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

Moynat Tote (this or this would look great)

I hope to see you Saturday at The Grove!

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

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Flower Guy at Flower Child

I am not usually a fan of floral patterns, but there is something about The Flower Guy, Michael De Feo’s, work that is architectural.  I bought all three of the designs he did in a collaboration (more on that here) with J. Crew.  I recently took my Flower Guy teeto lunch with my mom at Flower Child.

I styled it with a J. Crew cashmere cardigan, J. Crew Lookout jeans, J. Crew Piper sunglasses, New Balance for J. Crew kicks and a Legend of Lido clutch.

The same tee was featured in Blue Daisy.  I styled the others in the collection in Day and Night Stripes and Tulips in the Kitchen.  All three t-shirts were featured in Blooming in Blue

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Michael De Feo for J. Crew Daisy Vase T-shirt (on sale!)

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Featherweight Italian Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jeans in Fairoaks Wash

New Balance for J. Crew Kicks

Legend of Lido Clutch c/o

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

In the Trenches

I could not resist this J.Crew iteration of the always-in-style, classic trench coat made au courant with the stripes and gorgeous lining.   I styled it with white cropped jeans, a navy gingham shirt, my new backless tassel loafers and my new piper sunglasses – all by J. Crew.

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J. Crew Striped Trench

J. Crew Gingham Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Lookout High-Rise Cropped Jean in White

Lipstick Queen Big Bang Lip Gloss in Creation

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Pattern Mix Hits the Gym

I really did not want to like the just launched New Balance for J. Crew active wear.  I have a lot of active wear already.  I was lured in by the color and styles (Hello, navy pattern mix!).  Then I tried it on…It is ridiculously comfortable and the rise and waistband are at the perfect spot.  The price point is just over half of some other active wear brands, to boot.  My only concern became how much to buy and how I would make room for it, as I wanted it all.  The look below is going to be on constant repeat.   My other active wear is about to feel neglected.

An added bonus is that it is easy to style with all my favorite navy pieces, so that I can run errands to and from a workout.  I styled the performance capri leggings in stripe with the in-transit long sleeve shirt in polka dot.  I added my favorite J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER faux fur scarf, Ryan Sunglasses, my own bag and my favorite navy leopard kicks.  If you have not read the story of my inspiration for the name of the blog as a result of these shoes, its here.

Even the accessories are perfect!  I love the colors of these hairbands and they are just the right size.

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J. Crew Hair Ties

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New Balance for J. Crew Performance Capri Leggings in Stripe

New Balance for J. Crew In-Transit Long Sleeve T-shirt in Polka Dot

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Faux fur scarf

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

Stella McCartney for Adidas Kicks (older style).  These New Balance for J. Crew kicks would be perfect!

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Friday – Striped Edition

This week’s manicure is inspired by the J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER capsule collection.  I am loving all the blue and white stripes.  I featured three beautiful pieces on Monday in All of the Stripes and the cutest blue and white t-shirt adorned with a sequined dog in Doggie Stripes at Georgie.  The collection is a available in just a few J. Crew stores and on NET-A-PORTER.  Check it out as quantities are limited.

The color is “Cobalt” by RGB Cosmetics.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Casual Stripes

Tied with my love of leopard is my love of blue and white, particularly blue and white stripes.  I am always excited when I spot a new take on the classic blue and white.  This J. Crew shirt has a club collar and the fabric is a textured jacquard with the coolest buttons. The jeans are also a new J. Crew cut and style called the straightaway.  I love the exposed button fly.  I had forgotten how comfortable a button fly can be.

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J. Crew Club Collar Striped Shirt

J. Crew Straightaway Jean

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Paisley Gemma Flats (on sale! plus 30% off)

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE