Love and Camo

Love is all you need.  And a good pair of shoes.  And a great bag.  And some great sunglasses.  And Camo (everything).

I love the gold detail on this t-shirt.  I styled it with my new favorite denim and my “neutral” orange driving shoes.

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T-Shirt

Demin

Shoes

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

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Blue and White

My tried and true favorite color combination is blue and white.  It is evident in both my home decor and most of my wardrobe choices.  When I saw this clutch while on vacation in Hawaii, I knew I had to have it.  For me it’s a neutral (and it has this handy shoulder strap inside for when you tire of carrying it).  It gives a nice pop to my casual outfit of white jeans, blue tunic and my new favorite sandals.

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Top (similar here and here)

Jeans

Sandals

Clutch (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mani Monday – Palm Leaf Edition

I have been enjoying the last few weeks of summer with a much needed family vacation. Nothing says “fun in the sun” like a palm leaf.  I am wearing my second gel manicure and loving the durability in and out of the water.

The color is “Cake Pop” by CND Shellac.  The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.

Items in the photos include:

Antonello Tedde Tote

Jamin Puech Tote (similar here)

Valentino Rockstud Jelly Thong

Flamingo Hat

Liberty Shirt

Polka Dot Shirt

Pineapple Scarf (on sale!)

Sunglasses

 Carrie Forbes Sandals

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

New York in Pebble Beach

Growing up on the Monterey Peninsula I longed for a more urban life.  My dream was to live in New York or San Francisco and I did live in both places as an adult.  It was hard to appreciate the relaxed lifestyle and natural beauty as a teenager.  I also hated the fog and lack of “summer”.  Visiting mid summer this year was refreshing for a week.   It was nice to break out a sweatshirt and bring a little New York to Pebble Beach. This sweatshirt has quickly become a favorite.  The sleeves are a little shorter which allows for cuffs and bracelets.

 

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Sweatshirt

Shirt

Sunglasses

Denim

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Horsing Around in Carmel

“You have to keep it”, said the VPS when I tried to return this sweatshirt to J. Crew.  I had gone on a bit of spree and was editing my choices.  It it sold out soon after and I ended up wearing it a lot (and I am still wearing it several years later).  There is nothing better than a well worn and loved item of clothing.  There is another sweatshirt (linked below) that I picked up in Carmel and have already worn on repeat.  I will feature it in Fridays’ post.  I styled this one with tweed mules, denim and a button down.

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Liberty Print Shirt older style (this  and this would work well)

Sunglasses

Horse Sweatshirt older style (this and this would work well)

Shoes

Vintage Crop Jeans (similar here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Please note: The shopping event at J.Crew at The Grove will now be on September 16, 2017. Details to follow. 

Mani Monday – Coffee Edition

There are a couple of things besides my regular mediation practice that bring me instant calm and grounding.  The first is a good blow dry.  When my hair is in place everything around me can be in chaos and I definitely handle it better.  The second is an iced latte with homemade almond milk.  I was recently in San Diego for a few days of fun with a childhood friend.  While it was a great visit, I have been traveling a lot lately and I definitely needed help with grounding.  I made regular visits to my favorite Lofty Coffee for their delicious almond milk iced latte as well their perfectly cooked eggs and avocado.  You can read more about my first visit last year to Lofty Coffee here.

The manicure and nail art are by 20 Lounge.  The color is “Do you take Lei Away” by OPI.

Items in the photos include:

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

Leopard Pouch

Leopard Blouse

Happy Monday!

XO,

JAE

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

Tigers and Green Juice

My son and I kicked off our twelve day mother and son road trip with a week in my old stomping grounds, the Monterey Peninsula.  He attended camp with a few of his school friends and it was so fun to bring him back to where I grew up.  A childhood friend showed me Earthbound Farms the first day and got me hooked on her favorite fresh pressed green juice (kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber).  It became my daily afternoon pick me up and I have now found it at home in Los Angeles.  She was happy to oblige and be my photographer in this beautiful setting.

I styled a new favorite tee with my vintage cropped jeans, gingham cardigan, sunglasses, leopard print pouch and my brand new navy and rose gold kicks.

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Tee

Cardigan

Sunglasses (on sale!)

New Balance Kicks

Leopard print Pouch (similar here and here)

Vintage Cropped jeans

Happy Shopping!

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