I always admire the simple and graphic jewelry designs from Favor Jewelry that lovely Monika Reed makes by hand in her studio here in Portland. Here are some of the pretty jewels from her summer collection below. My favorites from this season are the perfect Stripe Earrings and the dreamy Infinity Knot Ring in sterling silver. I also still love Monika’s sterling Scribble Earrings and rose gold Glint Ring. All the pretty things! I know I’ve said it before, but Favor’s price points are just totally AMAZING too. More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off all orders at Favor Jewelry with promo code: SUMMERHONEY now thru 7/31/14!
I love the new Portal Moon jewelry collection from Odette New York by Jennifer Sarkilahti. I’ve been such a fan of her work for so long now and still wear a pair of Odette earrings, that I bought in 2009, twice or more each week (rose gold Relic earrings FOREVER, Jennifer!! Ha). I’d love to pick up a new piece! My favorites from Portal Moon are the sterling crescent spine ring and the crescent cuff in recycled brass. However, I also have my eye on the dreamy satellite ring, the opal eye ring, the canyon necklace and the hex hoops. More HERE.
I’ve been admiring all the cute summer dresses at Dalena Vintage lately. Leslie does such an amazing job of finding beautiful vintage garments for her shop. She also has a stunning new bridal shop officially opening on August 4 and it will feature vintage wedding dresses and accessories from the 1900s through the 1970s. You can see some of the gorgeous gowns at Beloved Vintage Bridal now and follow Leslie’s dreamy @DalenaVintage Instagram feed and blog for updates and pretty photographs. So much loveliness! More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off all orders at Dalena Vintage with promo code: DALENA15 now thru 7/31/14!
A match made in heaven just launched today — bridal by Alexandra Grecco. I’ve admired Alexandra’s stunning clothing designs since 2010 and it is such a dream to see her soft, romantic perspective branch into bridal. I love that she is doing both gowns and separates and all the colors are swoon-worthy. I love the Alder Manor location — it really frames the timeless designs in such a hauntingly beautiful way. I think my favorites are the Thalia, Feya, Helena and Delphine gowns and the Esra cami. The gowns are made to order and Alexandra is donating part of each sale to a charity focused on assisting low-income women. I can’t wait to see the lucky ladies who walk the aisle in these beauties. More HERE.
YAY! Happy weekend and here is my big list of fun Portland events. There are lots of sale codes and a couple of mega shop closing sales to take advantage of. The closing of those shops is sad news, but it’s wonderful to see Heather and Jonathan’s new shop, Milk Milk Lemonade and OLO studio space so close to opening (photo above) — it’s SO beautiful.
PORTLAND ALERT: Help! Kassandra’s sweet dog Rico has been missing for over a week. He is a little Papillon pup–so tiny and scared and in danger. There was a sighting of him Thursday at 11AM in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife park just in from the Milwaukie trailhead (off 99). The woman tried to catch Rico, but he is terrified and FAST and delirious from being in survival mode for so long. Please look for him if you’re at the park or in Sellwood. If you approach calmly (treats help!)–he might come. If you are able to catch him or even just see him–contact me on social media or call Kassandra at 503-281-6802. PLEASE spread the word!!
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♥ NOW. Victory is having a big sale of 10-30% off just about everything in the store OR Get 15% off online with promo code: SUNSHINE for a limited time! So much good stuff! Victory is located at 729 E. Burnside St. SHOP HERE.
♥ NOW thru Weds, June 25. Stop by the Sword + Fern store or shop online for 40% off everything with promo code HAPPY6. After 6 years, Emily is closing up her amazing Burnside store on June 25, but the online shop will stay open. New location to be announced. Sword + Fern is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. Cindy’s shops Eden is closing, so almost everything is reduced at 60% OFF!!! Plus, marked down fixtures and the Eve in Eden bridal section is crazily reduced too. Go get some pretties before they close! Eden is at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, June 21. 11AM–5PM. Stop by Yo Vintage! this Saturday for the Hazel Cox jewelry show. It’s an all day affair where you can sip mimosas, try everything on and get first dibs on all the pretty new things. Yo Vintage! is at 413 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, June 27 thru Sun, June 29. 11AM–5PM. Come out for the lovely Pop-Up Fashion & Styling Event with limited edition Ancliffe Collection clothing by Rachel Ancliffe, jewelry by ABCoLab, personal styling with Scarlet Chamberlin and a mountain of beautiful new shoes from Halo Shoes. The fun event is happening at Halo Shoes 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, June 28. 10AM–7PM. Queen Bee Creations is celebrating 18 years in business! Come by for the fun–a big all day sale and in-store party! All Queen Bee house line merchandise (Queen Bee, Chickpea Baby and Rebecca Pearcy Textiles) will be 25% off the marked price, with additional discounts on other shop items. Plus, there will be 18 raffle prizes, refreshments and a play area for wee ones! Queen Bee is located at 3961 N Williams Ave #101. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, June 29. 11AM—5PM. Rejuvenation + FLEA Sunday Emporium! A market for local handcrafted wares, vintage finds and really good food the last Sunday of every month. The lineup is RAD! Ethan Ollie, Revive Designs, Frazier + Wing, Demimonde, Revolution Design House, Nell & Mary, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Mazama, Walnut Studio, Caravan Pacific, The Good Mod, Remnant, Pigeon Toe, non-perishable goods, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, Kelly Pottery, Portland Apothecary, Sweetheart Bakery, Taco Pedaler, Kuza Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. JUNE–NOVEMBER. There are SO MANY amazing classes to take at Wildcraft Studio School! I went recently and it was a great fun, educational and beautiful. Grab a friend and head for the hills of White Salmon, Washington (across the bridge from Hood River). I’d love to try: Summer Medicine with Portland Apothecary, Backyard Bread Oven (!!!) with Luke Callahan, Frame-Loom Weaving with Jorie Garcia, Kalapuya Basket Weaving with Stephanie Wood, The Kitchen Herbalist with Sue Kusch, Macrame Wall Hangings with Emily Katz, Rag Rug Weaving with Jorie Garcia and Annie McLaughlin… and all the rest! MORE HERE.
♥ Month of June. Daily. Visage Eyewear already has an AMAZING selection of eyewear (one of my favorites in the world) and for the month of June they are going to be even more amazing when they will carry an entire collection of sunglasses from iconic designer, Oliver Goldsmith (you might remember my Oliver Goldsmith post from a few years ago—also note how hard I freaked out when the man himself left a comment on that blog post). Visage Eyewear will be the only eyewear retailer in the United States carrying the 200 piece collection. Make sure to stop by to try on these frames—he is the designer behind some of the most famous celebrity eyewear looks: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and countless others. FANTASTIC! Visage Eyewear is at 1046 NW Johnson. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, July 3. All day. Come celebrate Wanderlust’s 2 Year Anniversary at Vanessa’s fun all day long party! There will be a gift certificate raffle and a 10% shop discount on everything in the shop. Wanderlust is located at 2804 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, July 26. Doors 6PM. Show 7PM. The Alley 33 Fashion Event will be happening again for the 4th year! Come to the outdoor summer fashion show with ready-to-wear designs by local lovelies: KD Designs, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Big Brown Eyes for Union Rose, Eve SkyWalker, Alicia Wood, Amelia, Carolyn Hart, Lizz Basinger , Mag-Big, Sara Bergman Apparel, Copper Union, J. Calderon, Addie Miller, Volacious, Machine Apparel, Tiffany Bean for Mabel and Zora, Quick Study and more listed soon. The show is at the 33rd Ave alley and SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ SAVE THE DATE for the Style in The Pearl 2014 Fashion Show & Shopping Event on August 1st and 2nd. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Milk Milk Lemonade shop + new OLO Fragrance headquarters is close to opening. 2. I stopped by Marisa’s lovely Seaworthy jewelry studio. 3. A photo I snapped of Lisa’s Pigeon Toe Ceramics at The Makery studio collective.