In the photography world. the West Coast gets a lot of hype. Yes, yes they have warm buttery light and summer & sunshine all year round. But as for me, I say east side represent. I am an East Coast girl through and through, and I wouldn’t trade these four seasons for all the wheatgrass and rollerblading in the world. :) And that’s become especially true now that I live in New England. See I grew up in WV, but I’ve spent the last 8 years in CT and this… just fits.
It’s no secret that Justin & I fully embrace our inner (and outer!) prep. We wear cable knit sweaters and popped collars. Rugby shirts and I have knee high socks. We pair striped ties with our herringbone vests. And we’ll walk our golden retriever while wearing Black Dog windbreakers. And then go warm up with a bowl of clam chowder. We go lighthouse watching and ferry boat hopping to Martha’s Vineyard. The J.Crew clerks practically know us by name, and the arrival of the Brooks Brothers catalog is a major event.
In short, we are New England gangstas forever (evah-evah). And I wouldn’t change a bit of that.
A couple of days ago, Justin & I were doing our reserve laundry. You know, that laundry that isn’t absolutely essential to day to day living so you let it pile up for weeks until you have some down time. Anybody, anybody? Or is that just me? Anyway, we were getting caught up on our laundry and we realized that Justin had EIGHT pairs of argyle socks without a match to them. Which, if you’re doing the math here, means that he owned at least eight pairs of argyle socks to begin with. Then a few days later, I was out to lunch with my friend Alicia and she got me the Preppy Guide for Cultivating Ivy Style. It was right around then that we started to realize….we might have a real problem here. :)
So in honor of our excess of prep, we decided to make a whole J&M Ten devoted to just that. We hope you enjoy!
And if that doesn’t tell you enough, here are 12 more ways we take our prep seriously. Starting left to right, top to bottom.
1. Justin’s twitter background is an argyle pattern with our logo on it.
2. Cooper wears this nautical flag dog collar.
3. Sperry Topsiders
4. Chowdah. It’s a new england thing.
5. We own clothes with little animals on them.
6. The aforementioned argyle socks.
7. We gave Julia a croquet set for her birthday.
8. I want this.
9. Popped collars
10. If you know us really well, you give us preppy gifts
11. This guy makes me laugh.
12. If you think our argyle sock collection is bad, you should see the argyle sweater one.
And finally, East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in the middle….it’s good not to take ourselves too seriously. So here ya go.
Happy Friday y’all!
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