Ever since I read the Nantucket duology by Leila Howland I’ve wished that I could visit Nantucket for a summer. While I don’t miss being in school, I do truly miss having a two plus month summer vacation each year. Since I tend to mostly read YA novels, I feel even more envious of those with a long break just about every time I pick up a book. Why I didn’t become an English teacher with summers off is beyond me. Anyway, Nantucket Red is the second book in the duology and I think this series, more than any, really encompasses ~summer~ I love the main character Cricket and I would do just about anything for a third book because I often daydream about what she’s doing now. When I saw this ModCloth dress, it immediately reminded me of something I could wear to walk the boardwalk so I paired it with my mermaid necklace, chambray headband and sunflower sandals to give it an extra bit of that summer something and make it Nantucket-worthy. If you haven’t read any of Lelia’s lovely series, you can check out my review for the first book, Nantucket Blue, and see if it’s something you’d be interested in.
I have once again fallen deeply in love with a Kate Spade collection but this one speaks to me more than any others have in the past. It has EVERYTHING I look for in accessories and I’ve admittedly already ordered a bunch of these items because this is one of those collections that I love so much that I couldn’t possibly leave it up to chance by waiting for a sale and hoping what I wanted was still in stock. It screams summer in a pastel dream world kind of way and I just need it in my life. One of the things I love but haven’t been able to justify is the flavor of the month ice cream truck clutch. That’s one I’ll hope to get on sale at some point but I can’t imagine I would wear that anywhere near enough for the full price to be worth it. Anyway, here are my favorites / things I’ve already splurged on! You can click on the collage below for links to all of the products shown.
When I was a little middle schooler, Kate Spade and Tiffany & Co. were my intro into the world of fashion and brands. Since I’ve gotten older and wiser I’ve stopped caring about wearing designer clothes and having designer accessories but one thing that’s stayed consistent is my love of Kate Spade. I lost touch with the brand for a bit in high school but it was reinvigorated with new designs during my college years and I found myself lusting after her products once again. I love that Kate Spade often offers my favorite color (light pink) and her products are timeless and classy with a modern twist. There is currently a whole lot of stuff from her recent collections that I would love to add to my own closet so my most recent Polyvore set is a wish list of those items. You can view it in full on Polyvore to see the detailed product pages for each item.
I really love pineapples. They’re definitely up there with strawberries and watermelon as one of the most attractive summer fruits so it’s no surprise that Kate Spade decided to create a mini collection based on the refreshing snack. I couldn’t resist the super cute necklace, and I’m also eyeing the oversize pineapple tote because it would basically be the most perfect beach bag of all time. If you’re into more subtle summer accessories, there’s a great pair of pineapple studs, a wallet and an iPhone case! You can purchase anything in the pineapple collection on the Kate Spade website or in store. Prices range from $32-$348.
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