An Anti-Prep Bigger than the Royals? Prepalicious Sales & Savings, Friday Fun

Hello-Hello, and happy weekend to everyone.

Because of the holiday weekend we are brief, and primarily focused on lighter fare, Monday’s post is always solemn enough.

We begin with several tidbits of note:

  • Sadly, this morning marked the end for Elaine’s, an Upper East Side mainstay for decades. Elaine Kaufman ran the restaurant for more than 40 years, until her death late last year. Even if you never actually went to Elaine’s, you may well have seen its interior, Woody Allen’s Manhattan was filmed at the legendary spot.
  • There is an abundance of rumors that Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively is seeing the newly-single Leo DiCaprio. (Oh my!)

FAME photo via The Blemish

More from Fox News:

“DiCaprio also happens to be on the rebound. He just split with 25-year-old Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli, and they’re known to be on-and-off.”


  •  Our final tidbit involves one of the original Anti-Preps, Kim Kardashian. It is actually more of a “Help Me Understand,” as  we are genuinely befuddled, this CBS News headline explains the subject of our dismay.

Kim Kardashian will out-do the royal wedding, sister says

Seth Browarnik/ via E! Online

Here is more from an E Online! story by Marc Malkin:

“It’s going to be royal wedding number two,” sister Khloé told me earlier today while promoting the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I could only imagine Kim having the hugest wedding.”

Little the varying family members have done is surprising, but in this instance we admit to being taken aback, and must ask those more knowledgeable about the cast of characters: really?? Really truly??


We move on now to our weekend roundup of fiscally friendly Sales & Savings opportunities:

  • Talbots is offering an additional 25% off already-reduced sale and clearance merchandise.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren is promoting an extra 25% off “select already-reduced styles”
  • At Polo Ralph Lauren outlet stores the offer includes savings of “25% on select styles” plus an additional 20% off  your entire purchase


  • Be cognizant of what the promotional literature for the J. Crew Factory “sale” is offering, which is nothing other than the existing discounts. We aren’t saying there aren’t fiscally friendly prices, but prices are as marked, there is no additional discount being taken.

J. Crew


  • Lacoste outlet stores offer 25% off everything in the store.

Lacoste Outlet Stores

  • Brooks Brothers Factory stores are offering 40% off your entire purchase
  • Ann Taylor is promoting an extra 40% off already-reduced styles, use promo code EXTRA40 at checkout
  • At Ann Taylor Loft the deal is even better, 50% off already-reduced merchandise entire purchase
  • Saks, Neimans and Barneys all have varying discounts and sales meriting a look; at Bloomies it is the Big Brown Bag sale


Happy Hunting.


In the Friday Fun portion of our post, a few trinkets that caught our attention; first, the Barbie Dream House Ring.

Via nOir Jewelry

We first saw the ring mentioned at The Fashion Planner blog and just found it fascinating, so we popped over to Jewelry nOir,  where the ring is sold, for a closer look. While not something we would wear, for some reason the ring is intriguing.

Our other fun item is a favorite here at The Prepatorium, it’s Fleet Week in the city.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

That’s the USS New York passing in front of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, when events honoring our Marine and Navy corps kick off.  You’ll always find me partial to sailors, my father was a WWII USN officer.  Below, the USS Iwo Jima heads up the Hudson.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

God love our troops…

Cindy Ord/Getty Images

And everyone who supports them.

Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Here’s the USS New York (rear), which was built from steel recovered from the World Trade center attacks, as it goes past the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.

Kathy Willens/AP Photo

May your weekend be safe and happy. If still thinking about a way to observe the holiday, here are some ideas from the National World War II Museum.


Filed under Friday Fun, Gossip Girl, Help Me Understand, Preppy clothing & brands, Royal Wedding, Sales & Savings

13 responses to “An Anti-Prep Bigger than the Royals? Prepalicious Sales & Savings, Friday Fun

  1. Always lots of tidbits! So sad about Elaine’s – truly an institution! Blake Lively just doesn’t do it for me – what can I say?! And the appeal of the Kardashians? What am I missing – who are they and why does anyone care? Not trying to be a negative Nancy – sorry!! The Chelsea flower show boots, however, are adorable – what a charming idea. And love fleet week of course. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend.

  2. Oh those flowered boots are too gorgeous.

  3. Anon

    You’re right, Kim Kardashian just doesn’t have the royal money to make as grand of a wedding, at least she is dreaming and thinking big! As for supporting the troops too bad Halliburton and other companies overseas don’t. Forty five dollars for a six pack of coke?

  4. The boots .. lust. So happy ..

    A Kardashian is so, umm, loud. In all ways.

    Brooks Brothers sales excite me; odd choice of words for that. I think it’s the ultimate cool, heritage merchandise, not bespoke, not as fashioned as Ralph Lauren, essentially cooler. Love that rappers (and my kid) get the shirts and can make it look, oh, cool.

  5. Oh my gosh… what’s with big weddings… I rather save the dough for a HUGE house… “giggles” and even swayed my family.. no big wedding please.. donations will be accepted by way of “the house plans”…

    the Kardashians… I could bare to watch them all, jerseylicious, etc.. it’s all so tackalicious!!!

  6. Preppy 101

    Oh, I adore those Hunters! So precious :-). No way to compare Kim K with the Royals. She can’t measure up – no matter how hard she tries in my opinion! Love your posts always Miss Princess. xoxo

  7. Love the Hunter boots! I think Leo is too old for Blake!! And Kim it will be a tackier version of Royal Wedding for sure! I wouldn’t sit on my couch for hours and watch her wedding no way….might buy the people magazine and see the pixs though!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Barbie dream house ring? Kardashian wedding akin to a royal wedding? Are you kidding me……wow. The ring is a riot…but who would buy it. The wedding comment, don’t know where to begin so will stop now. No comment. Oh but one thing, he IS cute~ lol. May it last forever and ever.
    God bless our troops allelujah to that. Sales galore everywhere…yes I know about some took advantage yesterday as I ran around like an absolute bat out of hell trying to get my family of “men”t together for a wedding last night (and yes they all hate shopping) so the honor fell on me….so I was shopping all day but not by any means in the relaxing leisurely sense..TRUST ME!!!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!

  9. PS Though the boots are a hoot, remember they are “over”?

  10. Kim Kardashian’s wedding = yawn

  11. Thanks for the mention! There’s no way Kim Kardashian will out-do the royal wedding, but now I am intrigued and want to see what she has planned.

  12. I just discovered your lovely blog. I’m just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  13. Let us just focus on those lovely Hunters and pretend the Kardashians never happened . . . lalalala . . . you can’t make me. . .

    That being said, I confess I might watch the inevitably televised KK nuptials, if only because it might be like the bizarro version of anything I would have chosen. Yikes.

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