It’s All About the Pink….and Perhaps a Little Green.

Hello-Hello…did everyone enjoy their weekend?

We have not featured a collection of items in the color pink for some time, and today seems like the perfect day to do just that.  Let’s start with something The Princess covets: the Jeffrey for Sperry top-sider leather lace-up in a neon pink patent, also available in an equally vivid lime green. These run $138 at a fabulous little shop, Gimme Shoes.


If these are a tad too bright for wearing to your somewhat shy teenager’s field hockey game (You know, “Mother, I will die! If you wear those to my game, I will be so embarrassed I will just die, I will never forgive you” sort of wailing), how about this Pink Plaid pair, also perfect for sloshing around in the mud.  They come from the oh-so-talented Tamara Henriques, and are approximately $65-$70 depending on the exchange rate for the British pound.

Everyone has at least one cable sweater in their sweater closet. But do you have the cable clog? Here is an opportunity to acquire your first pair, shown in pink but available in many other colors. These are also from the very talented Ms. Henriques and also require what is a reasonably small investment, $65-$70.


In showing this next item we must acknowledge that it would seem a modicum of sanity has returned to Tiffany.  For those who did not have to endure the sad, sorry saga of The Princess and “The Store Formerly Known as Tiffany,” we’ll only say we were aghast at the commercial aspect the company’s merchandise was taking on, believing them to be imperiling the brand itself with some products that violated the fundamental tenets upon which the company was founded.

This is why we are pleased to see the return of a more subdued (and subsequently far more elegant) classic, the Tiffany Purse pen in sterling silver with its pink diamond-textured motif.

Tiffany Pen

Tiffany Pen

Thinking about the holidays and wondering about something a little different for the tree? How about a Lilly Pulitzer Glass Christmas Ornament in the pink “Toile of Two Monkeys” pattern?


Perfect for your little Princess, Best & Co. offers the pink Pleated Sweater Skirt for Girls Sizes 2-12. Remember if the Greenwich store isn’t convenient, you can always stop by the boutique inside Bergdorf Goodman.

Best & Co.

Best carries a matching cardigan with a sweet ruffle on the front. If it’s just “too-too” or “frou-frou,” then consider any or both of the pieces in other colors; they come in cream, brown, navy, or red.

Always an excellent gift, the Cabo Isabella picture frame by Kate Spade is sleek and elegant.

Of course, The Princess is fond of the Larabee Dot Tidbit Plate set, also from Kate Spade. It comes in several colors but you won’t be surprised to know the two we consider to be the “must have” colors:

Here in The Great Midwest we are feeling a little nip in the air; we know that Gap’s fabulous Pink Peacoat will make anyone look great while also warding off the chill.

And this Girly Peacoat in rich raspberry pink will brighten anyone’s day! It is also from Gap and available in Sizes 12 Months to 5 Years.

The variety of childrens’ shoes available in all colors, prices, styles, and quality levels is  overwhelming. We offer this pair from Cienta, in a fuchsia that takes no prisoners, it is that bright. (C’mon ladies, you know you can’t say no to the bow.) These are available in Toddler Sizes, made in Spain; the pair cost $55 at Zappos.

And for the Lady of the House, what could be more snuggly than this pair of pink Madras Igloo Mocassin Slippers by Reef? These are also at Zappos, they run $29 and shipping is free.

And for Mom, this darling pair of Ballerina Flats from one of our favorites, London Sole, a shoe meriting your acquaintance if you are not already fast friends.


On the home front, a perfectly useable style statement for from IKEA, the Snille Swivel Chair in pink.

If all of this isn’t pink enough, consider the pink rooms of the fifties, this one compliments of the cool folks at Crater Ranch.

Crater Ranch

Crater Ranch

Here at the Prepatorium we sometimes must remind ourselves that our worries are really very, very small. Images like this help us put things in perspective. I mean, who would expect to find this pink room in the middle of a battle zone thousands of miles away in southern Baghdad…?

The caption for the photo reads:

“In an odd twist of irony our sniper (SGT G) and his fearsome weapon (the Barett .50 cal) were housed in a pink room….”

God love the men and women in uniform who are looking out for us.


Filed under preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion

7 responses to “It’s All About the Pink….and Perhaps a Little Green.

  1. Oh TPP! This is such a fabulous post!!! I love those cable clogs…although I am so rough on shoes that I would probably completely destroy them.

    Those pink pea coats are too cute, and I did not know that zappos had kid’s shoes. Both of my little ones need shoes and I am about to add some more items to my shopping cart (which is currently minimized at the bottom of my screen).

    And then the pic from Baghdad…excellent. God Bless America.

  2. I love my London Sole’s. The one’s above are must have’s.

  3. Queen Mother

    How about a pair of the pink Sperry Top-Siders for the Princess for Christmas?

  4. I love the Sperrys and have a 17 year old son who had better behave…graduation could be so much fun this year if he doesn’t! Great post!

  5. One of my favorite posts ever!

  6. I want it all! I really love the plaid shoes. How cute!

  7. I love the Gap Pink Peacoat! Great find Miss PP.
    I saw over on Mom x 2 that you, too, are a Mad Men watcher…I love the show too!

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