Wall of the Missing
As a WW2 history nerd, Lauren’s afternoon at Omaha Beach & Pointe Du Hoc was the highlight of her Euro trip. The Omaha Beach tribute is truly spectacular and the view from Pointe Du Hoc makes it difficult to imagine the events of June 6, 1944.
This past Saturday, polo-playing alumni from Yale and UVA squared off at the Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, New York for the 29th Annual Harriman Cup, one of our favorite events of the year. Preps (and their pups) were out in full force, toasting to the gorgeous weather and stomping divots in colorful brights, stripes, patterns, and plaid–the last hurrah of summer dressing before fall sets in. Our friend Max Sinsteden‘s prizewinning “Party Carpet” tailgate was particularly notable–a vintage rug (back from its stint in Brooklyn) trimmed with boxwood hedges, replete with uniformed bartenders serving up signature cocktails. We enjoyed meeting up with fellow bloggers–Fred Castleberry of Unabashedly Prep, the stylish gent behind Proper Kid Problems, Karen Klopp of What2WearWhere (whose son, Adam, played on UVA’s winning team), the folks who run Of Rogues and Gentlemen (Brooks Brothers’ blog)–and checking out the great varsity slippers from JP Crickets.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
La Tour Eiffel
Ladurée Maison de Macarons
Château de Versailles
Château de Versailles
Arc de Triomphe à nuit
Rodin’s Le Penseur
Before shipping off to Prague, Lauren spent her final days in Paris touring the city’s attractions… and of course, enjoying macaroons from the famous Maison Ladurée. The shoes pictured above are one of her favorite finds; they are surprisingly comfortable and blend perfectly with her growing collection of silk pants. She loved the simple Parisian style of pairing well constructed separates for a clean, chic look and hopes to replicate this throughout the fall and winter.
Van’s five favorite pieces for a simple, beachy look. Cheers to the weekend!
One weekend left–but we’re not ready to let go of summer quite yet. We’ve packed our bags with some new shades, photo-print trunks, a sporty beach watch, and plenty of Mario Badescu facial spray to keep cool on the beach. Enjoy the long weekend–and hope to see you stomping divots the weekend after at this year’s Harriman Cup!
SUNGLASSES: Illesteva // SWEATSHIRT: Maison Kitsuné // FACIAL SPRAY: Mario Badescu // AFTER SUN CREAM: Ahava // WATCH: Luminox // NEOPRENE POUCH: c/o Coach // SWIM TRUNKS: Gray Malin for Orlebar Brown // SANDALS: K Jacques St Tropez // CORKSCREW: Cepage Laguiole // TERVIS TUMBLER: Island Company // TRAY: C.Wonder // BEACH BAG: c/o Coach // SHOES: Stubbs & Wootton
Pont des Arts
La Porte de l’Enfer
La Tour Eiffel
Last week, Lauren spent five days touring Paris, snapping pictures, practicing her French, and taking notes on French fashion. Stay posted here for more pics of the city’s sights and architecture.
A few favorites… MUSEUM: Musée Rodin // STORE: Galeries Lafayette (okay, not fair) – Gerard Darel & Claudie Pierlot // RESTAURANT: Chez Julien (outside) // DISH: Omelette et frites or un sandwich saumon (from Café Renard in les Jardin Tuileries) // STREET: Rue Saint-Honoré // FRENCH STYLE: Boxy-shaped tops & jackets–great for someone with very small & narrow shoulders like myself. So glad these are back in style!
Lightweight and breathable, “bleeding” madras is a great end-of-summer fabric for patchwork shirts, go-to-hell pants, and fun blazers (as well as a sunset-hued libation–if it’s the drink you’re looking for, check out Tipsy in Madras, a tongue-in-cheek tome about 80s preppy cocktailing).
These striped shorts from ASOS have gotten a lot of mileage this summer. They are the perfect complement to a simple top or to a subtly printed blouse. The high waist and flared leg balance voluminous and fitted tops alike, making them all the more versatile.
Van picked up this lightweight chino suit on his trip to Rome at Gutteridge, which is sort of a fast fashion Brooks Brothers with slim Italian cuts.