Down to the Sea & Other Friday Fun

Happy, Happy, Happy Friday! Is it simply glorious where you are? Hopefully that is the case, spring has sprung in a major way here at the Prepatorium. The sun and gentle breezes are beckoning, and our resistance to stepping outside is waning. Rapidly.

Therefore today’s post is short, touching briefly on a few morsels that may hold appeal.  We begin with word of a fun post over at Refinery 29, “All Aboard for a Fresh Take on Nautical“.

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The story features all sorts of pieces with nautical influences, with some items coming from brands many readers enjoy, like Sperry and J. Crew, to others not commonly showcased in this space, such as Wren and Pixie Market.

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We very much enjoyed their take on the look.


Next is a post we mentioned yesterday on our Facebook page, from online style magazine Fashionista.  The story’s title provides the focus: “Who Does Preppy Classics Best? Lands’ End Canvas vs. L.L. Bean Signature?’

Author Lauren Sherman compares and contrasts several elements from each brand, a timely topic with LL Bean Signature officially launching over this week.

While not terribly in-depth, the story does make an interesting read.


We close with a few images in our “Friday Fun” category. The first is of a delightful customer heading out the door with her Lilly Market Bags.

Thank you Brittnee!

Our thanks to Brittnee for sharing with all of us!

The second image is today’s Pretty in Pink, without a doubt, an item we originally learned about via our friend Bumby at the Preppy Chronicles.

Courtesy Photo via Luxist

This would be a new Fiat 500C, not the first Fiat in pink, but it is the first convertible in our favorite shade.

On that fun vision, we leave you with a reminder about our amazing Spring Fling Thing, and a hope that your weekend is utterly divine. You deserve it.


Filed under Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, nautical, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Pretty in Pink

9 responses to “Down to the Sea & Other Friday Fun

  1. Jen

    Beware, the cold has come back to MN and I’m sure will make a stop over in your neck of the woods. And, I was so getting used to 60 degree weather in March. I have gotten more compliments on my Lilly file folders these days, just so you know.
    Also, a friend of mine just stopped by Target yesterday and found some very cute accessories in their new Liberty of London line. You may have to check it out.

  2. Amy

    Yippee! Spring has sprung! Love the nautical style, I recently went crazy at Forever 21, and racked up on some nautical themed items. Planning to go back for more asap!

  3. Love the hot pink car! Great spring picks love the nautical.

  4. Love the boots from Lands End! Too cute. xoxo

  5. Thanks for the shout out.
    Sending thoughts of a beautiful Colo. spring snow storm.

    Always Bumby

  6. Preppy313

    love the Lilly bags and the car…. ah-mazing!

  7. Hi, I started a blog that you might like. It combines fashion and giving back to charities. Each week, I will give away 1 Lilly Pulitzer dress (this week it’s the Pink Adelson Shift from Spring 2010) to one lucky follower, who raises awareness of the selected charity through various ways such as tweeting about it or commenting with an interesting fact. I am currently also giving away some great Lilly stationary items too. Please check out my blog at because doing good is chic!

  8. LOVING those nautical pieces!

  9. Loving the nautical at Refinery29. Thanks for the tip! You are like my own personal shopping 😉

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