03 April 2013

Annapolis Cup 2013: What to Wear

Annapolis Cup 2013 is right around the corner.

...which means Lilly dresses, big hats, and pastel pants. You're probably stressing day and night about what you're going to wear, right? Don't worry; that's why I'm here.
  • Dress. Ladies, a Lilly Pulitzer or Vineyard Vines dress will always suffice. Think bright colors, prints, and florals.
  • Cardigan. Since Maryland's weather is pretty unpredictable, you may need some extra layers. A colorful cardigan will keep you warm without dressing you down.
  • Hats and headbands. A big floppy hat or a statement headband is essential to fancy up an outfit.
  • Pearls or a bubble necklace. J.Crew has a really cute selection statement necklaces, but if you're on a budget, check Etsy.com.
  • Shoes. Wedges are perfect for those times when you want to dress up but don't want to wear spike heels for fear of getting stuck in the grass. If you don't want to wear heels, Jack Rogers sandals or Tory Burch flats are a perfect choice.
  • A final tip: Dress like you're going to the Kentucky Derby, and you'll fit right in.
Croquet II
LEFT dress: Lilly Pulitzer; earrings: LC Lauren Conrad; necklace: Asprey; cardigan: J.Crew; shoes: Tory Burch | MIDDLE dress: Lilly Putlizer; cardigan: J.Crew; headband: Phase Eight; shoes: Tory Burch | RIGHT dress: Lilly Putlizer; cardigan: J.Crew; hat: Piperlime; earrings: Brooks Brothers; shoes: Tory Burch
Croquet I
LEFT dress and cardigan: Lilly Putlizer; hat: Vineyard Vines; necklace: Kate Spade; shoes: Jack Rogers | MIDDLE dress: Vineyard Vines; cardigan: J.Crew; necklace: Etsy.com; earrings: Kate Spade for Piperlime; shoes: Jack Rogers | RIGHT dress: Vineyard Vines; cardigan: J.Crew; earrings: Scully & Scully; ring and bracelet: Kate Spade; shoes: Tory Burch

Event details
from St. John's website

The Thirty-First Annual SJC vs. USNA Croquet Match
An Annapolis tradition
Saturday, April 20, 2013 
(Rain date – Sunday, April 21) at 1 p.m. on the Front Lawn of St. John’s College
Ground Rules
To ensure a grand, family-friendly lawn party, please note the following:
Bring your picnic baskets, fancy hats, dancing shoes, and all the family. Food, soft drinks, beer, wine, and champagne will be available for cash-only purchase.
Food and alcohol:
  • No outside alcohol permitted on campus. 
  • Food and soft drinks will be available for cash purchase on campus. 
  • There will be cash bars for champagne, wine, and beer. 
  • Grills are not permitted on campus. 
  • Coolers and bags are subject to inspection.

  • There will be five designated entrances to the match site. 
  • Guests are not permitted to set up spaces before 10 a.m. on the morning of the match. 
  • Only lawn chairs, blankets, and tables lower than two feet are permitted in the area around the match site. 
  • No pets allowed. 
  • We ask guests to kindly remove all trash from their spaces and leave in designated areas. 
  • All personal items must be removed from the campus by 7 p.m. or they become the property of St. John's College!

See you there!