Bundled Up in Leopard

I can not wait for the temperatures to drop!  I am looking forward to rocking my faux fur leopard coat with everything from workout wear to evening wear.  I styled it with navy and my new favorite kicks.  My sweater is on sale and is so versatile.  I styled it here with a shirt under it.

 

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Coat

Sweater

Denim

Shoes

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

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May Flowers

Bring on the May Poles, flowers,  and Mother’s Day.  May is such a promising month with the longer days, but it is also so busy.  As the school year is coming to an end there is so much going on.

My love of Liberty prints is well documented.  I initially bought this print in the shirt and then decided I have enough shirts.  Then I saw this blazer (which is currently on sale and available in lots of sizes) and I thought it was a fun new way to wear the print.  I love the ruffle detail.

I wore it for Easter and styled it with white jeans, a white linen t-shirt and leopard print accessories.

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J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer(on sale!)

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Linen T-shirt

J. Crew Shoes (similar here and here)

J. Crew Belt (similar here and here)

J. Crew Blouse (similar here)

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Modern Suiting

Double Breasted?  Tweed?  Solid? I started thinking about my first suit as early as I can remember.  I think it was Kindergarten.  I remember my first tweed suit (with a skirt of course) that I got for intern interviews in college.  I have lost count of the suits I have had over the years.  I currently have only three.  I recently had a meeting where I needed to be dressed up, but most certainly not in a matched suit.  I wanted to style the pants from one of my Theory suits, the other is Hugo Boss.  I went out in search of a jacket and found not one, but two, that worked well with the pants and my favorite leopard print accessories

Theory Jacket Tweed

Theory Jacket White

Theory Pants (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here and here)

J. Crew Belt (similar here and here)

J. Crew Blouse (similar here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO.

JAE

 

Double Leopard

Sometimes less is more.  In fact, that is usually my motto.  Then there are times when more is more.  For this look I doubled down on leopard print.  This equipment blouse is the same cut as I recently discovered in Happy Anniversary – Navy Leopard.  I kept the rest of the look simple with black skinny jeans, leopard heels and a gold clutch.

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Equipment Adalyn Blouse

J. Crew Leopard Heels (similar here and here)

J. Crew Toothpick Jeans

Gold Clutch (similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Too Good to Be True

Collection Calf Hair pumps at 50%?!!! J. Crew is on day two of a forty-eight hour 50 % off sale on select items (see them all here).  My new favorite leopard heels and leopard flats are on the list (along with a few other items below).   I wear the flats with everything and they are so comfortable.  I just received the heels for Christmas and they are already in heavy rotation.

You can click on any of the photos below to get link to the original blog post.  The code GOSHOP is good until 11:59 pm eastern on January 18, 2017.

J. Crew Colette d’Orsay Pump in Leopard Calf Hair

J. Crew Silk Blouse (also 50% off)

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

J. Crew Oversized Combo Stripe Shirt (also 50% off)

J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket (also 50% off)

The code is GOSHOP for 50% off of select items.  It is good until 11:59 pm eastern on January 18, 2017.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Greenery

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.

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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!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Resolutions and Intentions

Ever since I could put pen to paper, I would make New Year’s resolutions.  Each year there would be lists that most certainly included “lose weight” from my teenage years on.  The last few years the idea of resolutions has evolved into intentions.  I set intentions regularly on a weekly or even daily basis in my meditation practice.

This year rather than declaring “lose weight” as a resolution (though admittedly, I would love to lose a few lbs) I want to feel healthy and vital.  It has become clear that eating certain foods — dairy, sugar, corn and gluten. – does not make me feel good and at times downright uncomfortable.  This week I have eliminated the aforementioned  foods to see if I feel better.  It’s only day four and I already do feel better.  The more I eat cleanly, the more I want to keep going and build my resolve.

I was fortunate to kick this intention off with a “Reinvention” Hypnosis at my favorite mediation studio Unplug, with the always inspiring Camilla Sacre-Dallerup that is based on her upcoming book “Reinvent Me”.  The mediation made a huge difference.  I started the elimination of dairy, sugar, gluten and corn in earnest on Monday.  After the Friday class, I found myself resisting the temptation of the all the yummy Christmas leftover cookies and chocolate.  The part of my brain that said “No, this won’t make you feel good” was loudest – and victorious.

I am keeping lots of good snacks on hand and planning meals.  This morning I will give Bulletproof coffee a try which will leave only two meals a day to prepare.  I don’t eat red meat.  If any of you have great “Whole 30” recipes or tricks, please reply in the comments section.

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My outfit from a recent trip to the fabulous new natural market with locations in California, Lazy Acres.

J. Crew Tippi Sweater

J. Crew Signet Bag in Bright Sea

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

Happy, Healthy 2017.

XO,

JAE

 

 

Neutrals at Sunset

Leopard is definitely a neutral for me.  I love mixing it with stripes and plaid and other patterns, but I also love the way it pops with black and white.  My new leopard heels that I was so excited to get for Christmas (more on that in Leopard Surprise) are so easy to wear.  My number one criteria for shoes is comfort and these heels are very comfortable.

I styled them with my J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans, J. Crew Black Cashmere Cardigan, a white shirt and my J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses.  You can expect to see more of these heels.

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J. Crew Leopard Heels

J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans

J. Crew Cashmere cardigan

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses

Lafayette 148 Shirt similar here and here (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Stripes and Bows

Is it really over?  The holidays arrive like a speeding train with all the preparations, shopping and decorating.  Then each year the train departs until next year in the blink of an eye.  I was happy to capture a little bit more of the holiday with this tree and bows.

Yes, I am wearing another striped shirt.  I love the grosgrain ribbon details.  I styled it with my new J. Crew Signet bag, black toothpick jeans, leopard flats and Ryan sunglasses.

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J. Crew Top

J. Crew Signet Bag in Bright Sea

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Toothpick Jean in Black

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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.

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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!

XO,

JAE