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Find me by the Sea

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, the ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea- whether it is to sail or to watch it- we are going back from whence we came.” -JFK

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Nothing like a few days by the sea to revive the soul. I get so stressed about work and school that sometimes I just need time to unwind and relax.

Outfit details: Dress- Lilly Pulitzer, Sweater- Lilly Pulitzer, Shoes- Jack Rogers, Sunglasses- Ray-Ban

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Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby is one of my favorite events every year! The hats, the dresses, mint juleps, everyone is dressed to the nines in their best preppy attire. Vineyard Vines is the official apparel sponsor of the Derby and every year they put out a fantastic line to fill all your Derby needs.

This year I am so excited to be attending the FOMO Prescription Derby Day party. I am honored to have been asked to judge the Best Dressed Contest, the winner will receive a gift card to Best Dressed an awesome boutique in Southie and Charlestown. There will be a make your own Mint Julep Bar, with a few well known Boston food bloggers there to help you snap the best shot of your julep! This event is going to be so much fun and I am so excited to be apart of it! For ticket information visit their website here.

I hope to see you at the FOMO Derby Day bash but no matter where you are spending the day be sure to look your best! My favorites for any Derby Party:

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I think I have to start with a little VV, being the official Derby apparel sponsor their Derby line is fantastic this year! I have been a fan of vineyard vines for a long time and this year’s Derby line brought me back to old school VV. This patchwork dress is perfect for the derby and a classic vineyard vines piece that is a must add to your closet!

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You can never go wrong with Lilly! This shift dress is a classic with a twist! Paired with a big floppy hat and you will be killing it at your Derby party!

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Get the perfect monogrammed hat from Marley Lilly! This company has all the cutest accessories for any preppy girl! But I love this hat, not only is it perfect for a Derby party it perfect for the beach all summer long.

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Tuckernuck has put together a fabulous Kentucky Derby section this year, check out their website for hats, jewelry and even more dresses!

 

No matter what you wear this weekend, have fun get into it! The Derby is so much fun and I hope you all get a chance to dress up and drink some mint juleps. I hope to see some of you at the FOMO Derby Party on Saturday be sure to dress to impress (me)!

 

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A Lilly Girl is a Happy Girl

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Now I get that not every one is as crazy or as obsessed with YGR as some (i.e. me) but this will always be one of my favorite prints. It is the print that started my Lilly obsession. Now I was into the preppy look but Lilly just seemed like a southern/ sorority girl thing to me and not something I, a girl from Boston, could pull off. Then someone gave me a YGR phone case as a present. I was hooked. I not only fell in love with YGR but the Lilly brand, its history, its message. Lilly girls are the happiest girls, life is a party so dress like it, anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!

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If YGR isn’t your thing I will understand but here are the pictures of the new pop up print! I got the Captains popover and the Melle dress. My sister (thank the lord we are the same size) got the Ritz romper and the Rylan dress, so we will be sharing at some point in the future! Happy shopping friends!

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Dresses I love this Summer

Growing up I was all about quantity over quality, I would take 100 dollars to forever21 and get 10 dresses that would fall apart after one wash. But as I get older I realize that I would much rather spend that 100 dollars on one dress that I will be able to use forever. I love Nordstrom, I think it is a great company that stands behind their products and if you ever have an issue with a product you purchase there they will make it right.

It may not be officially summer yet according to the weather but with Memorial Day behind us it is time to start celebrating the good weather! With summer there always seems to be weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, pool parties and back yard cookouts. I love dresses in the summer I own a lot of shorts but I am just more comfortable in a dress, especially when its 88 degrees and humid out! Here  are a few of my favorite dresses at Nordstrom right now that will be perfect for almost any occasion this summer!

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Perfect for a day time shower! Vince Camuto is just one of those designers that always produces such high QUALITY clothing and shoes and I am always excited when I find something new I love!

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Lets be real I love anything gingham! Tahari always does fun dresses that could for for more business casual occasions.

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So preppy! Bravo Kate Spade, bravo!

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Maggy London Floral Print Dress! This is so perfect, I know its past but this honestly would have been awesome for a Kentucky Derby party!

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This dress comes in three different colors but my favorite is the green! By Ellen Tracy

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And one more gingham dress for good luck! All of these dresses can be found at Nordstrom just click on the pictures!

I feel like every summer I start off thinking this will be the best summer of my life and every summer is always better than the last. So stock up on some new dresses and strut into summer ready for the best summer yet!

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