A Closer Look at Johnny Was

Since we opened PB&J Boutique, one of our favorite brands has been Johnny Was. Created in 1987, Johnny Was has a unique look that embraces both modern and vintage styles. Eli Levite created the brand in the ’80s and the inspiration for the brand’s name came from Bob Marley’s song, “Johnny Was a Good Man.”

Here at PB&J, we have always loved the boho style and intricate embroidery on Johnny Was clothing. There are other divisions of the company that embrace different styles for a unique range of looks. PB&J carries the divisions For Love and Liberty, JWLA, BIYA and Pete & Greta. Take a look at some of our favorites from each division!

johnnywaspete and gretafor love and libertybiya


To see more of the Johnny Was collections please check out the PB&J website!


The Beautiful Mendocino

For Fourth of July this year, I spent the holiday the same way I do every year. Enjoying the week on the beautiful north coast with family and friends. Mendocino is undoubtedly my favorite place in California and it never gets old going there.


This is the beautiful house we stay in every year. It is so crazy to me seeing the same group of friends change as the years go on but this house seems to always stay the same.


The parade on the Fourth is always filled with unique floats but this elaborate car is always my favorite.

Parade Car

The entire week I lived in my JWLA April Army Jacket. It was perfect for the ocean breeze each day and the detailing on the back and sides is gorgeous! This jacket is on sale now at PB&J.

Johnny Was Jacket

I am so grateful for my parents starting this tradition over 30 years ago. Without them I would not have the beautiful memories I have from this amazing place.

Mom & Dad

I am already counting down the days until this time again next year. If you haven’t ever had the chance to go to Mendocino, I promise it will not disappoint!