Monday, October 20, 2014

stand out
p o u t 

trench coat (similar) | striped shirt (c/o)
photo by kathryn worsham

i'm a big proponent of building a classic wardrobe that's based around timeless staples. doing so makes getting dressed for work, packing for a trip, or picking an outfit for a dinner date seamless. in early fall (which has been quite tame in new york), a lightweight trench and striped top. in winter, a wool version of the same coat and a cashmere rugby striped turtleneck. 

since i essentially opt for the same uniform regardless of season, stand out shoes, jewelry, and bold lips are necessary to liven things up. even though it's a bit out of my comfort zone to sport hot pink lipstick, i cannot tell you how many compliments i received! 

shop the look:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

y a c h t  c l u b

striped tee | white jeans | cashmere | sunglasses
(*on sale)

on friday, my #1 travel mate mackenzie and i hopped on the jitney out to montauk for an escape from the city. i've said before that weekend travel keep my inspiration high  this trip was no exception. i love living in manhattan but my eyes require new places & sights quite often.

we stayed at montauk yacht club which was the perfect nautical retreat. complete with navy & white striped guest rooms, our own personal deck overlooking the water, and most importantly peace and quiet, it was hard to leave. i spent half of our trip in an oversized white hotel bathrobe (no complaints). aside from sightseeing at montauk point light house, gurney's beach, and the surf lodge, the highlight for me was room service breakfasts on the deck and spending quality time with the best friend a girl could ask for!

a sincere thank you to montauk yacht club.
until next summer . . . 

Friday, September 19, 2014

l a s t   t i m e 

jean photo by kathryn worsham
montauk photo by salvatore bertucci
lobster rolls at mary's fish camp, west village

as much as i love summer (it's well documented in my warm weather wardrobe & frequent travels may through august), i'm aware it can't last forever. however, with the official start of autumn on monday, i am taking one last trip....mackenzie and i are heading to montauk to relax and get our fill of lobster rolls out east. we're staying at mtk yacht club nautical girls weekend retreat, here we come!

the weather will presumably be much chillier than my trip in august so i am packing the best jeans by rag & bone (pictured above; i cannot recommend them enough), white denim, my oversized cashmere, and of course, these slippers (on sale). 

have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

packing list

with a handful of early fall trips along the east coast approaching, i'm thinking of preppy, transitional staples that won't make me mourn the end of summer too intensely. inspired by this cashmere striped polo (have 3 words ever sounded so perfect together?), here are the pieces i've been wearing and wanting for the beginning of autumn. 

top row: navy sweater | tortoise sunglasses | cashmere cableknit pillow
middle row: candle | cashmere polo | damier wallet
bottom row: ballet flats | east coast print | rain jacket

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

n a n t u c k e t 
i n   a u g u s t

the end of summer always comes much too soon. if i had my way, summer would last a few more months. regardless, there is nowhere else on earth i'd rather be during the remaining days of the season than on nantucket with mackenzie & emily. this trip was one for the fifth and perhaps favorite jaunt up to the grey lady yet! excellent memories with incredible friends.

the weather was absolutely ideal for late august. i wore my club monaco cashmere cableknit sweater in the evenings and lightweight linen during the day. this sail to sable fringe cabana tunic dress (similar here) and these stubbs & wootton slippers were both sported for day time shopping and al fresco dining. i can't recommend both items enough! naturally, i couldn't leave the house without my tortoise sunglasses (pictured multiple times above) either.

we wanted to try a handful of new eateries this time around and did just that. the boarding house was by far the crowd favorite (i tried their southern fried chicken which was delicious). we also dined at dune, lunched at the white elephant, and ate pool-side at the summer house in 'sconset. i can confidently say that the summer house's lobster roll is the best i've had on nantucket  a close imitator to pearl oyster bar in new york. met on main (ikat pillows and tropical wall coverings pictured above) was perfectly decorated although we only stopped for lemonade and iced coffees. not to be forgotten: downyflake doughnuts!

until next summer...