I had another post scheduled for today, but when I saw the announcement email from Kiel James Patrick, I knew I had to share. As if you don’t already own everything they create – scallop button down, boat shoes, and bracelets – they’ve now stepped up their game yet again and created the cutest Anchor Hats, $48. The adjustable leather strap on the back is what separates this from every other preppy hat on the market. It’s really all in the details, isn’t it? Plus, it comes in a wide array of colors, so you’re sure to find one you love. Anyone else thinking Christmas gifts?
It hit 55 degrees here yesterday, so I’m in an absolute spring state of mind. It doesn’t matter that it’s supposed to snow in two days; it’s spring now. As such, it’s time to get ready for bikini season. (I’m starting the BluePrint Cleanse next week!) Today’s Delight of the Day is the perfect motivation – the Sail Boat Bikini from Target, $19.99. I adore the color combos, and a prep can never have too many boats. Which color do you like best?
I owe you kiddos an apology. My life has been an absolute whirlwind lately. Between a full-time project management(ish) job, internet marketing consulting, apartment hunting with the boy, buying/crafting for our non-existent apartment, and starting to dabble in finding a new (used) car, I’ve been slacking on the blog posts lately. I’ve been going to my usual haunts – J.Crew, Kiel James Patrick, etc., which, in fairness, have amazing products – and highlighting their obvious choices. That’s not what I set out to do with this blog. I wanted to bring you things you might not otherwise realize are out there. Hence, today’s Delight of the Day.
Sea Bags is a seriously cool company. They take old sails and recycle them to make amazing bags. Right in America – Portland, Maine to be exact. How neat is that? So don’t me over here obsessing over their Anchor Tote. You can purchase it in three different sizes – small ($105), medium ($135), and large ($150). It’s also available in red, navy, gold, and silver. I’m partial to anything in navy with an anchor. Shocker, right?
p.s. I also love their wine bags, their baby bags, and their journals. Everything is so quintessentially New England prep!
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Colorblock Sail Jacket from J.Crew, $125. The lightweight chino fabric makes it the perfect jacket for staying dry through the upcoming April showers or for days spent by the water’s edge. Plus, I love the backstory for this jacket. J.Crew’s designers were going through the archives and found a similar jacket, and they decided to give it a modern update with a slimmer fit and colorblock detail. Who doesn’t appreciate a nod to days past?
Also, the winner of the MW Coastal Goods giveaway is Samantha Elizabeth! Samantha, please look for an email from Wendy of MW Coastal Goods. Keep an eye out for the next giveaway!
Today’s Delight of the Day is the totally incredible Seven Seas in Seersucker Dress from Shabby Apple, $88. My friends at school used to joke that they could tell it was me from far away because I was always in ruffles or a cardigan, so, needless to say, I absolutely must add this ruffly seersucker perfection to my closet. I also really like that it has sleeves, because most of my summery dresses are sleeveless, which is sometimes inappropriate for certain functions so I have to put a cardigan over it, which gets kind of hot in the summer. What do you think?
Today’s Delight of the Day actually features two products – beautiful nautical-inspired rings from Kate Spade. I’m not usually a fan of yellow gold, but I just adore these rings. And, at $48, these rings won’t break the bank!