For today’s Friday’s Fancies, we’re talking style crushes! I have not one, but a pair at the moment… two lovely ladies behind the Kiel James Patrick brand: Sarah Vickers and Sadie Zucchi. How fun is their sweet and preppy summer style? You must be able to tell now where I get so much of my own style inspiration…!
Image via ClassyGirlsWearPearls.com
What to borrow their outfits as much as I do? Here are some similar key pieces:
[ Stripe Button-Down Shirt, J.Crew Factory, $49.50 ]
[ Intarsia Charley Sweater in Anchor, J.Crew Factory, $68 ]
[ Daisy Details Shorts, ModCloth, $27 ]
[ Otterneck Worth Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick, $40 ]
[ Cecilia Wedges, LAUREN Ralph Lauren, $55 ]
[ Boatneck Dress, J.Crew Factory, $54.50 ]
[ Isley Seaglass Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick, $58 ]
[ H-L Lighthouse Hat, Harding Lane, $30 ]
[ Resort Chic Wedge, Lilly Pulitzer, $218 ]
And while we’re on the subject of KJP, can we discuss how much I’m lusting over the new Starboard Collection of anchor belts? Swoon!
Happy weekend friends! xo
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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.
[ 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!) ]
[ Valentina Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $198 ]
[ Posey Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $228 ]
[Kentucky Derby Carolina Dress, Vineyard Vines, $198 ]
[ Mrs. Murray Hat, Vineyard Vines, $198 ]
[ Monogrammed Derby Straw Hat, Marley Lilly, $36 ]
[ Capewind Sands Headband, Kiel James Patrick, $35 ]
[ Vickers Bow Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick, $198 ]
[ Horse Detail Purse, ASOS, $10 ]
[ Kentucky Derby Horse Charm Bracelet, Alex & Ani, $32 ]
[ Tumbler, Lilly Pulitzer, $198 ]
[ Horseshoe Logo Seer Sucker Hat, Vineyard Vines, $38 ]
[ Horseshoe Stud Earrings, Elizabeth and James, $63 ]
[ Malaya Horseshoe Ring, ASOS, $25 ]
For a New England girl, I happen to love the Southern tradition of the Kentucky Derby. I mean, give me some seersucker, bow sashes, and floppy hats any day and I’ll be happy, so I guess the Derby is really just an excuse… either way, I plan on betting some mint juleps this Saturday! Will you be celebrating? Or at least dressing for the occasion?
I’m back to posting today because I know we have to at least attempt to return to a sense of normalcy around here. Monday’s events are still first on my mind, and my thoughts and prayers are still with the victims and all affected.
Dress, Jack Wills [similar] // Oxford, Gap [similar] // Sunglasses, Personalized From Me to You // Wrap Bracelet, KJP x Brooks Brothers // Wellies, Hunter
I’m just about done with pants for the year. And tights. Unless they are of a pastel color, pants are out and it’s dresses and skirts with bare legs from here on out. Until they no longer cause extreme goosebumps (seen below), oxfords and lower leg-covering footwear are in.
(1) Dot-Every-I Journal, Anthropologie, $14
(2) Leather Colorblock Passport Case, J.Crew, $45
(3) Bubble Necklace, J.Crew, $150
(4) Leather Tote, Gap, $125
(5) Vickers Bow, Kiel James Patrick, $58
(6) Bow Hair Clip, American Apparel, 3 for $34
(7) Macaron Case, Urban Outfitters, $10
(8) Cole Enamel Stud Earrings, Tory Burch, $68
(9) Croffix Sailing Belt, Kiel James Patrick, $88
(10) Plaid a Little Love Bag, ModCloth, $38
Oxford, Brooks Brothers // Skirt, Gap [similar] // Belt, vintage // Pearls, Ralph Lauren // Le Pliage Tote, Longchamp // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick; Tiffany & Co.; vintage // Tennis shoes, City Sneaks [similar]
A little themed OOTD in honor of Andy Murray’s grand slam U.S. Open win yesterday! In all fairness, I did used to play tennis myself. Many summers in fact, though I never did get over my fear of King of the Court, and my hand-eye coordination has always been supremely mediocre. It was all Love for this girl.
Thanks to Classy Girls Wear Pearls for this outfit inspiration!
I’ve been denying Labor Day’s unavoidable and eminent arrival for a while now. (This is why I don’t do seasonal bucket lists– I never get to quite everything I want to!) But Labor Day Weekend is here and I’m heading home to the beach for the first half of it, so might as well embrace it.
Even though my family has only recently joined me in New England, we would spend every August of my childhood in the very same town they live in now, and one of my most vivid memories is how chilly those summer nights on the water could get there! So as we share Dark & Stormys on the Adirondaks as the sun goes down + the sunset canon goes off, and say goodbye to summer this weekend, this would be my ideal outfit.
Barnstable Bag, Kiel James Patrick, $138
Striped Cotton Hoodie, Pret-A-Surf, $150 (sale!)
Beatnik Jeans, Current/Elliot, $118 (sale!)
Rose Anchor Studs, BaubleBar, $68
Red Enamel Bangle, BaubleBar, $30
Polka Dot Sneakers, Keds for Madewell, $62
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
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.