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Help kids, Buy Shoes!
May 31, 2009, 4:26 pm
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With bicycles as our only form of transportation on Nantucket, shoes quickly became an issue.  I needed a flexible, stylish, comfortable slip on.  A pair that wouldn’t get caught in the pedals.  A pair that can be easily cleaned.  A pair that looks casually stylish for job interviews. After online shopping, I quickly vetoed several forms of sneakers–while nikes may be colorfully hip, they aren’t appropriate for job searching. While Jack Purcell converse may have that classic nantucket prep feel, the laces just aren’t practical for summer days at the beach.  While keds may have that summer association, they would dirty too easily. After days of searching, I finally found the perfect pair, Toms.333-1019B09-UNNvY-H They come in several stylish colors of canvas. They’re extremely easy to slip on and off. And they’re perfectly appropriate for job searching. Plus, if you buy a pair of Toms a second pair is shipped to a child who can’t afford shoes.  Are you kidding me? All I have to do to help impoverished children is buy shoes?! When I heard this, I was hooked.  I ordered my Toms right away!  Check them out for yourself at http://www.tomsshoes.com.  Don’t forget to look at their wrap boots! Such a cool idea!

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A Preppy Post…

As you should all know, I’m spending this summer in Nantucket.  The vacation destination has a reputation for being pretentiously preppy.  I’ve never really been into seersucker pants, polo shirts or boat shoes.  Living in the city, my style has always gravitated towards the edgy, dark colored, studded look.  Since it’s not really practical to wear black all summer (I’ve debated this many times), I’ve decided to test the preppy waters.  I’m not saying I’m going to be popping my collar any time soon, but there are a few preppy additions I have added to my everyday apparel.  Here are some easy ways to incorporate summer prep into your wardrobe without going by the name Muffy or Chip.

 

Kelly Green See by Chloe oversized cardigan

Kelly Green See by Chloe oversized cardigan

 

Alice and Olivia white pocketed button down (every girl needs a white button down)

Alice and Olivia white pocketed button down (every girl needs a white button down)

Tori Burch Thalie handbag

Tori Burch Thalie handbag

 

blue Jack Purcell Converse sneakers (a classic--also come in white and black)

blue Jack Purcell Converse sneakers (a classic--also come in white and black)

Snoozing twenties chemise from Anthropologie (perfect for a beach coverup)

Snoozing twenties chemise from Anthropologie (perfect for a beach coverup)

 

Pleasure cruise bikini top from Anthropologie

Pleasure cruise bikini top from Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: shopbop.com, converse.com, & Anthropologie.com