I love using Instagram to see what my friends are up to, getting inspiration (some people have such a great eye), and more recently, I've been using it to find new brands. One of the brands I recently stumbled across was J. McLaughlin. Maybe in my past life, I was born on the east coast and spent summers on the Cape-- I just love the preppy style.
But after looking at their site and learning more about their company, I've found that J.McLaughlin is more than just preppy-- it's classic, timeless, versatile, and sophisticated. The pieces remind me of a more timeless J.Crew meets Stubbs and Wooton with a dash of Lilly Pulitzer with all the best parts of Lands End.
Luckily for all of us in the bay area, J.McLaughlin recently opened a store in Palo Alto at Town and Country Shopping Center. I had the chance to pop in and check out all of the perfect pieces. I have a few dresses that I can't wait to wear (I had to get them taken in and up a bit--they run big). I've been wearing this sweater on repeat and will wear this dress on repeat when I pick it up from the dry cleaners.