Still We Rise

YES!! We need more of this! So excited about the Still We Rise Auction over on instagram to benefit ACLU, RAICES, and Texas Civil Rights Project. It’s often hard to know how to help when you are overwhelmed with anxiety and too much bad news. Lindsay’s Still We Rise auctions are making it really simple and a beautiful process that also brings wonderful artists and designers into view. You can bid now through Monday, July 9! ♥

There are a few days left Here is a handy list auction FAQs to look over. Get a cup of something good and come BID ON THESE BEAUTIES and fight for individuals and families at the border seeking asylum and searching for their babies that were snatched by the increasingly heartless Trump White House Republicans.

Here are a just few of my fave auction and there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS

Nili Lotan

I’ve been loving a lot of the Nili Lotan closet staples from her spring collection. So much linen, cotton, and silk! My personal faves are ALL of the Aria Jumpsuits (bone, green & black!), the Midnight Wash Boyfriend Jeans, the Bone Linen Luna Pants (and in Army and Mustard), the Silk Paris Pants, the Carpenter Shorts, the Mustard Cambre Jacket, the Felix Top, the Fulton Shirt, and the Dark Floral Silk Cami Dress (!!!). Everything is made in the USA and her shop is a natural fibers paradise. Also, a lot of her styles are oversized, so a lot of the designs may accommodate sizes beyond their numbers.

I also think the Vintage Ivory Long Slip Dress and the Vintage Ivory Short Silk Slip Dress would both be sweet wedding dresses. Maybe long for ceremony and short for reception would work well for some of you no fuss, elegant ladies out there. The other silk dresses would be lovely for bridesmaids, too! Check out the Nili Lotan Sale Section, too!! It’s wildly good and sometimes they do sale on sale. Everything is linked below — more HERE.

Images courtesy of NILI LOTAN.

Lovely Things #14

HEY HEY! Here’s a new Lovely Things roundup! I think the common thread is probably sunshine, ease, and playfulness. With everything going on right now, my favorite self-care is anything to escape the overwhelm for a little while with my peeps. I’m tending to my roses later today (yes, my roses are also my peeps! hahaha) and going strawberry picking with a good friend tomorrow, so I’m on the right track! How about you? Find more LOVELY THINGS.

This flower dress and the milky citrus sunnies are super cute.

This yellow plastic jacket looks super cute with the rest of the outfit.

I love this new lounge gown and all of Emily’s new loungewear collection!

I really love the vintage glamour vibe of these classic sandals.

Such a sweet shot! Love this linen dolman sleeve top and perfect BB straw hat.

Yes to that striped linen jacket and the pretty eyelet dress!

A striped gauze caftan would be good for summer! It’s a sweet beach coverup, too.

So cute. These Crop de la Crop tops are so good all in a row.

I love all these braided leather totes so much. The pink and striped linings are super smart.

Love these straight white jeans and they’re a great price.

SO GOOD. There’s the perforated hoops and the perforated disc earrings — both beauties.

Such amazing stacks of Rebecca’s rings. All the jeeeeewels… ♥

Uuuuhhh… jasmine flower infused vodka? Yes, please.

I’d like to try all of Kristel’s stunning flowery creations.

Wrap it up! I daydream about all these vintage pieces — especially this and this.

Lovely Things: Mother’s Day Edition

Hello! Here is a new installment of LOVELY THINGS and, this week, I decided to give it a loose Mother’s Day theme with a bunch of things that I think my mom friends, you, your moms, and your grannies might like to be gifted. There are lots of brick and mortar shops here if you live locally in Portland. Go shop around! And, as always, sending out hugs to everyone who has a hard time on this celebratory day — whatever the reason. Life can feel pretty loaded — you aren’t alone. Take care of yourself and take it easy. Lots of love to all my ladies who are raising the coolest kids — I’m so happy to get to see it all happen and to know your amazing babes. More LOVELY THINGS.

This beautiful linen jacket would be a super closet staple for… well, everyone? PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

Maybe mom needs a cute new dress that works in all seasons.

Your momma probably doesn’t want to get a sunburn while strolling beaches or drinking pink wine (or gin!) on patios. PROMO: Free US shipping on orders $100+ PDX SHOP: Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison Street ♥

That mom you’re shopping for and I both want these stunning new earrings. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping!

I’ve seen these beauties in person and they are super fun and pleated totally by hand. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Oh, just a super special little clover necklace that lucky dreams are made of.

YES. This linen tee is so sweet with that skirt and would be a simple sundress coverup to have in your bag. PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

I can recommend these lovely locally made mugs because I love the ones I bought for myself. PROMO: Free tote with every purchase of $100+ PDX SHOP: Notary Ceramics is located at 8035 SE 13th Ave. ♥

It would be hard to decide from the faded rosy pink or the minty green. Beautiful! PDX SHOP: Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. ♥

YUM! Such a delicious collaboration between two Portland creative geniuses — Bergamot Cardamom Dark Chocolate. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

Perfect malachite and brass earrings that can be worn two ways! PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Always a good gift! A % of each sale of these boob rings (and necklace!) goes directly to helping women in need. PROMO: Get 20% off with THANKSMOM thru 5/14. PDX SHOP: Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd. ♥

Portlanders! Make sure to stop by Pam’s shop, Ink & Peat, for Mother’s Day goodies. PROMO: There will even be a 20% off sale at the shop this Friday, May 11, from 5PM to 8PM. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Avenue. There will be snacks and drinks, too! ♥

Say it with big ol’ hoops and other statement jewels. PDX SHOP: Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman Street ♥

… or maybe swinging brass petals? PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX STUDIO: The Seaworthy studio is located 3322 NE Wasco St (you can arrange to pick up locally and follow them for open studio days!) ♥

Each one of these blush glass vases is sweet on its own or clustered with other vases. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Does your momma need a chill pill, some brain tonic, or a cup of fireside chai? PROMO: Free US Shipping now thru 5/10! PDX SHOP: Wild Poppy Goods is located at 5713 NE Fremont Street ♥

Maybe mom needs a dreamy suede jacket that makes her feel like a French pop chanteuse?

Get yourself (I mean, your mom!) a beautiful leather handbag that comes with a shoulder strap and a cross-body strap.

Does your momma sew? A very affordable subscription to this magazine comes with so many amazing sewing pattern freebies, a ton of useful info, and a sewing community forum.

An intriguing fragrance can be an incredibly sweet gesture and may find your loved one with a new signature scent. I wear Cedar & Rose pretty much constantly all summer. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

These necklaces look so good together — the Cloud Peak and the small Hyalite Diamond pendant.

Moms, and non-moms alike, love gauzy block print scarves, like these versatile cotton voile honeys. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MOMLOVE 5/10 thru 5/13 + free U.S. shipping on orders $100+! PDX SHOP: Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. ♥

I’m partial to this jean jacket with hand patched antique bandanas, but all these jean jackets look great. PDX SHOP: Madewell is located at 30 NW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom would like a dreamy KC poppy pillow to rest her pretty face on? PROMO: Free U.S. ground shipping on orders $75+

How about a comfy block print robe or an amazing scarf?

I love this linen bag. I have the pink linen version that is my favorite for farmers market shopping and for beach times. PDX SHOP: Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom’s a little woo woo and would love a game of lunar phases dominoes? PROMO: Free U.S. shopping for orders $250+ PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Anything from Tata Harper would likely thrill any lady. Perhaps a bottle of Hydrating Floral Essence to spritz before her face cream, the ultra healing Repairative Moisturizer, or one of the beautiful TH Face Masks would help her face feel super nourished and soft. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping for orders $50+

I love Debbie’s foggy mountain art print, the rose garden print, and really everything else she does. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on all orders.

So many simple beautiful things in this shop. I especially love this barrette right now.

Does the mom you are shopping for have a bit of a sweet tooth? All the cookies and other sweets from Jenna and Mark are insanely delicious. They also have lots of sampler gift box options!

Sleep tight, mom. She can rest her head under a brass phases of the moon garland. PDX SHOP: Charming the Moon will be at a Portland pop up shop this Saturday, May 12, from 12PM to 7PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. ♥

Thompson Street Studio

Love love love these wonderful patchwork quilts from Thompson Street Studio by Kiva Motnyk. I love her muted palettes, use of natural dyes, and clever construction. Kiva grew up in an artistic household and its communal dance, painting and photography studio in SoHo. As a textile designer and creative director, she has continued this creative environment with a new generation of artists and designers. I cannot stop ogling Kiva’s Nathalie Patchwork Quilt. I also love the Lavender Grey Patchwork Quilt, the Multi Circle Quilt (this one really reminds me of designs from the Bauhaus Art Movement!), and the Neutral Patchwork Coasters. More HERE.