Delight of theDay 7/31

I don’t know about you, but I’m slightly OCD when it comes to planning. Just ask my sister about Europe.  So, naturally, I need a planner that can handle my crazy life but that’s aesthetically pleasing. Hence why Lilly’s agendas have been my go-to for years. I can’t tell you the last time I didn’t buy one. That’s why I was really disappointed when I saw this year’s collection. The only prints I like are the Shorely Blue First Impression, $40 (but no stickers in this Luxe edition! Not cool) and the Multi Get Nauti, $34 (but I’m not a fan of the Jumbo planners).

I was going through panic mode trying to figure out where I’d even begin to look for another planner when I hopped on Instagram to distract myself and saw Whitney English’s Day Designer. Gold and white or black and white stripes? I was drawn in. I went to her blog (amazing, by the way) and read the backstory of how her planner came to be. She writes, “The Day Designer is a yearly strategic planner and daily agenda for creative entrepreneurs, business women, and working mommas everywhere.”

I’m no momma (unless you count being a puppy momma. On second thought, yes I am!), but the flexibility that this planner supports is perfect for me. I have a day job. I do freelance marketing consulting for three clients. I blog. I’m active in my sorority’s alumnae association and in advising the local chapter. I sometimes have a social life. I even enjoy getting in some gym time after downing a pint of Talenti’s salted caramel gelato. Managing all of this in a planner can be overwhelming, especially when Lilly’s caters to students. But, judging by all the images on Instagram and Google (she actually doesn’t have any on Etsy. I’m assuming because people would probably borrow her ideas if she did), this planner has the perfect template for adding a little bit of order to my chaotic life. A few of my favorite features: there’s a monthly calendar for seeing everything at a glance; a page for each day, which includes room for your schedule, a to do list, and extras for “dinner, dollars, due, and don’t forget;” and several pages dedicated to writing down your goals for different facets of your life. Pretty great, right?

Is it expensive? At $55 for the black and white, and $65 for the gold and white (plus $12 shipping), yes. Definitely. Buttt is something that’ll make your life 324832498 times easier worth it? I’d think so.

Especially since you’ll be saving money by winning a Jackie Tank from Pearl Connection (ends today!) and monogrammed goodies from Memento!

Memento + Giveaway

 I’m beyond excited to introduce you to Memento, my new fav store. They have every monogrammed item you could think of – plus more! Need a new monogrammed frocket? They’ve got it. Want to give monogrammed robes to your bridesmaids? Memento can do that. Monogrammed aprons? Chevron bags? Floppy hats? Yep. All that, too! This is my new go-to spot for gifts for friends and fam. Just think of what an amazing surprise it would be to open a box and see your very own monogrammed scarf!

Plus, I love their backstory. (You know I love a good “About Us” page!) “We believe that definition of Memento defines the spirit of what we desire for our customers: me·men·to /[muh-men-toh] 1. An item that serves to remind one of a person or past event. 2. A Keepsake…

Memento started in my basement with just me and 1 commercial embroidery machine. I wore all the hats, convo/email girl, shipper, sewing ribbon, cutting fabric, ironing, appliqué cutting, embroidery, and listing products. At holidays I would go to bed at 2 or 3 AM.

By 2010, I had three machines and hired seasonal helpers during Christmas and peak seasons. In August 2011 I hired my first full time employee. In April of 2012, I moved into commercial space! It was exciting and a little overwhelming at the same time. We have lots of space for production, packaging and shipping, and all of the computers needed to manage a growing shop.” How awesome is that?

 Terri and the girls were sweet enough to send me over some products of my choosing to test out for the blog. I chose the Monogrammed Norts and 1/4 zip with Anchor and Circle Monogram (be still, my heart), although it was so hard not to add another oxford to my collection. It’s monogrammed. Cut me some slack!  I can’t tell you how happy I am with both. (For when you order yourself, because, obviously you will!: the shorts fit just like Norts, and the sweatshirt is unisex.)

There’s nothing I hate more than ordering something only to see that the beautiful monogram is wasted on junky material. Not these. Both products are extremely well made and comfy. So much so that the boyfriend better not have fancy dinner plans tonight, because I’m not changing. And the quality of the monogram itself is impeccable. I tried to take some close-ups so you could get an idea of how well it’s embroidered, but my pictures don’t do it justice. Lucky for you, Terri is SO generous (thanks again!) that she’s giving one of you the chance to win both of these products! How incredible is that? All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 6. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Please note that you must do all the required tasks, or your entries will not be considered. If you don’t use one of the forms of social media, shoot me an email so I know! preppydelight{at}gmail{dot}com.

Delight of the Day 7/29

The Limited is one of those stores that always has super cute stuff, but I totally forget about it. However, they’re making it pretty difficult with all the anchors in their latest collection. Case in point: today’s Delight of the Day, the OBR Anchor Lined Zip Pocket Blazer, $98. Available in navy, red, and orange, at first glance, it appears to be your basic blazer. Roll up your sleeves, however, and you’ve got a special preppy touch that any girl would admire. I love it styled with white denim, but it would work with regular jeans, chino shorts…basically anything you can think of!

Plus, The Limited is offering 40% for the next two days with code “HOT40”! Don’t forget to enter my Pearl Connection giveaway! It ends Tuesday night.

Delight of the Day 7/26

 Happy Friday! Today’s Delight of the Day is the Overdyed Shep Shirt, $125. I’ve been loving a lot of the Shep Shirts as of late, but, goodness gracious, have they been selling out quickly! Not to fear; Vineyard Vines has released two new colors, Caicos and Bahamas Breeze, and it looks like there’s still time to snap them up! Which color do you like best?

p.s. Don’t forget to enter my Pearl Connection and dcoybrand Giveaway!

J.Crew Sale

Linen Seersucker Blazer, $71.98

J.Crew is now offering an additional 40% their sale items, and I’m seriously stocking up. There’s so much cute stuff, and, at 40% off, I can finally justify buying it. Which items do you think you’ll end up buying? Just use code STYLE40 to score the prices you see here!

3″ Chinos, $17.99-23.99

4″ Colorblock Chinos, $29.70

Stubbs & Wootton Linen Slippers, $179.99

Dotted Spearmint Matchstick Jeans, $41.99

Dotted Linen Blazer, $77.99

Skinny Rope Belt, $14.99

Stripe Flats, $47.99

Seville Stripe Espadrilles, $59.99

Cashmere Sailor Sweater, $113.99

Cashmere Anchor Sweater, $71.77

After you’re finished browsing the sale, make sure to check out my giveaway with Pearl Connection and dcoybrand!

The Pearl Connection + dcoybrand Giveaway

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed the buildup for this giveaway. I’m super excited to introduce you to The Pearl Connection and dcoybrand!

The Pearl Connection is a shop dedicated to all things Made in America. Here’s the story straight from their page:

“The ‘Made In USA’ label is more than just an informative tag — it represents the commitment of small business owners to growing the economy through their high-quality, domestic-made products.  This label has revolutionized consumerism over the past few years.  Americans WANT to support their country by purchasing American-made goods, but finding them, and at decent prices, is often difficult.

The goal of Pearl Connection is to help link these patriotic-conscious consumers to small American brands with affordable products they’ll grow to love.

Many of the brands we feature have dual causes — they are committed to growing jobs but also raising money for cancer research, education, or the environment.  It’s amazing what these small business owners are accomplishing. 

It is my hope that through increasing awareness of the “Made In USA” label, Pearl Connection will help these businesses achieve their own personal goals as well as that of rebuilding our economy, one purchase at a time.”

How perfect is that? One of their amazing brands, dcoybrand (check out how they make their products here. So neat!), is offering to give one of my lucky followers one of their Jackie Tank Tops! And, for the boys, Terry’s Two Cents is giving away a pocket sqare! All you have to do is use the widget below.

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Delight of the Day 7/23

Today’s Delight of the Day is a great pair of short from Asos – the High-Waisted Short in Bold Stripe, $50.92. I love love love these! High-wasited shorts are inherently dressy, so I love them wearing them on dates or nights out, since my bar wardrobe is seriously slacking. Oops.  Where would you wear these?

Also, the winner of the Krass & Co. giveaway is Erika G! Congratulations! Bummed you didn’t win? You can still score 20% off with code “PREPPYDELIGHT”!

Delight of the Day 7/18

I’ve been a fan of FEED Projects since it started. I ordered the original FEED bag as soon as it came out, and I’ve purchased several other products since then. So, when I heard they were teaming up with Target to do a FEED USA, I knew I’d love it. (If you’ve never heard about them before, please read up. It’s truly a great cause. Second in my heart only to Feeding America, which I just found out is whom will receive all the proceeds from this line! You learn something new every day.)

That’s why today’s Delight of the Day is the FEED for Target Navy Polka Dot Scarf, $18. We all love polka dots, and we all love scarves, so let’s give J.Crew a break (Jenna Lyons and her team will be okay. Promise) and support a good cause – all while looking super cute!

And don’t forget to enter my Krass & Co giveaway! It end Sunday at midnight.

Delight of the Day 7/16

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Rugby Stripe Ponte Dress from Banana Republic, $98. I love this kind of dress because you can style it however you want. Throw on a skinny belt,  pair it with sandals, dress it up with wedges, add a statement necklace – the possibilities are endless. Plus, take 35% off today only with code “BRJULY35.” I’m loving that promo code so much that I’m thinking about adding this dress and this dress to my cart, too!

On a side note, I’ve added a new feature to my blog where you can see everything I’ve purchased recently or am absolutely obsessed with right now. Just click on the images to be taken to the retailer, and voila!

p.s. Make sure you check out my awesome giveaway with Krass & Co!

Krass & Co Giveaway

So, if you were paying attention last week, you predicted that there would be an amazing giveaway this week. But I doubt you predicted just how awesome it would be. One lucky reader is going to win her choice of a pair of shorts from Krass & Co!

Not familiar with Krass & Co? Please allow me to fill you in. According to the website, “Krass & Co. is a high-end clothing company that focuses on athletic apparel. The company was born when founder Pierson Krass realized there weren’t any athletic shorts that combined style and top of the line materials in a classy manner.” And now, because he’s basically a genius, Pierson has decided to expand to the women’s market.

We all love our Norts. We have them in 10 different colors. We wear them to class, to the gym, and, if we’re feeling a little lousy Saturday morning, we even wear them to CVS to grab a Vita Coco. But, let’s be honest: we do sometimes feel guilty for wearing them in public. Well, Krass & Co has solved that problem.

Now we can be comfy in our athletic shorts but still look adorable and preppy. Lobster printsLilly-esque sailboats? Why yes, I did place an order for those pairs last night. I’m game. Just think how cute you’ll look wearing these with some Jacks and a fun t-shirt. Such a step up from the lazy Norts look, right? Plus, just in case you absolutely can’t wait, you can use code PREPPYDELIGHT for 20% your order!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below or enter here. As always, please make sure you do the 5 mandatory entries to be considered. The contest runs until Sunday at midnight. Good luck!
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