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

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Reindeer Games

I love that this holiday tee is in my favorite navy blue.  The navy lace reindeer are the perfect subtle festive pop that I could picture still wearing in January.  I styled the t-shirt with my go-to J. Crew Black Watch Blazer, blue velvet clutch, glitter heels and AG Middi Denim.  It was the perfect outfit for an afternoon performance of the Nutcracker with my son.  It was our fourth annual and a tradition we both enjoy.

J. Crew Blazer

J.Crew T-shirt

J. Crew Velvet Clutch also available in Black Satin

J. Crew Shoes

AG Jeans

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Keeping Cool in Blue and White

My penchant for blue and white is no secret.  I love the eyelet with the navy blue of this t-shirt. It works so well with my favorite striped flats and white jeans.  The hat has a dark chambray band and is a lifesaver now that the June gloom has departed and it is sunny and hot in Southern California.  J. Crew has a great selection of hats.  I recently bought two and they have been in constant rotation. Between the hat and this t-shirt that doesn’t read like a t-shirt, this outfit kept me cool in the 100 degree heat.

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J. Crew Top (40% off with code TUESDAY through 11:59 pm today,  June 21, 2016)

J. Crew Hat

J. Crew Striped Shoes (on sale!)

AG Jeans at Calypso

Lip Gloss by Lipstick Queen Big Bang in Creation

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Lavender on Repeat

Who knew lavender could be such a basic.  I debated buying these lavender jeans.  I wear them almost as much as white jeans.  They look great with my favorite navy blue and also work well with leopard print, so for me they are a neutral.   I have previously featured them in this post and this post. This is a look I put together for a celebration in my son’s Kindergarten classroom that was followed by a flight and a party.  Tune in tomorrow for more on where I went and what I celebrated.  Everything in this post is on sale and linked below.

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J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Sleeveless Drapey Top (on sale!)

J. Crew striped flats (on sale!)

J. Crew Belt similar here

AG Jeans (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Denim on Denim

I can never have enough denim.  I love this Western Shirt from J. Crew and I love pairing denim in different washes.  My jeans are AG in 360 Contour.  They are so incredibly comfortable.  As the name suggests they stretch in all directions and completely keep their shape.  I have them in the Prima which has a slightly higher rise.  I added a new J. Crew necklace in my favorite navy and my J. Crew liberty flats to add a little pop of color.

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J. Crew Western Denim Shirt

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Shoes

AG Denim 360 Contour

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Santa Barbara Mother’s Day

From the time I can remember my earliest memory, I wanted to be a mother.  I thought about what my kids would be like, where I would live and taking them to school.  I pictured at least three to four kids.  I did not waver from this.  I wanted a career as well and  wanted to establish that first and then juggle it all.  I carefully watched others in the workplace do their juggling act and had concerns about how it would be done and where the sacrifices would be made.

I took me a long time to find my husband and along the way I had multiple careers.  We had our son later in life and it was not easy to get pregnant.  I feel so grateful that I am now a mother and also know that Mother’s Day is a tough day for a lot of people.  My third date with my husband was the night before Mother’s Day, ten years ago.  He had lost his mother twelve years before that.  It was a hard day for him.  For many years it was hard for me too, waiting for my turn and wondering when and if it would happen.

I feel honored and lucky to be the mother of my incredible son.  He constantly surprises me with his old soul knowledge and then follows it up with silly  Kindergarten antics. He and my husband planned a very special day for me that included a drive to Santa Barbara and a lovely brunch at The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch.  We had recently celebrated our Anniversary with an amazing meal at their other restaurant Plow and Angel .  My husband had the brilliant idea to do a day trip for their Mother’s Day Brunch.  It was flawless.

XO,

JAE

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Quick stop at the Biltmore to look at Beanie Babies
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Beautiful menu at The Stonehouse
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Entrance to The San Ysidro Ranch
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Amazing Meal
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Gorgeous Dessert Buffet
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Learning to make Creme Brulee

 

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Exploring the San Ysidro Adobe built in 1825
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Always about the shoes

Outfit details:

Me: J. Crew Liberty Flats, J. Crew Blazer (on sale!), J. Crew Sleeveless Drapey top (on sale!), AG Jeans

My husband:  J. Crew Shirt, J. Crew New Balance Shoes (similar here), AG Jeans

My son: J.Crew shirt (similar here), J. Crew shoes (similar here), Joe’s Jeans