Mani Monday – A Touch of Pink Edition

“Allez les Bleus” was a tough act to follow.  I got so many compliments on last weeks’s mani.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we had a serious case of world cup fever in my house.  We had so much fun watching the game and enjoying a red, white and blue breakfast yesterday.

Then it was off to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  My son found some new kicks (not in the sale).  In case you missed my picks from the sale, they are here.  The last two years I have picked up the Tumi dopp kit for first my husband and then my son.  As I packed my family for Paris this year, I realized I could use one.  It’s in a cool blue this year and I highly recommend it for travel.  My husband has his eye on this jacket.

I think this top and this top add a fun pop of color.

This week I went from blue to pink for a change of pace.  I found the cutest bag I may need to scoop up for an upcoming vacation.

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

Items in the photos include:

Striped Dress

Geometric Mini Skirt (on sale!)

Striped Dress

Rainbow Maxi Dress


Elephant Coin Purse

Tweed Skirt

Floral Slip Dress

We Are Leone Wrap Dress

Floral Gown

Camo Denim Jacket (also in Leopard)

Raffia Bag with Pink Fringe

Floral top and skirt

Happy Monday!



Pink and Camo

I’m staying in the pink after my Pretty in Pink mani.  I love the contrast with my tropical clutch and my Wit+Wisdom camo jeans.  They are so comfortable! They come in these great colors and I love this demin version, all for under $100.   If you have not tried Wit+Wisdom check them all out here.



Gingham Shirt  also here (similar herehere , here and here)

Camo Jeans

Shoes (similar herehere and here)

Sunglasses (similar here and here)

Happy Styling!



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!





Pink Pineapple

After coveting this bag  (also here) and waiting for it to arrive, it did not disappoint.  I have been wearing it nonstop with everything and it holds everything.  I styled it with this fun pineapple blazer from J. Crew, white denim, pink sunglasses and gold espadrilles.



J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)

J. Crew T-shirt (similar here)

J. Crew Sandals (similar here)

J. Crew Sunglasses (on sale!)

AG Prima White Jeans

Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Large (with sooner shipping!) also here

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!



Summer Casual

Now is the time to pick up some easy summer pieces on sale.  Everything in this outfit is on sale (except the shoes) including my favorite pink bag!  This is an easy casual look that still looks polished and is comfortable on the warmer days of summer.


J. Crew Lace-up Popover (on sale!)

J. Crew Chambray Ruffle Skirt (on sale!)

J. Crew Signet bag (this color now on sale!)

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Jimmy Choo Sandals (older style similar here)

Happy Friday!



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!



Bohemian Prep

A love a good mix of classic preppy with a softer bohemian edge.  My new favorite Legend of Lido clutch has the perfect pop of pink with my pink gingham shirt.  I styled them with my new Vintage Crop jeans (I can not stop wearing them) and my hot pink driving shoes that I picked up in Antwerp in 2005 (that story here).

jcrew pink gingham legends of lido prada 6

J. Crew Crinkle Gingham Boy Shirt also available here

J. Crew Vintage Crop Jeans with Patchwork

Legend of Lido Estancia Clutch c/o

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

Prada Driving Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!



Pink Lady

My love of liberty prints is well documented.  When I saw this lady jacket from J. Crew with Liberty print trim, I had to have it. I styled it with a striped ruffled shirt, signet bag (with pom-pom), white jeans and denim pom-pom flats.

You can see more of my Liberty print looks in these posts starting with my collection and introduction to them in London: May Liberty Flowers, Santa Barbara Mother’s Day, Liberty and Lavender, Denim on Denim, East River Sailing Club, Fiddlehead Farm, Stripes and Liberty, Paisley Liberty,and  Pink Liberty.

jcrew lady signet flatlay

J. Crew Lady Jacket with Liberty Trim

J. Crew Striped Shirt

J. Crew Signet Bag in Fuchsia Bloom

J. Crew Pom-Pom (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (older style, but these and these would look great)

AG Prima Jeans

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

Have a great weekend.




Holy Matcha!

I was in San Diego last weekend and I had to check out the newest matcha bar, Holy Matcha, that just opened in North Park.  They have the most beautiful rose photo wall and decor.  The menu is perfectly curated with a just few items and everything is gluten-free and vegan. 

Since I knew the decor was going to be amazing and there would be plenty of photo opportunties, I kept my look simple with a pop of pink.  I am wearing a bell-sleeved silk blouse, Signet bag in fuchsia bloom, lookout high-rise jeans and leopard Gemma flats, all from J. Crew.


J. Crew Blouse

J. Crew Signet Bag in Fuchsia Bloom

J. Crew Pom-Pom (similar here)

J. Crew Lookout High-Rise Jeans

J. Crew Gemma Leopard Flats (on sale!)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!




Tickled Pink

I am tickled pink about several of the new arrivals from J. Crew.  I went for this black and white geometric top, but had to add three shades of pink and my favorite new pink lip color by Chanel.  I don’t tend to wear lipstick.  I can still hear my mom saying ” You need lipstick” as I was leaving the house in High School.  I guess it is still a way of rebelling.  The truth is, it just doesn’t stay on and gets on my water bottle.

At a gift exchange over the holidays, a Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color was the hot gift that kept being stolen.  I mentioned it to friend and she got me one for Christmas.  You apply the lip stain, wait a few minutes and then add a gloss.  It stays on all day without being drying.  I am wearing Darling Pink.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan (on sale!)

J. Crew Pouch

J. Crew Toothpick Black Demin

Prada Shoes similar here and here

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Shopping!