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.

Happy Shopping!




New York State of Mind

I miss New York City on a daily basis.  I loved my life there even if I did feel like money just fell out of my pockets when I left my apartment.  Sometimes I am in shock that I have now lived in Los Angeles for eleven years.  I am married to a New Yorker that has no desire to move back.

In the meantime, I love this J. Crew New York T-shirt.  I featured it this summer in New York on the Vineyard and wore it on September 11 when we “visited” New York at Legoland’s Miniland in Sliding Doors.  It is back in stock along with the Paris version that I featured in Cheers to the long weekend! and I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard.  It is definitely time to plan some travel, but I will enjoy having my two favorite cities on my t-shirts while I dream about my next trip.

I styled my New York t-shirt with my favorite J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER coat that was previously featured in Keeping Warm in the Butler’s Pantry, red flats, jeans, sunglasses and a Sunday New York Times.


J. Crew New York t-Shirt

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER striped faux fur coat

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Denim (similar here and here)

J. Crew Suede flats (similar here)

Happy Shopping!



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.


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!




Mani Friday – Striped Edition

This week’s manicure is inspired by the J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER capsule collection.  I am loving all the blue and white stripes.  I featured three beautiful pieces on Monday in All of the Stripes and the cutest blue and white t-shirt adorned with a sequined dog in Doggie Stripes at Georgie.  The collection is a available in just a few J. Crew stores and on NET-A-PORTER.  Check it out as quantities are limited.

The color is “Cobalt” by RGB Cosmetics.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Happy Friday!



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.


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!



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.


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!