Rediscovering Cork

Dear JAE,

Last summer you and I were inseparable.  Then that Antonello Tedde clutch came along and you stuffed me with tissue and put me on a shelf.  I see why you like the other clutch,  but I am the original neutral.  I go with everything and I hold your wallet, phone and big sunglasses.  Don’t let the season pass without taking me out for a spin.

Your sad and neglected clutch,

Cork

After my 100th time reading “The Day the Crayons Quit”  by Drew Daywalt to my son at bedtime, I step into my closet and find this note from my cork clutch.  I am so happy to rediscover an old favorite and start planning outfits.  It is true that my Antonello Tedde clutch has been in favored status and even got to travel to Paris, but my cork clutch is a versatile powerhouse.  I am considering a second Antonello Tedde in black and white.

I first styled the cork clutch with a new camo t-shirt (it’s under $20), white denim and these rose gold shoes.  This is truly a high/low outfit.  I love the soft green of the camo and the detail on the hem.

Next I took it for a spin with my new favorite shirt (I am likely to get notes from other shirts any day now).

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Camo Top (also this one)

White Denim

Cork Clutch (similar here, here and here)

Shoes

Sunglasses (similar here, here and here)

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Here is the clutch with my favorite new shirt the other night.  I love the shirt so much I am considering it in black as well.  These cork shoes are an older style, but I love these and these.

Happy Styling!

XO,

JAE

P.S. Don’t play favorites (I know it’s hard).

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Camo Obsession

I will never tire of camo.  It’s as neutral as leopard print for me.   I wish I could fit into this crewcuts blazer I just picked for my son.  I have a lot of friends that can wear a boys size 14 or 16, so if you are smaller, go for it.  It’s a great blazer.

In the meantime my son looks great in his and I have my own light weight army jacket in blue.

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Camo Jacket (similar here and here)

Sunglasses (also here)

T-Shirt

Clutch

Kicks

White Denim

Happy Styling!

XO,

JAE

Welcome to the Hotel Californian

“You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”  Well I would never want to leave the beautiful Hotel Californian.  My husband and I checked out this new hotel when we had a quick getaway to Santa Barbara to celebrate 10 year anniversary.  It is gorgeous.  They just had their grand opening party last night.    I still can’t get over all the changes to lower State Street since I was in college at UCSB only a few years ago.  Back then there was very little going on lower State Street except a few dive bars. This is the latest addition.  I love all the black and white tile.

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Blue Camo Jacket (similar herehere and here)

White Denim

Blue Leopard Tee (similar here and here)

Striped Shoes (similar here and here)

Bag

Sunglasses (similar here and here)

Happy Styling!

XO,

JAE

Pink and Camo

I’m staying in the pink after my Pretty in Pink mani.  I love the contrast with my tropical clutch and my Wit+Wisdom camo jeans.  They are so comfortable! They come in these great colors and I love this demin version, all for under $100.   If you have not tried Wit+Wisdom check them all out here.

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Clutch

Gingham Shirt  also here (similar herehere , here and here)

Camo Jeans

Shoes (similar herehere and here)

Sunglasses (similar here and here)

Happy Styling!

XO,

JAE

Camo and Monograms

My go with everything leopard clutch needs a rest once in awhile.  Meet my new neutral clutch in camo from Parker Thatch.  It has already been on steady repeat in less than a week. I styled it with a Liberty print shirt, denim and my orange driving shoes. I also love the clutch in this navy striped version.

The mimi tote from Parker Thatch in camo is definitely on my list.  I just need to decide which way to personalize it (white large letters, HAPPY or letters with kiss.) The totes and clutches are made in California and are so fun to customize.

Also on my list from Parker Thatch are a monogrammed sweatshirt in gray or white and a striped shirt.  Santa, I hope you are reading this.

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Liberty Print Shirt

Camo Clutch

Denim

Shoes

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Love, Stripes and Camo

I am ready to fall into The Gap again.  I have been on the hunt for a camo jacket to throw on over everything.  I spotted this jacket at The Gap and scooped it up immediately (it’s under $50 with the current promo CHEERS).  Others I have considered (like this, this and this) are almost ten times the price.  I love the striped details and I lost count of compliments the first time I wore it with a navy t-shirt and sneakers.  I also ordered this jacket in dark night from The Gap today (the army green with leopard print was tempting too).

I styled it with a Saint James tee, denim, navy velvet frayed sandals and one of my favorite Parker Thatch clutches.  I just ordered this camo clutch from Parker Thatch (it arrives tomorrow and I can hardly wait!)

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Jacket (on sale!)

Saint James Tee

Clutch

Denim

Sandals

Lip and Cheek Color – Frog Prince by Lipstick Queen in this value gift set

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Friday – Blue Camo Edition

My six year old loves camouflage, especially shorts and pants and not just the typical green, but blues as well.  He has worn various versions of the pants and shorts for about two years.  He likes to do his own pattern mixing with stripes and other colors.  Every week he makes suggestions for my nail art that usually revolve around cars.  It is rare that he is that happy with my choice.  He really liked this week’s blue camo nail art.  He also asked me if I was trying to have my nails blend in with my clothes.  I will say the camo is forgiving with the dreaded and inevitable chip.

The main color is my favorite “Creekside” by Vinylux combined with “Indigo Frock” and “Water Park” also by Vinylux.  The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE