Delight of the Day 11/13

Lily Grace

I’m super excited to introduce you to Lily Grace. Just reading their bio, I knew you’d love them: “Lily Grace is a close-knit group of family and friends who were inspired to create a brand that embodies everything us girls love about being southern, classy, and modern. Each design was hand-drawn with our interests and personal styles in mind.” Right up your alley.

Lily Grace

The lovely ladies over there sent me the softest t-shirt with one my all-time favorite Oscar Wilde quote: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” The graphic is extremely well done, and the cotton is nice and thick, i.e., it’s not going to crack and pill after a few washes. Love. While it is starting to get a little cooler (read: freezing) in Pennsylvania, I’ve been finding every excuse possible to strut around town in this shirt. Added bonus? It’s oversized, so it leaves room for all those apple cider doughnuts that I can’t seem to turn down. Oops!

Lilly Grace

Priced between $30 and $38, these make great Christmas gifts for your little or your BFF. I also suggest throwing in some koozies ($5) so you can definitely own the best gift giver superlative. Good luck choosing your favorite design!

Delight of the Day 10/19

talbots

I mentioned a few ago that I have a new obsession with Talbots. They are quickly replacing the place in my heart that was previously reserved for J.Crew’s basics. So when I saw that they were having a sale for 30-40% off some of my favorites, I knew I had to share. I adore this Collared Breton Strip Sweater ($38.99) and this Plaid Henley ($35.99)! Scroll below to see some of my other fav steals.

talbots

Fashion First Aid

 A couple of weeks ago, the amazing people behind Fashion First Aid sent me two of their products to try, and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce them to you. All of their products offer solutions to fashion mishaps, and they’re all super reasonably priced.

If you’ve never checked out their website, please do so now! I love how they allow you to “shop by problem.” Bra strap showing while your date is ringing the doorbell? They’ve got a fix for that! Hem coming undone while you’re out? They’ve got a fix for that!

I got to try out the Fashion First Aid Purse-Sized Kit, $10 and the Fashion Staple, $19.95. The kit contains Garment Guards (protects your clothes from deodorant stains), Wundercovers (perfect for protecting your heels while wearing your fav wedges), Quick Fix Sticks (wardrobe adhesive), a Pocksie (a temporary pocket for the inside of a cardigan/jacket/etc.), and a strip of White Collar Grime – essentially everything you could possibly need for mishaps on the go. Everything comes in a sleek envelope that fits perfectly in even the smallest clutches. (I personally think this kit is an absolute essential for everyone!)

The Staple comes with 5 different colors of thread, and it’s perfect for busted buttons or torn seams if you have no clue how to sew/your tailor is out of town when you’re away from home. You use it just like you would a traditional stapler, but it acts just like a sewing machine. I have mine stored in my desk at work, and I’m pleased to say it helped fix a pencil skirt right before a meeting. Phew!

I think these make great gifts, especially if you have a friend/sibling/daughter leaving for school or getting her first apartment. They’re so convenient, and everything is super easy to use. They definitely get my seal or approval! Which product would you try?

Currently Obsessed

 I’m not sure if y’all have ever heard of Currently Obsessed, but it basically allows you to follow your favorite bloggers and see what they’re, well, currently obsessing over. I admit that I haven’t been keeping mine up to date lately, but I avoided the gym spent all day Sunday deleting items that were no longer available and adding my new favorites. What’s your absolute obsession?

Stripes and Polka Dots

Stripes and polka dots

Johnnie-O

Women’s Wedge Polo, $65

I’m super excited to announce that earlier this week, Johnnie-O launched a collection of Wedge Polos for women! I just love all the fun colors for summer. These polos would be perfect with a pair of cute shorts (seersucker, madras, scalloped – you name it), or you could rock some white denim and your Jacks for a laid back BBQ with your friends. Lion’esque Style has offered my readers an exclusive discount of 15% with code Preppy15, which will be good through July 23.
According to his website, “Designer John O’Donnell brought the sunny California inspired brand to life in 2005, designing his first piece while on a golf trip. Instead of the basic plain golf wardrobes everyone was accustomed to, he added a little “surfer dud” flare, and it was a hit! Everyone loved his designs including his brother Chris O’Donnell [love him!!], and his fan base grew, here Johnnie-O was born.”
“Johnnie-O likes to think of his brand as West Coast preppy [Wade, have you checked them out?!], helping it appeal to a wide audience. It is a definite emerging apparel and lifestyle brand that merges the casual West Coast style with the refined East Coast feel.”
While you’re ordering one for yourself, you can also pick up one of their “Prep-Formance” polos for the boy. These are perfect for his golfing trips or even just to accompany you to your family’s annual cookout!
Don’t forget: Preppy Delight readers get 15% off through July 23 with code “Preppy15”!

Saint Patrick’s Day

With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d feature some green preppy items for any festive gatherings you might be attending. I’m not a beer drinker, so I’ll leave the green beer to all of you!

Dresses

Modcloth, $49.99

Nicole, $69.99

J.Crew, $79.99

DKNY, $162.50

Tops

J.Crew, $42

J.Crew, $62

Bottoms

J.Crew, $45

Tripp NYC, $48

Dittos, $79.99

J.Brand, $176

Accessories

Etsy, $12

Stuhrling, $103.57

Tory Burch, $195

Toy Watch, $260.57