Delight of the Day 7/31

Every prep owns a Saint James t-shirt. It’s one of those preppy essentials without which no wardrobe is complete. So when I heard that J.Crew had teamed up with Saint James to make Espadrilles, $36, I knew they were the next Delight of the Day! I’ve really wanted a pair of flat espadrilles for quite some time now, but I haven’t been sure which pair to order; now I’m pretty sure I’ve finally found them! What would you wear these with?

 

 

 

Guest Post – Kasey from Preppy Love

About two weeks, I wrote a guest post for preppylove – one of my favorite preppy blogs! Kasey so graciously volunteered to do one for all of my lovely followers, and I couldn’t be more excited for y’all to read it! If you’re not already following her, please do! I promise you’ll love her.
Hi preps! My name is Kasey and I run the blog preppylove. I am so excited to be here at Preppy Delight today to share with you a fall preview. I absolutely love fall clothes. I would take riding boots, cashmere, and blazers anyday over shorts and tank tops. Since we are starting to think more toward back to school and the stores are putting out their fall collections, I thought we would take a look at what you are going to need going into the next season.
fall preview
1. Chambray ShirtI have a chambray button down that is lighter than this one and just love it. It goes with everything and I like to pair it with girly skirts to make them a little less obvious.
2. Suede Desert BootsI don’t personally own any desert boots but I like the look of them. I think they would be really cool with tights, a skirt and a pretty top.
3. Hunter BootsHunter boots literally get me through rainy days. I hate rain so much, but it just doesn’t seem so bad when I’m wearing these shiny boots!
4. Jackie CardiganThese cardigans are a perfect addition to most outfits. They make things look more ladylike, they are light, come in lots of colors, and are easy to just throw in your bag in case you get cold!
5. A Good UmbrellaAs I said above, I hate rainy days. I always need a fun umbrella with me in case it is pouring when I get out of class!
6. Navy Quilted Vest I think puffer vests are so cute with a long-sleeved tee, skinny jeans, riding boots, and a top knot! Perfect library or class look.
7. Navy BlazerMy favorite thing about a navy blazer, besides the ivy look, is the fact that it can be dressed up or down. Where it with jeans to class, with a dress to work… it will be perfect!
8. Burberry ScarfSpeaks for itself. Just so classic.
9. Riding Boots– My absolute quintessential fall and winter staple. I wear riding boots every day in every way until it is just too hot for me to wear them anymore. They go with everything!!
10. Burberry Check Cuff TopI just added this on here because I really want a Burberry top with the check print sleeves. I think it is so classic.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and get ready for fall! It will be here before you know it!

Delight of the Day 7/30

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Collection Cashmere Polka-Dot Sweater from J.Crew, $268. I promised you more J.Crew, and now I’m delivering. I adore this top. I can totally picture Audrey Hepburn wearing this, a pair of Minnies, and loafers, riding around with Cary Grant. Sigh. Also, if you haven’t tried J.Crew’s cashmere, you’re missing out. I stocked up when I worked there (hello – 50% discount!) because of how comfy it is. Enjoy!

Cape Cod Shoe Supply

The lovely Juliette of Cape Cod Shoe Supply asked if I would be interested in doing a review of her new shoes, the Mainsail. I quickly jumped on her website and saw how adorable these flip flops are and immediately said yes! Their website describes the Mainsail as, “Almost like being barefoot…turk’s knot braided flip flops are made of twice-washed cotton rope and a soft rubber/EVA bottom,” and I have to agree.

As soon as I put these on my feet, they were comfortable. There was no need to break them in, and I didn’t get any blisters after a few hours (I wish I could say the same for some of my other flip flops. Ahem, Rainbow.) I paired them with a pair of navy chinos and a Jackie pullover to run some errands on my day off, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I received! Preps are no stranger to the turk’s knot, but I love the idea of having it on my shoes instead of just on a bracelet on my wrist or on the straps of a bag. I absolutely love the design Juliette came up with and can’t wait to try the other colors!

They come in pink and green (the combo I chose!), white, and navy and white – giving you plenty of options as to what to wear with them. Plus, great news, Cape Cod Shoe Supply makes them for women AND men! Just imagine a stroll on the beach with the boy when you’re both wearing these shoes. Picture perfect!

Also, check out Juliette’s story on how Cape Cod Shoe Supply came to be; it makes me want to head to the beach for some inspiration right away!

“The concept came late at night, in China of all places. I had just had another perfect weekend on Cape Cod – and had to rush back to New York, jump on a plane, and be off again on another business trip. I reached into my bag and pulled out a sailor’s knot bracelet; a stowaway from the weekend.

As I sat there exhausted, with this piece of Cape Cod in my hand, I thought about the bracelet and what it means, what it really is: It’s vacation. It’s adventures and silliness. It’s sailing and swimming and getting dirty and having fun. It’s barbeques and clambakes and friends and cousins. It’s popped collars, boat shoes, and too much seersucker. It’s our childhood. It’s the beach. It’s summer.

Cape Cod shoe supply is about uncomplicated styling with a youthful spirit. We’ve started with a simple flip flop- putting thought and detail into every component of the design. The twice-washed, 100% cotton rope is hand braided and stitched, and the leather piece will naturally burnish over time. We hope you like wearing them through all of your summer adventures.”

Delight of the Day 7/25


Good morning, everyone! Today’s Delight of the Day is a wardrobe staple that every preppy gal should own –  Jack Rogers Navajos, $105. Jackie O first made these classics popular back in the 60s, and preppy girls everywhere have been collecting them ever since. I love them in Platinum, as I think it’s a color that can be paired with pretty much everything. As you can see, Jackie wore them with everything from casual pants to shift dresses to dressy sheath dresses. She was so ahead of her time!

Delight of the Day 7/24

Today’s Delight of the Day is this Monogram Necklace from Etsy, $31.95 for the silver and $59 for the gold.  These necklaces have been everywhere lately, but this is a much more affordable version. I don’t personally own one, so I can’t speak to the quality of these, but they look super adorable in the pictures, and I’m sure they’re just as nice as other, more expensive versions. Do you own a monogrammed necklace?