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Practically Preppy

Nothing says summer style like a white maxi dress…


Today’s look is everything I aim to embody in a quintessential warm-weather ensemble: Easy, cozy and fashionable. And, admittedly, practically preppy — coupled with loose waves, a striped tee and a linen fedora.

We touched on this a bit in debating my summer Identity Crisis, but they say that you become like the people you spend the most time with. Style-wise, that’s the impact my girls have had on my closet and I this summer. But I have to say — I don’t hate it. (There’s some additional evidence of this coming over the next couple of weeks.)



Preppy isn’t really fashion taste in my eyes, though — it’s more of a lifestyle. And in channeling East Coast cool-girl vibes all summer, getting dressed has been a rather instinctual process.

My end-of-the-day destination usually dictates what’s being plucked from the overstuffed racks of my closet, and today (yesterday), it was along the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Overall, this maxi dress has been my closest closet companion over the past few months (and it’s by a new-to-me brand called Tart). It’s perfect for a post-brunch beach partying, day-strolling Manhattan’s waterfront, or for traveling to New York’s summertime vacation destination — the Hamptons.


Incidentally, that’s where I spent most of the past weekend. In Sag Harbor (Southampton’ish), specifically. I’m still sorting through photos and stories — which I’ll share more in detail with you tomorrow — but you can head over to my Instagram for a little sneak peek.


*Wearing: Joe Fresh cotton striped t-shirt (love this style & this style), Tarte maxi dress via Zappos (sold out — similar styles here; I like this version), J.Crew Panama hat (25% off with code ALMOSTFALL), ALDO shoes via Zappos (sold out — similar here) | *Beauty: YSL Rouge Volupté lipstick in Opera Rose, NARS blush in “Love Joy,” Lancome Définicils mascara

*Shop more: Tart Clothing | my summer essentials | this post (below:)


Lydia Hudgens Photography


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