I love madras season! Wearing madras is one of my favorite parts of the summer. I have a madras skirt and a madras sundress from J.Crew that I wear all the time, they are my favorite! Vineyard Vines always has some great madras items. Just Madras and Cape Madras are both brands that focus many of their items on the madras look.
Here are some of my favorite madras looks this season.
A couple of years ago I got an adorable straw clutch from Lilly Pulitzer. It is one of the best purchases I've made in a very long time! I use it all the time during the summer. It goes with so many different outfits, whether it's jeans and a cardigan or a sundress with heals, this straw clutch is so versatile.
This Ralph Lauren Claridge Clutch is a nice darker option for a straw clutch. I tend to wear a lot of white and bright colors so a light colored clutch tends to work better for me, but this RL clutch is so perfect for those of you who prefer a little darker handbag.
This Ted Baker clutch is perfection! How can you not love a straw clutch with a bow on it?!
For a more nautical look, this Lilly Pulitzer clutch is the perfect thing. The navy and white stripes with the anchor emblem make for a great summer bag.
Let's be honest, I love all things Tory Burch! I wish I could afford to buy everything TB comes out with. This Tory Burch Woven Paten Clutch is great for the summer!
I paired the dress with these gold wedges from Lilly Pulitzer. I bought these wedges last summer and have gotten so much use out of them. They are the perfect height and are pretty comfortable to wear for long periods of time!
I think this Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Canteen bag completes the look. It is big enough to carry as an everyday bag, yet small enough to use for a special occasion. I love that it is a crossboby bag, so it would be great for a day of sightseeing or shopping.
Since it's Memorial Day weekend, I figured it's a perfect time to bust out some seersucker. I love wearing seersucker. I wish I could wear it year round (since I live in Florida and it's always warm!), but sadly I like to (kinda) fallow the rules.
During the spring and summer I love caring pretty much any kind of straw bag! This Melie Bianco 'Anya' Clutch from Nordstrom is a great (reasonably priced) straw clutch that is perfect for church or a quick outing with friends.
Are you a fan of the ikat trend? I am in love with anything ikat. It's great to wear in the spring and summer or decorate your house or apartment with ikat! It's a fun pattern that will brighten up any outfit or room.
I love this ikat dress from Brooks Brothers. It's perfect to dress up or down during the summer. You can wear it with flip-flops to the beach or heels for a lunch date with friends. I paired it with a Lilly Pulitzer clutch and Sperry Top-Sider wedges... I think it's a fun outfit for brunch with friends or a fun summer party!
When I saw this blue and white sundress from J.Crew I fell in love. Blue and white are the perfect summer combination! Blue is one of my all time favorite colors to wear and pairing it with white makes it perfect for summer time. Pairing this dress with a straw bag and a monogrammed bracelet makes it a great preppy summer outfit.
Tumblers are the perfect glass. They keep your drink cold. And... They don't sweat! What could be more perfect? Well... A tumbler that is also preppy, that's what! Tumblers are perfect for summer. Since they don't sweat they are perfect for the beach or pool! Tumblers are an essential for summer time.
Vineyard Vines partnered with Tervis to make these adorable nautical tumblers.
Today two of my best friends graduate and my high school has their graduation too! I cannot believe it has been four year since I walked across that stage and became a high school graduate and soon-to-be UF Freshman. If you know any graduates and are still looking for a gift check out Sweet Tea Paperie.
I think it is very useful having a side table by my bed (or two). Having adequate lighting by your bed is also important. At home I have a side table with a shelf and drawer. I keep books on the shelf (aka my Harry Potter collection) and the drawer is full of miscellaneous things. It's also handy having a place to sit a glass of water and my iPad (or book).