these pillowcases!

I adore this sweet vintage tapestry wall hanging — a cute curtain on a slim window too!

Ummm… this pink linen sectional sofa and the minty tufted linen one are SO GOOOOD.

FUCK HIM FOREVER. Lock him up. The special treatment is insane.

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➔ A SWEET DEAL

The HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! It’s pretty crazy.

Get 40% off select summer styles at J.Crew with code SUMMERSALE now thru 7/27.

Get 30% off select items at LOFT with code LOVELOFT — ends soon.

Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.

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

Take $10 off your Helsing Junction 2015 farm share with code: HONEYFARM15 Delivery to Portland, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia & more!

➔ I HEART PDX

♥ Friday, July 24. 3PM — 7PM. At North of West 203 SW 9th ave. Come by the wonderful North of West Summer Trunk Show featuring beautiful works from Fail Jewelry, Young America Creative and Love Jules Leather. All of the designers will be showcasing beautiful designs that aren’t carried in the shop! Plus, there is a storewide 10% off during the event and sips and snacks too! MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, July 25 + Sunday, July 26. 11am — 6pm daily. At Rejuvenation 1100 SE Grand Ave. Make sure to come by the amazing Renegade Craft Fair at Rejuvenation this weekend! There are 200 makers and the wares are BEAUTIFUL. Read my post and see my fair picks HERE.

♥ Saturday, July 25. 11AM — 8PM. At Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique 2515 SE Clinton St. Come to the HUGE Xtabay Vintage Clothing Clearance Sale! Get 50% off stunning vintage clothing this Saturday during the Clinton/Division Street Fair! MORE INFO.

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PDX Event: Renegade Craft Fair

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RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR • Sat July 25 + Sun July 26 • 11am-6pm • 1100 SE Grand Ave • DETAILS

YAY! Renegade Craft Fair is returning to Portland this weekend and the roster of makers this year is EPIC. I gathered some of my favorite designs from the 200 designers here in this post (it was REALLY difficult to edit!), but the level of talent selling their wares at the handmade market this weekend is remarkable. There is a lovely list of local favorites in attendance along with more independent makers from near and far. Plus, there will be DIY workshops, installations and activities to explore, delicious food and drinks, and more!

Admission to the Renegade Craft Fair is free and the event takes place from 11am to 6pm this Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at Rejuvenation at the corner of Grand Ave and Taylor st. at 1100 Southeast Grand Avenue. Visitors are encouraged walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation! You can find route directions to the event HERE. See you there!

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GOOD FAIR VIBES
There will be a large-scale installation to help invigorate the space with an artistic energy by Artist Angela Eastman and Radiant Human will be at the event snapping their phenomenal aura photographs!

RAD VINTAGE SCORES
Vintage savvy shoppers can explore the Lost Girls Vintage trailer for some amazing treasures found all around the country.

YUMMY FAIR FOOD
Nibble treats from wonderful food vendors, like Cowboy Toffee Co, Chocolate Makers Studio, p.o.p. Candy Co., Sage and Sea Farms, Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters, Strongwater Craft Spirits & Botanicals, Wei Kitchen, T-We Tea and more. Try delicious samples at Bear Naked Granola!

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RAIN OR SHINE
Portland’s Renegade event will be held outside at Rejuvenation come rain-or-shine! And even more wonderful news is that you can bring the furry members of your clan for shopping fun — as long as you keep them on a leash!

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CATCH A RIDE
If you need a ride, Uber is sponsoring rides for the summer 2015 Renegade fairs. New users can get up to $20 off their first Uber ride using the code RCF2015. To sign up, download the Uber app or go to uber.com/go/RCF2015.

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Monday!

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Hello! It was my birthday this past Friday and I didn’t get a chance to post, so I decided to do a Friday! post on a Monday. For my birthday, I bought myself more rose plants (shocker!), had brunch with a couple good friends, a manicure/pedicure with our niece and a mellow hang in the backyard. We extended the fun the day after by going to the ocean. It was so fun to spend the day on the Oregon coast with our niece, jumping in the waves and enjoying the whole stretch of beach. Of course, the news Friday that everyone in this country can now marry who they love was the happiest part. It’s a beautiful thing and makes all unions more meaningful when we can all choose to participate. It has taken far too long to get here. I hope this means we can move more quickly through narrow-mindedness and bigotry and get on the right track so everyone can have the happiest life possible — it goes by so quickly. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, FRIENDS! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

So many dreamy summer dresses! Make sure to enter my Heinui Giveaway. (ends 6/30!)

I love these all these jewels! Enter our lovely Minoux Jewelry Giveaway! (ends 6/30!)

I really want to eat these right now.

I’m still cuckoo for this polka dot linen dress.

A lovely floral summer dress.

I love this futuristic flowers linen dress!

This embroidered dress is perfect for the 4th of July.

Gimme ALL THE THINGS.

A very sweet linen jumpstuit.

An adorable linen romper — love this one too.

This striped top with pockets is so good.

This lounge bra pattern is beautiful! Looks so comfy to come home to.

It would be fun to play with this Magic Jar Dye Kit — love all the possibilities.

Coco Rose Body Polish??? Yes, please.

This cotton candy video makes me really happy to watch.

Get some fun sparklers for this weekend!

I think I need a moon nest wall pocket.

I’d love to stay at this beautiful hotel next I’m in Seattle!

Let’s all find a way to drink a Blueberry Crush Cocktail this week.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Shop the big End of Season Sale at Vuela and get FREE SHIPPING on orders $150+

Get 20-70% off SO MANY GOOD THINGS at this Summer Clearance Sale.

Get 50% off these shoes at Loeffler Randall!

Shop the Summer Style Steals at Nordstrom right now.

Get 20% OFF your orders at Heinui with code: SUMMERHONEY now thru July 1.

Take 20% off clothing, accessories and home at Olive with code MERICA now thru 7/5.

Take 30% off everything at Rilla with code: SUMMER now thru 7/6.

Get 15% off your purchases at Bashful Garter with code HONEYKENNEDY thru 7/14/15.

Get 15% off lovely bags from Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: SUMMERHONEY15 thru 07/16.
(cannot be combined with other codes / not valid on pre-sale items)

Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.

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

NW peeps! Take $10 off your Helsing Junction 2015 farm share with code: HONEYFARM15 Delivery to Portland, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia & more!

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PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Pola Negri on the beach in Santa Monica by Margaret Chute in 1925. 2. Beachwear in 1925 photographed by Edward Steichen. THOSE SHOES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Rose Petal Ice Cubes

I LOVE roses for their beauty, scent and flavor, so I was excited to see this DIY Rose Petal Ice Cubes tutorial using Cardinal de Richelieu garden roses. I just need to figure out if my garden roses are safe to use. I imagine they’re probably fine because I don’t think the plants were ever grown with pesticides. A rose with smaller blooms than I currently grow would be easier to use to make this work, so I might try it with dried rosebuds and petals first. I also love that the classic sturdy steel ice cube trays are still available and that you can even get an ice cube tray stand to conserve space and hold up to three trays. These trays would be a nice gift for a classic cocktail enthusiast or anyone who loves those little vintage details. This Rose Petal Honey recipe looks great too! Rose everything, please.

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Photos by Michelle Slatalla for Gardenista.