Hello from Nantucket! This charming island is a style mecca of stripes, seersucker, and pastels, and I’m certainly not one to complain. We’re here on a press visit with the Stella Artois team, soaking in our first Nantucket Wine & Food Festival (heaven to these two wannabe foodies)!
I wore this outfit to a seaside picnic brunch, where we over-indulged on the chef’s amazing pairings of local seafood with Stella Artois Cidre. Thankfully, peplum does wonders when it comes to concealing a food baby. I got stopped so many times by people asking where this top was from, and had to answer sheepishly each time: Bebe. I think the last thing I got there was a bedazzled clubbing top from about a decade ago! They do have a petites section now, so I was browsing that before becoming sidetracked by this adorable top in regular sizing.
The xxs regular fits me fine (a tad roomy around the neckline part, as you can see in these photos), and it’s adjustable via the back bow ties. It’s 98% cotton + 2% spandex, so you could also probably shrink it down in the machine dryer, but I wasn’t sure how the grosgrain ribbons would fare through high heat. The piece is in a lightweight seersucker fabric with stretch and is made in the USA.
The menu at brunch was like a kickoff to summer, for my tummy at least! Fresh, local New England seafood paired with refreshing cocktails (loved the Cidre lemonade and Arnold Palmers) and a creative float for dessert made of Cidre apple caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
These are the Topshop high-waisted “Jamie” ankle jeans that I reviewed quickly back in this post. If they ever start to stretch out with wear, a machine wash and dry shrinks mine back down to size. This particular style is running low on small sizes, but they have a few other options either with or without distressing in the same “Jamie” high-waisted cut. The ones I have are sturdy and thick, but just note the material might differ quite a bit from style to style!