Monday, June 6, 2011

Mad for Madras

Summer is here to stay in Maryland. After a gorgeous weekend full of sunshine and fun, I am counting down the days until the end of the school year. Madras is a fabric that makes me think of summer. I can’t imagine wearing Madras during the winter (unless I’m in some tropical locale) and summer does not seem quite right without a proper dose of madras. Madras has been a staple of the preppy wardrobe for decades.

While most people associate madras with clothing, there are so many other fun items in madras. The combination of burlap and madras is a stunning tablescape. Wouldn’t this be a pretty for a 4th of July party?

During the summer, playing backyard games is such a fun activity. The Bean Bag toss or cornhole as it is commonly known, is popular with every age and can be played by anyone. Make your game preppy with madras bean bag pouches. With a little madras fabric, these pouches are easy to make.

Add a pop of prep to your summer buffet table with madras serving utensils from Just Madras. Just Madras is a wonderful resource for everything madras from house wares to clothing.

The Harbor Madras Shift Dress from Vineyard Vines is a pretty blue madras plaid and is ideal for summer. I love the detail at the hem and neckline.

Lands End Canvas has a cute madras skirt that I love. The skirt is so versatile and can be worn with almost anything.

My favorite madras find are these adorable Madras Garden Slides from Anthropologie. From the color of the madras fabric to the pretty floral detail, these are perfect!

Of course, you can always have a madras to drink, too!

What is your favorite madras?

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  1. Especially love those madras slides! Darling and so different-thanks for sharing - Happy Monday!


  2. My favorite is the madras bean bag pouches.

    After reading this post inspired to wear madras today!

  3. Thanks, Linda!

    Wear it well, Sarah!

  4. Absolutely fantastic post! That skirt is fabulous!
    Happy Monday!

  5. I am loving everything!!! I especially love that table runner and those serving utensils. Could I ask where you found those?

  6. want the skirt, the slides, the kitchen utensils ;-). Well, all of it! Xoxo



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