Spontaneous Starry Saturday

My first Saturday blog post.  I had to share this Star-Print Windbreaker from the New Balance for J. Crew active wear collection.  I loved the first roll out of the New Balance for J. Crew active wear and featured it in Pattern Mix Hits the Gym.  I longed for a zip jacket.  I need a jacket to carry my phone and keys and I love to have a jacket for warmth in the cold and sun protection.  This jacket is perfect for all that and even makes it impossible to use rain as an excuse not to work out.

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The star print is so cute!

Windbreaker / Cropped Leggings / Shorts / Crop Top

It is no secret I am partial to navy and the Star-print Windbreaker works perfectly with my Fitbit Flex 2 in navy and New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings, which are hands-down THE most COMFORTABLE leggings I have every worn. Best of all, I never need to pull them up, they stay put.

I have to admit there are days where I wear my active wear all day.  Sometimes it is one of those days where I intend to workout and won’t take it off until I do.  Other times it is just one of those busy days with back to back meetings and activities. Luckily, I  swap one piece (jacket or legging) and look professional.  I love that this line is so stylish that I don’t feel like I need to hide or apologize for my workout attire.  My real dilemma at this point is what NOT to buy, because I love it all.  I feel sorry for my other active wear that is just taking up drawer space while the New Balance for J. Crew is on constant repeat and it was just about half the price!

Rain or Shine – I will look stylish

Windbreaker / Jane Sunglasses / Vintage T-shirt (with monogram) / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers/ Striped Capri Leggings / Performance Leggings / Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

I can see this windbreaker working with more than active wear.

Windbreaker / Lookout High-Rise Cropped White Jean / Liberty Gemma Flats (similar here) / Striped St. James Tee (similar here) / Fitbit Flex 2 in navy / Striped Gemma Flats (similar here) / Vintage T-shirt in navy  / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

Be sure to take advantage of the current promotion, all active wear is 25% off through tomorrow, February 5th at 11:59 PM eastern with the  code SHOPNOW.  In addition to the star print, these two pieces are also on my list (if I can hold myself to only two more).

Pink Packable JacketIn-Transit pull-over in stripe

Here is a full list of everything in the post (there are also links below each photo).

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings

New Balance for J. Crew lightweight running short in star print

New Balance for J. Crew high-waisted performance crop leggins in star print

New Balance for J. Crew star-print windbreaker

New Balance for J. Crew performance crop top in star print

New Balance for J. Crew performance capri leggings in stripe

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Vintage Cotton T-Shirt in navy (with monogram)

J. Crew Lookout high-rise crop jean in white

J. Crew Liberty Flats

J. Crew Gemma Cap-Toe Flats

J. Crew Saint James Tee

New Balance for J. Crew Packable Jacket in Pink

New Balance for J. Crew in-transit pullover in stripe

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Friday – Navy Leopard Edition

This was a good week for The Navy Leopard.  I am feeling very grateful and inspired.  This week’s mani was inspired by the New Balance for J. Crew active wear that I have been wanting to wear 24/7. It was featured on Tuesday in Pattern Mix Hits the Gym.  I actually changed out of other active wear today to put it back on, it’s that comfortable!

The color is “Incognito in Sausalito” by OPI.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Thank you for all of your support of the blog.

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Pattern Mix Hits the Gym

I really did not want to like the just launched New Balance for J. Crew active wear.  I have a lot of active wear already.  I was lured in by the color and styles (Hello, navy pattern mix!).  Then I tried it on…It is ridiculously comfortable and the rise and waistband are at the perfect spot.  The price point is just over half of some other active wear brands, to boot.  My only concern became how much to buy and how I would make room for it, as I wanted it all.  The look below is going to be on constant repeat.   My other active wear is about to feel neglected.

An added bonus is that it is easy to style with all my favorite navy pieces, so that I can run errands to and from a workout.  I styled the performance capri leggings in stripe with the in-transit long sleeve shirt in polka dot.  I added my favorite J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER faux fur scarf, Ryan Sunglasses, my own bag and my favorite navy leopard kicks.  If you have not read the story of my inspiration for the name of the blog as a result of these shoes, its here.

Even the accessories are perfect!  I love the colors of these hairbands and they are just the right size.

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J. Crew Hair Ties

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New Balance for J. Crew Performance Capri Leggings in Stripe

New Balance for J. Crew In-Transit Long Sleeve T-shirt in Polka Dot

J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Faux fur scarf

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

Stella McCartney for Adidas Kicks (older style).  These New Balance for J. Crew kicks would be perfect!

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE