Classic and Preppy

Let me begin this post by stating that it is in no way a paid post. While I got the clothes for free, I was under no obligation to write about them. 1901 sent me a box of clothes a few months ago and I’m now perhaps their biggest fan. I’m not being paid to say any of the below but it might seem like it because that’s how much I love it.

It’s rare that I find a new brand that I gush over the way I did with 1901. It’s a new to Nordstrom brand that has simple and just the right amount of preppy dresses, jumpsuits, and separates for women with some options in petit and plus sizes. They also carry a pretty sweet selection of laid back men’s clothing. And the price point is great too!

Sadly this skirt and top are sold out already (tragic, I’m so sorry and will keep you posted if they come back) but this top is similar for $59 and this skirt is the same in a solid color. I love it in navy paired with this ruffle top.

Update: I found out that this top and skirt will be available in the next week or two so will be sure to keep you guys posted!

But my favorite piece in the collection is this striped jumpsuit which I’m definitely buying for our trip to Florida next month. Second favorite is this dress paired with a brown leather belt and flats.

Side bar, Carter and I found this green building in downtown Greenwich and pretended we were in Charleston for 10 minutes… Despite the dead tree haha.

1901 Top & Skirt c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o / M.Gemi Flats / Kate Spade Bag / Karen Walker Sunnies

1901 Top & Skirt c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o / M.Gemi Flats / Kate Spade Bag / Karen Walker Sunnies

Photos by Carter Fish.

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  1. Julia said:

    In no way sponsored would be you were browsing a store, online, whatever, saw an item, thought “hmm I like that”, pulled out your own credit card, input your information, and selected “purchase”. Then when it arrives if you actually like it and post about it, THAT is in no way sponsored. Showcasing clothing that was SENT TO YOU BY A BRAND FOR FREE is, in fact, sponsored. Learn how to do your job correctly Julia. Good lord.

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    • Sarah said:

      I actually agree with this. Maybe not the tone, but if something is sent to you for free isn’t it partly sponsored because you didn’t pay for it out of pocket? I really miss the transparency in blog posts- are they only sponsored if they pay for a featured post, not just send an item for you for free?

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      • Wendy said:

        I was actually also wondering this as well. As a reader, it still seems sponsored if a company sends you something for free, even if they didn’t pay you to write about that item specifically. Companies aren’t usually sending things out for free for the fun of it, they want something in return. I guess i’d be curious to know what companies say when they send items. Is along the lines of “we hope you love this, and tell your friends and everyone buys our product” ? I previously worked for a company that occasionally sent swag items to prospective and current clients, and we did that to keep our name out there.

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    • Julia said:

      Hi Julia, Sarah, and Wendy,

      You know what? You’re right! I worded it the wrong way. What I meant was that it wasn’t PAID, and was trying to be extra transparent about the fact that it was sent to me. Brands often send me boxes of clothes and I don’t think of that as sponsorship but I think I need to figure out how to word that properly going forward.

      I truly never ever mean to cover anything up or hide anything and pride myself on transparency!

      Here is a post I wrote about sponsored posts which shares how I work with brands. I hope that clears things up and I’ll be more careful about how I write in the future. In the meantime, I’ve edited this post to be more clear:
      https://lemonstripes.com/lifestyle/sponsored/

      And a note specifically for Julia: I totally understand your frustration and apologize for my mistake but please remember when you write comments like that it goes to a real person who has real feelings. I’d love it if you could write your comments in a kinder tone! Imagine if I came to your place of work and said, “Learn how to do your job correctly Julia. Good lord.” It doesn’t feel great. I promise that I’m always trying my best to do right by my readers but I’m human and make mistakes like everyone else.

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  2. Liz said:

    Wow, sorry you have some seriously cranky readers!!
    In other news, this post sent me down a rabbit hole exploring that brand because I’d never heard of it and I, too, am now obsessed!! I’m dying to find an excuse to buy/wear the hot pink bow bodice strapless midi dress! Thanks for introducing this adorable, affordable brand!

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    • Julia said:

      Haha thanks Liz! So glad you like the brand too 🙂

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    • Kelly said:

      Agree. Cranky cranky! (Maybe it’s all the underslept new moms — I think I’ve been spending more time on your Facebook page than pretty much anything of late, ha.)

      Yes it’s technically sponsored but definitely looks like “you” — certainly on brand.

      So here’s my random question — I’m in California — I thought it was cold and snowy on the east coast this week?? How do you shoot summery clothes when it’s cold?? Burrrr!!!

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      • Julia said:

        Hahaha maybe! So glad the FB page is helping!!

        Great question. I actually shot this on a warmer day a few weeks ago but it’s rough in the winter. I often shoot spring/summer looks in 40 degrees. It’s brutal!

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    • Jackie Kiddle said:

      Hi you were transparent, there was no scope for confusion in the post. You were clear the only thing you received from the brand were the clothes.

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  3. Rachael Draper said:

    So cute!

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    • Julia said:

      Thanks Rachel!

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  4. Allie said:

    Wow what a great new line! I love all the pieces, especially that jumpsuit. Once again Nordstrom knocks it out of the park. xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  5. I just discovered this brand recently and I think I’m going to be OBSESSED!! it’s so cute for us preppy gals! Glad to hear the quality is there too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Jenn Lake said:

    Totally gorg, lady! Couldn’t agree more – 1901 has SO many cute pieces!!!

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  7. Alyssa said:

    That skirt is a DREAM. You can tell how great you feel in it too! Thanks for introducing us to a brand you love! I wish I could buy everything they make.

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  8. Love this look on you!

    And sorry you have to deal with crank pots. As always, you took the high road. Cheers to that. Haha.

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    • Julia said:

      Thanks friend! xoxo

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  9. Christen said:

    I agree with the others that commented on your cranky readers. Geesh! If that’s how they express their questions and opinions to people, they should be worrying about themselves on the inside instead of your verbiage on a blog post. But anyway…doesn’t the FTC regulate what constitutes an influencer being sponsored? That would take the subjectivity out of the topic!

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  10. sarah said:

    lovely post! so sorry you have to deal with these horrible comments. people can be so mean! you are doing a lovely job xoxoxo

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  11. Kathy said:

    Julia,
    Would like to order the outfit. What size skirt and blouse are you wearing in the photo? Thank you!

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    • Julia said:

      The skirt is a small but it’s a little big. I recommend you size down in this brand!

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