Mani Monday – Sunflower Edition

 

Tall stems and long days – it’s Summer!  Sunflowers scream summer to me with their bright yellow and stems that seem to grow forever.  I am enjoying the longer days even if it does seem to make it impossible for my seven year to go to sleep.  He like, me wants to chase the light.  We take a later walk and scooter ride with the dog stopping along the way to smell the flowers.

The manic

 

ure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “First View” by Essie Couture Gel Color.

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Items featured in the post include:

J. Crew Embellished Top

J. Crew Floral Skirt (on sale!)

DVF Floral Sequin Skirt

J. Crew Tie Neck Top in Yellow

Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule

J. Crew Scarf

Equipment Dress

J. Crew Bell Sleeve Top (on sale!)

GAIA for J. Crew Bag

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Beach Blanket

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Mani Monday – Blue Stripes Edition

It’s no secret that I love all shades of blue and all manner of stripes, so this week’s mani falls into the neutral category for me.

It has been a little busy lately with the end of the school year and a lot going on as I am sure is the case for most of you.  In fact, you may have noticed there was no Mani Monday on Memorial Day.  I hosted a really fun dinner party on that Sunday and decided to take the holiday off.

My weekly manicures are regular polish, I have never tried a gel manicure on my nails.  I tried gel on my toes this winter which was a game changer.  Due to the process and fast drying I was able to walk out in socks and shoes and go have a workout right away.  I was excited to try Essie’s Gel Couture Color.  It has a “gel finish” without the process.  My manicure is currently on Day 8 and it looks brand new!

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Perfect Posture”  and “Surrounded by Studs” in Essie Gel Couture Color.

Items in the photos:

Saint James Striped Shirt

“Blue, The History of a Color”

Saint James Striped Tank

J. Crew Plaid Pants (on sale!)

“Indigo, The Color that Changed the World”

J. Crew Vintage Cropped Jeans with Patchwork (the most comfy jeans ever!)

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (also similar here)

J. Crew Stretch Seersucker Blazer

Carrie Forbes Sandals (similar here)

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 – Giraffe Edition

I am frequently asked where I come up with my nail art ideas.  Some weeks I know exactly what I want and it’s tied to an event or holiday.  Sometimes I am inspired by nail art that I see on Instagram.  More often I am inspired by fashion and what am wearing that day.  It is always a collaboration with the talented staff at Olive & June.  This Drake’s for J. Crew shirt (that I recently scored on super sale) served as inspiration this week. Besides, it was another chance to wear my favorite navy polish by Chanel.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Mariniere” by Chanel, “Salmon Run” by CND Vinylux and “Alpine Snow” by OPI.

Items featured in the photos include:

Drake’s for J. Crew Giraffe Print Bell Sleeve Top

J. Crew Western Shirt

Equipment Animal Print Blouse (on sale!)

Tod’s Loafers

J. Crew Crinkle Gingham Boy Shirt

LOEWE “see u later” clutch

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Watermelon Edition

Refreshing watermelon. Picnics. BBQs.  Parades.  Swimming.  Long days.  I can’t wait for my favorite season. It’s been a bit chilly in Los Angeles of late, but I’ve got summer on my hands.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Kiss Me I’m Brazilian” by OPI, “Minty” by RGB, and “Cake Pop” by CND Vinylux.

Items featured in the photos include:

Watermelon Coin Purse

Watermelon Glitter Bag

Watermelon Pouch

Gingham Shirt

Striped Bell-Sleeve top (on sale!)

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Evil Eye Edition

I am keeping positive this week and warding off evil with my mani.  I gave it a little twist with a new favorite shade of blue.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Bikini So Teeny”, by Essie.

Items in the photos:

J. Crew Plaid Popover

Mui Miu Faux Fur Slide

J. Crew Eyelet Top

Ruffle Stripe Cotton Poplin Top

Joie Embroidered Peasant Top

Joie Taj Silk Peasant Top

J. Crew Vintage Crop Jeans

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

 

Mani Monday – Ninth Anniversary Edition

J  & J forever!  Our wedding invitation monogram lives on.  It’s no secret that I love a good monogram.  We created this one for our wedding invitations and stationery nine years ago.  My mom surprised us on our wedding day with monogrammed champagne glasses. We added a little color (our favorite blues) and personalized our bedding and towels a few years ago.  I thought it was a tall order to turn it into nail art, but the nail artists at Olive & June are nothing short of amazing.

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

Items featured in the photos include:

J. Crew Shirting Striped Top

J. Crew Gingham Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew for New Balance Striped Pullover (on sale!)

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Easter Eggs Edition

We enjoyed a long weekend with family to celebrate Easter which included an Easter egg hunt, dying eggs and lots of candy.  I love all the pastels of the season. It was fun to choose not one, but five for this week’s mani.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are all CND Vinylux and are: Creekside, Sun Bleached, Cake Pop, Mint Convertible and Wisteria Haze.  They also have the best top coat.

Items in the photos:

J. Crew Liberty Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew Floral Bandana

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

J. Crew Striped Bell Sleeve Top

Prada Sandals

Le Creuset Baker (on sale!)

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Heart Edition

Heart on your sleeve? How about heart on your ring finger? My ninth wedding anniversary is this month. Mercury is in retrograde. Spring break and spring fever have brought a new energy (sass) to my seven year old. Some things make you feel the love while some things call on you to show more of the heart’s elixir , Regardless, more love and compassion are always a good thing.

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

Items in the photos:

Fitbit Flex 2 in navyFitbit Flex 2 in navy

J. Crew Embroidered Tie-Neck top in Indian Voile

Theory Tweed Jacket

New Balance x J. Crew Star-print Jacket (on sale!)

New Balance x J. Crew Striped In-Transit Pullover

Happy Monday!

XO.

JAE