Amanda Catherine Designs Giveaway

If you haven’t already checked out Amanda Catherine Designs on Etsy, you’re missing out. Her preppy prints are bright and beautiful, and they add the perfect touch to any room! Most of her prints are 8.5×11 and only $15, although you can custom order other sizes such as 11×14 ($25), 11×17 ($30), and 16×20 ($55). She also offers an amazing deal where you can get 4 prints for $45; I definitely plan on using this deal when I get my own apartment!

The amazing Amanda has generously offered to give one of my lovely followers his or her favorite print!  How great is that? I’ve chosen my favorites, which I’ve included in this post, but, of course, you can pick whichever you like best! In order to enter, you’ll need to do the following mandatory requirements (and optional ones for extra entries!) and fill out the Rafflecopter application so I can keep track.

1) Follow Amanda on Twitter (mandatory)

2) Follow me on Twitter (mandatory)

3) Like Amanda on Facebook (mandatory)

4) Like me on Facebook (mandatory)

5) Favorite Amanda’s shop on Etsy (mandatory)

6) Leave a blog post comment saying which is your favorite print

7) Follow me on Instagram

8) Follow me on Pinterest

9) Follow my blog via email

10) Tweet about the giveaway

This giveaway will run from today, Monday, September 24 until Sunday, September 30 at 12:01 am.

Please make sure you sure do the first five requirements; I hate to see someone get disqualified :(

Preppy Fall Fashion for Guys

One of my darling male followers asked me to provide some insight on men’s fashion for this fall. While I’m no expert, I did pick a few based on what I’d like my guy to wear. I’m also going to refer you to some of my favorite preppy blogs for guys, because, well, they are the experts.

p.s. If you take my advice and buy all of this, please fill out a boyfriend application. You’ll be at the top of the list. Promise.

 A great plaid button down is absolutely essential. I can’t even imagine fall without plaid! I like this one from J.Crew, $64.50

I adore Pennington and Bailes’ Stadium Pants, $135. You can get them with your school’s logo, making them perfect for those fall tailgates.

Deep reds are huge this fall, for guys and girls alike. This pair of pants from Tommy Hilfiger, $58, is the perfect shade, and the cut is classic.

Some things never go out of style. Navy cashmere sweaters are one of them. They’re perfect for layering with an oxford. Add a bowtie for my heart an extra preppy look.

Another fall staple is a Brooks Brothers sport coat. For fall, it’s all about plaid, herringbone, and tweed. I’m swooning over this particular design, although it will cost you a pretty penny – $598.

When it comes to fall, nothing is as classic as a pair of Bass loafers. I love the Larsons in this amazing Burgundy shade, $110.

 You also can’t go wrong with Sperrys. Ever.

The best blogs for the boys:

Great Lakes Prep

Bowties and Boat Shoes

Red Clay Soul

Social Primer

Delight of the Day 9/19

Today’s Delight of the Day is the MK5430 Rose Gold Runway Watch from Michael Kors, $250. I’ve wanted a rose gold watch for quite some time now, but, as I’m sure many of you know, many of the watches out there are huge. I have small wrists, and they’ve just always looked ridiculous on me. However, while this watch is still somewhat oversized, it’s no where near as big as most of Michael Kors’ watches. It’s perfect if you want to get that big, rose gold trend without looking like you borrowed from The Hulk.

Delight of the Day 9/18

Today’s Delight of the Day is a beautiful pair of two-toned boots from Ralph Lauren – the Janessa, $249. I love black and brown boots, because they give you a lot more flexibility in what colors you can wear. Gone are the days when you really want to wear your new blue sweater but only have black boots! Now, feel free to wear whatever your preppy heart desires : )

Delight of the Day 9/17

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Factory Professor Blazer from J.Crew, normally $168 but on sale for $103 with code “LOVEIT”! I’ve had my eye on several red blazers and was waiting for one to go on sale, so when I saw that this one was down to almost $100, I couldn’t resist. I’m loving it with some dark denim, chocolate riding boots, and a St. James t-shirt.

p.s. the winner of the $100 J.Crew gift card is Stephanie from Mid West Prep!

Are YOU Registered to Vote?!

For my blog’s purposes, I usually keep my mouth shut about things like politics. My blog is about fashion, so I don’t think it’s my place to bombard you with my politics. However, regardless of whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, I think it’s extremely important to vote. Even if you aren’t interested in politics, I’m sure there’s at least one issue that is important to you.  That’s why I’m asking you to register to vote and make your voice heard : )

This just made me laugh.

Stripes and Polka Dots

Stripes and polka dots

Delight of the Day 9/14

While avoiding doing work and going to the gym browsing Pinterest yeserday morning, I stumbled upon today’s Delight of the Day. These adorable earrings from Tipsy Skipper are only $25, and they’ve offered free shipping through Sunday with code WEEKEND. How great is that? They’re also available in pink and orange, but I’m quite partial to Kappa blue : )