Love and Stripes

Love, stripes and a birthday weekend lunch with my mom at Flower Child.   I was happy to have my favorite kale salad with salmon before all the celebrating and cake eating commenced.  It was perfect June weather and just right for a cotton sweater and skirt.  I love this striped sweater with patches.

 

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J. Crew Striped Sweater

J. Crew Postcard Pouch

J. Crew Skirt (similar here)

J. Crew Sunglasses

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

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Stripes on Stripes

This stretch seersucker blazer has quickly become my most reached for blazer.  It has the perfect amount of give to make it comfortable in the shoulders while still being fitted.  I styled it with a larger stripe with this Saint James tank, white jeans and a fun pear clutch.

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J. Crew Blazer

St. James Sleeveless Top

Kayu Designs Pear Clutch

Piper Sunglasses

AG Jeans

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

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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.

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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!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Blue Stripes Edition

It’s no secret that I love all shades of blue and all manner of stripes, so this week’s mani falls into the neutral category for me.

It has been a little busy lately with the end of the school year and a lot going on as I am sure is the case for most of you.  In fact, you may have noticed there was no Mani Monday on Memorial Day.  I hosted a really fun dinner party on that Sunday and decided to take the holiday off.

My weekly manicures are regular polish, I have never tried a gel manicure on my nails.  I tried gel on my toes this winter which was a game changer.  Due to the process and fast drying I was able to walk out in socks and shoes and go have a workout right away.  I was excited to try Essie’s Gel Couture Color.  It has a “gel finish” without the process.  My manicure is currently on Day 8 and it looks brand new!

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are “Perfect Posture”  and “Surrounded by Studs” in Essie Gel Couture Color.

Items in the photos:

Saint James Striped Shirt

“Blue, The History of a Color”

Saint James Striped Tank

J. Crew Plaid Pants (on sale!)

“Indigo, The Color that Changed the World”

J. Crew Vintage Cropped Jeans with Patchwork (the most comfy jeans ever!)

J. Crew Liberty Print Blazer (also similar here)

J. Crew Stretch Seersucker Blazer

Carrie Forbes Sandals (similar here)

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Shade, Stripes and Statement Tees

Happy Memorial Day!  In the summer,  I like easy.  A statement tee, like this linen one are simple to wear and fun to accessorize in a number of ways.  Stripes, gingham, or leopard (not pictured but always in my imagination) – take your pick.  I also love a little subtle embellishment in the form of a sequined navy anchor.  Preppy meets glitz.  Statement tees are ready to pack for adventure and can be dressed up or down.

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J. Crew T-shirt

GAIA for J. Crew Bag

J. Crew Lookout Crop Jean

J. Crew Corsica Sandals (similar here)

Striped Clutch (above)

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J. Crew T-shirt

J. Crew Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Factory Cork Clutch

J. Crew Lookout Jean (on sale!)

Sergio Zelcer Shoes (similar here)

Have a great holiday weekend!

XO,

JAE

Gingham Ikat

Gingham Ikat?  Yes, please with a side of stripes.  A side of stripes always works in my book.  This side of stripes, in the form of a water-resistant bag, came in handy during this rainy day photo shoot.  I am thinking about summer days with it pool and beach side.

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J. Crew Gingham Ikat Top

J. Crew Striped Water-Reistant Clutch

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Vintage Crop Jeans in Patchwork

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Darling Pink

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

Memories of Plaid

“Jenni look!”

“What?”

“These plaid pants are perfect for you.  They are so preppy.”

“They look tiny.  What size are they?”

“Just try them on”.

“I love them I have to have them.  It is weird to buy something someone else wore?”

“They are vintage and cool and one of kind”.

I wore my plaid pants everywhere.  They embodied my preppy style.

When I saw this pair at J. Crew I could not help but smile and think of all the fun I had in the  first pair.  They were followed by madras shorts that I also wore over and over.  The color of these also reminds me of the “Preppy Handbook”, which was my bible.

It was fun to style these with chambray, gold espadrilles and stripes.  I felt like a teenager again, only this time, a more daring one.  I never would have put the stripes together with madras in the 80s.  There are benefits to getting older.

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J. Crew Plaid Pants

J. Crew Chambray Top (similar here and here)

J. Crew Striped Clutch

J. Crew Gold Espadrilles (similar here)

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Santa Barbara Stripes

For our anniversary dinner last week in Santa Barbara I wore heels and a silk blouse, but for walking around during the day it was all about comfort.  My favorite AG Jeans, New Balance sneakers and of course, a striped tee.  This one was customized on National Stripes Day at J. Crew.  My seven year old selected the patches and placement.

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J. Crew Striped Shirt

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

AG Prima Denim (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Sailing through Santa Barbara

My husband and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary earlier this week.  We got away for one night to Santa Barbara where we were engaged and married.  We had perfect weather just like we did nine years ago.

I styled my “Hello, Sailor” Tee (a gift from J. Crew for National Stripes Day), with slim boyfriend jeans, Piper Sunglasses, New Balance kicks and a striped clutch.

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Limited Edition National Stripes Day T-shirt in “Hello Sailor” c/o J. Crew

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

J. Crew Slim Boyfriend Jean

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

J. Crew Striped Clutch (similar here and here)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Casual Stripes

Casual, cozy, cashmere stripes in my favorite blue and white.  Spring in Los Angeles can be warm, but also breezy.  This lightweight cashmere sweater is perfect.  I styled it with high-rise jeans, bright pink loafers and my favorite Legend of Lido clutch.  My seven year old snapped the photos.

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Calypso Striped Cashmere Sweater (similar here and here)

Legend of Lido Jaipur Clutch c/o

J. Crew Lookout High Rise Jeans

Prada Driving Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE