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The Preppy Princess and the Pink Knife…? Oh My!

A Happy Hello to all, did everyone enjoy the amazing weather this weekend? Goodness, it was delightful, just bliss here at the Prepatorium.

We start with an enormous “Thank You” to a darling blogger, Spanish Preppy Girl for being so kind and generous in giving TP the Blog de Oro Award (Golden Blog).

Miss SPG es una chica muy bonita y muy simpático. Muchisimos gracias!

Today we have updates on stars from that fashionable faux-prep school television show, Gossip Girl.  Actress Blake Lively has landed coveted spots on more magazine covers, including Allure’s May issue.


PHOTO:Allure Magazine

The magazine is available on newsstands tomorrow. Allure’s website features an extensive story on the photo shoot.

PHOTO: Michael Thompson

PHOTO: Michael Thompson/Allure

We admit to being a tad confused by comments attributed to Ms. Lively:

“Lively’s relationship with costar Penn Badgley has inspired some real-life gossip this past year, but she’s careful about keeping it as private as possible. “You see people who will open up their relationships, who are very affectionate on the red carpet or are doing a reality show with each other, and their relationship just seems to crumble,” says the actress. “So I decided to keep a vow of silence.”

The confusion relates to the actress keeping “a vow of silence” about her relationship, after seeing this interview in a German magazine …

IN Magazine

IN Magazine/Blake Lively Web

… in which both stars appear to speak candidly on many topics, including the possibility of marriage in their future.


Do you have a little one needing new party frocks or other apparel? We have word of a remarkable savings opportunity at Strasburg, home to simply divine duds for children.  The little pink dress is so darling we are making it one of today’s Pretty in Pink picks. The handwork on the embroidery looks exquisite.



How about the young gentleman of the house? Are there upcoming occasions on the social calendar requiring a more formal look?



The Boy’s Nautical Sailor One-piece is now offered at less than 50% of its original price, and in a broad selection of sizes up to 3 Years.


We had to share part of a story in Friday’s Stamford Advocate (CT) about the remodeled TJ Maxx in Brookfield:

“Spring fashions include Lilly Pulitzer casual women’s clothing ranging from $29.99 to $69.99, and Palm Beach Golf casual men’s clothing ranging from $16.99 to $29.99.”

Can it be true? Gasp! Lilly at a discount chain? Fortunately for many bloggers, this has proved to be the case, as we have read many accounts of Lilly treasures located in local TJ Maxx stores. For those unable to shop at TJ Maxx, we offer a few suggestions, including the Lilly Pulitzer Ink Sandal with its cute little grosgrain ribbon bow.


This shoe is offered for approximately $72 (its original selling price was about $144) at Zappo’s sister site specializing in footwear that is fiscally friendly, 6pm.

We didn’t realize that 6pm also carries apparel, including Lilly Pulitzer Kids! Below, the Lilly Pulitzer Girls Haddie Skirt, also at 6pm.


It is now priced at $39 in reversible cotton canvas, quite the good buy. (From our limited experience, girls at this age have yet to be concerned about sporting previous seasons’ merchandise.)


We now claim executive privilege, offering still more Pretties in Pink, as we forgot all about these!

Well Appointed House

Well Appointed House

What do you think of this Turtle with Lotus Chip & Dip from the good folks at Well Appointed House?

Or how about the Swiss Army Knife in a pretty pink Edelweiss print?

Insert screeching halt.  Knives? At the TP Blog?

Yes.  While the topic may appear unseemly (and we apologize to do those with easily offended sensibilities), the little pink knife actually once made the perfect gift for a doll moving into her first solo apartment. Perhaps not dinner-table conversation, but utilitarian. Indeed. One of these is also ideal for those more adventurous types heading out an a wilderness excursion.

On this shocking note we shall say G’Bye until next time!


Filed under Gossip Girl, nautical, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Pretty in Pink

It is All About the Pink!

Good afternoon dollfaces…

We seem to be a tad scattered this sunny afternoon; the prospect of sun and 60 degrees arriving at the same time has our brain addled.

Because of said addled state, we shall proceed with a brief, yet thematically consistent post.  We know how vitally important thematic standards are to everyone, precisely the reason we are so consistently inconsistent. (Heh-heh.)

We begin with additions to previous posts about ongoing sales at many retailers trading in preppish wares.  Now Tommy Hilfiger isn’t really in this category, more on the bubble in our mind, but they do merit the occasional drive-by and are having quite the clearance sale:


In The Pink Zone we show the Fitted Oxford Stripe Shirt, marked down about 40%, from $68 to $39.99.




Over at Lacoste there is also a broad selection of merchandise on sale. The Girls Cotton Drawstring Skirt was $65 and is now offered at $38.99, the Misses Cotton Knit Pea Coat is $163 from $235.


Next, we move to the treasures at Baekgaard, including the pink luggage Tags:


Courtesy Baekgaard Ltd.

Also on sale, Baekgaard’s Mini Card Case in scads of fabulous color combinations.


Courtesy Baekgaard Ltd.

We do adore this line, in large part because they do use lush, rich colors; we actually discussed carrying it here at the Princess.

For our final pink item selling at a reduced price, the Lilly Pulitzer Toddler’s Maddy Dress.


Lilly Ulitzer Maddy Dress at Saks.com

Lilly Ulitzer Maddy Dress at Saks.com

The dress originally retailed at $68; it is now $46.90. BTW, if planning a visit to Saks, remember it is Friends & Family Sale time, as discussed in this post.



We move on to a question for everyone about this Brooks Brothers skirt. On the surface it would seem the Country Club Embroidered Wrap Skirt has everything a Princess would love.


Courtesy Brooks Brothers

Courtesy Brooks Brothers

The skirt has pink. It has seersucker. It has little embroidered thingies. It even has grosgrain ribbon, used as tipping. Unfortunately when looking at it our mind sees only one thing: the word FRUMP.  What do you think? In our mind each and every reader is a Princess (or Prince), and we need your input. Are we being too hard on B2? Do you like it? Would you wear it? Do tell, as our expiring mind is dying to know.

Also not on sale but priced so reasonably it had to be shared:


The Pink Whale Supply Bags just landed here at the Prepatorium and we are loving them because they are so versatile.  At 9 x 4 x 4 they are simply perfect for your little one’s school supplies, or toiletries when traveling, or even your cosmetics.  The cute factor is off the charts, they are certified PVC-free, and at $14 a great buy. (Psst…if you like the whales, there are also Toddler Backpacks, bigger kids Book Backpacks, as well as Duffle Bags.)


Finally we share the snappiest item we have seen in a long, l-o-n-g time, perhaps the ultimate Pretty in Pink. This gem is a Digital Photo Frame Japanese design firm Greenhouse.  TDF.

Courtesy Greenhouse Design via Gizmodo

Courtesy Greenhouse Design via Gizmine

The frame is also an alarm clock and calendar. The screen is 3.5″ and the frame can run about 2 hours on one battery charge, or one may use the AC adapter, included in the $100 price. But wait – there’s still more! (We always wanted to sound like an infomercial.)

Are you sitting down? This also plays back MP3 audio and mjpeg video files! How cool is that?!  The frame is available at Gizmine and does come in several other colors. In fact, this is so nifty we just have to go oput on a limb and declare it to be officially Prepalicious!

With this on our minds, we are racing off to the Gizmine site.  Have a fabulous evening!


Filed under Prepalicious, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Pretty in Pink

Saks Closing Bridal Salons, Talbot’s Going the Outlet Route?

The Princess is a little down and depressed despite the lovely day; her countenance changed markedly upon learning that Saks Fifth Avenue is closing all of its bridal salons except for those at the Beverly Hills store and the NY Flagship. Hunh? This was simply one of the places where everyone went when looking for a wedding gown, even sometimes for a dress for one’s coming out. We didn’t end up purchasing our gown there, but still….sniff.  Does anyone have a tissue?

According to the story in yesterday’s WWD, the company plans to hold Bridal sales starting in January, running through May, in the following locations:

“…. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Houston; Atlanta; St. Louis; Tysons Corner, Va.; Richmond; Bal Harbour, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; Indianapolis; Plano, Tex.; San Francisco, Short Hills, N.J., and Dallas.”

Some of the bridal designers carried by Saks that one will soon need to find elsewhere:

Amsale, Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Christos, Edgardo Bonilla, Elizabeth Fillmore, Jenny Packham, Junko Yoshioka, Kenneth Pool, Melissa Sweet, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Platinum, Reem Acra, Tomasina, Ulla Maija and Vera Wang.


We also have news on Talbots: that struggling retailer has announced they will be opening 12 new outlet stores next year.  According to the Boston Herald Talbots plans to open thirty outlets in the next three years. From our calculations it seems this would at least double Talbots outlet presence, but do keep in mind, we are talking Princess Math here.

Talbots is offering an Additional 30% off everything online, as well as free shipping and delivery with no minimum purchase. For example, the Stretch sateen sheath dresses that were originally $110, now running $48.99 and $41.99 before the extra 30% off.  (The dresses would be about $34.30 and $29.40.)

Talbots Stretch Sateen Dress

Talbots Stretch Sateen Dress


Kate Spade is doing an additional 25% off everything now on sale, including the Giverny Trench.

Kate Spade Giverny Trench

Kate Spade Giverny Trench

Along with the Pop Clinton Street Nedette, the credit card case with the little change pocket, available in a pair of holiday colors:

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The sales at both Steven Alan Collection and the Annex offer outstanding merchandise at very good price points.  The women’s cashmere Shawl Collar Cardigan is almost irrestible at this price, with a snuggle factor that is off the charts!

Lilly Pulitzer Fall merchandise is 70% off at the Cloister Collection, including pieces like the Paley Cardigan.

Cloister Collection

Cloister Collection

We are also fond of Lilly’s Snappy Skirt in Preppy Twill in our favorite shade, now $29. There seems to be a fair amount of Eliza B. and Eric Javits sale inventory remaining at the Cloister, along with their always-fabulous selection of merchandise.

The email volume being generated by “Sale” updates and notices is becoming almost unmanageable; are you all struggling with the same challenge?  Barney’s is positively shrieking with their flyer about the Men’s Sale:

Barneys New York

Barneys New York

The email Bergdorf Goodman sent today was simply amazing. We cannot remember seeing any Bergdorf’s literature showing ‘as much as 75% discounts.’

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

This includes Ralph Lauren Collection and Ralph Lauren Black Label. The Red Tartan dress is available on sale for Infants Sizes 3, 6 or 9 months, as well as 9-24 month sizes.

Lord and Taylor is doing their Friends and Family discount, with an Extra 25% off Regular and Sale prices (with limited exclusions) in addition to 10% off cosmetics and fragrances.  Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout.

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

Ann Taylor Loft continues their special promotional offer of an additional 40% off Sale prices.

Ann Taylor Loft

Ann Taylor Loft


The ‘helpful suggestions’ along fashion and style lines continue to be offered for the next First Family.  In an interview with Express Night Out jeweler David Yurman suggests that his Belmont Shadow Watch could work for the next President:

“… He’s an Ivy Leaguer but not too preppy. His style is “international.” I’d like to see him wear a “Belmont Shadow” as a weekend watch. We have a new one coming out in six months.”


Call the Princess crazy, but we just don’t see the President-elect doing a $4500 “weekend wristwatch.”

A quick argyle update for everyone:

The argyle leggings are crafted of 100% cotton and are available at Pixie Market.

Happy-Happy everyone!


Filed under Argyle, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion

Lilly Pulitzer Makes Manhattan Preppy Heaven!

As a whole, there generally aren’t too many things Lilly Pulitzer followers lack. However there has been one critical shortage in the minds of most Pulitzer Preppies, and that is a Pulitzer store in New York. Good news for those who wait perhaps as a store is mere days away, and it will be in the city proper, on the Upper East Side!  

It’s just a bit more than a week until the new Lilly Pulitzer store opens on Madison Avenue. May 8th to be exact; at least that is the scheduled date for the opening. This is none too soon for fans of the uber-preppy line, and for many all roads will lead straight to Madison Avenue between 78th & 79th, 1080 Madison to be precise on that date. Word of such a grand occasion makes sharing a few items from the Summer 2008 Collection appropriate. 

Lilly Pulitzer Reecy Dress Lilly Pulitzer Mens Devon Sweater

The Reecy Dress in Knotty Blue Whirlpool, is a divine color combo in the Knotty Blue with its sunny yellow bow. You know The Princess loves this item, as she believes that “life is always better with a bow!” The Men’s Devon Patchwork Sweater is simply wonderful, in a lush, rich cotton. 

Below we show the girls Girls Garnet Hoodie in pink; we also include a shot of the back with its big palm tree. Oddly, the tree on the back (which is of course, the line’s logo), doesn’t have us immediately shrieking “logofication” and going on about that topic. And we are all grateful for that.

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Of course, what would a Lilly conversation be without a glance at the Lilly Minnies, like this Girls Little Lilly shift, not to mention the Swellies Rain Boots

Lilly Pulitzer at Neiman Marcus Little Lilly Shift

Lilly Pulitzer Girls Swellies Neiman Marcus

We would be doing a disservice to the brand if we did not show some of the oh-so-wonderful men’s ties. On the left, the handmade Bow-tie Striped group, and on the right we show the classic butterfly bow-tie with Lilly’s signature silk Hibiscus Pink grosgrain petersham.

Lilly Pulitzer Men\'s Bow Ties Striped Lilly Bow-ties Group #2

Do enjoy reveling in the knowledge that soon we’ll just head over to Madison Avenue for our next Lilly fix! 


Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle