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Friday Night Lights

Every year with fall’s arrival comes the traditional apple picking, cider doughnuts, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, crunchy leaves, and— of course— football. During the autumn I can’t help but be reminded of Friday nights spent in the student section at my old high school, cheering on the Unionville Indians (how is that name even PC anymore?!). I like to think that should I ever return for a Homecoming game, I’ll be dressed a bit better, but still sporting our blue and gold.

Friday Night Lights

[ Cassie Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $88 ]
[ Monogrammed Hat, Marley Lilly, $25 ]
[ Tortoise Quad Link Collar, BaubleBar, $28 ]
[ Original Packable Tour Rain Boots, Hunter, $140 ]

Do you dress up for football games like those Southern belles, or do you stay comfy with your team’s sweats?

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A Truly Royal Blue

In case you missed it, yesterday was the launch of the limited edition Banana Republic | Issa London collection. Women everywhere were prepared to jump on the $130 version of Kate Middleton’s infamous wrap dress from her engagement photos. But when the dress hit stores and online, there seemed to be an air of disappointment with the teal/turquoise shade available, as opposed to Kate’s famous royal blue. Banana Republic has since changed the description from “Tulum Turquoise” to “Royal Blue,” but the photo doesn’t speak much justice.

kate middleton issa banana republic royal blue wrap dress

[ Issa Collection Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap-Tie Dress, Banana Republic, $130 ]

I’ve now seen it in person, and while it is not quite as vibrantly blue as Kate’s original, it is a beautiful shade and definitely not what I would call turquoise. But if you’d rather a more true royal blue, here are a handful [ or two! ] of other frock options I’ve rounded up…!

Royal Blue 2

[ Pencil Dress with Wrap, ASOS, $54 | Gemma Wrap Dress, Banana Republic, $98 | Baum and Pferdgarten Body Con Ruched Dress, $82 ]

Royal Blue 3

[ Pencil Dress with Ruched Wrap, ASOS, $140 | Draped Jersey Faux-Wrap Dress, Calvin Klein, $108 | Twist Front Drape Dress, River Island, $64 ]

Royal Blue 4

[ Scallop Dress, J.Crew, $148 | Frill Sleeves Mini Dress, French Connection, $51 | Julian Mini Wrap Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, $285 ]

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[ Fine Knit Classic Dress, Missoni, $291 | Celeb Presence Dress, ModCloth, $22 | Alice & You Royal Blue Lace Dress, Dorothy Perkins, $44 ]

Will you be purchasing anything from the Banana Republic x Issa collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Summer of Lilly

lilly pulitzer summer 13

[  Calissi Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $228 ]

Summer is now… unofficially… in swing! Even though Memorial Day Weekend temperatures weren’t exactly soaring, I can’t help but plan for warmer summer days… here are some of my favorites from the newest shipment of Lilly Pulitzer…!

lilly summer 2013 dresses

[ Tria Dress, $159 | Foley Dress, $398 | Amanda Dress, $198 ]

lilly summer 13 skirts romper

[ Colleen Romper, $158 | Tate Skirt, $158 | Jolene Skirt, $148 ]

lilly pulitzer blue blouses

[ Chevonne Top, $138 | Dusk Top, $98 | Braydon Tunic, $218 ]

lilly pulitzer seashell belt[ Hooked On You Bracelet, $28 | Starfish Cuff, $68 | Scallop Belt, $58 ]

How gorgeous are all of these blues? Will you be purchasing anything from the summer line?

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Summer Stripes

I fell a little bit in love with this Joie tank dress the other day. Or, a lot in love. Subtle stripes in shades of sky blue and navy? Swoon. I could wear this all summer long.

Summer Stripes

[ Dawna Tank Dress, Joie, $268 ]
[ Meeda Blazer, Ted Baker, $240 ]
[ Anchors Away Pendant Necklace, C. Wonder, $48 ]
[ The Barnstable Bag, Kiel James Patrick, $148 ]
[ Carmelita Wedge Sandal, Kate Spade, $206 (sale!) ]

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Gift Guide No. Four: Blue

Gift Guide #4: Blue

(1) Girls With Class Flask, Urban Outfitters, $18
(2) Sea Story Sailboat Ornament, Anthropologie, $14
(3) The Daring Book for Girls, via MoCloth, $13
(4) Printed iPhone Case for iPhone 4; for iPhone 5, J.Crew, $25
(5) La Pavillion iPhone 4 Case, Kate Spade, $40
(6) Bookshelf Bandit Tote, ModCloth, $18
(7) Multitude Hair Ties, Anthropologie, $12
(8) Macmerry Boxers, Jack Wills, $29.50
(9) Cha Ching Coin Purse, Kate Spade, $78
(10) Metro Watch, Kate Spade, $150

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Lighthouse Road

scituate lighthouse

Sweater, Gap [similar] // Shirt, H&M [similar] // Jeans, American Eagle // Tote, EcoBags // Starfish necklace, DIYed [similar] // Watch, Urban Outfitters // Bracelets, Alex & Ani; Tiffany + Co.; Kiel James Patrick; Glitterbox Jewelry // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]

As much as I love my New England summers, I can’t deny how beautiful a crisp fall day along the water can be as well. This Lighthouse is my happy place, has been since I was a little girl, and is during all seasons.

starfish necklace

i love mr. darcy tote

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preppy fall beach outfit

And do you love this Pride & Prejudice tote?? Sometimes working in publishing definitely has its perks… :)

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Navy // Royal // Sky

Thank goodness for Friday– and for Friday’s Fancies! Looking at my closet the other day, I realized I am actually very cautious about going monochromatic, and especially with mixing blues… which seems funny considering that blue is probably the colors available in the most shades! So this was a challenge, but the more I look at it, the more I think I’d like to incorporate monochrome into my daily looks!

monochromatic blue outfit

Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt, Madewell, $69
Sequin-tial Decisions Skirt, ModCloth, $50
Wrap Chain Necklace, Lilly Pulitzer, $58
Carousel Bangle, Kate Spade, $225
Blue Petal Cuff, BaubleBar, $28
Cece Suede Ballet Flats, J.Crew, $128

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The dreams that you wish will come true.

Cinderella comes out of The Vault today– that scary dark place where classics go to hide until further notice. The little girl in me is beyond excited, so, a ball-ready outfit in honor of today:

Time of My Life Dress, Donna Morgan via ModCloth, $165
Swirled Suns Headband, Anthropologie, $32
Dove Stud Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad, $8
Cinderella Pump, Disney’s Glass Slipper Collection via DSW, $90
Have Faith in Your Dreams Bangle, Disney Couture via ASOS, $60

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Extending Summer Since 1959

If there’s one brand that succeeds at keeping the summer vibe alive all through autumn, it is definitely Lilly Pulitzer. Every year, I think I’m in the clear once I get through the epic End of Summer Sale, and then the Fall Lookbook comes out and taunts me even more. Here are some of my current fall favorites from the line:

Rosaline Dress, $278
Hazel Sweater Dress, $208
Mara Dress, $268

lilly pulitzer fall 2012

Audrey Top, $58
Marcotte Sweater, $128
Hart Top, $58

lilly pulitzer pants

Worth Skinny Mini Printed, $158
Luxury Capri, $158
Arizona Skirt, $108

lilly fall accessories

Wrap Chain Necklace, $58
Love Note Clutch Lizard, $128
Resort Chic Wedge Suede, $228

Definitely feeling all of the royal + green and royal + coral combos this fall! What do you think of the collection?

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Summer Colors

forever 21 blue lace dress

Dress, Forever 21 [similar 1; 2] // Plaid cross body, Urban Outfitters [similar-ish] // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick; Tiffany & Co. // Pearls, Urban Outfitters // Belt, vintage // Ballets flats, TOMS

Dear summer,

I’m not done with you yet.

Please don’t go away and leave me without opportunity to wear bright blues and sundresses and plaid picnic-ready purses and nautical jewelry and ballet flats that don’t require tights. I promise I’ll be better about embracing you. No more subways when I can walk and no more warm nights spent inside.

Love,
Emily

sailor's knot bracelet

plaid preppy purse

toms ballet flats

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