Prep Academy

I’ve never been one to be drawn to creating super preppy looks in my wardrobe. In fact, when I hear the word “preppy”, AC Slater’s pet name for Zach Morris is typically the first thing that comes to mind. But every once in a while, I do feel compelled to put together a slightly more preppy look. And for whatever reason, when I come up with one of these outfits, it usually has something to do with stripes, blazers, and the color navy.

20121105-073402.jpg

20121105-073502.jpg

20121105-073520.jpg

20121105-073607.jpg

20121105-073653.jpg

20121105-073720.jpg

20121105-073734.jpg

20121105-073811.jpg

20121105-073834.jpg

Instagram Filter:  Lo-Fi

Striped Tee:  Gap (on sale!!!)

Navy Elbow Patch Blazer:  H&M (old), similar, similar

Jeans:  American Eagle Hi-Rise Super Skinny

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  LuLu’s, similar

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co.

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors

Handbag:  Michael Kors Hamilton

Boots:  Vince Camuto Almay (last season), same boot in black, similar

I am totally smitten with my new Vince Camuto boots.  As I said in my previous post, my favorite Aldo cognac boots are pretty worn out and I have been on the hunt for a new pair.  In fact, I actually bought these Vince boots last year in black and they quickly became one of my favorites.  So after scouring all of the new boot styles this season and not loving anything I found, I made it my mission to track down my Almay boots in the cognac color.  And while it did pose to be a challenge, I finally found them (for a great price!) on eBay.  And while the color is a touch more red than I would prefer, they are super comfy and stylish and I get tons compliments on them wherever I go!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!

xx

Favorite Product Friday: Michael Kors Watches

I am obsessed with Michael Kors watches-and surprisingly by default.  When white watches started getting popular a few years ago, I was on the hunt for a Marc Jacobs version and happened to stumble on a silver Michael Kors watch with a crystal clear band on ShopBop that I knew was “the one”.  I ended up asking my hubby to get it for me for my birthday, and he did!  And I have been in love ever since.

And while yes, MK watches are pricey, I can attest that they wear incredibly well, are very durable, stylish, and not only that, but a watch is a classic piece you will wear everyday and keep in your collection for a very long time.

20120523-211650.jpg

You have probably noticed that I am almost always wearing a Michael Kors watch in my daily outfit posts-I simply can’t get enough of them.  And lately my outfits don’t quite  feel complete unless I am wearing one-usually with an arm party of bracelets.  Although  I have to say, I still check the time on my iPhone.  🙂

And here’s a tip, if you are looking for an MK watch and don’t want to pay full retail price, check your local TJMaxx and Nordstrom Rack.  I have found 3 of my 5 Michael Kors watches at the Rack for under $100 and often see them at TJ too, but normally in the men’s section, so don’t forget to look there!

Happy weekend everyone!!

xx