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Latest J. Crew Collaboration, ‘Palm Beach Preppy’

Hello-Hello, happy Friday!

We have all manner of tidbits today, so we shall jump right in with a look at the new Angela Adams for J. Crew bags. The collection launched today.

J. Crew Angela Adams bag

Courtesy J. Crew

The bags are made of recycled sailcloth, an outstanding and highly durable fabric perfect for a tote.

All bags shown above retail at $198 at J. Crew, they are also available online.

We have long been fond of this designer, below two of the bags on the Angela Adams site.

Courtesy Angela Adams

In other Crew news, we have previously chatted about the J. Crew launch on Net-a-Porter, that collection has debuted.

Courtesy Images via FabSugar Australia

This post on Australia’s version of fashion site FabSugar has more.

“Get those Visas out peeps, because this is one preppy-chic label which is just too good to ignore.”

A reminder, this is from the Net-a-Porter collection available internationally; currently only one J. Crew item is seen on the upscale discounter’s US site.


Next, a quick look at swimwear from Strong Boalt, described by the fab team over at Refinery 29 as Palm Beach Preppy.

palm beach preppy

Courtesy Image via Refinery 29

“The prepped-out, sexy, and summery shots are totally Lilly Pulitzer-meets-Vilbrequin-meets-Saturday’s Surf NYC, with a vintage, Cali-cool aesthetic that’s putting us in a mood for an uber strong gimlet. So guys, pack up an L.L. Bean tote: You know you’ll be rocking these to some Vampire Weekend tracks come Memorial Day weekend.”


And then there is this: the List of Preppy Baby Names. Now, call us crazy, but we are a tad stymied by some of the names selected for the list:

  • Fortune
  • Veina
  • Wannie
  • Wusshy
  • Xeiss
  • Yemer
  • Yupey

And those are from the list of Girls’ Names.

Yesterday we offered a lengthy listing of just some of the new merchandise we’ll be adding to our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gift line, available mid-summer.  One of the personalized items to be offered is an acrylic tray; below we show the version we shall be carrying in our Jonathan Adler Nifty Gifties collection.

Via Shelter Pop

(We already have those snappy Reusable Plastic Tumblers in stock.)


For a bit of Friday Fun we show actor Ed Westwick at last night’s party celebrating the 30th Anniversary for Express stores.

INF Photo via RadarOnline

The stars from that favorite faux prep school show, Gossip Girl, is shown below with Chanel Iman, Caroline Trentini, Elettra Wiedemann.

Ed Westwick

Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Style.com

Below, Mr. Westwick’s costar, Chace Crawford, headed into this week’s CW upfront presentation. (The annual presentation to advertiser and agencies, yours truly has been through many of these and they are always fascinating.)

Via I'm Not Obsessed

The network is only introducing two new shows, Nikita and Hellcats (ahem); the latter is described as a cheerleading drama.  Indeed.

Jack Rowand/The CW via NY Magazine


With that we say g’bye until next time, may your weekend be filled with sunshine!


Filed under Collaborations, Friday Fun, Gossip Girl, Help Me Understand, Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, nautical, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, preppy stationery, When Preppy Goes Wrong, You Can't Make This Stuff Up

It’s Time for Totes Pt. 2: Vineyard Vines, Lilly, Lands End, LL Bean, J Crew, Preppy Princess, Rachel Pally, Eric Javits, Hogan Sport & More!

Vineyard Vines Weekender Patchwork Tote Vineyard Vines Anchors Woven Classic Tote

The Princess hoped to have this posted yesterday, but when there is breaking sale news at J Crew, what’s a girl to do? Let’s start with the Vineyard Vines Patchwork Weekender tote, très merveilleux, oui? But TP remains partial to the Anchors Woven Classic Tote, also from the Vines. When it comes to preppy totes, it’s simply not a proper list without at least one example from LL Bean, such as their Camden Embroidered tote, always in style and available in a number of different colors and embroidered motifs.

LL Bean Camden Tote

We also adore Bean’s Tidepool Boat & Tote, “Made in Maine, proven around the world” as its described; an excellent bag that was showcased yesterday by brilliant blogger Muffy Martini. It’s shown below in both the Lobster and the Crab motifs, there’s also a Trout version and it is available in two different sizes.

LL Bean Tidepool Tote LL Bean Tidepool Lobster version Boat & Tote

Of course, Land’s End has been known to keep a few totes in stock, not the least of which is the Grosgrain Canvas Tote, seen below, as well as their Printed Box Canvas tote, also seen below.

Land\'s Lands End preppy Grosgrain Canvas Tote Lands End Printed Box Canvas Tote

We move to the other coast with this set of Half Moon Bay totes from the Preppy Princess, also available in a fabulous stripe pattern, the Charlevoix Tote set. In case you are not familiar with Charlevoix, it is located on neither the Atlantic or Pacific coasts, but smack dab in the middle of Michigan’s Gold coast. (Nor should it be confused with Chicago’s Gold coast either. So much to keep track of… oh my.) At any rate, both sets come with three bags that are just great for toting home the groceries, carrying beach towels and accompanying accoutrements, you name it, with the largest a healthy 20 x 11 x 13! (Okay, we admit to being very proud of these, but they *are* are a great buy at all three for only $36!)

Preppy Princess Half Moon Bay Tote Set

Preppy Princess 3 pack Charlevoix Totes

We promised more Lilly and here is the very basic, but oh-so-wonderful Lilly Pulitzer Large Via Palm tote, and it’s actually on sale at Village Palm. And because The Princess is always thinking of your pocketbook, here’s one that’s a borderline tote from J Crew, and it just happens to be on sale. We say borderline because it is not super-wide, but still, this Mayfair Magazine tote is sweet, sleek and oh-so-chic. What could be better to slip your magazines into for the walk to the beach?

Lilly Pulitzer large Via Tote at Village Palm J Crew Mayfair Magazine Tote

If you are looking for something a tad more elegant, then the Eric Javits Donut tote is a consideration in either the black or white version, and you should definitely think about the Hogan Sport Simple as well, both of them at Needless Markup, Neimans. Are they preppy totes in the classic sense of that term? No. Would either one make a great tote? Absolutely.

Eric Javits Donut Tote at Neiman MarcusHOgan Sport Simple Tote Neiman Marcus

This next one is a particular favorite for its clean lines and spacious interior: the Rachel Pally Striped Beach Bag. (I bet it could become a favorite of yours as well!)

Rachel Pally Striped Beach Bag tote Rachel Palley Striped Beach Bag tote

There are more of course, always more, but we have simply run out of time today. Fear not; appropriate high tech ( little stickies) measures have been taken to safeguard their whereabouts until next time. They shan’t be forgotten. Have a simply stupendous Thursday!


Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle