You’re Invited! Join Me and “Prep” for Summer at CCFA’s Pier Madness Event

CCFA Pier Madness Event

I’ve got an exciting event to share with all you in the Boston area! Benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, I’d love for you all to come get dressed up in your preppiest attire with me for Pier Madness, a charity lobster bake in the Charlestown Navy Yard with live music and complimentary booze (mmm my favorite!) on June 27th. Below is the official event description, and you can get more details here.

Come PREP for summer at this New England style event. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Boston skyline while partying on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. A band will perform live as guests enjoy a Woodman’s Lobster Bake and complimentary beer and wine.

Dig out those Nantucket reds and wear your best bow tie to celebrate the start of summer!

You can purchase your tickets HERE.

Preppy Summer Style

In anticipation of the event, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite preppy fashions. While this isn’t the style I rock on a day-to-day basis, I’m excited to use Pier Madness as an excuse to step out of my usual shopping comfort zone. I’ll obviously go dressier for the event (I’m thinking white dress with bright, colorful accents?) but here’s some inspiration for casual preppy attire.

Preppy Summer Style

Nautical Details: I went to school down south, so I know what I’m talking about when I say the biggest difference between New England prep and Southern prep is the nautical twist added above the Mason-Dixon line.

1. Zanobi Anchor Jeans by Malene Birger // 2. Vineyard Vines Rope Bracelet  // 3. Alex + Ani Anchor, Sailboat and Starfish Bangles // 4. Vineyard Vines Anchor Clutch // 5. Jack Roger Anchor Flats

Bright Colors & Fun Patterns: When I think of summer prep, I think bright colors and fun patterns. Pair these bold pieces with neutral accessories and shoes, or go all out with prints, Nantucket red and pastels.

6. Foley Dress from Lily Pulitzer // 7. Vineyard Vines Striped Shorts // 8. Linen Blend Wide-Leg Pant from Banana Republic // 9. Vineyard Vines Scarf

Horizontal Stripes: This goes hand-in-hand with the nautical twist to New England prep. Think blues and Nantucket red.

10. Coach Espadrille Flat // 11. Vineyard Vines Striped Sweater // 12. Tory Burch Striped Canvas Tote

Blazers & Collared Shirts: When I think of preppy, I think of clean lines and structure. Blazers, collared shirts and polos, dresses with simple silhouettes—they all fit this bill.

13. Ralph Lauren Boyfriend Jacket // 14. Coral Blazer from Banana Republic // 15. Banana Republic Striped Shirt

A Nude Wedge: This shoe is a summer staple.

16. Tory Burch Wedge

Hope to see all you Boston-area people at the event! Great cause, great food, great music, and a great excuse to get dressed up and throw back a few drinks!

You can purchase your tickets HERE.


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  1. Elizabeth says:

    This looks amazing! Getting my tickets today!

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