Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!
We must begin with an item only The Consort would think up: when showing him an outrageous pair of shoes from this week’s Alexander McQueen show at Paris Fashion Week, he immediately said “Whoever designed those must have a Bedlington Terrier.”
As his mother has been known to say, “His mind is God’s own special mystery.”
And we thought it would be fun to share a few Adventures in Argyle, beginning with the Lacoste Bed in a Bag at Macy’s.
Lacoste is also running their Sweater Event promotion, offering 30% off their Fall Sweater inventory. Below left, the 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Cardigan, on the right, the Short-Sleeve V-neck.
The Men’s Sweaters at Lacoste are on sale as well.
Brooks Brothers is also breaking out what many consider to be a staple of the ‘preppy wardrobe’. While we like the Cashmere Twinset on the left, the Merino Argyle on the right just doesn’t seem well put together, or at least not properly fit on the model.
For a more fiscally-friendly style, here is a Merona Cotton Argyle now only $6.98 at Le Boutique Targèt. This is a Petite size, and as of this writing it was available in Medium to XX-Large. If Argyle Rain Boots speak to your inner fashionista, these come in two color combinations, also at Target.
One cautionary note on the boots, the two reviews left by customers aren’t terribly positive.
If more casual footwear is on your radar, the Pink & Chocolate Argyle Canvas Argyle at 6pm.com (Zappo’s lower-priced arm) are also kind to one’s wallet at $19.95 and available in a number of colors/patterns.
We complete today’s footwear section with a pair of shoes unlikely to make their way into TP’s closet: the Burberry Sneakers.
When it comes to argyle it doesn’t get much cuter than items for the little ones brightening our lives, like this Baby Gap Hoodie for the young master of the house.
Or how about a personalized pink and green Argyle Sippy Cup from the always-wonderful Lauren Nicole? Or perhaps blue? There’s even a Monogrammed Mug for Mom.
We cannot leave our argyle portion of the post without sharing a “When Preppy Goes Wrong“: note the pattern in the Prep School Cutie costume for Halloween.
We leave you with a new item at the Princess, just added to our offerings for the Preppy Home.
We are just gaga over our cute new magnet sets.
The magnets come four to a pack, and are available in all sorts of bright, vibrant designs and colors.
They work perfectly with our magnet boards from both Lilly Pulitzer and Lake House Designs.
And at $10 per pack we’re planning on these for some stocking stuffers and Hanukkah presents.
With this bit of shameless self-promotion (gasp!), we’ll close with wishes everyone enjoys a fun and fabulous weekend!