Summer in the City

j mclaughlin summer collection

Summer is here! Unofficially, at least. It was absolutely beautiful in New York City over the long weekend… Loads of sunshine, perfect temperatures, and no rain. I definitely can’t complain! I spent the weekend relaxing in Central Park, ventured to Brooklyn for ice cream cones under the bridge and lobster rolls at Luke’s, and had a few rowdy nights out in the East Village with some friends. Tis the season!

preppy outfit west village new york city

I wore this outfit out to dinner at one of my favorite pizza spots — Numero 28 on 2nd Avenue in the East Village. (Their pizzas are so, so good! And it’s BYOWine, too.) This easy ensemble was perfect for the occasion because the lace top hid my food baby after I’d consumed 27 slices of pizza. Both the top, scalloped shorts, and wicker handbag are from J McLaughlin, who recently gave their website a fresh facelift! I’m loving so many of their preppy summer pieces. I’ve only had this top for a week now and I’ve worn it on three different occasions — to a client’s office under a blazer last week, dinner over the weekend, and drinks while catching up with friends last week. It’s going to be on repeat all summer long! (Same with the wicker bag!)

scalloped shorts wicker tote handbag

summer in new york city

preppy summer wicker handbagjpg

white lace tank top, navy scalloped shorts, wicker handbag, navy sandals, aviator sunglasses

white lace top, navy blue scalloped shorts, wicker bag, navy leather sandals

wicker handbag summer purse

Get the Look…

J McLaughlin Lace Top c/o
J McLaughlin Scalloped Shorts c/o
Old Navy Sandals (similar here)
J McLaughlin Wicker Handbag c/o
Coach Sunglasses
Michael Kors Watch
Ralph Lauren Cuff
Margaret Elizabeth Cuff

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34 Comments

  1. 5.26.15
    Emma commented:

    GrestvciivkyuyttyyuttdyGreat outfit! Love the look of the two piece because of the different colors
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  2. 5.26.15
    Lindsay Ava commented:

    Loving the white & navy, and that basket bag is beautiful! 🙂

  3. 5.26.15
    irene commented:

    love the blue and white! the scalloped details are so beautiful!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  4. 5.26.15
    Rena commented:

    Love your summer look with the lace top!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  5. 5.26.15
    Annie Reeves commented:

    J.McLaughlin really has stepped up their game!! I love the shorts/top combo. Glad you had such a fun weekend!!

  6. 5.26.15
    Preeti commented:

    prep perfection! loved following your weekend on snapchat!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  7. 5.26.15

    You are so cute! I love those shoes!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  8. 5.26.15
    Morgan A. commented:

    I was really jealous of your ice cream cone you posted on instagram over the weekend. I’m also jealous of this blouse, but really..that ice cream cone 😉

    Have a good week! x. Morgan / http://www.morningappleblog.com

  9. 5.26.15
    Jess Zimlich commented:

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! The food baby situation is real….even on Tuesday morning. Time to attempt to undo all the damage I did this weekend! Can’t go wrong in white & navy and I love the scallops 🙂

  10. 5.26.15
    Darcy commented:

    Super cute look! I love those shoes!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  11. 5.26.15
    Alexandra commented:

    Absolutely obsessed with that wicker bag! Way too cute.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

  12. 5.26.15

    Yes! This weekend was perfect on the east coast. I love the navy & white look. The picnic satchel from JMcLaughlin is a beautiful accessory.

    Happy Tuesday,
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/5/24/52415

  13. 5.26.15
    Natali commented:

    Perfect shorts and sandals! You look so cute in this casual but glamorous outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  14. 5.26.15
    Katie commented:

    This is the perfect look for summer. I love how you dressed it up with a heeled sandal.

  15. 5.26.15
    Lauren commented:

    Nothing better than pizza and BYOWine! Also loving the scalloped shorts and navy sandals!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

  16. 5.26.15
    Laura commented:

    What a great outfit! The scallops and lace compliment each other so well without being too busy. I’ve never worn J. McLaughlin before how does it fit with regard to sizing?

    Laura | Surf & Hydrangeas

  17. 5.26.15

    Shirts that cover my food belly are always my favorite! Haha

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

  18. 5.26.15

    Love this entire look on you!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  19. 5.26.15

    I LOVE the straw bag, Jess! So summery! Hope you had a great weekend in the city. So happy things are finally warming up! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  20. 5.26.15
    Maddy commented:

    This outfit is so cute! I swear, I never usually want to go for full prep but your outfits make me think I could pull it off!

    example: I neeeeed that wicker purse! Haha.

  21. 5.26.15
    Madison Martine commented:

    Such a cute outfit! Love the navy and white!

    Madison Martine
    http://www.madisonmartine.com

  22. 5.26.15
    Meagan commented:
  23. 5.26.15
    Lara commented:

    I’m loving scalloped trimmed clothes. It’s such a flirty embesslishment that I think softens up any look.
    xo,http://chicandsequined.com

  24. 5.27.15
    Elisabeth commented:

    I love your outfit. That outfit has such lovely feminine details with the lace.

    Diary of Elegance
    http://diaryofelegance.blogspot.ca/

  25. 5.27.15
    Lauren commented:

    OMG I can’t find that wicker purse on the J McLaughlin site! Is it out of stock??

    HELP!

    :'(

  26. 5.27.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    Cute outfit!!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  27. 5.28.15

    I love those scalloped shorts! So cute.

  28. 5.29.15
    Elly commented:

    Such a cute and classic look!
    http://www.ellylondon.blogspot.com

  29. 5.29.15
    Katherine commented:

    This look is so cute! I really hate wearing shorts (they never fit like you want them too, and ride up in the *ahem* area too much for my liking). That top though, is definitely a summer must-have.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  30. 6.1.15
    Lindsay commented:

    This look is so cute!! Love the lace top!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  31. 6.1.15
    Alecia Mariana commented:

    Perfect casual summer look. Loving those sandals!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

  32. 6.1.15
    Evelyn commented:

    love the scallops!!!!

  33. 6.8.15
    Allie commented:

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! I love those scalloped shorts! I’ve been eyeing a few pairs. Also, that wicker bag is so summer-y, I can’t handle it!

    allienotsally.blogspot.com