Friday!

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Hi! Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend planned or no plans to ensure maximum lounging and spontaneity. I’m still recovering from surgery and finally got out of the house for a couple of hours last night for pizza with friends. I’m stir-crazy, but trying to be patient so I can heal more quickly. In this vulnerable state I’m realizing that I’m not very good at leaning on others or asking for help. That kind of support wasn’t really there for me growing up and into my twenties, so I’m trying to recognize this and become more comfortable with it now that I have supportive, truly nurturing people in my life. Lots of inadvertent soul searching lately — it’s unnerving, but for the best, I think. I hope. Have a good weekend and please do some cartwheels and frolicking out there for me! ♥ Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

I can’t stop laughing — I’m going to burst my stitches.

I’d like to dry this lip crayon in P.O.C., Shocking + Birthday Suit.

Having feelings for these black patent leather YSL pumps.

Studded, suede and pointy — love these shoes!

Maybe it’s a childhood magic thing, but I love the starry toes situation!

Those cute oxfords I was talking about are on sale! (25% off code YESPLEASE)

I’ll be weeping quietly over this bordeaux leather bag and its dreamy details.

Just the perfect leather forever tote.

I love all three colors of this crossbody bag. (25% off code YESPLEASE)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Annie’s new leather pouches!

A beautiful nude motorcycle jacket.

Just staring at this stunning silk shirt in the perfect fall chestnut color.

I love these wide-leg linen trousers.

These tux stripe trousers are cute and I like the autumn colors.

A good cardigan — I especially like the black. (40% off code BDAY)

I love this black dress for fall and winter! Amazing price.

A sexy striped linen dress.

I LOVE THIS BIKINI. The high-waisted bottoms and print are SO GOOD.

I love the texture happening with this bronze necklace.

The sweetest trio of tiny lockets in silver or gold.

HELLO pretty moonstone ring!

OMG — these earrings.

I still need these hoop earrings!

Super sweet bobby pins.

These grey Le Creuset dutch ovens are lovely.

Now all I can think of is deep dish peach pie.

YES. Thank you for the distinction — often the same for “collaboration”.

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PHOTOS: San Simeon by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, June 1958.

Friday!

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So sorry for the super light week of content! I had so many posts in the works that will have to wait until next week. I ended up in some terrible pain and having to go to several doctor’s appointments to sort things out and it looks like unavoidable surgery, unfortunately. It is inspiring me to finally get a little more personal in some upcoming posts as I’d mentioned I’d wanted to do in the beginning of the year, so I guess that’s good. This weekend will be spent doing some physical stuff that we need to tackle before I’m useless lifting heavy boxes for a bit. I’ve had laparoscopic surgery once before, but I guess going under still scares the hell out of me. I wish I could be a little stronger for other women who have never gone through surgery to help overcome some difficult women’s health issues, but I need that kind of pep talk myself at this point! The only thing I can say is that you should find a surgeon who really feels like the right fit for you — I think that’s important for peace of mind. I guess I feel that way about any doctor — find your people who make you feel safe and confident in their hands. OK, this is a weird Friday post! Ha. I hope your weekend is full of zero troubles and lots of fun. See you next week. xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

FINALLY. A beautiful heartbreak kit. Such a good idea!

I love the color of this blush! Seems universally flattering.

I’d love to try this pretty bright red lip boost!

I’d love some wave hoops and a little eclipsed moon necklace.

These tile earrings are stunning. (25% off: SUMMERFUN)

I need a few of these halo leather glasses cases. (10% off: HALO)

Give me all the tops and all the dresses, please.

This lovely dress looks so good on its own or with tights or jeans.

I love this cool smock dress.

This symbols dress is lovely to wear now and for for fall.

Hello cute, pointy shoes that I want to wear all the time.

Sweet new boots! Gimme all the colors.

These cute shoes look like silvery moonlight.

I love these pink and gold dazzling flats.

These are perfect oxfords to wear now through spring!

I keep these ballet flats in the car to change into when I need to switch gears.

I want every size (and color) of these amazing graph collection bags.

A beautiful bag for… everything. It looks like it holds a lot!

So pretty! I love this patterned sequin clutch for special evenings out. (10% off: HALO)

A wonderful trio of special gold-rimmed bowls.

I’d love to wander around Virginia Woolf’s garden.

DIY ice dyeing — such a dreamy affect.

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➔ I HEART PDX

Friday, Aug 7. 12PM to 8PM. Stop by the HAUNT 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY! There will be a one day 25% off storewide sale, treats and a photo show. Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Friday, Aug 7. 7PM to 10PM at Seven Sisters. Join Allison to celebrate 4 years of Votre Grande Soeur! General merriment will be enhanced by a signature VGS cocktail featuring booze from Eastside Distillery, sweet soul sounds from DJ Big Booty Judy, rad goodie bags and more! The VGS party is at Seven Sisters at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Saturday, Aug 8. Doors at 6PM. Show at 7PM. Make sure to come to the Alley 33 Fashion Show!!! The amazing event will take place at 33rd & SE Hawthorne Blvd. and the designers participating are: Amelia Boutique, Carolyn Hart Designs, Altar Houseline, Chubby Cartwheels, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Veil & Valor, Lizz Basinger, Bridge City Bikinis, WearMOORE, Emma Salz, FYN, Hubris, Piper Dalton, Smith River, Wolf Child with MKO Vintage, All Bad Days, The Moonchilde, KDDesigns, Eve Skywalker, Lostwood Lane Apparel and Carla Mink for Mink. There will be music and a fun afterparty at Gold Dust Meridian! MORE INFO + BUY TICKETS.

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PHOTOS: 1. Observatory in Jaipur from Harper’s Bazaar, January 1958. 2. San Simeon by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, June 1958. 3. Harper’s Bazaar, 1951.

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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.

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

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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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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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