A Trip to Maine

J. Crew Tops

I absolutely love shopping for vacations! Love it! There’s something about enjoying the anticipation of a vacation through shopping that I love- the daydreaming, the anticipation, the excitement. This explains why I love to shop for others who are going on vacation so much. It’s almost like I get to go on a mini vacation in my mind!

My mother-in-law is headed to Maine for a month. She loves that area of the country, so she found a cute cottage on a rental site and booked it for a month. How cool is that? For her birthday/Mother’s Day, I decided to shop for her trip! She is an avid reader of C. Style and has been such a blessing to me. She is my number 1 fan, always readily giving out compliments and encouragement, which I can get all teary eyed over. She’s always reading the latest C. Style posts, and we like to discuss them, so I know her style requirements pretty well. I know she’s not a big fan of v-necks, she prefers her shirts looser because of her insulin pump, and she prefers her arms to be mostly covered.

Well, I was excited to find shirts that fit all three requirements. Plus, they are lightweight, darling and perfect for a vacation in Maine! Hello, navy and white nautical stripe tee! Hello, pink linen lightweight shirt! Hello, navy cotton, softest shirt you’ve ever felt in your entire life (I had to buy myself one)! What I love about all of these tops is that they would go perfectly with white jeans or white shorts. I bought her a pair of navy blue stud earrings (she prefers studs) to tie it all together! Boom! All packed for Maine! See, I feel like I’ve just been to the coast of Maine in a navy and white stripe tee, walked the streets of a cute town in the pink linen shirt, and eaten lobster in my navy lightweight shirt!

Top Links: Pink Top – J. Crew, Navy/White Stripe Top – J. Crew, Navy Linen Top –  J. Crew, Earrings – J. Crew 

12 Comments

  1. Alice June 12, 2017

    Wow – now I’m all teary-eyed! I cannot tell you how much I love the clothes you picked out for me Carly, CStyle! I know my son didn’t pick you out for me, his mother, but you have been the biggest blessing ever!! Not liking to shop (weird as that is…) I have needed you desperately. My favorite is the striped tee! Already worn it over and over.
    You are blessing the world, one mother-in-law at a time!! 🙂

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    • Carly Lee June 12, 2017

      Sweetest comment ever.

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    • alex June 12, 2017

      Can you be my mother in law too? So sweet! 🙂

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      • Carly Lee June 13, 2017

        Ha! I love it!

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  2. JoAnna June 12, 2017

    OMG! I love it all. I literally just spent the last hour on JCrew website but didn’t see that adorable pink linen top. With the promo code, it’s a bargain!

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    • Carly Lee June 12, 2017

      Hi JoAnna, I just clicked on the link to the pink top and it worked for me. I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m so sorry!

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  3. Phyllis June 12, 2017

    a. Sweet, thoughtful daugther-in-law! b. Adorable, fun tops and love the earring you put with them. Love how that one accessory ties all the tops together. c. You nailed the clothing requirements {loose, covered arms yet still cute} that all of us ladies over a certain age want. d. And lastly, I love how you lay out these posts ~ with the tops all together. It helps me “see” the overall plan. Btw, I also love Maine; how wonderful that your mom-in-law is there for a month during their glorious summer time!

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    • Carly Lee June 12, 2017

      Phyllis, I always love your sweet thoughtful comments! They always make my day!

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  4. Stephanie June 12, 2017

    Awwww! Just had to comment on your comments! How blessed both of you are. I only had my mother-in-law for four years and while it was short, she set me up with a lifetime’s worth of wisdom, love and great memories. I’m so glad that you two enjoy one another so much; how rewarding for your husband/son and special for your sons/grandsons. Enjoy your month in Maine😀

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    • Carly Lee June 13, 2017

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Stephanie.

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  5. Lezli June 14, 2017

    So sweet! Isn’t God so good that in various ways He gives good “mothers” to those of us who have had a hard time with our own biological mother? Like you, I have the most wonderful mother-in-law who has shown me what real unconditional love looks like. She is my encourager and champion. I also have friends who are a little more ‘mature’ than I am who have mothered me in tender ways and have been examples to me of how to raise my own children in a loving home.
    I continue to love your blog and your authenticity. xoxo

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    • Carly Lee June 14, 2017

      Lezli, Your comment made me cry. Yes, exactly. I couldn’t have said it better.

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