Hip to be Square

I’ve driven by this wall in Los Angeles so many times by myself and thought it would be fun for an outfit post.  This past weekend, my son and husband were taking me to the shopping event at J. Crew and they both pointed to it as we drive by and said “that would make a great shoot”.  So we stopped and did a quick shoot in my event outfit (which included my favorite new shoes).  I styled them with my latest denim obsession, New York sweatshirt and a gingham button-down.

Thank you to all who came to the event.  Stay tuned for an evening event in the next month or so.

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Sweatshirt

Shoes

Denim

Shirt (similar here)

Nars Velvet Lip Glide in “Bound”

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Navy French Edition

My trip to Paris three years ago keeps popping up in my Facebook memories.  So for this week I wanted something French.  I decided on a French manicure, but replaced the typical white with navy for a twist.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Spool Me Over” and “Surrounded by Studs” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Rugby Shirt

Camo Tee

Au Revoir Sweatshirt

Windowpane Jeans

Beaded Top

Floral Dress

Floral Sneaker

Gucci Mule

Velvet Top

Floral Top

Tory Burch Tunic

Happy Monday!

XO,
JAE

Vintage Stripes

1984 called, they want your rugby back.   This new rugby from J. Crew is perfectly updated for 2017 with a nostalgic nod to 1984.  It is one of the new arrivals that I am loving (in fact, so much, that I got it in pink as well).  I styled it simple with my favorite new sneakers and white jeans.

Please join me and Amy ( of @howtojcrew fame) at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  We will be on hand to style looks and take a look at the new arrivals.  We will have refreshments, a special discount and the first ten people to arrive and mention Amy or me will receive a $25 J. Crew gift card.  If you are not in the Los Angeles area look for a special giveaway on Instagram soon.

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Rugby Shirt

Sneakers

Jeans

I hope to see you Saturday at The Grove!

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Baby Blue

I’m still easing into fall with baby blue.  As my favorite season, Summer, is coming to a close, I am enjoying transitional pieces.  I will miss the longer days.  In fact, I am already feeling rushed to walk my dog in the evening.  Evenings are now spent with homework and an earlier bedtime.  The relaxed summer evenings have ended.

Fall fashion is the one thing I look forward to in the fall.  J. Crew has just launched some amazing new arrivals.  Please join me and Amy Storck (of @howtojcrew fame) at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  There will be refreshments and 20% off your purchase of $100 or more.  We will both be on hand to help with styling.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Top

Clutch (similar here)

Jeans

Sandals

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – September 11th Edition

I will never forget.

I will never forget how lucky I was and am.

I will never forget the sounds of the plane and the sounds of the crash.

I will never forget the texture of the air.

I will never forget the horror.

I will never forget the kindness and compassion that I felt from fellow New Yorkers in the days and weeks after.

I will never forget.

This week’s mani honors the Twin Towers and September 11, 2001.  The colors are “Make the Cut” and “Surrounded by Studs” both by Essie Gel Couture.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

XO,

JAE

I wrote about my experience on September 11, 2001 in New York last year here.

 

Blue and White

My tried and true favorite color combination is blue and white.  It is evident in both my home decor and most of my wardrobe choices.  When I saw this clutch while on vacation in Hawaii, I knew I had to have it.  For me it’s a neutral (and it has this handy shoulder strap inside for when you tire of carrying it).  It gives a nice pop to my casual outfit of white jeans, blue tunic and my new favorite sandals.

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Top (similar here and here)

Jeans

Sandals

Clutch (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Back to School

My son (finally) starts school today.  We had a great summer filled with travel and adventure.  I am ready for the school routine.  It is still warm in Southern Calfornia so I am mixing fall pieces with summer pieces like this camo top that I styled with a new favorite boyfriend jean, sandals and my bag of the summer.

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Top

Jeans

Bag

Sandals

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Clouds Edition

The last few days I have been in a post vacation back to reality mode that includes dreaming about my next adventure.  My head has definitely been in the clouds.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Perfect Posture” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Rag & Bone Camo Jacket

Frame Skirt and Blouse

Akris Cream Top

Antonello Tedde Bag (similar here)

Clare V Pouch

Clare V Bag (similar here)

Tod’s Driving Shoes

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Carmel to San Francisco

This jacket had the perfect pop of polish to take my jeans and gingham out to dinner. We dined at my old favorite Nob Hill Cafe on my last night in San Francisco. The Tweed Lady jacket with ties was also at home in a Carmel garden earlier that week. It a great piece for fall in my favorite navy with pops of pink.

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Jacket

Shirt

Sunglasses

Navy Denim

Distressed Denim

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE