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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I styled them with stripes, a blazer and jeans.
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.