Carmel to San Francisco

This jacket had the perfect pop of polish to take my jeans and gingham out to dinner. We dined at my old favorite Nob Hill Cafe on my last night in San Francisco. The Tweed Lady jacket with ties was also at home in a Carmel garden earlier that week. It a great piece for fall in my favorite navy with pops of pink.

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Navy Denim

Distressed Denim

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Memories from the Big Chair

“Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back”, was one of my favorite lines from “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears from the Songs from the Big Chair album.  My recent return to the Monterey Peninsula brought back all those memories.  XM radio 80s on 8 has made my seven year old a fan of the music at least.  He smiled when the cover band at the Tonga Room played it on our last night in San Francisco.

This preppy look is not much different from what I would have worn in high school other than I’m sure I was more hesitant to mix navy and black BACK THEN. 

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Sweater

Shoes

Denim

Sunglasses

Clutch (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Golden Gate Edition

“Just one more cable car ride, Mommy” said my seven year old on our last morning in San Francisco.  We had a hard time leaving “The City”.  A one night stay at the Fairmont was extended to two nights and then we were having such a great time we extended one more to make three.  I had been reluctant to visit San Francisco with my son.  I spent the first nine years of my post college, professional life in San Francisco before moving to New York City.  The city is filled with memories of my twenties.  Good memories, but I had felt finished with the city.  My son and I have started a tradition of taking mother son trips to new cities that neither of us has visited.  San Francisco meant returning to my past.  I ended up having a completely new experience and it was such a treat to see “The City” through my seven year old’s eyes.

On our last night we went to the Tonga Room at our hotel, the Fairmont, and had a blast.  The cover band was amazing and it was so much fun to watch them as they played in a boat that cruised around the plunge pool.  Every twenty minutes rain falls (with lightening) around the pool and my son was quick to put up his drink umbrella.

This week’s manicure commemorates our trip and was my son’s idea. The color is “Lace Me Up”, by Essie Gel Couture.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

A.L.C. Leopard Print Dress

Burberry Plaid Blouse

Burberry Printed Skirt

Zadig & Voltaire Plaid Shirt

Gucci Mule

MSGM Track Jacket

J. Crew New York Sweatshirt

New Balance for J. Crew Palm Print Leggings

New Balance for J. Crew Sneakers

Legend of Lido Clutch

“A Life of Adventure and Delight” by Akhil Sharma

“You’ll Grow Out of It”, Jessi Klein

San Francisco Travel Guide

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Flower Power

I just got back from San Francisco where the anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love is in full swing.  Check back next week for more on my adventures.  It was fun to spend some time in the city where I spent my twenties with my travel loving seven year old.

In the meantime, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to a close and I wanted to share two more floral looks.  I styled this floral blouse with these pants and pink suede shoes.  The shoes are almost sold out, but I think these and these would both look great.  I styled the same shoes with this blouse and jeans.  The sale end this Sunday, August 6th.

For the rest of my sale selections click here.

 

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Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE