Seeing Stars

My son can’t stop singing “City of Stars” after watching the Oscars, so I have stars on the brain.  These star print jeans from J. Crew are a great way to add a little dimension to a neutral look.  Just like my other J. Crew Western Chambray shirt (that is on sale), my new one in Vintage Indigo is already on heavy rotation.  It has the perfect amount of stretch and I love the snaps.  I completed the look with backless loafers (J. Crew Charlie Slides), J. Crew Piper sunglasses, a Legends of Lido Clutch and an Hermes scarf.

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J. Crew Western Chambray Shirt

J. Crew Star Print Jeans

J. Crew Charlie Slides

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Legend of Lido Clutch c/o

Hermes Scarf (similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Stars Edition

The stars were all out last night.  Our family Oscar viewing party included a fort in the family room, and Postmates delivery of Bareburger (yum!).  If you have not tried Postmates, it is amazing and with code ryi1k your first delivery is free.

We had a ballot contest. My son is seven and it was his first time participating.  The only movie on the ballot he had seen was Zooptopia.  He was asleep before it was over and he missed being the winner for a few minutes and then coming in second.  He had picked “La La Land” for just about everything.  Sadly, I came in last.  At least I have stars on my nails to get me through the week.

The colors are Chanel Velvet Nail Colour in “Pink Rubber”, Chanel Long Wear Nail Colour in “Ballerina”, and Chanel Long Wear Nail Colour in “Camelia”.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Links to items pictured:

Drake’s for J. Crew Bandana with Elephant Print

Perfect shirt in Liberty Edenham floral

J. Crew Chambray Dress

J. Crew Charlie Slides

J. Crew Star Print Jeans

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Golden State

Just when I think I have my fill of t-shirts, J. Crew launches a new batch of destination art t-shirts.  How could I resist the California t-shirt?  California is home.  I have lived in California the longest, despite two stints on the East Coast and one in Chicago.  My New York City born and bred husband is not leaving California anytime soon.

I styled my golden state t-shirt with a gold pouch and gold and salt kicks.  I rounded things out with a navy blazer and Piper sunglasses in Ocean Blue  – all from J. Crew.

For other Destination Art t-shirts looks take a look at these posts: Beautiful Waste of Time, Dreaming of Paris, London Calling, New York State of Mind, Sliding Doors, I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard, and New York on the Vineyard.

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J. Crew California T-Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Linen Regent Blazer

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jeans

J. Crew Medium Metallic Leather Pouch

J. Crew New Balance Kicks

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Peace, Love and Denim

My love of denim and chambray is no secret.  I have lost count of the number of times I have worn my J. Crew Western Chambray shirt that I bought two years ago (and it still looks great).  J. Crew just came out with a new Western Chambray Shirt with snaps in a vintage indigo wash and I knew immediately it was a must have.  I also picked up another pair of Lookout high rise jeans.  I doubled down on denim for lunch with my mom at Flower Child in Del Mar.  I love the bright decor and the menu options make it easy for me to stick to my new regime.

I styled my new denim pieces with fringe boots by Maison de Talons, J. Crew Jane sunglasses, a J. Crew monogrammed pouch and a J. Crew bandana in a Drake’s print.

Here are three more looks with my other Western Chambray Shirt (which is on sale!) : Denim on Denim, Falling into Neutral, and Beam Me Up.

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J. Crew Western Chambray Shirt

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jean in Fairoaks Wash

J. Crew Drake’s Print Bandana

J. Crew Medium Pouch in Bright Flamingo with Monogram

Maison de Talons Fringe Boots (on sale plus 60%!) similar here with wedge heel (also on sale)

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

In the Trenches

I could not resist this J.Crew iteration of the always-in-style, classic trench coat made au courant with the stripes and gorgeous lining.   I styled it with white cropped jeans, a navy gingham shirt, my new backless tassel loafers and my new piper sunglasses – all by J. Crew.

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J. Crew Striped Trench

J. Crew Gingham Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Lookout High-Rise Cropped Jean in White

Lipstick Queen Big Bang Lip Gloss in Creation

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Navy Negative Space Edition

I try to stay positive except when it comes to nail art.  This week I  wanted something understated.  I went with navy and diagonal negative space on two nails.

The color is “Mariniere” by Chanel.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

J. Crew Striped Pouch

J. Crew Western Chambray Shirt

J. Crew Liberty Print Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Pink Liberty

My husband and son surprised me with roses and cards a few days before Valentine’s Day.  This is a busy time of year for us.  Nine years ago we got engaged two days after Valentine’s Day.  We brought our son home from the hospital on Valentine’s Day seven years ago.

We were busy with my son’s birthday celebrations which included The Lego Batman Movie and a party for his friends that I wrote about here.  It was nice to have the roses over the weekend and they inspired my pink shoes that work so nicely with my new Liberty Print shirt from J. Crew.  My love of Liberty prints rivals my love of stripes and leopard print.  I have featured several other Liberty prints in May Liberty Flowers, Santa Barbara Mother’s Day, Liberty and Lavender, Fiddlehead Farm, Stripes and Liberty, and  Paisley Liberty

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J. Crew Liberty Print Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

AG Prima Jeans

Legends of Lido Clutch c/o

Prada Shoes (similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Jumping into Memories

As my husband helped me with the clasp on my bracelet he said “I like the jumpsuit. It reminds me of something my mother would wear.  The bracelet is a good choice.  I still remember the clanking noise it made when she locked her closet door.” memories-bracelet

My husband’s mother passed away twelve years before we met.  I have always felt her presence and I am sure we would have hit it off.  I would have loved to shop with her.  Anytime my husband compares what I am wearing to his mother, the outfit becomes infinitely more stylish. My husband speaks about her adoringly. Her impeccable style is evident in photographs and in my husband’s stories about her.  Any comparison is the ultimate compliment.  When I wear her bracelet it adds an extra touch of glamour. I look down at the bracelet and picture it clanking as she locked her closet.  That memory has become one of my own memories.  On my other wrist I have been wearing my husband’s father’s watch (you can read about that here).  These objects hold memories and make me feel connected to my husband’s parents, one of whom I never met and one whom I only knew a short time.

 

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J. Crew Jumpsuit in Shirting Stripe

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Clutch older style (this would work well)

Lipstick Queen Lip Gloss in Energy

There is also a J. Crew  Collection Jumpsuit in bright dahlia.

Here’s to memories.

XO,

JAE

Beautiful Waste of Time

J.Crew has done it again with another cute travel t-shirt that I could not resist.  They have several new travel and destination t-shirts here and most of them are 20% off with the code MUSTHAVE until February 16, 2017. You can see how I styled some of the others in: London Calling, Dreaming of Paris, New York State of Mind, I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard and New York on the Vineyard.

I have styled the Italian Travel T-shirt (which translates to “You were a beautiful waste of time” with my Regent Blazer in Chambray, Slim Broken-In Boyfriend Jean in White, Gemma Leopard Flats, Leopard Belt and Ryan Sunglasses (all from J. Crew).

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J. Crew Chambray Regent Blazer (similar here)

J. Crew Italian Logo T-Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats (on sale!)

J. Crew Leopard Print Calf Hair Belt

J. Crew Slim Broken-in Boyfriend Jean in White

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lipcolor in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – 7th Birthday Edition

This weekend we celebrated my son’s seventh birthday with a cake decorating party at Duff’s Cakemix.  I was amazed at the focus and attention to detail that each of the ten boys brought to their masterpieces.  They had so much fun and were so helpful to one another.  They managed to share the coveted lego candy that, of course, most of them needed for their designs.  It is inspiring to watch them and their unbridled enthusiasm.  It fills me with hope for the future.

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

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE