Hello! HAPPY WEEKEND! I tried to get cozy last weekend, but the weather spiked back into the 80s. Maybe this weekend? I’ll be going to brunch, running errands, baking up a storm (yum — I just made these), and doing the mountain of laundry I’ve been completely ignoring. I still don’t feel settled into fall because of our nutty weather, but I’m totally ready for those moody grey skies, crisp air, and long walks across crunchy leaves now. How about you? xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ I’m pretty sure most of us need a galaxy scarf.
♥ My fave booties are back in stock!
♥ I’ll take these boots, please. (20%+ off: GOODBUY)
♥ These black suede ankle-strap shoes are adorable. (20%+ off: GOODBUY)
♥ Oh, HELLO. Love these black penny loafers. Good soles! (20%+ off: GOODBUY)
♥ This canvas and leather weekender would be super handy to have. (20%+ off: GOODBUY)
♥ I don’t know. I kind of love this shiny blush satin bomber.
♥ This dreamy embroidered dress would be so cute for fall and holiday parties.
♥ An adorably sweet moon and stars dress.
♥ A pretty pointelle sweater massively discounted. (extra 40% off: FRIDAY)
♥ A slightly cropped sweater in two lovely shades of blue.
♥ All cat ladies need this funny little kitty sweater.
♥ Hello — how cute are these jeans?? Good buttons.
♥ Another cute pair of jeans — love the length and pockets. (20% off)
♥ This beautiful silk skirt is so lovely in both colors for autumn.
♥ YES! Windowpane. Love these navy grid trousers.
♥ I wear these pretty earrings almost every day, so I need them in white, too!
♥ I’m loving these big simple statement earrings.
♥ If I still worked in an office, I’d bring a sweet lunch bag to work.
♥ This handmade ceramic pour over coffee set is really lovely.
♥ Such pretty copper barware.
♥ This denim patch quilt is amazing.
♥ This cool swaddle blanket would be perfect for a badass baby.
PHOTOS: I LOOOVE these surprisingly current looking photos of models in Alexander Calder’s Connecticut art studio in 1948 by Genevieve Naylor.
Help. I’ve fallen in love with everything from Modern Weaving by Tiffani Anne Williams. I’ve become a little fixated on large brass earrings lately and Tiffani’s fall collection is like a candy store. A lot of her earring shapes feel very 60s and 70s to me and keep the cool west coast art teacher look of the same era that I love so much. I’m also getting some early 80s socialite in Saint-Tropez vibes that I’m enjoying. Very modern designs with winks to the past. Her bags are lovely as well — they are sculptural pieces of modern art. My faves are the Brass Odd Oval Fringe Earrings, the Brass Oval Droop Earrings, the Brass Circle Oval Earrings, the Brass Abstract Loop Earrings, the Circle Snap Bucket Bag, the Leather Grid Satchel, and the Oval Snap Handle Bag in tomato red leather. More HERE, HERE, and HERE.
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
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ 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.
➔ I HEART PDX…
♥ 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!
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.
Hello, friends! Happy weekend! Here I’ve rounded up some things I’ve had my eye on or own and love. There’s also a couple of wonderful local events below for Portlanders. Have a fun one! See you next week! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ I’m kind of obsessed with these dreamy velvet shoes.
♥ Oh, and these gorgeous tweed shoes for fall are adorable.
♥ I need these black cherry ballet flats to replace a pair that bit it.
♥ Oh, yeah. These ankle-tie pumps in every freaking color, please.
♥ YES YES YES. This windowpane cape scarf in both colors. YES.
♥ The dream linen scarf for plant lovers.
♥ I love this versatile little cropped jacket.
♥ This fall transition jacket in ink and palm tree, please.
♥ This all seasons dress is a good one to add cozy layers to.
♥ The longer version is also perfect, of course.
♥ A perfect red plaid dress for fall and winter.
♥ This little striped dress would be so cute with tights and boots.
♥ Oh, hello. This windowpane cardigan is a total classic in both colors.
♥ I wore my cozy cashmere hoodie to pieces and new one now. (25% OFF code: SHOPNOW)
♥ I love wearing these cashmere v-neck sweaters. (25% OFF code: SHOPNOW)
♥ This cashmere striped sweater has me drooling a little bit.
♥ These pretty brass earrings are next on my list.
♥ Such a perfect gift for that rummy playing card shark in your life.
♥ If you are also addicted to La Croix sparkling water, this is hilarious.
♥ I want this handmade blue ceramic salt cellar and brass spoon set!
♥ I seriously want to make ALL of these recipes.
➔ I HEART PDX…
♥ Friday, September 16. 5PM to 8PM. YAY! Stop by Ink & Peat’s 8 Year Anniversary Party! Come celebrate with Pam and her crew, shop the new fall collections and enjoy discounts, snacks, and cocktails. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, September 16 at 11AM to 6PM & Saturday, September 17 at 10AM to 5PM. It’s PDX Collective Sale time at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. Shop majorly discounted goods from Bridge & Burn, Adorn, Ecovibe Apparel, Parts + Labour, Gild Shoes, Parallel, EG Page, John Fluevog, Mabel & Zora, Folly, and Radish Underground. The sale is at The Cleaners at 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Genevieve Naylor, 1948.