Mani Monday – Abstract Candy Cane Edition

I am 99% done with my holiday shopping.  My son and I saw our fifth annual Nutcracker this weekend and also managed to bake two batches of cut out Christmas cookies.  This week I am looking forward to my son’s Christmas concert, a few holiday parties and dinners.  My nails are in the holiday spirit with an abstract candy cane.  I love wearing darker colors on my nails this time of year.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & JuneHoliday .  The color is “Beauty Marked” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items featured in the photos include:

Pottery Barn Kids Pajamas in kid and adult sizes

Tartan Blazer

Plaid Shoes

Denim

Fitbit

Floral Blouse

Striped Shirt with “Love More”

Striped Blazer

Vertical Striped Silk Blouse

Striped Sweater

Moncler Vest

Striped Clutch

Burberry Scarf

Sequin Dress

Striped Pajamas

Scarf

Multi-plaid Top

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

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Mani Monday – Half Dip Edition

My nails may be half dipped, but I am one hundred percent in holiday mode.  The house is decorated, the shopping is underway and the holiday cards are in the mail.  I did a special post last night on how easy they were.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Model Clicks” and “Take Me To Thread” by Essie Gel Couture.  The wear of this polish is similar to gel without the gel process.  Be sure to use the special top coat.

Items in the photos include:

Bow Pump here and here

Floral Dress

Leopard Pouch (medium and large)

Ted Baker Floral Dress

Gucci Mule in Leopard

Guitar Blazer

Tweed Coat

Pink Faux Fur Stole

Foulard Top

Tapestry Flats

Striped Tunic

Velvet Sneakers

Missoni Cape

Floral Blazer

Plaid Shirt

Custom Pouch

Plaid Sneakers

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Navy Flowers Edition

“Look they replaced Billy Joel with a Holiday channel” said my seven year old from the back seat.  “I am not ready for that.  We can start listening to it after Thanksgiving.  How about 80s on 8?” I replied.  Then we went to Target and I could not help picking up this fair isle dog bed they have it in my favorite plaid too.  I came home and ordered matching monogrammed Santa pajamas for everyone (adult and kids sizes).  The whole family will be ready for Santa in terms of sleep.

I have not put on the holiday music just yet.  I am planning my holiday manis, but I am definitely not going to start them until December (O.K. maybe right after Thanksgiving).  This week’s mani is a nod to fall and also the warm weather we have been having in Los Angeles.  It actually finally cooled to below seventy degrees today.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors is “Surrounded by Studs” and “Dress is More” by Essie Gel Couture (use with this topcoat for gel-like wear and it’s polish),

Items featured in the photos include:

The GREAT Shirt

Gucci Mary Janes

Rag & Bone Pinstripe Pants

Harvey Faircloth Jacket with Faux Fur

Ghurka Tote

La Vie Dress

Vince Camuto Mules

Harvey Faircloth Vintage Camo Jacket

Ted Baker Floral Top

Alice and Olivia Floral Top

Sandro Sweater

Madewell Heels

A.L.C. Floral Blouse (on sale!)

La Vie Chambray top

J.Crew Floral Vest (on sale!)

Veronica Beard Jacket

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Skeleton Edition

“Let’s give him a hat and a cane and make him dance.” said my seven year old son in his second grade art class.  “Did you still want to add a dog?”  “No, that would be mean to Cupcake.”  I smiled and was touched by his consideration for our Puggle.  He proceeded to show me how to blend the clay and I was so impressed with his skeleton (in the bottom right corner) that it inspired my Halloween mani.  I look forward to trick or treating in the neighborhood with my Astronaut.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors is “Off Duty Style” by Essie Gel Couture (my new favorite polish that wears like gel, but is not gel).

Items in the photos include:

Zadig & Voltaire Skull Scarf

Clare V Green leopard print Pouch

Clare V Embossed Leather Pouch

Clare V Striped “Oui” Long Sleeve Tee

Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Black

J. Crew Shoes

Zadig & Voltaire Hooded Cardigan

Karen Millen Blurred Leopard Print Dress

John + Jenn Leopard Sweater

Ted Baker Black Bell Sleeve Top

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Blood Orange Edition

Fall has me easing into darker nail color.  This orangey-red is a new favorite.  I kept it light with a slice of blood orange.  I was surprised at just how neutral this color turned out to be.

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

Items featured in the photos include:

Tweed Shoes

Top

Love Shirt

Gucci Mule

Clutch

Gucci bag

Lip Blouse

Fur Vest

Embroidered jeans

White Shirt with Belt

Floral Blouse

Orange Shoes

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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

Mani Monday – Flamingo Edition

After seeing this t-shirt I had flamingos on my mind.  Coral is one of my favorite nail colors for summer.  I was able to find the perfect coral, “On the List” in my new favorite Essie Gel Couture.  My last mani lasted over a week.  It is indestructible.

This past weekend we had a quick getaway to Santa Barbara which included swimming and lounging at the Coral Casino.  It was the perfect mid-summer getaway and my coral, flamingo manicure fit right in.

The color is “On the List” by Essie Gel Couture. The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Items featured in the photos include:

Equipment Striped Shirt

PJ Salvage Top

J. Crew Hat

Crewcuts Shirt

J. Crew Orange Dress

Kayu Designs Pineapple Clutch

J. Crew Rainbow Gingham Dress

Trina Turk Clutch (tote here)

J. Crew Flamingo Tee

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Rainbow Edition

Love is Love.  In addition to supporting Gay Pride this weekend, this rainbow mani just cheered me up every time I looked at it.  Who doesn’t love a rainbow?  After rain, it is a beautiful surprise.  A rainbow, like love, goes with everything.

The colors are Essie Gel Couture “Haute to Trot”, Essie Gel Couture “Fairy Tailor”, (also available with Top Coat here).  The rainbow was made with Nars “Night Out”, OPI ” Live Love Carnaval”, Essie “Mojito Madness”, OPI “Big Apple Red”, and Essie “Clambake”.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

Balenciaga Velvet Boots

Gianvito Rossi Denim Heels

Givenchy Pink Bag

Chloe Blush Bag

Tabitha Simmons Polka Dot Slides

Stella McCartney Demin Bag

The Row White Wristlet

The Row Gold Slides

J. Crew Gingham Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Pink Gingham Shirt

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Blue Stripes Edition

It’s no secret that I love all shades of blue and all manner of stripes, so this week’s mani falls into the neutral category for me.

It has been a little busy lately with the end of the school year and a lot going on as I am sure is the case for most of you.  In fact, you may have noticed there was no Mani Monday on Memorial Day.  I hosted a really fun dinner party on that Sunday and decided to take the holiday off.

My weekly manicures are regular polish, I have never tried a gel manicure on my nails.  I tried gel on my toes this winter which was a game changer.  Due to the process and fast drying I was able to walk out in socks and shoes and go have a workout right away.  I was excited to try Essie’s Gel Couture Color.  It has a “gel finish” without the process.  My manicure is currently on Day 8 and it looks brand new!

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Perfect Posture”  and “Surrounded by Studs” in Essie Gel Couture Color.

Items in the photos:

Saint James Striped Shirt

“Blue, The History of a Color”

Saint James Striped Tank

J. Crew Plaid Pants (on sale!)

“Indigo, The Color that Changed the World”

J. Crew Vintage Cropped Jeans with Patchwork (the most comfy jeans ever!)

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (also similar here)

J. Crew Stretch Seersucker Blazer

Carrie Forbes Sandals (similar here)

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday -Gray Geometric Edition

This week I am easing into fall even if we do have off and on heat waves with gray   I added a pop of pink and black and a little geometry.  Geometry was my favorite subject in High School.  There is something soothing about these triangles.

The color is “Hyde Park Place” by NailsInc with “Black Taxi” also by NailsInc and Fiji by Essie.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE