Black and Blue Rules

Running late and the first to arrive.  Twice this week I have overslept or run late and still managed to be not only on time but also the first to arrive.  It made me realize that maybe I can push it and not play it so safe all the time.  I don’t play my fashion choices nearly as safe as I did in my youth.  You never would have seen me combine blue and black. At the time it  almost seemed as crazy as white after Labor Day (another thing you will catch me doing now).

I will still wear a seat belt, make sure my kid is in his booster correctly, secure my house, buy organic produce and drive much differently than I did as a teenager.  But when it comes to fashion, I am challenging old rules.

I styled the graphic tee with a sweater blazer (love the stripes on the cuff and the inside), high rise “true black” jeans and navy sequined flats.

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Sweater Blazer here or here

T-Shirt

Sunglasses (on sale!)

High -Rise Black Jeans

Shoes (older style these and these would look great)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Cozy in Pink

“Mommy, it’s 59 degrees outside right now.” said my seven year old at 7:00 am.  “I’m wearing pants today?”

“Are you sure?  It will be warmer later.  Do you want to just wear your jacket?”

“I’ll wear that, too.  It should be Autumn by now.”

“True, it is technically Autumn.”  I try to put something together for a morning meeting that I won’t be sweating in by mid-day.

When I got an email and saw this cashmere sweatshirt from Madewell on Instagram I knew I needed to check out it immediately.  It is so soft and lightweight, perfect for this cooler in the morning but warm by mid-day weather.  It will also be great for layering when it actually does stay in the 50s and 60s all day.

While I was there I checked out the denim that they are so well known for.  I tried a few pairs and had trouble choosing just one.  They have a slim boyjean with an 11 inch rise that were a nice take on the slim boyfriend jean trend.  They are on my list.  The slim straight was a great fit.  I love that it is clean and straight without being super skinny and they are so comfortable.    I completed the look with my favorite driving shoes that are 12 years old (you can read about finding them in Antwerp here) and one of my favorite Legend of Lido clutches.

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Cashmere Sweatshirt

Denim

Clutch

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Fall Confession

I have a confession.  I do not love fall.  I don’t like Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  I enjoyed fall more in a real four season climate (New York, Chicago) where the fashion changes actually went with the weather.  In Los Angeles it still feels like summer with less daylight.  We lose just a little each day, but I notice it.  I can no longer drive to Sunday night mediation with my sunglasses on.  I long for summer.  I miss the long carefree days with no homework and lots of traveling.  Now the school year seems long, even though it flies by.  I prefer summer clothes.  You can’t layer a sweater over a bell sleeve top.  Or can you?

I decided to try just that with this new gingham bell sleeve top.  I chose a cashmere sweater with three quarter sleeves.  I completed the look with my skinny black jeans and favorite new shoes.  Maybe I can learn to love fall…

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Top

Sweater (similar here)

Shoes

Black Jeans

Everything in this look is 30% of through October 9, 2017 with the code GOSHOP.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Arking into to Fall

Welcome Fall!  I am easing into fall while the temperatures are still a bit warm with camo, bell sleeves and my favorite ark bag that was on repeat all Summer.  Not only do I love the look of this bag (which is back in stock, by the way), but it holds a lot and has proven to be very practical.  I may need to add this tortoise shell one and this shape (that packs flat) to my collection.

 

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Top

Jeans

Bag

Shoes

Happy Shopping!

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

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

Fall Foilage

Have you tried the Maddie pant?  It has been a while since I liked a pant other than jeans from J. Crew or anywhere else.  You probably notice my penchant for denim.  I tried on a pair of the Maddie pant in misty forest the other day and loved them.  They are really comfortable and the green is such a great neutral for fall.  I styled them with this beautiful t-shirt that looks hand painted, a burgundy cardigan, my burgundy Signet bag, a new long necklace, my favorite Ryan Sunglasses in Blush and of course, my Gemma leopard flats.

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J. Crew T-shirt

J. Crew Cardigan (in garnet flame)

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Maddie Pant

J. Crew Signet Bag

J. Crew Italian Calf Hair Printed Coin Purse

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flat

You can recieve 25% off a purchase of $125 or more or 30% off a purchase of $200 or more through October 26, 2016 with the code SHOPMORE

Tempting the Rain

As much as I feel like time is moving too quickly and I don’t want to rush it along, I am ready for colder weather and looking forward to the holidays.  I have always loved plaid and last year I wore a ton of it around the holidays.  This year I am warming up with this amazing plaid coat from J. Crew.  Temperatures in Los Angeles dipped a bit over the weekend and we got a teeny bit a rain on Monday.  I enjoyed this plaid coat and tempted fate with my red suede shoes for Sunday breakfast with my family.

I styled the coat with my favorite J. Crew toothpick jeans, red flats (similar here), Ryan sunglasses, white shirt and my own bag.

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J. Crew Collection Red Plaid Trench Coat (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans

J. Crew shoes (similar here)

Lafayette 148 Shirt (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Paisley Liberty

It is hard for me to resist a Liberty Print.  You can see part of my Liberty print collection and read about my love of Liberty prints in  May Liberty Flowers.  This paisley shirt has a different twist with a club color.  I have styled it with grey denim.  All of the details and links are below.

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J. Crew Club Collar Perfect Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Necklace (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Denim in Grey

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE