Holiday Gift Guide $250 and Under

Today’s preppy Holiday Gift Guide installment is for gifts $250 and under. You can view $125 and under, $75 and under, and $25 and under.

1. Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $248

2. Tortoise and Gold Watch from Michael Kors, $250

3. Large Tote from Longchamp, $145

4. Tablet Case from Tory Burch, $225

5. Tartan Flats from J.Crew, $248

6.  Rainboots from Hunter Boots, $195

7. Doreen Dress from Lilly Pulitzer, $178

1. Shetland Wool Sweater from Wallace & Barnes, $128

2. Shamrock Needlepoint Belt from Smathers & Branson, $165

3. Nautical Stripe Sweater from Vineyard Vines, $165

4. Check Tie from Burberry, $145

5. James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection, $199-250

6. Penny Loafers from Cole Haan, $198

Holiday Gift Guide – $125 and Under

If you’re looking to spend $75-$125 for the holidays, this is the post for you! You can also check out $25 & under and $75 & under.

1. Bolero Boyfriend Cardigan from Thomas Kelly, $108

2. Ballet Flat in Burberry Plaid from Eliza B, $115

3. Polka Dot Goat Skin Leather Gloves from Kate Spade, $89.00

4. Navajo Sandals from Jack Rogers $105

5. Whale Sweater from Vineyard Vines, $125

 6. Black and White Weejun from Bass, $88.99

7. Glass Ornament from Lilly Pulitzer, $78

8. Tortoise Shell Bracelet from Tory Burch, $125

9. Vintage Pajama Set from J.Crew, $85

1. Folding Card Case from Frank Clegg, $85

2. Murray Tartan Shirt from Vineyard Vines, $89.50

3. Repp Stripe Tie from Brooks Brothers, $79.50

4. Lambswool Mockneck Sweater from J.Crew, $98

5. Heritage Belt by Kiel James Patrick, $112

Holiday Gift Guide $75 and Under

Today’s installation is for gifts for $75 and under! If you’re looking for something a little less expensive, check out yesterday’s gift guide!

1. Vickers Bows Bracelets from Kiel James Patrick, $58

2. Key Phone Case from Mary Beth Goodwin Design, $46 (Buy any phone case and get a FREE matching tumbler! Mary Beth extended this sale for you – my followers!)

3. Rose Gold Monogrammed Earrings from Swell Caroline, $54

4. Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50

5. Monogrammed Needlepoint Cuff from York Design Company, $60

1. Campbell Tartan Bow Tie from High Cotton Ties, $50

2. Stocking Bow Tie from Vineyard Vines, $45

3. Needlepoint Hats from Harding Lane, $30

4. Sunglasses Straps from LI Sounders, $42 (Take 20% off when you like them on Facebook)

5. USA Belt from Country Club Prep, $54.07

Holiday Gift Guide $25 and Under

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Many of you probably started hanging up your decorations, and some of you lucky ducks have probably even finished all of your holiday shopping. For those of you who haven’t, you’re in luck. This week, I’ll be highlighting gifts for guys and gals. Today will focus on gifts $25 and under, Tuesday – $75 and under, Wednesday – $125 and under, and Thursday – $255 and under.

1. Plaid Tablet Case from Sloane Ranger, $23

2. Nautical Navy Headband from High Cotton Ties, $20

3. Horse Bit Bangle from Swell Caroline, $25

4. Personalized Koozie from Haymarket Designs, $14.50

5.  Small Agenda from Lilly Pulitzer, $16


1. 16 oz Collegiate Tumbler from Tervis Tumbler, $13

2. Reindeer Whale Ornament from Vineyard Vines, $22.50

3. Key Fob from Smathers & Branson, $25

4. College Koozies, $14.50

Black Friday Deals

I don’t know about you guys, but my favorite part of Thanksgiving is Black Friday (and Cyber Monday). I’m not big into actually going out to shop on Friday, as those people are insaaaane I worked BF one year, and it forever scared me away. Thankfully, many stores are offering amazing deals online, too. I’m going to be updating this post as I hear of more deals, so make sure you keep checking!

Anchored Style – 25% off with code THANKFUL

Ann Taylor – 40% off full-price items and 25% off sale items with code THANKS

Country Club Prep – 25% off site wide and $10 off with code FRIENDS&FAMILY

Emma Graham – 20% off entire site with code BLACKFRIDAY20

J.Crew Factory – 30% off entire site with code SCOREMORE

J.Crew – 30% extra off for cardmembers with code CARDMEMBER. For non-cardmembers, take 25% off with code COLOR25

Bloomingdale’s – Save up to 50% sitewide. Also, if you spend $200-$399, you get $25 off; $400-$599 – $50 off; $600-$599 – $75 off; and over $800 – $100 off.

Brooks Brothers – 15% off sitewide, or 20% off if you use your Brooks Brothers card or Mastercard

Lands End – 30% off everything (no code)

Lands End Canvas – 30% off everything (no code)

Lilly Pulitzer – Receive a complimentary bow ring with any purchase. Receive an ornament with a $250 purchase.

Mary Beth Goodwin Design – 25% off iPhone cases and melamine dinnerware with code HOLIDAYDISCOUNT

May Books – Free shipping with code THANKS12

ModCloth – 50% off new arrivals

Nordstrom – Up to 50% off sitewide

Shabby Apple – 20% off sitewide with code

The Limited – 50% off full-price items with code THANKS

Tommy Hilfiger – 30% off sitewide with code BLKFRIDAY30

Victoria’s Secret – Bras are buy one get one 50% off with code DOUBLEUP. Receive a free tote if you have an Angel card with code ANGELGIFT.

Thanksgiving Day Outfit

Some people like the holiday season for the food. Others like it for the time spent with loved ones. While I, of course, love all these things too, my favorite part of the holidays is the fashion. Since graduation, I really haven’t had many opportunities to wear all the cute dresses I own, so I kinda live it up during the holidays.

Below is the outfit I plan on wearing. What will you wear for Thanksgiving?


Dress: Lands End Canvas, Winter 2011 (I found a similar but outrageously priced dress here. There’s also this skirt.)
Cardigan: Nautica, Fall 2011 (similar one here)
Skinny Belt: J.Crew, Spring 2011 (similar one here)
Necklace: J.Crew, Winter 2010 (similar one here)
Watch: Michael Kors

Delight of the Day 11/19

Today’s Delight of the Day is a pair of plaid pants from Lands End Canvas – the Women’s Slim True Caroler, $75. I think these are perfect for the holiday season, especially those casual holiday parties in the office. You can dress them up with a cute peter pan blouse or dress them down with a basic tshirt, depending on how dressed up you’d like to be. What would you pair them with?

Delights of the Day 11/16


Today’s Delights of the Day are Ballet Flats from Eliza B., $115 at Country Club Prep (you can click the CCP link if you need an invite!). They’re available in Burberry Plaid and Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid . How do you decide which pair to order?! I’ve never been much of a flat person – I usually do Sperrys, Jacks, or boots – but, now that I’m working, I’m building up my collection. These are exactly what I’ve been looking for. Plus, take 25% plus $10 off with code “FRIENDS&FAMILY”. Maybe now you can order both!


Delight of the Day 11/15


Today’s Delight of the Day is super exciting for me. I’ve been a fan of Krass & Funnell for a while now, but they’ve only sold shorts for guys. Not anymore! They’ve introduced their first pair for women. The Seashell Shorts, $44.95, are a preppy take on Norts that I just adore. They only made 100 pairs, so make sure you order them soon! Take 20% off with code “seashells”!


And, for those days when it’s just too cold for shorts, these Thomas Kelly leggings I’m giving away will be perfect!

Delight of the Day 11/14

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Printed Backup Battery for iPhone from J.Crew, $39.50. Preps are alway on the go – especially right now with the holidays, college football, college basketball, etc. These are the absolute cutest backup batteries on the market (I would know; I already own two others!). Even if you don’t have an iPhone, these would make perfect gifts for your friends. Plus, they have a bunch of adorable designs, so you’ll definitely find one you or your little will love!

p.s. Don’t forget to enter my Thomas Kelly giveaway! It ends Sunday night. Good luck!