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Tuesday Trend Day: Cape Preppy

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I love summertime in New England. Most days the weather is pleasant and perfect for hanging out at the beach. Living in Boston I can easily take trips to local beaches in the north shore or the south shore. I prefer the Gloucester beaches but I haven’t had the chance to travel there yet this summer. I did have the opportunity to travel to the cape this week.  Trips to the cape from Boston can be fairly quick if there is no traffic. I headed down to Falmouth late Monday morning with my friend Sara to visit our friend Peggy. The trip went quickly and we arrived in time to have a late lunch with Peggy’s family and our friend Pam at The Boathouse.

731 013Sara, Peggy, Pam and I at The Boathouse. Notice Peggy’s Lily Pulitzer koozies and purse!

After lunch we did some shopping that inspired my Tuesday trend day topic: Cape Preppy. Growing up in the 80s I owned a lot of preppy clothes and even own the Preppy Handbook!

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Two brands come to mind when I think of the cape, Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines.

Here is Peggy modeling her Jack Rogers sandals, Vineyard Vines shorts with her Lilly Pulitzer top and purse:

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In The Pink and Puritan Cape Cod are the two shops we visited that carried these brands.

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In the Pink is a Lilly Pulitzer signature store. http://shop.inthepinkonline.com/ There are lots of products with my favorite preppy color combination, pink and green. This store carries a variety of nice dresses, shirts, shorts, scarves, jewelry and accessories. I purchased Lilly koozies, Peggy purchased an adorable Lilly planner, and Pam purchased a cute dress.

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Puritan Cape Cod http://puritancapecod.com/ has tons of Vineyard Vines products. I love the Vineyard Vines brand.

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Other cape preppy brands and styles (including Jack Rogers, Vera Bradley, Longchamp, and Hunter)

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If you travel to the cape you will definitely see many people wearing these brands and this style. Another brand you will see is Black Dog. There was a Black Dog store in Falmouth. The Black Dog is a restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard (featured in the new pseudo reality show called the Vineyard on ABC family) http://www.theblackdog.com/

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