My son and I often color together. I enjoy it. I find it relaxing. I am quite orderly about it; I am a ‘draw inside the lines’ kinda gal. So, when J. Crew launched the limited edition paint splatter collection I was not sure it was for me. While I fell in love with the jeans that I featured last week in The Maine Event; they have quickly become one of my go-to favorites. This striped shirt has also been a staple. There is something very liberating about the paint splatter and it is a fun contrast to my more buttoned-up look.
You can see the whole J. Crew paint splatter collection here. It is limited edition and only available online and in a smattering of select stores. The collection is worth a second look. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll even color outside of the lines….
Wearing stripes day and night is not unusual for me. If I am not in plaid pajamas, then I am in striped (like these that are so soft, and monogrammable). I recently took the Michael De Feo for J. Crew Striped T-shirt with Painted Flowers from day to night with the change of a blazer, bag to clutch ,and lip stain to lip gloss. I only had fifteen minutes as I had to feed my boys before heading out for a much needed girl’s night.
For another styling option for this t-shirt and the two others in the collection check out Blooming in Blue.
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.
Raspberry and pumpkins are an unlikely combination, but I love pink and orange together. I wore my favorite new raspberry coat from J. Crew to a mini pumpkin patch where we picked up a few pumpkins the other day. How cute is the window at Hudson Grace? We are excited for Halloween and my son is still into the family costume idea.
A little sparkle for Thursday. I love a t-shirt that adds a little something while still being comfortable and easy to wear. I’ve kept it monochromatic with dark wash jeans, my favorite navy sequined shoes, a navy cardigan, Goyard bag and my Ryan Sunglasses.
This is a coat that I dreamed of as a little girl. I always loved leopard print from the time I can remember. It had an air of glamour and at times it was a little over the top. Now I incorporate it into a lot in the way of shoes, belts and blouses. When I saw this coat I fell in love. I am styling it in a very neutral way with a black cashmere sweater from J. Crew, J. Crew black toothpick jeans, a Goyard Saigon bag, Armand Ventilo shoes I picked up in Paris two years ago (I have linked three other options below) and my J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in pink for a pop of color.
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 really did not want to like the just launched New Balance for J. Crew active wear. I have a lot of active wear already. I was lured in by the color and styles (Hello, navy pattern mix!). Then I tried it on…It is ridiculously comfortable and the rise and waistband are at the perfect spot. The price point is just over half of some other active wear brands, to boot. My only concern became how much to buy and how I would make room for it, as I wanted it all. The look below is going to be on constant repeat. My other active wear is about to feel neglected.