In keeping with this week’s nautical theme (totally accidental!), today’s Delight of the Day is J.Crew’s Dizzy Anchor Dress, $168. I got an email about this dress this morning and had to change the DOTD because of how stinking’ adorable this is. I know what I’ll be using my reward gift card on!
Archive for June, 2012
Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Preppy, tagged 'merica, 4th of July, america, brooks brothers, Chubbies, Ellis G. Designs, High Cotton Ties, Independence Day, J.Crew, July 4th, kiel james patrick, kiss my southern sass, patriotic, preppy, Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines on June 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Preps love America. It’s in our blood. Some of us have ancestors who rode over on the Mayflower, and, even if yours didn’t come over until the 1900′s, I know you still bleed red, white, and blue. Today’s post focuses on some of my favorite patriotic preppy items – just in time for July 4th. I’d love to see pictures of you in your most patriotic outfits!
American Flag iPhone Case from Etsy, $16
Red and Old Blue Tattersall Headband from High Cotton Ties, $20
Limited Edition 4th of July Tank from Kiss My Southern Sass, $25
JFK Turk’s Head Knot Bracelet from Kiel James Patrick, $40
Stars & Stripes Reversible Bowtie from High Cotton Ties, $45
America Seersucker Bowtie from Ellis G. Designs, $50
American Flag Denim Shorts from Etsy, $56.50
(I’ve seen DIY versions all over Pinterest, but, if you’re not very crafty, these are the shorts for you!)
‘Merica Shorts from Chubbies, $59.50
Windowpane Madras Sport Shirt from Brooks Brothers, $69.50
Flags & Stars Ties from Vineyard Vines, $75
Team USA Grosgrain Belt from Ralph Lauren, $85
Nautical Shep Shirt from Vineyard Vines, $98
Personalized Team USA Track Jacket From Ralph Lauren, $165
Sequin Linen Bomber Jacket from J.Crew, $400
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Petite Anchor Print Dress from Asos, $37.28. I am beyond jealous of all you 5’3 and under ladies who can rock this! The anchor pattern is so super cute, and the cut of the dress ensures that it won’t too childish. If you’re not a petite and end up trying it anyway, let me know how it fits!
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Tulip Dress from Zara, $99.90. I saw this dress on Chocolate & Raspberries yesterday and fell in love! I adore the classic design of this dress. Doesn’t it kind of remind you of this amazing dress Jackie wore while in India? Obviously it’s a bit different, but I can definitely see Jackie wearing this. Perfection.
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Maritime Striped Cotton-jersey Dress by J.Crew, $98. I’m slightly upset that I just purchased a similar dress from Ralph Lauren, as I adore the anchor detail in the front! This dress is super cute, and the high hemline balances out the looser look. You can always have it taken in on the sides though or pair with a skinny belt so it doesn’t look baggy. Bon voyage!
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Allover Lace Tee from Banana Republic, $39.50. This top is so versatile and comes in several colors so you can pair it with anything. While I think the skirt BR used to style the shirt in the below picture is a little hippie-esque, I love the idea of it paired with this stripe skirt.
Today’s Delight of the Day is an amazing pair of Leather Croakies from Sounder Goods, $35. These croakies come in four different colors - Oiled Cognac, Classic Cognac, Tan, and Signal Red. I’d definitely get the Oiled Cognac, but any color would compliment those wayfarers perfectly.
When my stepson graduated from college in December, he had not yet found a job and — like a growing number of unemployed college grads — he moved back home. However, unlike many parents in this situation, his father and I politely informed him that he could live at home rent-free for six months before we’d start requesting that he pay for his space in the house.
Good morning, lovelies! I have some exciting news. Elana and I have paired up to create a new contest for all of our wonderful followers. We want to see who can come up with the cutest preppy summer outfit, which must include a piece of jewelry from Swell Caroline. The winner will win $30 in Swell Bucks, which can be redeemed at Swell Caroline on your favorite item! (I’m actually beyond jealous. I LOVE their stuff!)
To enter, you must create an outfit including a piece of jewelry from Swell Caroline. You must also follow and like Swell Caroline, The Preppy Post Grad, and Preppy Delight. You can gain additional entries by tweeting or sharing this contest and also pinning your creation. To keep track of everything, we’ll be using Rafflecopter, which you’ll have to open up via Facebook.