Summer starts this Memorial Weekend and always typically very busy for me. I work in the aquatic industry, which goes into hyper drive from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, but this summer is different from the previous summers as I now live in Massachusetts. My husband and I have planned many excursions around the area to places such as Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Are you feeling a little jealous now? I'm very excited.
One thing that I have been putting off is updating my summer wardrobe. Last year, neon ruled the fashion world. I have slightly more traditional taste, but I dabbled into the neon jeans trend last summer. While I can probably re-wear the neon jeans, I am going to start moving on to more classic long-wearing pieces. I'll keep neons to fun nail polish colors. I have been obsessing over J.Crew and Madewell's new arrivals for summer. My first purchase of the summer will be the Rugby-stripe dress from J.Crew as I will need comfortable dresses to travel and explore in. I also bought a classic Timex Weekender watch that I can use at work.
As with any preppy living in New England, a pair of boat shoes must be added to my shoe collection. I wore two pairs off and on during my senior year of high school at Sacred Heart Academy and my freshman year at the University of Louisville, but unfortunately, those pairs got lost in the move. I bought a platinum pair of Sperry Top-Sliders to add a metallic touch to my outfits, but as my platinum Jacks that I can add to any outfit or change into for comfort are quickly wearing down, I bought the cork pair of Jacks to replace them.
In other news, I was not too impressed with Lilly Pulitzer's Summer Collection so far (SHOCKER). I only plan to add the Sandrine dress in Resort White Pop and Shorely Blue Tossing the Line and the Didi dress in Multi Pansy Dance. Although, I do have to admit I hope the Lavender skirt in Just Add Mint is on eBay next spring so I can wear it for Derby festivites.