Delight of the Day 9/3

I had another post scheduled for today, but when I saw the announcement email from Kiel James Patrick, I knew I had to share. As if you don’t already own everything they create – scallop button down, boat shoes, and bracelets – they’ve now stepped up their game yet again and created the cutest Anchor Hats, $48. The adjustable leather strap on the back is what separates this from every other preppy hat on the market. It’s really all in the details, isn’t it? Plus, it comes in a wide array of colors, so you’re sure to find one you love. Anyone else thinking Christmas gifts?

Kiel James Patrick New Arrivals

So, I’m super sorry for the lack of posts last week. My grandmother was in the hospital, so I was preoccupied with that. Thanks to everyone who sent their well wishes 🙂

While I was waiting around for news, I decided to check out Kiel James Patrick’s latest arrivals, and, boy, are they cute.

 The Valerie Pearl Anchor Necklace, $82

 The Chatham Harbor, $148

 The Monogrammed Cape Codder, $168

 The Joey Potter, $40

Apartment Inspiration – Part I

  So you may have gathered that the boy and I are moving in together. Needless to say, I’m a little nervous. I’ve only ever lived with my parents, in a dorm, and in the sorority house. Not exactly autonomous living if ya know what I mean. But I’m so excited to start this new adventure, and I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather do it with. Except maybe one of my fav bloggers so I could borrow her clothes. I kid. Sort of.

 Anyway, both of us are super picky, so it’ll probably be next year a while until we finally find a place, which gives me plenty of time to decide how to decorate it! Thus starts my latest series on apartment inspiration. I plan on covering the bedroom, the bathroom, and the living room for starters. This is our first apartment, so it’s probably going to be tiny, and, therefore, somewhat limited in what I can do. I figure those are the most important rooms to decorate, as our kitchen will probably be pretty small and not so conducive to decorating. Since I don’t have the apartment yet, I’m going to provide images from which I’ve pulled inspiration and include a few links to some great products – just in case you’re inspired, too!

 The first room I’ll focus on is the bathroom. I’ve wanted a nautical-themed bathroom for ages. In fact, I’ve been buying decor for it since my senior year in college. Clearly, I wasn’t planning on living at home for so long. Oops. Anyway, in an ideal world, I would love to paint the walls with stripes, but I figure that’s kind of silly for a place we’ll probably only be for a year. So, I’ve had to step up my game on other aspects to get that extra nautical vibe I want.

 First things first: I need a striped shower curtain. Navy and cream, navy or white – doesn’t matter. However, I cannot find one. Anywhere. Thankfully, Pinterest has all kinds of guides on how to paint curtains, so I’m planning on getting a cream one and adding navy stripes. Super crafty, right? (Side note: if you know a place where I can buy any, pleasepleaseplease let me know!)

 Next are towels. I love Ralph Lauren’s Palmer Towels, particularly in Polo Navy and Regatta Cream. (I’ve gotta keep up with theme!) We’ve had these towels for years in various shades (my dad isn’t into design, so we just have a collection of ranom colors he bought on sale), and they’ve withstood everything. Sure, they cost a little more than your basic towel, but, when they last longer, it’s not a huge deal.

 Now onto the actual fun stuff: decor. Things I must have:

 Any item marked with an asterisk is from my new favorite Etsy shop, Nautical Beach Decor. The lovely owner, Preston, has offered all of you 5% off any order of $20 or more with code {PREPPYDELIGHT}! It’s safe to say I’ll be be stocking up.

 p.s. Don’t forget to enter my Flyover Press giveaway! Their Bennington Flag print would be perfection for any nautical room, and you can win one!

Kate Spade Suprise Sale

I’m a bit tardy to the party on this one, but I was sick in bed all day yesterday. (Planning trips is stressful!) Kate Spade is having a surprise sale through Wednesday at 11:59, and they’re offering up to 75% off! While I really shouldn’t buy anything due to the fact that I’m completely draining my account for Europe, it is almost my birthday, so I deserve everything something – right? Which is your favorite?

Mount Perry Rumor, $149 (I die over the bow!)

Gold Coast Ginnie, $79 (Tres chic!)

Grove Court Blaine, $199 (I’ve been obessing over this since it came out. Mom, if you’re reading this, this would be the perfect birthday present.)

Belltown Ashlyn, $119 (Polka dot. Enough said.)

Vanston Small Maryclare, $169 (Love the Caribbean color!)

Bow Bridge Helena, $219 (Classic.)

Hit the Dock Rudy, $119 (Anything with a nautical feel <3)

Bondi Road Neda, $59 (More polka dots!)

Pasadena zippered Chrissy, $49 (Who doesn’t love mint?)

Anchors Away Bracelet, $39

Anchors Away Mini Ring, $19

Stripe Kellie Dress, $99 (Fitted striped dresses are my favorite. Adore.)

Checkered Franny Coat, $199 (Please please please, Daddy?)

Delight of the Day 4/2

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Today’s Delight of the Day is the Nautical Sequin Tank from J.Crew, $79.50 (but take an additional 30% off with code MOREPLEASE). I’m crushing on this shirt like no other. How amazing will this look for a nwith your fav pair of white denim and some cute wedges? Or you could dress it down with some casual shorts and Jacks. Frankly, the possibities are endless.

Delight of the Day 3/19

AnchorsToday’s Delight of the Day is Sloane Ranger’s Duffle, $66. At 22 x 10.75 x 11, this duffle makes for the perfect weekender bag. And how incredible are all the prints?

StripesSide note: They have a myriad of products in each print, so, if you’re like I am and fell in love with a particular design (you know I’m a softy for anchors), you can get an iPad case, a wallet, a tote, a wristlet…you get the idea.

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Delight of the Day 3/4

Bangle

Today’s Delight of the Day is the red Anchor Bangle from Bridier Baubles, $12. With all of the anchor blouses and skirts you’ve been ordering from J.Crew lately, you need some nautical accessories to match. This adorable (and super affordable!) bangle is the perfect complement to any gold-based stack and would be the cherry on top of any preppy outfit! (They also have blue and white, which are currently sold out, but, if they get them back in stock, can you say, “‘Merica?”)

Delight of the Day 2/28

Anchors

I’m sure you’ve all already noticed, but J.Crew’s (and J.Crew Factory’s) spring line is perfection. I’m absolutely loving all the preppy pieces. Case in point: the Anchor Print Scoopneck Button Blouse, $68 (but 25% off with code MOREPLEASE). Even the button have little anchors on them! How stinkin’ cute is that? I love it tucked into to some colorful denim or into a skirt for a more work-appropriate look. What would you pair it with?

Delight of the Day 2/26

skirt

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Printed Pocket Skirt from J.Crew Factory, currently $31.00 (which, I believe, ends today). I love anything with anchors on it, and I adore skirts (soon it will be spring, and I can wear them again! yay!), so this was an obvious choice for me. This would look super cute with anything from a blouse (to dress it up) to just a casual t-shirt and some Jacks.