Polka Dots and Stripes

This pattern mix is pretty tame for me in my favorite navy and white. The skirt is so easy to wear.  I know I will use the clutch all summer long.  The blouse, skirt, and clutch are all on sale at J. Crew.  The shoes are sold out, but I have linked another option.

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J. Crew Shirt (on sale!)

J. Crew Skirt (on sale!)

J. Crew Clutch (on sale!)

J. Crew Shoes (sold out, similar here)

Lipstick by Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow in Desire

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Navy and Leopard

For a recent night out, I pumped up the makeup and went with all navy with a pop of leopard.  My Gianvito Rossi leopard sandals were a huge splurge last year and they are currently on sale at Barney’s.  They are incredibly comfortable and once again,  I find it easy to style leopard print with just about anything.

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FullSizeRender(146)Gianvito Rossi Leopard Sandals (on sale in limited sizes) also here

J. Crew shirt (30% off with code WEEKEND)

AG Jeans

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Liberty and Lavender

J. Crew Liberty shirts are hard for me to resist as a I mentioned a few weeks ago in this post.  I love this blue one that just came out last week. It is not my usual navy for a change and I love it with lavender.  The print pairs nicely with some flats from last year, but I have linked a current style that I think will also look great.  I get a lot of wear out of my J. Crew Rhodes white linen blazer.

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Outfit Details:

J. Crew Liberty Shirt

J. Crew Blazer

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Lavender Jeans at Calypso (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Candy Stripes

There is nothing like a rainbow to brighten your day. J. Crew included several pieces in candy stripe in the latest roll out. I love the featherweight cashmere twinset. I am wearing the shell with my favorite white jeans and chambray blazer. The featherweight is perfect for summer and I love wearing a rainbow of color. The whole collection is going fast, so do not hesitate.

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Outfit details:

J. Crew Striped Cashmere Shell

J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Pom-Pom shoes (sold out, others here)

AG Demin at Calypso 25% off with code SUMMER25

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Hair Game Changer – Dry Shampoo

About a month ago I wrote about a hair game changing SHHHOWERCAP in this post.  I have been testing and trying a variety of dry shampoos for the last month.  Dry Shampoo is the other half of my time saving, blowout saving strategy.  The right one applied correctly can extend the life of a blowout for a few days.  I only wash my hair one to three times a week, typically twice.

  1. Rahua Volumizing Dry Shampoo – It is a light powder that absorbs into the scalp and hair easily.  The sent is subtle.  I really liked the result.  The bottle and application take some getting used to.  It does not leave a chalky finish, so you can go a couple of days longer after applying it
  2. Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder – It is also a light powder that absorbs into the scalp and hair easily.  The sent is also subtle.  The result was great.  I went an additional day beyond and could have gone one more day with a clean ponytail.  The bottle is easy to use.
  3. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle – This one is for oily hair.  The spray is very easy to use.  I typically only use a spray if I plan to wash my hair the next day.  This one can last for a couple of days.
  4. Bumble & Bumble a bit blondish Hair Powder – I found the spray to be a bit heavy and the color was not a good match for me.
  5. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – This one gets rave reviews and I really like most Oribe products.  It is good for adding texture to hair that has flattened over time, but does nothing to absorb oil.  If you are not super oily, this is an easy one to use.
  6. R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo – This is another fan favorite.  It just was not my favorite.  I felt like the spray left a gunky layer and I definitely needed to wash my hair the very next day.  In fact, I wanted to wash it later that day.
  7. R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste – This one had the most immediate impact.  It is a paste and you put it on your fingertips and act like you are shampooing your scalp.  It made my hair look instantly refreshed and gave it volume.  However, the impact only lasted for a few hours.  This would be a good choice for reviving your hair before an evening out when you want volume and a quick impact.  Washing it the next morning will be required.
  8. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – Another spray that was not my favorite.  I find powders easier to use, but I know a lot of people prefer sprays.  Similar to the R+Co, I wanted to wash my hair pretty soon after.

Overall, my favorite powder is Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder and my favorite spray is Klorane (they offer several varieties for different types of hair).  I will also keep R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste on hand for that last minute wow factor at the end my blowout cycle.

Here’s to good hair days!

XO,

JAE

 

Blue Tropics

In High School I was definitely preppy.  I loved stripes, solids and, of course, Liberty prints (as I mentioned in this post).  For a time, I worked as a hostess at the Chart House and had to wear a Hawaiian print dress. The uniform choice was not my favorite and I remember being horrified if I had to go somewhere before or after work. It turned me off of tropical prints all together.  Leave it to J. Crew to take a tropical print give it a few stripes and make it modern.  This top is currently on sale along with my favorite striped flats.

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Outfit details:

J. Crew top (on sale!)

J. Crew flats (on sale!)

AG White Denim (25% off at Calypso along with all full-price items)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Lunch in Venice Beach

I recently had lunch with a friend on the last day of her maternity leave.  We headed to Gjelina in Venice Beach.  Of course, I still brought my preppy Gingham vibe to the scene.  The menu at Gjelina is so amazing, you really can’t go wrong.   We had several raw fish dishes that were out of this world and even splurged on a cobbler for dessert.  It is the perfect menu to share several dishes. We arrived early and by the time we left it was very busy. It is definitely a later lunch crowd. It was fun to walk around Venice and shop after.

Outfit Details:

J. Crew shirt

J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew White Lookout Cropped Jeans

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Belt (similar here)

Everything is 30% off with a J. Crew card or 25% with another form of payment

Happy Lunching and Shopping!

XO,

JAE