The Magic Before Christmas

by Hampton Ivy, 11/30/2014
    Sweater: vintage (Irish wool) . Scarf: Heartichoke . Pants: Pink Pineapple Shop . Socks: J Crew . Boots: Madden Girl
Levi's sweater: Hip Doggie

                                                                   { Image: David C. Walker 1967 }


                                                                          {pottery barn }

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There's a magic in the air that starts right after the turkey is eaten and the last leaves have fallen. It's that perfect time of year when the wonder of Christmas preparations makes us all feel like children again. Picking out the family tree at our local tree farm does that for me. While of course shopping for gifts and seeing anything holiday related does that too, it's mostly the Reindeer I love if we're talking themes :) . I have reindeer images on everything from stockings, to sweaters, to glassware etc. Since seeing real reindeer (Caribou) as a child, I have loved them so much. I've asked that our family tree be all about fair isle prints and reindeer, so these photos above are great inspiration. I'm excited to post in the coming weeks our Christmas outfits and Christmas decorations! I hope your Thanksgiving was great and your weeks ahead are magical! xo

Fall Shopping in Southampton

by Hampton Ivy, 11/23/2014

I surely don't speak alone when I say that Southampton is my favorite place to go shopping. Hildreth is by far my favorite shop. There's everything from buttons and yarn to soaps and lotion, and all the home decor you could ever want. It's hard to walk out empty handed!

This little shop, Aerin, almost went unnoticed. The beautiful window display is what made me stop and stare. It looked like a work of art. These boots, my favorite work of art in the shop, and probably the most beautiful pair of boots I have ever seen. If they are still there right now, they wont be for long!

In the midst of a cold day shopping, nothing feels better than a nice mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of soup, in this case broccoli cheddar, at The Driver's Seat Restaurant. 

Sweater: Ralph Lauren . Vest: Uniqlo . Coat: Barbour . Jeans: Flying Monkey . Boots: Kelly&Katie

Southampton is beautiful all year round, but when it comes to the colder seasons, when the crowds are away and the windows are decorated with gifts, I love it even more. Hildreth's, Aerin, J McLaughlin, Ralph Lauren, Erika's Place, and Vineyard Vines are all necessary stops during a day in Southampton for me.

Lodge Looks: Casual and Dress

by Hampton Ivy, 11/16/2014
It's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the last of the fall foliage before it disappears and the wonderful but busy holidays are upon us. There's a deeper chill in the air and a stronger desire to cozy up. But it's also the time of the year for cocktail party season too. Here's a few outfit ideas for a preppy outdoorsy day, a stop over to enjoy the winter sea, and cocktails at a luxury lodge in the evening.

Sweater: Ralph Lauren . Scarf: Cejon . Pants: Dover Saddlery . Socks: DSW . Boots: L.L. Bean
 Sweater: Outdoor Life . Blouse: H&M . Scarf: H&M . Pants: Forever21 . Socks: Target . 
Boots: L.L. Bean

Coat: Express . Sweater: Ralph Lauren . Skirt: J Crew . Boots: Kelly&Katie



Fall in Love

by Hampton Ivy, 11/09/2014

Sweater: Ann Taylor . Scarf: Ebay . Jeans: Michael Kors . Shoes: Madden Girl . Purse: Ralph Lauren

Christmas Gone Plaid by OPI
Trench: Express

Scarf: Ebay

The colors of fall are unmatched by the other seasons. The leaves on Long Island are at their foliage peak, and when joined by the classic American architecture in the villages, nothing makes me feel more content.