Wolcott Takemoto

The ladies from Wolcott Takemoto, Joy Wolcott and Natasha Takemoto, have created such a beautiful collection for spring! Some notable aspects from the collection that I’m really into: linen, silk, combed cotton, big gingham, chartreuse charmeuse, skirts and dresses with pockets, culottes, and cropped sailor pants. Also, there are so many pieces that would be good for when it gets really hot out. I think my favorite pieces are the linen Joni Tank, the Black Gingham Trumpet Pant, the Black Cotton Trumpet Pant, the Pink Joni Dress (and the Mesquite Linen one!), the Penny Vashon Dress, the silk Diane Blouse, the silky Lime Kepu Dress, the Jane Skirt Pant, the Black Linen Knavish Culotte, the Carol Jumpsuit, the Black Shibata Jumpsuit, and all the Shadow Skirts. More HERE.

♥ Portland friends! Find Wolcott Takemoto at Shop Boswell — at 729 SE Morrison St. ♥

Spring at Una

I was just getting lost in the pretty spring pieces at Una that Giovanna has been bringing in. While wearing super bright colors, like the amazing sheer designs from Barbara Bologna, is not my bag, I am so happy thinking about a few of my more flashy friends (*jazz hands*) wearing them out and about. Other than BB, my current Una faves include a lot from Mina Perhonen, Tata Christiane, A Détacher, Pleats Please, Hildur Yeoman, Quetsche, and Pas De Calais. I’ve linked all my picks below and some of my very favorites are the linen Jour Jacket, the Spring Coat, the Bird Boat Jacket, the Meadow Dress, the Stitched Dress, the Dario Dress, the Garden Patchwork Dress, the Drawing Dress, the Silver Dress, and the Circle Dress. So… I guess, I’ve got dresses on the brain? And a few jackets! Find way more HERE.

Portland friends — you can shop Una in person at 922 SE Ankeny St.!

Images courtesy of Una.

Korinne Vader

There are so many sweet designs for sunny days available from Canadian designer Korinne Vader! I love Korinne’s mission statement “I believe in providing well-made products, in a timely matter with a low environmental impact. I try hard to keep my prices reasonable. I rarely have sales and believe strongly in the ‘you get what to pay for’ theory.” YES. It’s also nice that Korinne donates her leftover fabric scraps to local seamstresses and she has a zero waste goal for her business for 2018. My favorites are the white Linen Robe, the lilac linen Flora Dress, the black linen Margot Dress, the black linen Everyday Dress, the black linen V-neck Dress with 3/4 sleeves, the black linen Odette Jumpsuit, the black washed linen Everyday Jumpsuit, the light pink linen Rose Top, the oatmeal linen Pocket Top, and the grey linen Drawstring Trousers. Please note: Korinne is a one woman show and currently only makes one size for each garment. More HERE.

Images courtesy of Korinne Vader. Photos by Kelly Brown.

Best of Honey Kennedy 2017: July, Aug, Sept

YAY! Here’s the third installment the Best of Honey Kennedy 2017, so get cozy! So. Much. Linen. And I’m not mad at that. It’s really fun to look back and let all the good design and beauty wash over me again. I hope you love it, too! This year has been really difficult and emotional for most of us and it’s good to find bright spots. For me, those spots involve art, design, and everyone in the resistance. I hope, with all my heart, to provide a portal of bright spots for you here. Find more Best of Honey Kennedy 2017 posts xo Jen ♥

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NYE HAIR IDEASRED LIPSTICK PICKSTHE GOOD BOOZEA CHAMPAGNE PARTYMORE GOOD DRINKSMUSIC MIXESBOOKS TO CURL UP WITHSELF-CARE IDEAS

JULY ♡ Well, this whole collection was just stunning. View entire post.
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July ♡ Another Crane! I really like their clever linen creations. View entire post.
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July ♡ And then I fell down another lovely linen rabbit hole! View entire post.
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July ♡ These linen beauties are so sweet with their tiny embroidered details. View entire post.
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July ♡ So many perfect hot weather dresses and tunics! View entire post.
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July ♡ These handmade shoes are beautiful and a good deal. View entire post.
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July ♡ This bedding is a dream from my big Lovely Things #8 roundup. View entire post.
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July ♡ Wonderful event — The Girls in the Band. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I still think about all these mirrors pretty frequently. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Another beautiful Sunday market in Portland! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I guess I was in a mood for new shoes in this past summer! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I’m still crushed out on these beautiful shoes! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Oh! And here’s some more cute shoes! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ One of my favorite collections of the year for sure. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ My big roundup of yummy cocktails and mocktails! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Lovely Things #9 contains a mountain of goodness. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Oh, YES. Another one of my favorite 2017 collections. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ These ladies always bring it at their lingerie events! View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ I’m super into all these big canvas bags in sea glass colors. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ My girl, Liz, made some really beautiful knits! View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Just every single freaking thing from this furniture and home collection. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ All of her amazing jewelry designs are so clean and modern, but so much detail! View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ This lady’s designs are so good for comfy neutrals. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Drink to me with thine eyes, pretty jewels. View entire post.
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Best of Honey Kennedy 2017: April, May, June

Hello again! Here are more popular Honey Kennedy posts rounded up from 2017 in April, May, and June. I’m not gonna lie, revisiting these posts is giving me a hankering for spring flowers and sunshine! Ha. I’m looking forward to sharing more discoveries, talented designers, and all around beautiful stuff here in the new year. HAPPIEST NEW YEAR! ♥ Jen xo

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NYE HAIR IDEASRED LIPSTICK PICKSTHE GOOD BOOZEA CHAMPAGNE PARTYMORE GOOD DRINKSMUSIC MIXESBOOKS TO CURL UP WITHSELF-CARE IDEAS

APRIL ♡ This behind the scenes peek was SO GOOD. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I loved the this collection was HUGE and everything was cohesive and inspired. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ There are so many pretty dresses and robes. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I especially love the linen coats and slip dresses from these folks. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ The most charming fine knits and the most charming lookbook! View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I loved this room from my huge Lovely Things #6 roundup. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ It was such a happy day when T’s new shop opened! View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Oh, YESSS. This new sunny weather collection is still wonderful. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Another stellar Sunday in Portland. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ So many new jewels added to my wish list! View entire post.
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MAY ♡ These designers are making some ace wallpaper, prints, furniture, ceramics, and textiles. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ A beautiful wander around Brookes’ lovely shop. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Hello, gorgeous and elegant mobiles! View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Really excited about how many wonderful things this shop stocks. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I feel like it might be impossible to choose just one. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I want to stack all the rings and wear all the posts! View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Talking about our insanely awesome farm share. So lucky in the NW! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I love all her dreamy jewels so much. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Some beautiful ceramics from the raddest Portland collective shopping event. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I especially loved this jacket and the dresses from this lookbook. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ All the linen dresses and tops in every color, please. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Even more great linen pieces to add to our wardrobes! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ This lady’s shop is always full of so much beauty. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ These amazing natural products are almost all I use for skincare now. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ The colors in this collection make me really happy. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I still think about these rainbows from my Lovely Things #7 post. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I’ll totally be back to my patio daydreams in a few months. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ This lady ALWAYS has amazing prints for her stunning dresses and jumpsuits. View entire post.
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