Nautical Town Pleasures

by Hampton Ivy, 3/23/2015

Windbreaker: Old Navy / Striped navy and white shirt: TJMaxx: Katherine Barclay / Boots: Tommy Hilfiger.


Spring & Summer 2015 Wardrobe Essentials

by Hampton Ivy, 3/17/2015
It's official, spring and summer 2015 shopping has begun! 
The warmer weather is calling your name and it's time to plan your wardrobes for the coming seasons. Although I personally want almost everything when it comes to clothes, there are a few key pieces I think are a must for this spring and summer. 

Stripes have been a popular pattern for a long time, but this year more brands have introduced navy and white striped pieces in several categories. The navy and white striped jacket from Ralph Lauren has to be my favorite. Along with that, everyone needs a good denim jacket and anorak in their closet.

Even if a piece of clothing is sold for a man, if I like it, I'll buy it for myself. Southern Tide pullovers, even though they're for men, are perfect for the warmer seasons when it gets chilly at night or by the shore. A baseball cap, my favorite from Vineyard Vines, is also perfect for not only keeping the sun out of your eyes but keeping your hair out of your face too.

One type of clothing that I could always use more of is dresses. When it's hot out, it's so much easier to just toss on a single piece of clothing and have your outfit already done. A shift dress is so chic and effortless, and an absolute staple in my spring and summer wardrobe.

Handbags carry our whole lives in them, especially during the warmer seasons. A sturdy tote is perfect for carrying everything you need and cutouts and straw details are spring and summer handbag necessities.

And of course, what spring and summer would be complete without a pair of sandal wedges and aviator sunglasses.

I hope my spring and summer 2015 essentials list has helped you all!
Go ahead and make your shopping lists, because the warmer weather is right around the corner!

Monday Blues

by Hampton Ivy, 3/09/2015

Yesterday was the first day of daylight saving time, and today is the warmest it's been all season, which can only mean... spring is right around the corner! Let's hope this warm weather stays and only gets warmer as the days go by, so the layers can get lighter and the pastels and bright colors can come back out!

Sweater: Kenar . Shirt: Banana Republic . Jeans: Flying Monkey . Boots: L.L. Bean . Necklace: Studio S . Purse: Spartina 449

Sunday Brunch

by Hampton Ivy, 3/01/2015

It's Sunday, so you know what that means! Brunch, my favorite meal, and though it's known for being on Sundays, I sometimes enjoy it other days as well. Rather than quickly scarfing down breakfast before a busy day, brunch is where you can take your time and enjoy your delicious food with loved ones. The nice china can be taken out of the kitchen hutch and decorated with rich, delicious treats. It's always a perfect treat at the end of a busy week!

Blouse: Eddie Bauer . Skirt: Kate Hill . Heels: Lauren Ralph Lauren . Necklace: Napier