Today’s Delight of the Day is the Custom Monogrammed Seersucker Headband from Ellis G. Designs, $18. A prep can never have too many monogrammed accessories (or headbands!), and who doesn’t love seersucker? My personal fav is the blue seersucker with the pink monogram, but the others are super cute, too!
Archive for April, 2012
Today’s Delights of the Day are athletic shorts from Krass & Funnell. These are so cute and preppy, and I love them as an alternative to those baggy Nike basketball shorts that guys usually wear while lounging. Also, if you follow them on Twitter, you might find yourself a surprise in the form of 20% off in your message box!
Classic Lobster Shorts, $44.95
Deck Hand Shorts, $44.95
(I discovered this brand thanks to Nick from Great Lakes Prep.)
Every prep loves her monograms; it’s just a fact of life. It’s a cute, traditional way of adding a personal touch to everything you own. This year, monogram necklaces have been huge. There are so many options to choose from, but some of my favorites come from Fresh Ink, making them today’s Delights of the Day. Their small necklaces are $58, the medium $68, and the large are $78. However, the ever so lovely Elizabeth sent me a coupon code for 10% for all of my followers! Use code TWITTER10 to save 10% until May 15. Order one for yourself and one for your mother or a graduate!
There has been so much buzz lately surrounding Joseph Altuzarra’s collection for J.Crew! So what exactly is it? He says the collection is, “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style.” Sounds good to me! J.Crew writes, “A French spin on J.Crew classics, our exclusive capsule collection created in collaboration with 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner Joseph Altuzarra has us completely in l’amour.”
While I do like several pieces, there were some pieces I didn’t like, such as the Manon Skirt (a denim pencil skirt) – talk about ugly. Also, the Serge Sweater. It has holes all over it, and I’m not quite sure what he was going for. Perhaps Homeless Prep? Who knows? My other issue is that the collection is a bit pricey – even more so than normal J.Crew pieces. However, here are the few I do like:
Patricia Top, $85
Patricia Dress, $145
Odette Blouse, $175
Sabrina Dress, $228
Today’s Delights of the Day are the Seersucker Tugs from Tugs, $12. Every prep needs croakies, and I absolutely love this collection. They aren’t thick and chunky like a lot of the croakies out there right now, which I really like. According to their website, “Tugs were inspired from our years spent at the University of Florida. Seeing nicely dressed men and women at the University wearing sunglass retainers intended for more rugged environments seemed out of place. Tugs were created as a luxury alternative to the traditional sunglass retainer.”
@ShopTugs was one of the first accounts I followed on Twitter when I created this blog, and – if you’re not already – you need to be following them. You also absolutely need to purchase these. I’m getting the aqua ones with pink writing just in case you want to be twins =)
If you follow me on Twitter, you know by now that I LOVE Kerry’s new Bridier Baubles line. It’s full of fun, preppy pieces for everyone, and it’s all at a totally reasonable price! Kerry was so sweet and sent me the Lulu Cuff, $25 and the Lilly Earrings, $23, and I couldn’t be happier.
I wore the Lulu Cuff out on Friday night, and SO many people asked me where I got it (even guys wanted to know so they could gift it to their girlfriends)! It’s a totally unique design that makes quite a statement, as you can see from the picture. And the Lilly Earrings are absolutely adorable; you can never go wrong with chandelier earrings – especially in pink and green. Both pieces I have, and I’m sure this goes for everything else, are made with great quality. I highly recommend Bridier Baubles to everyone =)
Here are some of my other favorites:
Mother’s Day is right around the corner – May 13! I like to get shopping out of the way before everything sells out, so I thought I’d share some ideas with you. Unfortunately, my mother isn’t really into the preppy style, but these ideas are perfect for your preppy mom!
Romance by Ralph Lauren, $63.75 for 2.4 oz
Padlock Bag from River Island, $90.90