style: prep-tastic

January 17th, 2011

As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in Connecticut, so I’ve always had a soft spot for the preppy look.  At times, I’ve embraced it wholeheartedly, at times a little ironically, and sometimes, it feels perfectly in tune with the moment in fashion.  When I was debating what to wear to September Fashion Week last year, one of my good friends told me I should go super-prep, since it was 1) easy to put together from my closet, and 2) totally current.  I stuck to cute dresses by the designers whose shows I was seeing, because I wanted to look like everyone else, but I may get a little more adventurous for this February. 

And by adventurous, I mean… preppy.

I got this bag from the most addictive online shopping site,, which aggregates every store you could possibly want to shop at in one site.  Their Editor’s Picks are spot on, and you can sort by designer, store, type of clothing, or trend.  Love.  I chose this amazing Cole Haan purse, on sale from $400 to $200 from Nordstrom, and I’ve been carrying it almost every day since it arrived.  Camel seems to go with everything lately, and I just can’t get enough of it.

And, for those of you who chimed in on the Splurge v. Steal post last week, the ‘steal’ was on the left, by Jessica Simpson!  They’re on sale for $49 on her website, and you can use the coupon code CAPT10 for 10% off your first order.  Mine arrived within 48 hours, and I’m obsessed.  The splurge are from the Prada Spring 2011 collection, and totally stunning.  I’ll be notifying the random winners today!

J. Crew shirt and pants, vintage boots (last seen here), gifted Old Navy faux-pearl necklace, gifted Cole Haan purse (courtesy of, Aqua chain necklace, Alexis Bittar bracelet.

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  • 2 Closet Fashionista // Jan 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

    love this!! You look soooooo pretty 😀

  • 3 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean // Jan 17, 2011 at 8:02 am

    LOVE that bag!

  • 4 julie @ rosy + tart // Jan 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Ooh, fun bag! I always love a bag I can’t put down… and I love the boots too. I’m such a sucker for tall boots. 🙂

  • 5 Carly // Jan 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    You are a NATURAL prepster!

    Loving the unexpected color of the boots and that bag is FABULOUS!


  • 6 Susan // Jan 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    The vintage boots make another appearance! I think they could go with pretty much anything.


  • 7 Sara // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This is gorgeous!  Love the boots, and that top is adorable!

  • 8 Nicolette // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Love the look! Great boots! I’m posting a boot look this Friday 🙂 Can’t believe the shoes on the left were the steal… may have to get some!

  • 9 Bailey // Jan 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    You look really comfy, but chic, and I really like the use of your accessories… I’m such a fan of long necklaces… I don’t do well in a choker… as it suggest.. I feel like i’m being choked.. hehe love the boots.

  • 10 Katie // Jan 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I totally trend toward prep-tastic– but have no excuse being from LA;) Love the purse!

  • 11 audrey marie // Jan 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    we are on the same page with outfits! i just posted a stripes and jewels outfit! love your combo with the preppy pants and boots 🙂

  • 12 Phoebe // Jan 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article

  • 13 Aga // Jan 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Pure perfection! :o) That’s something I could wear every day!


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