Stakes and Wickets

F21 dress; Steve Madden shoes; vintage pearls; 

Summers during childhood meant weeks spent at my grandfather's house in Indiana, which was at the edge of a sprawling corn field.  He had a great backyard, which was always neatly mowed, and several times a week, we'd get the family together and play croquet.  It's such a perfect summer ritual - fairly easy, gently competitive, and a perfect excuse to stand outdoors and while away the afternoon.