Half-zip sweatshirt: c/o Vineyard Vines overdyed Shep shirt in Jetty Red // Flags & Stars Weekender Bag: c/o Vineyard Vines // White Pants: Gap // Shoes: Old (Similar Here!) // Sunnies: Ray Ban // Bracelet: J.Crew
Guys, sorry this post didn’t get up earlier this morning, but Kelly and I went to Taylor Swift last night and I got home at 1am (clearly having not finished this post ahead of time) and I’m still recovering from how incredible it was. More on that later!
As you know, Neal and I spend a lot of time down at his family’s lake house in Indiana, so I’m sharing my favorite summer lake essentials (including two new must-haves from Vineyard Vines!) for those of you who are also lake or beach bound this summer!
Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt: This might come as a shock to you (after all, a half-zip in the summer? Is that necessary?) but I’ve been LIVING in this Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt since I got it a couple weeks back. It’s lightweight so you won’t overheat, but it’ll keep you warm when the cool summer breeze picks up. (Also, great for those days in Chicago where it’s been a chilly 65–which has unfortunately happened more often than our 80 degree days.)
Vineyard Vines weekender bag: I have to admit I never could quite find the perfect bag to use for a weekend trip. I used to end up bringing two oversized totes to the Lake because a suitcase was just too big. This bag is perfect–it’s so roomy you could use it to pack for a week if you needed to! (Although, keep in mind, I’m a very light packer!) It has all sorts of inside pockets as well, and has the cutest American flag trim!
Wayfarers: Admittedly, these are Neal’s sunglasses, but I steal them far more often than he would like. I love their classic shape that goes with everything, and elevates even the most casual outfit. (Ahem, like this one.)
Boat shoes: No nautical destination would be complete without boat shoes! I always need something closed toed because I get eaten alive by bugs. (I’m not sure why this happens to me and nobody else in the family? Does anyone have any suggestions?) So I either bring these, or my favorite sneakers: Keds, or Nikes.
Are you planning any nautical getaways this summer?
Photos by Blair