Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CanadianPrep Does South Beach

It may be nearing the end of August, but this gal is just now enjoying her first official vacation of the year. And let me tell y'all, it has been a LONG time coming.  I've endured countless all-nighters, several occurrences of "oh can you just do this one thing for me... for tomorrow," and far too many moments of my brain aimlessly drifting into thoughts of lands far far away.

You can bet that I'll be enjoying every moment darkening my tan (or sunburn) on the sandy beaches, getting lost in the pages of my books (or September issues), and sipping on delicious fruit smoothies (or Shake Shack peanut butter shakes.... or frozen margaritas).

And of course you won't catch me out-and-about in the tie-dye sarongs and "I heart SoBe" t-shirts found in every beach shop lining Ocean drive.  Nor the gaudy glamorous suits and high-heeled sandals that have made an appearance or two on the infamous Miami Kardashians.  I may stick out like a sore thumb, but my preppy ways follow me everywhere I go.

Here are my South Beach vacation essentials:

Kate Spade grosgrain sunhat (similar) | Vineyard Vines tote | J Crew seersucker suit | Essie polish in Tart Deco | J. Crew white linen skirt | Joe Fresh gingham button-down | Lilly Pulitzer McKim sandals | Ray Ban New Wayfarers  

What are your beach essentials?


Monday, August 5, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer Makes it to Toronto

Yes, you read that right. THE Lilly Pulitzer has opened up in the Greater Toronto Area.  I just about died when I walked by, stepped back, rubbed my eyes, and then had my wildest dreams come true.  And yes.... I went shopping.
First J Crew, then Kate Spade, and now Lilly Pulitzer - so many of my Florida favorites have followed me up to Canada.  Now all I need is a Vineyard Vines, and I may stop missing my home state just a tad less.  Or at least stop sticking out like an obnoxiously bright prep amongst a sea of urban hipsters.