Vintage Stripes

1984 called, they want your rugby back.   This new rugby from J. Crew is perfectly updated for 2017 with a nostalgic nod to 1984.  It is one of the new arrivals that I am loving (in fact, so much, that I got it in pink as well).  I styled it simple with my favorite new sneakers and white jeans.

Please join me and Amy ( of @howtojcrew fame) at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  We will be on hand to style looks and take a look at the new arrivals.  We will have refreshments, a special discount and the first ten people to arrive and mention Amy or me will receive a $25 J. Crew gift card.  If you are not in the Los Angeles area look for a special giveaway on Instagram soon.


Rugby Shirt



Moynat Tote (this or this would look great)

I hope to see you Saturday at The Grove!

Happy Friday!



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


Keeping Warm in the Butler’s Pantry

Bring on the cold!  I recently featured the J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER capsule collection in All of the Stripes.  At the time I thought this amazing striped faux fur coat in my favorite blue and white was sold out.  I was so excited to pick it up at J. Crew at The Grove recently.  I have been wearing it around our LA home every evening when the temperature dips into the 60s. I must convince my husband to visit his family on the East Coast for the holidays so that I can enjoy the gorgeous coat for more than an hour at a time.  Regardless, I will be grateful for the fake snow at The Grove during the holidays.

My husband and son are more into fashion than most, but are sometimes bored with my photo shoots and five day a week blog posts.  Yet when I brought home both the faux fur scarf (featured in All of the Stripes) and now the faux fur coat they each wanted their turn.

Who wore it best?

The coat is still available in each size at press time on NET-A-PORTER.  If you live in a colder climate, this is a no brainier.  I also have lots of ideas for wear on the West Coast.


J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER Geo Stripe Faux Fur Coat

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Leopard Gemma Flats

Lipstick Queen “Chinatown” Glossy Pencil in Chase

Happy Shopping!
Keep Warm.