On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

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“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was”

Pink has turned into one of my favorite colors. It’s so versatile and can be easily carried from season to season by just altering texture and fabric. I love that pink can be paired with so many other color and carried off with a myriad of skin tones. It doesn’t hurt that a quote from the best movie of all time includes the color pink (Mean Girls is a classic. Tell ya mom to fight me on it). So in honor of Mean Girls day, I give you, a round up of my favorite pink things on the internet currently.

Elizabeth Wilson Dress

Elizabeth Wilson’s Judy Lanien Dress in Stripe

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Customizable Lisi Lerch Sparkle Bag- Pink & Gold

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J. Crew Parke Blazer in Velvet- Petitie Sizes and extra 40% off right now

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Gal Meets Glam Chloe Dress

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Michael Kors Fara Feather Loafers in Oyster

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Nahmu Blossom Earrings

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Happy October 3rd, yall!

Favorite Rain Coats

With the impending doom that is Hurricane Florence and having to inventory all my worldy goods, I realized exactly how prepared I am in the raincoat department. I love of a good raincoat. As far as clothing goes, I am a firm believer in the quote about there being no such thing as bad weather, just a lack of preparation. So I have been preparing with a vengeance with some of my favorite rain jackets.

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman Cove Coat

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Coat (c/o L.L. Bean) // Tote (c/o L.L. Bean) // Jeans//  Boots

It was love at first sight for my husband who first spotted the Fisherman Cove Coat on L.L. Bean’s stories sometime last year. Fast forward to a year later when this little guy is shipped to me courtesy of L.L. Bean. It’s everything Marcus hoped it would be and more than I every could have expected. It’s such an incredible classic coat. It goes with every single thing in my closet and paired with high rain boats, my entire body stays dry.

J.Crew x Penfield Gibson Jacket

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Easily one of my favorite rain jackets. In a bright still sophisticated yellow, this rain jacket is perfect for its light weight and water proof seal. Full disclosure, this is a men’s jacket which would explain the really good yellow.

Stutterheim x Madewell Raincoat

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Stutterheim Jacket // Umbrella// Hunter Boots

I’ve blog about this jacket before. I am in love with everything about it from how much it covers my body down to how pink it is. I can not say enough good things about this brand.

Here are some others that I am this about pulling the trigger on while I’m stuck in the house.

J. Crew Perfect Jacket (comes in 5 colors and petites)  // Hunter Perforated A-Line Jacket (HAS SCALLOPS!) // Joules Right as Rain Print Packable Printed Poncho (only $39.95) // Joules Right as Rain Packable Jacket

Olde Harbour Inn in Savannah, GA

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For my birthday this past weekend, the husband and I popped down for a quick trip to Savannah, GA. We’ve been before on an equally quick and impromptu trip. Even though we knew my birthday was on the horizon, we waited until the absolute last possible minute to plan (I searched restaurants and things to do while in the car on the way down).

We did, however, book our hotel before hand. Our favorite dog sitter was out of town on adventures of her own so we knew we would be bringing the pups wherever we decided to go. We heard that the town was particularly friendly to pups and the hotel, the Old Harbour Inn, in particular was extremely welcoming to four legged guests.

And boy, oh boy were they. We stayed in a lower first floor room so that we could just take the pups straight up and out if they needed to potty. Our room was directly to the right of that stair case that led to the lobby. It was also surrounded by other dog lovers which we know because we could hear their pups. That would be my only point of warning if you decide to stay here. This hotel is not, to our knowledge, haunted, it simply has some of the thinnest walls thanks to building this old not having great insulation. At one point, we heard our neighbor cough and looked at each other to see who did it.

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The room that we stayed in actually had a really great apartment feel. It was a full living room, separate kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. In this great old warehouse building, it felt like living in a New York brownstone. We loved it.

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Right outside the window, were the shops that line the river and other tourist attractions. I say the walls were quite thin but we actually heard nothing outside despite it being  rather busy street. We spent quite a bit of time in this room. We’ve been to Savannah before and weren’t necessarily in a rush to take in all of the culture so much as to just get away from our usual location and decompress after one of the most hellish weeks that ever was. All in all this hotel, and Savannah’s cool and relaxing atmosphere delivered.  We had a great time.  2B9F05A6-A4D6-4ABC-A328-843492B5F695

Remove Carpet from Stairs to Stain

Here’s a quick post recapping my carpet removal adventures before I forget the entire process. Let’s get right to the point, what you are actually after; the before and after.

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Now that that’s over with, more detail. I’ve had my eye on this project for some time. The stairs are the heart of our home. In our little house, you can see the living room and the kitchen from the stairs, all while yelling up them to anyone who may be in the bedrooms. Plus it’s one of the dogs’ absolute favorite hang out spots so we spend a lot of time on them. And you can only imagine the amount of dog hair and dusts these stairs have accrued. I’ve been wanting to rip of the carpet for ages and last Friday evening, I impulsively followed through after spending the ten minute car riding from a restaurant researching what other bloggers have done. One of the pieces of advice given was that if you have rounded caps on your stairs, you may actually have hardwood underneath and from memory, I thought we did. So when I arrived home, staple gun in hand just in case there was only plywood, I peeled back a piece of carpet with a pair of needle nose pliers.

 

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See how the stairs have that rounded little lip on the tread? That’s how I knew there might be some sort of flooring under there instead of just plywood. 955C55D4-F067-4023-8CBE-1F3A9B146155

 

I continued pulling up the carpeting using some combination of the a razor blade to cut the carpet away from the way, the needle nose pliers to tug with to avoid staples, and a back of the hammer to pull the tacking up.

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Some of the tacking was particularly stuck so I wedged a flat head screw driver under it and tapped with the hammer.

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The bottom portion of the stairs were individually done but once I got to the top, it was all one piece so I started from the top and ripped all the way down. In total, it took about 4 hours to pull up all of the carpet from start to finish because I had to be extra specially careful about picking up all of the nails after each step because of the pups. I wasn’t sure how long this would take me so I removed almost all the nails in one fell swoop. 62385570-F355-4F79-AC4F-B9359CC00872

Remus, my trusty night guard and diy partner in crime, manned the project from his usual spot at the top of the stairs well into the night. Looking at the stairs, there is clearly over spray on the baseboard and on the stairs. Knowing I wanted to stain the steps, I picked up this stripper that a colleague at work recommended. It felt less toxic than any stripper I’ve used before and had a great citrus scent. Would absolutely recommend if you have pets or small children because I didn’t feel like I was gagging them with this product especially since Remus insists on sitting so close to the work zones.

20FDD455-FA77-4655-8077-E63E0FB2DB1E I started my way at the bottom painting each stair with a cheap chip brush with a heavy hand and worked my way right to bed. It can be left on for 24 hours so I left it over night. 5A7DF75A-9D6C-4EB9-A1ED-3BAE9589864B

The next morning I scraped it off relatively easily and wipe up the remaining ashy coating with mineral spirits that I had lying around as recommended by the product label. I then started patching up the stairs with wood filler and began painting the backs of the stairs white after it dried.

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I sanded by hand with a 300 and 800 grit. It’s just what I had on hand, there was no particular rhyme or reason. I am really glad though that I sanded by hand because there was a lot of staples that I missed. People aren’t joking when they say it feels like a million staples. Thankfully most of them were against the backs of the stairs and underneath the rounded part of the tread.

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After painting the backs white, I repeated the process of painting my way up to the tops of the step only this time with stain. I used a thin coat and painted my way up around 9pm. It takes at least 6 hours for stain to dry to the touch which was fine because we didn’t come downstairs until around 6 am the next morning. This is the first look of the stain with no rubbing or smudging off.

170BA1EA-9244-4866-9CEA-173CAD69ED79I gave it a second coat, smudging this time and making my way to the top of the stairs for another night. The next morning I pulled out the caulk gun to touch up the edge. See the next two pictures from the difference between before caulk and after.

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See how the edges are all filled in. Also notice how light the stairs are now after the smudging process. I am thinking of giving them another coat and leaving it but I actually quite like the patterns that have settled in here. Plus I am tired of dealing with the stairs. Later on this week I will go in and do more touch ups like to the wall where it meets the stairs but I want to wait to figure out what color I want to paint this hallway. What ever color I paint will wrap around the entire downstairs and the upstairs hallway because there’s no true break in the walls. So I want to choose wisely. In the mean time, I am just going to enjoy this “completed” project.

Nantucket The Roberts Collection

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We stayed at the Roberts Collection earlier this summer for the second week in June. We lucked into staying right before the hustle and bustle really started. Which means we missed both the people and the hydrangeas. We stayed in a sweet little king size room in the Gate House. The room itself was small but with the Roberts Collection being perfect placed in town, we spent very little time in it.

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Networking When You Have No Network

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Let’s face it; the best way to get a job is by networking. According to a recent ABC report 80% of jobs are landed by networking. Which means that only 20% of jobs are filled by the countless online job applications you have been slaving away at day and night while you eat Ramen noodles that you have been crying into for the last three hours. No? Just me? Fine.

Continue to fill out the online job applications. I know that they are unbearable and I just said that chances are slim but hey, luck favors the prepared. But that can’t be all? Don’t worry it’s not.

People have been telling you to “just get out there and network” since college but what does that honestly even mean? And what are you to do when you discover what it means and realize you have no network or at least not a strong one that you are able to tap into for a job. If you have the privilege of having a strong network and finding a job in the company of a family friend, then congratulations. I am truly very happy for you and this post is not for you. This is for those who are scratching their heads and saying “I don’t know anyone who can give me a job” or for people saying “I want to change industries and have no idea where to even start”. Here are some steps that may help. While I am not the purveyor of all things networking and am a self recognized curmudgeon who doesn’t get out enough, hopefully some of these are a good jumping off point for a lot of you.

  1. Get a LinkedIn. I know, I know you see this advice everywhere. But honestly do it. It’s so much easier to get in the know and have people reach out to you when you already have a completed profile out there in the world. Let me just emphasize for you there. Completed profile. It can be painful to fill these things out to completion but I highly recommend in. In a world where head hunters now scour the internet for talent, it’s important to have a completed profile. Think of it this way, the more accurate information that is there, the more information they can use to find you. Make sure if you choose not to complete the profile or just haven’t gotten the motivation to finish it,  you tailor your headline and include key words in the portions of your profile that you do fill out. While you’re making all of these changes, make sure to turn off your activity broadcasting so that your feed isn’t getting a notification with every single move you make. “Prepfordwife just started a job with….” is a really embarrassing notification when you are in fact searching for a job.
  2. Reach out to a stranger. I mean a real stranger. If you don’t know someone who is hiring, you need to meet some who is hiring and I know that’s hard to do. Especially if you are afraid of inconveniencing people or fear backlash. The trick is to approach it with some semblance of tact and not just approach someone with your hand out. I approached nine people on, you guessed it, LinkedIn, when I was first hunting for a job fresh out of college and eight responded to my query and seven were actually helpful in pushing me forward in my job hunt. The formula I use when reaching out to some one is “Hello Ms. X. My name is Prepfordwife. I saw that you do_____/are looking for ___. I have this particular skill set that lines up with what you need and I would love to get in touch with you further by email or a brief phone call”. Make sure to add a bit of your own personality and only reach out to someone whose needs you can meet. Is someone looking for a graphic designer and you have just completed an amazing internship in graphic design? Awesome, reach out. Is someone looking for a graphic designer but you have absolutely no experience? Less awesome but not the end of the road. Take a day and find some campaigns on the internet. Recreate them with your own vision in mind. Now you at least have a bit of experience to talk to them about. When reaching out to a stranger, the key is to have something to say and not just “Help! I need a job”. Let them know what you can do for them is a much easier way to get your foot in the door.
  3. Find your tribe If there is someone who you know or know of who does what you do, reach out to them. I know it’s hard but I’ve found it’s honestly easier for me to do this with a stranger than it is for me to do this with a friend. I went to this conference and heard this woman speak who had exactly the position that is my end goal in life. I bucked up the courage and sent her an email saying I admire her and what she does and would love to literally be her. I asked if I could take her to lunch and just ask some questions about her life path and trajectory. She said yes and we keep in touch today, four years later. It’s really important to find your folks and then hold on to them. If there is a company in your area that you want to work for, move around their website or LinkedIn and find someone who does what you want to do and invite them for coffee.
  4. Cover letters are magic Cover letters are optional but not really. They are a fantastic opportunity to give someone a taste of who you are without needing to speak with them directly for an hour. Every job that you apply for or every person that you talk to about a job, be sure to have a cover letter ready to send them should the situation arise. Make sure your cover letters are tailored to the job that you are interested in. If you are applying for a law internship, refrain from talking about your retail job unless you are spinning the skills from your retail job in a way that is usable to the law firm. Most importantly, read, reread and reread your cover letter. Step away and reread again. If you have a hard time editing yourself, send it off to a friend who doesn’t mind at least spell checking for you. If the thought of that makes you as nervous as it made me, read it aloud to yourself. It’s much easier to catch mistakes that way. Make sure you are changing things like the name of the company in each letter and the recipients name.
  5. Phone a friend Whenever possible, let your circle know you are interested in a new position. This is particularly useful when you have friends who are in a field that you are (potentially) or even friends who had a similar major to yours in college. I scored my first grown up job through a friend who thought I would be a good fit. That friend often gets a finders fee and you get a job. Win-win. Extend this to people you don’t know just by being yourself, or if yourself is not friendly, being nice. Is there someone on Instagram who does what you want to do (not a blogger, do that work on your own), I mean someone in your field. Have you interacted with this person in a way that shows you are a normal human being who won’t stalk them if they offer you advice? Great. Reach out.
  6. Ask your librarian. I know its 2018 but librarians know everything. They are trained to know everything. If you are looking for help researching a job, go to your public library and ask a librarian.
  7. PROFESSORS! If you were/are in college, ask a professor who knows you well to hook you up with a student who has gone into a field you may be interested in. There is a professor who I was particularly close with in school who has zero problem sending students my way when they need a job. I’ve read so many resumes and edited so many cover letter, its prompted this post. And I do it all without complaints. I love to see the fresh faced little college grads win. If you are close with a particular teacher, professor, lecturer, lab instructor, authority figure, ask them if they may know someone who does *insert blank* here. It’s important that you pick someone who knows you well so they can vouch for your character. If your character has been a little flaky, step it up, my friend. There’s still time to get this thing right. If you are still in school, this is an excellent time to start building a network out of your high school English teacher if you’re in high school, you’re lab instructor if your in college and your once-professor if you’re a college grad.
  8. Twins Choose someone who looks like you. The old saying goes, you can’t be what you don’t see. If you are a woman and you are interested in X career and you see someone doing it? Hit them up. If you want to start a start up and you know it’s hard for women of color, find some who has done it before you and slide into their dms. Sometimes being genuine gets you a long way.
  9. Stay positive I know its hard in a world where rent, medical bills, student loans and everything else are piling up. But you are your most valuable networking tool so whatever it takes for you to mentally stay afloat is what you should do. Step away from the computer, have a snack, give yourself a pep talk and then get back to it. You got this I feel it.

Bachelorette Weekend in Charleston

E33C09BB-8A55-4A51-850A-41C53FE654A6I spent this past weekend hosting a bachlorette party for my main girl, Brooke in Charleston, SC. I’ve gotta say, Charleston’s per capita of brides this weekend was legendary; every fifth girl we met was there for a bridal shower which made it the perfect atmosphere for a girl’s weekend.

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As someone who is a planner and is familiar with how long it takes girls to get ready, I put together a little itinerary for the weekend. I planned to loosely follow it and allow wiggle room for other activities and change of heart. Shockingly (at least for me) we ended up following most of it. We stayed in Mount Pleasant which is adjacent to Charleston. If you want to be closer to the nightlife, a hotel or an airbnb downtown is probably your best bet. But as someone who doesn’t drink who owns an eight seat vehicle, I was happy to play Uber to the girls for the weekend.

Friday

We arrived in Charleston Friday in time for lunch and met up at the restaurant. I made reservations for all things on the agenda three weeks before our trip. I know how the lines get sometimes. We had lunch at Husk and then went back to the hotel to shower for theevening. As one of two maid of honors and a consummate planner, I made this little kits for the girls for the weekend, which we promptly broke into for the bandages and snacks for the night. I also made these little hats (DIY to follow).

We followed our itinerary but excluded Rainbow Row and added a trip to “the pineapple” near the battery before heading to Pawpaw’s for dinner. If you need a recommendation the chicken and the mac and cheese are out of this world! For an after dinner dessert, I recommend Carmella’s which is almost down the street before heading to the Rooftop at the Vendue for drinks. We saved Stars for Saturday.

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Saturday

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We started Saturday with brunch at Old Village Post Inn which was a very intimate affair since I made reservations for opening at 10am. We had the entire dining area to ourselves which was a dream. From there, I packed up my favorite tote (c/o L.l. Bean) and we headed to the beach at Sullivan’s Island for an afternoon on the sand.

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We had plans to spend our evening tasseling at Cannonborough Collective with one of the favorite girls in Charleston but first we stopped at Rainbow Row. One of the things we spontaneously ended up doing was that one of the girls brought along a polaroid camera. Because we had a limited number of pictures, we each planned a picture we wanted to take with the bride for a keepsake. I saved my photo for Rainbow Row which turned out perfect because look at that colorful little lady! The camera even cooperated by giving me the Rainbow strip. Because we had such limited photos and a polaroid only gives you one shot at greatness, it made it so special.

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From Rainbow Row, we headed to Cannonborough Collective to make tassel earrings with the hostess with the mostest, Mimi of The Tiny Tassel who set up a private workshop, complete with drinks and swan plates after the store closed. I would highly recommend this class as something a little different to do at a bachelorette. It made for a great trip for my girl who showed up in tassels even though the weekend was a surprise for her. So it was spot on for her interests. What I love about these kinds of activities is that they, give you a chance to support a small maker but also come home with something unique. Aside from just thinking the world of Mimi, who has the patience of a kindergarten teacher and a saint all rolled into one, making four tier earrings really helped me appreciate how affordable these earrings really are for the work that she puts in.

We finished off our evening with dinner at Low Country Bistro and Stars Rooftop bar on King Street. At 11, Stars turns into a nightclub downstairs which makes it a great one stop shop if you want to have dinner there first. When leaving Stars, stop at Callie’s Biscuits. They’re open 10pm-2am on Friday and Saturday.

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Sunday

We polished off the weekend with Poogan’s Porch for Brunch and a walk down King Street to work off some of the food before piling in the car to be homeward bound.

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I had so much fun this weekend with these girls. A sweeter, more kind hearted bunch, I’ve never seen. Let me know if I missed any must dos for a bridal weekend.

Sitting Room Refresh

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9F08CDD8-A208-472A-A5D1-A1491221CEA527559060-72BF-48E2-810F-3E8DB72BBF32Mounting the tv meant dangling cords though. I tucked most of the cords behind this paintable cord track. I didn’t run it all the way to the floor because I needed to hide the Apple TV in this drawer. The drawer is directly across from and eye level to the sofa so it’s a great hiding spot. I also brought this Kate Spade lamp from somewhere else in the house because the other one was too tall.

EFF6E9FD-4D27-42D0-AC90-0404565626B2My favorite change is the presence of a new ceiling fan. We tried this room without one for a while and it just doesn’t work. It’s the highest point in our house and gets a ton of light (these photos were taken at like 8pm) so it gets warm and because of its size, it gets stifling. We decided on this low profile, minimally invasive fan and we love it. It does the job with very little noise and a very low profile remote which I mounted to the wall because I can definitely see it growing legs and walking off.

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Other that that, the room got a few simple styling changes, mostly by shuffling things around the house and from the closets. 10BAF294-ECD5-4FA8-9D7A-DE4443AA3DD179256D90-01DE-47D4-84FB-767B8328DA33Very happy with the simple functional changes here. Thanks for following along,

Prepfordwife

Nantucket Guide from First Timers

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This isn’t an exhaustive guide to Nantucket. I wouldn’t even really call it a guide. Mostly this is what we did while we were there on our five day excursion. My favorite part is that we started with an idea of what we wanted to do in mind and then we let our instagram family who is familiar with the island guide our days based on recommendations. It quickly turned into a really fun and interactive trip with you guys and most of your recommendations were FANTASTIC. So here is the run down of what we did in our five days. If this schedule seems light on activities and high on the food, it is. Most of your recommendations revolved around food and we spent a lot of time just walking around the island meandering and chatting with shop keepers and the locals. The remainder of that time was spent with me tele-working. If you saw my last post, you know I couldn’t relax enough to stop. If these pictures look familiar to you, it’s because a lot of them appeared on instastories.

Day One:

  • Check in at the Robert House Collection
  • Lunch at Charlie Nobles- I got the fish tacos. I have zero regrets. That’s a bit of a theme to this post
  • Wander around town- Stopped into Murray’s Toggery Shop, the ultimate purveyor of Nantucket Reds
  • Stop by Town Pool- Wasn’t open while we were in town but they have an adorable mini golf course that looks like fun for a rainy day. We did however meet the shop owner, Sean, who gave us an excellent town tour and added to our list of things to do.
  • Dinner at Rose and Crown- The burgers are fantastic.
  • Juice Bar- Opted for the Pistachio Ice cream but the real dream was the waffle cone which you can smell all the way down the street.
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Day Two:

  • Black Eye Susan’s for Breakfast
  • Wandered around the Wharf- Went into the little shops including Skinny Dip Nantucket which is a favorite of ours. Also stop into Current Vintage which has wine, cheese, and Vintage Lilly. This wasn’t an offering from you guys but it’s truly a preppy dream.
  • Take the Wave to Sconset, the local shuttle which is only $3.
  • Stop at the Sconset Market for cookies and then take said cookies to the Sconset Bluff walk.
  • Continue to walk from the end of the Bluff to the Sankaty Lighthouse.
  • Return to town and have Claudette’s for lunch if it’s not too late in the day.36257AD0-24DA-4209-BB60-771DB4DBE443
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Day Three:

  • Started the day at Fog Island for breakfast
  • Went into a few more shops- Be sure to stop into Res Ipsa for one of a kind tapestry loafers, since it’s right across the street, and U of Nantucket for the classic red Nantucket sweatshirt.
  • Pop into vintage shop on the way to Brant Point lighthouse.
  • Snag a bike and then head to Brant Point Light house. Mosey around the beach.
  • Have lunch at Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant Hotel
  • Bike around the houses on the island
  • Brotherhood of Thieves for Dinner
  • Stop in the bookstore next door
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9DB5B942-913B-4C29-B411-987A046BCBCFDay Four:

  • Breakfast- Downy Flakes for a donut- We were really unimpressed but we live near Duck Donuts in North Carolina which is amazing so we didn’t think very much of it.
  • Lola Burger for lunch
  • Down to Madaket beach on the Wave Shuttle from in front of the Whaling museum
  • Millie’s for dinner- I obviously got the fish tacos yet again.
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Day Five

  • Ran errands around souvenirs
  • Threw a penny into the wharf for a returned trip to the island.
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37E98017-A055-4629-A7D6-AB40887E2F3CTell me what we missed, I will add it to the list for next time. Thank you so much again for all your love and recommendations.

 

XO Prepfords

 

 

 

Sail to Sable Dress

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Dress // Thrifted head scarf // older purse (similar)// J. Crew factory denim jacket

 

Sail to Sable makes an out of this world shift dress. I wore this navy and white sun blocked shift dress around town yesterday and loved it. Though it’s shorter and tighter than I would ordinary choose, I’m a sucker for a sharp and flattering neckline and a classic color palette so this will definitely live on in my closet for a years to come. I paired it with some of my favorite J. Crew pieces, a denim jacket and a basket clutch and some nude Talbots sandals for a comfortable, no muss preppy look. Perfect for the island.

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