Elizabeth Dye: Painted Desert Collection

I’m typically not much of a bridal girl, but creations by Elizabeth Dye always seem to sway the pendulum more in that direction for me. I love her references and nods to strong female characters, eras and independent personalities — it adds another layer of depth and magnetism to the moment for me. Elizabeth’s Painted Desert Collection is a stunner and it’s wonderful to see the designer creating without being encumbered by also running a popular retail bridal shop — she has more room to unfurl her magic. My current faves are the Silvermine Caftan, Dune Gown (that strappy back!), the Mojave Gown (those sleeves!), the blush Paloma Gown and, most emphatically, the Dunaway wedding gown. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Elizabeth Dye.

Rebecca Mir Grady Giveaway!

YAY! I’m having a sweet jewelry giveaway with REBECCA MIR GRADY today and one lucky winner will get a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Rebecca’s amazing shop! Rebecca’s designs are so special and I love that she uses recycled sterling silver and 14k gold and ethically-sourced stones. My current favorites from the Chicago-based designer are the 3mm Opal Ring, the Maestro Ring, the Small Em Ring, the Lightning Cuff, the Maestro Earrings, the Lightning Earrings and I still love the Ponente Necklace. Plus, the stacking possibilities with her rings are EPIC! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HK2015 now thru 8/26!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Elizabeth “Lizzie” M.! She won the sweet prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Rebecca Mir Grady and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @rebeccamirgrady on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HK2015 now thru 8/26!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Rebecca Mir Grady. International entries are welcome, but the winner is responsible for any international duties and taxes that might come up.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, August 19, at 11AM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.

➔ FOLLOW REBECCA MIR GRADY:
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Images courtesy of Rebecca Mir Grady.

Shop Visit: Darling Distraction

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One of the newest and most adorable additions to the NE Alberta shopping district is stationery and gift shop, Darling Distraction. While not exactly on Alberta Street proper, the entrance is easily found just around the corner on NE 16th. Stepping inside for the first time, I was immediately taken by the bright and fun interior (that wallpaper!) which houses an extensive collection of rainbow-hued stationery (including owner Karina Lopez’s own line), gift wrap, party supplies, art prints, fun accessories, vintage tchotchkes, and tons more.

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Karina Lopez is from the Napa Valley, but has been taken with Portland for some time. After traveling here often over the years, a move just made sense and she took the plunge last year. With a fabulous eye for color and decor, Darling Distraction followed soon after. And thank goodness, because it’s the perfect pop of fun and color for all of your party, gift giving, and correspondence needs.

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Also stocking harder to find items like accessories from Ban.do, lapel pins from Little Arrow Studio and Rosehound Apparel, and cheeky nail decals from Sara M. Lyons, I’m thrilled to no longer have to order these items online and pay extra shipping costs. Karina also saves you the work of scouring thrift shops for perfect-condition vintage tchotchkes. Expect to find gorgeous flamingos, playful pandas, and regal chinoiserie dogs among others. Snag one for yourself along with colorful pencils, notepads adorned with playful pink kittens, and apple macaron lip balm to dress up your desk or just brighten your day.

(Editor’s note: My current shop faves are the Anemone Wrapping Paper, the Geometric Honeycomb Garland, Copper Metallic Ribbon, Brass Fox Letter Opener, Letterpress Patterned Copper Foil Card Set, the Minty Eye Wax Seals and the Florabunda Agenda!)

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DARLING DISTRACTION STATIONERY LAUNCH PARTY
If you are in Portland, stop by the Karina’s stationery launch party this Friday, July 31, from 5 to 8PM! Come enjoy cupcakes, drinks and take advantage of 20% off your purchase. INFO.

Darling Distraction is located in Portland, Oregon at 4936 NE 16th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and on Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. You can also shop Darling Distraction online. Make sure to follow @darlingdistraction on Instagram and Darling Distraction on Facebook to keep up on new items as they hit the shop and upcoming events!

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Ink & Peat

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Home and floral boutique Ink & Peat is situated on North Williams and bears the tagline ‘Organically Inspired’. A visit to the bright and airy shop proves that correct right away. Owner and floral designer, Pam Zsori, puts together beautiful collections of high design items for the home — many of which incorporate natural motifs and themes such as flowers, leaves, minerals, and sweet animals. The floral counter at the back of the shop provides the perfect balance with fresh stunning bouquets, custom floral arrangements and live plants.

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A highly popular shopping destination, Ink & Peat is the sort of store that makes your friends exclaim, “I love that place!”, whenever you mention it. In fact, I arrived for my visit just before opening and found that I wasn’t the only person waiting to get inside. Within twenty minutes, the store was packed with people admiring the jewelry, ceramics, cookbooks, skincare and fragrances, pillows, throws, children’s books and toys, stationary, original art, totes, and more. Ink & Peat has long been a personal favorite and my go-to whenever I need a sure to please gift for friends or family.

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Some of my favorites in the shop right now include amazing fragrances from Sage Lifestyle (you must stop in and smell the Onyx blend!), a gorgeous selection of crystals and geodes in pretty pastel shades, air plants, vegetarian cookbooks, and brightly colored necklaces from Australian line Elk.

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Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N Williams Avenue here in Portland, Oregon. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM, Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. You can also follow @inkandpeat on Instagram and find them on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Friday!

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Hello! Happy Friday! For this post I wanted to highlight the amazing Spring Faves shop codes that are still going strong. A few of them end today or by Sunday, so make sure to open a bunch of tabs to peruse these beautiful shops with an extra perk while you can. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m going to start tackling our basement and will be trying to get organized so we can have a massive yard sale this summer. I also hope to fit some brunching in to make it less exhausting. Have a fun one!! xo Jen

P.S. Make sure to enter my dreamy Colenimo clothing giveaway!

A SWEET DEAL:

Today through Sunday is the big Erica Weiner online sample sale! Tons of amazing jewels.

Get 10% off the SS15 collection at Elizabeth Suzann with code: ESSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 15% off at Olive with code: OLIVEHONEY now thru 5/8/15.

Get 20% off all lighting and accessories at Caravan Pacific with code: CARAVANSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 15% off at Red Sail with code: HONEY15 now thru 5/8/15.

Get 25% off at Paper & Chain with code: PAPERHONEY now thru 5/8/15.

Get 35% off at Yo Vintage! with code: YOSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 25% off at LOVEHATE with code: HKLOVE now thru 5/9/15.

Get 15% off jewelry from Minoux with code: HONEYMINOUX now thru 5/9/15.

Get 10% off lovely things at Anomie with code: HONEY10 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 25% off orders of $75+ at RILLA with code: HKRILLA25 and 15% off orders under $75 with code: HKRILLA15 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 20% off beautiful jewels at Upper Metal Class with code: HONEY20 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 20% off at Porch Light with code: SPRINGLIGHT now thru 5/10/15.

Get 15% off at Woonwinkel with code: HAPPYSPRING15! now thru 5/10/15.

Get 15% off jewelry from Tiro Tiro with code: MAYFLOWERS now thru 5/10/15.

Get 10% off at Alima Pure with code: ALIMAHONEY now thru 5/10/15 + free U.S. shipping on orders $65+

Get 10% off at Imelda’s with code: HONEY10 now thru 5/10/15. Plus, 20% off jewelry sale going on on through 5/10.

Get 25% off jewels at Uni with code: UNISPRING now thru 5/11/15.

Get 15% off beautiful jewelry at Fail with code: HONEYPLEASE now thru 5/11/15.

Get 30% off regularly priced items at Egg Press and 25% off at Social Preparedness Kits with code: HONEYSPRING now thru 5/11/15.

Get 20% off dreamy things at Wild Poppy Goods with code: POPPYSPRING now thru 5/12/15.

Get 15% off at Wood & Faulk with code: HKSPRING15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 10% off at Pine & Boon with code: HONEYPINE now thru 5/15/15.

Get 10% off at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: SPRINGHONEY15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 15% off at Flutter with code: HONEY15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 25% off at Colenimo with code: COLENIMOHONEY now thru 5/16/15.

Get 20% off at Topaz with code: TOPAZHK20 now thru 5/18/15.

Get 50% off sale items at Bashful Garter with code: BASHFULSPRING now thru 5/24 and use code AUTUMNCHILL for 20% off everything new or old stock.

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PHOTOS: Horst P. Horst, “Fashion Analysis” editorial for Vogue, 1953. Clothing by Clare Potter, Mollie Parnis, Talmack, Pierre Balmain and Eisenberg. Settings by Marcel Vertes.