Mani Monday – Navy Negative Space Edition

I try to stay positive except when it comes to nail art.  This week I  wanted something understated.  I went with navy and diagonal negative space on two nails.

The color is “Mariniere” by Chanel.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

J. Crew Striped Pouch

J. Crew Western Chambray Shirt

J. Crew Liberty Print Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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Pink Liberty

My husband and son surprised me with roses and cards a few days before Valentine’s Day.  This is a busy time of year for us.  Nine years ago we got engaged two days after Valentine’s Day.  We brought our son home from the hospital on Valentine’s Day seven years ago.

We were busy with my son’s birthday celebrations which included The Lego Batman Movie and a party for his friends that I wrote about here.  It was nice to have the roses over the weekend and they inspired my pink shoes that work so nicely with my new Liberty Print shirt from J. Crew.  My love of Liberty prints rivals my love of stripes and leopard print.  I have featured several other Liberty prints in May Liberty Flowers, Santa Barbara Mother’s Day, Liberty and Lavender, Fiddlehead Farm, Stripes and Liberty, and  Paisley Liberty

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J. Crew Liberty Print Shirt

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

AG Prima Jeans

Legends of Lido Clutch c/o

Prada Shoes (similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Paisley Liberty

It is hard for me to resist a Liberty Print.  You can see part of my Liberty print collection and read about my love of Liberty prints in  May Liberty Flowers.  This paisley shirt has a different twist with a club color.  I have styled it with grey denim.  All of the details and links are below.

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J. Crew Club Collar Perfect Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Necklace (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Denim in Grey

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Stripes and Liberty

I am fully embracing the recent J. Crew challenge to wear pink.  My new J. Crew Jane sunglasses are such a fun shade of pink.  I added a pop of pink and green to my new favorite Liberty shirt (that I previously featured in this post Fiddlehead Farm ) with a preppy pink and green striped long sleeve tee. This white denim pencil skirt is quickly becoming my new go to and is perfect for pairing with fall looks to still feel like summer.

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J. Crew Liberty Shirt

J. Crew Striped Sailor T-Shirt (25% off with code REFRESH)

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses

J. Crew White Denim Pencil Skirt (25% off with code REFRESH)

J. Crew Panama Hat (on sale!)

J. Crew Collection Shoes (older style), similar style here (25% off with code REFRESH)

25% off select styles (indicated above) with code REFRESH through August 22, 2016

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Fiddlehead Farm

The amazing farm stand/gourmet grocery store, Fiddlehead Farm, was a short walk from where we stayed on Martha’s Vineyard.  They had fresh produce from their farm and a perfectly curated selection of gourmet goodies including pie from the Pie Chicks.  We had the amazing Key Lime one night.  We also bought Chilmark Coffee Company coffee to brew at the house and it was to die for.  On one of my jaunts,  I wore a new Liberty print shirt from J. Crew, my J. Crew sunglasses, favorite lookout high rise jeans and leopard flatsJ. Crew did a recent “how to” post on the shirt here.  In my May Liberty Flowers post I wrote about my love of Liberty prints and included my collection of shirts.  I just had to add this one.  It is such a perfect print for multiple seasons.

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J. Crew Liberty Shirt

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Leopard Flats

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

Happy Shopping!

XO,

 

JAE

East River Sailing Club

Sailing the East River? That sounds fun. A friend and I kayaked the Hudson River one afternoon. We were alongside the garbage barges at various points. When I lived in New York City I lived in the West Village and occasionally walked home from work along the Hudson River. I did not spend that much time on the East Side, except for a few restaurants, uptown shopping and museums, of course. The one thing I really miss about New York is how easily accessible things were in comparison to Los Angeles. Sporting events, concerts, museums were all just a subway ride or (usually) quick cab ride away. I LOVED not having a car. I went to a lot more of these events. I’m sure accessibility had a lot to do with it. It’s a major hassle to get across Los Angeles to an event at most times of day. I’m on the West Side and I feel like Pasadena is another world.

While I lived in Manhattan I did and saw a lot. I had lots of visitors and did just about every touristy thing, too. It was a lot of fun. I have been trying to make sure my family does not stay too insulated in our little corner of Los Angeles. In yesterday’s post I talked about our trips to Griffith Park. We try to explore different areas as often as possible.

This t-shirt made me long for a New York trip this summer. We are heading East soon, but not to New York. In the meantime,  I’ll think about sailing the East River and my next trip to New York. I love the blue of this t-shirt and I styled it with my Liberty Gemma flats and favorite white jeans.

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J. Crew T-shirt (on sale plus 50% with code 48HOURS )

J. Crew shoes (on sale plus 50% with code 48HOURS )

AG Prima Jeans

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Denim on Denim

I can never have enough denim.  I love this Western Shirt from J. Crew and I love pairing denim in different washes.  My jeans are AG in 360 Contour.  They are so incredibly comfortable.  As the name suggests they stretch in all directions and completely keep their shape.  I have them in the Prima which has a slightly higher rise.  I added a new J. Crew necklace in my favorite navy and my J. Crew liberty flats to add a little pop of color.

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J. Crew Western Denim Shirt

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Shoes

AG Denim 360 Contour

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Liberty and Lavender

J. Crew Liberty shirts are hard for me to resist as a I mentioned a few weeks ago in this post.  I love this blue one that just came out last week. It is not my usual navy for a change and I love it with lavender.  The print pairs nicely with some flats from last year, but I have linked a current style that I think will also look great.  I get a lot of wear out of my J. Crew Rhodes white linen blazer.

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Outfit Details:

J. Crew Liberty Shirt

J. Crew Blazer

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Lavender Jeans at Calypso (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

May Liberty Flowers

I was first introduced to Liberty Art Print fabrics in High School.  My mother traveled internationally for work and brought home a skirt that you finished yourself from the Liberty Store in London on Regent Street.  It was a beautiful navy Liberty print and had an elastic waist.  You finished it by cutting and sewing it to your size.  I loved the print and remember it well.  My first trip abroad was to London and I remember visiting the Liberty Store on Regent Street and being in awe of all the fabrics.

For the last few years, J. Crew has had several Liberty Arts fabric prints in the collection.  They have been mostly used in shirts with a few other pieces (including a clutch I missed out on).  I have been collecting the shirts for a few years now.

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I wear them all the time and they are an easy way to elevate a basic button down with color.  The prints are classic, fun and easy to combine with other prints.  Below is a look I put together for Sunday morning breakfast with my family when we all woke up late.

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Floral and Stripes

J. Crew shirt (older style) / J. Crew flats (on sale plus 30% off code GETSHOPPING)

 

J. Crew just brought out these shoes in a fun red in Liberty Arts Fabrics Wiltshire print.  They happen to be in my favorite go-to Gemma style.  I ordered them right away, they are online only and still available.

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J. Crew Gemma Flats in Liberty Art Fabrics Wiltshire print

I styled them with stripes, a blazer and jeans.

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J. Crew Shirt (similar here) / J. Crew Blazer (similar here)/ J. Crew Jeans (similar here) / J. Crew belt in navy calf hair (others here)/ J. Crew Flats

I already picture a lot of looks with these shoes including working them into my July 4th look.  In the meantime, it is nice to have some May flowers on my feet.

Happy May!

XO,

 

JAE