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Preppy Interior Design and Jack Rogers Giveaway Winner!

Hello-Hello, welcome to a Monday. We have lots going on here at the Prepatorium so today we are brief, there are a few tidbits we wanted to share.

We begin with a delightful piece The Washingtonian did on interior designer Kelley Proxmire.  The magazine’s story is titled “Get the Look: Preppy in Pink—and Yellow, it looks at how the interior designer turned “…a Rhode Island summer home into an unabashedly preppy slice of paradise. ”

Neil Alexander/The Washingtonian

The decor is more than appealing.

Neil Alexander/The Washingtonian

From the story:

But it’s small touches like colored piping and monogrammed pillows that pull the whole look together. We asked Washington’s queen of prep to share her tips for creating a room Lilly Pulitzer herself would envy.

Neil Alexander/The Washingtonian

Writer Samantha Miller asked Ms. Proxmire about ‘preppy decor’ in the article:

The trend incorporates a lot of color. Most of the fabrics are bold, geometric patterns, often including stripes of all sizes. In addition to using primary colors, preppy decor can include bold versions of pastels—like hot pink, golden yellow, or lime green.

The yellow hues make the palette bright and sunny, yet they are restrained enough to keep the decor from being garish or overpowering.

Neil Alexander/The Washingtonian

Another snippet from the story :

What advice do you have for those looking to incorporate the trend into their own home?

Go slowly, and don’t go overboard. Preppy colors and designs can be added by way of accent pillows, lampshades, wall mirror frames, or even table linens. Select a few strong accents and then add more preppy pieces as needed.

That makes a lot of sense, although I am guessing it is easier said than done.

Neil Alexander/The Washingtonian

Ms. Proxmire has additional photos of the project on her website.

Kelley Interior Design

I enjoyed the article, including Ms. Proxmire’s thoughts on pink, click here to read the piece in its entirety.  There is also a slide show of ‘preppy home products’ accompanying the story.

Via The Washingtonian

Above we show the Ooh La La striped armchair from Pottery Barn Teen and the Bungalow 5 Jacqui Table at Layla Grayce.




…the lucky winner of a pair of the Jack Rogers Navajos from the College Colors collection is Kimberly B., she commented that her favorite style of Jacks is the Georgica Python. Our thanks to Alysa and Diego at Jack Rogers for their gracious assistance in sponsoring the contest! (Kimberly, if you could email me skelley@PreppyPrincess.com, we’ll get you connected with the good folks at Jack Rogers.)

Finally today, at the risk of over-sharing, I want to send out a special thank you to the Preppy Post Grad, she has done a wonderful series of interviews with bloggers, including the one and only Carly of College Prepster renown, and Sarah Beth of the Greek Girl Shop, and today’s post is an interview she did with…me. (Blushing.) Thank you Miss PPG!


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Win a Pair of Jack Rogers!

Hello-Hello, we hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend.

Today we have a little surprise, something that we hope will brighten up your Monday and put a smile on your face: we are giving away a pair of Jack Rogers!

The sandals are legendary with most preps, seen throughout the year in warmer climates, worn a good eight months of the year in cooler climates.

Courtesy Jack Rogers

For those not so familiar with the brand, a bit of history via the folks at Jack Rogers:

“Born on the streets of Capri, the Jack Rogers Navajo sandal immigrated to America courtesy of style icon and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Kennedy favored its elegant ease as a relief from the formalities that her official life demanded.

First made by small, independent cobblers in and around Palm Beach, Jack Rogers put the sandal into expanded production in 1961. The Jack Rogers Navajo sandal was an immediate hit as it became available to fashionable women coast to coast.

Via Jack Rogers Pinterest

The classic whip-stitched sandals are now seen throughout the world, but the Jack Rogers Navajo sandal is still made by hand in Florida. Another look at the former First Lady in a pair.

Via Jack Rogers Pinterest

These days there are a lot more colors and styles to choose from.

Courtesy Jack Rogers

The line has grown to loads of other styles, there are oodles of options in the collection now, including the Pop Art Navajo by artist Kenny Scharf, Slim Ballet Flat and the Clare Wedge.

Jack Rogers

The company even has a smashing new flagship on the upper east side.

Jack Rogers

They also are a force for good, a donation from the sale of each pair of these Memorial Sloan-Kettering Navajos will go to the Cancer Center.

Jack Rogers

But today we focus on the Jack Rogers College Colors. Below we show several pair of Navajos that would be ideal for school functions at, oh, let’s say Clemson (L), or the University of Michigan (M), or the University of Oklahoma (R). There are several other schools where that red and white pair would also be ideal, including a University-that-shall-not-be-named-in-a-state-that-begins-with-the-letter-O.

Jack Rogers College Colors

The shoes retail for $105, we’re thinking Vanderbilt fans will like the pair on the far left, while those fond of N. Carolina will appreciate the pair in the middle, the Navajos on the far right will definitely hold some appeal for Florida fans.

Jack Rogers College Collection

Actually, these are fab whether you went to one of the schools or not, the color combinations are striking.

So down to business, the lucky winner will receive their very own pair of Jack Rogers Navajo sandals from the College Colors collection.  We admit to being excited about this giveaway, the sun is shining brightly, spring (and spring break!) is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time for a little fun and frivolity.  Here is how to enter:

  • For one entry, leave a comment with your favorite shoe Jack Rogers shoe style *other than* the Navajo;
  • For a 2nd entry become a Jack Rogers fan on Facebook & let us know you did (if already a fan, just include that info in your comment so you receive this additional entry);
  • For a 3rd entry, Tweet about the contest on Twitter & let us know you did (we’re on Twitter & love it);
  • For multiple additional entries, tell a friend! For each friend leaving a comment that mentions your name (or your blog or email or other means of identifying you) you receive two additional entries!

You can leave a separate comment for each entry, or put them all in one, whatever works for you. We’ll keep track of all this and pull the winner using a random number generator.

The contest ends this Friday night at Midnight, we’ll announce the winner on Monday. In the interim, you can you can even follow that cute Jack Rogers girl (seen below) on Twitter, or visit the Jack Rogers Facebook page, its Tumblr, and/or its Pinterest, they even have a board with nothing but photos of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Jack Rogers


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