Tuesday Catching Up…

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Good Morning, friends. I hope you had a good weekend and start to your week. I know it’s tough right now to keep our heads up — I’m feeling it big time. It’s hard to get my posts about design and beauty and other musings rolling when all I can think about is gun control, the people of Puerto Rico (Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is an American hero), racism, and the blatant greed and abuses of power going on in our government.

I love what I do, but I’m here with you feeling all the anger and sadness. I just wanted to send out some love to everyone out there because writing about dresses can feel tone deaf. I do feel strongly about supporting small businesses, local events, and primarily women-owned businesses — especially in this climate of corporate greed being allowed to run rampant and given so many perks, publicity, and the financial ability to promote themselves across all the corporate social media platforms so many of us are tied to.

I’m going to be here doing what I do, talking about talented creatives and beautiful shops, celebrating design, celebrating women, and calling attention to the things that catch my eye. I just want you to know that it isn’t without the constant waves of consternation we’re all feeling right now — it can be emotionally paralyzing and it’s definitely infuriating to deal with so many nonsensical actions from people who are supposed to be leaders. Lots of love to you. xoxo Jen

SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…

GIVEAWAY: Let’s swim in the swirls of moonstones and opals! ENTER HERE.

♥ There are dark waves, brass talons, starry nights, lingerie, and cookies — HERE.

♥ Come see Elizabeth’s wonderful new knits collection in silk, linen and cotton!

♥ Oh, such a romantic collection for fall — love the balloon sleeves.

♥ Sweet deco glamour modernized in a truly clever way. I want everything, please.

♥ This lady takes great care with details in all of her phenomenal jewelry pieces.

♥ I’m really feeling these canvas and leather bags in sea glass, sage, and marigold hues.

♥ A great vintage shop with tons of special housewares to pepper throughout your nest.

♥ A whole lotta loveliness in my LOVELY THINGS #9 roundup post.

♥ I’d love to see a sea of cute berets this fall and winter!

♥ I rounded up a bunch of my fave beautiful and affordable shoes by Kelsi.

♥ Let’s set sail in this Mutiny Collection! Love the stripes and sweet cutouts.

ALL THESE SHOES in metallics, velvets, and rich suedes. So good. (25% OFF: FF2017)

♥ It seems like this little shop always has a perfect edited selection of clothes and bags.

♥ Every garment from this lady is a stunner — love the dresses, jumpsuits, pants, overalls.

♥ This is a treasure trove of great handmade shoes from sandals to booties.

♥ Just pure mirror magic from these lovely humans.

♥ Check out all the goodness in my LOVELY THINGS #8 roundup post.

LINEN LOVE…

I created a LINEN LOVE category for those of you out there who are as addicted as I am to this cloth that keeps on giving and makes my body feel good to drape with or land on. Here are some highlights, but you can quickly find more linen designs right HERE.

♥ The sheer number of linen dresses and tops I want from this impeccable shop is cuckoo.

♥ I’ll definitely be nabbing a few linen jackets and tops from this amazing shop!

♥ Major linen closet staples in perfect hues and shapes.

♥ I’m cuckoo for the linen pieces this lady is making.

♥ Super sweet linen designs with charming little embroidery details.

♥ I love how versatile these linen garments are and the lovely layers.

♥ This fellow make fantastic unisex garments, totes, and hats in great prints.

A SWEET DEAL…

♥ Make sure to enter my big Rebecca Mir Grady jewelry giveaway! Ends Weds evening!

♥ Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/11!

♥ Get 25% off all these beautiful shoes from Loeffler Randall with code: FF2017.

♥ Get free worldwide shipping on all Elizabeth Suzann orders. No code needed!

♥ Get free shipping at Tiro Tiro on all U.S. domestic orders.

♥ Get free U.S. shipping at Shop Boswell on orders of $100+

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PHOTOS: Beautiful autumn pieces by lovely Sézane. My faves are the Faux Fur Lio Jacket, the long grey Jim Coat, the Romane Sweater, and the Leopold Sweater.

PDX Event: Sundaze Collective

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SUNDAZE COLLECTIVE • Sun, OCT 1 • 11AM to 5PM • 403 SW 10th Ave • INSTAGRAM

YES! Fall fun! It’s baaaaack — the Sundaze Collective market is happening this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There are 15 wonderful local designers, shops, and artists bringing their goods for you to peruse. This is such a great way to support lots of local folks and find things to squirrel away home to feather your nest or reinvigorate your wardrobe. Plus, MATCHA. The really, really good matcha that you can make at home and you can even find beautiful ceramics to sip it from. Come shop ace clothing, bags, leather goods, accessories, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, art, textiles, home goods, surf, stuff for the kiddos, great vintage, and a lots more goodies. ♥

➔ ♥ OCTOBER 1 SUNDAZE PARTICIPATING SHOPS + DESIGNERS:
THE YO! STOREORUMINNIE + GEORGESARA BERGMANARTJADENPOURING OUTTHE PURSUITS OF HAPPINESSDEJA SPARKSTHERESA NEEFCOSUBERED LUCKOKOMIZUBA TEA COMPANYSANDBOX CERAMICSWOLF’S APOTHECARY

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Each month brings a rotating selection of incredibly talented local merchants to fill The Cleaners space — thanks to some stellar coordinating by lovely Sarah Radcliffe from The Yo! Store! If you don’t live in Portland, make it part of your travel plans and meet some of our finest locals. MORE INFO.

THE YO! STORE: Sarah’s amazing Portland shop offers gorgeous jewels, bags, stellar home goods, wonderful apothecary goods, the cutest stuff for babies and kids, and ace vintage clothing pieces that work beautifully when paired with modern designs or layered with more standout vintage. Location: 935 NW 19TH AVE. MORE THE YO! STORE.

ORU JEWELRY: Agnieszka Zoltowski makes amazing jewelry with clever metal forms and tiny special beads woven by hand into them. She was born and raised in the Pacific NW and her color palettes are continually inspired by our environment here. MORE ORU.

OKO: Lisa’s lovely little shop specializes in vintage and antique jewelry, rare and one-of-a-kind found objects from Eastern Europe and elsewhere, as well as select ceramics, books and homewares. MORE OKO.

SANDBOX CERAMICS: Petra Wellborn Kaiser is an artist and Oregon native. She creates lovely modern ceramics in her home studio while surrounded by the inspiring sculptural works left behind by her granny. MORE SANDBOX CERAMICS.

MIZUBA TEA COMPANY: Mizuba makes organic, farm-direct, single-ingredient, single-origin pure Uji matcha green tea. They are JAS-certified, non-gmo, radiation-free, preservative-free — just pure matcha tea. MORE MIZUBA TEA COMPANY.

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MINNIE + GEORGE: Designer L.A. Caldwell makes gorgeous, handcrafted bags from her Portland studio. She uses hand-stitching to make sure their beauty is matched with strength. MORE MINNIE + GEORGE.

THE PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS: For their dreamy ceramic designs, April and Pavel draw inspiration from the oddities of nature, midcentury design, and childhood memories. With the intention of bringing more art into every day routines, they create pieces that are vibrant, playful, and unexpected. MORE THE PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS.

COSUBE: (koh-sue-bee) The apparel and accessories Cosube carries at their local Portland shop has been carefully curated for the urban, NW lifestyle. You can rent boards, wetsuits and gear online, or on your phone. You can pick up wax, blankets, firewood, wetsuits, gloves, booties, and more gear on your way out to the coast! Plus, they open early and have coffee and beer! MORE COSUBE.

WOLF’S APOTHECARY: Jewelie makes pure plant fragrances, body oils, beard oil, hair oil, room sprays, candles, and soaps. MORE WOLF’S APOTHECARY.

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RED LUCK: Isa sells a fun, cheerfully curated vintage shop with great clothing, shoes, and accessories. MORE RED LUCK.

SARA BERGMAN: Sara is an independent Portland fashion designer. She believes in looking sharp and feeling comfortable and that fashion should be a way to celebrate our everyday lives, and bodies of every shape and size. MORE SARA BERGMAN.

POURING OUT: With the sale of each essential oil product, Vanessa and Casey give a portion of the proceeds to a variety of Christian non-profits that help marginalized and suffering people around the world. MORE POURING OUT.

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THERESA NEEF: Theresa makes useful and versatile goods for home and wear with an objective of helping people replace their single-use bags with lovely cloth designs. MORE THERESA NEEF.

ARTJADEN: Abigail Renola Tjaden is an artist and teacher who illustrates her everyday experiences. She shows her works locally and sells a wide variety of apparel and prints. MORE ART JADEN.

DEJA SPARKS: As a Portland native, Deja gains inspiration from the local art and music scene. Her jewelry designs are cut, forged, stamped and finished by hand with detail and care. MORE DEJA SPARKS.

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UPCOMING SUNDAZE DATES:
Oct 1Nov 5Dec 3

➔SUBMISSIONS FOR FUTURE SUNDAZE VENDORS WELCOME!
If you want to get in on the fun or know someone who should, just contact Sarah Radcliffe {sundazecollectivepdx@gmail.com} to submit the relevant details about your designs or your little shop that you’d like to showcase at an upcoming Sundaze Collective event.

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FOLLOW @SUNDAZECOLLECTIVE ON INSTAGRAM

Rebecca Mir Grady Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so jazzed to be having a Rebecca Mir Grady jewelry giveaway to celebrate her stunning new collection! Like most of us, I just want to get lost in the the iridescent milky fog of opals and moonstones, and one lucky soul will get to do just that. Enter below for a $300 shop credit to spend on heart-twirling designs from Rebecca’s lovely jewelry shop. For fall, she was inspired by the cliffs, lighthouses, and rough coast of Nova Scotia (pro tip: follow Rebecca on Instagram to see her travels!!). These jewels are crafted by hand in recycled 14k gold and sterling silver with ethically-sourced stones. My faves are the Skinny Diamond Rule Earrings, the Pré Opal Ring, the 5mm Beacon Moonstone Ring, the Markham Diamond Earrings, and the Crystal Diamond Necklace. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/11!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kiersten Amelia! She won this beautiful gift!

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.jewelry 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 one all the wonderful things at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/11!

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, October 4, at 2PM 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.

Friday!

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HAPPY FALL! I turned on the heat for the first time yesterday and nature has finally brought us some heavy rains in the NW. Fall will always be my favorite, but it is a bittersweet farewell to roses and stone fruit and long nights. I’m so happy cuddled up on the sofa with big cups of fancy tea (Earl Grey with lavender and rose!!) from my friend Jenna. I was blindsided this week when I woke up with a horrible cold and high fever on Monday morning and haven’t been able to get all my posts together this week. I’m looking forward to a mellow weekend of rest and visiting with friends in town. Have a cozy one, friends! See you next week! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ It’s officially fall, so I’m alternating wearing Dark Wave and Valens.

♥ Oooh, nice. A hard to find vintage Levi’s jacket in cream with gold stitches.

♥ I’m officially obsessed with this moonstone ring in both the sterling and the gold.

♥ The shape of this sterling silver bangle is so beautiful! (15% off: HONEYLOVE)

♥ Kiersten’s limited edition brass talon cuff bracelet is gorgeous.

♥ I really love these brass hairpins and kind of want another one to wear 2 at a time.

♥ So sweet! These little starry night pouches are lovely.

♥ This elegant black lingerie set is hot hot hot.

♥ I’m perusing this whole section for ideas for my husband’s Christmas gift in advance.

♥ These tall black totem candles are so striking and beautiful grouped together in a room.

♥ I think I’m going to make these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies this weekend! YUM.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

♥ Get 15% off all the dreamy ORU jewels with code HONEYLOVE now thru 9/22.

♥ Get 30% off the Markham Ring by Rebecca Mir Grady w/ SEPTEMBERRING thru 9/30.

♥ Rebecca’s sale section has so many beautiful closet staples in it right now!

♥ Get free worldwide shipping on all Elizabeth Suzann orders. No code needed!

♥ Get free shipping at Tiro Tiro on all U.S. domestic orders.

♥ Get free U.S. shipping at Shop Boswell on orders of $100+

➔ I HEART PDX

♥ See my big I HEART PDX roundup for wonderful things going on around town!

PHOTO: Audrey Hepburn wearing a simple black shift dress and a stack of upper arm cuffs.

I HEART PDX

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Hey friends! Here we go! Fall is here and our wonderful local events are slowly beginning to ramp up. There are some really fun things happening tonight, this weekend, and some great experiences coming up that you should definitely RSVP for. Personally, I’m started to get starry-eyed thinking about pumpkin patches, corn mazes, woolly coats, boots, overcast days, hot coffee and tea, holiday feels, and just getting cozy with our beautiful community. Have fun! Spread the word and feel free to submit your upcoming event info! xo Jen

Thursday, September 21 from 6PM to 9PM. YAY! ART! Come to Project Object for the Jillian Evelyn Art Opening tonight! Meet Jillian and celebrate PO’s artist of the season. You’ll get to see the space transformed with an amazing new wall mural installation painted by Jillian and see her new works. Plus, there will be yummy treats (get there early!) and the first 35 visitors will receive a limited edition tote! Plus, Project Object neighbor, Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea is hosting Colin Adrian Glass and his stunning stained glass pieces (mentioned here on HK several times — so good!). Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, September 23 from 9AM to 12PM. It’s Brunch at Betsy & Iya!! Come by the shop for this fun, family-friendly event and get 10% off in-store, free childcare, mimosas, and shop the pre-sale of the new Betsy & Iya collection designs before they launch! There will also be cool casting demos, mimosas, OJ for the kids, coffee, and light breakfast treats. (*discount does not apply to fine jewelry, custom pieces or gift cards) Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 from 11AM to 6PM. It’s the Somethings 2 Year Anniversary Sale and it includes everything! Somethings is located at 4140 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

Sunday, September 24 from 11AM to 3PM. Go check out the Knock Out Plus Size Pop-Up & Fashion Show at Wonder Ballroom! Come out to support the amazing lineup of plus size fashion designers that will be showing collections on the runway. And some of the best plus models in the business! You don’t want to miss it! Watch the show and then shop the designs from: Copper Union, Proud Mary, Re/Dress, ALLIHALLA, Bombsheller, and Chubby Cartwheels. Wonder Ballroom is located at 128 Russell St. TICKETS + MORE INFO.

Friday October 6 from 3PM to 5PM, Saturday October 7 from 2PM to 7PM, Sunday October 8 from 10AM to 2PM. If you are interested in learning how to make hats, then Dayna is offering a 3-Day Pinkham Millinery Intro Workshop. She is a wonder that will walk the class through steaming, blocking, traditional millinery techniques in stitching, brims, custom fitting, and embellishing. Call Dayna Pinkham soon for more info if you are interested in signing up! 503-796-9385 MORE INFO.

Saturday, September 23 from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, September, 24 from 11AM to 5PM. It’s that time! It’s the huge PDX Collective Sale at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel this weekend. Shop massively marked down goods from Bridge & Burn, Lille Boutique, Perican Bing, Adorn, Gild Shoes, Radish Underground, Cosube, Mercantile Portland, Lizard Lounge, Ecovibe Apparel, and Parts + Labour. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 to 7PM. Come meet KinStitch! These ladies, Elissa and Ginnie, are celebrating the launch of KinStitch Digital Textile Printing — such a great addition to Portland’s design and fashion community. They custom print your images and patterns on a selection of beautiful fabrics. The possibilities seem limitless with this and with earth-friendly practices! So fun! There will be cocktails, party favors, and a chance to meet the Elissa and Ginnie and see how it all works. KinStitch is located at the Ford Building at 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite #137. MORE INFO.

Tuesday, October 10. Come out for a wonderful fall gathering to celebrate wolves in a beautiful Sauvie Island barn at The Croft Farm with an informal dinner from The Far Woods, a puppet show, and live music from Old Barn Preservation Society. Email to RSVP and for more event specifics thefarwoods@gmail.com. ALL proceeds will go to Center for Biodiversity’s Predator Defense Fund! RSVP required: thefarwoods@gmail.com. Minimum $15 donation suggested for this wonderful cause. MORE INFO.

Monday, September 25. PLEASE come eat and shop all along Mississippi Ave to Help the Columbia River Gorge! Portland’s Mississippi Avenue businesses are coming together this coming Monday to Support the Gorge in response to the devastating Eagle Creek fire. Participating businesses will donate a percentage of sales and supplies from the entire day to Friends of the Columbia Gorge to support their major relief efforts. Help out by enjoying yourself at these participating businesses: Flutter, Pistils Nursery, Black Wagon, Sunlan Lighting, The Herb Shoppe, She Bop, Paxton Gate PDX, ReBuilding Center, Beacon Sound, Gypsy Chic, Another Read Through, Gumbo Gifts & Gallery, Radar Restaurant, ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria, Ecliptic Brewing, Crow Bar, Verde Cocina, The Rambler, Gravy, Mississippi Pizza Pub, Stormbreaker Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing, UCHU, Miss Delta, Spin Laundry Lounge, Moloko, Prost! Portland, Interurban, Stash Tea, Trailhead Credit Union, Flex & Flow Yoga, and PDXchange – Fair and Square. Also, No Bones Beach Club will be donating a percentage of sales from Tuesday, Sept 26th instead. MORE INFO.

FARM SHARE TIME: Sign up for a 2018/2019 Helsing Junction Farms Sustaining Membership Share for major perks (email helsingfarm@gmail.com for more info!) AND there’s still some shares left for the fall season!! Get $20 off your Helsing Junction Farms share order with code: HONEY17 and SUPPORT WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE! It’s such a ridiculously amazing farm share experience now through early fall. So many delicious options and wonderful people! They even offer a home delivery option from Portland to Seattle. Love these ladies! MORE INFO.

PHOTO: The Far Woods – check out their amazing Sauvie Island farm dinner event info to benefit wolves — details above.