Riding into Summer

School is out for the summer!  Yesterday my son and I attended a very fun second grade end of the year party complete with karaoke, a scavenger hunt and water balloons.  My son sang “Fireball”.  One of the mom’s who also has a sixth grader reminded me to savor these moments as this time and this grade is simple, innocent and most of all fleeting.  I look forward to summer adventures with my third grader, but I can’t help but wonder where my preschooler went.  I remember him striding into his last day of Pre-K like it was yesterday and yet he’s grown almost a foot and achieved so many milestones. The days can be long, but the years fly by.  I am hoping to slow down and savor a lot of fun moments and make some great summer memories.

Details on this look below.

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Denim Jacket

Sunglasses (also here)

Striped Tee

Bag

Sandals

White Denim

Happy Summer!

XO,

JAE

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Shibori

I know we have to wait until June 21st for it to be officially summer, but Memorial Day marks the unofficial start.  I’m getting ready with easy summer dressing.  This shibori t-shirt (from a few years ago – I have linked some great options below) paired with one of my favorite clutches (that doubles as a cross-body or shoulder bag with a hidden strap), white denim and sandals.  It’s a casual look that still looks polished.  Now if only the sun were shining in Southern California it would actually feel like summer.

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Shibori Tee (similar here and here) Also this sweatshirt

Bag (similar here – on sale! here and here)

Sandals (here , here and here) full selection of colors and styles here

White Denim

Happy Styling!

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

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