July Fourth Favorites

By now, you’ve probably noticed that I have a thing for America. I won’t go into all the details, but we’re very obviously the greatest country in the world. As you can imagine, I’m beyond pumped for the Fourth of July. A bunch of friends getting together – grilling and drinking – all to celebrate our amazing nation. Christmas doesn’t hold a candle to this. Not sorry. So what does one wear on the most wonderful day of the year? Thankfully, I’ve got you covered. Krass & Co, Rowdy Gentleman, Smathers & Branson, and a whole slew of other brands are dominating the patriotic look right now, and I’ve chosen a bunch of my favorites just for you!

Ladies’ Flag Shorts

Needlepoint Belt

USA Shorts

Flip Flops

Historical Flags Belt

Embroidered Flag Shorts


Ladies’ V-Neck Shirt

Key Fob


 Boys’ Tank

Flip Flops

Serengetee + Krass & Co.

If you have been living under a rock haven’t already noticed, I have a slight obsession with Krass & Co. I’m not quite at full-blown stage 5 clinger status yet, but I’m getting there. So, needless to say, when Pierson approached me about their new line with Serengetee, whose tagline is, “Wear the World. Change the World,”  I was intrigued.

Serengetee started while 3 college kiddos were studying abroad through Semester at Sea. Their goal was to “create a new kind of clothing brand with a simple mission: to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire [their] products. [They] launched Serengetee out of [their] dorm room in the spring of 2012 using every last penny in [their] pockets.” 5% of each purchase goes to one of their 32 causes – depending on what you buy. Pretty amazing, right?

Here’s where Krass & Co. comes in: the two companies created what is probably my favorite collaboration of all time – the America Shorts, $40. (They actually created a whole line that is pretty darn phenom, but you know how much I love America!) A portion of every sale of these shorts will be donated to support Whole Planet’s mission: the alleviation of poverty through microcredit in communities worldwide.

I won’t gush about the quality of the shorts, because you’ve already read 4986734689 posts about them. (Just in case you missed it though, here’s my post about their fall line with a pretty in-depth review!) I will, however, tell you that they may or may not give you super powers, because I ran twice as many bleachers as I normally do when I wore them the first time, and, for my last 5 sets, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” came on. I can’t make this stuff up, people.

 The team at Serengetee very kindly also sent me their America Tank to review, and it is seriously the most comfortable tank I’ve ever worn. I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t seriously consider blowing off my boyfriend on Saturday to lounge in it all night. (Sorry, Josh – love you!) The proceeds for this one go to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which “serves US military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting Intrepid helps repay heroes for the sacrifices they have made.” Incredible.

 The tanks (plus crew-necks {$26}, v-necks {$26}, racer-backs {$24}, long-sleeves {$28}, and crop-tops {$22})  come with a bunch of different pockets; you can order one with your state’s flag, your fav country’s flag, or other really awesome, colorful prints. I love them for unique (in a good way!) gifts for friends, littles, and fam. Plus, there’s just something about ordering from a company who gives back – don’t you agree?

Krass & Co. Fall Line

I may be sort of partial, but I’m obsessed with Krass and Co. Don’t get me wrong. I, much like you, have a rainbow of Norts in my drawers. The boy has had to drag me past the Nike outlet many a time. But when Pierson approached me about Krass & Co, that all changed.

Campus Crush

I don’t need to tell you how cute they are. The patterns are perfect. Quatrefoil, flamingos, sail boats? Yep – a preppy trifecta. What I do need to tell you is that these are absolutely worth the $39.95 price tag. The quality is totally unbeatable. Sometimes, I kinda feel like my Norts are falling apart after a few washes. Not these. They’re so much better made, and they’re 100% more comfortable than your average pair of running shorts. But, you’re right. Most importantly, they’re adorable.

Palm Beach

So where do you wear them? Well, just check out each pair of shorts’ descriptions. I couldn’t have worded them better myself 😉

 Sailor’s Delight

I’m also loving their line with Serengetee, another company you should definitely check out. The guys sent me a pair of their Americas to review, so expect that soon!

p.s. Use code PREPPYDELIGHT for 20% off their new fall line!

Delight of the Day 9/10

UNCToday’s Delight of the Day is Nike’s NCAA line of Tempo Running Shorts. We all love our norts (and Krass & Co shorts, obviously), and we all pretend to love college football. So it’s basically a no-brainer that we’d love these shorts. While they don’t carry any for Pitt (no one ever does), there are a lot of other really awesome schools featured. Which school will you be cheering for this year?



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!