I spent yesterday at the Foxfield Races in Charlottesville, Virginia. Foxfield is a horse race that occurs at the end of each April. Nearly 100,000 people attend and companies such as Country Club Prep, Vineyard Vines, and Lauren James sponsor the event. This year Lauren James, being the amazing company that they are, sent me to Foxfield with tickets and a dress so I could share the Foxfield experience with all of you. While there, I met up with some old friends, talked to a few companies I had previously worked with, interacted with some readers, and caught a pretty nasty sunburn (see Twitter @dailydoseprep).
All in all, it was a fabulous day. With the sun high in the sky and 94 degrees blazing down on everyone, we still managed to have a great day. Lauren James let me pick out a dress from their website and I couldn’t help but think of seersucker when I think of a derby. I ended up choosing the Emerson dress in mint green seersucker. Not only is this dress the cutest thing I have ever seen, but it also has deep pockets perfect for keeping my phone and ID.
I seriously cannot get over how extremely generous the Lauren James team was. I mean they really treated me with such kindness and I couldn’t be anymore grateful for them. The fact that I get to spend my weekends collaborating with such outstanding companies is crazy to me. I started this blog as a risk, something to take me out of my comfort zone but also to help ease my mind during a stressful time during my junior year of high school. I’m still kind of amazed Daily Dose of Prep has turned out to be so influential to people. I’m eternally blessed to be able to call this a job and all of this wouldn’t be possible without the continual support of readers, followers, companies, family, and friends. Thank y’all for supporting Daily Dose of Prep enough for me to do such memorable things like yesterday! Enjoy the photos and please visit Lauren James’ website here to shop and follow them here on Instagram!
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| Emerson Dress | J.Crew Clubmasters | Gold Sandals | KJP pearl necklace |
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Thank you, Lauren James, for sponsoring this post!
It’s FINALLY here!! Lilly Pulitzer released their first shipment of their summer collection yesterday and nobody is more excited than I am. Lilly does summer style better than anyone I know and they truly embody resort365. I have missed working in the store for the past 4 (almost 5) months and I cannot wait to be back in just 12 days just in time for Splash into Summer and our one year anniversary! It’s so crazy that I’ve been working at Lilly for a year, time sure does fly. Lilly is really bringing out the resort boho chic this year judging by this new collection and I am super excited to get back to the store to try some of these beauties on.
Can we take a minute to talk about the new accessories. The brand has really been trying to add to their repertoire of shoes, bags, and jewelry and it shows. I mean, wrap up espadrilles and tassel gladiators…yes please! Also they finally are selling the arm cuffs that everybody seems to ask for!! I for one will be purchasing an arm cuff. I definitely won’t pull it off as well as the Lilly models do but here’s to trying!
Everything that I love from this new shipment is linked below! I couldn’t fit everything I love into one post so you can shop everything from the newest Summer shipment here!
| Essie Dress | Mila Shift | Klee Romper | Linnea Set | Caridee Maxi Dress | Shirley Top | Clam Shell Clutch | Erica Espadrille | Via arm cuff |
I always feel like J.Crew becomes a showstopper during Spring and Summer. The brand really plays with prints, patterns, and textures during the warmer months and they are truly one of the best at doing so. Right now, J.Crew has the cutest and most classic items for Spring and Summer and I just needed to share them with everyone.
J.Crew has done a great job this season by incorporating modern tends with the classic prep style that their loyal customers keep coming back for. Right now they have some great off the shoulder tops and bodysuits! I love a good bodysuit but I can ever find one that is appropriate for regular wear or remotely close to my style. I’m really pleased that J.Crew had started making a few. Everything is linked below if you are interested in purchasing something from their newest collection!
|white ruffle blouse | polka dot top | striped bodysuit | striped poplin shirt | off the shoulder gingham top |black bow shorts | perfect fit striped tee | gingham shorts | mixed pattern top |
I’m headed off to Chicago! I’m so excited to share another trip with everyone. So many readers seemed to enjoy my posts about New York City from a few months back and I’m pumped to be able to share my upcoming trip to Chicago with everyone as well.
My dad texted me the other day saying he was off the windy city for the Yankees/Cubs series in early May and asked if I was available to join. Luckily, JMU gets out for summer two days beforehand so I was free! In addition to bringing me along, my mom and sister, Leslie, are coming as well! Leslie lives in Texas and I don’t get to see her too often so the fact that we get to spend a few days together makes me so happy!
We are driving to Chicago which is about a twelve hour drive from Richmond but honestly, it’s not too bad. After driving to Texas back in January for the JMU national championship and to the College World Series in Nebraska a few years back, twelve hours is nothing. I will download all of the Harry Potter movies on my computer and by the time I finish we’ll be in Indiana haha!
While in the city, we will be going to a few baseball games which means spending an afternoon in Wrigleyville! When were not at the games we’ll spend some time in the city and no doubt we’ll go to Navy Pier, window shop on Michigan Avenue, and go and see the Cloud Gate. The last time I was in Chicago with my dad and two of my sisters we never got around to visiting Millennium Park so hopefully we’ll get the chance this time around.
I have a lot of things to get through before I can think about packing for Chicago (finals, moving out of my dorm, signing a lease) so I’m not entirely too sure that I will be taking along with me quite yet. I do know I will be packing light because we’ll only be there for about three days but here are a few outfits that I have in mind! Everything is linked below if you would like to recreate these looks!
| J.Crew striped tee | jean shorts | L.L. Bean tote | RayBan Clubmasters | Classic Sperry’s |
| white jeans | Gold Jack Rogers |
| Kate Spade Mini Isobel purse | J.Crew ruffle blouse | white jeans | RayBan Clubmasters | Gold Jack Rogers |
If you caught my Live Story last night you might have heard me talk about styles and how they are ever changing. I mentioned that although I don’t see my style changing anytime soon, I did mention how I wish to infuse a few trends into my wardrobe. I’ve been trying our off the shoulder tops and dresses and crop tops. I love the Lilly Pulitzer crop top sets because they really combine classic Lilly Pulitzer styles with modern trends. Right now, Lilly has some of the most adorable crop and skirt/shorts sets!
Today I am styling my Melody crop top set from the Spring 2016 collection in the print “La Via Loca”. Although this set is all sold out, I linked all of Lilly’s current crop top sets!!
Shop Lilly Pulitzer Crop Top Sets
| Millika Set | Cadden Set | Ramona Set | Neri Set |
Navy makes up over half of my closet — I’m not ashamed to say it. I probably have 6 navy sweaters, do I need 6 navy sweaters? No. But I love the color so much that I don’t feel guilty when I compulsively purchase new navy items for my closet. Navy is also such a staple color to have in your closet. You can pair almost every color with it and you can wear it for all four seasons.
Today I am utilizing the abundance of navy in my closet to bring you all a navy on navy look. I love this Lenore Skort from Lilly Pulitzer. I purchased it at the end of last summer while I was working there before leaving for school. During the time, I put myself on a spending freeze but broke it for this skort! Lilly doesn’t do too much with solid navy bottoms. We have a pair of navy Callahan shorts but I had never seen a navy skort before. The slit in the side and the white detailing gives it that old school Lilly vibe that we all love so much.
I paired the skort with my J.Crew grosgrain ribbon tee. This is one of my favorite items in my closet at the moment. The navy and white stripe is always a classic but the grosgrain ribbon at the bottom of the shirt and along the cuffs really gives it a unique J.Crew feel. Not to mention they added a gold button detailing on top of the ribbon.
For accessories, I kept it simple like I tend to with my club masters from J.Crew Factory, navy and white Jack Rogers, pearl earrings and my Kiel James Patrick gold pearl choker. Everything is linked below so you can shop this look!
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| Lenore Skort | Grosgrain Ribbon Tee | J.Crew Clubmasters | KJP Simply Pearlfection necklace | Navy & White Jack Rogers | ADPi KJP Bracelet |