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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Gifts & Stationery

Hello-Hello, and happy Monday.

We thought nothing would be better to start a fresh week than a look at some of the new goodies in our spring Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts collection. We begin with a group of items that is already very popular, the new Acrylic Collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at PreppyPrincess.com

There are Pitchers, Tumblers and Wine Glasses in spring’s pretty prints, all are in stock and ready to ship now.  That includes the Nice to See You and Luscious pitchers, they are dishwasher safe, BPA, phthalate, and lead free, retailing at $21.95.  (The pitchers hold 56 ozs. of your favorite beverage, I think even Miss Janice would say that is a heap ‘o sweet tea!)

Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic in Nice to See You & Luscious at PreppyPrincess.com

Above we also show the matching glasses, each of these holds 18 ounces, they are $19.50 for a set of two, available in Nice to See You and Luscious.

Of course, there are bright new patterns in the acrylic Wine Glasses that match the tumblers and pitchers. I don’t think I’m alone in saying the Wine Glass Sets have emerged as a go-to hostess gift on more than one occasion, they are $19.50 per set of two.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Wine Glasses at PreppyPrincess.com

This spring’s patterns are Luscious, Nice to See You and Fan Dance, like the other pieces in this group, the wine glasses are BPA-, Lead-, and Phthalate-free, as well as dishwasher safe.

There are also new paper party supplies to perk up your table.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at PreppyPrincess.com

Yours truly has a fondness for flamingos just ask the neighbors, , you can guess which pattern popped out at us first, the Fan Dance napkins and paper plates are definitely smile-inducing. But we’ll always have a soft spot for pink and green, the Chum Bucket napkins and paper plates are sure to brighten up any table. (These are also in stock and ready to ship, plates are $5 for a set of 8, napkins are also $5 for a set of 20.)

The Consort thinks I should be using these all the time, he seems to believe there are issues with spillage (it washed out of the carpet, honestly), so seeing me with a lid on my drink makes him particularly glad to see the Eco Tumblers return in even more patterns, these beauties arrived last week, they are $14.95.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Tumblers at PreppyPrincess.com

Oodles of paper products have arrived in the last week, these Notebook Sets are just part of the batch.  For only $7 you receive a set of two 4″ x 6″ notebooks filled with lined and perforated paper, that is a price that is pocketbook friendly.

Lilly Notebook Sets at PreppyPrincess.com

Also in stock, the spiral-bound Mini Notebooks in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonias, shown below with the Notebook Sets we just described up above.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly’s ‘Catchalls‘ are new this spring, they come in a beautiful open box filled with 150 sheets of Lilly paper and one of those cute pink Lilly pens.

Offered in Chum Bucket, Fallin’ in Love and Fan Dance, you get all this for only $13.50, making this a great giftable. Another cute little giftable, the new Fridge Magnet Note Pads have 60 lined and perforated sheets of paper, perfect for those little “don’t forget” notes and shopping lists ($7).

Lilly Fridge Pads at The Preppy Princess

We like this addition to the spring line, elegant Pen and Notecard Sets in Chum Bucket and Fallin in Love.

Lilly Pulitzer Pen & Notecard Sets at PreppyPrincess.com

The sets have 10 notecards embossed with gold foil for an upscale touch, matching envelopes and pen, they are $28 and in stock.

Also ready to ship, Lilly notecards that are more whimsical, the spring 2012 Boxed Note Cards are offered in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonia, these come with 12 assorted notecards and matching envelopes, they are $14.50.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Our next item is ideal for spring break and beyond, the Insulated Coolers are all in stock and ready to ship now. Below they are shown left to right: Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonias.

Lilly Pulitzer Coolers at PreppyPrincess.com

These are water-resistant, have an outside pocket, micro-fiber EVA lining, and come with an attached can opener. For that bottle of Diet Coke, cough-cough. The Coolersare $29.50 and just begging for beach time.

One item synonymous with fun and sun, Lilly’s ever-so-popular Sunglass Straps. From left to right, Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonia, and Bloomin’ Cacoonin’

The straps are available to ship at the end of the week, as are the spring Koozies.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Koozies at The Preppy Princess

Also due here this week, a new item we like a lot – Lilly’s Tech Wristlet/Camera Case.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case

These are ideal for your camera, cell phone, mp3 player or other on the go item that you want to keep cushioned safely.  The cases are made of neoprene and lined with a soft material to prevent scratches, best of all, they are only $15.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case at PreppyPrincess.com

The Tech Wristlets close securely with a zipper, have an interior storage pocket, and measure 5-1/4″ x 3.5″ x 3/4″.

Another item we’ll be shipping by the end of the week, the new iPhone 4 Cases ($24.50), the new patterns are (left to right) Chum Bucket, Scarlet Begonia, Fan Dance and Fallin’ in Love. (Note: Fallin in Love will not be available for a few weeks.)

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 4 Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

The fab new iPad Cases will be arriving at The Prepatorium this week.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad Covers at PreppyPrincess.com

The new cases are for the iPad 2 only, they are available in (left to right) Scarlet BegoniasChum Bucket, and Fan Dance, they are $29.50.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad 2 Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

If in need of a case for your iPad 1, we still have them in You’re Flagged.

Also on hand, the new and improved Lilly Market Bags. Made of the same great material, the new size fits over your shoulder more easily, the new wider and shorter size still holds just as much, just in a more comfortable way.

Lilly Spring 2012 Market Bags at PreppyPrincess.com

The spring 2012 bags are done in Ugotta Regotta, Fan Dance, and Chum Bucket.

Last but not least, another item The Consort is happy to see added to the line, organizer bins. (He seems to think there is a clutter issue.)

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

The foldable storage boxes will add some spark to your home, they will be available in Chum Bucket, as seen above, and Fallin’ in Love. The bigger size is 22″ long x 13″ wide x 13″ high, the smaller bin runs 12.5″ long x 10″ wide x 10.5″ high. We expect to have these in stock in another week or two.

There are oodles of other additions to the collection, pop in for a visit and pick your favorites!


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Snuggie Truth Revealed, and Sperry for Spring!


A quick reminder to be sure and enter our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery giveaway, entries close at midnight tonight! All the contest info you need is right here; the winner receives both a Lilly Pulitzer Latte Da! coffee mug, along with the Take Note Mouse Pad that also comes with a pad of Lilly paper for handy note taking!


We have even coordinated the two prizes, the better to brighten up your desk! The pattern is the always-fun Cabanarama.


We will use Random.org to select the lucky recipient tomorrow morning and post the news midday. A gazillion “Thank you” sentiments to everyone who has entered, you make it too fun for us here at the Prepatorium!


It seems there is a wildly popular cultural phenomenon we had been unaware of until recently. We are speaking of the oh-so-popular “Seen on TV” product more commonly known as the Snuggie.

Courtesy Snuggie.com

Courtesy Snuggie.com

Somehow we weren’t fully versed in Snuggie-speak, so we were forced to do a little research. (Okay, a lot of research.) Little did we know how popular the creations are, leading the Times to do multiple stories on them in the last few weeks!

For anyone as sadly uninformed as we were, the Snuggie is essentially a blanket with sleeves.

The oh-so-popular item is sold primarily through television infomercials.  But according to this story in the Times, the Snuggie was not the first! (Gasp!)

Nay, nay SnuggieFans, not so fast.

“On CNN recently, a segment on the Snuggie — four million of which have sold since it began advertising in October — said it “has spawned all sorts of online imitators” and later mentioned the Slanket as one “of the other versions of the Snuggie out there.”

But it turns out that the Snuggie is actually the imitator.”

We offer Exhibit A, the Slanket, seen below.

Courtesy theSlanket.com

Courtesy theSlanket.com


But the Times story digs even deeper, revealing news the Slanket was preceded by…are you ready? Enter Exhibit B, the Freedom Blanket!

Courtesy FreedomBlanket.com

Courtesy FreedomBlanket.com

The Freedom Blanket currently sells for $29.99, the Slanket is $44.95 and the Snuggie is $19.95, although one can apparently acquire one for only $14.99 at ‘select’ retailers like Walgreens.

All of this leaves us wondering if The Princess needs to consider pink and green blankets-with-arms? Will we be horribly out of touch with our customers if we do not carry them come next fall? Will there be anti-Princess protests across the nation if we do not add these to our inventory and keep a ready supply on hand?

The Times also ran a story by Allen Salkin, “Snuggie on the Street: Watch Your Back” investigating the merits of wearing one’s Snuggie on the street.

PHOTO: Christopher Smith for the NY Times

PHOTO: Christopher Smith for the NY Times

Above we see the Snuggie on Broadway. Below, we see one of the drawbacks to outdoor use:

PHOTO: Christopher Smith for the NY Times

PHOTO: Christopher Smith for the NY Times

There is no back on this item, creating more than a little draft when one steps away from the sofa. Hhhhmmmm.

The whole topic has us wondering if perhaps some of the womenswear designers were thinking of Snuggies or Slankets when creating next Fall’s looks….?

PHOTO: Mauricio

PHOTO: Mauricio Miranda

These photos from the Milan Fall 2009 RTW shows certainly bear a resemblance to a Snuggie, don’t you think?  These two creations are from Salvatore Ferragamo, the photos via WWD.


PHOTO: Mauricio Miranda

We are just saying….


In our unceasing efforts to hurry spring we offer footwear designed to boost everyone’s spirits, starting with the Sperry Pelican Tall Boot in a stylized anchor motif.  Miss Nautical, do you approve?


The boot comes in a number of delightful colors and patterns; above you see the blue plaid. We looked at these this weekend at Nordstrom, and would have considered trying on a pair had anyone in the store’s shoe department indicated an interest in assisting us in that endeavor.

Another Sperry shoe we are fond of is the Women’s Print Bahama, available in three colorways. The green version has anchors, the pink features sailboats and the aqua-blue pair is adorned with a seahorse print.


Also new this spring, the Waterloo from Admiral in a seersucker and chambray look.

Courtesy High Snobiety

Courtesy High Snobiety

They will also be available in this classic blue seersucker and chambray.

Courtesy High Snobiety

Courtesy High Snobiety

We thank the bright minds over at High Snobiety for their initial story on these shoes!

Until next time dolls, have a simply splendid afternoon!


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Love that Lilly, and Michelle Obama in $500,000+ Diamonds

Hello-Hello everybody, and welcome to the almost-weekend!

We promised more Lilly Pulitzer Stationery goodies, so here we go! First, the Note Card Books in Patchtastic and Lillywood:

Lilly Pulitzer Note Card Books at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer Note Card Books at PreppyPrincess.com

At only $15 for each Set of 10 Note Cards (2 each of 5 different patterns) and envelopes, these are already a favorite here at the Prepatorium.  And they haven’t even arrived yet!

Also due in around the 4th or 5th of February, these bright and cheery Large Notebooks in Animal Crackers (L) and Cabanarama (R):

Lilly Pulitzer Notebooks at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer Notebooks at PreppyPrincess.com

The Large Notebooks are about 9″ x 12″ with an inside pocket; they will be $16.

At 6″ x 8″ the Mini-Notebooks are perfect for tossing in the tote.  They also have an inside pocket, and will run $14.  Below, the Mini-Notebooks in Mumsie and Bee’s Knees Patch:

Lilly Pulitzer Mini-Notebooks at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer Mini-Notebooks at PreppyPrincess.com

A reminder that the Princess Consort has been typing his little fingers to the bone, making sure some of the Lilly merchandise is up on the Princess website for pre-ordering.  The Lilly folks say they are shipping February 1st; we expect our first shipment being here by the 4th or 5th of February. Pre-ordering means your order gets out the door first when the Lilly merchandise arrives here. Pre-orders are at the top of the list and will be turned around on the same day we receive the merchandise from Lilly.

We also said we would share some sneak peeks from the market. Here is a glance at two new patterns from Scout that we went ga-ga over, starting with the Poolside Stripe:

Available 2/15/09

Available 2/15/09

Stripes Away is another new pattern we will be getting in mid-February.

Available 2.15.09 PreppyPrincess.com

Available 2.15.09 PreppyPrincess.com


On the topic of Inaugural fashion, the LA Times raises a question about the propriety of a First Lady borrowing jewelry, in relation to these $17,000 Loree Rodkin earrings.


Michelle Obama wore the sparklers to Sunday’s concert.

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

PHOTO: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

(Frankly, TP is far more fascinated by the Narciso Rodriguez ensemble in camel and black, really quite elegant IOHO.)  The paper’s All the Rage blog cites rules about borrowed apparel and accessories set up when Ronald Reagan was President in the 1980s, and Mrs. Reagan was chided for her frequent borrowing of designer clothes.

“Michelle Obama wore $17,000 diamond chandelier earrings designed by Loree Rodkin to the “We Are One” concert on Sunday — not a gift from her husband, but borrowed from a Chicago retailer. The next morning, dispatches were dutifully sent out from the publicist for Rodkin to let the press know whom to credit for her ear candy. How very red carpet.”

Yikes… that seems a little cranky, no? We presume All the Rage would apply the same question to Tuesday night’s jewelry, a healthy 77.6 carats in diamonds, again, borrowed from Loree Rodkin. (Mrs. Obama is seen with U.S. Army Sgt. Margaret H. Herrera following her dance with President Obama.)

Gary Hershorn/Reuters

PHOTO: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

The Arizona Republic has a little more information on the bling (that is the proper term…yes?) in this story:

“Curious about costs, we called Moody Blues boutique in Scottsdale, which carries Loree Rodkin jewelry. There, a chain necklace with a cross pendant covered in an estimated 3 carats of diamonds is $21,000, says Catie Cerutti, store manager.

We’d hate to draw any cost-per-carat conclusions based on that, but . . . oh, who are we kidding. Our math shows that Obama could have been wearing $543,200 worth of diamonds.”

There you have it.


Now, if you are interested in sporting a knock-off of the First Lady’s Jason Wu gown, eDressMe has one available. Really.



We have an answer to our question Is Jason Wu Preppy?, asked in this post: absolutely.  Without question. According to Eric Wilson’s story in today’s Times, he attended Loomis, a not-very-well-know Connecticut boarding school.

We credit the Consort for the sharp eye on this – he is such a Fashionisto. (The male version of Fashionista…hello?)


And in our “The Princess wasn’t Born Yesterday” category, we pose a question: is it possible that the “Marvelous Malia” and “Sweet Sasha” dolls pictured below have absolutely no connection whatsoever to the little girls who just moved into the White House?!

Scott Olson/Getty

PHOTO: Scott Olson/Getty

That’s what the folks at Ty say; they just released the dolls for sale, and controversy  about the TyGirlz dolls is growing. An Associated Press story explains the “coincidence”:

“The Oak Brook-based company chose the names because ‘they are beautiful names,’ not because of any resemblance to Malia and Sasha Obama, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.”

“‘There’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,’ Lundeen said. ‘It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls.

Oh.  Silly Princess.

However – let it be said that at least the moronic company (really, this is PR Debacle 101 level stuff) put a little madras on the dolls’ cuffs and one pair of sneakers.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

PHOTO: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Do enjoy your Saturday and Sunday!


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Preppy Princess Special Announcement: Lilly Pulitzer on its Way!

Hello-Hello everyone, and isn’t it a glorious morning?

Yes, we are well aware it is snowing.


And the temperature is 4 degrees and headed lower as we type, as opposed to higher.

But it might as well be sunny and 75 here at the Prepatorium, as we have an exciting announcement for you:


On its way!

On its way!

How fabulous is this? We must acknowledge spending a good portion of the evening drooling looking over the catalog; we could not be more favorably impressed.

What exactly is in the line? How does ‘everything’ sound? For personal correspondence needs we will be offering:

  • Divine Lilly designs in notecards, flat cards, notepads, foldover notes and more
  • Stunning Lilly blank stock to be personalized per your wishes
  • Sets of Mix & Match stationery, Note Card Books
Party Plates in 'Taboo'

Taboo Tableware

Naturally the Party and Tableware also carries that classic Lilly style: lush and luxurious with a healthy dose of whimsy!

  • dinner and dessert plates, cocktail, luncheon and guest napkins
  • tumblers and place cards
  • TP’s personal favorite: little pink and green umbrellas for your favorite cocktail that are just TDF
  • wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags
  • invitations, party favor bags, pom pom decorations

Let’s not forget all the other treasures in the line:

  • picture frames, photo books and journals
  • file folders, mouse pads, note pads, sticky notes,
  • address & phone books
  • porcelain mugs in gift boxes you will adore

Honestly, we are just giddy! (Oh… you could tell?)

My, what a nice crown you have!

Needless to say, the atmosphere here in the Corner Condo of Princess InterGalactic HQ is absolutely giddy.

The Princess Consort seems a tad concerned that orders will be taken starting on February 1st; he thinks this might allow us too much time to ponder all the goodies in the catalog for our own personal order! “Not to worry” we said, everything is priced *very* reasonably!

So there you have it: you can order your Lilly treasures through us beginning February 1, just a little more than two weeks from now! To ensure you are in the Lilly loop for all the latest on Lilly Stationery and Gift news, sign up for the Lilly Pulitzer mailing list on our site. Just click here and scroll down ’til you see this…

…and put a check in the box.  (A reminder: we *never* sell or otherwise share your information with anyone else, just so you know.)

We must fly, but promise to share more photos from the line soon. (And how about that Princess crown…hhhmmm?)


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