“You have to keep it”, said the VPS when I tried to return this sweatshirt to J. Crew. I had gone on a bit of spree and was editing my choices. It it sold out soon after and I ended up wearing it a lot (and I am still wearing it several years later). There is nothing better than a well worn and loved item of clothing. There is another sweatshirt (linked below) that I picked up in Carmel and have already worn on repeat. I will feature it in Fridays’ post. I styled this one with tweed mules, denim and a button down.
Liberty Print Shirt older style (this and this would work well)
Horse Sweatshirt older style (this and this would work well)
Vintage Crop Jeans (similar here)
Please note: The shopping event at J.Crew at The Grove will now be on September 16, 2017. Details to follow.
“Pack like it’s winter” I told my Los Angeles based travel mates for our week on the Monterey Peninsula. When I lived in New York City and traveled home in the summer I had to remind myself of the fog and cold despite having grown up there.
The weather was a refreshing change and a chance to start wearing a few of the recent fall items from J.Crew. I love this camo sweater and it’s the perfect weight for late summer and into fall. I styled it with a gingham shirt, navy denim and pops of pink with my shoes and sunglasses.
The fog lifted our second day and we had a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was fun to see it through my seven year old’s eyes. I vividly remember when it opened when I was in high school and I even had a chance to work there one summer during college.
For more fall style inspiration stop by The Grove in Los Angeles on August 26, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm. I’m co-hosting an event with Amy (@howtojcrew). Details to follow.
Prada Shoes – older style similar here and here
My son and I kicked off our twelve day mother and son road trip with a week in my old stomping grounds, the Monterey Peninsula. He attended camp with a few of his school friends and it was so fun to bring him back to where I grew up. A childhood friend showed me Earthbound Farms the first day and got me hooked on her favorite fresh pressed green juice (kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber). It became my daily afternoon pick me up and I have now found it at home in Los Angeles. She was happy to oblige and be my photographer in this beautiful setting.
I styled a new favorite tee with my vintage cropped jeans, gingham cardigan, sunglasses, leopard print pouch and my brand new navy and rose gold kicks.
Sunglasses (on sale!)
New Balance Kicks
Leopard print Pouch (similar here and here)
Vintage Cropped jeans
As I start to shop for fall am still enjoying summer, so I feel half in at times. I meditate regularly and work on staying in the present moment. This forward planning seasonal fashion seems at odds with present moment thinking at times. Especially when summer weather lasts through early fall in Southern California. So a half dip fit the bill, but in pastels.
Speaking of planning ahead, I am co-hosting a shopping event at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles in August. Stay tuned for details here and on Instagram.
The gel manicure (my first gel manicure!) and nail art are by Olive & June. The colors are Cake Pop, Sun Washed, Creekside, Salmon Run all by CND Shellac. For the same colors in weekly polish click here.
Items featured in the photos include:
Striped Clutch (similar here)
James Perse Striped Tee
J.Crew Striped Men’s Tee
J.Crew Rainbow Gingham Flats
Ebbets Field “Hawaii” tee in mens and boys
J.Crew Liberty Seavees
J.Crew Denim Shirt
Ebbets Field “Surf Riders” tee in mens and boys
Tory Burch Tunic
Tory Burch Flats
Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy
J.Crew Seersucker Blazer
DVF Striped Dress
I love this Marel George painting of an Italian beach scene on this t-shirt. Just like with last week’s Andiamo tee, I am living vicariously through my clothes. While I thoroughly enjoyed a recent getaway to the American Riviera (Santa Barbara), but I still dream about the long days in Europe.
I styled the tee with my go-to seersucker blazer, jeans, sunglasses, Legend of Lido clutch and Stuart Weitzman heels.
J. Crew Stretch Blazer
J. Crew Marcel George T-Shirt
J. Crew Sunglasses
Legend of Lido Clutch c/o
J. Crew Denim (on sale!)
Stuart Weitzman sandals
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff
Ready for the weekend, again? I am! I have serious summer wanderlust. This summer will include a few domestic trips. I will have to rely on my wardrobe and imagination for international pursuits.
I styled this “Andiamo” tee with a white denim skirt, sunglasses, New Balance sneakers and my bag of the summer (which is in stock!).
J. Crew Andiamo Tee (on sale!) and here for more sizes
J. Crew Piper Sunglasses
Cult Gaia Ark Bag (in stock!)
New Balance 620 Sneakers
J. Crew Skirt (similar here)
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!)
I love this slightly different take on stripes with the ruffled edge. I styled the shirt with white jeans, my cork clutch (that is in constant use and is a bargain on J. Crew Factory), and my orange driving shoes (for a pop of color).
J. Crew Shirt
J. Crew Factory Clutch
Tod’s Driving Shoes
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Catalina
I love to dress up my (daily) denim with a blazer. This preppy plaid version is perfect with a white tee, pink clutch and my favorite denim (that is on sale). The look still feels casual and breezy with just the right polish.
J. Crew Plaid Blazer
J. Crew Linen Tee
J. Crew Sunglasses
J. Crew Clutch
J. Crew Denim (on sale!)
J. Crew Shoes (older style these and these would look great)
Tall stems and long days – it’s Summer! Sunflowers scream summer to me with their bright yellow and stems that seem to grow forever. I am enjoying the longer days even if it does seem to make it impossible for my seven year to go to sleep. He like, me wants to chase the light. We take a later walk and scooter ride with the dog stopping along the way to smell the flowers.
ure and nail art are by Olive & June. The color is “First View” by Essie Couture Gel Color.
Items featured in the post include:
J. Crew Embellished Top
J. Crew Floral Skirt (on sale!)
DVF Floral Sequin Skirt
J. Crew Tie Neck Top in Yellow
Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule
J. Crew Scarf
J. Crew Bell Sleeve Top (on sale!)
GAIA for J. Crew Bag
J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (on sale!)
J. Crew Beach Blanket