(No idea what the title of this post means. It popped into my head and settled in for the long haul. So I used it.) I spent last week in Boston and fell.in.love with its vibe. This has fueled many a conversation with Mr. Magpie about moving North to try a new home city (he is open to it, but he’s also practical, pointing out that I was there when it was sunny and 70 degrees…) AND spurred many a daydream about vacationing up in Nantucket. I’ve been “dream-packing” for the loveliest of trips. (Hint, hint — Mr. Magpie.)
I’d finish with a pair of espadrilles, either in navy or white ($90/pair, Seychelles):
For sailing, a classic gingham bikini ($39 for top, $24 bottom — Jack Wills) is perfect —
I’d pack a practical canvas bag ($85, Utility Canvas) with all of my boat-time essentials:
Alternately, a star-print two-piece (Isabel Marant Etoile, $165, Net-A-Porter) beneath a striped tee dress ($95, Aubin and Wills), paired with a horse-shoe design tote (conveniently similar to the Chanel design…me like-y — $121, Ambience):
And the perfect, dressed-up canvas tote ($595, Barney’s) — love the rope handle detailing and the overall simplicity of the shape and design — as well as a vintage-style sweatshirt ($42, TheSunkenShip) for cool breezes:
Also semi-interested in the cinched-waist shorts I’ve been seeing lots and lots this season — how about a simple plaid button down ($115, Madewell) with a cheery necklace (Sequin, $88, Nordstrom) and a pair of off-white shorts ($59, Madewell):
After a day of tanning and boating, I’d slip into something simple like this striped maxi ($195, SeatonSurf), paired with a statement necklace (YSL, $895, Net-A-Porter), and would leave my hair “beachy” style (as much as it kills me to do so…as my bestie’s fiance put it: “Girls’ hair should be worn long and straight.”) with the help of my Frederic Fekkai texturizer ($24, Frederic Fekkai):
I kind of like it finished with a POP of nautical green in the form of an oversized clutch ($139, SeeVivier):
Mr. Magpie will wear the Smathers & Branson belt I bought him a few summers ago ($165, Smathers & Branson) and…
well, come to think of it: he constantly looks as if he stepped off of a boat in Nantucket, so no wardrobe tweaks are necessary.
Anyone else read to sail away?!