7.21.2014

Sunday Funday

 
Top: BlueTique (old) Similar here | Shorts: Lulu*s c/o (almost sold out) Identical/cheaper option  here (also in white and black) | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Hat: J. Crew (cheaper option here) | Necklaces: Mini Monogram (also here) // Double Monogram c/o| Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: David Yurman Pearl Cuff // Blue Cuff // Link Chain | Rings: David Yurman Crossover Ring // Yurman Black Onyx Ring | Pearl Earrings

Sunday Funday:
After winning a weekend series in college baseball, the team will party Sunday night because they can rest on their required Monday off day.

After the weekend I had with Caitlin, I'm ready to relax. We maybe got six hours of sleep the whole weekend but it was totally worth it. So what does little sleep mixed with a fashionable friend (read: must look cute at all times) get you? This outfit. These shorts are like pajama shorts that are acceptable to wear in public. They're so flowy and oh-so comfortable! Paired with a good panama hat and my pink Jack Rogers, I was ready to go. I'm usually not a big fan of pink, but when paired with my favorite color (blue) I found myself liking the neon color -- it's perfect for summer!

SHOP MY LOOK:

MWM - Sun field

Welcome to another edition of Menswear Monday. Andrew has been gracious enough to write a weekly post for Covering the Bases. Enjoy!

Pullover: Vineyard Vines c/o | Shorts: J. Crew | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Flip Flops: Rainbow

Sun field:
Area of the playing field where the sun shines into the eyes of the defense.

Normally during day games in the summer, you will see a portion of the diamond where players are all wearing sunglasses. The way stadiums are built, the sun will either be directly in the eyes of the left or right side of the field.

In these photos, Krista is essentially shooting into the sun. Despite making my legs look severely emaciated, the effect worked well.

The photos were taken on Nantucket, and I fit right in with these duds. First, the pullover is from Vineyard Vines. I can't get over how comfortable this thing is. Light enough to wear during a breezy summer day, but substantial enough for cool, autumn evenings, I'll be getting a lot of mileage out of this quarter-zip this season. I'd highly recommend this if you're looking for something quick and stylish to throw over whatever it is you're wearing when the temperature falls a few degrees.

The shorts are from J. Crew Factory and were part of the summer-wardrobe overhaul I did at the demand request of Krista. The Rainbow sandals make their debut today. I've never owned a pair until last month, and now I don't know if I'll ever buy another pair of sandals again. I wear them everywhere.

To answer your question, yes, I am actually that bowlegged. It's horrifying.

7.18.2014

Sales, Sales, and More Sales!

Who doesn't love a good sale? So much is going on right now my wallet is hiding in fear.

First off, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now (umm ah-amazing stuff people!)

-I snagged BOTH my bronzer and blush in one package deal for under $50
-One (maybe two) pairs of Kendra Scott earrings (the price will make you buy more than one)
-I'm highly obsessed with these riding boots for fall (so I made them mine)
-These work out leggings will make me actually want to work out
-If you're looking for the perfect winter fur vest or fur coat, this is your chance (both under $100)
-Remember the boots I mentioned earlier? This jacket would go amazing with them





Second, Tory Burch is having 20% off her already reduced pieces! So if you've been eyeing a bag or wallet (or keychain/dress/shirt/shoes aka everything I've been eyeing) NOW is the time to get it (yes reva's are on sale)!!

Finally, I don't know what is up with J. Crew, but they're basically giving away their clothes for free. Why yes, I did score this $100+ skirt for $30. Give me moreeee!!



Happy Shopping!

Sailing in Nantucket


Top: Kate Spade Tropez (also here) | Shorts: J. Crew Factory | Shoes: Sperry | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 

Coming at ya loud and clear at 11:39pm on a Thursday night. I may or may not be a few bubbly glasses in so lets make this short and sweet so I can go drool on my pillow. I wore this look when Andrew and I were in Nantucket. One of the more exciting things we were able to do was go sailing (see here and here) while we were on the island. Who doesn't love to be by the water and wear their best stripe + white combo?

I bought this Kate Spade Tropez top (also here) when it was in one of their 75% off sales. I fell in love with the navy/white and bow combination. I mean, how could you not? This was also the ideal time to sport my white Sperry Top Siders. If you're on a boat, you're going to wear your boating shoes #duhhh.

Today is also Friday (thanks for catching up) which means my BFF Jill Caitlin is coming in today!!! I'm oh-so excited to romp around the city with her. We have a lot of really exciting things planned. One being a video! We're doing a Q&A with the both of us. So if you have any questions about blogging/life in NYC/Boys/Work/Clothes/Etc we are here! Leave them in the comments below or hashtag #AskCaitandKrista on Twitter. We will be answering them all. So exictedddd! Byeee

(ps don't forget to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the Tory Burch Sale!)

7.17.2014

Love, Lilly

Top: Love, Lilly wh Meredith Top c/o (only sold online here) | Jeans: Nordstrom | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: Revlon

I'm excited to share a new brand with you all! I originally found Love, Lilly wh on Tuckernuck and fell in l-o-v-e with their nautical style and simple fits. On our trip, we made a stop by their main store and I was able to sit down with Lilly, the owner, and pick her brain about her line. She was so sweet to have me! Of course, I couldn't leave without some fun goodies to share! This Meredith top was finished when I was there. I knew the moment I saw it -- with the gold rope trim on the bottom -- it needed to be mine.

I've probably worn it three times already because I'm that obsessed. It's just so different, extremely classic and overly preppy. All right up my alley! Seriously, can you handle how amazing the flags and rope trim are? Be sure to follow along with Love, Lilly on Instagram and Facebook to see their new items and find where to buy!

7.16.2014

Whale Tail Tunic

Tunic: Vineyard Vines c/o | Swimsuit: Nordstrom | Shoes: Jack Rogers c/o | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (really loving these mirrored sunglasses!)

Our first day in Cape Cod was spent at Nauset Beach (see Andrew's look here). You can also see more photos on Instagram of the beach and this outfit. It was a great way to spend the first day in The Cape. And after the rainy day we had in the city yesterday, I'm getting nostalgic and I want to go back! The water was freeeeezing at Nauset, but it was a nice way to cool off after the bike ride and laying in the sun … at least that's what Andrew said. I was a baby and only put my feet in (they froze after 30 seconds).

I loved wearing this Whale Tail tunic from Vineyard Vines. Between the print, texture and the colors, it was perfect for the beach! I mean the tunic matched my mirrored sunglasses and my navy Jacks. It was also great for riding bikes around The Cape. I can't wait to wear it again. Can this pass for a dress? I want to wear it more. Who's down for a beach party?

7.15.2014

Travel Tuesday: Road Trip to Boston

On our way to the beach, we spent a night in Boston (this was part of my birthday present). It was perfect because I had never been to Boston and it was a great way to break up the long drive. Got in around check-in time which meant we had time for one thing before the game. Although I tried to take a nap (I was soooo sleepy), Andrew made me rally and we decided to use our time to go on a Duck tour!

While I'm really not one for guided tours, this was SO cool! For those who don't know, it's a drive around town then INTO THE WATER. Whaaaa #amazing






It was so dang hot and humid in Boston on that day, so it was nice to be out on the water and enjoy the breeze. I highly recommend the tour to anyone in Boston. Really had such a great time!

*Drum roll please* 
Then we made our way to Fenway (ahhhhh)




Being a major baseball fan, Fenway was on the very top of my to-do list. Being there honestly brought tears to my eyes (but I didn't blink so I wasn't actually crying). It was so magical. Really just magical. All the history and the old-time feel was just out of this world. Fenway is now my favorite ballpark! Pittsburgh, you're next. 

While I didn't wear this outfit from my baseball series, I did wear my Red Sox hat and Jack Rogers