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).

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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

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Pink Stories

“It’s your story.  Write it down.”  It’s so simple and so compelling.  I always stop to look at Sugar Paper’s sign when I see it.  I want to grab a journal and start to write. There are so many ways to tell stories.  It is so important that we do it for the next generation.

For this look I needed a change from my usual blue and I love this J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER pink striped and dotted shirt.  I featured the blue version in Stripes and Polka Dots in La Jolla.

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J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Printed Cotton Jersey Top

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses In Pink

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Denim (similar here and here)

J. Crew Gemma Glitter Mosaic Flats (last season).  These and these would look great

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Stripes at the San Diego Auto Museum

One of our summer adventures included a trip to Balboa Park in San Diego, specifically to the San Diego Auto Museum.  My son loves cars and wanted to see the movie cars exhibit.  It was a warm August day so my J. Crew white denim skirt was perfect with stripes.  It is a great piece for summer and fall.

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My outfit:

J. Crew Sailor Stripe Boatneck T-shirt

J. Crew Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt in White

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

Jimmy Choo Sandals (older style) similar here

My son’s striped shirt:

J.Crew Boys’ T-shirt in Classic Stripe

My husband’s striped shirt:

J. Crew Deck Striped T-shirt

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Doggie Stripes at Georgie

When I came home with my J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER purchases my husband said “Another striped long sleeve tee?”.  I am afraid to do an inventory count.  Then he saw the sequined dog and said, “THAT is a keeper”, which is something he rarely says.  His side (or should I say third of a side) of our closet it a carefully curated selection.  He is ruthless when it comes to cleaning out his closet.  If they had a men’s version of this t-shirt, he might be adding one more to his collection.

The tee-shirt is super soft.  I styled it with my J. Crew lookout high rise jeans, Panama hat and, of course, leopard flats.  We headed to a new favorite spot for coffee, tea and pastries, Georgie, in Beverly Hills.  My son says they make the BEST croissants.

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J. Crew for NET-A_PORTER sequin embellished striped jersey top

J. Crew Paulman Panama hat with indigo band (one sale!)

J. Crew Lookout high rise jeans (similar here)

J. Crew leopard Gemma flats

J. Crew bag (last year) this Rider Bag is a beautiful dark navy and a similar shape

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Stripes and Polka Dots in La Jolla

I love the dotted stripe of this long sleeved t-shirt in my favorite blue and white.  I just ordered it in pink stripes with navy dots from NET-A-PORTER  J. Crew capsule collection (available here).  This all blue version is available on the J. Crew website.  I am wearing the straightaway jean and mechanic field jacket with leopard flats and my pink Jane sunglasses to complete the look.  Everything is from J. Crew.

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J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

J. Crew Boatneck T-shirt with Dotted Stripes 

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

J. Crew Straightaway Jean

J. Crew Gemma Leopard Flats

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Leopard Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

All of the Stripes

J. Crew launched a capsule collection with NET-A-PORTER last week.  It is available in only a few stores and on NET-A-PORTER.  Once again they issued a challenge and I just could not resist.  The collection is centered around blue and white stripes and has some amazing pieces.  I love this silk crepe de chine shirt together with the reversible scarf.

My son came in mid-photo shoot and decided it needed something more.  I absolutely love this faux fur blue and white striped scarf.  The only question is who wore it best?

 

Thankfully it was a bit foggy in Los Angeles during the shoot.  The scarf is so cozy.

 

The collection is really fantastic.  You can purchase it on NET-A-PORTER and I have linked the pieces below.  Quantities are limited.

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J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Striped silk crepe de chine shirt

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Reversible printed silk-twill scarf

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Mariner faux fur scarf

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Toothpick Jean in Black (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

J. Crew Navy Sequined Flats (older style) these would look great (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

 

Crazy for Leopard

It is no secret that I love leopard print, so I naturally “leopardize”.  I am fluent in speaking J. Crew.  I featured this Drake’s silk shirt a couple of weeks ago with a white skirt in Pinking into Fall.  I love how different it looks with the leopard cardigan and black jeans.

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J. Crew Collection Drake’s Perfect Shirt in Bird’s of Paradise

J. Crew Jackie Cardigan in Leopard

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

J. Crew Sadie Flats in Leopard Calf Hair

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

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.

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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!

XO,

JAE

Wild Flamingo in Montecito

Saying goodbye to summer is hard.  Last week we got away for an end of the summer mini-vacation to Santa Barbara and had so much fun.  We stayed in Montecito where my husband and I were engaged and married as I mentioned in Pom-Poms at the Courthouse.  We had a great time with a visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo, beach and pool time, and some great meals.

I decided to add a pop of pink (wild flamingo to be exact according to J. Crew speak) to my navy in this outfit to reflect both my end of summer blues and my excitement for fall. These photos were taken at the Montecito Inn, which was built by Charlie Chaplin in 1928. You can read more about the history here.  The hotel is so charming and I love the archways.

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J. Crew Rhodes Blazer in Wild Flamingo

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Signet Bag in Dark Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

J. Margot Top in Navy Silk

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

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

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Cheers to the long weekend!

I am soaking up the last days of summer with family time, beach time, barbecues and yes, I think some bubbles are in order.  This summer was really fun.  My son shares my love of travel and we were great travel partners. We are working on our list for next summer as well as vacations this year.  My husband was able to join us on several trips.

France is definitely on the list.  My husband and I went to Paris two years ago on our first trip (that was more than one night) away from our son.  We had an amazing time.  I wrote about that trip and my inspiration for the blog in It all started in Paris with these shoes….  In the meantime, I am loving these Destination Art T-Shirts from J.Crew.  The Paris one goes so well with pink and my new Pink Jane sunglasses.

I toast to the last week of summer with a bottle of Veuve in the cutest insulated bag. 

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J. Crew “Paris” Destination Art T-Shirt

J. Crew Cashmere Sweater in Neon Hibiscus (on sale!)

J. Crew Paisley Gemma Flats

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jeans similar here (on sale ) and here

Cheers to the last week of summer!

XO,

JAE