Mani Monday – Bunny Edition

Happy Easter!  Happy Passover!  Happy Spring!

I am ringing in Spring Break with the cutest little bunny I ever did see.  I love the eyelash detail and the robin’s egg blue color.

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

Items in the photos include:

Pink Floral Slides

Equipment Blouse

Bunny Dishes

Blue Distressed Hoodie

Heart Print Top

Bunny Mug

Truss Striped Bag

Pink and White Striped Top

Striped Canvas Bag

Pink Army Jacket

Satin Bow Mules

Blue Denim Mules

Striped Jacket with Ties

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Evil Eye Edition

I still have not broken my shopping detox,  but I have my (evil) eye on this bag for summer.  I feel like when I finally buy something it will be significant.  This bag is a contender too.  I love the denim.  I also love this limited edition year of the dog clutch.

My son had last week off school and we visited my parents in San Diego.  The week included trips to Legoland and Old Town.  It also included a quick shopping trip.  My mom was amazed that I left empty handed (a first!).  I do have a J.Crew reward card that will expire soon and I have my eye on this western chambray shirt (a lighter shade than the one I have and wear ALL the time), these flats, and this jumpsuit.  I have been holding off spending the reward card (it does have an expiration date) to keep the detox going.  I am deciding if spending the reward card counts.  It seems silly to let it go to waste.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Don”t Bossa Nova Me Around” by OPI.

Items in the photos include:

Tartan Wallet

Embroidered Chambray Top

Heart Pouch

Mani Monday – Pretty in Pink Editon

This pink, “Haute to Trot”, instantly lifted my mood and brought out more pink in my wardrobe.  It’s definitely bolder than a light pink, but still reads neutral.  I kept the art simple with some fun white lines.

My son was head over heels for his birthday mani last week and suggested that I always get something related to Star Wars.  I just might have to incorporate a Porg (the adorable birds in the latest movie).  I learned that there were so many puffins on the island where they filmed that they decided to write them into the story and then animated their eyes.  I think I love them even more now.  We could not resist a stuffed version this weekend that had to come home with us.

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

Floral Top

Star Convertible Clutch

Patchwork Kimono

Liberty Skirt and Sleeveless Top

Striped Sweater Dress

Floral Cardigan

Floral Mule

Logo Mule

Striped Sweater

Floral and Striped Top

Striped Shirt

Heart Sweatshirt

Rainbow Ark Bag in Small and Mini

Camo Hoodie

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Navy Sparkle Edition

“What is he doing?” I think to my sleepy self.  “Is he putting away Christmas?” I consider with both delight and frustration.  I want to put it away myself, my way, but how nice would it be to wake up and have it done.  I need more sleep.  I try to rest and finally get up.  I descend the stairs and I am awash with memories.  The dining room table is set with our wedding china and place mats I was not even sure would work with our new table (they do).  “I just thought we should head into 2018 and our tenth anniversary by going back to our foundation.”  We have not used our china much since having our son, (who is quite careful with things).  I head into the kitchen and put my coffee into a breakfast cup and saucer just like when we were newlyweds, and everything just feels a little more civilized.

My pre-detox is going well, more on that this week.  My New Year’s Mani is full of sparkle and I am ready to close out 2017 and welcome 2018.

The mani is by Olive & June.  The colors are “Surrounded by Studs” by Essie Gel Couture and Essie Luxeffects top coat in “Summit of Style”.

 

Items in the photos include:

Plaid Tray (on sale!)

Plaid Flannel Pajamas (on sale!)

Velvet Coatigan

Velvet Mules

Leopard Velvet Blazer

Black Sequin Cami

Bow Sweatshirt

Sparkle Sweater

Black Silk Top

Sequined Tee

Tapestry Blazer (on sale!)

Camo Jeans (on sale!)

Happy New Year!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Red Dot Edition

I finally gave in.  I was visiting my parents this past weekend and they needed help with their tree.  I sent my husband a photo of my son and I working on the tree and when we got home he had gotten all of our holiday stuff out.  So I did not one, but two trees this weekend.  The house feels so cozy and it is nice feeling like I am ahead of the game, at least for now.  It’s only a matter of time before we start listening to the holiday station on sirius/xm.

I’m holding out on holiday themed manis for a a little longer.  This week I went with a light pink and red dot.  I thought it would coordinate with all the plaid starting to make the scene.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Dress is More” by Essie Gel Couture.  This polish has gel wear-ability while still being regular polish.  It is finished by this topcoat.

Gucci Fur Slippers

Striped Polo Sweater

Spectra Fringed Caridgan

Chambray Shirt with Embroidered Hearts

Beaded Clutch

Pink and White Striped Shirt

Plaid Jacket

Faux Fur Striped Stole

Snake Mule

Studded Red Plaid Shirt

Studded Floral Sneaker

Floral Silk Dress

Faux Fur Pom

Wool Leopard Topcoat

Metallic Silk Blouse

Striped Pajama Bottoms

Crewcuts Pink Floral Dress

Glitter Clutch

Cashmere Heart Beanie

Star Print Top, Dress, and Skirt

Tory Burch Pink Gemini Link Tote

Plaid Boyfriend Shirt

Long Cardigan

Pink Jacket

Plaid Ruffle Shirt

Equipment Floral Blouse

Kimono Sweater

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

 

Mani Monday – Navy Flowers Edition

“Look they replaced Billy Joel with a Holiday channel” said my seven year old from the back seat.  “I am not ready for that.  We can start listening to it after Thanksgiving.  How about 80s on 8?” I replied.  Then we went to Target and I could not help picking up this fair isle dog bed they have it in my favorite plaid too.  I came home and ordered matching monogrammed Santa pajamas for everyone (adult and kids sizes).  The whole family will be ready for Santa in terms of sleep.

I have not put on the holiday music just yet.  I am planning my holiday manis, but I am definitely not going to start them until December (O.K. maybe right after Thanksgiving).  This week’s mani is a nod to fall and also the warm weather we have been having in Los Angeles.  It actually finally cooled to below seventy degrees today.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors is “Surrounded by Studs” and “Dress is More” by Essie Gel Couture (use with this topcoat for gel-like wear and it’s polish),

Items featured in the photos include:

The GREAT Shirt

Gucci Mary Janes

Rag & Bone Pinstripe Pants

Harvey Faircloth Jacket with Faux Fur

Ghurka Tote

La Vie Dress

Vince Camuto Mules

Harvey Faircloth Vintage Camo Jacket

Ted Baker Floral Top

Alice and Olivia Floral Top

Sandro Sweater

Madewell Heels

A.L.C. Floral Blouse (on sale!)

La Vie Chambray top

J.Crew Floral Vest (on sale!)

Veronica Beard Jacket

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – from Whine to Wine Edition

The heat in Southern California has brought out a little whining in me about the lack of fall weather.  I recently heard someone say that they did not understand how people could complain about the heat, when we really have endless summer.  It was an ah-ha moment for me and a reminder that I was not enjoying the present.  I love warm weather.  I decided to embrace that extension of summer but also decided it was time for a fall mani.  So I went from whine to wine.  I love this burgundy color and added a little abstract plaid with two more colors and some negative space.  Looking down at my fall nails even in ninety degree heat makes me smile and welcome fall.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Gala Vanting”, “Take Me to Thread” and “Surrounded by Studs” all by Essie Gel Couture.  This polish is amazing.  It is not gel, but lasts forever and rarely chips.

Items in the photos include:

Ferragamo Flats

Faux Fur Vest

Bernardaud Naxos Mug

Madewell Striped Tee

Ted Baker Dress

Sandro T-shirt

Ted Baker Dress

J.Crew Floral Top

Joie Leopard Bomber

All Saints Zebra Dress

J.Crew Pebble Print Top

Karen Millen Sweater

Vince Plaid Bomber Jacket

Gucci Snake Flats

J. Crew Faux Fut Vest

Tory Burch Plaid Plants

J. Crew Plaid Bomber

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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

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