Whenever I travel, I never really want to do any major shopping. I find it incredibly boring after a while. Maybe it’s because I live an hour away from New York City, but most of what I would want to buy, I could just purchase at home. And then, there’s the internet on top of that.
I’m not against making souvenir purchases though! I’m just saying I don’t want to go into a J. Crew in a different city just because it’s in a different city. You know?
That said, I did get two new things from my Nantucket trip that I loved because they’re so ~Nantucket.~ I wanted to make sure that I shared both before the summer ended!
The first was a gift from my friends at Skinny Dip. They have a pop-up on the island during the summer plus a flagship store in Charleston if you find yourself there. One of the co-founders of Skinny Dip is Taylor Ivey who is also the designer behind Ellsworth & Ivey. I interviewed her a few years ago on my blog if you’re interested in hearing more about her story!
I’m such a sweater girl. I swear it’s because I was deprived of sweaters from living in Florida for so long. Now I covet my sweaters. As if wearing them in the fall and winter wasn’t good enough, throwing one on on a cool summer night is even better.
The Nantucket sweater is a slightly dressier option than the usual souvenir sweatshirt!
Photos by Carter Fish
I had actually spotted this Nantucket print on Instagram this spring. Then, while walking to get ice cream one day (naturally), I saw a giant surfboard outside of a store with the same print and a matching dress on a mannequin. The shift dress was a no-brainer for me. The Nantucket-everything print is perfectly aggressive, in my opinion.