Monday, March 31, 2014

S&B Brand Needlepoint Belt Giveaway

Nothing beats the classic, preppy look of a Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt.  Whether you have a love for the outdoors, a nautical theme, sports, whatever, there is no better way to express it than by wearing it in needlepoint.  It adds a bit of "you" to an everyday, preppy look.  Smathers & Branson needlepoint belts are the ideal accessory and make a splendid gift for the preppy guy...   
or gal…
That's why I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway with Smathers & Branson.  The winner will receive a (non-custom, non-monogrammed) needlepoint belt of choice.  See the selection here.  Collegiate and Greek belts are also available.  The giveaway ends April 7th at midnight.  Enter by using the Rafflecopter Widget below. 

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Carolina Cup Outfit

Happy Saturday!  I'm so excited for Carolina Cup today.  Even though there is rain in the forecast, I'm still looking forward to the entire day.  I decided to wear the Lilly Pulitzer Becky Dress in Shorely Blue She's A Fox.  I'm more than obsessed with the print and the style of the dress.  The derby hat I'm wearing is another one chosen from the collection of vintage derby hats that belong to my boss.  I'm accessorizing my outfit with the Goodie Goodie Necklace, some Bourbon and Boweties, and these equestrian pieces.  How cute is this horse and bit bangle I found at C. Wonder this weekend (out of stock online but available in store and on sale)!  I'm hoping to wear Jack Rogers, but if the weather is as rainy as the forecast says, I will wear my duck yellow Hunter boots.  The more colorful the better!  

Are you going to Carolina Cup?  If so, what are you wearing?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Whaley Fun Sweater

Sweater: Vineyard Vines c/o
Shorts: J.Crew
Flats: Ann Taylor
Jewelry: Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets (1 / 2 / 3), Ring

If you love Vineyard Vines, the usage of a good whale pun is a must.  With that being said, I "whaley" like this sweater.  It's light weight, pastel and basically perfect.  Before this little cold spell we've been having, I was able to wear it with shorts and take a few photos to share on my blog.  I can't wait to enjoy it more during spring break at the beach.  I love Vineyard Vines…it's a company that makes you feel great in what you're wearing.  After all, "Every day should feel this good," right?  

What are you currently loving on VV?

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clutches and Such

The spring and summer time is when I find myself wanting to use a clutch.  When I'm in school, a big bag or cross body are the styles I call my go-to (holds a lot and hands free).  Now that the brighter, warmer months are ahead, I am wanting needing a bright clutch.  The clutches by Gigi New York are calling my name.  I've fallen in love with these, possible by spending a bit too much time on Pinterest (is too much time on Pinterest even possible?).  My favorite style is the Embossed Python Clutch, with personalization added, of course.  Aren't these bright and perfect?
And to go along with the clutch, how darling is the matching phone case?  I'm obsessed. 
Do you have a Gigi New York?

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Internal Narrative - Salon Day

This is the first of many internal narratives on A Preppy State of Mind.  The other day, I was driving to my long awaited hair appointment while on the phone with Jaclyn.  I had been running behind that day and hardly had time to get a shower, meaning I went to the salon with my hair half wet and my makeup barely on.  When walking into the salon (running late as usual), Ashley (my stylist) was waiting for me at the receptionist desk, so I ran in and made a beeline to the chair to avoid seeing anyone I might know.  I was embarrassed yet so excited to get my hair done.  On the drive over, I was expressing my combination of embarrassment and excitement to Jaclyn, to discover that we both feel the same way on salon day.  This inspired us to make a list of what we like to call "An internal narrative of the long awaited salon appointment."  Enjoy!
  1. "There's really no point in making my hair look presentable, because I'm headed straight to the salon."
  2. "But what if there is someone I know at the salon?"
  3. "THE DAY HAS COME! Finally, I don't have to be embarrassed that my roots are showing or my ends are split. My hair will soon be perfect!"
  4. "I'll walk in really fast and make a straight line to the chair, that way to avoid contact with even the receptionist."
  5. "I hope my hair stylist doesn't think this is how I style my hair every day…"
  6. "I can't wait to tell her what has happened since last time she saw me."
  7. "Oh wait, what did she hear last…I don't want to waste time with repeated stories."
  8. "I need to remember to tell her... no layers this time, don't pull the ends all the way through, I want it parted farther to the side…"
  9. "I don't have to wash my hair for two more days. That way the color can sink in. Yesssss!"
  10. "Should I get a different style? Should I cut it short enough so that ALL the dead ends are off? or just have her 'dust the ends' like usual?"
  11. "Hmmmm I wonder if I'll come home with a different kind of shampoo or hair product(s)?"
  12. "I really hope no one sees me driving to the salon…"
  13. "Don't forget to bring makeup to touch up after…the water may splash my face!  Or should I even bother doing my makeup before I go at all?"
  14. "I should probably wear a really cute outfit to make up for my lack of hairstyling effort/ makeup."
  15. "How does she move the brush like that? My hair never looks this way after I blow dry it…"
  16. "I wish someone could wash my hair and massage my head everyday!"
  17. "Why don't they make a more comfortable neck rest…the bowl doesn't count!"
  18. "How much should I tip for hair therapy? I wonder if she gave me any free treatments this time."
  19. "What life lesson will I walk away with today?"
  20. "I look like a new person!"
And the best way to end every salon appointment is with a #hairsalonselfie.  Here are our latest salon selfies.

Can you relate to these thoughts?

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Derby Days - Aiken Steeplechase

Jaclyn: Dress, Shoes, Necklace

This past Saturday, I had so much fun attending the Aiken, SC Steeplechase with Jaclyn.  It was such an exciting event…as if dressing up in Lilly and wearing a derby hat aren't fun enough already.  We were in search for the perfect derby hats.  My boss, who has attended her fair share of horse races and is an avid collector of vintage derby hats, handed me a pile to go through.  Jaclyn and I had a blast trying them on with our dresses and choosing the perfect ones.   

Don't you just love derby days!  I'm looking forward to this next weekend with the Carolina Cup.  Who else is going?

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Chambray Kind Of Day

You can never go wrong with a chambray top.  One of my favorite ways to wear it is to pair it with my black travel pants.  It's effortless yet chic.  Add some jewels and color to spice it up a bit.  Speaking of jewels, I love how this particular shirt has jewel embellishments on the collar.  

Hairstyle by FIX. (See the post here.)

What's your favorite way to wear chambray?

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