A Little Leopard

East Hampton, 1997

“Jenni, what did you buy? I left you for 10 minutes. That’s a big bag”. Elizabeth exclaims as she crosses Main Street with our iced coffees.

“A couple of bags. Great sale.”

“Let me see. Let me see. Oh Zadig & Voltaire. Nice. I love the black one and the duffle is great. A leopard print handbag? Really?”

“Yes, I love it. It adds a little something and says I’m a risk taker. “

She laughs.

“Just wait. I’ll carry it on the flight home to San Francisco. You never know who I’ll meet.”

“Well if anyone can pull it off, it’s you”.

My first leopard print purchase.  It was followed quickly by a belt and adorable pair of sandals (that have survived many a closet purge). Back then leopard was a simple embellishment mixed mostly with black and white. I had yet to embark on pattern mixing.

Los Angeles, 2017

“Hi I’m home.”

“Hi do you need help with anything from the car”. says my husband from the family room.

“No I’m good. I race up to the closet”.

I quickly hang up my new jacket.

“Hold on what’s THAT?”

“A new jacket. Do you like it?”

“It’s a bit much.”

“I think it’s just the right amount of much.”

Leopard is now in most parts of my wardrobe and even in my home decor (in shades of blue of course). This jacket is more leopard than I usually wear, and I love it. I styled it with my ark bag, denim, sneakers and a white tee. There is even a leopard pouch hiding in my ark (for a pop of print and to keep the Ark tidy).


Jacket (similar here, here and here)

Linen T-shirt (similar here, here and here)

Ark Bag (also here and here)

Leopard Pouch (inside Ark) here, here and here

Denim (on sale!) this new wash and this new wash are on my list

New Balance Kicks

Sunglasses (similar here, here and here)

Happy Styling!



Blue Plaid

Next week J. Crew launches their holiday collection with plenty of my favorite plaid.  In the meantime, I am keeping it blue with this shirt styled with a pom-pom sweatshirt, dark denim and leopard print accessories. My son has the boy’s version and he styled it with blue cords that are so stretchy and comfortable (which for an active seven year old boy is a must)


Pom Pom Sweatshirt (on sale!)

Plaid Shirt


Shoes (older style similar here, here and here)


Happy Friday!




Beautiful Waste of Time

J.Crew has done it again with another cute travel t-shirt that I could not resist.  They have several new travel and destination t-shirts here and most of them are 20% off with the code MUSTHAVE until February 16, 2017. You can see how I styled some of the others in: London Calling, Dreaming of Paris, New York State of Mind, I’ll take Paris and the Vineyard and New York on the Vineyard.

I have styled the Italian Travel T-shirt (which translates to “You were a beautiful waste of time” with my Regent Blazer in Chambray, Slim Broken-In Boyfriend Jean in White, Gemma Leopard Flats, Leopard Belt and Ryan Sunglasses (all from J. Crew).


J. Crew Chambray Regent Blazer (similar here)

J. Crew Italian Logo T-Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats (on sale!)

J. Crew Leopard Print Calf Hair Belt

J. Crew Slim Broken-in Boyfriend Jean in White

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lipcolor in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!



Leopard Surprise

There has always been one pair of #shinyponies from J. Crew that I have wanted, but never splurged on, the Colette D’Orsay Pump in Leopard Print.  My mom surprised me with them this year.  I was so excited when I opened them that I had to immediately put them on with my plaid pajamas and leopard print Santa hat.  My two favorite neutrals, leopard print and plaid, work so well together.


J. Crew Colette D’Orsay Shoes

J. Crew Plaid Pajamas (last year) this year’s style (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!



Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I want all of the plaid and all of the leopard print, please.  Is that too much to ask? They look so great together.




J. Crew Perfect Shirt

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans

J. Crew Gemma Leopard Flats

J. Crew Large Plaid Pouch

Happy Shopping!