Hello-Hello! Did everyone enjoy their weekend?
Spring fever hit hard this weekend at the Prepatorium; not only did we see the sun, but the temperature soared to 50+ degrees. (Yes, you are correct, it really takes very little to get TP excited.)
If you have toddled over to the Preppy Princess store, you may have noticed the message sharing the news that our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery line will be here tomorrow. All those goodies land here in just one day! Whoo-hoo! (To everyone who pre-ordered, your merchandise will be turned around immediately, on its way to you on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning!)
In honor of this it seems only proper that we share the celebration with those who keep us going when our spirits are flagging: all of you!
Above, the prize for this giveaway: Lilly’s Mix & Match Stationery set. Everything you could need is in this outstanding set: 16 sheets of writing paper in four coordinating Lilly patterns, 12 envelopes in matching designs, 2 sheets of fun Lilly stickers, all of it contained in this decorative folio (or folder), as seen above in the photo! This is such a cool set, you will love it!
Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment to this post to be entered once.
- To receive a second entry in the drawing, leave another comment giving the name of your favorite Lilly stationery item for sale at the Preppy Princess store.
- To be entered a third time, post this giveaway on your blog or homepage, and *please* be sure to to mention this in your comment.
The drawing is one week hence, Monday, February 16 at 10am.
And of course, you can take care of all your stationery and gift needs online with our Lilly collection, now that we know it’s on its way! Not to mention gathering those fabulous party supplies!
Speaking of Lilly, have you ever visited My Blue Blazer? This delightful blog provides an interesting perspective, and in this post the topic is menswear from Lilly Pulitzer. His first critique involves the label’s navy blazer for men; he offers high praise:
“The cut of this jacket may be the most flattering you will ever see in a navy blazer.”
The blog’s author also looks at other Pulitzer classics for men, including a colorful pair of swim trunks:
“Lilly’s signature palette goes well on these Capri Trunks. The look has been copied, but there is no substitute for the original.”
For more insight, or to see the specific pieces he reviews, pop over to the blog. How about the Gentleman in your life… does he wear Lilly?
And in our final Lilly tidbit, the Rue LaLa Lilly Pulitzer Sale just started about an hour ago, running until 11am Wednesday, the 11th. For those not familiar with Rue LaLa, it is one of the many “members-only” online shopping sites that seemed to sprout up everywhere the last year. Hypothetically the free membership is by invitation only; if you need an invitation, just email us at ThePreppyPrincess@mac.com
Things are going fast, so we should all exercise prudence and not become overly excited. And in the interest of full disclosure, there is some formula giving yours truly $10 off a purchase contingent upon how many people we send invites to; we don’t know the formula because we have never used it. Not knocking these mind you, we simply have not had time to shop lately.
If all the goodies are gone at Rue LaLa, or even if they are not, we suggest heading to The Preppy Outlet, an outstanding resource with preppy treasures from many lines, all at fiscally friendly prices.
The Women’s Wear Daily‘s annual Accessories issue is out, and one of the photo features looks at accessories showcasing the French flag’s tricolor motif. We share a few of their picks, starting with these shoes by Maloles; the brand is available online at Net-a-Porter but this particular design is not yet available. Sniff.
Below, an Erickson-Beamon bracelet in red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon. Cute, but a little too frou-frou for TP.
The bracelet is by Erickson-Beamon a line favored by First Lady Michelle Obama, among others. And a reminder ladies, the Erickson-Beamon for Target Collection is scheduled to hit stores next Sunday, February 15, as detailed in this post. Below, one of the many pieces from the Target Collection:
Two more looks, the coordinating necklace and earrings in beautiful shades of blue:
We will sign off using this pink & white striped version of the Lacoste Mainsail watch as today’s Pretty in Pink:
On that pretty note, until next time!