Thursday, May 24, 2012

{weekend essentials} Memorial Day in the Hamptons...

Hammocks and lemonade. Salty hair and lawn games. These are the images I conjure up in my head when I dream about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. I'm headed up to Long Island - the first time I've left New York City since January. (Can you believe that, by the way?) 

Memorial Day Weekend

I don't plan on doing much except hanging by the pool with a book, hanging on the beach with friends and dipping my toes in that (still frigid) Atlantic Ocean. There will of course be jaunts into town (Amagansett), so that requires a few packing necessities beyond a bikini and sunglasses. 

As you well know if you read this blog often, I really like to get into character on vacation. The Hamptons calls for major East Coast prep pieces - from madras plaid to navy lace, a straw panama to Breton stripes and a few nautical accessories. I think white shorts will be the basic I build everything else around - perfect for town and for the beach. 

I ordered the above double-sided towel from One Kings Lane on an impulse a couple weeks ago, and recently purchased that little navy shift as well. It's Juicy Couture, it's short and sassy, but it's also a bit demure and fits to a tee. (Perfect with flat sandals for cocktails on the lawn, no?) I also think it'll be perfect to have a printed scarf to tie around my head for beach days sans shower, as well as a Roxy bikini that's as cute as it is wave-proof.

I can't wait to get away, and I promise to take lots of great photos to share with you! Anyone else have a great weekend planned? I hope so :)


  1. what great pieces! that sounds like an amazing weekend you have planned! i'm going to palm springs for the weekend and have planned my outfits in a similar way - just a few pieces that i can mix & match! keeps packing light!

  2. Love the idea of a Hamptons weekend, and all of your pieces are so appropriately classic and preppy. Excellent call.

  3. your weekend getaway sounds fab... and you will definitely be pool side in style! pictures! pictures!

  4. I love the inclusion of the spike bracelet with all the preppy attire! I can't stop wearing mine with everything.

    Have a great time!

  5. Fun picks! Loving the cateye sunnies!!


  6. Maybe I'll see you out here. Perfect picks if the weather ever clears up!