Hiking up to the Getty

It’s back to reality from the long weekend which included museum hopping, riding a fire truck in a 4th of July parade, fireworks, a kid’s race and lots of fun.

For this visit to the Getty Museum I put together this casual outfit and everything in it is on sale!  I just picked up this placed stripe tee for a steal and styled it with my favorite vintage crop jeans (they are such a good deal right now that I got a second pair), my pink signet bag and New Balance sneakers.  I was in a very competitive Fitbit competition, so we walked up to the museum instead of taking the tram.  I love my Fitbit Flex 2 in navy.  Competing definitely makes me look for more walking opportunities.



J. Crew Placed Stripe Boatneck Tee (on sale!)

J. Crew Signet Bag (on sale!)

J. Crew Pom-Pom (similar here)

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneaker (similar here and here)

Vintage Crop Jean with Patchwork (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!



Mani Monday -Blue Triangle Edition

This week I wanted something elegant and neutral with a pop of color.  I went with nude and blue triangles on two nails on one hand and one on the other hand.  I felt like a full set would just be too much.

The colors are “Do You Take Lei Way?” by OPI and ” I Know What Boys Like” by Deborah Lippmann. The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Links to a few of the items featured are here:

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy here and here

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish

Valentino Camustars Slip-on Sneaker

J. Crew Star Print Jacket

J. Crew Striped Capri Leggings

Happy Monday!



Spontaneous Starry Saturday

My first Saturday blog post.  I had to share this Star-Print Windbreaker from the New Balance for J. Crew active wear collection.  I loved the first roll out of the New Balance for J. Crew active wear and featured it in Pattern Mix Hits the Gym.  I longed for a zip jacket.  I need a jacket to carry my phone and keys and I love to have a jacket for warmth in the cold and sun protection.  This jacket is perfect for all that and even makes it impossible to use rain as an excuse not to work out.


The star print is so cute!

Windbreaker / Cropped Leggings / Shorts / Crop Top

It is no secret I am partial to navy and the Star-print Windbreaker works perfectly with my Fitbit Flex 2 in navy and New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings, which are hands-down THE most COMFORTABLE leggings I have every worn. Best of all, I never need to pull them up, they stay put.

I have to admit there are days where I wear my active wear all day.  Sometimes it is one of those days where I intend to workout and won’t take it off until I do.  Other times it is just one of those busy days with back to back meetings and activities. Luckily, I  swap one piece (jacket or legging) and look professional.  I love that this line is so stylish that I don’t feel like I need to hide or apologize for my workout attire.  My real dilemma at this point is what NOT to buy, because I love it all.  I feel sorry for my other active wear that is just taking up drawer space while the New Balance for J. Crew is on constant repeat and it was just about half the price!

Rain or Shine – I will look stylish

Windbreaker / Jane Sunglasses / Vintage T-shirt (with monogram) / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers/ Striped Capri Leggings / Performance Leggings / Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

I can see this windbreaker working with more than active wear.

Windbreaker / Lookout High-Rise Cropped White Jean / Liberty Gemma Flats (similar here) / Striped St. James Tee (similar here) / Fitbit Flex 2 in navy / Striped Gemma Flats (similar here) / Vintage T-shirt in navy  / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

Be sure to take advantage of the current promotion, all active wear is 25% off through tomorrow, February 5th at 11:59 PM eastern with the  code SHOPNOW.  In addition to the star print, these two pieces are also on my list (if I can hold myself to only two more).

Pink Packable JacketIn-Transit pull-over in stripe

Here is a full list of everything in the post (there are also links below each photo).

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings

New Balance for J. Crew lightweight running short in star print

New Balance for J. Crew high-waisted performance crop leggins in star print

New Balance for J. Crew star-print windbreaker

New Balance for J. Crew performance crop top in star print

New Balance for J. Crew performance capri leggings in stripe

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Vintage Cotton T-Shirt in navy (with monogram)

J. Crew Lookout high-rise crop jean in white

J. Crew Liberty Flats

J. Crew Gemma Cap-Toe Flats

J. Crew Saint James Tee

New Balance for J. Crew Packable Jacket in Pink

New Balance for J. Crew in-transit pullover in stripe

Happy Shopping!



In the Pink at The Biltmore

It is nearly impossible not to feel “in the pink” in Santa Barbara, especially at The Biltmore, overlooking Butterfly Beach.  The Biltmore was built in 1928 and epitomized Southern California glamour and was a favorite retreat of old Hollywood.  The grounds are just so beautiful and Butterfly Beach is a favorite of ours.  The butterflies actually left soon after the construction and care was put it to the landscaping and trees so that they would return.  We learned about this in the beautiful children’s book “Butterfly Beach” by Polly Caldwell Bookwalter that we purchased in the gift shop for vacation bedtime reading.  We spotted a few butterflies on one of our morning walks. The beach walks were so beautiful that I even managed to win my weekly Fitbit step contest against several competitive New Yorkers.


J. Crew Margot Top in French Blue Airy Cotton Pique

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan in Neon Hibiscus (on sale plus 30% off with code SHOPSALE)

J. Crew Paisley Gemma Flats (25% off with code SHOPSALE)

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

J. Crew Lookout Jeans (25% off with code SHOPSALE)

Happy Shopping!