Blue Velvet

One of my best purchases this season was the Velvet Clutch from J.Crew.  I was excited to see it when it came out and bought it right away.  It went with just as many things as black and added an elegant touch.  I lost count of the times I reached for it to complete holiday outfits both casual and dressy.  It made it into six blog posts.  I noticed this week that they had a few in stock, so if you missed it, now is the time to grab it.

Click on the photos below to see the original blog posts.

Velvet Clutch

It is also available in Pink Satin (and on sale!)

Happy Shopping!






Dreaming of Paris

As my son and I research our trip to London in 2017, I am scheming how we can get to Paris for a few days, too.  As Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

Like Audrey, I also believe in pink.  I styled my  pink Velvet Blazer, with my Paris T-shirt, pink Jane sunglasses, glitter heels and a pink (monogrammed) wallet all from J. Crew.   I added a pink Hermes scarf in keeping with the Paris theme and AG Jeans.


J. Crew Blazer

J. Crew Paris Tee

Hermes Scarf (similar here ) or the J. Crew Paris Scarf

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Shoes (on sale!)

J. Crew Small Zip Wallet

AG Prima Jeans in Navy

Happy Shopping!



J. Crew Sale Alerts

J. Crew just added a lot of new pieces to the sale section.  Here are a few of my favorites that I featured recently. Click on the photo to see the original post.  The items are also linked below.


Lace Reindeer Tee

Perfect Shirt in Stewart Plaid

Edie Top in Stewart Plaid

Classic popover in Zebra

Festive Plaid Shirt

Regent Blazer in Purple Houndstooth

Collection Plaid Trench Coat

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

Western Chambray Shirt

There is an additional 50% off sale with the code SHOPSALE through January 4, 2017.

Happy Shopping!



Leopard Surprise

There has always been one pair of #shinyponies from J. Crew that I have wanted, but never splurged on, the Colette D’Orsay Pump in Leopard Print.  My mom surprised me with them this year.  I was so excited when I opened them that I had to immediately put them on with my plaid pajamas and leopard print Santa hat.  My two favorite neutrals, leopard print and plaid, work so well together.


J. Crew Colette D’Orsay Shoes

J. Crew Plaid Pajamas (last year) this year’s style (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!



Monday Monday – Wine and Roses Edition

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend whether it was celebrating Christmas, the first two nights of Hanukkah or just a long weekend with friends and family.  My mani this week is a wine color with a rose gold glitter.  It’s festive and ready for end of the year and New Year’s celebrations.

The color is “Malaga Wine” by OPI.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Last Monday of 2016!



Mad for Plaid- Home Edition

My madness for plaid extends beyond clothes, nail art and shoes.  My holiday table is adorned with a plaid tablecloth and plaid is my holiday season neutral.

Here are a few of my favorites and many are on sale.  It is a good time to add a few pieces to your holiday decor.

From Mark & Graham

Plaid Plates (set of 4) on sale!

Plaid Cocktail Napkins (on sale!)

Plaid Tablecloth (on sale!)

Plaid Wine Bags (set of 3) on sale!

Plaid Cosmetics Case

Plaid Tote

From Williams-Sonoma


Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Dutch Oven (on sale!)

Le Creuset Tartan Stoneware Covered Baker (on sale!)

Plaid Cushion Mat

Red Tartan Holiday Doormat (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!




Mad for Plaid

Plaid is on heavy rotation at this point and I love it.  I am wearing my J. Crew plaid pants from last year, but this year’s Martie Pant in Stewart Plaid are more comfortable and slightly more fitted.  I styled them with my new favorite tuxedo inspired t-shirt that I wore last week in Basic Black.  It is a sign of a good purchase when I not only immediately wear it, but style it multiple ways right away.  The top also comes in navy.  I am definitely mad for plaid and added my favorite plaid flats, plaid pouch, Ryan sunglasses and cashmere cardigan – all from J. Crew.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Plaid Pouch

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Pants (last year) very similar here

Happy Shopping!



Sequins and Cupcake

Despite hating her own doggie Santa hat, Cupcake was intrigued with my leopard print version (that my son picked out at CVS).  We had fun with this shoot.  I styled a J. Crew sequin skirt with a black cashmere cardigan, black blouse and grey and black leopard heels.  The skirt is almost sold out, but I linked two places to buy it below along with the factory version.  The factory version is a bit shorter, currently only $34 dollars and available in a range of sizes.  All the links are below.

Here is a dressing room selfie.  I was so excited to find the skirt in my size the other night at J. Crew.  It is such a versatile holiday piece, I like it with flats for a more casual look as well.


J. Crew Skirt available at J. Crew and Net-a-Porter as well as this J. Crew Factory version

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Blouse (older style) other options here and here

Armand Ventilo pumps (older style) these and these would look great

Happy Shopping!



Giveaway – Can a pom-pom change your life?

This adorable navy pom-pom from J. Crew has changed my life and lowered my stress level.  I used to constantly fumble and search for my keys and even managed to lock myself out of the house thinking they were in my bag.  Now I just reach in and *pouf* I grasp them easily with this adorable pom-pom.

As a thank you to my readers and followers I am giving away one navy pom-pom and a plaid zip wallet both from J. Crew.  All you need to do is follow me on Instagram(jaeustice), tag a friend in the comments and like the photo (marked Giveaway)  I will announce the winner on Instagram on Monday, December 19th.

You can also use the pom-pom as a cute bag accessory.


Good Luck!



Holiday Giveaway! As a thank you to all my followers, I’m giving away a navy pom-pom and plaid zip wallet from @jcrew To enter:

1. follow @jaeustice on Instagram

2. Tag a friend in the comments of the Giveaway photo

3. Like the photo

The giveaway starts on 12/16/16 and ends on 12/18/16 at 9 pm pacific

The winner will be announced on 12/19/16

This giveaway is not sponsored or administered by Instagram or J.Crew. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. The prize can only be shipped within the United States.