harriman cup polo

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another weekend, another polo match: have you unfollowed yet? if i can justify prolonging summer gatherings, sporting bohemian dresses, and seeing different friends in one place, i'm in!

this past match was the harriman cup where yale and UVA face off annually. it's been on my radar for years because of fred's incredible photo reportage of the event, but i had never attended myself. we brought a wide lens polaroid (some of those snaps, above) and i also rented a fujifilm x100T (last photo) which made the day all the more fun.

i wore this DOEN dress, which, i wish came in every single color, pattern, print, and material. it's so easy and breezy but makes a definitive statement. as someone who stands 5 foot tall, dresses never fit correctly upon purchase but this hits perfectly! i did head down to the garment district and purchased navy velvet ribbon to create a little belt, but otherwise, it was spot on. i love the entire line, and can't wait to purchase one of their fisherman sweaters for fall.

thank you to dean for hosting us.

POLO STYLE:

 

beach polo classic

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this past weekend, i traveled up to watch hill, rhode island with mackenzie & lauren for a weekend at ocean house. we were there to attend the first annual beach polo classic, founded by my friend sean gale burke. while i've been to many polo matches over the years (i know, i'm the worst), never had i experienced the beauty of the sport played against the gorgeous backdrop that is the atlantic ocean. the visuals of such an event were absolutely spectacular! the yale vs. harvard rivalry match was the perfect way to end a very sweet summer.

mackenzie kindly let me snap around with her camera (which is full evidence that while the iPhone might be good enough to get by with great editing, nothing tops a true DSLR) and i was fully inspired by the pale sand and everyone's spin on polo style, beach side. there's nothing i enjoy getting dressed up and concepting looks for more than polo and i left awfully happy.

luckily, i am heading to harriman cup this weekend and victory cup next, which means more polo style and a test run at renting a body & lens to try for myself! stay tuned for more.

thank you to lilly pulitzer, ocean house, and sean for generously hosting us.

wölffer wine stand, sagaponack

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this past friday, i was in east hampton for work but stayed the remainder of the weekend and enjoyed my last summer trip to the hamptons. the weather was picture perfect, keeping wölffer's wine stand relatively empty on sunday afternoon as everyone was presumably at the beach.  my friend jane and i had a glass of rosé (table for me, cider for her). i also picked up two bottles of their new pink gin because i simply could not pass one up for my bar cart in the city and an extra to give as a gift sometime this fall!

in addition to a new liquor, i finally purchased polo's knit oxford after hearing so much praise about it. i am in love: it's extremely comfortable as it's made from cotton pique while classically cut just like the traditional oxford cloth button down (OCBD). i wore it over a bathing suit by the pool earlier in the day, then tied it up around my waist with white linen shorts for the vineyard. i had it monogramed by old english rose at the polo east hampton store event, which makes me love it even more. additional photos from sag harbor to come!

photographed in sagaponack, new york

sunglasses | sandals | oxford

 

navy

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in mid-july, i traveled to newport, rhode island with a fellow bridesmaid, carver, for mackenzie's bridal shower. it was such a great day to celebrate our dear friend and get together with her family before the big weekend at the end of august!

on friday night, carver and i made a decision to continue on to nantucket so we could spend saturday night & sunday on island time after the shower. when i typed out the travel itinerary (ready? cab to grand central / train to connecticut / drive to RI [shower] drive to new bedford / ferry to nantucket / fly back to new bedford / drive to CT / train back to NYC) it sounded absolutely ridiculous for a 24 hour period of time on ACK, but i am so glad we ended up doing it. beyond worth it!

photos by ali, who i spent sunday with taxiing back and fourth to get downyflake donuts (also worth it!) and lounging on the beach at cisco wearing this eyelet blouse all weekend long.

 

photographed on nantucket, ma

polaroids from east hampton

ever since instagram became a "serious" platform acting as a portfolio of one's photography slash #personalbrand (lol are you rolling your eyes yet?), i've always longed for the old school days of the platform when in-app filters were the standard, photos were posted in real time, and the subject matter was beautiful but maybe the editing wasn't. 

i'll never forget my first summer in manhattan (2011) when i downloaded the app at midnight as soon as my new iPod (again, lol) was delivered. that style of iPhone photography - if you can call it that - still reminds me of this significant time period. you have to understand, i've worked in social media for 7 years and have loved digital visuals well beyond that, so this is just the world i live in, as lame as it sounds!

earlier this summer i decided to create a private instagram acct. to share this throwback feel with friends + family. it's been so much fun to actually document real life and it feels like that first summer all over again, in a new neighborhood. i hope you enjoy some of these moments!

photographed in east hampton, new york