Summer in the City

j mclaughlin summer collection

Summer is here! Unofficially, at least. It was absolutely beautiful in New York City over the long weekend… Loads of sunshine, perfect temperatures, and no rain. I definitely can’t complain! I spent the weekend relaxing in Central Park, ventured to Brooklyn for ice cream cones under the bridge and lobster rolls at Luke’s, and had a few rowdy nights out in the East Village with some friends. Tis the season!

preppy outfit west village new york city

I wore this outfit out to dinner at one of my favorite pizza spots — Numero 28 on 2nd Avenue in the East Village. (Their pizzas are so, so good! And it’s BYOWine, too.) This easy ensemble was perfect for the occasion because the lace top hid my food baby after I’d consumed 27 slices of pizza. Both the top, scalloped shorts, and wicker handbag are from J McLaughlin, who recently gave their website a fresh facelift! I’m loving so many of their preppy summer pieces. I’ve only had this top for a week now and I’ve worn it on three different occasions — to a client’s office under a blazer last week, dinner over the weekend, and drinks while catching up with friends last week. It’s going to be on repeat all summer long! (Same with the wicker bag!)

scalloped shorts wicker tote handbag

summer in new york city

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white lace tank top, navy scalloped shorts, wicker handbag, navy sandals, aviator sunglasses

white lace top, navy blue scalloped shorts, wicker bag, navy leather sandals

wicker handbag summer purse

Get the Look…

J McLaughlin Lace Top c/o
J McLaughlin Scalloped Shorts c/o
Old Navy Sandals (similar here)
J McLaughlin Wicker Handbag c/o
Coach Sunglasses
Michael Kors Watch
Ralph Lauren Cuff
Margaret Elizabeth Cuff

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  1. 5.26.15
    Emma said:

    GrestvciivkyuyttyyuttdyGreat outfit! Love the look of the two piece because of the different colors

  2. 5.26.15

    Loving the white & navy, and that basket bag is beautiful! 🙂

  3. 5.26.15
    irene said:

    love the blue and white! the scalloped details are so beautiful!

  4. 5.26.15
    Rena said:

    Love your summer look with the lace top!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. 5.26.15

    J.McLaughlin really has stepped up their game!! I love the shorts/top combo. Glad you had such a fun weekend!!

  6. 5.26.15
    Preeti said:

    prep perfection! loved following your weekend on snapchat!

    xoxo, Preeti

  7. 5.26.15

    You are so cute! I love those shoes!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. 5.26.15
    Morgan A. said:

    I was really jealous of your ice cream cone you posted on instagram over the weekend. I’m also jealous of this blouse, but really..that ice cream cone 😉

    Have a good week! x. Morgan /

  9. 5.26.15

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! The food baby situation is real….even on Tuesday morning. Time to attempt to undo all the damage I did this weekend! Can’t go wrong in white & navy and I love the scallops 🙂

  10. 5.26.15
    Darcy said:

    Super cute look! I love those shoes!

  11. 5.26.15
    Alexandra said:

    Absolutely obsessed with that wicker bag! Way too cute.

    Warm Regards,

  12. 5.26.15

    Yes! This weekend was perfect on the east coast. I love the navy & white look. The picnic satchel from JMcLaughlin is a beautiful accessory.

    Happy Tuesday,

  13. 5.26.15
    Natali said:

    Perfect shorts and sandals! You look so cute in this casual but glamorous outfit!

  14. 5.26.15
    Katie said:

    This is the perfect look for summer. I love how you dressed it up with a heeled sandal.

  15. 5.26.15
    Lauren said:

    Nothing better than pizza and BYOWine! Also loving the scalloped shorts and navy sandals!


  16. 5.26.15
    Laura said:

    What a great outfit! The scallops and lace compliment each other so well without being too busy. I’ve never worn J. McLaughlin before how does it fit with regard to sizing?

    Laura | Surf & Hydrangeas

  17. 5.26.15

    Shirts that cover my food belly are always my favorite! Haha

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  18. 5.26.15

    Love this entire look on you!

    Liz @

  19. 5.26.15

    I LOVE the straw bag, Jess! So summery! Hope you had a great weekend in the city. So happy things are finally warming up! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  20. 5.26.15
    Maddy said:

    This outfit is so cute! I swear, I never usually want to go for full prep but your outfits make me think I could pull it off!

    example: I neeeeed that wicker purse! Haha.

  21. 5.26.15

    Such a cute outfit! Love the navy and white!

    Madison Martine

  22. 5.26.15
    Meagan said:
  23. 5.26.15
    Lara said:

    I’m loving scalloped trimmed clothes. It’s such a flirty embesslishment that I think softens up any look.

  24. 5.27.15
    Elisabeth said:

    I love your outfit. That outfit has such lovely feminine details with the lace.

    Diary of Elegance

  25. 5.27.15
    Lauren said:

    OMG I can’t find that wicker purse on the J McLaughlin site! Is it out of stock??



  26. 5.27.15

    Cute outfit!!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  27. 5.28.15

    I love those scalloped shorts! So cute.

  28. 5.29.15
    Elly said:

    Such a cute and classic look!

  29. 5.29.15
    Katherine said:

    This look is so cute! I really hate wearing shorts (they never fit like you want them too, and ride up in the *ahem* area too much for my liking). That top though, is definitely a summer must-have.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  30. 6.1.15
    Lindsay said:

    This look is so cute!! Love the lace top!!

  31. 6.1.15

    Perfect casual summer look. Loving those sandals!


    La Joie de Vivre

  32. 6.1.15
    Evelyn said:

    love the scallops!!!!

  33. 6.8.15
    Allie said:

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! I love those scalloped shorts! I’ve been eyeing a few pairs. Also, that wicker bag is so summer-y, I can’t handle it!