8 In Style



Santa Maria I had a wonderfully mundane weekend of reading, watching “No Reservations,” and catching up on laundry–perfect!  Wearing some old and new favorites.  Distressed boyfriend jeans from Ralph Lauren, sweatshirt from the thrift store, and my favorite old Dries van Noten sandals from years back.

Jane and I found this cool lion fountain around our neighborhood and couldn’t resist turning the photos to black and white.




  • Prêt à Porter P
    August 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    cool shades

  • SE
    August 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Judy, how do you continually look so hip, cool and stylish? Seriously- you’re wearing comfort clothes (well, except for the heels) and just look perfect. Wait- maybe that’s the secret- heels!

  • judy ALDRIDGE
    August 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    SE–I think you may be right–flats wouldn’t have looked the same. Thank you for the kind words. 🙂


  • Larae
    August 29, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Judy, you look great! Someone needs to recreate a new age vintage sweatshirt line! This cut is fabulous as are so many other vintage old school cuts of sweatshirts! I’d buy them all. Xo

  • ivy
    August 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I am totally biting your style and doing that to a huge men’s sweatshirt. I bet I’ll be able to thrift one; I live near an amazing thrift shop (got a vintage Lanvin dress for $5 the other day).

  • Kym
    August 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Judy – I just saw the shoot you did with Jane in a park the other day. Your photography is really stunning. I mean, really beautiful shots. I’d love to take up photography myself – could you tell me what kind of lens you were using? Did you use any lights? The shot with the leafs looks like the light was only on Jane – really amazing – I can’t figure out if you used a bounce, or it it was just a natural shaft of light…


  • judy ALDRIDGE
    September 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm


    We are using a 50mm/1.2 lens by Canon, and it’s amazing!! Jane does the post processing and the light was a special effect. We used only natural light on this shoot–it’s a beautiful park in Dallas–we will be shooting there a lot in the fall. Thanks for all the kind words! Jane and I have been trying to improve–so flattering when our readers notice!


  • Kym
    September 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks so much, Judy. You’ve done some very professional looking work on Jane’s blog – I think this may be a calling for you!!