Mani Friday – Blue Camo Edition

My six year old loves camouflage, especially shorts and pants and not just the typical green, but blues as well.  He has worn various versions of the pants and shorts for about two years.  He likes to do his own pattern mixing with stripes and other colors.  Every week he makes suggestions for my nail art that usually revolve around cars.  It is rare that he is that happy with my choice.  He really liked this week’s blue camo nail art.  He also asked me if I was trying to have my nails blend in with my clothes.  I will say the camo is forgiving with the dreaded and inevitable chip.

The main color is my favorite “Creekside” by Vinylux combined with “Indigo Frock” and “Water Park” also by Vinylux.  The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

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Coffee, Tea or Leopard?

If you follow my blog you know that I wore this outfit with a different sweater and sunglasses in the Lofty Leopard post where I featured Lofty Coffee.  This leopard top has been on repeat and I was feeling like pink for Alfred Tea Room.  Besides, this is real life where  I don’t have a new outfit every single day.

I had a friend in town from Santa Cruz and she wanted to eat healthy.  They have the best food from M Cafe and such a great selection of teas.  She had Matcha and I had the yummiest Rose Tea Boba with Almond  Milk.  It is a well photographed spot you have likely seen on instagram, so we had to join in.

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J. Crew Leopard Top (30% off with code THURSDAY through 11:59 pm September 29, 2016)

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Featherweight Italian Cashmere (on sale!)

J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans (30% off with code THURSDAY through 11:59 pm September 29, 2016)

J. Crew Sandals (older style, similar here) 30% off with code THURSDAY through 11:59 pm September 29, 2016

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Bright and Focused in La Jolla

I love this mural “One Pointed Attention” by Kelsey Brookes in La Jolla.   It definitely relaxes me and is a great image for a mini-mediation.  You can read more about Kelsey Brookes here.

I kept it simple with all black and a few accessories like my J. Crew Pink Sunglasses that have become a neutral and of course my favorite J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats, the ultimate neutral.

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J. Crew Lace Embroidered Top

J. Crew Toothpick Jean in Black

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian leopard calf hair

Almost everything here and at J. Crew is 30% off with the code WEDNESDAY through 11:59 pm eastern today, September 27, 2016.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Fall Colors in Santa Barbara

This summer we visited the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  It is so well put together with great interactive exhibits for kids.  I highly recommend it.  My son loved it and we visited two weeks in a row.  I also loved the adobe building, so on our second visit I took advantage and shot this fall look.

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J. Crew Margot Top in Silk Foulard

J. Crew Italian Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan

J.Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats 

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Italian Calf Hair Leopard Coin Purse

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Falling into Neutral

I can not believe it is officially fall as of last week.  Of course it really does not feel like it in Southern California with our recent heat wave.  I styled a few year round neutral basics with some fall booties for a day out before it hit 90 degrees.  The look is all J. Crew with Vince booties that I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July.  They are still available and are 30% off.  My frayed denim pencil skirt in white from J. Crew has been on repeat and will likely continue to be along with my Western chambray shirt.  The booties give it a fall look.  I love that there are no seasonal rules about white denim.  J. Crew features their all-time  favorite white denim looks here.

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J. Crew Western Chambray Shirt (30% off with code MONDAY through September 26, 2016 11:59pm eastern)

J. Crew Lucite Link Necklace in Deep Pewter

J. Crew Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt in White

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

Vince “Hallie” Booties in Limestone (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Friday – Striped Edition

This week’s manicure is inspired by the J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER capsule collection.  I am loving all the blue and white stripes.  I featured three beautiful pieces on Monday in All of the Stripes and the cutest blue and white t-shirt adorned with a sequined dog in Doggie Stripes at Georgie.  The collection is a available in just a few J. Crew stores and on NET-A-PORTER.  Check it out as quantities are limited.

The color is “Cobalt” by RGB Cosmetics.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Stripes at the San Diego Auto Museum

One of our summer adventures included a trip to Balboa Park in San Diego, specifically to the San Diego Auto Museum.  My son loves cars and wanted to see the movie cars exhibit.  It was a warm August day so my J. Crew white denim skirt was perfect with stripes.  It is a great piece for summer and fall.

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My outfit:

J. Crew Sailor Stripe Boatneck T-shirt

J. Crew Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt in White

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

Jimmy Choo Sandals (older style) similar here

My son’s striped shirt:

J.Crew Boys’ T-shirt in Classic Stripe

My husband’s striped shirt:

J. Crew Deck Striped T-shirt

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Doggie Stripes at Georgie

When I came home with my J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER purchases my husband said “Another striped long sleeve tee?”.  I am afraid to do an inventory count.  Then he saw the sequined dog and said, “THAT is a keeper”, which is something he rarely says.  His side (or should I say third of a side) of our closet it a carefully curated selection.  He is ruthless when it comes to cleaning out his closet.  If they had a men’s version of this t-shirt, he might be adding one more to his collection.

The tee-shirt is super soft.  I styled it with my J. Crew lookout high rise jeans, Panama hat and, of course, leopard flats.  We headed to a new favorite spot for coffee, tea and pastries, Georgie, in Beverly Hills.  My son says they make the BEST croissants.

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J. Crew for NET-A_PORTER sequin embellished striped jersey top

J. Crew Paulman Panama hat with indigo band (one sale!)

J. Crew Lookout high rise jeans (similar here)

J. Crew leopard Gemma flats

J. Crew bag (last year) this Rider Bag is a beautiful dark navy and a similar shape

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Stripes and Polka Dots in La Jolla

I love the dotted stripe of this long sleeved t-shirt in my favorite blue and white.  I just ordered it in pink stripes with navy dots from NET-A-PORTER  J. Crew capsule collection (available here).  This all blue version is available on the J. Crew website.  I am wearing the straightaway jean and mechanic field jacket with leopard flats and my pink Jane sunglasses to complete the look.  Everything is from J. Crew.

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J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

J. Crew Boatneck T-shirt with Dotted Stripes 

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

J. Crew Straightaway Jean

J. Crew Gemma Leopard Flats

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Leopard Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

All of the Stripes

J. Crew launched a capsule collection with NET-A-PORTER last week.  It is available in only a few stores and on NET-A-PORTER.  Once again they issued a challenge and I just could not resist.  The collection is centered around blue and white stripes and has some amazing pieces.  I love this silk crepe de chine shirt together with the reversible scarf.

My son came in mid-photo shoot and decided it needed something more.  I absolutely love this faux fur blue and white striped scarf.  The only question is who wore it best?

 

Thankfully it was a bit foggy in Los Angeles during the shoot.  The scarf is so cozy.

 

The collection is really fantastic.  You can purchase it on NET-A-PORTER and I have linked the pieces below.  Quantities are limited.

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J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Striped silk crepe de chine shirt

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Reversible printed silk-twill scarf

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Mariner faux fur scarf

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Toothpick Jean in Black (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

J. Crew Navy Sequined Flats (older style) these would look great (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE