Nautical looks never seem to go out of style. The trick is looking sporty, not like a hired boat boy. To keep the look from going overboard (groaning at my pun permitted) I tried to make this look more city friendly.
I was heading to meetings, a bit of volunteering at school and ultimately a night out with the family at the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash fundraiser. I needed something comfortable and photo ready. I got headed out the door at 8am with my girls and didn’t get home until 8:15pm. Can you see how I need fashion that isn’t high maintenance?
I started with the shorts–they are a new purchase from C. Wonder (the store was founded by Tory Burch’s ex and he’s got a great eye for updated preppy). They have a subtle eyelet pattern and I like the length. I then layered on a white Splendid Tee (which I pair with everything) and a cardigan from the Mad Men collection from Banana.
The accessories were not notable, except for my jaunty Whitney espadrilles from Lands’ End. These flats were perfect for a day zooming all over NYC. No blisters and tons of style. You can find them here for $50, but note, don’t get caught in the rain with them. A sudden thunderstorm hit the tail end of the event. Sadly the blue and white ran together. I know the awesome customer service team at Lands’ End will make everything right, but I’m still a little sad.
The photos were taken at on of the new pocket parks the NYC mayor invented. I often field conference calls at this spot in Tribeca. Got to love a mobile office. Now I REALLY want to know the outfits you’ve been wearing–and the looks that will take you from 9am to 9pm in style.
This post is part of Monday Mingle. I team up with Jill and Kristin each week to talk fashion and style. It’s really the highlight if my blogging week. We take turns posting. This week Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls is hosting. Be sure to swing by and link up and don’t forget to see what the fabulous Glamamom has been up to–she never disappoints.
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