Baby Blue

I’m still easing into fall with baby blue.  As my favorite season, Summer, is coming to a close, I am enjoying transitional pieces.  I will miss the longer days.  In fact, I am already feeling rushed to walk my dog in the evening.  Evenings are now spent with homework and an earlier bedtime.  The relaxed summer evenings have ended.

Fall fashion is the one thing I look forward to in the fall.  J. Crew has just launched some amazing new arrivals.  Please join me and Amy Storck (of @howtojcrew fame) at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  There will be refreshments and 20% off your purchase of $100 or more.  We will both be on hand to help with styling.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Top

Clutch (similar here)

Jeans

Sandals

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – September 11th Edition

I will never forget.

I will never forget how lucky I was and am.

I will never forget the sounds of the plane and the sounds of the crash.

I will never forget the texture of the air.

I will never forget the horror.

I will never forget the kindness and compassion that I felt from fellow New Yorkers in the days and weeks after.

I will never forget.

This week’s mani honors the Twin Towers and September 11, 2001.  The colors are “Make the Cut” and “Surrounded by Studs” both by Essie Gel Couture.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

XO,

JAE

I wrote about my experience on September 11, 2001 in New York last year here.

 

Blue and White

My tried and true favorite color combination is blue and white.  It is evident in both my home decor and most of my wardrobe choices.  When I saw this clutch while on vacation in Hawaii, I knew I had to have it.  For me it’s a neutral (and it has this handy shoulder strap inside for when you tire of carrying it).  It gives a nice pop to my casual outfit of white jeans, blue tunic and my new favorite sandals.

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Top (similar here and here)

Jeans

Sandals

Clutch (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Back to School

My son (finally) starts school today.  We had a great summer filled with travel and adventure.  I am ready for the school routine.  It is still warm in Southern Calfornia so I am mixing fall pieces with summer pieces like this camo top that I styled with a new favorite boyfriend jean, sandals and my bag of the summer.

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Top

Jeans

Bag

Sandals

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Clouds Edition

The last few days I have been in a post vacation back to reality mode that includes dreaming about my next adventure.  My head has definitely been in the clouds.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Perfect Posture” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Rag & Bone Camo Jacket

Frame Skirt and Blouse

Akris Cream Top

Antonello Tedde Bag (similar here)

Clare V Pouch

Clare V Bag (similar here)

Tod’s Driving Shoes

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Carmel to San Francisco

This jacket had the perfect pop of polish to take my jeans and gingham out to dinner. We dined at my old favorite Nob Hill Cafe on my last night in San Francisco. The Tweed Lady jacket with ties was also at home in a Carmel garden earlier that week. It a great piece for fall in my favorite navy with pops of pink.

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Jacket

Shirt

Sunglasses

Navy Denim

Distressed Denim

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Memories from the Big Chair

“Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back”, was one of my favorite lines from “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears from the Songs from the Big Chair album.  My recent return to the Monterey Peninsula brought back all those memories.  XM radio 80s on 8 has made my seven year old a fan of the music at least.  He smiled when the cover band at the Tonga Room played it on our last night in San Francisco.

This preppy look is not much different from what I would have worn in high school other than I’m sure I was more hesitant to mix navy and black BACK THEN. 

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Shirt

Sweater

Shoes

Denim

Sunglasses

Clutch (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Palm Leaf Edition

I have been enjoying the last few weeks of summer with a much needed family vacation. Nothing says “fun in the sun” like a palm leaf.  I am wearing my second gel manicure and loving the durability in and out of the water.

The color is “Cake Pop” by CND Shellac.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

Antonello Tedde Tote

Jamin Puech Tote (similar here)

Valentino Rockstud Jelly Thong

Flamingo Hat

Liberty Shirt

Polka Dot Shirt

Pineapple Scarf (on sale!)

Sunglasses

 Carrie Forbes Sandals

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

New York in Pebble Beach

Growing up on the Monterey Peninsula I longed for a more urban life.  My dream was to live in New York or San Francisco and I did live in both places as an adult.  It was hard to appreciate the relaxed lifestyle and natural beauty as a teenager.  I also hated the fog and lack of “summer”.  Visiting mid summer this year was refreshing for a week.   It was nice to break out a sweatshirt and bring a little New York to Pebble Beach. This sweatshirt has quickly become a favorite.  The sleeves are a little shorter which allows for cuffs and bracelets.

 

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Sweatshirt

Shirt

Sunglasses

Denim

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE