The Prep List: Winter Getaway Edition

Over the past few days the temperature has really started to drop in NYC, and although the winter has been super mild so far, it already has me wanting to run screaming for sunshine. Below, a few essentials to take along.

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1. J.Crew Canvas Overnight Bag, $36.50

These color-blocked bags are just the right size to stash a few essentials for a weekend away. (Swimsuit, toothbrush, beach read — what more do you need?)

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2. Urban Outfitters Nantucket Tee, $15

Get into the nautical spirit with this throwback Nantucket tee. Plus, the whale looks so happy! (Thanks for sharing Jillian!)

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3. J.Crew Maritime Dress, $49 with $30% off code MUSTHAVE

Throw this cotton dress over a bikini or fancy it up with simple gold jewelry and ballet flats.

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4. ASOS Bikini Top in Sailboat Print, $29

A small bag calls for a small suit. (Matching bikini brief also available.)

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5. Vera Bradley Beach Towel in Lemon Parfait, $18

A big, bright beach towel is the perfect spot to read, relax and soak up massive amounts of vitamin D.

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6 Preppy Sneakers for Spring

Living in New York means commuting to work in not necessarily the same shoe you’ll be wearing around the office, so when the weather warms up I’ll be relying on one or two of these preppy picks to take me there. Plus they’ll pull double-duty on weekends, when I’ll pair them with skirts and jeans, whether I stay in the city or escape to the nearest large body of water.

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1. Sperry Top-Sider Floral Sneakers in Liberty Of London Print, $55

Via DailyCandy.com

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2. Fred Perry Women’s Phoenix Stripe, $62

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3. Superga 2750 Classic in Wild Rose Canvas, $52

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4. Tretorn Canvas T56 in Ivory, $68

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5. Pro-Keds Royal CVO in Navy, $45

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6. Seersucker Plimsoll Sneaker in Pink, $24

Madewell Finds

The slightly warmer weather is inspiring me to think spring. . .

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academy sweater $50, down from $60

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forget me knot pendant $28

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shine-on skirt $50, down from $88

Uniqlo Tailored Collar Cardigan, $30

Friday afternoon I stopped into Uniqlo on Broadway to check out the new Jil Sander collaboration (J+) and as usual, found two dozen pieces I could snap up within minutes. I exercised some extreme self control and narrowed it down to three little numbers — two sweaters and a J+ dress. I also saw these soft cotton blazers, which would pair perfectly with boyfriend jeans and some Tretorns . Yacht is optional.

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at uniqlo.com

Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance Nail Polish, $14*

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*Down from $18.

at fredflare.com

Madewell Ski Lodge Mittens, $14*

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Use code LOVEIT for 30% off all sale items.

*Down from $29.50.

at madewell.com

J.Crew Stripe Tissue Turtleneck Tee, $30*

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Turtlenecks are back. Seriously. Use code SHOPNOW for 30% off and free shipping on sale orders over $150.

*Down from $40.

at jcrew.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs ReMARCable Key Studs, $22*

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*Down from $32.

at shopbop.com

J.Crew Crystal Chain-Link Necklace, $30*

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*Down from $55.

at jcrew.com

Need Supply Draped Wool Jacket, $68

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at needsupply.com