Preppy Plaid

I love to dress up my (daily) denim with a blazer.  This preppy plaid version is perfect with a white tee, pink clutch and my favorite denim (that is on sale).  The look still feels casual and breezy with just he right polish.

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J. Crew Plaid Blazer

J. Crew Linen Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Clutch

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

J. Crew Shoes (older style these and these would look great)

Lipstick Queen

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Sunflower Edition

 

Tall stems and long days – it’s Summer!  Sunflowers scream summer to me with their bright yellow and stems that seem to grow forever.  I am enjoying the longer days even if it does seem to make it impossible for my seven year to go to sleep.  He like, me wants to chase the light.  We take a later walk and scooter ride with the dog stopping along the way to smell the flowers.

The manic

 

ure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “First View” by Essie Couture Gel Color.

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Items featured in the post include:

J. Crew Embellished Top

J. Crew Floral Skirt (on sale!)

DVF Floral Sequin Skirt

J. Crew Tie Neck Top in Yellow

Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule

J. Crew Scarf

Equipment Dress

J. Crew Bell Sleeve Top (on sale!)

GAIA for J. Crew Bag

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Beach Blanket

Pink Pineapple

After coveting this bag and waiting for it to arrive, it did not disappoint.  I have been wearing it nonstop with everything and it holds everything.  I styled it with this fun pineapple blazer from J. Crew, white denim, pink sunglasses and gold espadrilles.

 

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J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew T-shirt (similar here)

J. Crew Sandals (similar here)

J. Crew Sunglasses (on sale!)

AG Prima White Jeans

Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Large

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Love and Stripes

Love, stripes and a birthday weekend lunch with my mom at Flower Child.   I was happy to have my favorite kale salad with salmon before all the celebrating and cake eating commenced.  It was perfect June weather and just right for a cotton sweater and skirt.  I love this striped sweater with patches.

 

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J. Crew Striped Sweater

J. Crew Postcard Pouch

J. Crew Skirt (similar here)

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Shoes (older style these and these would look great)

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Gemini in a Blue Dress

Last year I wrote about the The Privilege of Getting Older.  I still feel like it is a privilege even as this year flew by (I know that is such a cliche, but seriously, time is moving at warp speed).

This weekend is my birthday which also signals the official start of summer and the longest day of the year a few days later.  My son finished First Grade this week and we spent the first day of summer at Legoland followed by swimming.  Life is good.  I am lucky and I have a lot to be grateful for.

And who doesn’t love great birthday presents like this Cult Gaia Ark Bag and Samantha Sung dress?  I also found the most comfortable Stuart Weitzman sandals in navy with a frayed edge.  The dress is versatile, so comfortable, well made with important details like a snap instead of a button in just the right place.  I have already worn it with flat sandals for a more causal look.

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Samantha Sung Dress (similar here)

Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Large

Stuart Weitzman Sandals

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in CRIME

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Stripes on Stripes

This stretch seersucker blazer has quickly become my most reached for blazer.  It has the perfect amount of give to make it comfortable in the shoulders while still being fitted.  I styled it with a larger stripe with this Saint James tank, white jeans and a fun pear clutch.

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J. Crew Blazer

St. James Sleeveless Top

Kayu Designs Pear Clutch

Piper Sunglasses

AG Jeans

J. Crew Shoes (older style these and these would both look great)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Rainbow Edition

Love is Love.  In addition to supporting Gay Pride this weekend, this rainbow mani just cheered me up every time I looked at it.  Who doesn’t love a rainbow?  After rain, it is a beautiful surprise.  A rainbow, like love, goes with everything.

The colors are Essie Gel Couture “Haute to Trot”, Essie Gel Couture “Fairy Tailor”, (also available with Top Coat here).  The rainbow was made with Nars “Night Out”, OPI ” Live Love Carnaval”, Essie “Mojito Madness”, OPI “Big Apple Red”, and Essie “Clambake”.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

Balenciaga Velvet Boots

Gianvito Rossi Denim Heels

Givenchy Pink Bag

Chloe Blush Bag

Tabitha Simmons Polka Dot Slides

Stella McCartney Demin Bag

The Row White Wristlet

The Row Gold Slides

J. Crew Gingham Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Pink Gingham Shirt

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Summer Casual

Now is the time to pick up some easy summer pieces on sale.  Everything in this outfit is on sale (except the shoes) including my favorite pink bag!  This is an easy casual look that still looks polished and is comfortable on the warmer days of summer.

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J. Crew Lace-up Popover (on sale!)

J. Crew Chambray Ruffle Skirt (on sale!)

J. Crew Signet bag (this color now on sale!)

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Jimmy Choo Sandals (older style similar here)

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Polished Ikat

The Ikat Perfect Shirt is luxuriously soft and I love the juxtaposition of the pattern with a tailored shirt.  I styled it with cork accessories including this cork envelope clutch from J. Crew Factory that is a bargain and is the perfect summer neutral. 

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J. Crew Rhodes Blazer (similar here)

J. Crew Ikat Perfect Shirt

J. Crew Factory Clutch (on sale!)

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Lookout Jeans (on sale!)

J. Crew Belt (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (older style similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE