Lilly’s Latest Launch

As I reported just over two months ago, Lilly Pulitzer and Target are the newest dream team! Although we must wait another few weeks to purchase from the collection on April 19, the lookbook for the collection was released today! From exclusive patterns and sassy shifts to beach necessities and housewares, Lilly has done it again.

Personally, I am completely in awe of a few of the looks;

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© Elle

© Elle

© Elle

© Elle

© Elle

© Elle

© Elle

Check out the full collection here.

 Mark your calendars, darlings! April 19 will be a fabulous day!

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March Madness

Growing up with a basketball-fanatic for a mother has taught me to both love and hate the NCAA March Madness. I hate that the TV is constantly controlled by basketball games for over a week, but I love the friendly competition of our family bracket pool. Personally, I know little about the NCAA teams and who has the best odds of continuing on in the March Madness. When it comes time for me to fill out I bracket, I have two main strategies (1) choose the highest seed teams and have the #1 teams from each region meet at the Final Four or (2) choose the team with the cutest uniforms.

This year, I clearly chose the latter! Who wouldn’t want to choose a winning team based on their attention to school colors and uniform design?! As tonight, I am currently winning my family’s bracket pool!! I guess looking good on the court might make the players that much better!

© Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

© Mary Kate Donahue, 2015

After much consideration of color, style and versatility, I decided on Kentucky, UNC, UGA and Duke for the Final Four of basketball fashion. Kentucky and Duke both have rich royal blue uniforms, which truly stand out on the court. As a future Georgia bulldog, I had to show allegiance to the uniforms I will be seeing on campus for the next four years. I do love red and black together! But, of course, UNC Chapel Hill never seems to disappoint. Their carolina blue uniforms with the unique argyle design down the sides make them the clear winner.

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© Yahoo! Sports

Who knows? Maybe the fashionista will win it all!

Calling All Shopaholics

“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet”- Carrie Bradshaw

Shopaholicism is very real, and it is very frightening. As a shopaholic myself, I find it extremely difficult to drive by my favorite stores and not take a detour to check out their newest arrivals. In fact, I usually post a shopping picture to my Instagram @fashionista_mkd at least once a week. Yes, I do shop excessively.

But, If Buzzfeed found the need to create “11 Things Every Shopping Addict Know To Be True,” I cannot be alone. From bargain shopping at TJ Maxx to splurging on a pair of quality Tory Burch flats, I accept shopping in any and all forms.

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© Buzzfeed

Shop on my fellow fashionistas.

55 Years of Jack Rogers

Happy happy birthday to the Jack Rogers Navajo Sandal! In honor of the sandal’s 55th anniversary, the brand is going all out to celebrate! The classic Navajo Sandal, available in a variety of colors and textures, have been seen on the perfectly-pedicured feet of teen girls (like myself), brides, and even Jackie Kennedy!

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© The Buggy Blog

Similar to Kennedy’s loyalty to her friend Lilly Pulitzer and the shift dress, Kennedy’s devotion and  creation of the Jack Rogers’ sandal helped the brand’s successful launch. According to Micaela English, the brand shared this anecdote: “It was on one of these Italian holidays that Jackie first met the shoe style that would become the Classic Jack Rogers Sandal, a flat sandal characterized by whipstitched leather and an iconic rondelle. On her return to Palm Beach, Jackie brought the shoe to a local cobbler and an icon was born. Easy and elegant, it quickly became a warm weather essential for women of all ages—not to mention their sisters, best friends and daughters” (Town & Country).

Jackie Kennedy & Jack Rogers © Top Right

Jackie Kennedy & Jack Rogers
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Fashion icon a First Lady, Kennedy certainly made the Jack Rogers sandal a staple piece in every prepster’s closet. To celebrate the popular sandal, Jack Rogers is launching a limited-edition 55th birthday line, available on April 1. The exclusive line contains only three variations of the classic sandal- Caribbean Blue, Midnight, and Bright Pink.

© Jack Rogers

© Jack Rogers

As they say…if the shoe fits!


Works Cited

English, Micaela. “Happy 55th Birthday Jack Rogers!” Town & Country. Web. 3 March 2015. www.townandcountrymag.com.