Mani Monday – Doughnut Edition

This year for our family Halloween costume we are going as doughnuts.  My son and I saw the costumes over a month ago and were both very excited.  I am so happy that he is still into the idea of a family costume.

The color is “Gotcha” by CND Vinylux.  The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Happy Halloween!

XO,

JAE

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Boo!

Raspberry and pumpkins are an unlikely combination, but I love pink and orange together.  I wore my favorite new raspberry coat from J. Crew to a mini pumpkin patch where we picked up a few pumpkins the other day.  How cute is the window at Hudson Grace?  We are excited for Halloween and my son is still into the family costume idea.

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J. Crew Coat

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

AG White Denim

Hermes Scarf (this one from J. Crew would look great)

Please note Mani Friday has moved to Mani Monday.  Stay tuned for a Halloween costume themed mani on Monday.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Stars and Sequins

A little sparkle for Thursday.  I love a t-shirt that adds a little something while still being comfortable and easy to wear. I’ve kept it monochromatic with dark wash jeans, my favorite navy sequined shoes, a navy cardigan, Goyard bag and my Ryan Sunglasses.

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J. Crew T-Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Jeans

Calypso Sweater (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Fall Foilage

Have you tried the Maddie pant?  It has been a while since I liked a pant other than jeans from J. Crew or anywhere else.  You probably notice my penchant for denim.  I tried on a pair of the Maddie pant in misty forest the other day and loved them.  They are really comfortable and the green is such a great neutral for fall.  I styled them with this beautiful t-shirt that looks hand painted, a burgundy cardigan, my burgundy Signet bag, a new long necklace, my favorite Ryan Sunglasses in Blush and of course, my Gemma leopard flats.

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J. Crew T-shirt

J. Crew Cardigan (in garnet flame)

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Maddie Pant

J. Crew Signet Bag

J. Crew Italian Calf Hair Printed Coin Purse

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flat

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Leopard Landing

This is a coat that I dreamed of as a little girl.  I always loved leopard print from the time I can remember.  It had an air of glamour and at times it was a little over the top.  Now I incorporate it into a lot in the way of shoes, belts and blouses.  When I saw this coat I fell in love.  I am styling it in a very neutral way with a black cashmere sweater from J. Crew,  J. Crew black toothpick jeans, a Goyard Saigon bag, Armand Ventilo shoes I picked up in Paris two years ago (I have linked three other options below) and my J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in pink for a pop of color.

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Alice + Olivia “Montana” Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Cashmere Tippi Sweater  available in wool or this cashmere long sleeve (on sale!)

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black

Armand Ventilo Shoes similar here, here and here

Goyard Saigon Bag

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Friday – Navy Leopard Edition

This was a good week for The Navy Leopard.  I am feeling very grateful and inspired.  This week’s mani was inspired by the New Balance for J. Crew active wear that I have been wanting to wear 24/7. It was featured on Tuesday in Pattern Mix Hits the Gym.  I actually changed out of other active wear today to put it back on, it’s that comfortable!

The color is “Incognito in Sausalito” by OPI.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Thank you for all of your support of the blog.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Easy Elegance

Another blue and white striped shirt?  Yes!  This one has built in cuffs.  I love the look of a button down shirt under a striped shirt, but sometimes don’t want the extra layer.  The best thing about this one is that it has the cuffs and not the collar so that I can wear one of my many silk scarves.  Many of J. Crew’s latest offerings are at what they call a “Freak out” price.  This top is only $45 and I think should be on J. Crew’s “Freak Out” List along with the items here.

I styled it with what have become my favorite got to basics: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black, Ryan sunglasses and Leopard Flats.  I added one of the scarves from my collection.  It is an instantly pulled together look that still has the comfort of a striped long sleeve t-shirt.

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J. Crew Striped Boatneck T-shirt with Built-in Cuffs

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black

Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick

Hermes Scarf, but this bandana from J. Crew would look great too

The custom water color portraits are by Sophie and Lili.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Tempting the Rain

As much as I feel like time is moving too quickly and I don’t want to rush it along, I am ready for colder weather and looking forward to the holidays.  I have always loved plaid and last year I wore a ton of it around the holidays.  This year I am warming up with this amazing plaid coat from J. Crew.  Temperatures in Los Angeles dipped a bit over the weekend and we got a teeny bit a rain on Monday.  I enjoyed this plaid coat and tempted fate with my red suede shoes for Sunday breakfast with my family.

I styled the coat with my favorite J. Crew toothpick jeans, red flats (similar here), Ryan sunglasses, white shirt and my own bag.

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J. Crew Collection Red Plaid Trench Coat (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans

J. Crew shoes (similar here)

Lafayette 148 Shirt (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Pattern Mix Hits the Gym

I really did not want to like the just launched New Balance for J. Crew active wear.  I have a lot of active wear already.  I was lured in by the color and styles (Hello, navy pattern mix!).  Then I tried it on…It is ridiculously comfortable and the rise and waistband are at the perfect spot.  The price point is just over half of some other active wear brands, to boot.  My only concern became how much to buy and how I would make room for it, as I wanted it all.  The look below is going to be on constant repeat.   My other active wear is about to feel neglected.

An added bonus is that it is easy to style with all my favorite navy pieces, so that I can run errands to and from a workout.  I styled the performance capri leggings in stripe with the in-transit long sleeve shirt in polka dot.  I added my favorite J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER faux fur scarf, Ryan Sunglasses, my own bag and my favorite navy leopard kicks.  If you have not read the story of my inspiration for the name of the blog as a result of these shoes, its here.

Even the accessories are perfect!  I love the colors of these hairbands and they are just the right size.

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J. Crew Hair Ties

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New Balance for J. Crew Performance Capri Leggings in Stripe

New Balance for J. Crew In-Transit Long Sleeve T-shirt in Polka Dot

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Faux fur scarf

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

Stella McCartney for Adidas Kicks (older style).  These New Balance for J. Crew kicks would be perfect!

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Black and White and Read All Over

I remember my Grandmother teaching me the riddle “What’s black and white and red all over?” when I was about my son’s age.  I thought it was so clever.  We recently starting  subscribing to the  Sunday New York Times again after a long stretch of getting our news online.  I missed having a paper and also feel like my son should grow up with one in the house.  It is great that you can search and find things online and my husband is a big fan of flipboard, but there is something about the tactile experience.  My son asks me to read him sections and looks at the photographs.

I moved from San Francisco to New York in 1999 as a result of the Sunday Times.  One Sunday I saw an add announcing a new consulting firm that sounded interesting.  I wrote a cover letter and sent my resume that day.  I ended up moving across the country and being employee eighty-nine of what became a very successful start up.  I never would have known about the company if not for a Sunday where I took more time than usual to read the paper.

I take my time reading it now.  Sometimes I am catching an article on a Tuesday afternoon with my lunch.  It is not about the headlines and being up to the minute.  It is about enjoying the experience.  And I am finding articles I likely would not have found online.

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J. Crew Blouse

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Italian Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan (on sale!)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Prima White Jeans here and here

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE