Gingham Ikat

Gingham Ikat?  Yes, please with a side of stripes.  A side of stripes always works in my book.  This side of stripes, in the form of a water-resistant bag, came in handy during this rainy day photo shoot.  I am thinking about summer days with it pool and beach side.

jcrew gingham ikat stripes vintage crop jean flatlay

J. Crew Gingham Ikat Top

J. Crew Striped Water-Reistant Clutch

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Vintage Crop Jeans in Patchwork

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

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Bohemian Prep

A love a good mix of classic preppy with a softer bohemian edge.  My new favorite Legend of Lido clutch has the perfect pop of pink with my pink gingham shirt.  I styled them with my new Vintage Crop jeans (I can not stop wearing them) and my hot pink driving shoes that I picked up in Antwerp in 2005 (that story here).

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J. Crew Crinkle Gingham Boy Shirt also available here

J. Crew Vintage Crop Jeans with Patchwork

Legend of Lido Estancia Clutch c/o

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Prada Driving Shoes (similar here and here)

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The Maine Event

I had to have the “Maine” destination art t-shirt from J. Crew in my favorite navy.  I can almost taste a lobster roll after a long day in the water. 

I styled it with a new gingham blazer, boyfriend jeans with paint splatter, a striped clutch and striped shoes.  I know the tee, blazer and jeans will be on repeat all summer.  The jeans are limited edition and are available on line and in just two stores. The blazer is lightweight and perfect for Spring and Summer.

Here are a few of my other destination art t-shirt looks: Golden State, Beautiful Waste of Time, Dreaming of Paris, London Calling, New York State of Mind, Sliding Doors, Cheers to the long weekend!, I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard and New York on the Vineyard.

J. Crew Limited-edition slim boyfriend jean in paint splatter

J. Crew Puckered Gingham Blazer

J. Crew Maine Destination Art T-Shirt

J. Crew Clutch older style (similar here and here)

J. Crew Striped Gemma Flat (very similar here and here)

Lipstick Queen Vesuvian Liquid Lipstick

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Checks on Checks

When you match the kitchen, you just have to do a photo shoot.  Here is the same look that was in yesterday’s The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies post minus the apron and plus shoes (leopard, of course).


J. Crew Shirt (similar here)

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Denim similar here and here

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

30% off! with code YESPLEASE through 11:59 pm EST on October 11, 2016

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Buzzing Gingham

About a month ago I wrote about my Grandmother B in this post.  June is her birthday month (and mine), so I have been thinking about her a lot.  I decided to style the J. Crew Save the Bees t-shirt again with some Gingham.  It has been very cool and foggy, so the layers made sense and wearing bees makes me feel connected to her.


J. Crew Gingham Shirt in Coral

J. Crew Save the Bees T-shirt

J. Crew Jeans (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (sold out, similar here)

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One-Step Gingham

I love dresses for summer.  They are so easy, one step and you are dressed and yet you also feel more dressed up.  There is nothing better to beat the heat.  I have this J. Crew dress in navy from last year and also coral from this year.  I was so excited to see it in Gingham. The shoes are super comfortable and are on sale.


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J. Crew Sandals

Lipstick by Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow in Desire

Note: this dress, like the Candy Stripe Cashmere Shell from this post and Liberty Blouse from this post, keeps selling out and then they are each often replenished the next day.  So don’t be discouraged by seeing sold out at first. I recommend trying the link in the morning for the most inventory.

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Lunch in Venice Beach

I recently had lunch with a friend on the last day of her maternity leave.  We headed to Gjelina in Venice Beach.  Of course, I still brought my preppy Gingham vibe to the scene.  The menu at Gjelina is so amazing, you really can’t go wrong.   We had several raw fish dishes that were out of this world and even splurged on a cobbler for dessert.  It is the perfect menu to share several dishes. We arrived early and by the time we left it was very busy. It is definitely a later lunch crowd. It was fun to walk around Venice and shop after.

Outfit Details:

J. Crew shirt

J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew White Lookout Cropped Jeans

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Belt (similar here)

Everything is 30% off with a J. Crew card or 25% with another form of payment

Happy Lunching and Shopping!



Gingham and Peppa

J. Crew recently issued a challenge to wear gingham for a week on their instagram.  Here are Jenna Lyon’s five amazing looks.  My husband and I returned from a rare night away from our son to find a Peppa Pig in our bed.  (I recently won Peppa playing a carnival game at Legoland California).  Here is one of my gingham looks from last week, inspired by Peppa.


J. Crew Shirt in black (similar here) / J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan / J. Crew Lookout Cropped Jeans / J. Crew Sandals / J. Crew Bracelet (on sale!)

The cardigan and shoes are 25% off with the code GETSHOPPING through tonight, May 4, 2016 11:59 pm ET.

Happy Shopping!