Blending in at the Aquarium

“Pack like it’s winter” I told my Los Angeles based travel mates for our week on the Monterey Peninsula. When I lived in New York City and traveled home in the summer I had to remind myself of the fog and cold despite having grown up there.

The weather was a refreshing change and a chance to start wearing a few of the recent fall items from J.Crew. I love this camo sweater and it’s the perfect weight for late summer and into fall. I styled it with a gingham shirt, navy denim and pops of pink with my shoes and sunglasses.

The fog lifted our second day and we had a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was fun to see it through my seven year old’s eyes. I vividly remember when it opened when I was in high school and I even had a chance to work there one summer during college. 

For more fall style inspiration stop by The Grove in Los Angeles on August 26, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm. I’m co-hosting an event with Amy (@howtojcrew). Details to follow.

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Sweater

Gingham Shirt

Sunglasses

Navy Denim

Prada Shoes – older style similar here and here

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

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Mani Monday – Sunglasses Edition

Sunglasses with my favorite yellow polish which happens to be called Sun Bleached.  I love this color and I am always in my shades.  Here are a few great pairs to pick up for the end of summer.  I love these by J. Crew, Chloe, DVF, and Illesteva.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Sun Bleached” by CND Vinylux.

Item featured in the photos include:

J. Crew California Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses Tee

Tod’s Driving Shoes in Orange

J. Crew Factory Cork Clutch

Sophie and Lilli Hand Painted Custom Water Color Portrait

RX Bar (so good!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy (on sale!)

“Gaston” by Kelly DiPucchio

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

 

Mani Monday – Pastel Half Dip Edition

As I start to shop for fall  am still enjoying summer, so I feel half in at times.  I meditate regularly and work on staying in the present moment.  This forward planning seasonal fashion seems at odds with present moment thinking at times.  Especially when summer weather lasts through early fall in Southern California.  So a half dip fit the bill, but in pastels.

Speaking of planning ahead, I am co-hosting a shopping event at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles in August.  Stay tuned for details here and on Instagram.

The gel manicure (my first gel manicure!) and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are Cake Pop, Sun Washed, Creekside, Salmon Run all by CND Shellac.  For the same colors in weekly polish click here.

Items featured in the photos include:

Striped Clutch (similar here)

James Perse Striped Tee

J.Crew Striped Men’s Tee

Pleione Top

J.Crew Rainbow Gingham Flats

Ebbets Field “Hawaii” tee in mens and boys

J.Crew Liberty Seavees

J.Crew Denim Shirt

Ebbets Field “Surf Riders” tee in mens and boys

Tory Burch Tunic

Tory Burch Flats

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

J.Crew Seersucker Blazer

Vince Flats

DVF Striped Dress

 

Mani Monday – Purple Rainbow Edition

Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  This week’s mani was inspired by fall colors, new jean styles (like these cute Frame jeans with zippers that bring me back to high school), and all these great prints.  I styled eight looks in Friday’s post and there will be more to come this week..  Several items that served as inspiration (some not from the sale) are linked below.

The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.  The color is “Dress Call”, Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the post include:

DVF Striped Dress (above)

Rebecca Taylor Blouse (#nsale)

Ted Baker Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew T-Shirt

Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

No. 21 Floral Blouse

Equipment Blouse (#nsale)

Equipment Striped Shirt with Stars (#nsale)

Rag & Bone Denim Skirt

Rag & Bone Wristlet

J. Crew Sweater

J. Crew Yellow Pouch

J. Crew Lavender Eyelet Top

Kayu Designs Pear Clutch (on sale!)

DVF Floral Blouse

DVF Striped Dress

Rebecca Minkoff Scarf

Clare V Purse

Gucci Rainbow Kicks

Gucci Mule

Tory Burch Flat (#nsale)

Jimmy Choo Slides

Christian Loubitan Shoes

At the Beach in Italy

I love this Marel George painting of an Italian beach scene on this t-shirt.  Just like with last week’s Andiamo tee,  I am living vicariously through my clothes.  While I thoroughly enjoyed a recent getaway to the American Riviera (Santa Barbara), but I still dream about the long days in Europe.

I styled the tee with my go-to seersucker blazer, jeans, sunglasses, Legend of Lido clutch and Stuart Weitzman heels.

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J. Crew Stretch Blazer

J. Crew Marcel George T-Shirt

J. Crew Sunglasses

Legend of Lido Clutch c/o

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

Stuart Weitzman sandals

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Let’s Go, Weekend!

Ready for the weekend, again?  I am!  I have serious summer wanderlust.  This summer will include a few domestic trips.  I will have to rely on my wardrobe and imagination for international pursuits.

I styled this “Andiamo” tee with a white denim skirt, sunglasses, New Balance sneakers and my bag of the summer (which is in stock!).

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J. Crew Andiamo Tee (on sale!) and here for more sizes

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Cult Gaia Ark Bag (in stock!)

New Balance 620 Sneakers

J. Crew Skirt (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Preppy Plaid

I love to dress up my (daily) denim with a blazer.  This preppy plaid version is perfect with a white tee, pink clutch and my favorite denim (that is on sale).  The look still feels casual and breezy with just the right polish.

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J. Crew Plaid Blazer

J. Crew Linen Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Clutch

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

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

Lipstick Queen

Happy Shopping!

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

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.

 

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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!

XO,

JAE