Fish Bones

Sweater: J.Crew 

Shirt: J.Crew
Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer (Similar)
Sandals: Madewell
Hat: J.Crew 
Necklace (Bracelet): Kiel James Patrick 

For the holiday, I spent the week at the historic Allen’s Cottage in Cape Porpoise, Maine.  I fell in love with the unique property, which admittedly had some of the most interesting lawn ornaments I’ve ever seen. If you take a closer look at the post, you will notice the rib trellis and vertebrae stool of a whale that have been decorating the yard of the cottage since the early 1900’s. Though the bones have weathered a bit since Herbert Allen originally placed them there, they still emanate a peculiar beauty and elegance that fits the quirky style of the cottage (images of the cottage to come). I decided to mix things up a little and wear my Royal’s Golden Fleet bracelet as a necklace to add the perfect pop of gold to my neckline. 



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  1. Anonymous on July 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Couldn't wear that here in Missouri, but you look classy and chic! Love it!


  2. Rose on July 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    LOVE that sweater!

  3. Ashley on July 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Such an adorable outfit! Love that necklace and shorts!!

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  4. Lyndsay on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    This is such a lovely outfit! I love your sweater and scalloped shorts.

  5. JCREWGAL on July 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Love this entire outfit! Gives me inspiration to wear my Royal Fleece Bracelet as a necklace. 🙂 Hope the trip in Maine was fun! Would love to hear about some of your travel tips for the areas in New England that you visit. It has been years since I lived back in Boston, and hope to make a trip back to New England this fall.

  6. Elizabeth on July 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I'm glad you pointed out the unique details of the setting of these photos; I never would have noticed otherwise!

  7. Ladies in Navy on July 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    darling photos and love your description of the place!
    kw ladies in navy

  8. Shannon Willardson on July 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Loving the print of that sweater!


  9. Anonymous on July 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I love the sweater! Looks really great on you.

  10. Natali on July 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Great sweater and hat!

  11. Suzanne S. on July 9, 2013 at 1:36 am

    What I a beautiful garden! Love your sandals 🙂
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  12. Kathleen Lisson on July 9, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I still love that hat! Great pairing with the sweater.

  13. Lubna O. on July 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

    This is such a pretty outfit and it really reminds me of sailors! Love the necklace and sandals. And that's such an incredible story about the whale bones, I would've never guessed what they were.

    Lubna | ELLE VOX | $100 GIVEAWAY

  14. Marti on July 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    You look lovely! <3


  15. Niki Caron on July 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I am in love with those shorts! This is such a perfect, beachy summer outfit!

  16. Supal on July 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I love those blues and the patterns together!

  17. ClosetConfections on July 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I was on a cruise up the New England coast recently and saw at least 3 ladies wearing that sweater. Love it! Can't wait to see pics of the cottage. Looks like you had a good time.


  18. Stylejourneys on July 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Lookig great!! Those scalloped shorts are just too cute!


  19. hugo charlotte on July 9, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    beautiful, see more fashion from

  20. Lauren B on July 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I love that hat!


  21. Dana on July 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    love this outfit – such a great preppy style.

  22. Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} on July 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This sweater is gorgeous, and I love this post!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  23. Emily {Isnt That Charming} on July 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Simply adorable, as usual!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  24. Anonymous on July 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Love, love your hair pulled up!



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