Hello-Hello everyone, we hope your day is sun-splashed and bright, as ours is turning out to be!
We will blast our way through a number of headlines today without going into too much detail, there is simply so much going on!
Most importantly, we used Random.org to select a winner of our Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway:
Congratulations to Tales of a Golf Gal at Country Club Livin’! Please send us your information so we may get your Lilly Mouse Pad and Lilly coffee mug on their way to you! Whoo-hoo!
And as we are speaking of giveaways, over at Misadventures Manor…
… the always-fabulous Mrs. Newlywed is doing a Giveaway of her own, debuting some of our new classic totes!
We hope the photos are bright enough to show these off, as they are just wonderful! The totes are good sized, made with heavy-duty cotton canvas that can take a beating, but they’re also fashionable, with their grosgrain ribbon trim. The new line will come with ribbon in iconic preppy images…
As well as images that…ummmm, well….let’s just say ribbon that inspired a healthy debate here at the Prepatarium!
It’s simply this: we don’t really consider certain images to be ‘classics.’ It’s not so much the pretty little ballerinas, but the pirate ribbon that generated the “discussion.” (Ahem.) But we are guessing many of our kind readers have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc., who simply adore the skull and crossbones imagery…perhaps? Perhaps yes? So, the new totes shall be offered in all of our favorite ribbons as well as some designs considered to be more ‘contemporary.’
Best of all, the pricepoint on these is more than fiscally-friendly: at $35 they are a whale of a deal! (Yes, tedious pun intended.) We are mortified to admit these are not yet available at the Preppy Princess, we promise to have them online early next week.
Regular readers know we adore the clean lines and understated elegance one finds in apparel and swimsuits by Shoshanna. If you are going to be anywhere near the city next week, the designer will be showing her latest looks at the Saks mother ship (5th Ave.) next Thursday, the 12th, from 4-7pm.
Here is just one of the new pieces from the collection:
The Ruffle-Front Eyelet Dress is done in a chic cotton, ideal for your spring break or this summer’s cocktail functions!
Lacoste is doing another limited edition collection, this one featuring nine different shoes, all celebrating the myths surrounding crocodiles.
The blue shoe is meant to be representative of West Africa, the green Tiller model relates to Egypt and the brown commemorates crocodiles in Polynesia.
Should you find these appealing, they will be available in April.
Recognizing our remarkably self-indulgent stick-in-the-mud fashion sense, we must acknowledge they probably are not for us. These are more our speed:
The Espa 2 can be found any number of places; our photo is from Zappos.
We have news that the wildly popular Forever 21 stores will be launching plus-size fashions.
“Faith 21” is slated to launch in May, although not at all stores. For example, the Trib reports the retailer’s Michigan Avenue store will not carry the collection.
The Princess has never set even so much as a little itty-bitty toe in a Forever 21, primarily out of fear that upon doing so all movement would cease, every head would swivel in her direction and an emergency message would begin emanating from the store’s loudspeakers: “Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! We have an old lady in the store!” Thus we were intrigued by the shop’s Nautical Collection:
Something tells us this collection will not be seen here at the Palace.
We’ll close with a Pretty in Pink offered by the Princess Consort!
He tells us this is an albino dolphin. He also promises this is the truth and he is not making it up. We suggest taking it under advisement and consulting with local counsel. Indeed.
Until next time dolls, have a super sunny day no matter where you are!