As I’ve mentioned fifty three hundred times, we are heading to the Hamptons in early July and I cannot wait. Between the crazy Memorial Day Sales and the eager anticipation of stowing all of my maternity wardrobe, I have been on a wardrobe expanding binge. Truth be told, I’ll probably be wearing a lot of the pieces mentioned here and, depending on how confident I feel a month out of delivery, my favorite one-piece swimsuit with some huge shades, as the house we rented has its own pool and I intend to sit by it for long stretches of time, reading a juicy thriller (this is next on my list). And for daytime, I’m drawn to the idea of loose-fitting linen jumpsuits (Everlane generously sent me this style in the indigo! — and I also love this style by Mara Hoffman, worn with my go-to plaid bag), SZ Blockprints caftans, and trousers like these. But there’s also my rekindled interest in tennis and an aspiration to wear lots of breezy maxi- and midi-length dresses. I am especially drooling over this boat-print Emilia Wickstead, this fun printed Mira Mikati (love the back!), and this inexpensive gingham beauty — as well as, of course, my linen Sleeper dress, which is possibly the most practical and beautiful thing I’ve bought for myself in a long while (nursing-friendly, season-appropriate, and flattering). I also don’t normally reach for minis anymore, but this breezy bow-shouldered polka dot number (under $150) and this similar style (under $85!) are calling my name for morning-time lounging. Below, a collage of some of my other favorite picks for a dreamy Hamptons wardrobe:
+Pleated Tennis Skirt (on sale).
+Hermes H Heure bracelet (pre-loved). This is one of my all-time favorite possessions. I wear it close to daily.
+Evi Grintela Shirtdress (on sale! In love with this brand…)
+Monogrammed canvas pouch ($60!)
+Pastel Vejas (on sale!)
+Carolina K Parrot Dress (on sale!)
+The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth. Other books on my vacation reading list: The Vanity Fair Diaries, which a friend recommended as the perfect gossip-y book for a trip to the South Fork, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (which many of you have written to let me know you LOVED), and this biography of Bunny Mellon.
+Donni bucket bag (so chic!)
+Frosted monogram cups for backyard and beach-front rose-drinking.
+Staud bag (on super sale!)
+Polka Dot Headband ($10!!!)
I’ll need to do a separate post on what we’ll actually be packing, practically, for a week with two kiddos in a rental home, but here is a good start: the best travel gear for kids. Also contemplating buying one of these as a kind of portable bassinet for micro…so darling!
P.S. Also raiding my own Fourth of July roundup for more vacation dressing inspo.
P.P.S. The FOJ reminds me of sparklers, which in turn draws to mind the summer I was recovering from surgery as a child and how much my siblings endeared themselves to me.
P.P.P.S. Wild geese.