Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My New England Summer Wardobe Essentials

Today officially marks the start of another New England Summer and I couldn't be more excited! I rounded up five of my classic casual summer wardrobe staples. These are the pieces that I always turn to year after year and continue to feel great in. They are the core staples that make getting dressed in the morning or packing for a weekend getaway to Nantucket easy.

1. Nautical Sweaters: Ok not all of these are necessarily "nautical sweaters" but they are meant for cold summer nights around a bonfire or windy days on the water.  I love a fun nautical motif just as much as the classic fisherman sweater. These sweaters are meant to be no fuss and can pretty much be thrown over any ensemble. I love watching my nautical sweater collection grow each summer. 

2. Oversized Glasses: I don't know what I would do without my signature oversized Karen Walker Super Duper in Tort glasses. I have been wearing them on a almost daily basis for the past four years. I have sensitive eyes and tend to squint a lot, especially for pictures lol. My eyes are closed in more than half of my pictures without glasses on. For sunny days by the beach or road trips to the Cape, sunglasses are must. They also have the ability to make the simplest outfit appear more glamorous. 

3. Striped Tees: Striped tees are the core of almost every New England summer wardrobe. To me they are the epitome of effortless classic style, easy to wear and always stylish. I love wearing them with denim cutoffs or a white skirt. It's a bonus that they also tend to be soft and cozy. Stripes are the foundation of nautical chic.

4. Denim Shorts: Denim shorts will always be a staple of mine. They emphasize a great summer tan and look good with literally everything. While I love to wear mine with casual pieces it's also fun to dress down a blouse or more formal shirt with a faded pair of denim cutoffs. 

5. Classic Polos: A classic polo is a New England wardrobe must. I have a large collection off vintage Lacoste polos but I also cannot resist the J.Crew x Lacoste polos that have been released the past few summers. The dog polo c/o I'm wearing in the picture above is available at Ralph Lauren and can be customized with a few different dog options. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball

Dress: Needle & Thread Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Bag: YSL (also love this one) Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o 

Sharing a few snapshots from the New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball. Kiel and I were invited to attend by a friend a couple of weeks ago and had the best time! The event, which featured a garden exhibition by renowned artist Dale Chihuly was magical! My dress turned out to be perfect for a spring/summer black tie gala which I find can be difficult to dress for. I almost always opt for a shorter dress! I love the selections from Needle & Thread this season. The embroidered and sequin detail on each dress is stunning. I will admit they are not inexpensive but reasonable for the quality and design. I felt like a princess all evening! The dress was a little snug, due to my ever growing waist, but I would say it was true to size otherwise. I'm usually a size 0 and I purchased this in a UK6.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Old Yeller

Dress: Banana Republic (also love this one. Avail in this and this style) Shoes: Banana Republic c/o Clutch: Banana Republic c/o (N/A online, also love this one) Scarf: Banana Republic (sold out online, also love this one) Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o Glasses: Karen Walker 

I'm loving Banana Republic this season! The pieces are classic yet stylish with the girly details that I love. I tend to dress up most days and can't resist those pieces that are suitable for almost any occasion, such as this dress and clutch. When I purchased the dress (featured) last week it was fully in stock online. It is now nearly sold out but might still be available in stores. I purchased this and this dress on my shopping trip as well for upcoming events. I had a little restraint from picking up more just knowing that I won't fit into a lot of my clothes as the summer progresses. I shared a few of my top Banana Republic picks this season below.

Special thank you to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post! 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Blooms

Dress: French Connection (s0ld out online) Sandals: Steve Madden Bag: Cynthia Rowley Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 12, 3,4  Rings: Kate Spade c/o 1, 2 Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o (similar here and here)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Chatham Bars Inn

Dress: Banana Republic (old, love this dress from this season)  Bag: Kate Spade (old, love this recent one) Shoes: J.Crew (old) Glasses: Gucci  (similar) Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick (These images were taken at the Chatham Bars Inn x Keel Vodka event last year)

On June 15th, Kiel and I are heading to Chatham with our team for our second Cape Cod takeover with Keel Vodka. Join us at Chatham Bars Inn at 4pm to enjoy specialty cocktails (I'll be drinking mocktails :)),oysters, croquet, dancing, and lawn games. Tickets for the event are $25 and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Monomoy Community Services, a local non-profit that provides assistance to local families in need. Tickets can be purchased here. Looking forward to seeing some of you there! Loved finally meeting Jean from Extra Petite at last year's event.