Hampton Gift Bag 2016

by Hampton Ivy, 5/31/2016

If you haven't seen already, which I'm sure you all have, because I've posted about it on all of my social media channels, (and now this blog!) Hampton Ivy has had the incredible opportunity to be a part of this year's Hampton Gift Bag by Madison & Mulholland, Inc.! 
This past Memorial Day weekend marked their 15 years of gifting in the Hamptons and I'm so honored to have been a part of that.

Even though we were a part of the gift bag, I had to have one for myself.
I am a huge book lover. In fact, I probably didn't need anymore books, because I haven't even read half the ones I already own yet (I know, I know.. shame on me). So the fact that the Memorial Day Hampton Gift Bag has 8 books in it, all written by best-selling authors, as well as two skincare items and gift certificates and a great quality water bottle, meant I definitely had to have it.

The books included are:

Before The Fall
In The Name of Gucci
Kanye West Owes Me $300
Find Your Extraordinary
Mother, Can You Not?
The Progeny
The Travelers

(A little funny note... the pictures of the books June and In The Name of Gucci are taken from Amazon, instead of by me, because my Grandmother, who also loves books, borrowed those two from me to read herself as soon as I showed her the bag! I was so excited to show her, I completely forgot I had to take photos of them first for this post, whoops!)

The other items, skincare: La Pomme's Apple Stem Cell Serum & Skinny Facial Oil

Gift certificates: Two nights for one at The Maidstone Inn (East Hampton), 40% off Madison & Mulholland accessories, 40% off Angela Pizzarello's Intuition and Emotional Freedom Coaching, and 
Buy 2 get 50% off Hampton Ivy jewelry

And a White Cloud Charter water bottle and beach bag that it all comes in!
Some lucky recipients will also receive a pair of mirrored aviators by Madison & Mulholland.

* Even though Memorial Day has passed, the Memorial Day bags are still available in limited quantities to be shipped to you for $27.95, which compared to the $500+ value of the bag is an absolute steal! (USA only)
Direct link to buy the bag:

Get it while you still can!

The gift bag is also available with different products July 4th, August 8th, and Labor Day as well. Gift Bags can be reserved online at HamptonGiftBag.com for $5.99 or can be picked up at locations in the Hamptons on those dates.


Wearing Sunshine Well

by Hampton Ivy, 5/15/2016

It's funny to say that I used to dislike the color yellow when it came to clothing. Then again that was quite a few years ago.. But now, I truly love the color when it's in pastel. There are certain colors that make people feel bright and uplifted, and pastel yellow is one of those for me! It's like wearing sunshine..

This quarter sleeve summer sweater from Kate Hill was my favorite sweater last spring and summer, and it definitely will stay my favorite this spring and summer as well. The weather is in the perfect medium, where it's warm but still cool out where jeans and a long sleeve shirt feels extremely comfortable, especially at the beach.

Hope you all have had a little sunshine in your day today!

Sweater: Kate Hill . Jeans: Flying Monkey . Shoes: Charles by Charles David . 
Headband: (soon to come) . Necklace: (soon to come) . 

All White & A Gingham Statement

by Hampton Ivy, 5/01/2016

Effortless, but absolutely fantastic.
An all white outfit is an easy way to bring in the warmer months and look chic while doing it.

For the past year or so, monochromatic all white outfits have been all over social media and fashion blogs, and for all the right reasons.
Firstly, what could be easier to match with white, than white?!
Secondly, it has an angelic feel, you can't deny that! White reflects light, so it's guaranteed to make you stand out while walking down the street and while entering a room. 
Thirdly, it's a blank canvas for whatever accessory you want to show off!
Gingham is the pattern of the season, so it was of course my first choice, and my favorite choice, to stand out against the white. The soft blue color also pairs beautifully with white, and matches with the Hampton Ivy beaded lobster charm bracelet I wore as well.
To keep things simple and not go too overboard with the white, I left my other accessories nude.

If you've been debating joining in on the trend, take the leap, or choose all cream or beige/nude instead of white if that's easier. If you're worried about stains, I recommend carrying a tide stick in your purse. As a clumsy coffee lover, I make sure to carry one with me at all times.

Just have fun with it! 
& Have a lovely week!

Button Up: Banana Republic . Jeans: J Crew . Belt: Target . Purse: Kate Spade . Heels: J Crew
Scarf: Hampton Ivy (coming soon) . Bracelet: Hampton Ivy . Ring: NWCustom Jewelry