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What The Consort Likes These Days

Hello, hello all.  The Consort here striding confidently mikeside to amuse and bemuse you while The (lovely and talented) Princess enjoys a spa day.  I’ve been lurking around the Interwebs and have uncovered some items that have captured my attention.  They are generally expensive, loud or shiny but, hey, I’m a guy and we like those things.  Let’s get started, shall we?

L.L. Bean never lets me down.  Never.  Take a stroll through the Signature lines and you’ll be ready for the worst weather fall and winter can offer.  The prices are attractive, too.  I’m loving the plaid shirt pictured at left for only $69.  The hooded field coat seen at right is $249.  A small price to pay for something you will probably be able to hand down to your heirs.

While we’re discussing jackets let’s turn our attention to the stunning Belstaff Roadmaster jacket.  How can I describe this work of genius?  Here’s what Belstaff says: “Hand-waxed cotton seals out the elements. – Reinforced elbows and shoulders provide extra protection. – Throat latch and triple-snap cuffs seal out the wind and rain. – Bellows pockets hold personal effects without extra bulk. – Collar and cuffs are lined in cotton velvet.”  I think of it as armor for the outdoors.  You can find yours at J. Crew for $595.  It’s an investment – especially if you really do ride a motorcycle.

Did I mention motorcycles?  I’m enthralled with Blitz Motorcycles in France.  I’ve ridden Harleys for years but am evolving into a “if it doesn’t make the bike go faster or stop sooner keep it off the bike” kind of guy.  That’s why I’m so attracted to Blitz.  The bike pictured is their version of the bike Steve McQueen rode in his classic film “The Great Escape”.  The remodeled BMW is stunning in it’s simplicity.  You can order a Blitz bike but be ready to wait.  The bespoke rides begin at about $20,000 and they only make about ten a year.  The shop is in Paris but the address is unlisted.  I love that.

You’ve got the jacket and you have the motorcycle.  It’s road trip time!  Wait! First grab your Filson Duffel Bag from Brooks Brothers and then you’re all set.  These twill and leather medium-sized duffles are water repellent and have loads of interior pockets.  I know we’ve been looking at some international things but these bags are made in the USA.  As the good folks at Brooks Brothers say,  you “might as well have the best”.  I love that, too.

I also love people with vision.  Randy Grubb lives in Southern Oregon.  He’s the owner of Blastolene, a garage where works of art like the Art Deco motor coach you see above are born.  Randy used a 1973 GMC motor home and a White Motors truck cab from the 1950s to create the behemoth Decoliner.  The portholes and flowing lines are fantastic.  Randy also turned out the Blastolene Special, a monstrous tank engine-powered hot rod that now can be found in Jay Leno’s garage.   It’s safe to say that Randy Grubb is creating classics.

Another classic turns 50 years old this month.  James Bond made his movie debut with “Dr. No” in 1962.  Sean Connery was the first (and I say best) James Bond.  That was a different time: John Kennedy was president, gas sold for 28 cents per gallon, a year’s tuition at Harvard would set you back $1,520 and October saw the US and Russia square off during the Cuban Missile Crisis.   But there was no crisis  Commander Bond couldn’t resolve in his trademark style.  The films are fascinating snapshots in time.  Each one tries to trump the special effects and plot twists seen in previous films.  I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll never be as suave as James Bond.  But then he’ll never be the Princess Consort.  You lose, Mr. Bond.

Where does the time go?  I must run but The Princess assures me she’ll be back next week.  Until then I remind you to take good care of your waitperson tonight because they’re working hard for you.  Have fun, all!

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“9 Preppy Pieces” and That Gossip Girl Wedding (Spoiler Alert)

Hello and welcome to another crazy day here in the Corner Condo at Princess InterGalactic HQ. Please accept our apologies for the erratic posting this week, The Consort is a tad under the weather and we’re running behind…eek!

The folks at Refinery 29 have put together a story showing “9 Preppy Pieces,” we thought readers might enjoy seeing a few of their selections. From the story:

We know what you probably think of when you hear “preppy” in this town—Georgetown fellas sporting trousers embroidered with lobsters, accompanied by dates swathed in seersucker (okay, seersucker can be chic!). But it doesn’t to be that way, we swear!

Below, J. Crew’s Crystal Button Cardigan ($69.50). This is one of Crew’s better options, regardless of issues about the company’s direction the cardigan a style staple, available in a broad array of colors. On the right, the Kilshaw Blazer from Jack Wills, $298.

We liked the Milly Victoria Mini Flap bag shown in the story, $285 at ShopBop, it comes in both ‘Sapphire’ and ‘Crimson’.

Back to the story from Holly Thomas:

Prep-tastic style is having a major moment, and stores are brimming with elbow-patch blazers, horn-rimmed specs, and enough tweeds, cable knits, and corduroy to outfit an entire AP class.

The LL Bean Signature Shirt is always a good choice ($59), as is this Lands’ End Canvas Plaid Taffeta skirt ($89.50).

This particular story was brief, but looking at the featured items was intriguing; our reaction to styles shown in these kinds of stories is often mixed, frequently negative, that was not the case this time. To see the entire slide show and story, click here.

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Our other item today involves a show many of our readers enjoy, Gossip Girl. While your trusty correspondent does not partake of the show’s offerings (although the fashion makes it *very* tempting), we have read a bit about an upcoming wedding scene that is being/has been shot this week.

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It seems that “Blair” may be a runaway bride. (Gasp.)

SplashNews via HollywoodLife.com

Online news stories about pretty party frocks and/or wedding gowns hold enormous allure, I’ve no self control whatsoever when seeing them, I click and off I go; upon seeing all of the G2 news I had to take a peek at the dress.

Via Buzz Sugar

Some fashion experts believe the dress is Vera Wang’s ‘Esther’ below left, from a 2010 collection by the designer, others shriek at the notion the fashion forward program would put ‘Blair’ in a gown that is a year old. (The horror.) Others believe it is the Frieda by Ms. Wang, below right.

Via WetPaint.com

Still others suggest a design by Monique Lhuillier.  We’ve absolutely no idea, but may have to tune in for the episode, it is the season’s final show, something of a cliffhanger from what we’ve read.

We leave you with something *very* bright, a one of a kind sofa now on eBay.

eBay

Here is another look at the item.

eBay

Our thanks to Re-Lilly founder Sue Trader, she shared a link to the piece yesterday. The auction ends this Sunday, the opening bid is $2099, thus far there have been no bids.

Until next time, may the sun be shining on you!

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Tie One On & Preppy 2.0 (Again) + Faces of Japan

Hello and welcome to a new week.

We have a slightly altered structure today. The first portion of the post is comprised of our usual content, primarily the light and frothy nonsense we enjoy sharing. The second portion of the post focuses on Japan, the journalist still lurking inside won’t allow us to ignore the latter topic and this provides everyone the chance to change channels, in the cyber sort of way, if one or both portions hold no appeal.

We begin with a brief photo feature in Saturday’s WaPo (Washington Post), “Preppy 2.0,” introduced this way:

“The term “preppy” conjures a range of images, from starched school uniforms to khaki pants and navy sport coats. But the past several seasons have seen fashionable types putting a highly personalized spin on the style, choosing from a new arsenal of old-school staples: nautical stripes, plaids and timeless silhouettes updated for 2011.”

Different clothing and accessories are featured in the piece, including several Tommy Hilfiger items we showed from last fall’s runway show.

Tommy Hilfiger via Washington Post

Other items include the Lands’ End Canvas Heritage Peacoat and the LL Bean Signature Poplin Dress Shirt.

Land's End Canvas & LL Bean Signature

Reading varying interpretations of the “preppy style” is always entertaining, click here to see the photo feature in its entirety.

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Next today, our friend Ben at Starboard Clothing shared exciting news with us: the company’s website is up and running.

Starboard Clothing Company

Starboard does “beau ties”, we wanted to share some examples of their work.  As you can see, there are beaus in seersucker, gingham, madras and other fabrics.

Starboard’s beaus look simply wonderful, bright and vibrant, perfect for spring and summer.

Some readers may recall our little sneak peek at the Alex Grant Bow Ties from our friend Skip. We can share that his bows are also now available, these are silk, with the elegance and panache we would expect from Skip.

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Knowing that April showers are just around the corner (although many of our friends in the southeast have already experienced the phenomenon), we wanted to do a Pretty in Pink showcasing some of däv rain boot styles.

Davrain

For those in need of foul-weather gear for the young miss, there are also däv Kids’ products that look like loads of fun, offering a new Adventure in Argyle.

Davrain.com

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We move on now to a far weightier topic, one consuming almost everyone’s interest.

Yomiri

In some respects scenes from Japan are reminiscent of Berlin at the end of WWII, or perhaps burning oil fields during the Gulf War.

Keiichi Nakane / Yomiuri Shimbun

Or thunderstorms and tornadoes in the great plains during severe weather season.

Kyodo News/AP

It becomes much more difficult to watch now, because the images are beginning to show people from the areas sustaining the worst damage.

JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images

As opposed to “mere property destruction”.

KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images

David Guttenfelder/AP Photo

And there are faces.

Reuters

Kyodo News/AP

Associated Press (L) and Reuters (R)

JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Kyung-hoon / Reuters

AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Hiroto Sekiguchi

TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty (L) & Hiroto Sekiguchi/The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP (L)

Kyodo News/AP Photo

Associated Press

For those considering ways to help, the good folks at Charity Navigator have a superb list of things to consider if making a financial donation, including information on some of the four-star organizations like Doctors without BordersDirect Relief International.


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Black Friday with a Preppish Influence

Hello-Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving once again.

It’s that time…. a look at Black Friday Sales & Savings opportunities with a preppish slant. As always, we have done the best we can in terms of information gathering, but if you have any questions, do check with your individual store to verify our information.

  • At LL Bean, those spending $50 or more receive a $10 gift card, and shipping is free with any purchase through December 20, use promo code TIMETOSHOP and pin# 2310
  • The same applies at LL Bean Signature.
  • Brooks Brothers is repeating its special of last year, an additional 15% off your entire online purchase through Saturday, and in-store Friday and Saturday until noon. There are also special discounts on various items, too many to list here.
  • Brooks Brothers Factory Stores: 40% off entire purchase through Sunday. Those shopping before noon on Friday and Saturday will receive an additional 10% off their purchase.

Brooks Brothers

Polo Ralph Lauren

Via Daddy 'O Deals

  • Tommy Hilfiger suggests avoiding the crowds, continuing its 30% off special online and in-store through the 30th.

Tommy Hilfiger

  • Regular J. Crew stores are taking 25% off purchases of $150 or more, online use promo code TURKEY
  • J. Crew Factory Stores offer those shopping before 8am an additional 40% off clearance merchandise.
  • J. Crew Factory Online is doing 40% off all styles through midnight Friday night. A few cautionary notes, this does not apply to Factory Stores, while the graphic says ‘two days only,’ the fine print says the offer ends Sunday night.
  • Kate Spade offers 10% off your entire purchase with a coupon slated to arrive shortly via email; the company’s Facebook page also has the coupon. Additionally, the “Find the Penguin” promotion returns, items marked with the little guy are 20% off.
  • Tory Burch: Those spending $300 or more in-store and online receive 30% off; use promo code GETGIFTS. Also, customers who spending more than $150 get a free tote bag.

  • Ann Taylor: Until noon on Friday, 40% off entire purchase, if shopping online, use promo code THANKS at checkout
  • Ann Taylor Loft: 40% off entire purchase, use promo code ENJOY at checkout (no end date for this offer is shown)

Ann Taylor Loft

Gap Stores

“Start out your Black Friday shopping with style! Get 50% off the entire store until 10am only.

Offer ends at 10am sharp at all Gap, GapKids, babyGap, and GapBody stores. Certain restrictions apply. Only select stores will open at midnight. Please check with your local stores for their operating hours.”

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Gap is also doing free shipping on orders totaling more than $50.

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As many are no doubt aware, Target decided to open on Thanksgiving. To see their discounts, click here.

Vera Bradley has a number of special offerings online and in-store, including a free tote Friday, but only for in-store shoppers spending more than $100. For more information on the company’s promotions, click here.

  • Saks continues its sale, with increased discounts on Friday from 8am to noon, including an additional 50% off already reduced prices.  For shoppers spending more than $100 in cosmetics/fragrances, the retailer is offering a $25 gift card.
  • Until Noon on Friday shoppers at Saks Off 5th outlets receive  additional savings of 30%-50% off entire purchase

Last Call

  • Banana Republic is taking 25% off your entire purchase online and in-store through Sunday night, use promo code BRTHANKS at checkout.

Banana Republic

  • Talbots is offering a variety of special deals, one item to be discounted, the cotton cabled turtlenecks normally selling at $69.50 will be $25.00, although we don’t know the duration of the markdowns. Additional, the retailer is offering free shipping with any purchase.

And a few shops or promotions that won’t appeal to everyone:

  • Apple is teasing a one-day shopping event, from our experience this is unlikely to offer significant savings.

Apple

  • It’s Clinique Bonus Time at Saks, that means we need to toddle on over and purchase a lot of unnecessary cosmetics and peruse the counter, the gift shown below accompanies a $35 purchase. If shopping online, use promo code CLINQUEG to receive the gift.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Is Prep Dead? (More Importantly, How Did We Miss This?)

Hello-Hello, is everyone ready for a weekend?

We thought it was time for another True Prep update, the volume of media surrounding the book is significant, including multiple declarations that ‘prep is dead’; in at least one instance responsibility for this hypothetical occurrence is linked directly to the book.

We begin with this headline from a September NPR story:

We haven’t heard the entire NPR story, but did read what is posted online and were unable to decipher exactly how the book’s existence translated into a sign that prep was dead.  The NPR story does carry a lengthy quote from this story in The Atlantic:

As always, the Atlantic review is very well done, essentially positing that ‘prep’ has  been absorbed by a larger, international class.  From the piece by Benjamin Schwarz:

“Whereas OPH was crammed with fine-grained analysis— defining, say, the subtle distinctions between Brooks Brothers (mainstream), J. Press (old guard), and Paul Stuart (urbane)—True Prep’s analysis seems vague and flabby. Whereas OPH’s preppies belonged to a distinct and inward-looking subculture, the preppies of True Prep, defined largely by what they buy and wear, are in many ways indistinguishable from fancily educated professionals.”

The writer doesn’t fault the skill set of authors Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd, looking instead at the consumption habits of the era, particularly those of the conspicuous kind.

“Cracked heirlooms, threadbare antique rugs, sturdy L.L. Bean boots, duct-taped Blucher moccasins, and workhorse Volvo station wagons defined OPH’s aesthetic. True Prep’s preppies, armed with BlackBerrys and iPods, wear Verdura jewelry and Prada and vintage Gucci loafers, tote Goyard and Tory Burch bags, and adorn their desks with tchotchkes from Smythson (a firm whose success, Ian Jack notes in The Guardian, has been built “on selling baubles to the impressionable rich”).

It’s no secret we whined struggled with some of the brands featured in True Prep. (For Ms. Birnbach’s comments regarding the J. Crew metallic Top-siders at J. Crew, simply click here.) We have been vocal about the volume of J. Crew & Burberry products showcased in the book.  Frequent readers know the tragic truth: TP and The Consort are two boring, old-school preps.  Our style is basically no style.

However, we do take issue with this claim from a column in the Journal, the headline reads “Preppy Pitfall: All That Madras, Not Enough Effort.” It is the subhead that is irksome:

Did Lisa Birnbach’s original ‘Handbook’ drive people lazy?”

Eric Felten cites TOPH (The Official Preppy Handbook) as a factor.

“One simply mustn’t try too hard. A key principle of what Ms. Birnbach called the Preppy Value System was Effortlessness: “If life is a country club, then all functions should be free from strain.”

The notion that Ms. Birnbach is responsible for the work ethic of a generation is ludicrous.

“Unless you actually have a fat trust fund to underwrite your nonchalance, an aversion to effort is hardly a strategy for success. Which may explain some of our national woes.”

We like Ms. Birnbach; she is talented, witty and loads of fun, but while wielding significant influence, she is not quite so powerful as to be responsible for this:

“Over the last couple of decades we’ve seen the contempt for effort spread far beyond the original preppy demographic. Now it’s commonplace for middle-class kids to go to college and behave as though they are scions of the gentry—abjuring studies and indulging in the bottomless kegger that a recent book dubbed “The Five Year Party.”

Blaming These Challenging Times on any single author just doesn’t work for us.

Next on the review list, AOL’s Daily Finance offers this:

Bruce Watson’s story takes a more reasoned approach:

“…she attached a philosophical component to the look, explicitly wedding the preppy style to a hodgepodge of social values, including traditionalism, thrift, and brand loyalty. In Birnbach’s analysis, preppies buy Brooks Brothers and Orvis because these companies have been in business for over a hundred years and have proven reliability.”

As the monolithic 1980’s preppy culture has fractured into a variety of brands and styles, from Gossip Girl to hip-hop Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren to Vineyard Vines, it’s worth wondering if this explosion of prep may also signal its demise.”

Mr. Watson points to the efforts at updating the fashions offered by some of the stalwarts, like LL Bean’s Signature and Black Fleece at Brooks Brothers, a necessity if such establishments are to compete against trendier, “hipper” (ahem) offerings at retailers like J. Crew. Unfortunately the writer misses an important point in this portion of his story:
“In True Prep, however, conversation positively drips with references to the signs of wealth, as Birnbach instructs readers: “Your car wasn’t in the shop; your Mercedes was getting fixed. You didn’t wear shoes; you wore Manolos.”
The book isn’t instructing readers to converse in this fashion. To the contrary, this specific segment laments the way people speak these days, bemoaning the ostentation and name-dropping and label flashing.  Melanie Spencer’s story in the Austin Statesman illustrates this distinction with a quote from the author:
“”People are oft misbehaving and name-dropping and talking about money,” she says. “It is vulgar. It’s becoming normal. I’m here to help correct. Something as benign as ‘Sex in the City’ sort of sanctioned gross materialism. Instead of saying, ‘Oh, my shoes hurt,’ it’s, ‘My Manolos hurt.’ You are sending all kinds of messages. You can say ‘My car is in the shop.’ You don’t have to say, ‘My Jaguar is in the shop.’ It would be so refreshing for people to go back to those basics.”

We had to laugh aloud at this part of the story, it seems not everyone in Austin was fond of the prep aesthetic. (Gasp!)

“”Preppy fashion was the lowest point in the history of women’s attire,” says longtime Austinite, style and design writer and Austin Monthly Home editor Helen Thompson.”
Oops.  Hopefully Melanie, I Pick Pretty and other notable Austin denizens won’t tell Ms. Thompson next time we visit.
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Enough of the deep thinking, we have an eye-popping Pretty in Pink & Green to share:
The Argyle Pullover is available at Elegant Baby, and there is also a version in blues if looking for something a little more sedate.
With that, we are off to enjoy the weekend, and hope you are able to do the same!

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Those Ivy League Scarves & Talbot’s Next Celebrity Model

Hello-Hello, we are smiling this morning as we are off to visit the Queen Mother for a day of meetings and shopping.

We begin with word of another delightful post over at our pal Christian’s site, Ivy Style.  The latest is another gem from Rebecca Tuite, she also did a piece on Vassar students and the Ivy league look. This recent contribution is entitled Tied Together: Ivy Guys, Vassar Girls, and the College Scarf, giving us a look back at a classic tradition.

““The most fashionable girls had a long wool scarf from a men’s college,” remembers a Vassar graduate from the class of ‘59. “These conveyed to other students that the wearer had a serious boyfriend at one of these prestigious campuses. However, a young woman might actually have bought it for herself.”

Indeed, such a student would never have admitted this fact: With the scarf, she now appeared to be not only effortlessly stylish, but involved with a guy from the Ivy League.”

Perhaps our favorite part of the post is this 1954 image from Vogue.

One of the few places we’re familiar with offering scarves in the vintage tradition is the UK’s Smart Turnout.

 

Smart Turnout

 

Below we see Smart Turnout’s Princeton scarf, crafted in 100% wool and hand pressed at $99. On the right we show the Women’s Scarf sold at the U-store on campus, made of 100% Kashwere and selling at $35. (We suspect Kashwere is not a naturally occurring fiber.)

The tradition of wearing one’s college colors started with British and Irish students, Smart Turnout carries accessories for every major school and regiment in the UK, while Ryder Amies offers scarves for Cambridge’s many colleges.

As in so many cases, there is no shortage of vendors offering merchandise, the trick is finding quality products. And we are sticklers for the unspoken understanding that one doesn’t wear the colors of an institution one did not attend.

Of course, there is always someone who doesn’t play by the rules.

 

Tilly T. Bulldog

 

Tilly admits she’s no Handsome Dan, but says she can’t give up one of her favorite pieces for snuggling when winter rolls around.

 

Does this make me look fat?

 

We’re thinking Handsome Dan might give Tilly a pass.

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One other item of note today, Talbots has announced their next celebrity model.

 

Frederick M. Brown/Getty

 

Actress Julianne Moore is set to start shooting for the retailer’s spring catalog this week. AOL’s StyleList has more on the selection, with this comment from the company’s CEO.

“She will make our brand feel modern, which is what the 40-ish woman is. She’s effortless — an effortless beauty.”

There was substantial buzz this summer about Ms. Moore’s nude ads for Bulgari.

 

Bulgari

 

Most recently the company used Linda Evangelista for its fall catalog and advertising.

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We leave with one quick reminder for anyone who might not have entered our Giveaway for copies of The Official Preppy Handbook and True Prep.

TP is Giving Up One of TOPH Copies!

You can enter until midnight tonight, we’ll announce the winner tomorrow. (There are lots of other goodies included from brands like LL Bean Signature, Vineyard Vines and Cole-Haan, do meander on over if so inclined.)

 

Giveaway Goodies

 

Until next time, g’bye!

 

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Win True Prep *and* an Original Preppy Handbook + Preppy Goodies

Hello-Hello, here at the Prepatorium it is a stellar Thursday, in part because we are *finally* getting around to our much-delayed giveaway!

The good folks at Random House sent us an amazing gift bag filled with all manner of treasures, we’ll get to those momentarily, however, the first gift bag business involves reading material: the giveaway includes both “True Prep” from Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd, as well as an authentic copy of The Official Preppy Handbook.

 

"Two! Two! Two Preps in One!"

 

Yes, TP is surrendering one of her copies; we must all make sacrifices, and today we offer this up for The Planet’s greater good. (Heh, heh, heh.) With 1.3 million copies of TOPH sold, and True Prep’s continued presence on the NY Times Bestseller list, clearly this is paradise for one lucky prep.

Also included in the fabulous prize package:

 

LL Bean Signature

 

 

Vineyard Vines

 

We admit to being excited about our Giveaway; it’s crisp and cool outside, a good time for a little fun and frivolity, oui?  Here is the scoop on how to enter.

  • For one entry, leave us a comment, any old comment will suffice;
  • For a 2nd entry, post the Giveaway on your blog or Facebook page & leave a comment telling us you did;
  • For a 3rd entry, Tweet about the Giveaway on Twitter & let us know you did (here’s the Princess on Twitter);
  • For another entry, become a Preppy Princess fan on Facebook & let us know you did (If already a fan, just let us know so you receive this additional entry!)
  • For another entry, become a True Prep fan on Facebook & let us know you did (If already a fan, just let us know so you receive this additional entry!)
  • 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!

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday, October 13th and we shall announce the lucky winner in Thursday’s post.

Enter early, enter often, and please come back to visit with us again!

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