Delight of the Day 7/10

Whilst browsing the internet this morning, I stumbled upon today’s Delight of the Day – the Skies Are Blue Nautical Stripe Dress, $69.99, from Piperlime. I adore this dress for evening soirees this summer. Pair it with some fun wedges, and you’ll be the envy of the party. (Side note: this seriously reminds me of a Lilly dress, at a fraction of the cost!)

J.Crew Factory 50% off Sale!

J.Crew Factory is now offering 50% off, and they just released a bunch of adorable new arrivals. I’ve decided that they’re my favorite factory store, because you can go there to find something for work/internships, something for date night, and something for a shopping day. Not many stores have such broad offerings, and it’s pretty darn convenient just to hit one store. You can see my favorites below. Hurry up before they’re gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delight of the Day 4/1

I have an announcement today. After today, I will no longer be blogging.

APRIL FOOLS!

I’m so clever, right? Ha!

Anyway, down to business: today’s Delight of the Day is the ever adorable Envelope Clutch in Printed Anchor from J.Crew Factory, $69.50. (Plus, take 30% off with code {JUSTJOKES}!) I’m seriously loving everything from J.Crew’s spring line (you can see some of my other favorites here), but this clutch is priority number one. I’m envisioning carrying it around all summer long, paired with white jeans and a great navy blazer. Perfection, right?

p.s. Don’t forget to enter my Kidogo Kidogo giveaway! The Rafflecopter seems to be working today, so it will be easy peasy!

Delight of the Day 9/4

I’ve written about Kiel James Patrick products many times before. He and Sarah Vickers just get New England prep style. They pay attention to small details no one else does, and that’s why – season after season – many of our favorite retailers are following their lead. Not surprisingly, their latest venture – apparel – is spot on. Hence, today’s Delight of the Day – the Not Penny’s Boat Oxford, $98. The teeny tiny maritime flags on this shirt makes me preppy heart skip a few beats, and I’m not even slightly exaggerating. It goes without saying that no fall wardrobe would be truly complete without this. (While you’re at it, you might as well finally order one of their Starboard Belts. You know you’ve been waiting!)

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!

Delight of the Day 4/24

Swell Caroline

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Gold or Silver Tone Nautical Monogram Bracelet from Swell Caroline, $46. I’ve highlighted the sterling silver version of this bracelet before, but at half the price, this one is much more budget-friendly. I love anything with a nautical vibe, and a preppy gal can never have too many monograms. Ever.  Do you like the gold or silver better?

Oh, and don’t forget to enter my Subtly Fabulous stationery giveaway! So many beautiful prints.

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 3/25

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I know I say it every season, but J.Crew’s 2013 Spring Collection might be my favorite yet. It’s definitely the year of stripes for them, and I couldn’t be happier. My absolute favorite piece has to be the Rope Stripe Sailor Shorts, $75. They’re simply darling. Imagine what fun you could have styling these this summer! Blazers, button downs, blouses…the sky’s the limit with these. What would you pair them with?

Delight of the Day 3/18

Colorback Sail Jacket

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Colorblock Sail Jacket from J.Crew, $125. The lightweight chino fabric makes it the perfect jacket for staying dry through the upcoming April showers or for days spent by the water’s edge. Plus, I love the backstory for this jacket. J.Crew’s designers were going through the archives and found a similar jacket, and they decided to give it a modern update with a slimmer fit and colorblock detail. Who doesn’t appreciate a nod to days past?

Also, the winner of the MW Coastal Goods giveaway is Samantha Elizabeth! Samantha, please look for an email from Wendy of MW Coastal Goods. Keep an eye out for the next giveaway!

Delight of the Day 3/14

Vineyard Vines

Today’s Delight of the Day is the perfect shirt for the boy for St. Patrick’s Day! The Waters Edge Murray Shirt in Barbuda Green from Vineyard Vines, $98.50, is the perfect dose of springtime prep. Plus, don’t you think it will really bring out the green in his beer?

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p.s. Don’t forget to enter to win a Buoy Bottle Opener from MW Coastal Goods! This giveaway ends Sunday at midnight!