Stay At Home Chic

A stay at home mom's adventures in shopping, decorating, entertaining, and staying fabulous

Who Should Design Your Derby Dress?

1.  Who is your celebrity style icon?

a)  Sarah Vickers – Sophisticated and feminine
b)  Jackie O – American fashion at its best
c)  Blair Waldorf– Romantic, yet modern
d)  Kate Middleton – Classic and modest

2.  What type of hat are you lusting after?

a)  Wide Brimmed Straw Hat – Classic and understated
b)  Anything with a Sash - No outfit is complete without a bow
c)  Delicate – Ladylike hats appear to just float on top of your head
d)  Modern and Fresh – Only a fascinator will do

3.  What about color?

a)  Everything I own has a touch of navy
b)  It’s Spring, so I’ll be in pink and green
c)  I want something fresh and crisp, like yellow or green
d)  I tend to stick with Spring neutrals

4.  How will your date be dressed?

a)  A sporting event requires a sports coat… in seersucker of course!
b)  My beau rocks a bow tie
c)  He wants to fit in and let me shine, so he’ll wear a classic navy jacket, khaki pants, pastel tie
d)  He’ll be in a light weight grey suit – a gentleman’s uniform

5.  Where will you vacation this year?

a)  Nantucket - I want to spend my vacation on a sailboat
b)  Palm Beach - I like to socialize in the sun, preferably barefoot
c)  New York City - Why would you want to be anywhere else?
d)  Europe - A week in London, followed by day trips around the Continent



RESULTS

Mostly A’s

Vineyard Vines

Check out this dress from their Derby Collection!  Accessorize with equestrian inspired jewelry from Fornash, a wicker basket handbag from Kate Spade, and some classic Jack Rogers Navajos.  Top off the look with a monogrammed hat from Marley Lilly (with a subtle nautical detail).

Mostly B’s

Lilly Pulitzer

Anyone of their Spring sundresses will work, but I’m partial to this seersucker one.  It pairs so beautifully with some Kate Spade wedges and a vintage Lilly hat.  Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without a strand of pearls.  Grandma’s are best, but Tiffany’s are a close second.

Mostly C’s

Kate Spade

Kate Spade is the definition of femininity.  Her Lyric Dress just screams Spring.  Wearing it with a lemon bag from the same collection might seem a bit matchy-matchy, but there is something incredibly chic about the tongue-in-cheek kitschiness of it.  Tory Burch flats on the bottom, a custom hat on the top - can’t lose.

Mostly D’s

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge.  Who wouldn’t want to look like Kate at the Derby (or anytime, for that matter).  Complete the outfit with Kate’s favorite LK Bennett wedges, a Mulberry bag, and a Nerida Fraiman hat ordered from Harrod’s.

va-nil-le:

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va-nil-le:

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(Source: prigma, via stayathomechic)

My Saturday is SOOOO unbelievably busy. At 7:30 am, I’m walking in the March of Dimes 5k with my husband’s former coworkers. Afterward, they usually go out to brunch, but depending on when we finish, I think I might have Mike and Jack drop me off at home to shower/get pretty while they eat.

Then, I’m swinging by Lilly, as they are throwing a party to celebrate the arrival of their summer line. Rumor has it, there are super cute gift with purchases. And I have it on good authority that there will DEFINITELY be cupcakes.

Directly from Lilly, I’m going to a bridal shower. I’m not really sure what to expect of this. The wedding is super casual (invite specified that cutoffs and jeans were welcome, shoes were optional). I’m assuming the shower will follow suit? It is being held at someone’s house at 2 pm, so I can’t really judge the formality by the venue or time. I think I may end up being really overdressed, but seeing as my wardrobe is limited by my giant baby bump, I’m opting for a sundress rather than the yoga pants/tank top combo (there really isn’t much in between).

After the shower, I’m meeting my husband and son at Fox Fest - a concert a Rollins. It starts at 4, but i have no idea how long it will last (or how long they will stay). It’s quite possible that by the time I get back from the shower, they will already have left. We’re just going to have to play it by ear.

Then, it’s home to cook dinner/clean up as much as possible before bed. Who knows how hungry we’ll all be. I don’t know if they are feeding us at the shower, and I have no idea if my husband will get food at Fox Fest (my guess is no on both of these). Either way, dinner will be an incredibly lazy crock pot meal.

Yes, it’s a really fun day, but I’m kinda going nuts thinking about all of the weekend chores that will be waiting for me on Sunday. I hate putting off work for the last day of the weekend. Oh well… C’est la vie!

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Let’s get crackin’!

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Let’s get crackin’!

devonalanadesign:

#summer Preview at #lillyatwaterside 🎀 #lifeinlilly #lillypulitzer (at Lilly Pulitzer Waterside)

devonalanadesign:

#summer Preview at #lillyatwaterside 🎀 #lifeinlilly #lillypulitzer (at Lilly Pulitzer Waterside)

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Happy Earth Day!

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Happy Earth Day!

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preppyasalways:

Easter Bonnet by Inslee by Design

preppyasalways:

Easter Bonnet by Inslee by Design

(via jamie-julep)

preppyasalways:

Shoe Photographer by Inslee by Design

preppyasalways:

Shoe Photographer by Inslee by Design

(via jamie-julep)

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Pink Narcissus

yourskinlikeporcelain:

Pink Narcissus