As much as I love summer sundresses, I cannot wait to pack as many shorts-centered outfits as I can into my daily wardrobe before the season ends. I happen to especially adore the pairing of shorts with long-sleeved shirts (often oxfords, seen here and here). The culottes style of this pair feels like it needs a form-fitting tee on top, and then would be just perfect for a casual dinner out along the water.
[ Make Me Wanna Scoop Top, ModCloth, $18 ]
[ Vintage Dressing Northampton Shorts, Ralph Lauren, $135 ]
[ Anchors Away Pendant Necklace, C.Wonder, $48 ]
[ Logo Carryall Tote, Sperry Top-Sider, $165 ]
[ Palm Beach Navajo Flat, Jack Rogers, $110 ]
Do you ladies turn to shorts when the weather is warm, or more often dresses and skirts?
I was absolutely determined to take a day trip to Nantucket while we were on Martha’s Vineyard, despite the rivalry between the two islands. So on one of those tiny 6-seater airplanes we flew, for a little jaunt over to ACK! I think I can now safely say we are definitely more Vineyard people than Nantucket, but the bike riding, endless hydrangeas, Cisco Brewery picnic, and Brant Point Lighthouse trip were definitely highlights of our entire week.
Oxford, Polo Ralph Lauren [similar striped//similar solid] | Shorts, J. Crew [similar] | Anchor bracelets, KJP; Oh Buoy Boston | Belt, vintage
Brant Point Light was first constructed in 1746, and is still in operation! Probably the most famous of the three lighthouses on the island, it really was one of the most picturesque of our whole tour, and I would have been more than content to sit on its beach all day.
Have you traveled to Nantucket? What are your favorite things about the island?
Filed under Fashion, Life
Cable Knit Jumper, Ralph Lauren [similar] // Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, American Eagle // Pearls, Lauren Ralph Lauren // Stag Crossbody, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar] // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
Growing up, I spent every August in a New England beach town. I remember the first year I visited in the fall, when the temperature had dropped significantly, the wind had picked up, and the summer crowds were long gone. It was incredibly quiet and chilly, a different world from the harbor town I had grown up with, but so beautiful and peaceful. Now I make a point to take beach walks throughout the fall and winter, to savor the lack of crowds and brisk, but still salty, breeze.
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, Forever 21 // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar] // Sunglasses, vintage // Petal to the Metal Pouchette, Marc by Marc Jacobs [similar] // Cape Knot Hitch, Kiel James Patrick // Elephants Cuff, BaubleBar
Jeans + boots + oxford shirts have quickly become my fall go-to uniform, but does that really surprise anyone…?
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Shorts, Forever 21 // Pearls, vintage // Cape Knot Hitch, KJP // Purse, Vera Bradley [similar] // Slip Ons, Polo Ralph Lauren
If I could wear this type of outfit all year long, I would be content. Long sleeve shirt, soft shorts, comfy shoes… it’s the best thing about late summer (because despite the overload of pumpkin-flavored coffee and treats, fall does not officially start until this Saturday!).
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!
In honor of Halloween in less than a week, I thought today’s Tuesday Shoesday needed a little spirited tint of orange…
Marc Jacobs, $300
Jessica Simpson, $89
Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $79
Gabriella Rocha, $59
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Are you all excited for Halloween yet??
A couple weeks ago, I saw a girl wearing the cutest outfit on the subway. I was planning on making one of my roommates recreate and model it for me, but yesterday Demetra coincidentally came home wearing just the sort of outfit I was picturing!
It’s a cute twist on a plain summer dress– add an oxford. It also makes your outfit versatile… it’s getting super hot and muggy out in Boston, even in the early hours on my way to work, but my office also just installed new ACs making it freezing in here! Tying a light-weight oxford over your sundress alleviates the chill. It also will make spaghetti strap or halter-styles more work appropriate!
You probably have the basics in your closet already, a plain or printed dress and an old oxford (steal a guy or boyfriend’s if you don’t!).
Dress up the outfit even more with heeled wedges and a long necklace. Demetra’s watch also adds quite a bit of sparkle.
To imitate this look, check out this Polyvore, featuring an American Eagle cotton dress (who doesn’t have one of those lying around?) in navy, a Ralph Lauren oxford shirt, Steve Madden wedges, and J Crew and Kate Spade jewelry. Click the image for item details.