Greenery is nature’s neutral according to Pantone. It is also a life-affirming shade that is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. I feel the same way about my favorite neutral, leopard print.

I styled Maddie pants in misty forest, Colette d’Orsay pumps in leopard calf hair, silk pocket blouse, Ryan sunglasses in blush, and an oval lucite link necklace – all by J. Crew.


J. Crew Blouse (50% off with code GOSHOP)

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Shoes (50% off with code GOSHOP)

J. Crew Maddie Pants (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush (on sale!)

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Stripes and Kisses

Yes, I know it is another blue and white striped shirt.  But the embroidered lips were just irresistible.  I styled it with my favorite faux fur stole from the J. Crew for Net-a-Porter capsule collection, J. Crew Maddie pants in navy, Jane Sunglasses in pink and sparkly heels.  I am ready for the mistletoe with this look.


J. Crew Striped Embroidered Tee

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Faux Fur Stole

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Maddie Pant in Navy

J. Crew Shoes (back in stock!) or  these glitter flats, these glitter boots and these color block heels would all look great.

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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.


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

Easy Elegance

Another blue and white striped shirt?  Yes!  This one has built in cuffs.  I love the look of a button down shirt under a striped shirt, but sometimes don’t want the extra layer.  The best thing about this one is that it has the cuffs and not the collar so that I can wear one of my many silk scarves.  Many of J. Crew’s latest offerings are at what they call a “Freak out” price.  This top is only $45 and I think should be on J. Crew’s “Freak Out” List along with the items here.

I styled it with what have become my favorite got to basics: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black, Ryan sunglasses and Leopard Flats.  I added one of the scarves from my collection.  It is an instantly pulled together look that still has the comfort of a striped long sleeve t-shirt.


J. Crew Striped Boatneck T-shirt with Built-in Cuffs

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black

Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick

Hermes Scarf, but this bandana from J. Crew would look great too

The custom water color portraits are by Sophie and Lili.

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Role Play

I’ve taken on a few new roles this year.  One of them is Recording Secretary for the PTA at my son’s school.  Although this blouse is not called a “Secretary Blouse” as many other     J. Crew selections are (such as this one or this one), it has the same feel.  I have styled it with my favorite leopard flats (naturally) and basic black.

As I wrote yesterday in Shoes Tell the Story, my blog had it’s six month anniversary last week, so there was cause for celebration.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in Black

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

Lipstick Queen Lip Gloss in Big Bang Black Hole

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Tropical Blues

Today was the first day back after two weeks on vacation.  I was almost late dropping my son off at science camp (I am usually early) because he and were researching and planning our next vacation early this morning. We want to get one more family mini-vacation in before the end of August.

These shorts remind me of vacation and make me feel like I am on vacation.  I bought the necklace in deep pewter a few weeks ago and featured it in Stripes and Paisley on the Vineyard.  I picked up the necklace in bright hibiscus this weekend because I love it so much.  It gives a substantial pop of color while still being easy to wear, feeling substantial and light on the neck, all at the same time.  I love the two together.  My favorite gold espadrilles are on promotion (details below) along with the shorts and hat.  The t-shirt is on sale and comes in a bunch of colors.  It is breezy and easy to wear.



J. Crew Hat (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Deep Pewter Necklace

J. Crew Bright Hibiscus Necklace

J. Crew Shorts (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew T-shirt (on sale plus 40% off with code LOTSTOSHOP hrough August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Shoes (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

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