Happy Friday! Yay. I’m really looking forward to taking a rose care workshop (HELLO! WHEN DID I TURN 80?!) this weekend with my good friend, Sarai, at Portland Nursery. Since I only started growing roses last spring, I’ve never done winter rose pruning. I’m terrified that I will kill all the roses I worked so hard to grow! We’ll also be taking care of our niece all weekend — which always makes me happy. And Valentine’s Day, of course. Fancy dinner out with my husband and this year we actually planned in advance so everything wasn’t booked when we said “Oh! It’s Valentine’s Day!”. Not that Vietnamese takeout in your jammies isn’t romantic — there just might be a big slice of red velvet cake involved this year. Anyways, have a good weekend — Valentine’s, Galentine’s or rolling your eyes at all of the crazy. ♥ xo Jen


♥ Wade through a sea of diamonds… enter my Erica Weiner Jewelry Giveaway!

♥ A sweet grey striped linen dress. (extra 60% OFF: SAVE60)

♥ A perfect dress for now with tights and for spring and summer!

♥ This indigo stripe dress is super versatile as well.

♥ Such beautiful grey Irish linen pants! (30% OFF!)

♥ Such a great little bag with glamorous bracelets for a handle. (15% OFF: IHEARTGSB16)

♥ I love my black and gold pouch for evenings out. (15% OFF: IHEARTGSB16)

♥ So hard to pick a color! All so good.

♥ I have my eye on this beautiful slouchy leather tote.

♥ ALL these silk linen blend big scarves are so beautiful. (20% OFF: VDAY)

♥ These lace-up rain booties are pretty cute.

♥ GIMME ALL THESE SHOES! Especially these. (20% OFF)

♥ I love these scalloped flats in both buff and black.

♥ I love all these pretty blush hues — especially apple blossom and mimosa.

♥ These silver hoops are heaven. (over 30% OFF)

♥ I’m in love with these cloudbreak earrings.

♥ These bold cosmic chandelier earrings are perfect.

♥ Ooooh… a floating crescent moon ring.

♥ I still have my eye on this amazing necklace. (20% OFF: UNIFIED)

♥ Gimme all the dreamy handmade ceramics! (40% OFF: BIGWINTERSALE)

♥ A cute and silly Valentine’s Day card.

♥ What’s more romantic than safety, blinking and cuteness? Not much.

♥ Making and owning beautiful loungewear is all about you.


♥ Get an extra 60% off Bridge & Burn sale items with code: SAVE60 thru 2/15!

♥ Get 20% off everything at Tilde with code VDAY thru 2/14!
*Portland peeps — in-store too! 7919 SE 13th Ave

♥ Take 20% off all Elizabeth Suzann shoes now thru 2/14! No code needed.

♥ Take 15% off amazing bags from Gift Shop Brooklyn with: IHEARTGSB16 thru 2/14!

♥ Get these gorgeous Tiro Tiro sale items before they are gone!

♥ The Seaworthy jewelry sale section is AAAAAMAAAAZING right now.

♥ Get 20% off at Uni Jewelry with code: UNIFIED thru 2/14!

♥ Get 40% off everything at Rilla with code BIGWINTERSALE. Limited time!

♥ Get an extra 20% off Seven Sisters sale items with code SALEONSALE. Limited time!

♥ Get an extra 15% off Wood & Faulk sale items with code: extra15 for a limited time!

♥ Get free domestic shipping on Alima Pure cosmetic orders over $35! No code needed.

♥ Get 25% off orders of $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource.


Now through Sunday, February 14. Stop by Tilde for their huge annual 20% Off Storewide Valentine’s Day Sale! You can also shop online with code: VDAY. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave in Sellwood. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12. 6PM to 9PM. HURRAY! Come to this party! The wonders at WildCraft Studio are opening an amazing new space for workshops and events here in the city! Come celebrate with treats, drinks, photos, flowers, new catalogs and lots of fun WildCraft instructors in attendance. Check the calendar for upcoming classes in both Portland and in White Salmon. The new WildCraft Portland Studio is located at 601 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12 thru Sunday, February 14. Stop by Mississippi Ave for the Small Shops, Big Hearts event from February 12th through the 14th! There will be complimentary treats, chocolates, lots of discounts, brunch and menu specials, romantic gifts for yourself and loved ones, and lots more fun up and down Mississippi Ave! Some participating businesses: Flutter, Pistils Nursery, Oregon Deli Co., Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel-Mississippi Ave, She Bop, Salty’s Pet Supply, Half Pint, Land Gallery, Radar Restaurant, Jennyfer’s Boutique, Manifesto Shoes, The Rambler and Blue Sky Wellness Studio! MORE INFO.



PHOTOS: Carole Lombard — one of the greatest actors of all-time.

Gift Ideas: Wonderful Books

Great books are always an amazing gift in my book (oh, hey!), so I put together a list of 25 books that I think are wonderful as gift for friends and loved ones or gifts for yourself to luxuriate with over the holidays. Some of these books I own and some I’ve been dreaming about owning. I seem to have a predilection for books on rebels of the society sets, eccentric ladies and gents, geniuses, art aficionados, glamorous people, fun DIYs, dreamy food, unending gardens, stunning estates, and damn good parties. The book list never seems to get shorter no matter how much you chip away at it, right? Happy Holidays! ♥ P.S. You can click on images to go to more book info for each of my picks.

1. Cat Lady Chic
This caught my eye because, well, I have 800 million cat ladies and lads as friends.

2. Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat
A lifestyle guide from Karl Lagerfeld’s cat. She has a private jet and her food bowls cost as much as your car. Enough said. Again, I have 800 kajillion cat people in my life.

3. Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman: The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962
A collection of work from this amazing woman. Reviews aren’t as great as they are for this or this, but I’d personally enjoy paging through her old Harper’s Bazaar spreads.

4. Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
I really want this book! It sounds like a beautiful look at new ways in draping and looking at textiles from probably my favorite era for fashion.

5. A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends
A little walk down denim memory lane.

6. The Biba Years: 1963-1975
I own this beautiful book. The store, the label, the cult-like appeal — it all still feels relevant today. Provocative and daring, like a lot of my fave 1930s moments, but 30+ years later.

7. Zelda: A Biography
If you want to start to scratch at the surface of this interesting lady. It’s hard to get close to really know her and what would be said if she lived during a time when women weren’t as regularly pigeonholed, dismissed or misdiagnosed, but this book lays out facts well.

8. Peggy Guggenheim: Confessions of an Art Addict
An art patron’s romp through years of recognizing genius, buying works for a song and sometimes rolling between the sheets with the geniuses and being witness to all the action.

9. Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century
…”the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever”… Yes, sign me up.

10. Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote & His Black & White Ball
Yep, in my mind, I go back in time and get an invitation. Everyone was too cool and not cool enough to be there all at the same time. Boy, did Mr. Capote toy with a person’s self-esteem.

11. Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris
More lavish parties I want to time travel to attend. BRB — going to hang with Elsie, Cecil, Wallis and Coco. OK, maybe I have a thing for eccentric socialites of yore who have their finger on the pulse of good art and design.

12. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
My friend, Carrie, wrote a book and it’s really, really good.

13. Halston: Inventing American Fashion
A book written by Halston’s niece from an insider’s perspective and a real love for the designer. Lots of great photographs as well.

14. London: Portrait of a City
A history of London told through an amazing photo archive, quotations, essays, and references from movies, books, and more. So fun!

15. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion
Too bawdy to not want to read, obviously.

16. The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me: An Aristocratic Family, a High-Society Scandal and an Extraordinary Legacy
More high society scandal and rebellious antics. Yep, 1930s. I can’t help it!

17. Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
More than 400 pages of Grace Coddington’s greatest work. This edition comes with an illustrated and autographed letter from this amazing woman. She’s such a fashion hero. Also, why are there no books about her cats?

18. The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life
YES, I own this big, gorgeous book. YES, I am suddenly 80 years old. YES, I just got it for myself for Christmas and YES, I cannot wait to crack it open with a glass of champagne, a slice of yule log and some My Bloody Valentine on the record player on Christmas Day. NO, I had no idea I’d become so obsessed with English gardens and estates. Sigh.

19. Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds: A Personal Tour of 20 Private Gardens
I know, I know. I have a strange addiction and I cannot get enough of studying English gardens. There’s no cure. Maybe there are others out there with similar afflictions??

20. Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita
OK. I’m into Italian gardens and estates as well. Some people like reality TV stars or socialites of today, but I like celebs, homes and lavish gatherings of days gone by. This book has insanely beautiful photographs.

21. Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel
If you’re looking for a beautiful, well-written and delicious cookbook — this is it! So many interesting flavors and simple recipes! I hope to spend some quality time over the holidays with this beauty. I want to make one of Heidi’s dreamy cakes and some savory dishes too.

22. My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season
I’ve made some of the yummy recipes from Sarah Britton’s blog and I’m excited to buy this book to get back to eating a more healthy menu after the holidays.

23. Stamp Stencil Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand
I have this lovely book and I’m really looking forward to trying some of Anna’s fantastic tutorials! This is a good one for a wide range of age groups. Attempting to make some of the printed textiles that live in my mind will be a dream to play with after the holidays.

24. Seamwork Annual 2015 from Seamwork Magazine
An inspiring collection of articles, sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, recipes & more from the team at Colette patterns.

25. The Art of Hair: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Braids, Buns, Curls, and More
I have this WONDERFUL book and I’m definitely going to try one (or 2 if the first doesn’t look great on me) of Rubi’s hairstyle tutorials for New Year’s Eve. This is another super book for a wide range of ages — I’d say 12 to 150 at least!

P.S. Make sure to hurry and enter my Art of Hair Giveaway!



Yay! It’s the end of the week and I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be going to see the Ingrid Bergman documentary with Gail and Sarai tonight, followed by yummy dinner at Jade Teahouse (the vermicelli salad and veggie hum bao!). Then tomorrow Sarai and I will be baking and decorating Halloween sugar cookies and I am embarrassingly excited about the black, silver and metallic gold sugar I picked up for my menagerie of owls, ghosts and moons. I’m really happy to be having these moments where I can slow down and enjoy this season — it’s always gone in a blink. Have a fun weekend! Happy Friday! xo Jen


Amazing jewels! Erica Weiner is having her huge online sample sale through 10/24!

This lingerie set is so pretty. ($20 off code 20OFF50)

My new favorite black sweater is on sale. (35% off code EFSweaters1015)

Now I need the Black Yoshi Sweater. (35% off code EFSweaters1015)

… AAAANNNND the Midnight Red Yoshi Sweater! (35% off code EFSweaters1015)

A beautiful wool coat with natural lining and buttons. (25% off: knowyoursource)

I LOVE this coat — such a great shape. (20% off code HONEYDEAL)

This charcoal wool blazer is very versatile. (20% off code HONEYDEAL)

Nab these jeans + get 25% off this shirt. (25% off w/ denim purchase: DENIMLOVEFEST)

Buy these jeans + get 25% off the sweater. (25% off w/ denim purchase: DENIMLOVEFEST)

A wonderful way to lounge — a dreamy black silk kimono. (10% off code HONEYKENNEDY)

I love this cool supernova dress!

And the supernova top is another amazing layering piece.

Just one of everything, you crazy genius Isabel!

Love the grey and the natural chunky knit sweater. (25% off: knowyoursource)

The cream colored version and the light grey. (25% off: knowyoursource)

Oh, this dress is a treasure. So pretty.

I am in love with this stunning embroidered dress. Sigh.

I adore these perfect brass circle earrings. (10% off code HONEYKENNEDY)

These crinkle earrings are so cool and SO INEXPENSIVE.

Oh, this ring has my attention — a starry dazzler.

These blush leather sneakers are too good.

I love this striped Moroccan blanket. (10% off code HONEYKENNEDY)

This organizer planner thing looks amazing — such a great design!

My very fancy coffeemaker is on sale — a very rare occurrence.

This coffee making system looks amazing — no sludge!

Give me all the stunning copper kitchen loot!

This detailed emergency preparedness guide is rattling and comforting all at once.


Stop by the huge annual online Erica Weiner jewelry sample sale ends 10/24!

Get 20% off Egg Press holiday cards with code hollydaze2015 thru 10/23. Stock up on Hanukkah, Season’s Greetings, Christmas, Winter-themed, and New Year’s cards.

Get $20 off orders of $50+ at Rilla with code: 20OFF50 now thru 10/23.

Get 35% off all the dreamy Emerson Fry sweaters with code EFSweaters1015 thru 10/25.

Get FREE SHIPPING on Elizabeth Suzann pretties now thru 10/26. No code needed!

Get 10% off at Wild Poppy Goods with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/26!

Purchase a pair of Madewell jeans and get 25% off almost everything else with code DENIMLOVEFEST thru 10/27.

Get 20% off all the dreamy things at VAUX with code: HONEYDEAL now thru 10/31/15.

Get 20% off wonderful Alima Pure cosmetic brushes — no code necessary.

Get free domestic shipping on Alima Pure cosmetic orders over $35! No code needed.

Get 25% off orders of $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource.


See my big list of fun stuff happening around Portland!


PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Bendetta Barzini as a cat by Leombruno Bodi for Vogue, October 1965. 2. A cat as a lady by Leombruno Bodi for Vogue, December 1955.



Hello, friends! Here are some wonderful things happening around town! xo Jen

♥ Getting cute fingers (currently: matte navy blue with gloss navy blue tips!) and toes at Fingerbang (I like Kristi!) ♥ The incredibly interesting and super yummy Essence of Ghost scotch-y sherbet at Salt & Straw ♥ I want to go try scoops of Pumpkin Pie, Red Ape Cinnamon, Wicked Black Cat Ice and Harvest Apple Ice at Ruby Jewel this weekend! ♥ Wanting all the scents and pretty things at Milk Milk Lemonade! ♥ A long lunch at Luce.


Thursday, October 22 from 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Bridge & Burn for their fun Fall 2015 Collection Launch Party! See and shop all the wonderful new things from B&B while having treats and sipping cocktails from New Deal Distillery. MORE INFO.

Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25. 11AM to 6PM daily. Make your way to Stars Antiques in the fun West Moreland shopping district — they are having one of their big sales of the year at all three shops, conveniently on the same block. Hundreds of vintage dealers and amazing scores to be had and there are LOTS of cool vintage Halloween finds! At Stars Antiques: 7027 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Stars & Splendid: 7030 SE Milwaukie Avenue and Stars Too: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.


♥ Saturday, October 24. 11AM-3PM. Come to the THOMPSON STREET OPEN STUDIO SALE! A dozen vendors, drinks from Union Wine Co, New Deal Distillery and lots of new merchandise, great deals, one-of-a-kinds and other whatnots from awesome local designers. Wood & Faulk, Brookes Boswell, REIFhaus, Portland Apothecary, Another Feather, Emily Katz, Golden Rule Design, Brendon James Farrell and Ginew will all be selling their loot! Thomson Street Studios are at 522 N. Thompson St. MORE INFO.

Now through October 31. Get to Imelda’s for their big Socktober event. Stock up on Smartwool socks — buy 3 pairs and get 15% off your purchase! Imelda’s is located at 3426 SE Hawthorne. MORE INFO.

Sunday, October 25. 11AM-4PM. Stop by Sunday Emporiumn at Rejuvenation to shop 30 local makers, vintage sellers and yummy food purveyors! There will also be cider tastings and pumpkin carving! Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, October 30 through Monday, November 1. Come to the lovely Fall Pop-Up Shop at Halo Shoes with amazing Seattle-based women and men’s clothing and accessories shop Baby & Co.! The Portland Capsule Collection will feature standout coats, luxe chunky knits and refined yet cozy trousers. Featured designers will be You Must Create, Hache, Rundholz, Nigel Cabourn, Hannes Roether and more. Halo Shoes is at 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.

Friday, October 30 (9:15PM) and Saturday, October 31 (8:45PM). So, The Grisly, Ghastly, Ghoulish Animated Horror Collection sounds like a lot of spooky fun!!! Not for the young or squeamish!! Handpicked program of macabre and shocking short films comes from the twisted minds of animators unafraid to bring their visions to life, the selections include: GRACKLE BUMPER, Danny Madden (US); THE TWIN GIRLS OF SUNSET STREET, Anna Solanas, Marc Riba (Spain); CHAINSAW MAID, Takena Nagao (Japan); PANDY, Mateus Vizar (Czech Republic); SUPERVENUS, Frédéric Doazan (France); DANNY BOY, Marek Skrobecki (Poland); CANIS, Marc Riba, Anna Solanas (Spain); CRAZY LITTLE THING, ONAHANA (JAPAN); TIMBER, Nils Hediger, VIVIENNE MEDRANO (US); DINNER FOR FEW, Athanassios Vakalis (Greece/US); TEETH, Tom Brown (US). Adult audience. NW Film Center at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

Saturday, October 31. DOUBLE FEATURE! Go see I Walked with a Zombie by Jacques Tourneur and Norway by Yannis Veslemes for more chills!! NW Film Center at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.


Sunday, November 15 from 11AM-4PM. Enjoy shopping for amazing vintage treasures out in the sunshine at Portland Flea at Union/Pine located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

Now through November. ‘Tis the season for awesome workshops at Wildcraft Studio. Learn a thing or two about a myriad of cool crafts and up your DIY skillz. MORE INFO.

Now through December 31. Yo Vintage! has opened up a little pop-up shop within the House of Commons space! Come shop a lovely selection of Sarah’s perfectly edited vintage clothing and accessories. House of Commons is located at 3370 SE Division St. MORE INFO.


Images from Bridge & Burn.



HAPPIEST FRIDAY, friends! I’m excited to go antiquing with my friend Sarai this weekend. Fingers crossed — we hope to find those elusive pieces of furniture to pull our homes and offices together. We’re going to have a yummy Vietnamese lunch at a favorite spot as well! I’ll also be doing more cooking and baking. This white bean and kale soup recipe was so good that I look forward to making another double batch (I used Italian seasoned seitan instead of sausage if you’re veg too). And I’m going to wing it and make some apple hand pies with cardamom and orange blossom water and maybe some apple cheddar ones! I think watching some horror movies in a 1920s cobra outfit might be in order, too. Have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen ♥


Remember to enter my sweet Wild Poppy Goods Giveaway! So many good things.

I’m wearing my favorite fall fragrance daily now. For winter, always this one.

I love all these velvety lipstick colors. (free US shipping orders $35+)

I love these amazing hoop earrings!

This simple necklace is just perfect.

I love this linen check wrap jacket. (20% off code FALLFUN)

This collarless coat in all three colors, please. (30% off code LAYERUP)

A wonderful woolly cocoon in every shade. (30% off code LAYERUP)

I’m thinking this vest would really look cute layered up for fall. ($20 off $50+: 20OFF50)

I’m feeling this pull-on jumpsuit in all three colors.

I LOVE my linen Harper top — it’s the comfiest thing ever.

This bateau neck sweater is on top of my increasingly long knit want list.

Gimme this sustainable handmade wool alpaca cardigan! (25% off: knowyoursource)

I want to wear this cardigan with a striped bateau tee and jeans. (20% off code FALLFUN)

This rosedust cardigan is such an amazing shape! (20% off code FALLFUN)

This soft cardigan goes with everything. (20% off code FALLFUN)

So does this grey cardigan with dolman sleeves! (20% off code FALLFUN)

I love this chunky knit sweater. (25% off: knowyoursource)

And this charcoal sustainable handmade wool sweater. (25% off: knowyoursource)

These black and grey turtleneck sweater dresses are so cute.

Love this midnight silk dress in the netting print and the charcoal silk dress with dashes.

Ooooh, this batik gingham dress is lovely. ($20 off $50+: 20OFF50)

Wow. This pretty silk dress in large fall colored flowers is amazing. (20% off code FALLFUN)

Eeeep! Those black boots I’ve been wanting are now on sale. (20% off code SQUADGOALS)

My favorite black booties are also on sale. (20% off code SQUADGOALS)

I’d really love a pair of cobra slides. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

And a pair of these tall black boots. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

Aaaannnd… the little black booties too. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

I’m both intrigued and terrified by this black rose face mask.

Excuse me while I go to another dimension where I own this sexy carry-on suitcase.


Get $20 off orders of $50+ at Rilla with code: 20OFF50 now thru 10/23.

Get 30% off layering pieces from J.Crew with code: LAYERUP now thru 10/18.

Get 40% off final sale items at J.Crew with code: LAYERUP now thru 10/18.

Get 35% off all the shoes from Emerson Fry with code: EFShoes1015 now thru 10/18.

Get 20% off pretty shoes + bags at Loeffler Randall with code: SQUADGOALS thru 10/18.

Get 10% off at Wild Poppy Goods with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/26!

Get 25% off orders of $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource.

Get free domestic shipping on Alima Pure natural cosmetic orders over $35! No code.


PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Mary Nolan (aka Imogene “Bubbles” Robertson) in a Ziegfeld Follies cobra costume, 1920. 2. Dolores Rose in a Ziegfeld Follies peacock costume, 1919. Photos by Alfred Cheney Johnston.