Ikat in the Dining Room

I love this Ikat print!.  It is in my favorite navy of course and has a chambray feel to it.  J. Crew just launched their last of their summer roll-outs.  The blouse is a collection piece and there is a skirt in the same print.  I am considering the skirt as well.  It is a fun way to create the look of a dress while still having the versatility of separates.  In the meantime, I could not wait to style it with denim and my striped flats (that are on sale and still available).

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J. Crew Blouse

J. Crew Jeans (similar here)

J. Crew Striped Flats (on sale!)

Lipgloss Big Bang in Creation by Lipstick Queen

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Reunions, Memories and Milestones

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High School Graduation 1986

Thirty Years!?   Last weekend I attended my thirty year high school reunion.  I attended the ten year and did not manage to go to the twenty or twenty-five.  I wanted to, there just was a lot going on those years.  I had heard that the thirty year was the best.  At the ten year everyone wants to show what they have accomplished.  At the thirty year everyone just seems more real and that was certainly the case.   Our class had a great turnout including several people who traveled internationally.

My father has managed to attend all his reunions in Alabama (he lives in California).  That has always inspired me to make the effort.  Life is short and precious and you never know how many reunions you will have the opportunity to attend.  It is a milestone.  Facebook is great for reconnecting with classmates and keeping up with their adventures, but there is something special about reconnecting in person.  Everyone remembers and tells different stories and it is so fun to relive memories (and laugh like a seventeen year old again).  New memories are created with old friends and not just the friends you already see regularly.  My friends and I all agreed we will attend every five years.

As excited as I was to go, I still had some last minute packing and outfit selection anxiety.  I decided to go with my favorite white jeans, a fabulous sequined top that is on sale at Calypso, and my striped heels and clutch from J.Crew.  One of my classmates commented that I was the preppiest person they have ever known, so J. Crew stripes for evening wear was no surprise.

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Calypso Sequined Top (on sale!)

AG White Jeans here and here

J. Crew Clutch (sold out) but this one or this one would work and it is 40% with code SUMMER

J. Crew Shoes (sold out), but these or these would look great.

White and Warren Cashmere Wrap

Here’s  to milestones and memories!

XO,

JAE

 

Lavender on Repeat

Who knew lavender could be such a basic.  I debated buying these lavender jeans.  I wear them almost as much as white jeans.  They look great with my favorite navy blue and also work well with leopard print, so for me they are a neutral.   I have previously featured them in this post and this post. This is a look I put together for a celebration in my son’s Kindergarten classroom that was followed by a flight and a party.  Tune in tomorrow for more on where I went and what I celebrated.  Everything in this post is on sale and linked below.

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J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Sleeveless Drapey Top (on sale!)

J. Crew striped flats (on sale!)

J. Crew Belt similar here

AG Jeans (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Gauchos are back!

As you have seen in my posts, I wear a lot of jeans.  White jeans, denim and colored denim.  I wanted a different silhouette. These J. Crew Rory pants remind me of the gauchos of my youth and they are so comfortable.  I styled them with my favorite sleeveless drapey top, a necklace for a pop of color and of course leopard print sandals. The best part – they are low maintenance and machine washable just like the top.

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J. Crew Rory Pant

J. Crew Sleeveless Drapey top (on sale)

J. Crew Necklace

Gianvito Rossi shoes on sale and also available in more sizes here

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Coral and stripes

The countdown is on for our family vacation on the East Coast later this summer.  I am looking forward to beach days with the kids and easy evening one step summer dressing with dresses.  I featured this dress in gingham in this post.  Here it is in coral.  It is so comfortable, but crisp and polished with the shirting details.

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J. Crew Dress

J. Crew Sandals (sold out) but these and these would work great

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Buzzing Gingham

About a month ago I wrote about my Grandmother B in this post.  June is her birthday month (and mine), so I have been thinking about her a lot.  I decided to style the J. Crew Save the Bees t-shirt again with some Gingham.  It has been very cool and foggy, so the layers made sense and wearing bees makes me feel connected to her.

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J. Crew Gingham Shirt in Coral

J. Crew Save the Bees T-shirt

J. Crew Jeans (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (sold out, similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Denim on Denim

I can never have enough denim.  I love this Western Shirt from J. Crew and I love pairing denim in different washes.  My jeans are AG in 360 Contour.  They are so incredibly comfortable.  As the name suggests they stretch in all directions and completely keep their shape.  I have them in the Prima which has a slightly higher rise.  I added a new J. Crew necklace in my favorite navy and my J. Crew liberty flats to add a little pop of color.

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J. Crew Western Denim Shirt

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Shoes

AG Denim 360 Contour

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

White and Tan

This Calypso jacket just screams summer, beach and vacation to me.  It is light and airy and I love the details.  It is part of their new summer roll out.  I styled it with my favorite AG Jeans in Nubuck and some sandals from a couple of years ago (but I have linked a similar style).  It is a great piece that plan to wear all summer long.

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Calypso Jacket

AG Jeans in Nubuck at Calypso

Similar sandal  here

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE