Bold Preppy

I used to think that preppy meant boring.  You know, like Bitsy and Bob dressed from head to toe in their matching tennis outfits and cardigans tied perfectly around their shoulders.  We really owe a big thank you to J Crew for reinventing preppy.  I love what they’ve done to mix bold colors and patterns, and really turn preppy upside down (in a good way).  Here’s a look inspired by that, although funny enough, none of the pieces are actually from J Crew.

P.S. If you’re a J Crew aficionado like my friend Char, then you need to check out her blog jenesaisChar.

Deets:  Michael Kors trench | Forever 21 polka dot scarf | Zara camel 3/4 sleeve top | Theory stretch polo| Madewell skinny green corduroy pants| Gorjana gold necklace | Sam Edelman gold sandals

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12 more days of Summer

I’m always sad when it feels like summer is coming to an end.  I kind of feel it right about now.  You start to see the backpacks, pencils, and folders piled high at Target.  I’ve been out of school for a while now, but these are the signs that fall is right around the corner.  I have nothing against fall… I love a good pumpkin pie…but summer is happy time.  Sun in the fun, smiles, ice cream.  In honor of my favorite season of the year, I’m going to try to squeeze in as many summer outfits as I can between now and when it gets too cold to wear ’em anymore.  Here’s one of them:

Bloomingdale’s Aqua Maxi Dress | H&M hat | Michael Kors sandals