Just how handsome was Prince William at his wedding? Sure, he’s losing his hair. So what! He seemed genuinely so in love with Kate that I thought it was really, really cute. Admittedly, I’m much more of a Harry girl (give me a troublemaker with a smirk any day of the week) and the sight of him in his uniform – yowza! But watching Kate and William tie the knot was really reminiscent of me for the morning that my mother woke me up early to watch Diana and Charles wed. I got choked up more than once this morning!
So, I didn’t receive an invitation to the royal wedding, which is just fine with me because it’s finally spring in New York and I am happy to be here this week to enjoy it! Spring means the return of all things preppy, and I will be a lifelong fan of boat shoes. These were the ultimate in summer cool in the 80’s (after pennyloafers, which ruled the school year) – in prep school we used to call them Top-Siders, never loafers, and we would wear them until they stank and the leather shoe laces would break down to untie-able stubs. I am partial to the white ones even though I would live in constant fear of scuffing them if i were to own them. These pairs from Tods are my dream boat shoes: