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New & Cool at the Princess *and* On Sale!

Hello-Hello, welcome to a new week and our 5th Annual “I’m no Fool” Day here at The Prepatorium.

It’s a good day for us to share some of our new and cool treasures, because *everything* is 20% off. We begin with some nautically inclined items. Below, our personalized layered Anchor Keychains ($33.95, $27.16 today only).

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With graduation, weddings and Mother’s Day on the horizon, a stellar gift idea: Personalized Engraved Pendants in multiple color combinations. Because so many of us already have too many chains to keep track of we offer the monogrammed pendants without the chain at $24.95 (today only $19.96), you can add a chain for $18 (with the discount today it runs $14.40).

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PreppyPrincess.com

You get to choose what color you want for both the background and the actual monogram, there are twenty-two outstanding color combinations.

Sticking with the personalization theme, this is just a sampling of items from our Fornash collection.

Fornash Personalized Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

Fornash Personalized Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

Two of my favorite giftables from Fornash are today’s Pretty in Pink (and green!), they are the Monogrammed Rings ($35, today only $28) that stretch to fit any size finger, and the Monogrammed Discs ($19, today $15.20), they come in such a broad array of color combinations you’re sure to find colors you’ll love putting together. The discs are ideal with the Fornash Charm Bracelet.

Fornash Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

Fornash Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

You know we’re going to mention our exclusive Preppy Planet Phone Cases, our Bottom Line version is regularly priced at only $24.50, $19.60 with today’s discount. Below, more Pretty in Pink and Green.

Preppy Planet Phone Cases

Preppy Planet Phone Cases

For those prone to dropping their phone, our Xtreme Tough Case offers a fabulous solution. A happy customer shared pictures of her pink chevron tough case.

Personalized Phone Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

Personalized Phone Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

Another great gift idea? Matching a monogrammed iPad/Kindle/Netbook/Phone case with one of our Tech Cleaning Cloths priced at $10, today just $8.

Preppy Planet Cases

Preppy Planet Cases

Of course we have the season’s latest Lilly Pulitzer treasures, including the Spring 2013 Drink Huggers (aka Koozies) in all the new prints, just $6. (That means they’re less than $5 on sale!)

Lilly Pulitzer Drink Huggers at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer Drink Huggers at PreppyPrincess.com

Those same popular patterns are also available in Lilly’s spring iPhone 5 Cases ($28, just a bit more than $24 with today’s discount).

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

Many of the spring prints come in the iPhone Case with 2 Card Slot, regularly $27.50, with today’s 20% discount, $22.

There are several hostess gift ideas with the spring Lilly, including Coasters in Chiquita Bonita and Lucky Charms.

Lilly Pulitzer Coasters at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer Coasters at PreppyPrincess.com

The coasters coordinate with spring’s new Tumbler Sets (with a third pattern in the mix, Chin Chin). At $15.50 the reusable (top rack dishwasher safe!) tumblers are already a great buy, at $12.40 with today’s special pricing you can’t miss.

Back to the personalization theme, all of our Clairebella goodies are 20% off, including the brand new Stadium Cushions, only $27.20 today.

Monogrammed Clairebella Stadium Seats

Monogrammed Clairebella Stadium Seats at PreppyPrincess.com

Next, a sampling of more monogrammed giftables. The Acrylic Monogram Earrings are just $39 today, the Personalized Pillows run $33.60 today and the Filigree Earrings start at $78, today only.

Heartstrings Monogrammed Pillows & Earrings

Heartstrings Monogrammed Pillows & Earrings

With Father’s Day just a bit more than 2 months away it doesn’t hurt to at least start thinking about giftables with a masculine slant.

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We show:

Our Ready To Go cases for iPhone 4 and 5 are just $14.80 with today’s discount.

Preppy Planet 'Ready To Go' Cases

Preppy Planet ‘Ready To Go’ Cases

And one final gift idea.

Pink Pineapple Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

Pink Pineapple Jewelry at PreppyPrincess.com

The ever so nautical jewelry from Pink Pineapple.

We want to share a look at our complimentary gift boxing.

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PreppyPrincess.com

We are also happy to wrap packages at no charge, with any style paper you like, from Lilly Pulitzer to Jonathan Adler to more conservative papers.

That’s it for today’s shameless self promotion, happy day to all!

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Everyone Discovers Preppy! From Barneys to the Miami Herald (Complete with a ‘How-To’ Guide)

It has come to our attention recently that everyone… simply everyone… has discovered or re-discovered ‘preppy’. The list is endless. Tonight we’ll share a few of those who are talking preppy, starting with the advertisement below, compliments of our good friends over at Barneys.

The above is but one example of the many emails in today’s cyber inbox admonishing us ‘don’t forget’ this Sunday; you are probably seeing loads of them as well. Now, in terms of being a ‘Preppy Dad,” Daddy most definitely qualified. But even if he we were still with us (sigh…), some of today’s ‘preppy’ styles might be a tough sell.

Psycho Bunny Short Sleeve Polo Psycho Bunny Short Sleeve Polo at Barneys

For example, at Barneys, suggesting a snappy pair of Trovata Raft Shorts in Madras could be a push, or the Psycho Bunny Short Sleeve Polo? Not happening. Now on a personal level, we do find the polos quite a bit of fun. In fact, The Princess *so* loves the name of this line she sometimes wonders how things would be if she were the zippier sounding ‘PreppyPsychoPrincess’ instead of just plain old PreppyPrincess… hhmm. Perhaps we’d best move on….

To the Miami Herald’s article on preppy style, complete with instructions, “How to be preppy: The style makes a comeback.” Herald writer Enrique Fernandez authored the story, saying the “classic American style is enjoying a renaissance.” Indeed. Fernandez references the popularity of the 80’s looks made popular by Armani, Versace and other highly tailored lines, but tells us that “classic American style is enjoying a renaissance.”

J Press Handout photos of Shirts

Photos used in the Herald story appear to be ‘handouts’ (meaning the paper did not take the photos; they were provided by an outside source), as in this case: the pictures above are from J Press and the shots below are compliments of Brooks Brothers.

Brooks Brothers LookBrooks Brothers

The story carries a primer on textiles: madras, seersucker and khaki, and the point is repeatedly made that traditional styles were ‘out of fashion’ a number of times, for varying lengths of times.

During the countercultural ’60s, the peacock ’70s, the power ’80s and ’90s, preppy style not only fell out of favor but also had dorky connotations. Now, fashionable men are rushing back to trad, while its steadfast adherents argue passionately online about what a J Press ”Burlington Knot” tie means. The braided belt, once considered the height of preppy obnoxiousness, gets a display in GQ (last month, it was the deck shoe).

The Princess is nonplussed. She doesn’t remember those times and when queried, Mr. Princess didn’t remember them either. It would have been best had we not raised the topic with him; it proved to be a little unsettling. “What precisely went out of style?” and “Do they mean to say it was ‘out’ when I wore it at the Club or the cottage or at the office, or are they saying it was out all the time?” are the sort of questions being asked here at the Prepatorium. I know, I know. But then when reading the portion of the Herald article shown above with the ‘dorky connotation’ reference, he said, “gosh, I really feel nothing but sadness for the ink-stained wretch who wrote this story.” Oh my.

Dum spiro, spero, right? Yes, so how about a story from the Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota? The story, Pretty in patchwork starts out by saying, “If you’re mad about plaid, you’re not alone this season” and extols the virtues of madras. The majority of the items in the article are sadly, not pictured, but TP put her detective skills to work and thinks she knows which $17.99 Merona shorts in madras the writer is referring to at Target.

Target Merona Madras shortsMerona Madras shorts at Target

(Just one little FYI to the Madras Pooh-bahs at the Boutique: there are only two reviews of the shorts online and they clearly come from fans, but they are not very sounding very fan-like about the quality of the shorts.)

We’ll leave our little preppy overload for the time being; we wouldn’t want anyone getting cross-eyed on madras and seersucker. Besides, we just have one more tidbit to leave you with at this hour. Late word tonight from Caroline Tell at WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) that some Secret Service agents were positively melting in the beastly temperatures today outside a certain 7th Avenue business establishment. Why were they hovering for so long, you may ask?

Cindy McCain at Oscar de la Renta Showroom

Can you say Cindy McCain pays a visit to the Oscar de la Renta showroom? As Ms. Tell so deftly describes things in the story:

With two beige Suburbans and a team of sweltering Secret Service in tow, Cindy McCain paid a visit to Oscar de la Renta’s showroom this afternoon to peruse Washington’s favorite designer’s rack of White House-worthy clothes. How long exactly had the potential First Lady been shopping?

“Waaayy too long,” replied one of her fully dressed security agents, who was posted in the New York heat outside 550 Seventh Avenue, moving only to wipe the sweat from his Ray-Bans.

And there you have it.

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