Friday!

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Happy Friday! I was hoping to get out of town this weekend, but looks like we’re staying put. I hope we can do a little day drive to the falls or go wander around one of the nearby big parks. Sometimes you just need some amazing nature escapism! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Such a beautiful carryall bag for summer trips. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

My favorite booties are on sale right now–seriously LOVE them. (20% off code: FRIENDLY)

I adore these sunny citrus flats, too. (20% off code: FRIENDLY)

This lovely waxed cotton jacket has the cutest hood and collar.

This sweet navy jacket is perfect for rainy days–it’s waterproof!

The perfect outfit for trips to the river on sunny days. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

Love the wash on this denim shirt with pearly western buttons! (30% off code: BIGSALE)

A simple denim skirt–a definite easy closet staple.

I think this ballet button top style is flattering on all body types. (30% off code: BIGSALE)

A sweet and easy patterned jumpsuit. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

This beautiful oxblood leather tote has been on my mind. I love their bags.

➔ A SWEET DEAL:

Get $20 off Shop Adorn dress + accessory orders over $100. Code: 20OFF100 thru 4/20/14.

Get 20% OFF on orders at Loeffler Randall (SHOES!) with code: FRIENDLY now thru 4/21/14.

Get 20% OFF on orders at VUELA with code: IGVUELA now thru 4/22/14!

Get 10% off Nancybird’s ‘vintage range‘ with code: HKAPRIL10 now thru 4/23/14.

Get 25% off Lille Boutique’s lingerie + more from their Westside Collection Code: HAPPY7TH

PHOTO: By John Rawlings of Sunny Harnett at the apartment of architect Jose Luis Sert for Vogue, November 1952.

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Hello there! Here is my list of fun stuff happening around town. Easter Sunday is pretty packed with awesome fun and it would be even better if your pockets are full of Cadbury mini eggs or, even better, dazzling dark chocolate bunnies (SOOOOO GOOD!) from Alma. Actually, add buying chocolate at Alma to the list. Have a lovely time out and about! xo Jen

PHOTOS: The beautiful new Church & State X Frances May collection. I’m in love with the Edith Floral House Dress and the June Floral Dress. And the wall of camellias, obviously!

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Tomorrow, Friday, April 18, stop by the Little Oaxaca Sale + new studio party from 7PM–10PM! Local designer, Jen Goff, recently went on a wonderful trip to Oaxaca and found a mountain of treasure. Find textiles, baskets, hats, embroidered tops, incense cones, dipped candles and Jen’s beautiful Takara jewelry, of course. Takara Design Studio is at 911 N. Monroe Street (on N. Mississippi). MORE INFO.

On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, Tilde is hosting the 5th Annual Tasi Design Jewelry Trunk Show and you can meet the designer 12—3PM on Saturday, April 19 at the shop! There will be a 15% off discount on all Tasi Design jewelry during the trunk show and each purchase enters you into a raffle to win a necklace. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Lille Boutique is celebrating their 7th Anniversary and having a closing event for their Westside shop at the same time. There’s a big BOGO sale! Buy any item (at the downtown location only) and get one item of equal or lesser value FREE (per person; not valid with other discounts; while supplies last.) For those who can’t make it to the Alder store to shop the sale, you can use coupon code HAPPY7TH during online checkout to take 25% off the Westside Store Collection. Lille’s downtown location is at 1124 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

This Sunday, April 20, Beam & Anchor is celebrating their 2nd anniversary from 12PM–5PM. There will be Easter mimosas and 10% discounts. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N Interstate Ave.

Sunday, April 20, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! 10AM–4PM. Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, April 20, Mag-Big is having their big Spring Cleaning Sale. Save 15% off past season inventory and other major Mag-Big discounts from 11AM-5PM. It’s a one day bonanza to make room for their new house label stock for spring! Mag-Big is at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

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Now through the end of the month, Jet will be having a closing sale at their Mississippi Ave shop. Everything in the shop is 40% off. Jet is at 3753 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, April 27, come out for The 4th Annual BIGGEST Clothing Swap in the NW! The madness goes from 11AM-3PM and all you need is $5 and a bag of clothes (ONLY clean, wearable, no holes, no smells) for this epic swap and you leave with a whole new wardrobe. Or you can buy an empty bag for $5 if you don’t have duds to share. Bring all your pals! Sip mimosas and cocktails and come have fun digging through mountains of clothes. All funds raised go to put on the Alley 33 Fashion Show this coming July. The mayhem takes place at Secret Society 116 NE Russell Ave. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, May 3, Manor Fine Wares will be hosting a Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show all day, from 10AM—6PM. These are very popular jewels to gift moms! Manor Fine Wares is located at 907 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, May 4, fcome out for the AMAZING Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event from 10AM—3PM at Mississippi Marketplace! You guys–this thing is insane and there are GOOOOOD baked goods here. Help animals, people and the planet while these wonderful people raise money for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and Russian Freedom Fund. Mississippi Marketplace is at 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO. Do you want to bake some vegan treats to donate? DONATION BAKERS NEEDED.

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On Thursday, May 8, Zelda’s Shoe Bar will be having a 20th Anniversary party. Save the date! There will be wine and, I imagine, shoe specials and fun all day. Zelda’s is at 633 NW 23rd. MORE INFO.

Starting Friday, May 9 and running through Saturday, October 11, Museum of Contemporary Craft will be featuring Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo. Come see work by NW designers: Adam Arnold, Michael Cepress, Anna Cohen and Imperial Stock Ranch, Michelle Lesniak, Carole McClellan, The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Liza Rietz and Anna Telcs. “Fashioning Cascadia’s participatory projects look at the ways we engage, use, and re-fashion clothing day-to-day. And conceptual works by nationally-recognized artists illuminate cultural attitudes about fashion through dialogue, storytelling, and hands-on workshops.” MORE INFO.

Saturday, May 10, the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is happening at the Convention Center from 11AM–6PM. Also, THERE WILL BE KITTENS. Kittens and crafts! On-site cat adoption will be happening as well as over 200 vendors and the first 200 shoppers will get a sweet goodie bag. All ages + free admission. Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is at 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, May 10, Flora is hosting a Mother’s Day Trunk Show from 2–6PM! Stop by for lovely things from Alima Pure, Alma Chocolate, Favor Jewelry, Flora Bowley and Lynzee Lynx. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, May 11, the Portland Flea at The Colony will be taking place. Fantastic vendors! 10AM–4PM. Located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

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Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 The Portland Mercury’s Open Season: 10th Annual Fashion Show is happening and there will be a mini show each day for all three days. AlexaStark, Crazy Wind, Mag-Big and Portland Garment Factory will be sharing their designs and the Merc has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Craft to celebrate local apparel design and manufacturing. The shows go from 6–8PM each evening at different locations. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS! Get involved with The Pixie Project 2014 Fur Bowl and 2014 Family Friendly Fur Bowl. Bowling for sweet kitties and pups who need shelter. MORE INFO + PLEASE DONATE HERE.

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CHURCH & STATE X FRANCES MAY LOOKBOOK CREDITS
Photography: Caesy Oney
Model: Favour
Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Avenetti
Art Direction: Pamela Baker—Miller, Nathaniel Crissman, Rachel Turk

Vuela

I’ve been admiring the lovely new things at Vuela this past week. Marji has been getting in some amazing new labels, like handbag designers, Month of Sundays from Finland and Ellen Truijen from the Netherlands. There are also dreamy new jewels and ceramics from Leah Ball from Chicago and beautiful new dresses and tunics from Milena Silvano. I’ve rounded up some of my current shop faves below and to celebrate spring, handmade and there finally being Vuela on Instagram, Marji is offering a shopping code! More HERE.

A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% OFF on orders at VUELA with code: IGVUELA now thru 4/22/14!

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Reality Studio

I love the new Reality Studio spring collection, “Tiger Calm”, by German fashion designer, Svenja Specht. She created an incredibly beautiful collection with a perfectly balanced combination of bold prints and soft shapes. I especially love the pieces made from the digitally printed silk collaboration with Lyon textile artists, Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre and the linen designs, of course. Shop HERE (PDX shop!) and HERE.

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CREDITS
Photographer: Yosuke Demukai
Art Direction: The Simple Society
Styling: Solveig Viola

Friday!

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Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to having some good friends from Seattle come stay with us for the weekend. Hopefully the weather will hold up and we can have a nice picnic at the park near our house on Saturday and maybe a little day trip to the falls or the lilac gardens. Have fun! I hope it’s sunny skies where you are.

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Make sure to enter my wonderful Nancybird giveaway!

Tanner Goods is releasing their new capsule collection of leather good for ladies tomorrow! (my pretty saddle bag in the photo above is one of the 6 new designs)

A pretty silk jumpsuit.

This striped linen dress is perfect.

So sweet! Charlotte is taking custom dress-making to a new level.

This simple summer dress is so good.

I love this easy polka dot shirt.

A lovely pink swimsuit. Mendl’s pink!

I LOVE the trailer for this film. Just missed the Portland screening–hope it comes back.

Smoked cardamom ice cream recipe? Yes, PLEASE.

➔ A SWEET DEAL:

Get 10% off online at Victory with code: SPRINGCLEAN now thru 4/12/14. (You can also mention code to receive the discount in-store at the Portland shop! 729 E. Burnside St)

Get 10% off Nancybird’s ‘vintage range‘ (lovely goods from previous seasons) with code: HKAPRIL10 now thru 4/23/14.

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PHOTOS: 1. I took a little break yesterday just to sit and read in a coffee shop. I feel like I never do that anymore–it was nice. The bag is from the new Tanner Goods collection for ladies that launches Saturday. 2. I picked up some spring blooms from Hilary’s flower shop at Alder & Co. yesterday. LILACS!