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Friday, August 5, 2011

{Outfit Inspiration} Madras & Pinstripes

There is no denying the power of Madras. It practically screams Preppy Summer! Or rather,

"Preppy Summer!"



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And no one does Madras better than J.Crew.


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Summer is a very long season around here, so I wear this dress as often as possible. Not only is it a fun pattern, but it's chock full of colors. I have worn this dress with every color cardi imaginable, but today I'm mixing it up by tying a pink and white pinstripe shirt over the top. It's subtle, but I love the mix of patterns.


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To tone down the prep, I added some extra bling with a chunky necklace and bangles, and kept my shoes a little dressier.


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I wouldn't hose down my house with the pattern, but having a few touches of Madras at home and in my closet, certainly adds some classic, preppy fun!


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What are your thoughts on Madras? Do you have a pattern you reserve just for Summer? Happy weekend, loves! My son leaves for another full week of Summer Camp, so I'll be busting out the paintbrush to alleviate my anxiety!

{Outfit: Dress, J.Crew; Shirt, J.Crew; Necklace, F21; Bangles, Old Navy & J.Crew; Gold shoes, J.Crew}

20 comments:

  1. LOVE Madras! Your dress is classic! I just purchased the Pottery Barn Kids Madras set above for my son's soon-to-be 'big boy room'!

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  2. How cute are you in your pretty plaid dress! I love madras, especially on my big boy in the form of shorts. So preppy!

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  3. Love madras! It's classic but still so much fun! The dress is adorbs!

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  4. Don't you look gorgeous in that dress! Yes it does scream summer!! Love it!

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  5. Very pretty dress and I love your hair, seriously.

    Happy Friday!

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  6. I love it! Pottery Barn has an adorable set for kids bedrooms both in a pink and blue version. Very cute! I think my fav version you posted would be the tote.

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  7. beautiful!! and you my girl are a knockout! even when you turn your head to the side for pics (that totally cracks me up!!)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love that dress! You did not happen to get it this season did you?

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  9. I personally have a huge crush on the chunky necklace! And I love your hair...maybe a tutorial is in the future??

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the subtle mix of pattern. I feel like I tend to go a bit nautical in the summer. Bold navy & white stripes with red accents. YAY for summer!

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  11. Preppy will always be cool, that's what I think anyway! Great dress.

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  12. Love the great dress, you cutie patootie, you! This has given me at least one more day of being glad it's summer and not wishing for fall to get here (c: Have a great weekend!

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  13. Love the madras! I love the dress you are wearing and you're so cute in it. You're shoe are just darling. I like the plaid look for a change. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I had no idea madras was the name of a print! The only Madras I ever knew was a drink made with OJ, Cranberry & Vodka. Ha!
    It looks great though! I love the photos of you next to the water. =)

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  15. great post - love the great round up of madras!

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  16. You look adorable in your dress...love madras!!

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  17. I'd never think to use a regular button up as a "cardi". Looks good!

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  18. very cute! love that madras table runner and the print in the first photo!!!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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