The Jacqui Bag

I love this Jacqui Bag from the new Jacqui handbag company. The Portland-based company was created by designer Matt Pierce whose work you may know from the beloved Wood & Faulk line. Today, he is kicking off a Jacqui kickstarter campaign where you can get in early to nab the beautiful leather bags in black or fawn or get a nice leather clutch — all at early bird super discounted prices. Buying these bags not only supports the creation of Jacqui, but it supports the woman-owned small business manufacturing operation in Portland who handcrafts all bags in this new line. I really want one of the fawn-colored Jacquis and that lining is the kind of thoughtful special detail that really tugs at my heartstrings.

See all the bag options HERE! And keep up with Jacqui on Instagram.

LOOKBOOK CREDITS: Photos: Charise Ash Styling: Matt Pierce & Kristen Robison Hair & Makeup: Madeline (the model’s own) Model: Madeline

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. ♥

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. ♥

PDX Event: Samples & Seconds Sale

SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE Sunday, April 22 12PM to 4PM 729 SE Morrison St

Shop Boswell and friends are having a HUGE sample and seconds sale this weekend!! Stop by Shop Boswell this Sunday from NOON-4PM for a lovely event full of beautiful handmade things from Brookes Boswell, Tiro Tiro, Open Air Museum, BLTN Jewelry, High Society Collection, Primecut, Barrow PDX, Ara Handbags, The Granite, Gary Bodker, and Matthew Philip Williams. There will be super crazy low prices up to 50% off.

You’ll find both wonderful 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 AND designs from past seasons that are perfectly awesome. Find hats, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, lighting, home goods, accessories, and many other dreamy things from fantastic designers. Come early for the best selection! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. See you there! ♥

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Images courtesy of Shop Boswell. Photography: Laura Dart

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.