Is it Warm in Here?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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It has been way over a month since I've posted here on Prim & Preppy and for that I am sorry! 

It's been a hectic summer: work, friends, four summer classes, writing a new book, saving money for my trip. Wait, what was that? Oh, writing a new book? Yep! If you've been following me for any good period of time you know that writing is one of my passions. I've written several books but none have really done anything for me to help me think they were publishable. I'm hoping this new one I'm working on is 'the one'. It's really interesting in my opinion, and if all goes well maybe one day you'll be able to read it!

Anyway, this post is extra long to make up for my absence. I'm quite sure 23 items on one of my lists is the most I've done so far! I've compiled a list of cute summer items that are classified as warm color products. 

Put on your sunscreen and shield your eyes, these summer picks are extra bright!

As always, thanks for reading. I will try my best to be more regular with posts and add a variety of content! It's just so hard out here for a hustler! ;)

.x Robby

Go For The Gold!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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This summer you want to look your best. Gold is still very trendy and I'm still very fond of it. This list is of some great gold items that can help you look and feel your best! Some are classics like the Ray Bans and the MK watch, but some, like the Free People dress, are unique pieces that will make a great addition to your collection!

I love the J. Crew Striped Muscle Tee and I think it could be paired with the Jack Rogers for an adorable summertime look that's classic and inventive.  

The Kate Spade phone case is adorable, sure, but it also has a built in battery extension so if you're going to be out on the boat all day with no access to a charger you'll be fine!

All of the jewelry is adorable in this post and there's a certain level of trendiness but it also important to mix it up and add your personal touches. Whether it's an intricate leafy statement necklace or some subtle navy blue and gold knotted earrings! The adorable Julie Vos Isabella Studs from Design Darling are amazing statements and so are the ever popular Alex and Ani bracelets!

I hope you're at least inspired by this post! Time for some summer sun!

As always, thanks for reading!


Shift Happens

Monday, May 19, 2014

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What did you think I said?

Brunch dates, lunch dates, dinner dates. Rush week, golf tournaments, derby parties, work events, work itself, shopping days, whatever the occasion, shift dresses are an amazing choice. 

I love the simplicity and the ability to pair them with whatever you want. I think thick strapped heels or sandals look great but so does a pointed flat or a sandal!

I just had the inspiration to compile a list of cute shift dresses and couldn't rest until it was done. Here I've provided some from the simple to the more decorative. There are bolder patterns and brighter colors to explore, too! 

If you want to look for more shift dresses and search by size, color, price, etc. then click here or here or even here, and fulfill your style needs!

As always, thanks for reading!


Mother Knows Best!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day is always fun. My family is very close and so days when we get to hang out together are awesome. Shopping for my mom can be difficult but in the end she's a total Charlotte (SATC reference, did you get that?) and so I'll usually be able to figure something out.

These items are all amazing. The monogrammed tote from Marly Lilly is so great for the beach or just for everyday use! The Voluspa candle is literally my favorite candle ever and if you've never tried it-- you seriously have to! You don't know what you're missing! 

I'm obsessed with the Diamond in the Rough taupe necklace over at Design Darling! And the BaubleBar link bracelet is fun and modern while remaining classic and sophisticated.

The bracelets and necklaces are all adorable and a lot of fun but if you just can't figure out what to get your mom this year, the Nordstrom gift card is not a bad idea!

As always, thanks for reading! And I hope you and your mother, grandmother, or guardian, etc. have a great day this Sunday!


The Enchanting Executive

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Finals are done! Spring semester has come to a close and I can finally take a breath. While I can't wait to eat cookies and watch Sex and the City and Cruel Intentions as much as I want, I can't stop focusing on the future. As for majors, I'm still a mess. I've considered almost everything but I come back to all of my talents again, and again. Writing, leadership, vision, persuasion. I don't want to end up with a generic degree and a job doing something I hate, but I also don't want to force myself to get a degree in something that'll pay well and make me miserable. How are we supposed to know? How do we know, at such a young age, that we're making a choice that will keep us satisfied and fulfilled? How do we know which walls to build and which doors to open?

All of this focus on the future (mine, inevitably, as the editor of Vogue) inspired me to make a post surrounding business attire. This post may seem plain and unimagined, but I actually spent a really good amount of time picking pieces that I thought should be included. Perfectionism, as usual, got the best of me and a lot of great items didn't make the final cut. This is one of the first posts that I didn't include any jewelry, not because I don't think it can be worn to work, but because I think I would be redundant. I think statement necklaces are always acceptable and studs (like these gorgeous ones from Kate Spade) are perfect for a subtle addition to a professional look.

These looks are for anyone who wants to be stylish and professional, respected and admired. The pointed heels are direct and feminine, the pants are competent and aesthetically pleasing. Patterned dresses and blouses, even skirts and trousers, can add a pop of classy gumption to your look.

As always, thanks for reading!


Modern and Metallics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Did you miss me?

I thought it was about time for another inspiration post! This is an amalgamation of things that are gorgeous and all fit a certain chromatic scheme. I'm currently dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety over choosing a major and work and all of that fun stuff! Plus the emotional plummet that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (I'm actually 100% nerd). But really, the hiatus was needed and I hope to be able to resume things completely on this blog very soon, if not immediately. I love this little space for creativity and such and I have missed it dearly! 

The pieces listed above are all just gorgeous to me. The Stella McCartney Double-Breasted Blazer has very quickly become my favorite item on the list. I hope you'll enjoy these items and maybe find some inspiration from them!

As always, thank you for reading!



Friday, February 21, 2014

Aminda, Angie, Lizzie, Gabby, and Hayley!
(winners drawn 2/24/2014)

I'm doing something crazy! My first giveaway! I've designed five prints and so I will pick five winners and send them a glossy 8x10 print! You can use these for your gallery wall or bedside table, anywhere really! The frame is not included in this giveaway and I will pay for postage to send it to you!

The only thing about the giveaway is that I only have one of each print and so it will be random which print you receive!

How it works:

You enter the contest and on Monday (Feb. 24th) I will assign all of the entries a number and will then use a random number generator to select five winners. I do require that you live in the United States. If you're under 18 you should probably make sure it's okay with your parents if you enter since if you win you'll be receiving a package!

How to enter:

You can enter on multiple platforms to increase your chances or you can just enter on one, it's up to you!

You can retweet this tweet on Twitter! You do have to be following me on Twitter for this entry to count!

You can reblog this post on Tumblr (I will contact you via ask box if you win!). You do have to be following Prim and Preppy on Tumblr for this entry to count!

You can share this post on Facebook (I will send you a message!). You do have to like Prim and Preppy on Facebook in order for this entry to count!

You can comment your e-mail address on this post.

If you are selected as a winner but did not abide by the guidelines you will be disqualified and your print will go to someone else. :( After all, the purpose of me giving away these free prints is to try and expose Prim and Preppy! :)

Why I'm doing this giveaway:

The main reason is to increase traffic on the blog! So I hope that in entering this giveaway you'll see the blog and follow it. Of course you don't have to but that's the goal of it! :)

Thanks and good luck!