Gone to the Dogs

This is not the first time Cupcake, my puggle, has crashed a flatlay shoot.  She once moved a cashmere sweater up on to the bed for a luxurious nap.  She was very intrigued with this particular shoot and perhaps a bit jealous of the sequined terrier.  This t-shirt is a great way to add a little casual holiday sparkle.  She also may have wanted to add a touch of leopard to the look.  Cupcake (CC) has been switching between her leopard bandana and a plaid one.

I styled the t-shirt with black denim, a navy pouch and plaid shoes (it may be time to admit I have a plaid shoe addiction).  These shoes had been sold out and I recently found them in my size.  I will link a couple of similar options below as inventory seems to change daily.

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T-shirt

Pouch

Plaid Flats (also here) Similar here and  here

Black Denim

Cupcake’s Bandana

Striped Canvas Bag (hanging in background)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Holiday Pattern Mix

My plaid shoes get a workout from November through January and even make appearances year round.  This year I have loved mixing them with camo.  This clutch has been my most reached for bag as I head out the door and I have paired it with everything.  I am even considering a second one with this sparkly stripe. My camo jacket that I featured here has been a fun way to mix with plaid along with my faux fur leopard coat (a bargain from Gap).

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Saint James Tee

Camo Clutch

Denim

Plaid Shoes (similar here, here, here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Abstract Candy Cane Edition

I am 99% done with my holiday shopping.  My son and I saw our fifth annual Nutcracker this weekend and also managed to bake two batches of cut out Christmas cookies.  This week I am looking forward to my son’s Christmas concert, a few holiday parties and dinners.  My nails are in the holiday spirit with an abstract candy cane.  I love wearing darker colors on my nails this time of year.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & JuneHoliday .  The color is “Beauty Marked” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items featured in the photos include:

Pottery Barn Kids Pajamas in kid and adult sizes

Tartan Blazer

Plaid Shoes

Denim

Fitbit

Floral Blouse

Striped Shirt with “Love More”

Striped Blazer

Vertical Striped Silk Blouse

Striped Sweater

Moncler Vest

Striped Clutch

Burberry Scarf

Sequin Dress

Striped Pajamas

Scarf

Multi-plaid Top

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mad for Plaid

I am all in when it comes to plaid.  I love the the tuxedo details on this blazer and could not resist matching my heels.  I kept it high/low with my new favorite vintage straight denim.  If you have been frustrated with distressed holes that continue to grow, these are for you.  They are patched underneath.

I updated my makeup with a few products by Chanel.  Including: a neutral eye shadow palette (Les Beiges) that I am already using more colors than the beige (they made the lightest color twice as large as the other colors – brilliant!).  I am also wearing the mimosa light creating base, blush (elegance)brow pencil (blond dore), eyeliner (feuilles) , volume mascara (black), lip liner (nude) and a new color (light rose) of my favorite long-wearing lip color.

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Tartan Blazer (also here)

Tartan Heels (also here)

Denim

Metallic Pouch

Black Drapey Tee (similar here and here)

When I get home from a night out you will find me in any combination of these slippers, pajamas and scarves after removing all my makeup with my Eve Lom Cleanser.

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Leopard Fuzzy Slippers / Black Watch Pajamas / Leopard Stole

Red Moccasins / Tartan Plaid Pajamas / Tartan Scarf

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

A Few of My Favorite Things…

Plaid, leopard, stripes and camo are a few of my favorite things.  I usually have at least two of them represented.  These plaid shoes have potential to wear well after the holidays.  I styled them with this adorable leopard tee (with a navy collar), denim, cashmere cardigan and custom pouch.

These plaid, leopard and tortoise home accents are perfect for the holidays and beyond.

 

Plaid Tray / Leopard Box / Leopard Tray / Leopard Vases / Tartan Candles / Tortoise Trays

 

Cashmere Cardigan

Leopard Tee

Plaid Flats

Denim

Custom Canvas Pouch (so many customize-able options)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Snowflake Edition

“I want to see real snow this year.” said my seven year old.  “You have seen snow at The Grove and the Santa Barbara Zoo.” I replied.  “That is artificial snow.  I want to see the real stuff.”

The next day he complains about being “freezing”.  I think it must have been a chilly 62 degrees.  Thank goodness I got him this adorable Star Wars camo puffer jacket at The Gap.  I have been staying cozy in this faux fur leopard coat.  I wore it nonstop this past weekend and featured it here. For now, we will settle for not quite freezing temperatures and snowflakes on my nails.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Caviar Bar” by Essie Gel Couture, “Set in Stones” by Essie and “Alpine Snow” by OPI.

Items in the photos include:

Velvet Blazer

Plaid Pouch

Plaid Heels

White Lace Crepe Dress

Jeweled Blazer

Plaid Shirt

Blue Camo T-Shirt

Cropped Sequin Top

Reindeer Print Shirt

Shirred Top

Striped Mule Heel

Striped Sweater

Leopard and Plaid Pillows

Camo Jacket

Glitter Mule

Beaded Denim Jacket

Sequined Heel

Midnight Blue Beaded Sweater Dress

Skull Flats

Silk Blouse

Happy Monday!

XO,

jAE

The Countdown

December is here!  Did you know the number of advent Sundays until Christmas seems shorter this year?  The fourth one is on Christmas Eve.  So the countdown of shopping days is on.  Hanukkah is only 11 days away!  I am excited to break out our advent calendars tonight (Hot Wheels and Lego).  I may treat myself this one or this one.

Plaid is part of just about every one of my outfits these days.  For this look I styled my plaid shoes from last year (these and these would also look great) with this pink tee, denim and the coziest sweater.  I think this striped bag would complete the casual look perfectly .  I hope Santa follows my blog.

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Sweater

T-Shirt

Denim similar here

Shoes (older style) these and these would work great

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

A Touch of Plaid

It is no secret that I am mad for plaid.  My collection of plaid shoes is growing and I had to have these heels.  I styled them with my lace pants from last year that are available this year (I may add the red version to the mix) and my velvet blazer, white t-shirt and a tartan pouch (also available in this smaller size).  This scarf is a great way to add a pop of plaid and if you are not into heels these flats are so easy to wear with everything!

I am adding this adorable eye mask to my gifts for a touch of tartan and this umbrella makes a great gift. On my list are these PJs.  My family has been fighting over this cozy plaid throw, so I ordered two more.

Eye Mask / PJs / Throw / Umbrella

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Flats / Sneakers / Heels

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Velvet Blazer

T-Shirt

Shoes

Tartan Pouch

Lace Pants

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Half Dip Edition

My nails may be half dipped, but I am one hundred percent in holiday mode.  The house is decorated, the shopping is underway and the holiday cards are in the mail.  I did a special post last night on how easy they were.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Model Clicks” and “Take Me To Thread” by Essie Gel Couture.  The wear of this polish is similar to gel without the gel process.  Be sure to use the special top coat.

Items in the photos include:

Bow Pump here and here

Floral Dress

Leopard Pouch (medium and large)

Ted Baker Floral Dress

Gucci Mule in Leopard

Guitar Blazer

Tweed Coat

Pink Faux Fur Stole

Foulard Top

Tapestry Flats

Striped Tunic

Velvet Sneakers

Missoni Cape

Floral Blazer

Plaid Shirt

Custom Pouch

Plaid Sneakers

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Holiday Cards Made Easy

Have you done a holiday card yet?  Minted makes it so easy.  The CYBERMONDAY deals are here and you can save up to 25% through November 30, 2017 at 9 AM with code CM17.

If you decide to make a purchase through any of my links, Minted will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional.

Even if you have not yet taken your photo you can purchase a design.  They have so many designs to choose from.  I have so much fun each year trying out my photos in various designs. The back of my card from 2015 is above.

I got my cards in the mail today (they came fast, even with standard shipping). All I had to do was stuff the envelopes and attach a stamp.  The address assistant is so easy to use.  I am able to log in and make changes throughout the year when I receive a change of address or add someone new.  You can upload from excel or word.

You can even create custom stamps.

Here is a glimpse of my 2017 card:

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Minted’s Cyber Monday Offers:

Through 8:59 am PT on Thursday 11/30, Minted customers can take advantage of:


20% OFF Holiday Card orders with code CM17

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Happy Holidays!

XO,

JAE