Hello-Hello! Is everyone enjoying their “It’s Almost Friday” Day?
We are, in part because it is simply gorgeous here at the Prepatorium. When the Consort is doing his imitation of a TV weather anchor his favorite phrase is “Sunny, Windy, Warm!” and that is exactly what it is like outside. (The Consort gets to do the imitation; although when he was a news anchor he did have to fill in a few times doing the weather.)
“In a reversal of every recession in the last 100 years, figures show that men have not cut back on buying clothes as much as women have. They’re not buying power suits — they’re replacing them.”
The story references the preppy aesthetic as seen by Bergdorf’s men’s fashion director:
“… . “It’s the preppy chic these guys have been into, and they’re just refining it, with the right madras, the right pair of khakis, the right cotton sport jacket.”
We cannot embrace the next look in its entirety, but if either of the madras pieces are appealing, they can both be found at Ralph Lauren.
Speaking of Ralph Lauren, a reminder their ‘Private Sale‘ is underway. We have one more item from Ralph Lauren, this time from the company’s Rugby line:
And because we are already shopping at Colette, we’ll share this as today’s Adventure in Argyle. Most will recognize it:
This is the Junya Watanabe-designed cardigan Michelle Obama likes so much she has it in two colors.
We have news about the new Trina Turk shop in the Hamptons:
The store is going to be right on Main in East Hampton; it is scheduled to open next Friday (the 22nd), just in time for the holiday weekend. Below, a look at pieces from the Summer Collection:
We love the look of these totes.
We are actually rather fond of many styles from this designer. (Psst, this is only for members of the Secret Squirrel Club: we are even contemplating carrying some of the Trina Turk interior design collection! What do you think? Yea… or nay?)
An update to our Polyvore post about the fun contest the Southern Social was hosting. That contest inspired us to attempt more styleboards, including this one filled with nautical merchandise from the Princess:
Obviously, playing on Polyvore could become troublesome in terms of wasting time the wise investment of time used to create work-related boards. (It is work you know. Really it is.)
Many readers we know are pondering/planning their sojourn to the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale in June. Following our post with all the details on the Sale we received many comments, including this much-appreciated insight and advice from Caroline, clearly an expert on the topic:
I have been going to this Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale for at least 5-6 years. My mother and I make it a “girls night” beacuse people start to line up as early as noon the day before!!! So if your going to go get there at least 12 hours before it starts and bring your airmattress from the “Great Lilly Camp Out”. They do allow everyone to sleep indoors and time to pack your car back up. We always have the best time hanging out with other lilly lovers : ).
This sale is INTENSE. the prices are the best most amazing things around and if your lucky enough to fit into sample sizes (2 or 4 sometimes a 6) then you will be purchasing Lilly Dresses for $20. AMAZING!
This a a sale that you HAVE HAVE HAVE to have a plan and a shopping buddy. When we get inside I go to samples and shoes and my mom hits up dresses and bathing suits- we get everything in size 2-6 then meet up 1 hr later in the dressing room area (yes area no individual rooms) and we go through our santa clause size saks and narrow it down to the best finds. Sometimes hanging out in the dressing room you will find the best sizes- as ladies are finished trying things on they hang them back up on a rack and that rack can be GOLD if you monitor it.
After the dressing room we always go out for another round to see what we missed.
There is no cell phone service at the sale (it is in a basement ballroom).
I am from the area but recently moved to Nashville, TN and I will be flying up for this.
Once you shop this sale you will NEVER be able to purchase her regular priced clothing….
These sound like super suggestions – thank you Caroline!