Mani Monday – Reinvent Me Edition

“I can take that meeting on Tuesday if that is the only time that works, but my chakras are likely to be a bit out of whack.”  I half joked to my husband as we were confirming a meeting.  “Well we don’t need that on a regular basis.  I’ll avoid Tuesdays in the future.”  Neither my husband nor I would be described as woo-woo or new age, but we both know that the class just works for me.

I go to classes regularly at Unplug, a meditation studio in Los Angeles where the Tuesday Chakra balancing class led by Camilla Sacre-Dallerup takes place.  She is a gift and her approach and strategies are so simple, yet profound.  I wrote about how her approach and a particular mediation bolstered my cleaner eating habits here.  I was so excited to get my hands on her new book, Reinvent Me.  The cover also served as the perfect nail art inspiration.

 

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Looks to Thrill” by Essie Gel Couture and “Alpine Snow” by OPI.

Items in the photos include:

J. Crew Scarf

Tory Burch Tote

Jonathan Simkhai Dress

Madewell Striped Tee

Loeffler Randall Slides

Hugo Boss Jacket

Joseph Fair Isle Sweater

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Star Edition

Who are the stars of your story? I have been asking myself that question in a number of ways.  In my meditation practice I am working on making my internal narrator a positive one.  That voice has a lot of air time and it is not always kind.

Last week my husband and I attended a memorial service for someone my husband worked with right after business school.  I never met her and she was gone far too young to breast cancer.  The service was beautiful and inspiring.  The stars of her story had genuine love for her.  She had made her friendships and interactions count. The finite nature of our lives was brought home, but I also thought about how she will remain a star in the stories of those whose lives she impacted.  Life is short.  I am dedicated to flashing the smile, extending the kindness, going the extra mile, attending the concert or performance and being present.  I want to be a positive star in the lives I touch and in my own story.

The manicure and nail art are Olive & June.  The color is “Haute to Trot” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items featured in the photos include:

Studded Jean Jacket

Gingham Bell Sleeve Top and Tweed Shoes

Floral Dress

Legend of Lido Clutch

Star T-shirt

Star Blouse

Star Dress

Chloe Heel

Faux Fur Jacket

Moon and Stars Sweatshirt

Embroidered Denim Shirt

Glitter Clutch and Pink Ruffle Sweater

Gucci Slide

Star Denim Jeans

Star Denim Dress

Star Purse

Miu Miu Shoes

Kate Spade Bag

J. Crew Jacket

Givenchy Bag

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Navy French Edition

My trip to Paris three years ago keeps popping up in my Facebook memories.  So for this week I wanted something French.  I decided on a French manicure, but replaced the typical white with navy for a twist.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Spool Me Over” and “Surrounded by Studs” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Rugby Shirt

Camo Tee

Au Revoir Sweatshirt

Windowpane Jeans

Beaded Top

Floral Dress

Floral Sneaker

Gucci Mule

Velvet Top

Floral Top

Tory Burch Tunic

Happy Monday!

XO,
JAE

Mani Monday – Clouds Edition

The last few days I have been in a post vacation back to reality mode that includes dreaming about my next adventure.  My head has definitely been in the clouds.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Perfect Posture” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Rag & Bone Camo Jacket

Frame Skirt and Blouse

Akris Cream Top

Antonello Tedde Bag (similar here)

Clare V Pouch

Clare V Bag (similar here)

Tod’s Driving Shoes

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Sunglasses Edition

Sunglasses with my favorite yellow polish which happens to be called Sun Bleached.  I love this color and I am always in my shades.  Here are a few great pairs to pick up for the end of summer.  I love these by J. Crew, Chloe, DVF, and Illesteva.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Sun Bleached” by CND Vinylux.

Item featured in the photos include:

J. Crew California Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses Tee

Tod’s Driving Shoes in Orange

J. Crew Factory Cork Clutch

Sophie and Lilli Hand Painted Custom Water Color Portrait

RX Bar (so good!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy (on sale!)

“Gaston” by Kelly DiPucchio

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Pastel Half Dip Edition

As I start to shop for fall  am still enjoying summer, so I feel half in at times.  I meditate regularly and work on staying in the present moment.  This forward planning seasonal fashion seems at odds with present moment thinking at times.  Especially when summer weather lasts through early fall in Southern California.  So a half dip fit the bill, but in pastels.

Speaking of planning ahead, I am co-hosting a shopping event at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles in August.  Stay tuned for details here and on Instagram.

The gel manicure (my first gel manicure!) and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are Cake Pop, Sun Washed, Creekside, Salmon Run all by CND Shellac.  For the same colors in weekly polish click here.

Items featured in the photos include:

Striped Clutch (similar here)

James Perse Striped Tee

J.Crew Striped Men’s Tee

Pleione Top

J.Crew Rainbow Gingham Flats

Ebbets Field “Hawaii” tee in mens and boys

J.Crew Liberty Seavees

J.Crew Denim Shirt

Ebbets Field “Surf Riders” tee in mens and boys

Tory Burch Tunic

Tory Burch Flats

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

J.Crew Seersucker Blazer

Vince Flats

DVF Striped Dress

 

Mani Monday – Purple Rainbow Edition

Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  This week’s mani was inspired by fall colors, new jean styles (like these cute Frame jeans with zippers that bring me back to high school), and all these great prints.  I styled eight looks in Friday’s post and there will be more to come this week..  Several items that served as inspiration (some not from the sale) are linked below.

The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.  The color is “Dress Call”, Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the post include:

DVF Striped Dress (above)

Rebecca Taylor Blouse (#nsale)

Ted Baker Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew T-Shirt

Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

No. 21 Floral Blouse

Equipment Blouse (#nsale)

Equipment Striped Shirt with Stars (#nsale)

Rag & Bone Denim Skirt

Rag & Bone Wristlet

J. Crew Sweater

J. Crew Yellow Pouch

J. Crew Lavender Eyelet Top

Kayu Designs Pear Clutch (on sale!)

DVF Floral Blouse

DVF Striped Dress

Rebecca Minkoff Scarf

Clare V Purse

Gucci Rainbow Kicks

Gucci Mule

Tory Burch Flat (#nsale)

Jimmy Choo Slides

Christian Loubitan Shoes

Mani Monday – Rainbow Edition

Love is Love.  In addition to supporting Gay Pride this weekend, this rainbow mani just cheered me up every time I looked at it.  Who doesn’t love a rainbow?  After rain, it is a beautiful surprise.  A rainbow, like love, goes with everything.

The colors are Essie Gel Couture “Haute to Trot”, Essie Gel Couture “Fairy Tailor”, (also available with Top Coat here).  The rainbow was made with Nars “Night Out”, OPI ” Live Love Carnaval”, Essie “Mojito Madness”, OPI “Big Apple Red”, and Essie “Clambake”.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

Balenciaga Velvet Boots

Gianvito Rossi Denim Heels

Givenchy Pink Bag

Chloe Blush Bag

Tabitha Simmons Polka Dot Slides

Stella McCartney Demin Bag

The Row White Wristlet

The Row Gold Slides

J. Crew Gingham Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Pink Gingham Shirt

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Camellia Edition

It is hard to think about a camellia and not also think about Coco Chanel.  My son and I have been reading this book about the life of Coco Chanel at bedtime, so I have had Chanel on the brain.  The polish is subtle matte pink and I love the little touch of camellia.  I think Coco would approve…

The color is “Pink Rubber” by Chanel. It is a matte finish.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

J. Crew Pink Rattan Clutch

Equipment Ainsley Button Down Floral

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer

J. Crew Embroidered Top

J. Crew Pineapple Print Skirt

J. Crew Large Pouch with Glitter

Fendi Bags

Equipment Know Lace up Floral Print Shirt

Equipment Aubrey Dress

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Stars Edition

The stars were all out last night.  Our family Oscar viewing party included a fort in the family room, and Postmates delivery of Bareburger (yum!).  If you have not tried Postmates, it is amazing and with code ryi1k your first delivery is free.

We had a ballot contest. My son is seven and it was his first time participating.  The only movie on the ballot he had seen was Zooptopia.  He was asleep before it was over and he missed being the winner for a few minutes and then coming in second.  He had picked “La La Land” for just about everything.  Sadly, I came in last.  At least I have stars on my nails to get me through the week.

The colors are Chanel Velvet Nail Colour in “Pink Rubber”, Chanel Long Wear Nail Colour in “Ballerina”, and Chanel Long Wear Nail Colour in “Camelia”.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Links to items pictured:

Drake’s for J. Crew Bandana with Elephant Print

Perfect shirt in Liberty Edenham floral

J. Crew Chambray Dress

J. Crew Charlie Slides

J. Crew Star Print Jeans

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE