We all have those pieces that we think of long after leaving the store and this romper was my haunt of the season! However, at that price point I couldn’t justify a purchase that I knew had limited wearability for my lifestyle.
Then, lo and behold, one rainy Saturday morning I was in Soho for a work event. I popped into Club Monaco afterward and there she was hanging on the sale rack! Needless to say I scooped it up with my trip to Nantucket in mind.
Images of Nantucket have been blanketing my Instagram all summer – and with good reason! The island embodies all that is magical about summertime. This was my second trip there and this time I was determined to get off the beaten path and really explore.
We spent our day in ‘Sconset, the charming village on the eastern edge of the island. It was my destination of choice primarily because the climbing roses that cover the cottages there were my inspiration for the title of this blog. Unfortunately, by mid-August I seem to have missed peak rose season (blogger fail) and I was greeted with only greenery. I suppose I will just have to come back next year!
We explored the small town and weaved our way through the rows of quaint cottages until we came to the (easy to miss) entrance of the ‘Sconset Bluff Walk. The trail leads you along the edge of a cliff with sweeping views of the Atlantic to your right and grand summer homes to your left. The entire time I felt I had stumbled upon the best kept secret on the east coast. The beach below was completely abandoned and we had the path all to ourselves which made for a lovely, romantic stroll. The path ends not far from the iconic red and white striped Sankaty lighthouse which I was glad to finally see.
My romper proved to be the perfect choice in more ways than one. The walk was windy and veered more on the “hike” side than I had originally anticipated. My sturdy navy sandals carried me through! I found this long medallion necklace at a thrift store downtown and I love the way it adds more interest to the front of the romper so it wasn’t all party in the back. Speaking of the back, obviously the unabashed bow was love at first sight – I got compliments on it all day!
After all of that walking we rewarded ourselves with a spiked lemonade from ‘Sconset Bookstore Wines and then headed back to town for dinner. It was another perfect trip to Nantucket and I am already scouting the internet for summer 2017 rentals.