Here is a breakdown of some of my favorite retailers and the best sales we have found for the holiday weekend. Personally my favorite thing to do during big sales are:
1. Big purchases: if you’ve had your eye on something for the home? Now is the time to get it!
2. Staples: things like white tees or even pajamas! I have several pieces that are just worn out and need to be replaced, this is the time that I do that.
3. Organizing + cleaning: if you have a closet or room that you’ve been wanting to reorganize? Get those things now! Huge savings at The Container Store, but also on cleaning products. Again, a great time to shop for staples.
20% off with code MDWEVENT
25% off through 5/30 with code LONGWEEKEND
Scout & Nimble
Up to 25% off!
The Container Store
30% off sitewide
Abercrombie & Fitch
20% off everything!
40% off your purchase plus an extra 50% off sale items with code WEEKEND
It’s that time of year that Pinterest board is full of exterior landscaping from the Hamptons and Nantucket. I’m talking wood shingles, hydrangeas and boxwoods, soon followed by the urge to watch every Nancy Meyers movie ever made. From all of this we can only make one conclusion…
It’s coastal grandmother season!
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it was an aesthetic defined a few years ago as a ‘clean and classic of women living in luxurious oceanfront properties set in the Hamptons’. Glamour describes it as
“Being a coastal grandmother means wearing loose, breathable fabrics and doing strength training by shifting a full glass of Sauvignon Blanc from hand to hand. It means shelling peas on a chaise lounge, or getting up at six to drink coffee with local cream in the still, cool promise of the morning.”
I mean, what doesn’t sound absolutely lovely about that?
There are three pillars to this aesthetic, and they are:
3. Classic + Timeless
I love any excuse to wear a beige sweater over my shoulders and if you’ve been following my Instagram stories the last month you will know that has been my go-to move. And to be honest I think a draped sweater is a power move in the coastal grandmother handbook.
Let’s review the staples of this look and just how easy it is to accomplish this aesthetic:
Whether you are wearing these as a cover up with a swimsuit, or maybe pairing them with a neutral stop and sandals for a stroll through the farmers market, these are not only so comfortable but great pieces to transition from spring to summer because of the breathable fabric.
An oversized white linen button down is a real strong coastal grandmother move. Go with cotton and you can pair it with jean shorts and a straw bag for a fresh + stylish vibe for Summer.
NEUTRAL KNIT SWEATERS
You can’t go wrong with these styles all year round. And did I mention I like to drape them over my shoulders yet? The perfect outfit for when you’re a little chilly on the beach in the Hamptons 🙂
I actually love these styles for this time of year no matter what aesthetic you’re going for. And the idea of filling them with produce for a farmers market, then walking to your beach house afterward makes me want to pick up and move pronto.
A BREEZY DRESS
Another piece so crucial to a comfortable spring/summer wardrobe. And dare I say, a great piece to pair with a sweater draped over your shoulders?!
There is something about Spring fashion that is just so much better than the other seasons. Fall is fun because you get to wear sweaters and feel cozy, but Spring fashion brings you back to life! No more layering, no more coats, no more boots that ruin an outfit and look super clunky that you’re so tired of…
Need I say more?
I’ve been linking a ton of neutral staples lately that I have worn year after year, and to be honest they are still some of my favorites. And one things about having a great neutral line up of classics is that you can easily interchange for countless new looks and layering options. I also recently did a huge closet purge of those items that I kept keeping year after year thinking “I haven’t worn them yet, but I will”. So now my closet has nothing that I haven’t worn at least a few times.
A FEW OF MY NEUTRAL FAVORITES
I think this is also a season where denim really starts to make a comeback: lighter wash jeans, jean jackets, denim shorts, etc. There are so many more options this time of year to style with your outfit. I even got a new pair of light wash jeans and I am only mildly obsessed. They are ultra high rise (duh) and just soft enough to be super comfortable. I’ve had a hard time with length lately because I don’t think the 90’s cut + length is super flattering on me, but I haven’t been able to find an ankle length pair that actually hit at my ankle. They’re always too short leaving a super unflattering fit. So I actually got these same jeans just in the short length and they’re kinda perfect! About two inches longer than the ankle cut and about two inches shorter than the regular length.
I also refuse to even look at a pair of jeans that isn’t ultra high rise, or a pair of jean shorts that doesn’t have extra length. That’s what getting old and not working out gets you :-/ But I’ve found this pair from Agolde that is both! Here are a few other new denim styles that I’ve found lately.
SPRING DENIM FINDS
Now, we can’t forget the most fun part! Spring dresses!! I have been dreaming of this day when I get to put on my favorite maxi dresses and layer with sweaters. It is so refreshing after Winter to be able to wear these styles again. I’ve posted a ton about needing a staple white maxi dress, but let’s be real, you need several colors. I got this one from Amazon at least three years ago and have loved it so much that I got it in one new color last year, then another this year! It’s the perfect length to wear with sneakers or sandals, and so fun to pair with sweaters. Plus, you can’t beat the price. It’s an amazing alternative to this Jenni Kayne style.
Casual travel look? Pair with white sneakers and a white sweater draped over your shoulders. Patio brunch? Sandals and a denim jacket! I mean, you can’t beat it. But if you aren’t convinced here are more styles to check out that would be great additions to your wardrobe.
Now for my personal favorite, sweaters. No, not those heavy ones you’ve been wearing since the Fall, but light and airy sweaters. Ones that you can throw on with jean shorts when it gets warm out during the day. Or a sweater that you throw over your shoulders for that chic, mature look and to keep yourself just a bit warmer than without it. A sweater you can pair with a summer hat and feel like you are immediately transported to the Hamptons. Okay, I need a vacation…
LIGHT + LAYERING SWEATERS
Don’t miss tons of outfit ideas and looks on my LTK page. I’ve been much better about documenting my outfits lately, and now that it’s nice out and I can’t hide my ugly outfit under a winter coat, I’m actually getting dressed 😀