Horsing Around in Carmel

“You have to keep it”, said the VPS when I tried to return this sweatshirt to J. Crew.  I had gone on a bit of spree and was editing my choices.  It it sold out soon after and I ended up wearing it a lot (and I am still wearing it several years later).  There is nothing better than a well worn and loved item of clothing.  There is another sweatshirt (linked below) that I picked up in Carmel and have already worn on repeat.  I will feature it in Fridays’ post.  I styled this one with tweed mules, denim and a button down.

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Liberty Print Shirt older style (this  and this would work well)

Sunglasses

Horse Sweatshirt older style (this and this would work well)

Shoes

Vintage Crop Jeans (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Please note: The shopping event at J.Crew at The Grove will now be on September 16, 2017. Details to follow. 

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Mani Monday – Coffee Edition

There are a couple of things besides my regular mediation practice that bring me instant calm and grounding.  The first is a good blow dry.  When my hair is in place everything around me can be in chaos and I definitely handle it better.  The second is an iced latte with homemade almond milk.  I was recently in San Diego for a few days of fun with a childhood friend.  While it was a great visit, I have been traveling a lot lately and I definitely needed help with grounding.  I made regular visits to my favorite Lofty Coffee for their delicious almond milk iced latte as well their perfectly cooked eggs and avocado.  You can read more about my first visit last year to Lofty Coffee here.

The manicure and nail art are by 20 Lounge.  The color is “Do you take Lei Away” by OPI.

Items in the photos include:

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Leopard Pouch

Leopard Blouse

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Blending in at the Aquarium

“Pack like it’s winter” I told my Los Angeles based travel mates for our week on the Monterey Peninsula. When I lived in New York City and traveled home in the summer I had to remind myself of the fog and cold despite having grown up there.

The weather was a refreshing change and a chance to start wearing a few of the recent fall items from J.Crew. I love this camo sweater and it’s the perfect weight for late summer and into fall. I styled it with a gingham shirt, navy denim and pops of pink with my shoes and sunglasses.

The fog lifted our second day and we had a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was fun to see it through my seven year old’s eyes. I vividly remember when it opened when I was in high school and I even had a chance to work there one summer during college. 

For more fall style inspiration stop by The Grove in Los Angeles on August 26, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm. I’m co-hosting an event with Amy (@howtojcrew). Details to follow.

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Sweater

Gingham Shirt

Sunglasses

Navy Denim

Prada Shoes – older style similar here and here

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Tigers and Green Juice

My son and I kicked off our twelve day mother and son road trip with a week in my old stomping grounds, the Monterey Peninsula.  He attended camp with a few of his school friends and it was so fun to bring him back to where I grew up.  A childhood friend showed me Earthbound Farms the first day and got me hooked on her favorite fresh pressed green juice (kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber).  It became my daily afternoon pick me up and I have now found it at home in Los Angeles.  She was happy to oblige and be my photographer in this beautiful setting.

I styled a new favorite tee with my vintage cropped jeans, gingham cardigan, sunglasses, leopard print pouch and my brand new navy and rose gold kicks.

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Tee

Cardigan

Sunglasses (on sale!)

New Balance Kicks

Leopard print Pouch (similar here and here)

Vintage Cropped jeans

Happy Shopping!

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Golden Gate Edition

“Just one more cable car ride, Mommy” said my seven year old on our last morning in San Francisco.  We had a hard time leaving “The City”.  A one night stay at the Fairmont was extended to two nights and then we were having such a great time we extended one more to make three.  I had been reluctant to visit San Francisco with my son.  I spent the first nine years of my post college, professional life in San Francisco before moving to New York City.  The city is filled with memories of my twenties.  Good memories, but I had felt finished with the city.  My son and I have started a tradition of taking mother son trips to new cities that neither of us has visited.  San Francisco meant returning to my past.  I ended up having a completely new experience and it was such a treat to see “The City” through my seven year old’s eyes.

On our last night we went to the Tonga Room at our hotel, the Fairmont, and had a blast.  The cover band was amazing and it was so much fun to watch them as they played in a boat that cruised around the plunge pool.  Every twenty minutes rain falls (with lightening) around the pool and my son was quick to put up his drink umbrella.

This week’s manicure commemorates our trip and was my son’s idea. The color is “Lace Me Up”, by Essie Gel Couture.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

A.L.C. Leopard Print Dress

Burberry Plaid Blouse

Burberry Printed Skirt

Zadig & Voltaire Plaid Shirt

Gucci Mule

MSGM Track Jacket

J. Crew New York Sweatshirt

New Balance for J. Crew Palm Print Leggings

New Balance for J. Crew Sneakers

Legend of Lido Clutch

“A Life of Adventure and Delight” by Akhil Sharma

“You’ll Grow Out of It”, Jessi Klein

San Francisco Travel Guide

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Flower Power

I just got back from San Francisco where the anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love is in full swing.  Check back next week for more on my adventures.  It was fun to spend some time in the city where I spent my twenties with my travel loving seven year old.

In the meantime, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to a close and I wanted to share two more floral looks.  I styled this floral blouse with these pants and pink suede shoes.  The shoes are almost sold out, but I think these and these would both look great.  I styled the same shoes with this blouse and jeans.  The sale end this Sunday, August 6th.

For the rest of my sale selections click here.

 

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Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Black and White

Sometimes I do crave basic black and white, but not boring.  This sweater and pants fit the bill.  I paired them with the most comfortable booties.  They do break my no black shoes rule, but with the textured detail they add interest.

We are in the final stretch of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  The sale ends on Sunday, August 6th with prices going back to full price on Monday, August 7th.  Don’t miss out.  It is also the best time to shop for basics like these, this and these cozy pajamas.

More of my picks are here.

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Sweater

Pants

Booties

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Sunglasses Edition

Sunglasses with my favorite yellow polish which happens to be called Sun Bleached.  I love this color and I am always in my shades.  Here are a few great pairs to pick up for the end of summer.  I love these by J. Crew, Chloe, DVF, and Illesteva.

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

Item featured in the photos include:

J. Crew California Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses Tee

Tod’s Driving Shoes in Orange

J. Crew Factory Cork Clutch

Sophie and Lilli Hand Painted Custom Water Color Portrait

RX Bar (so good!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy (on sale!)

“Gaston” by Kelly DiPucchio

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Jeans and a Blazer with a side of Bees

The easiest way to dress up jeans and a tee is with a blazer.  This blazer is so versatile in basic black with white piping and can easily be dressed up.  I kept this look casual with  bee mules, denim and a white tee.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues through Sunday, August 6th.  Prices return to full price on Monday, August 7th.  Don’t miss out! More of my picks are here.

 

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Blazer

Jeans

Shoes

T-shirt

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Fall Bell

I love the bell sleeve trend and was happy to see it continue into fall.  This top has a thicker fabric and beautiful rose gold zipper in the back.  I styled it two ways.

I rarely wear black and almost never all black so for the first look I added a pop of pink with these shoes and wore this comfortable simple black pant.

For the second look I swapped out the black pants and added this dark green denim which can be just a versatile as black and added this pair of booties.

For more of my #nsale picks click here.

 

 

 

 

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Pants

Pink Shoes

Dark Green Denim

Booties

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE