I love Annie’s handmade bags from her Gift Shop Brooklyn line SO MUCH. I’ve been going through all of my accessories and trying to pare down to what I really love and use a lot and my GSB bags have all made the cut. They’re so well-made! My favorites from the shop are the pieces that are most simple, versatile and just total classics. I always have at least one Mae Wallet tucked into a larger bag — I use them for makeup, receipts, punch cards or for cash, cards, phone and a lipstick when I don’t want to carry something bulky to a show. I also love my Golden Natalie Clutch for going out for drinks in the evening or dates with my husband. I LOVE my Exra Large Striped Tote — it’s so roomy and my favorite bag to bring to the grocery store, farmers market, picnics and to the beach. At the top of my GSB wish list is the Leather Makeup Case (black, oyster and parchment, please!) and I’d also like every color of the Emily Small Pouch. More HERE and you can shop Gift Shop Brooklyn on Etsy!
ETSY PRE-SALE EXTRA LARGE TOTE: Annie is having a pre-sale for her amazing Limited Edition Extra Large Tote Bags on Etsy right now and there are 6 different fabrics to choose from. My favorites are the stripes, white and hand-dyed candy pink! I own one of the Gift Shop Brooklyn striped totes and LOVE IT.
Happy Friday! And hopefully a happy long weekend to everyone in the U.S. for the 4th of July. We have a couple of days before we have more fun houseguests coming and I am going to be doing some snoozing, sketching, garden planning and iced everything drinking. Every year on the 4th of July we end up sitting in bed eating pho from Luc Lac, watching movies and trying to keep our very scared, Xanax-ed dog as comfy and calm as possible from 8pm to 2am. I can’t remember the last time we got to watch pretty fireworks, but Zelda is better than any explosions in the sky. Have a good weekend! I hope you all get to do some lazing and hanging with loved ones. Happy 4th! xo Jen
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A lovely summer hat — in both colors!
I love this beautiful black leather bag. (35% off: BETSYROSS thru 7/5)
I’ve had my eye on this hopscotch clutch for a while. (35% off: BETSYROSS thru 7/5)
I have 3 of these handy leather pouches in rotation. (15% off: SUMMERHONEY15 thru 7/16)
A very easy little black dress for summer.
An easy striped beach dress to throw in your bag. (extra 40% off: LONGWEEKEND)
Love this strappy crimson sundress.
SO MANY GOOD DRESSES! (30% off: SUMMER thru 7/6)
A dreamy, asymmetrical, drop-waist dress. (50% off)
A sweet little black romper for summer. Love the back! And the pockets!
These linen shorts are so cute! (extra 40% off: LONGWEEKEND)
I love the shape and hues of this striped top!
The royal red striped version too!
A versatile little black top for summer and for layering in fall.
I love this lightweight blush cardigan for summer nights.
Cuuuuuuuute white full skirt!
Love these pink mirrored aviator sunglasses.
A wonderful rug for a beautiful, plant-filled room. (extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
I LOOOOVE this beautiful brass and wood floor lamp!(extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
I adore this linen tablecloth! (extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
With a zillion tomatoes about to pop and trips to the u-pick, I want these canning tools!
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Get 15% off lovely bags from Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: SUMMERHONEY15 thru 07/16.
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Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.
PHOTOS: 1. Bikini in Deauville by Robert Capa in 1951. 2. Anne St. Marie by Roget Prigent.
YAY! Today I’m having a wonderful jewelry giveaway with Paper & Chain! One lucky winner will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Ismay and Naomi’s lovely shop. My current personal favorites are pieces from the Arma Collection — stunning studded rings, bangles and necklaces that are perfect for layering or stacking. I’m torn between silver and gold for these beauties. I honestly love them both equally — which is a rarity for me. They just go all with everything! I also adore the personalized Signet Rings, Queen Vega Rings, the Collar Pin and Auxo Studs. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY thru 8/1.
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Paper & Chain and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
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A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off dreamy jewels from Paper & Chain with code: PAPERKENNEDY now thru 8/1.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Paper & Chain. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 8 at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner a few days later.
I’ve been admiring these stunning silk scarves from Calica Studio by Toronto-based designers Rebecca Horwitz and Meghan Macdonald. I was talking to Kristen about her recent trip selling her jewels down at West Coast Craft (I really need to get to this AMAZING marketplace one year!) and she mentioned a couple of other vendors that she thought were wonderful — Calica Studio was one of them. I especially like their beautiful new scarves below. I’m not sure when they’ll be available in the shop, but I need those silky, pink cotton candy clouds in my life! More HERE.
I’ve been enamored with these beautiful Paloma Wool garments lately by Barcelona-based designer, creative director and photographer Paloma Lanna. Everything is just perfect for summer and I adore that minty linen and the faces print by Tana Latorre. I’ve admired the line countless times, but something about this selection of items makes me particularly happy. My favorites are the Carlotta II dress, the Carlotta I dress, the Cara shirtdress, the Carini top, the Jupo skirt and the Olga II trousers. I love this beautiful branch of a family affair that Paloma’s parents started in the 1980s — such a wonderful legacy! More HERE.
Images courtesy of Paloma Wool.