Tory Burch Shift
New J Crew white top; how adorable would this be with my Lilly shorts and capri pants? I also think it could be perfect with black capri pants in Europe.
Pottery Barn Kids Olivia dresser in pink. I think this would look adorable with all my pink and white PBK toile!
OK, I am off as I have a busy Wednesday ahead of me. After work I have a nail appointment and I am also going and try to swing by Bliss. On Wednesdays HWD employees get 40% all purchases, how exciting is that?
Brunch at Hattie's!
More to come tomorrow evening, get excited!
The one and only Preppy Handbook. Though a tad bit outdated (the part about Hollins needs to be changed...) this book is still the ultimate 'how-to' guide for anyone who loves pink and green! I was re-reading the other night and am convinced my mother got many ideas for my life from this book: boarding school, Hollins (sad, but true), my hunting scene china and on the list could go.
Now out of print and almost impossible to get your hands on for less then $50 this little cookbook is more then just a darling coffee table accent. Think recipes for the a boarding school send off, the Havard vs. Yale game and a racquetball/squash luncheon. Every WASP should get their hands on a copy; the book provides one with a culinary glimpse into the prep world.
Pictures galore of essential prep icons: CZ Guest, Babe Paley and Jackie O. The story of how WASP style involved and its' place in our culture. A great coffee table book.
Not the most amazing book ever written, but how could you pass up this cover? Geared more towards the youthful set, but even with the somewhat arrogant view of the boarding school set this is a great summer read.
Since every true prep holds a special place for England in her heart, the British version of The Preppy Handbook. Make Princess Di and Kate Middleton proud by obtaining your personal copy today!
Also, any of the Slim Aarons, Bunny Williams and Charlotte Moss books are wonderful. One also cannot forget the true prep novel: A Catcher in the Rye. Finally, the Lilly cookbooks provide some magnificently, preppy party ideas! For those of you that do not have the time to read an entire book simply pick up a copy of Town and Country or Quintessential (Q) magazine to get your fill! OK dearest blog readers, time to get some beauty rest. Until tomorrow!
PS Congrats to K, my Kappa sister, who was accepted into Teach for America! L, I still cannot wait for you to arrive in August! Also, I hope you all like my new 'logo'. It took me over an hour to create and still is not perfect. I will become an image expert soon hopefully!
Another Lilly like brand that is also much more moderately priced is Key West Fashions. Some of there items are not at all me (the Hawaiian printed tops and ties for example), but for $30 and $40 an adorable skirt, pair of shorts or top can be yours! Check their sale room for some of their most adorable prints. Here is a sample of what I found tonight, don't they remind you of Lilly a few years back?:
Have a delightful weekend and I will be sure to keep you posted on the coffee table decision. Also, since I did not get around to it last weekend I fully intend to hang my new plates and rehang my painting, I will try and post for you on Sunday!
A pair of Kate Spade shoes and J Crew flats, each a mere $30!
The classic, Brooks Brothers, seersucker shift I could not resist at $39.
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For my non-Texan readers who want to get their cupcake fill Wuolett's in Minneapolis is a must. They just recently added numerous cupcake flavors to their daily menu. However, my personal favorite is their well known Lady Baltimore cupcake. Their tea cookies are also divine. They are only out at Christmas, but as I found out in March they are always available by special order one day in advance! Cupcake on University also offers a wide variety of pastries and has the boutique, bakery vibe feel.
Hunting Scene by Crown Staffordshire (I already have six dinner and six salad in this fun, pattern noted in the 1980's Preppy Handbook) Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf; though this is a bit too formal for everyday it is one of my favorites that I just had to include!
I would any and all input as well as suggestions. Have a wonderful weekend!! Oh, and if you have a chance and are in Dallas you HAVE to try Villa O, the new organic restaurant at Knox/Henderson. C and I went tonight (we bared the cold weather and even sat outside... we did not know how cold it really was) and had a wonderful dinner. We both had spinach pasta which they make in house and then I ordered the cappuccino ice cream cake which was divine! It is a must and is in a great location for people watching too!
An example of the most adorable monogram stickers! I bought mine in pink and green to match all my ribbon, but you can do any color. You receive twenty stickers for just $5!!
Custom stationary. The envelopes have your address the coordinating color or your choice; twenty for $18.
More cute stickers to use on gifts!