Hello-Hello and Happy Almost Weekend! Yippee! The sun and warmer temperatures have never felt better, and we hope to finish our work in time to be outside enjoying the springy weather.
At the risk of violating personal TMI standards, we share the following only because we must apologize for yesterday’s hideous post. Our only excuse? We were coping with another one of these:
Fortunately it has departed, and we are now merely dealing with the daily frenzy that is standard here at the Prepatorium. And we must tell you, we are simply awash in new merchandise! While it is loads of fun, it can also be borderline overwhelming, or as GAM (Great Aunt Molly) might say, my goodness-gracious-sakes-alive! (We promise, we will share one of the new items in a bit, from a great new line that we are ever-so-excited about!)
Now, many readers may already be aware of this tidbit, but if not, we bring good news – TheOutnet.com is online and open for business!
Created by Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-Porter, the new site “…will offer previous-season items from more than 200 designers, with steep discounts of up to as much as 80 percent…” In fact, we’ll use a couple of Outnet items for today’s Pretty in Pink. For your perusal on the left: the Milly Dress (originally $355, now $177.50), and on the right, Chloé’s Ines Clutch (originally $1380, now $690).
New merchandise is scheduled to hit the site every Tuesday and Thursday – happy hunting!
Once again the line offers outstanding choices with clean lines and .
The entire collection is made in India, and is top-notch in terms of quality.
Just another reason we are grateful that A.P.C. ships to the US!
Also in plaid at Target, the Women’s Zulima Plaid Rain Boots are a great value at only $24.99.
They look like a lot of fun, oui?
Yesterday we shared a few of the nautically-inclined treasures we discovered online, but did not get anywhere close to posting them all. Next, this Anchor Necklace from the fine design minds at Giles and Brother.
Initially we thought these would be melamine, but upon reading the description discovered they are actually earthenware; they are also dishwasher-safe.
This next line is so delightful we are tempted to add it to our china closet. Seriously. The Nantucket Cocktail Plates are only available online, and at only $19.99 for the set, we are guessing the set of 4 porcelain plates will go quickly.
In fact, that plate set just might qualify as Prepalicious. What do you think dolls…is it out of this world enough?
Our final nautical item also hails from the Boutique (Target); we offer the Nantucket Floating Whale Salt & Pepper.
A word of caution: don’t look for this item in stores either as it is another online only item.
We promised to share an item from our new line; below, the Personal Size Boat Tote.
At 12″ x 9″ x 5″ these are an excellent size. One feature we really liked when initially considering them was the detachable matching strap one can use to convert the tote to a shoulder bag, a bit of versatility we thought was a nice addition to make this just a step above the basic tote. These are heavy cotton canvas that can really take a beating, equipped with a zip top to safely keep things inside, another plus as ‘handbag mishaps’ are not unheard of for TP.
Best of all? We managed to price the bags at only $15. This is the smallest of the sizes we are carrying, thus the ‘Personal Size’ moniker; we promise the larger size bags will be equally outstanding values. We are proud of the fact we have found a way to offer our totes at prices that are better than those of the two big guys! (You know who we mean.)
With that, we are off and out the door, sending smiles your way and hopes your weekends are spectacular!