Delight of the Day 1/10

Today’s Delight of the Day is yet another dress I must add to my collection. Amongst the Lilly, Tuckernuck, and Vineyard Vines sales, my poor bank account is doomed! But I just can’t help myself – especially after seeing Vineyard Vines’ Maritime Stripe Bow Dress, $159.99. (Plus, use code WINTER1314 for 30% off!) Any dress with blue and white stripes is a dress after my own heart. Add adorable little bows? Yep. I’m done for. We can always make room for one more, right? 🙂

Gift Ideas – Under $35

 It’s that time of the year again when you’re trying to find the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and significant other. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Today’s gifts will all be under $35, and next week I’ll focus on under $50, under $150, and $150+. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find something incredible for every prep on your list!

American Brigg Atlantic Headband from Kiel James Patrick, $35 – Preppy girls love headbands, and the nautical flair on this is sure to make this headband her absolute fav!

Monogram Cosmetic Bag from Joss & Main, $30.95 – Make sure you’re a member of Joss & Main to score great steals on monogrammed stocking stuffers!

Alice+Olivia Ceramic Mug from Starbucks, $19.95 – You can’t possibly have a bad day when your mug has a tutu! (While this mug might be sold out online, I’ve seen it at several Starbucks locations, so make sure you check them out!)

A customized pocket t-shirt from The Frat Collection, $35 – I love these as gifts, because it allows you to be creative and TFC to do all the work. Plus, you always have the option of giving a gift card – that way your friend can pick his or her own design!

Born in the USA Long Sleeve from Flyover Press, $28 – For that friend who just loves ‘Merica. (But really, are you friends with anyone who doesn’t?) Score 10% off with code {PREPPYDELIGHT}!

Gina Made It

 I’ve always been super partial to giving Blair a run for her money headbands, and I’ve just recently gotten into bows. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like putting a ton of effort into doing my hair (it’s crazy long, okay?), and headbands and bows let me have a put-together look without requiring too much thought. What’s not to love?

photo (2)So when Gina Made It approached me about their shop, I knew I had to share it with you. The lovely ladies sent me my very own Velvet Headband and Gingham Bun Bow to test out, and I adore them. I’m happy to report that after a whole day of wearing the pretty blue headband, I didn’t have even a hint of a headband headache. (And, if you wear headbands regularly, you know what a big deal that is!) I also loved the Bun Bow. The back of my head sometimes get a little sore from having a barrette pushed up against it all day when I wear a bow under my bun, but Gina Made It’s genius design uses elastic that you can actually wrap around your bun. Brilliant!

I would definitely recommend checking out their website and adding a few to your collection. They’re adorable (so many color/pattern options!), they’re comfortable, and, at $24 per headband and $28 per bow, they’re all reasonably priced! Is anyone else thinking stocking stuffers?