Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gone Native

Last night I tried a little fashion experiment: I dressed for the place (Cape Cod).

Buoyed by all the pinks and greens and soft reds, seeing how pretty they looked in the light of the Cape, I went native for a jaunt to Buffy’s.

Here’s what I wore (and please note that I’ve owned all items for a couple of years; nothing was purchased to be an “outfit”):

Peppermint green Lacoste polo (collar flat!). Mine is much greener than this—it closely approximates the Bonanno sandals below. Seriously, if you're going to match, you'd better match, right?!



J Crew stone shorts (of Chatham Bars Inn fame). No need to show these . . .

Bonanno Palm Beach sandals in pomme with creamy white whipstitching,


and my own individual touch—ENORMOUS Kate Spade tortoise sunglasses.

By the way, my preppy name is Cappy. What's yours?

6 comments:

Deborah said...

Hmmmm. My preppy name: "Ingram Mead Kittredge the Sixth
But most people know you as Buffy." I'll take Buffy, but I've also been known to answer to Debo which is also fine as I would share that moniker with the very elegant Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Freeman-Mitford. If I could attain half the style she possesses I'd be satisfied!

WendyB said...

I feel sure I'm a "Muffy."

K.Line said...

LOL. Mine is Kitty which I love! MEOW... I think preppy, esp. when worn by blondes, is a fabulous ironic look. It doesn't work for me (I don't have the WASPyness required) but I love to see it done well, in its element.

Hammie said...

I love those sandles. They give me such a strong feeling of summer holidays; which I need 'cause I live in Dublin.
xx

enc said...

Buffy. Short for Elizabuff.

I've had several Lacoste shirts in my time. This look is a great old standard. I love it.

pve design said...

Why you look so "waspy" bzzzz/
Prep name, grew up "Trish" (aka) Patricia-
Always loved the preppy New England look
Bright cords, shetlands, turtles and clogs!
A la Kate Hepburn!