Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Newport Ledges































Jacket: J.Crew Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: Club Monaco Shoes: L.K. Bennett Bag: Tory Burch Glasses: Karen Walker Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Watch: Kate Spade
Kiel: Jacket: Ralph Lauren (recently purchased in store) Shirt: Gant (similar)  Pants: Ralph Lauren Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Shoes: Kiel James Patrick
Sully: Blazer: Brooks Brothers Hat: Kiel James Patrick Belt: Kiel James Patrick Shoes: Kiel James Patrick Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2
Zach: Blazer: Brooks Brothers Shirt: Kiel James Patrick (coming soon) Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick 
Jenna: Dress: Similar 
Sophie: Shirt: Similar Sandals: Jack Rogers 

Location: The Ledges // Newport, RI 

The Ledges in Newport, Rhode Island is something of a dream. Settled on a spectacular promontory off Ocean Drive, the view from the house is mesmerizing. I could sit on the porch overlooking the water for an entire summer.

The Ledges has been in the Cushing Family for 150 years. While the family still resides there, the home is available to rent. (Click the Ledges link for more details). I can't think of a better place to read books, and enjoy sunset cocktails.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Le Capitaine








Sweatshirt: J.Crew  (30% 0ff) Shorts: Anthropologie Shoes: Sperry Belt: J.Crew  Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick 

For years I have collected vintage tees and sweatshirts that are perfectly faded and soft. I love the look of a well-worn sweatshirt with a fun print that has slightly chipped away with time. J.Crew introduced this Le Captaine sweatshirt this spring and I had to have it. It has the look and feel of a beloved shirt that has gone on many summer adventures. It's perfect for my casual weekends at home on the lake. Here are a few pieces I'm loving this season that have just the right amount of vintage appeal: 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Counting Sheep







Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: J.Crew (30% off) Shoes: Ferragamo (now 25% off. Limited sizes left) Bag: Louis Vuitton (Custom colors: Ivoire and Vert Clair) Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2 Watch: Kate Spade Glasses: Karen Walker

Location: Coggeshall Farm



Friday, April 15, 2016

Barrington Gifts







Blazer: J.Crew (old, other scallop blazer options here and here) Dress: J.Crew (similar here and here) Shoes: Ferragamo Bags: Barrington Gifts 1,2 c/o Wallet: Barrington Gifts c/o Bracelets: Kate Spade, Kiel James Patrick 1,2,3Glasses: Karen Walker  Lipstick: Stila // Valentina 

Happy Friday! What I love most about living in New England is the variety of the terrain and proximity to my favorite destinations (Nantucket, White Mountains, Kennebunkport). Almost everything is three hours away or less. I love packing up my car and taking a short road trip for a weekend getaway. The best trips are always planned last minute. 

Barrington Gifts makes a beautiful line of bags perfect for weekend getaways, beach days, and day trips. The weekender bag is the perfect size to fit everything I need.  While agonizing over Mother's Day gifts this year I couldn't help but think how perfect one of these bags would be for my mother. Every bag is customizable. Customers can choose their favorite pattern from the site and personalize the bag with a monogram. Personalized gifts always earn extra points.

                                               Special thank you to Barrington Gifts for sponsoring this post. 



                       

                                          

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Seasons Change









This weekend I took my Spring clothes out of storage and finally organized my closet. Before this it was a mess. I had a hard time trying to find anything and it was frustrating trying to put together outfits in the morning. I'm almost always in a rush as I live by the five more minutes sleep rule once the alarm goes off. In case you were wondering, five more minutes almost always turns into a half hour. Since I pretty much always wear navy, some shade of blue, or white I wanted to highlight this section of my closet. I'm drawn to the color blue and all of my recent purchases reflect this.

While my closet screams Spring, Rhode Island still feels very much like winter. I tend to buy all my Spring/Summer clothes now in fear that my favorite pieces will disappear in stores by the time I actually can/want to wear them. I both love and hate that warm weather clothes are introduced in January. Here are some of my must have pieces this season. A few of these are already in my closet. 

Suitcase: Steamline Luggage c/o 







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