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

ideal in ivory


these photographs are from the 4th of july on nantucket, which was hands down the best trip of the summer thus far...due to picture perfect weather, a bit of an extended stay (meaning longer than a 2 day weekend trek), and great friends, mackenzie & ali, of course. and to be fully honest, a chance to wear all of our new summer buys.

i love solid & striped swimsuits as a brand, but their classic one piece had never quite fit my body. however, i ordered the chelsea style in ivory (slightly ribbed with adjustable straps) right before the holiday and it's now my #1 favorite bathing suit, ever. i'm sure it's not for everyone cut-wise, but if you are more flat chested with a shorter torso and longer legs, it might just work!

i also ordered these (now sold out) tortoise cat-eye sunglasses which i'm enamored with.

photographed on nantucket, ma