Casual Stripes

Tied with my love of leopard is my love of blue and white, particularly blue and white stripes.  I am always excited when I spot a new take on the classic blue and white.  This J. Crew shirt has a club collar and the fabric is a textured jacquard with the coolest buttons. The jeans are also a new J. Crew cut and style called the straightaway.  I love the exposed button fly.  I had forgotten how comfortable a button fly can be.

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J. Crew Club Collar Striped Shirt

J. Crew Straightaway Jean

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Paisley Gemma Flats (on sale! plus 30% off)

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Crazy for Leopard

It is no secret that I love leopard print, so I naturally “leopardize”.  I am fluent in speaking J. Crew.  I featured this Drake’s silk shirt a couple of weeks ago with a white skirt in Pinking into Fall.  I love how different it looks with the leopard cardigan and black jeans.

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J. Crew Collection Drake’s Perfect Shirt in Bird’s of Paradise

J. Crew Jackie Cardigan in Leopard

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Black Toothpick Jeans (25% off with code SHOPNOW)

J. Crew Sadie Flats in Leopard Calf Hair

J. Crew Signet Bag in Deep Wine

J. Crew Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

In the Pink

There is nothing like pink to instantly lift your mood.  The latest rollout from J. Crew is all about pink.  They issued another challenge.  This time to wear pink for five days.  As you know, I am more of a navy and leopard girl, but this pink look put a spring in my step.  I am loving my new paisley Gemma flats with the neon trim.  My Ryan sunglasses in blush are the perfect neutral.  This neon t-shirt I picked up on sale last summer, but I have linked something similar below.

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J. Crew Blazer (on sale)

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew T-shirt (similar here and on sale)

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jeans similar here (on sale) and here

J. Crew Shoes

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Tropical Blues

Today was the first day back after two weeks on vacation.  I was almost late dropping my son off at science camp (I am usually early) because he and were researching and planning our next vacation early this morning. We want to get one more family mini-vacation in before the end of August.

These shorts remind me of vacation and make me feel like I am on vacation.  I bought the necklace in deep pewter a few weeks ago and featured it in Stripes and Paisley on the Vineyard.  I picked up the necklace in bright hibiscus this weekend because I love it so much.  It gives a substantial pop of color while still being easy to wear, feeling substantial and light on the neck, all at the same time.  I love the two together.  My favorite gold espadrilles are on promotion (details below) along with the shorts and hat.  The t-shirt is on sale and comes in a bunch of colors.  It is breezy and easy to wear.

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J. Crew Hat (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Deep Pewter Necklace

J. Crew Bright Hibiscus Necklace

J. Crew Shorts (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

J. Crew T-shirt (on sale plus 40% off with code LOTSTOSHOP hrough August 11, 2016)

J. Crew Shoes (20% off with code LOTSTOSHOP through August 11, 2016)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Fiddlehead Farm

The amazing farm stand/gourmet grocery store, Fiddlehead Farm, was a short walk from where we stayed on Martha’s Vineyard.  They had fresh produce from their farm and a perfectly curated selection of gourmet goodies including pie from the Pie Chicks.  We had the amazing Key Lime one night.  We also bought Chilmark Coffee Company coffee to brew at the house and it was to die for.  On one of my jaunts,  I wore a new Liberty print shirt from J. Crew, my J. Crew sunglasses, favorite lookout high rise jeans and leopard flatsJ. Crew did a recent “how to” post on the shirt here.  In my May Liberty Flowers post I wrote about my love of Liberty prints and included my collection of shirts.  I just had to add this one.  It is such a perfect print for multiple seasons.

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J. Crew Liberty Shirt

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Leopard Flats

J. Crew Lookout High Rise jeans similar here (on sale) and here

Happy Shopping!

XO,

 

JAE

Stripes and Paisley on the Vineyard

We just got back from our family vacation on the East Coast.  It was our second year staying on Martha’s Vineyard with my sister-in-law and niece.  My sister-in-law has a beautiful house on the island that is walking distance to one of the best restaurants, State Road.  My husband and I took a stroll there one evening for a drink and appetizer and snapped these photos.  I love this new cap-sleeve dress from J. Crew and my favorite Gemma flats in this neon paisley.  I continued the pop of pink with the belt and cardigan and then added a more tonal lucite necklace (which is such a great length).  If you have not checked out J. Crew’s sunglasses that launched this fall,  there are some great styles.

We had an amazing time with great beach days and East Coast vs. West Coast Monopoly games.  My son and I then spent three days exploring Boston.  It was the first time for both of us.  He is six and even managed to be my photographer one day.  Stay tuned for a kiddo photographed Boston outfit post and several others from Martha’s Vineyard.  The island is just magical and it is so great to have a week with our East Coast family.

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J. Crew Dress

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Necklace

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Cardigan (on sale!)

J. Crew Belt (old style)

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XO,

JAE

Ikat and About

There are so many pretty and inspiring walls in Venice.  My mom and I found a bunch of cool ones a few weeks ago.  I featured this J. Crew Ikat blouse in my Ikat in the Dining Room post.  I decided it needed to be shown outside with white denim.  These were such fun backdrops and I added a Parker Thatch sequined clutch.

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J. Crew Collection Blouse

J. Crew Shoes (sold out) these and these would look great

AG Jeans

Clutch c/o Parker Thatch

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XO,

JAE

 

Shades of Blue

It is no secret that blue is my favorite color.  I found the 10,000 Buddhas wall by Amanda Giacomini in Venice to be so serene.  You can read more on Amanda and the 10,000 Buddhas project here.

Of course, I was dressed to match.  My favorite striped flats from J. Crew have been marked down again, so they are a super deal.  My favorite and oh-so-comfy lookout high-rise jeans from J.Crew are also on sale.  My navy gingham button up and panama hat are both on constant repeat along with my Veronica tote from Parker Thatch.

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J. Crew Hat

J. Crew Shirt

J. Crew Jeans (similar here on sale or new arrival here)

J. Crew Shoes (on sale!)

Parker Thatch Tote

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

All Aboard

My son’s childhood is flying by.  He will surprise me with his deep knowledge on a topic (usually cars).  He has always loved vehicles.  He started with garbage trucks.  Garbage day was like Christmas with all three trucks coming to pick up.  The next obsession was trains.

A favorite weekend activity for us has been to visit Travel Town in Griffith Park.  They have an extensive collection of old train cars and even a few you can climb aboard.  They also have a miniature train that goes around the property.  We have been over twenty times starting when he was two. It has always been special Mommy and son time.

My husband decided to join us this past Saturday.  After we rode the train, my son informed us that he really prefers cars now, except for the Live Steamer Trains  at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (which only run on Sundays and are right next to Travel Town).   It made me realize just how fast he is growing up and how his interests can change just like that.  I am grateful that we made the time to visit Travel Town together so many times when he loved it so much and we have such great memories.  The Saturday mornings we spent together at Travel Town were precious uninterrupted time. While his childhood is flying by and fleeting, those moments and memories stay with me.

We are definitely going to go ride the Live Steamers next Sunday before he loses interest.  The third Sunday of the month,  Walt’s Barn is also open.  It includes some amazing Walt Disney and railroad memorabilia and was moved from his Holmby Hills property to the museum (more on the history here).   If you have little ones or enjoy old trains and history, I highly recommend Travel Town, the Live Steamer Trains and Walt’s Barn.  The third Sunday of the month is a great way to hit all three.

It was a warm, but not too hot day.  I opted for white jeans, sandals, my favorite drapey sleeveless top (that I have featured here and here) and a new favorite hat to keep me cool.

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J. Crew Hat

J. Crew Top

J. Crew Sandals or these would look great as well.

AG Prima Jeans

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Wanderlust abroad and at home

Venice Beach or Paris?  These photos remind me of Paris and give me wanderlust, but also remind me that there is so much to explore in my own backyard. My mother is a very talented photographer and a wiz on her iPhone (at least with editing photos, we are working on the rest). We did several outfit shoots in Venice when she visited last weekend. There are so many great walls and doors (especially the doors in Monday’s post). These photos really do remind me of Paris where The Navy Leopard was born (more about that in this post).  I love the iron gate and cool bike rack. As I dream about my next trip, I will continue to explore the local sights.

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J. Crew Shirt

J. Crew Hat

J. Crew Shoes (on sale plus 60% off!)

J. Crew Jeans (similar here)

Parker Thatch Veronica Tote

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE