Happy Friday! What are you up to? I’m planning to lounge around and read magazines, repot plants and tidy the garden, drink lots of tea, snuggle with my dog, watch old movies, visit a few local shops, and, basically, RELAX my face off. This is much needed! I’m sure many of you can relate. Here’s to doing the things that make you feel good and centered and YOU. xo Jen


♥ Lipsticks to try: La Bouleversante, Parker, George, Fringe, and Bombora

♥ I love this classic cashmere trench coat in every color. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ A beautiful fall coat — love the brass zipper. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ This rusty red wool coat would be lovely for winter.

♥ This striped dress is very sweet. (25% off: BESTDRESSED)

♥ This plaid dress is a really good deal and on sale! (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ Love this easy shirtdress in all three prints. (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ This simple charcoal dress works for fall through spring. (30% off: ENJOY)

♥ I think this sweater is perfect with both jeans and full skirts.

♥ Loving this windowpane plaid shirt. So into windowpane!

♥ Buffalo check just got a little sexier — love this top.

♥ These black linen pants are perfect for all seasons. (extra 50% off: ROAD50)

♥ ALL these cute things are crazily an additional 50% off. (extra 50% off: ROAD50)

♥ This side-slit black skirt is a perfect closet staple for work.

♥ Just add tights and cute booties to this cute windowpane skirt.

♥ I love these versatile black booties.

♥ Hello, crazy dazzling astro moon booties!

♥ These cozy black booties would be so nice to have in the winter.

♥ This elegant oxblood clutch is on my autumn dream list.

♥ This forest green bucket bag makes me feel a little drool-y.

♥ A very good, colorful leather clutch.

♥ I’m pretty sure we all need some indigo leather slippers to shuffle around in.

♥ Ooohhh… modern pearl studs. SO LOVELY.

♥ Those amazing planters I mentioned are on major sale. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ These ceramic planters with stands are also beautiful. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ Oh, hello. Very into this black marble coffee table. (20% off: BESTIES)

♥ The coziest Irish throw blankets — love the wonderful color options!

♥ The sweetest vintage-inspired tinware measuring spoons.


Saturday, September 24. 9AM to 1PM. Come to Betsy & Iya this Saturday for Brunch at Betsy & Iya — a fun, family-friendly shindig with shopping deals, breakfast treats, coffee, jewelry crafts to occupy the kiddos, studio tours, and more! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, September 24. 11AM to 4PM. Make sure to go to the wonderful SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE at Shop Boswell with Caravan Pacific and Brookes Boswell. AMAZING deals on hats, ceramics, lighting, home goods, and pretty accessories. Be an early bird to get the best scores! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, September 25 at 11AM to 4PM. Stop by Portland Flea + Food to shop 65+ vendors (new and vintage goods) and yummy local food and drinks! Portland Flea + Food takes places at the intersection of SE 6th + Salmon. MORE INFO.


PHOTOS: 1. John Rawlings for Vogue, June 1945. 2. Balmain on the Seine by Genevieve Naylor, 1946. I’m really feeling the 1940s lately, I guess!

Block Shop Rugs

I’m so excited to see that the Block Shop sisters have added a beautiful collection of handwoven rugs to their already phenomenal textiles biz. Inspiration come in the form of their continued homage and study of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field, Mughal architecture, and the phlox gardens at Balsamand Lake Palace. I’m absolutely cuckoo over the Temple rugs and the Diamondback rugs — which makes sense since I also own the dreamy scarf iterations of these designs. More HERE.







PDX Event: Caravan Pacific x Shop Boswell Sale


SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE Saturday, Sept 24 11AM to 4PM 729 SE Morrison St

Caravan Pacific and Brookes Boswell are having a big sample and seconds sale this weekend!! Get down to Shop Boswell this Saturday for a wonderful event full of beautiful handmade things at crazy low prices up to 50% off. You’ll find lovely things marked way down because they were on display, prototypes or have minor flaws (often barely noticeable) that make them not quite retail quality standards ready. Ceramics, lighting, home goods, and accessories dreams come true with amazing work from Shannon and Brookes. Come early for the best selection! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. See you there! ♥





Reference Point

I’ve been admiring the crazy good selection of jewels and ceramics at Reference Point — Angela Hodgkinson’s wonderful little shop located in Oklahoma City. There are so many amazing designers! I’m particularly drawn to the work of Annie Costello Brown right now, but there are other faves like BLTN, Mociun, Wwake, Quarry, Samma, ceramics by Ashley Hardy and Morgan Peck, fragrances by OLO, and lots of other lovely things. My current favorites are the Popova Earrings, the Gold Pom Pom Chandelier Earrings, the Hammered Discs, the Brass Cross Posts, the Asar Earring, the Double Primer Earring, the Pink Tourmaline Crystal Bars, and all the Moroccan Leather Slippers. More HERE.











Images courtesy of Reference Point.

Shop Visit: Dea Dia



Having opened just last month on North Albina (right before the bend that takes you on to North Mississippi), Dea Dia is jewelry designer Jessica Lawson’s sparkly new home base for her jewelry line of the same name. Dea Dia is where she both handcrafts and sells her own designs alongside a complementary collection of apparel, housewares, apothecary, paper goods, and accessories created by some of her favorite indie brands including Portland’s Natalie Joy and Make It Good, among many others.




Jessica did an amazing job building out her space which was an absolute blank slate when she got the keys. Concrete floors and pendants lights from Portland’s own Pigeon Toe compliment her custom-built fixtures, including a stellar mirrored sliding wall and fun jewelry displays. Behind that sliding wall you’ll find Jessica’s studio which allows her to create jewelry on-site. During my visit she had just completed two new earring designs which were the product of whim and experimentation and they’d just hit the floor. That’s the beauty of Dea Dia, there is a steady stream of exciting treasures to discover.





Speaking of which, new fall apparel from Make It Good and Brooklyn’s A & R have just hit the Dea Dia shop. A fan of natural fibers and easy silhouettes, Jessica’s apparel selections are contemporary and feature cozy cotton and linen. Alongside the apparel are vibrant tote bags and pouches handmade in Oaxaca using organic wool and naturally derived dyes by Ilano Design, dazzling brass plant mobiles from Natalie Joy, modernist ceramics by Philly-based Zola, and even a selection of pyrite stones, incense from Incausa, sage smudge wands and palo santo sticks.




For a shop on the smaller side, Dea Dia is bursting with dreamy goodies that are perfect for treating yourself or loved ones while somehow managing to not feel crowded. And on a good day, you might catch a sighting of Jessica’s daughter, Astrid, who is definitely one of the cutest shop babies in all of Portland.

Dea Dia is located at 4523 N Albina and is open Thursdays from 11AM to 6PM, Friday — Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday — Monday from 11AM to 6PM. You can also shop Dea Dia jewelry online. Be sure to follow @deadia in Instagram and like Dea Dia Jewelry on Facebook on to keep up on new designs, sales, and more.



Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur