So, it’s Friday? I have no idea how this week went so fast. The pace of time is endlessly distressing (not a good use of time!?). I thought what might really be helpful is a tutorial for how to slow time down, but it just makes me wish I had more time and money to travel! Sigh. This weekend is full of tedious, time consuming tasks that I’m not looking forward to, so tonight will be all about slowing the week down with some takeout, nail polish, wine and a good Brit crime drama. I hope you have some slow, enjoyable plans for the weekend!
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ Come enter my amazing giveaway–new Pendleton and LOTS of other lovely things!
♥ My new favorite top. I’m never taking it off.
♥ Love love love this super cute linen dress.
♥ …and the also super cute striped version.
♥ These dusty pink linen shorts are a lovely closet staple.
♥ Love this easy, slouchy sweater.
♥ Cashmere hoodie? Yes, please. 5, please.
♥ I’m not much of a t-shirt person, but this one I really like.
♥ These spotted flats are sweet for spring.
♥ I really need to buy a pair of these shoes for spring bike rides.
♥ I like these cute suede slip on sneakers.
♥ The very cutest of all the slip on sneaks.
♥ A beautiful custom ceramic moon pendant.
♥ My current fave candle—smells like sunny days are coming!
♥ I tried a sample of this perfume and it’s lovely! Pine, lavender, cardamom!
♥ I love this new ‘envy’ color lipstick that I picked up.
♥ The ‘fiery’ color is lovely, too!
➔ A FEW SWEET DEALS:
♥ Get 25% OFF Ay Marieke jewelry with code: GREENSPRING now thru 3/7/14.
♥ Get 10% OFF Shop Adorn new arrivals with code: HONEYLOVE now thru 3/31/14.
IMAGES ABOVE: 1. Photograph by Charles Allmon from “Martinique: A Tropical Bit of France,” National Geographic, February, 1959. 2. Dorian Leigh a pleated address with leather straps by Carven. Photo by Georges Dambier, March 1954.
I love this sweet silk watercolor watermelon dress from the MiH Jeans spring collection. I love their denim and their new collection has some other sweet non-denim pieces, but I don’t think most of the other things are available yet. I’m so ready for spring! More HERE.
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
✚ Today is the last day to enter my dreamy jewelry giveaway!
✚ This beautiful new lookbook makes me want to get in the car and drive to the forest.
✚ A big roundup of things I’ve been loving lately.
✚ I LOOOOOOVE THIS COLLECTION.
✚ Marled watercolor stripes and more lovely designs.
✚ Everything in this natural skincare line sounds amazing!
✚ Stunning glass terrarium pieces made from recycled materials in Jessie’s living room.
✚ My friend Eden is making these new yummy syrups to add to lots of drinks and food.
✚ Lots of links, an amazing photo of Clara and being freaked out.
✚ A few nice things that Kate has been really into lately.
✚ Ilenia is window shopping for a cute outfit.
✚ Anna put together an awesome travel roundup.
✚ Kelly is talking about a bunch of things she likes right now.
✚ Lisa is talking about her friend, Carrie’s, amazing handmade quilts.
✚ Sarai talks about her love for Isabella Rosellini and some amazing photos.
A SWEET DEAL:
✚ Use code: GREENSPRING for 25% off Ay Marieke purchases now thru 3/7/14.
It’s been a while (again) since I did one of these mega Cavalcade! posts. With taking time off last week to take care of Zelda–I’ve got a backlog of lovely things and not enough time in the day. So, here are some things I’ve been admiring lately. There’s not really a theme per se, but it looks cohesive through my rosy goggles. Maybe a “blush silk Morocco quartz crystal diamond whiskey jetsetter magical rays” kind of theme? I dunno–that’s all I got.
I love this old photo of model, Jean Shrimpton. Such great style–those bags!
This print from Liam Stevens is fantastic–love his work.
This amazing ring from Erica’s shop is going to stay in my mind FOREVER.
I don’t technically need another credenza, but this one from Angela Adams is a beauty.
This rose hip mask sounds nice. They say it leaves a “rose hip milk tea” scent on your skin.
This pretty Dawn in Montauk candle smells like melon, honey, grass, sandalwood and sun.
I’m very much in love with this saddle bag that Nette’ made. So beautiful!!
These link rings are so lovely and come in gold, brass, platinum and sterling silver.
Oh, just the PERFECT white marble mortar and pestle.
I love these kaleidoscope basket bowls–especially this one.
I’ve always adored this Irving Penn photo of kids running in Morocco.
These dotty hexagonal coasters are so pretty.
I would love love love to have one of these stoneware eyes in my house.
A dreamy neroli candle entirely sculpted by water.
This taxidermy swan by Jessica Silversaga is such a striking image.
Perhaps the most beautiful flask in the world? Yes, it ’tis.
Whoever gets this ring is one very freaking lucky person. Major dazzler!
I’m still completely enamored with these quartz crystal mirrors from a few years ago.
I wouldn’t mind chilling out in this gorgeous space for a few hours.
Hello there. I hope you had a lovely weekend! If you follow me online elsewhere, you’ll know that my sweet dog, Zelda, had surgery last week. I, honestly, just completely mentally checked out suddenly Wednesday morning and this week I’m taking some time to take care of Zelda while she recovers. We’re waiting for the lab results and trying to stay very hopeful. Thanks SO MUCH for all the kind words via Instagram, FB and Twitter. I’ve been a complete wreck and I can’t tell you how much it helps to have people chime in with cheerful words and good vibes. Thank you a million times over.
Luckily, while I am completely useless right now, I have some amazing friends who are anything but. There will be some lovely guest posts this week from some of my sweet pals. I have a couple posts already planned, but these ladies will take the lead for me for now and I’ll see you sometime next week. Thanks for understanding! xo Jen
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
✚ The magical potion giveaway I’m having with Wolf’s Apothecary!
✚ One of my favorite Portland shops has a beautiful new online store.
✚ A sweet (literally) new ice cream lookbook.
✚ I love these Tim Walker photographs and major lion love, too.
✚ These beautiful illustrations from one of my favorite French artists are clever AND cheeky.
✚ An incredibly pretty new spring collection.
✚ I adore this look–so many references! Ha.
✚ This new fragrance line is lovely. Fantastic packaging and illustrations!
✚ I’m in love with this circus-inspired collection. Dreamy styling!
✚ A fantastic spring collection. It makes me want to go stroll around Brittany.
✚ Very cool new hats from Brookes.
✚ More sweet new hats!
✚ Some fun things happening in Portland and a lovely little cafe.
SOME SWEET DEALS:
✚ Use code: LOVEWOLFS for 25% off Wolf’s Apothecary purchases now thru 2/22/14. Portland peeps can use in-store at Flora (917 SW Washington St) for Wolf’s products, too!
IMAGE ABOVE: Film still of Clara Bow with banjolele and Antonio Moreno in “It”, 1927.
I thought French illustrator, George Barbier, would be appropriate for this week. I’m a big fan of Barbier’s illustrations, fashion design, set design and branding. His work is so romantic, but with a wink and a tongue-in-cheek play on words. I love his plumes, fainting, androgyny, gowns, sly looks and dramatic gestures. Most of the illustrations below are from his aptly named 1920s publication, Falbalas et Fanfreluches (Ruffles & Frills). George Barbier’s work with Erté and the evolution of the Cartier panther emblem are so fantastic to take in. I find it fascinating that he had his hand in so many industries. I’d love to find more information about him–I wonder how many of his illustrations were depictions of high society, friends, colleagues or public figures of the day. He was such a talented and very clever fellow.
All illustrations by George Barbier.