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!
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.
North Mississippi Avenue’s Flutter is a unique and artfully arranged treasure trove of a boutique bursting with a large selection of vintage clothing, the cutest party dresses, new and vintage jewelry, dreamy ephemera, lovely tarot decks, wonderful books, stationery, new and vintage home goods, fragrances, skincare, candles, old-timey toys and candy, and lots more awesome stuff. Shop owners Cristin Hinesly and Sara Kolp (and shop kitty King) do a stellar job of stocking the curious, romantic, dazzling, and nostalgic.
Flutter is one of my favorite places to shop for party attire as they always have lots of fun, sparkly dresses and tops in stock for great prices. I purchased one of my favorite New Year’s Eve dresses at Flutter a few years ago — a lovely black number complete with tulle underskirt for plenty of flounce and a peter pan collar covered in silver sequins. There’s also plenty of sweet jewelry to choose from to complete your look with baubles from Portland makers, including Jesseca Anne and Brehan Todd, mixed in with a large selection of fantastic vintage pieces.
Another reason I love to visit Flutter is their great selection of gifts! Over the years I have picked up items for friends and family including beautiful coffee table books, fortune telling cards and heavenly scented candles and hand creams. It’s also a great place to pick up classic toys including kaleidoscopes, cap guns, animal masks, and even the same Fischer Price record player I enjoyed as a child. There are also delicious treats — don’t forget to grab some violet mints and a variety locally made Woodblock chocolate bars too. There’s beautiful wrapping papers, a slew of ribbon choices, and fun cards to convey your love. Plus, Emerald Petals shares the back of the space if you need to grab some flowers or a little plant to go with your gifty goods. Shop HERE.
Head to Flutter for a delightful shopping experience with something for everyone. Give yourself a good chunk of time so you can get lost browsing all the magical goods. There’s so much to see — you’ll enjoy every minute! Plus, they have tarot readings regularly if you want to get a little direction and insight into your life.
Flutter is located in here in beautiful Portland at 3948 N Mississippi Avenue and is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11AM to 6PM, Friday from 11AM to 7PM and Saturday from 10AM to 7PM. You can also shop Flutter online anytime!
HAPPY LONG WEEKEND! Well, to my U.S. friends at least! I hope you all have a relaxing and fun time the last wild weekend before it’s back to fall productivity and less daylight. I have friends in town and I’m really looking forward to chilling out a bit, grilling on the patio and drinking many, many glasses of rosé. See you next week! xo Jen
A SWEET DEAL
♥ Get 50% off all in-stock Brookes Boswell straw hats and more at Shop Boswell (online and at the Portland shop!). No code needed — thru 9/5. And check the SALE SECTION.
➔ MY FAVORITE RIGHT NOW: The Jackson
PHOTOS: 1. John Rawlings, Vogue 1947. 2. George Platt Lynes, Vogue 1946.
Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been enjoying time this week with my good friend, Jenna, while she’s visiting me from Brooklyn. We’ve gone to the ocean, picked fruit and flowers, talked for hours, and I’m looking forward to taking her to more shops around town. I’m also looking forward to doing some cooking! Well, light cooking, mostly making salads and ice cream (we have this simple ice cream maker and it’s great!) since it’s supposed to be 100 degrees this weekend. Have a fun one! See you next week. ♥ xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ A pretty polka dot dress lovely for parties or for office with a jacket. (25% off: REFRESH)
♥ This utility day dress seems like a great casual closet staple for running around town.
♥ LOVE LOVE LOVE this linen jumpsuit! (35% off, too!)
♥ So cuckoo for this perfect polka dot top! Sweet, but not too sweet.
♥ Another very dreamy silk polka dot top. Good dressed up or down.
♥ These linen pineapple shorts are so sweet. And they are on sale! (27% off)
♥ Finally, all these beautiful shoes are back in stock. SO GOOD.
♥ These blue suede shoes are a strange shape, but I’m into it.
♥ I love the shape and details of this crossbody bag. Outer sunglasses loop!
♥ I love this beautiful wallet/clutch. That brass bar bit is so nice! (58% off!)
♥ These serpent earrings are stunning — something to wear daily.
♥ A nice way to put your hair up for casual days and more dressed up occasions.
♥ So perfect! A beautiful way to display your necklaces artfully in your room.
♥ This dreamy little planter pot is a good one for plant lovers!
♥ Find your animal spirit guides and daily dose of direction.
♥ I was just wishing I had this perfect lamp for the bedside stool in our guest room.
♥ These cookies my friends make are so good. Nice to send to loved ones, too!
IMAGE: Lisa Fonssagrives by Richard Rutledge for Vogue, April 1952.