JANE SAYS

Ode to the Woody March 01 2016

We love all things California and nothing is more California than the Woody wagon from the 1960s. You can still see them crusin' down our coast, as collectors love to restore and drive them down PCH Pacific Coast Highway.
We found a great article by John L. Stein we thought we would share!

Click the pic for an article and photos about the Woody Wagon


Malibu Jane New Arrivals April 08 2015

We are so excited about the fun, new styles arriving fresh for Spring! We have added more cush and more zush to our sandals and ballet flats. Also, check out the new stripe inlay flip flops - super cool and different. Happy Spring!


Pick of the week! January 14 2015

Once again we can thank the gods of Pinerest for this treat. Some of our resolutions are related to food so we searched the interwebs for yummy and healthier alternatives.

Many goals made at the new year include vows to eat healthier. We like this recipe of energy bites for a healthier alternative for when cravings strike. 

 

Here's the recipe for healthier, no-bake energy bites

1/2 cup chocolate chips (coco powder and stevia can be used for a low-cal substitution)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup oatmeal, dry

1/2 cup peanut butter (you can used pb2 as a low cal substitution)

1/4 cup honey

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup ground flax seed

Mix together all ingredients and enjoy

 

 

What are your goals for 2015?


2015! January 14 2015

Happy New Year! Stay tuned for amazing new things coming! We are so excited for all the new products coming for you- Get Ready!!


Happy Holidays! January 14 2015

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
From all of us here at MJ, we wish you a wonderful and safe Holiday!

 

Stay tuned for some great and sparkly New Year's Eve ideas, coming your way next week...


Pick of the week! {dessert} January 14 2015

Chocolate is abundant in an office full of creative women. We love to discuss new chocolates or new (guilt-free) ways of eating it! Pinterest is the holy grail of finding easy and delicious new recipes. These Truffles are to die for!

 

 

Easy Chocolate Truffles  (Don't worry, we won't tell)

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Five strips 1-inch-wide orange peel, pith removed
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped assorted nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, and pistachios

 

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together cream and cardamom. Add orange peel; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Line a baking pan with parchment; set it and another pan aside.
  •  Return cream mixture to heat; bring to a boil. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Remove cream mixture from heat. Pour through a sieve set over chocolate; discard solids. Stir until melted and smooth
  • Return cream mixture to heat; bring to a boil. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Remove cream mixture from heat. Pour through a sieve set over chocolate; discard solids. Stir until melted and smooth.
  •  Pour chocolate mixture onto the unlined baking pan, and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Transfer baking pan to freezer; chill chocolate until hardened but malleable, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour chocolate mixture onto the unlined baking pan, and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Transfer baking pan to freezer; chill chocolate until hardened but malleable, 15 to 20 minutes.  Using a tablespoon, scrape enough chocolate from pan to form a roughly shaped 1-inch ball, being careful not to press too hard against baking pan. Repeat. Transfer balls to the parchment-lined pan; chill truffles in the refrigerator 10 minutes. 
  •  Place the confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder, and the chopped nuts in three separate bowls. Roll the truffles in desired coatings.

Pick of the week January 14 2015

For the avid traveler in your life, this Scratch Map is a perfect gift! It's a fun way to track where in the world your friends (or you!) have been, and plan future adventures.

The ojai sandal is perfect for casual or dressy days!


Pick of the week! January 14 2015

We also love Pinterest (the best kind of crafty black hole) and we have put together a #HolidayGuide just for däv. We have the best boots, gifts and treats you will find this season. Click the #Grinch pic to see everything we are loving for the Holidays!

 

Start Shopping and happy pinning!

 


Cozy Fall Days! November 13 2014

 

Now that we have had 3 days of cloudy weather, people are taking out the jackets and scarves!

MJ ballet flats are always a great option if it’s not cold enough for boots. We have new styles coming so be on the lookout for those (they are so cute!)

California is spoiled by mild seasons but we thought we'd share our favorite pieces that complete our Fall Faves.

 

Infinity scarf

This gorgeous and luxurious scarf is from Nordstrom. You will never want to take it off. It is a bit pricey but who doesn't deserve a splurge every once in a while??

 Layering Tank

Even when the weather is Arctic, layers are key. You need to be able to adjust your outfit without undoing your whole look when the coats and outerwear come off. This Knot Sister tank is perfect because of the cut, giving you great coverage while always looking fab.

 

Leggings

We are Obsessed with leather so why not put them with our favorite pants?! Genius! Leather Leggings dress up any outfit and make you feel like a rockstar! (Entourage and microphone sold separately).These are by Paige.

 

Floppy hat

 Hats are perfect when the weather gets cold and you have to keep your head nice and warm. Also they are the best accessory to hide your bad hair day or 3rd day post shampoo.This oxblood color is everywhere this season so add this little pop of color to keep on trend without going overboard!

 

The best part is this look goes with any kind of shoe you want! Boots! Flats! Sneakers! Here at MJ HQ flip flops are almost part of the uniform... But sometimes we like wearing other footwear (sshh don't tell). That is why this outfit is so amazing- it goes with everything. Show us how you style your favorite fall looks.

 

xoxo!


Pick of the week! November 06 2014

For anyone living in Southern California right now, the weather is a bit crazy. Santa Ana winds create breezy days and warm temperatures! Some people love it and some hate it. The hot dry air poses real threats to our beautiful state but who can dislike waking up in November to 80 degree weather?!

 

So this week is dedicated to Fall in California!

 

For us here at MJ, the office is buzzing because we all want to be outside and enjoy the warmth instead of glued to our desks (a job we really do love, by the way!). 

 

In case you don't know what the Santa Ana winds feel like here is a little description from our friends at Wikipedia

The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California. Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter. Santa Ana airmasses originate from high-pressure systems over the Great Basin and upper Mojave Desert. The Santa Anas are a katabatic windkatabatic meaning "to flow downhill" in Greek, which is an accurate description of the action of these winds

 

So we are thankful these winds have been tame thus far and hope we continue to enjoy the sunshine without any problems.

 

Another wonderful side effect of Fall, is the beautiful sunsets. You probably have 85 of them on your phone every evening around 5:30 when all your friends post a picture. 

Here are a couple amazing shots that will make anyone who is currently experiencing snow, consider moving to California.

 

Maybe the best part of Fall is the clothes... scarves, boots, hats, and jackets. Except it's currently 88 degrees today so we are still wearing flip flops and tank tops. Got those moving boxes ready yet? California style is the perfect mix of cool and comfortable. Fashion meets function. So many people are desperate for cold weather, they are sweating while wearing their cable-knit sweaters! But some of us could live like this forever...endless Summer...perfect weather. 

 

So safe to say we are extremely blessed to live in such a wonderful place, surrounded by the Pacific ocean  and enjoy breathtaking weather. Therein lies the spirit of MJ...us trying to give you a tiny piece of majestic California to take with you wherever you are and wherever you go. 

 

xo xo!


Pick of the week! October 29 2014

Happy week of Halloween! Here at Dav, we love Halloween and we certainly get in the spirit. Here are some fun things we love to help get you ready for Halloween

 

Just because we don't trick-or-treat anymore doesn't mean we can't still indulge on sweets this time of year. Which is exactly why we want to buy and eat everything from Fat Witch Bakery. Buuuuut if we could only choose one thing, it would most definitely be the double chocolate witch (brownie, that is). But why choose one flavor when you can order a brownie box, which is full of a variety of the yummy brownies. Indulge. Enjoy. Repeat.

 

 

We'll be the first to admit that we love pumpkin everything starting about August. It seems like each year there are more and more pumpkin flavored anything--and we love it. But by about this time, we are pretty much pumpkined-out. This is an accurate depiction of most of us right about now.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by for this week's Halloween-themed edition of Things We Love. We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! 

 

Xo Xo Lauren & Alexis


Stuff we love! October 21 2014

Sometimes it's good to go back to basics. This bag fashion vocabulary is a useful guide to the different types of bags. Now you will be a pro when it comes to bags! 

 

we love pumpkin themed anything! Here are some drool worthy recipes from Refinary29. 

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And finally...


Stuff we love! October 08 2014

Fall is the perfect season to blend styles. Layers make Summer pieces transition into Fall. We love all things fashion so we are constantly online window shopping looking at fabric and patterns. One of the perks of making shoes is the excuse that shopping is "research". Here are a few of our new favorite things. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

This rylie Side-Zip Tunic is a perfect fall look. 

THE "it" ring of fall, this ring is fun, trendy and elegant. Whether you are an accessory queen who never leaves the house without a full set of jewelry to accessorize your outfit, or, if you are a minimalist in the jewelry department...this ring is perfect for you! We love it! 

 

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon is currently our favorite lip color. So easy to apply and it adds a nice touch of color without the hassle of applying lipstick. You never cease to impress us, Burt's Bees! 

 

Xoxo!


Pick of the week! October 02 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so celebrate by adding extra pink to your day. We all know someone affected by this horrible beast and we will continue to support our fellow sisters until there is a cure. Learn how you can donate here and here
xo xo,
Lauren 

Pick of the Week! September 25 2014

Happy Fall!

It's the perfect time to bring out the cozy blankets, pumpkin themed everything and a good book. Fall means Holidays and family time. We love new seasons and are so excited to decorate our houses and the office!

 

Xo Xo,

Lauren 


Pick of the week! September 18 2014

Even though it feels like Summer here in California, Fall is around the corner! 
The Calistoga is so soft and comfy, you will never take them off!
This delicious leather backpack is great for back-to-school or a weekend getaway!
As a new season approaches, it is always a good time to remember just how amazing and wonderful you are. 
And because it is actually 101 degrees today, here's how to make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte on ICE #PSL

Pick of the week! September 11 2014

 

California is the most beautiful place in the world and we are so lucky to call it home! We enjoy warm weather, gorgeous sunsets and bonfires nearly year-round. Because our weather so outstanding we have the luxury of wearing flip flops and flats as our staple shoe choices. If you are feeling a little bit jealous of California, grab some Malibu Jane's and bring some sunshine to your wardrobe.

 

xoxo,

Lauren


Pick of the Week September 04 2014

As we head into Fall, it's time to grab ballet flats instead of flip flops. The Malibu is a perfect Fall shoe to take you from the office to play. cozy and soft, this flat will be a great addition to your wardrobe. the Olive and Khaki colors are perfect neutrals to match any outfit.

Happy Shopping!
xo xo,
Lauren 

Fall Faves! August 28 2014

Sometimes we just want to share tricks we've learned about fashion and styling with YOU! 

 

Ever wonder what necklace to wear with a certain top? Stress no more! This chart Polyvore has created does the hard work for you and shows you what necklaces work with different necklines. Yes, yes, yes!

 

 

Kiss those dry, chapped lips goodbye with this papaya flavored yummy lip pick-me-up. This balm can also function as a cuticle softener and it can be used to help heal burns.  You can find Lucas' Papaw Ointment here

xo xo,

Lauren 


Pick of the week! August 21 2014

As school begins and we say good bye to summer, it's time to start thinking about new shoes! Our ballet flats are amazing and so comfortable! My personal favorites are the Avalons because of the mermaid scales. 
Avalon is named after the only little town on Catalina Island--just off the coast of Long Beach in Southern California. It takes an hour to get there by boat with dolphins leaping in the waves along the way. Once you are there, no cars just golf carts buzzing around this riviera-like town. The water is deep clear blue - so clear you can picture mermaids dancing on the golden sand bottom.
These shoes go from work to play instantly. The blush color dresses up any outfit and adds a little shimmer while still looking professional. Pair them with a pair of skinny jeans and a white blouse or a sun dress!
I recently wore these on a work trip to Miami where I stood on my feet for 12 hours! It was craziness- but my feet did not need an ice bath after!
Shop either the Turquoise or Blush here
xo xo,
Lauren 

End of Summer Pick-me-up August 08 2014


 

Wow where did summer go? It seems like we were just thinking about leaving for vacation and throwing together our favorite summer outfits! To beat these end of summer blues, we have a pick-me-up that is best shared with friends on the beach! 
MJ Mojito 
Ingredients: 
ice
6 oz. light rum
12 mint sprigs (broken apart) 
6 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons sugar 
club soda
4 slices lime 
Directions: 
Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.

Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

*Recipe originally from foodnetwork.com

Pick of the Week August 07 2014

 Welcome to our new blog series! Each week we will pick one of our favorite to tell you about!

 

 

 

The Malibu Jane Calistoga flip flop has the most comfortable foot bed ever and makes your feet feel like you’re walking on air. The rose gold details add a touch glam. Rose gold is currently my favorite metal and I have been buying several pieces with rose gold details. It dresses up any outfit just enough to make me feel put-together without having to spend hours getting ready. I have worn my Calistoga’s almost non-stop since I got them. I have quite a high standard for flip flop “comfy-ness” and these babies knocked it out of the park! Thankfully Summertime in California is nearly year-round so I have lots of time to spend with my new favorite shoes.

 

 

xo xo,

Lauren 

 

 

 

 


Staycation July 17 2014

Living in sunny Southern California, we see little reason to actually leave such a beautiful place. Since sometimes actually taking a vacation to a far-off destination doesn't fit into our busy schedules (even in the summer time) we are thankful just to take a "staycation." It's no wonder that celebrities, tourists and surfers alike choose Malibu as a vacation destination and place to call home.  We are lucky to be based right on the golden coast just north of Malibu and can enjoy the summer sun without going anywhere! 

Where are you all going (or staying) this summer? 


Independence Day July 03 2014

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and you know what that means? The perfect time to sport your favorite Malibu Jane sandals! We're taking advantage of this summer holiday by spending it with friends and family on the beach and enjoying tasty bbq!

How are you all planning on spending your 4th?

  

Malibu Jane Avalon Vegan Leather flip flops $24.95 are perfect for a day spent on the beach! 

 

By Aly of Alyknowsbest