The new Fail jewelry collection for spring by Austin-based designer Christine Fail is stunning. My favorite thing about this collection is that a lot of the pieces have a texture to them that looks like when you see something shiny glistening underwater on a sunny day — maybe a lost coin you find while swimming in a lake or a chest of buried treasure in the sea. I have to agree with her that the stars of the show are the shale bracelets — the beauty of the stacking possibilities is endless. My other favorites from Christine’s new collection are the shale collar necklace, the shale long necklace, the basalt necklace, the large shale earrings and the shale rings. I’m also still in love with Fail’s classic elongated bastet hoop earrings and her one-of-a-kind custom ceremony rings are phenomenal. More HERE.
It’s no surprise to me that I love almost everything at Baby & Co. right now. When I was a kid, growing up in Seattle, I used to frequent the downtown boutique with one of my aunts. I’d sit and watch chic, fashion forward ladies of all ages come out of the dressing room, twirl, stick their hands in their pockets, strike a pose and then encourage each other to buy the garments making them feel so hot. I’d wait patiently again while my aunt chatted — for what seemed like hours — with original shop co-owner, Baby Burstyn, at the register. So many cool, formative memories! It’s amazing to see the new incarnation, owned by Jill and Wayne Donnelly, and their beautiful online shop. My current faves are the striped Ele Tunic, simple white Round Collar Top, versatile Imperial Tunic, pretty Fringe Skirt, linen Sola coat, the classic Halo coat, all the sweet skirts and ALL the dresses. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Baby & Co.
I’ve been really enjoying these works by artist Cheryl Humphreys. Sometimes it feels like so much art, fashion and general perspective has become so earnest and wholesome. It’s so refreshing to see some work that has is impeccably conceived, executed and edited, but still tongue-in-cheek. I’m such a fan! I think my favorites are from her portfolio selection called ‘Narrative’ — a lot of the pieces were in Humphreys’ California Dreaming group exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery and part of an editorial for Opening Ceremony. You can see more of Cheryl Humphreys’ work HERE and shop a bit of her amazing artwork HERE.
Images courtesy of Cheryl Humphreys.
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 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 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.
Hello! Here’s my big ol’ list of fun things happening around Portland! There’s a lot going on the next few days — sales, tarot, trunk shows, flowers, photo booths ceramics, classes and lots of other stuff. Have a good time! xo Jen
EAT HERE: Try the sandwiches at Harvest at the Bindery!! The mushroom and the cauliflower sandwiches are SO SO SO GOOD. The grilled sweet potatoes are amazing and the side salad has the best dressing. I haven’t had the dessert — YET.
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Thursday, May 7 thru Sunday, May 10. Tilde is having their HUGE annual Mother’s Day Sale and there will be 20% OFF EVERYTHING! Shop all the new jewelry shipments, accessories, handbags, housewares, ceramics, tea towels and cards. Plus, there’s a catty window display! Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 7 from 4PM to 7PM. Every Thursday is Tarot Thursday at Flutter! Bring a friend and come by Flutter for a visit with a tarot reader, a bit of shopping and then enjoy an evening strolling, dinner and drinks on Mississippi Ave! Flutter is located at 3948 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 7 at 5PM. West End Select Shop is hosting a spring party with Garmentory and Fieldwork Flowers. Shop the new spring collections with 10% off, have some flower fun in a photo booth, hang with awesome ladies and have some treats and drinks while doing it. West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO. (see clothing in this post!)
♥ Friday, May 8 from Noon to 6PM. Come by the Mazama studio for a special Mother’s Day sale event. Pick up some beautiful vessels for your mom or other rad ladies in your life and they will wrap and ship it for free. Mazama is located at 216 N. Tillamook St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, May 8 at 5PM. Come by Amelia for Big Confidence: Designer, Stylist, and Author Share Tips on Plus Size Dressing! Local stylist Scarlet Chamberlin, designer Amelia Blakeman and author Kara Richardson Whitely will be discussing dressing confidently for sizes 16 and up. There will be lots of lovely ladies, snacks and wine. Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, May 8 from 5PM to 8PM. Come by Flora’s Mother’s Day Trunk Show Party featuring beautiful jewels from Uni by Kiersten Crowley and LunaSol. Plus, there will be a DIY beauty bath station, mini floral bouquets, cards, bubbly and treats. Flora is located at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10. Come shop the Xtabay Mother’s Day Sale! There will be mimosas, cupcakes and 30% off everything! There are lots of beautiful new vintage arrivals to shop. Xtabay is at 2515 SE Clinton St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 9 from NOON to 6PM. Stop by Alberta Eye Care for the L.G.R Eyewear Trunk Show. See the entire L.G.R collection of handmade Italian eyewear frames for women, men and a nice assortment of non-prescription sunglasses. Plus, cupcakes from Cupcake Jones, bubbly and a fun raffle. Alberta Eye Care is located at 2021 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 9 from 11AM to 6PM. The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is happening and there are 225 vendors and lots of activities and events this year at The Oregon Convention Center in Exhibit Hall D at 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 14 from 5PM to 8PM. Frances May is hosting a Jesse Kamm Trunk Show! Stop by to shop the FM exclusive colorways of pieces from Jesse’s dreamy Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Hang with some lovely folks while shopping for your new closet staple pieces for spring and summer. Frances May is at 1003 SW Washington. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, May 15 thru Sunday, May 17. Come by the REIFhaus Spring Pop Up Shop at Milk Milk Lemonade and make sure to come to the opening party on Friday, May 15 from 6PM to 9PM. Lindsey will have select pieces from her breezy S/S 2015 collection available. Fri 5/15 11AM to 9PM (party 6-9), Sat 5/16 11AM to 6PM and Sun 5/17 11AM to 4PM. Milk Milk Lemonade is located at 1407 SE Belmont St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, May 17 from 11AM to 4PM. Stop by The Grand Flea Market in the Grand Marketplace parking lot! Talented local merchants selling antiques, handmade goods, vintage furniture, vintage fashion and accessories, repurposed items and more. Grand Marketplace is located at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, May 17 from 2PM to 6PM. Stockings, wine and dance — Legs on Broadway is happening! Stop by Oregon Wines for pretty hosiery from Jane’s Vanity and local dance company, Tip the Dark. Sip wine and champagne, shop spring hosiery from Falke and Gerbe & Barazandeh and see hourly choreographed routines. Oregon Wines is located to 515 SW Broadway. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, May 31. 11AM-4PM. Stop by Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation to shop 21 local makers and vintage sellers and 4 local yummy food vendors! Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.
IMAGES ABOVE: Clothing from Portland’s West End Select Shop 1. mata kaftan dress 2. striped jumpsuit 3. black cape dress. See details for tonight’s event at West End Select Shop above! 5/7/15. 5PM. 927 SW Oak St.