Happy Spring + A Personal Update

Hello friends! As you may have noticed, I’ve been out of commission for longer than originally anticipated when I signed off for the new year. Thank you so much for all the emails and messages on social media — it has really meant a lot. I’m OK. I’ve just been going through some physical and mental health issues and really needed to tend to them with the kind of love and compassion I usually only reserve for other people (I know, I know… I’m working on it!).

Near the end of 2017, I started having a lot of pain in my left arm that was exacerbated by being on my laptop for many hours at a time. I started seeing my chiropractor, then a sports medicine arm specialist, then a physical therapist. I had been trying to focus on getting the care and being diligent with my exercises to get my arm back to normal, but any relief has been temporary and the regimens and schedules have been exhausting. So frustrating.

After months of this work, I finally had an MRI of my neck. The MRI shows that I have two discs that are compressing the nerve that goes across my left shoulder blade and down my left arm. It was good to figure out what the issue has been, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared about what this finding means. I will most likely need spine surgery.

It took a while to be able to get in with a spine specialist since the doctor I had been seeing was an arm specialist. The neurosurgeon I finally met with recently says he thinks I will need ACDF surgery — which is definitely not the minimally invasive variety I was hoping it would be. I am seeing another specialist soon for a second opinion to weigh my options and plan the timing that works best for surgery and recovery. Fortunately, I was prescribed a medication that has helped soften some of the nerve pain I’ve been experiencing and the neurosurgeon says that I’m not in an emergency situation and should be able to plan to have surgery for whenever it works for my little family this year.

I’m so happy to be back to blogging. It has been a difficult time with lots of pain and dark days, but being here sure pulls me back up and I’m certainly not mad at this spring sunshine! Thank you all for sticking with me during this cuckoo time in my life — I cannot tell you how much it means to me. I’ve got a lot of posts in the works as I’m getting back into the swing of things. I probably won’t be back to blogging every single day until fall, but I’ll be here sharing as much and as often as possible. I hope you’re all doing well! xx Jen

P.S. If any of you out there has had spinal issues or has any advice because of what loved ones have gone through — I’d love to hear about it! Thank you! ♥

Happy New Year!


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


♥ 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!


♥ If you want some GOOD BOOZE IDEAS.


♥ 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.


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



Well, this was another week was full of triggers and things that make you want to scream. I again want to send out love to everyone else out there feeling the weight of patriarchy trying to crush our spirits. Don’t stop the fight, don’t stop resisting, but DO take care of your mind and body and spirit. Take a break. Take a walk. Find a way to help empower and back the issues you find most important without putting yourself constantly in the maelstrom of hate. I need to take my own advice here, too. It’s hard when every impulse in your body is in fight or flight. It isn’t sustainable. Take the time to enjoy the moments and the season and your loved ones or you will run out of steam. I love you. You are valued. You are important. You are smart. You are strong. You are powerful. Take care of your wonderful self. xx Jen


♥ Today I stand with Rose McGowan and other women and I am staying off Twitter.

♥ Take a moment to sign this petition to start dismantling Hollywood’s misogyny.

♥ I got these awesome Black History Flashcards — things they didn’t teach us in school.

♥ The Somna aromatherapy roll-on is so nice if you’re having trouble sleeping.

♥ And the Aurora roll-on is good when you need to perk up.

♥ This lovely face cream is an investment in dry sensitive skin, but it feels amazing.

♥ I’m so happy with this magical eye cream — the best I’ve ever used.

♥ This cotton dress for fall with tights and booties or high boots would be super cute.

♥ I might get this velvet dress, but would give it a straight hem. (40% off: HAPPY)

♥ I bought this boxy velvet top in both colors and I LOVE it. (40% off: HAPPY)

♥ Love this new easy fit batwing top that Rebecca designed.

♥ So cute! I’m feeling this batik grid print gaucho jumpsuit.

♥ I bought this velvet swing jacket in black and it’s really cute. (40% off: HAPPY)

♥ This tailored velvet jacket is a good closet staple to make an outfit more put together.

♥ I drank this season’s velvet kool-aid and I love this velvet bomber jacket.

♥ This cropped jacket is so cute. It reminds me of a perfect vintage one I had years ago.

♥ I love this boiled wool wrap coat in black and in moss.

♥ This swingy Italian wool coat looks super cozy for the chilly days ahead.

♥ So many pretty handmade bridle leather belts for such a good price! (20% off: FF20)

♥ I love these classic pjs in both navy and pink!

♥ If it has to be socks season, they should be cute socks like these.

♥ I’m becoming a little obsessed with the stunning Fragment Cuff Bracelet.

♥ This nudie lapel pin is so nice. (13% off: THIRTEEN)

♥ SO GOOD. Love these perfect hoop earrings.

♥ All these dreamy Turkish kilim pillows, please! (20% off: FFSALE17)

♥ I love the full moon vibes of this glowing globe table lamp.

♥ My friend Emily just released her Snow & Rose book! It’s so sweet and beautiful.

♥ I’m so in love with Kelsey’s clever and gorgeous What We See in the Stars book.

♥ I think we might all need a confetti cannon every day right now.


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PHOTOS: Audrey Hepburn on the set while filming Breakfast at Tiffany’s.



Happy weekend, friends. This has been a tough week for a lot of reasons. On Tuesday evening, we lost a beloved family member in Minneapolis — our sweet niece Madeline. It’s hard to lose a loved one and it’s even harder when it is a young person with so much ahead of them. She passed peacefully and is no longer in pain or being poked and prodded — this is the only comfort. We’re looking forward to being with family soon, loving everyone up, and helping in any way we can. Have a wonderful weekend — see you next week! xoxo Jen


♥ I’d love to have this cropped linen jacket in about 5 of the colors available.

♥ Perfect. This oblong dotty silk cropped jacket can really go casual or dressy.

♥ I love this linen top and the “ashes of rose” color!

♥ This abstract linen top is adorable.

♥ I keep thinking about this linen top in the smoke color.

♥ Such a sweet linen cactus flower dress!

♥ YESSSSS…. this roses and strawberries summer dress is fantastic.

♥ I decided that I really need this linen dress in charcoal — works all year.

♥ A sweetheart summer floral dress that would be nice for summer parties and traveling.

♥ HELLLLOOOO… loving these dreamy brass link earrings!

♥ Very much feeling these pretty tortoise hoop earrings. (20% off: junehoney20)

♥ These big silver hoops are a good deal and elegant for summer.

♥ Annnnd… the big gold plated hoops are beautiful, too!

♥ This black leather tote bag is beautiful. Love the brass zipper!

♥ Those cute checkered slides are on mega sale now. (extra 50% off: beach50)

♥ These striped slides are so cute. Little fruity charms! (30% off: MOREPLEASE)

♥ I definitely want a pair of these gold ballet flats. (30% off: MOREPLEASE)

♥ Every bone in my body is really feeling this sentiment right now.

♥ Drooling over these light grey stonewashed linen pillowcases right now.

♥ So beautiful! Such an amazing gift for a chess lover and aesthete.

♥ Mint, please. These ceramic spoon rests keep our stove tidy when we’re getting saucy.

♥ YUM. I’m definitely making this tarragon soda recipe this summer.


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PHOTO: Anita Ekberg looking amazing in pink pedal pushers with flowers on the dash back in the day.



Hello! Happy almost weekend, friends. I hope you get to spend the weekend with loved ones and Happy Mother’s Day to those of you with kiddos. I have so many amazing ladies in my life who are helping to raise a wonderful generation and some who have already raised fantastic humans. I know there are many more of you out there. I’d also like to recognize that this isn’t the easiest holiday for a lot of women and men (hi! I’m with you!) for a lot of reasons. Some of us are childless not by choice and have been down very painful paths, some of us don’t have mothers or don’t have loving mothers, some have lost their mothers, some have to celebrate and mourn at the same time, some have lost their children… I see you and you’re all in my thoughts along with the amazing moms. It can be hard to be at the social media party for this one, so if you’re in this camp with me — I recommend avoiding social media portals this weekend and just be kind to yourself. Do things that make you happy, treat yourself to something special, and remember: You are not alone. xx Jen


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PHOTOS: By Louise Dahl-Wolfe