Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Positively Preppy Politics!

I am officially a Georgia voter and voted for the first time today in the Primary election! It feels great to have officially voted (woo hoo)!! Since today is election day and it was my first time voting, I have Red, White, and Blue (and elephants, of course) on my mind!  I decided to put some fun outfits together in a patriotic, political, preppy way :)

patriotic prep (red/white/gold)

patriotic prep (red/white/gold) by apreppystateofmind

Patriotic Prep (blue/white/gold)
patriotic prep (blue/white/gold) by apreppystateofmind

I am seriously obsessed with every single one of these items in each of these outfits! I would be one happy prep if I could wear one of these today. My official voter mindset has me thinking positively politically preppy today :)

A fun fact!! The Elizabeth McKay Red Elephant Silk Ruffled Blouse (featured in the first style board above) is actually being worn today by Wright McLeod's wife (running for congress), Sheri McLeod! She looks gorgeous! (Thanks Jaclyn for sharing this with me )! :)

What do you think of these adorable sets? Would you wear them? :)

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Getting Crafty: Bowtastic Style

I decided to get crafty and complete a pin that I had been admiring, Bow paperclips/bookmarks! With the new semester being just around the corner and my obsession for bows, this craft couldn't have been more perfect! 

There were never any real directions on how to make these, and I can understand why! Basically you just buy the materials and have fun designing and crafting them however you think is best. It takes me a good 10ish minutes to create just one, but I will admit that I work slow because I'm a perfectionist. 

    Here are the items you'll need: 
  1. Your favorite fabrics or ribbons (try to get a thin ribbon for the center of the bow and a thicker ribbon for the actual bow)
  2. Matching paperclips
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Needle and thread (this is not necessary, but I thought is was a good way to assure the bow was secure to the paperclip)
  5. No Fray for protecting the bow's edges form fraying

I just adore these!! I think they will be very useful when I'm reading because I'm always book marking my pages (this semester will require TONS of reading for me)! I just think bows are so fun and are another great way to spread preppy cheer around campus! They will definitely add a delightful touch to classes and studying.

I'll admit, I hate reading…but now I enjoy it more that there is an actual bow in my book :)

What do you think about these cuties?? Have you every seen or completed this craft?

Stay Tuned For More Craftiness!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Sweet, Sweet 16 1/2!

The best advice I've ever been given about blogging is to blog about what inspires you.  On Thursday, I attended a sweet 16 1/2 luncheon for my boyfriend's sister.  It was altogether delightful! 

The luncheon was hosted at The Wallace House at the Augusta Country Club! 

My Mama (ultimate preppy/Lilly friend) and I wearing our Lilly to this fun event.

The flower arrangments were magnificent!

Katie Stewart's monogram cake was absolutely adorable!! The colors and style couldn't have been prettier. 

A pretty cake for a pretty birthday girl!

Katherine, a cute little Lilly friend!

Luncheons always make a fun afternoon and are a fantastic way for everyone to be preppy together :)

Stay Tuned!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Favorites Friday!

Welcome back for another addition of Favorites Friday! I'm always reminding myself that if something makes you really happy and gives you that blissful feeling, then you should own it (that's how I know when I should and shouldn't buy something). So here are a few more items and items put together into a complete look that make me bright and cheery!
First off are these adorable Tory Burch Flip Flops!  I have seriously been wearing the same pair for 6 years (that's why I can't post a photo of the ones I actually own. I'd like to have this pair for a more updated pair!). I wear them on the beach and to the pool! These cuties belong on my Favorites list!

Next on today's list is this great stack by Seasonal Whispers! I adore this stack! It compliments so many outfits and so many of my bangles!

A dress that definitely fits right in on my favorites list is Lilly Pulitzer's Quinn Dress! I have this dress in  
Shorely Blue Sailors Valentine and in Multi Sailor Patch. This dress is to die for and looks adorable on! It's the perfect summery, feminine look!

Here's a favorite look with a few of my favorite items put together!
  1. The Lilly Pulitzer Avaline Dress
  2. Tory Burch Logo Clutch! (I bought this clutch in Green about 3 years ago, but it's still available in other colors, such as metallic gold and silver)
  3. Tory Burch Miller Flat Thong Sandal
I hope you were able to add my favorites to your favorites list! There will be more favorites to come! Have a happy Friday! :)

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monogram It!

One thing you need to know about me…I monogram EVERYTHING!! I say the more monograms, the better! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite monogram items or items to monogram! I think a monogram is beautiful with any initials and can make an entire outfit! It's the perfect preppy touch.

I absolutely adore a monogram bow!! I purchased mine from Doodle Bows for a great price. 

As you know, I love seersucker! When it's seer and monogrammed combined, It's like a preps dream for me! I had my Lilly Pulitzer Seersucker Clutch monogrammed and LOVE it.

Of course, the monogrammed floppy/derby hat from Marley Lilly is a preppy girl's must have! I gave this one with the bow on it to my Mama (ultimate preppy/Lilly friend)  for Mother's Day.  She loves it :) 

I also had my Lilly Pulitzer Seersucker Mimosa Skirts in Hotty Pink and and Shorely Blue monogrammed.

I don't know what I'd do without my Moon and Lola  monogrammed script necklace! I receive so many compliments on it. 
I'd love to have a pair of  Script Earrings to match my necklace! 

This Monogrammed Cell Case is also a must have in my Preppy book! :)

Monogram It!

Monogram It! by apreppystateofmind 

What do you think of these monogrammed items? Would you wear them? Or would you monogram them? Don't they just give you monogramania? :)

Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Keys, Please!

A key can mean so many different things!  It could be a secret, an adventure, unlocking a new chapter in life.  A key could represent love, safety, and the list goes on!  I love keys!  I feel like they are all unique in their own special way!  I love the thought of wearing them around your neck or on your wrist!  A key is a great accent for any preppy outfit!  Keys make an excellent conversation piece!  With all of it's many meanings, keys make the perfect gift as well.

Keys, Please!

Keys, Please! by apreppystateofmind 

  1.  I am loving the Gorjana Large Key Necklace! I adore the pretty fleur-de-lis cutout design at the top of it!
  2. Also by Gorjana, this simple, yet sweet, Key Necklace is the perfect touch for any outfit!
  3. I am absolutely in love with this Dogeared Key To Success Necklace! I have always been a fan of Dogeared jewelry, and this precious key necklace is just perfect for me! 
  4. The Juicy Couture 'Key to the Castle' Bracelet is a fun little wish bracelet to go along with any stack!
  5. This Key Wrap Cuff  is such a fabulous bracelet! It's not just one key, but two! How fun and clever is this design?
  6.  This Mini Key Necklace  is another simple key accent that would look perfect layered with another small necklace!
  7.  The Tiffany & Co. vintage inspired key charm collection is amazing to say the least! I would love to own one of these! Since they are quite pricey, they remain on my wish list.  The one I have been drooling over is the Knot Key Pendant. It is timeless and classy!
For my Fall wardrobe, I plan to incorporate more keys. Are any of these unique key pieces calling your name?  Which one is your favorite?

Stay Tuned!

P.S. I'm guest blogging over at Southern Royalty today! Have a look :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Once A Lilly Girl, Always A Lilly Girl!

One thing I always obsess over is seeing vintage Lilly pieces.  I recently went through my box of little girl clothes and was delighted to re-visit with my Minnie Lilly dresses!!  Mama always knew I'd be a Lilly girl.  These are 13, 14, and 15 years old, but they are still just as cute!  Each one tells a story as I have memories in all of them :) 

I had so much fun going through these!! I can't wait to share them with my minnie someday :)

Do you enjoy your old Lilly's?  And do you happen to know the names of any of these patterns?  I'd love to know :)

Stay Tuned!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shopping Success!

Yesterday, I headed up to Atlanta for a day of shopping.  Where I live, we only have a "tacky mall" (a great term I learned from Miss Janice).  My mama and I love to find a day (or two) to make a quick trip to shop at our favorite malls, Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square, and Perimeter Mall.  My main intentions, yesterday, were to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Which I did), but I also came across some other great finds which I am going to share.
This is my purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  The Michael Kors 'Parker' Chronographic Watch was a hit even just to dinner last night.  I received several compliments on it!  It looks great being layered with Yurman pieces.  I have never been so pleased with a watch!  It's just gorgeous!

Here's a really fun bauble necklace I picked up from anthropology! It's the Amborella Necklace which is available in two different colors (I chose green). 

Here are two fun belts I also found at Anthro! The Slouchy Bow Belt and the Pompom Petals Skinny Belt. Both so cute!

Let's just say, Madewell did well on this shopping adventure! I picked up this cute chambray songbird dress and this polka dot bright spot pullover, both for Fall :)

This shopping trip definitely gave me Fall fever!

What do you think of these finds? Would you wear them? 

Stay Tuned


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