A Few Fall Accessories & Fab Preppy Sales

Hello-Hello and happy day to everyone!

Good gracious, it seems as if we have been away forever!

Before we do anything else, we send an enormous Princess “Thank You” to everyone for all of their kind thoughts and support in light of yesterday’s iPhone Tragedy.

The Consort (aka TSU, The Spousal Unit) once again demonstrated his capacity for level-headed thinking in response to our hysteria concerns about the missing Address Book data; he did something called a ‘Restore’ and all is now well in the Corner Condo here at Princess InterGalactic HQ.  (Our conclusion: we have probably had enough excitement on the electronics front for the time being. Really.)


And so we return to the beginning of yesterday’s post, which started with TP once again expressing her gratitude to the Consort for Tuesday’s wonderful post in our absence.  When we grow up we want to be able to write just like him, he is so darn good at this stuff, we are continually amazed at his many talents.


In more standard news of the day we share our concern that a major SOTT (Sign of the Times) bomb is emerging on the Princess radar, one that has been hovering in the background that is now being upgraded to a full SOTT Alert: word that our beloved T & C (Town and Country magazine) may be on its last legs.

Fashion Week Daily’s story on the topic details one of the more disturbing signs that Hearst may not keep the fabled title alive.

“Take a look at Townandcountrymag.com. Within the last three years, Hearst’s Digital division has aggressively invested funds in relaunching websites at fellow flagship titles like Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Esquire, and Seventeen.  Town&Country‘s site remains strictly a subscription model rather than a brand ambassador that offers original content.”

This would not be a good thing dollfaces, honestly.


Next on our hit parade, a look at some of the fall accessories we will soon be seeing, according to this story in WWD.  First, the headband from A La Tête.

PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD

PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD

Evidently the popularity of this accessory is expected to continue:

“Thanks to the hipster-prep aesthetic of “Gossip Girl,” the headband has made a triumphant return to the well-coiffed head…”

The Bodhi Bag in a color probably not well-suited to those believing bags should only be brown or black.

PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD

PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD

Next, the Dog Tag necklaces by David Yurman.

PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

While typing, the words ‘dog tags’ make us hesitate, and then we stop cold. Our immediate thought? “Wait a minute, this is what our military personnel wear for purposes too horrid to be considered acceptable conversation at most dinner tables.”  While we don’t believe Mr. Yurman intends in any way to belittle or demean those who keep us free and protect our safety, somehow the notion of marketing jewelry made in this image makes us uncomfortable.

What do you think? Are we being a bit of a crankenstein in our dotage?


A few Sales and Savings of a Preptastic sort readers may want to be aware of, starting with the Vineyard Vines Friends and Family Sale.


To receive 20% off almost everything use promo code G0791.

The Tory Burch Private Sale is also underway; to sign in with your email, click here.

hm_privatesaleSavvy shoppers know ther are more seasonal sales and markdowns than anyone can keep track of, but we’ll continue in our efforts to post some of them.

With that we must fly out the door. May everyone have a big sunshiny smile of an afternoon!


Filed under preppy, Sales & Savings

11 responses to “A Few Fall Accessories & Fab Preppy Sales

  1. LPC

    I’m wondering about the dog tags. Perhaps someone with military family can elucidate. It seems OK to me, but no one in my family has gone to war since WWII.

  2. MCW

    I don’t know how I feel about the dog tags…but, the yellow bag is divine!
    Glad the iphone situation has been resolved!

  3. No T&C magazine?? That would be a tragedy. There really is nothing else out there that is it’s equal.

  4. Not such a huge fan of the David dog tags either… and I totally agree with you – no T&C would be ever so sad!!!

  5. I have been headband obsessed – since – well – I was about 4! I love these ones that you featured and am also swooning over the new feathered one from J.Crew 🙂

    P.S. I’m glad to hear all the iAntics have cleared up – yay for Hubby! 🙂

  6. I am going to have to say “no thanks” to marketing dog tags given what their true purpose is for. Can’t he think of something else?
    Sooooo sad about a “possible” demise of T&C. I do say possible because you never know……

  7. mary anne

    Guess I’m a crankenstein, too. Not feeling it with those dog tags. (Yurman, really?).

    No T & C would be terrible.

  8. I missed all the drama, dang! But good to hear all has been restored in the Princess’ abode:)

  9. Love those headbands and the yellow bag! Definitely on my wish list for fall.

  10. Dog tag jewelry has been around quite a long time…I wouldn’t be any more alarmed by it now as I would have been 10 years ago.

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