Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Preppy Challenge

So I thought it would be fun to re read The Official Preppy Handbook and see how I still fit in and how outdated it is. I opened it to page 11 (just past the Chapters/Index/Contents).  The first sentence...
"It is the inalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear khaki,"



This is for my girl at Entertianing Home/Kitchen  Jessica

I'm not only wearing Khaki pants but my yellow rain slicker from Eagles Eye (my lone item from the brand)!

We were in LBI for a regatta, in the rain and enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Blue Whale

1st day of preppy challenge--check!

Stay Preppy

xoxo

Beth

45 comments:

  1. off to a dang good start!! Hope you have a great day = )

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  2. I was cleaning out a bookcase a few years ago and found my copy from college. What totally freaked me out what how much my family resembled the drawing of the prep family....I always wondered why four kids seemed to be the right number to me. It was subliminal influence from TOPH!

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  3. Oh man, I might have pull out my pink Izod polo, add-a-bead necklace and Khaki pants - which I always made sure matched my wooden-handled, changeable covers monogrammed purse (usually the pink shirt called for the green cover on the purse).

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  4. You are just to darn cute! I need more Khaki in my life.

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  5. Oh, how I wish I still had my copy from my high school days. I don't know what I was thinking when I reluctantly threw mine away as I was packing up my things from my parents house right before I was getting married almost twenty years ago.

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  6. Awesome! I love this! Proud to say when I looked down I am sporting my khaks! Makes me kinda want to break out my old bermuda bags...

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  7. Great outfit, and such a cute picture! I love the pop of orange from your bag!!

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  8. I have khaki! check..oops I should be wearing it ;) Love the picture, spot of sunshine on a cloudy day!

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  9. You are rockin' the preppy for sure! Love your bag, BTW.

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  10. Preppy Handbook - Amen honey! Love, love this post. xoxo

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  11. Awesome. Lol. I need to read that book! Cute rain coat too, btw.

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  12. I covet your rain slicker. So fab!

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  13. I love that rain coat. You are looking cute!

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  14. It's still a fun read! Love that my hometown is mentioned - Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Boarding school life, isn't what it used to be that is for sure at least when I went away to boarding school! Also, it gives great ideas for registering, wish more brides would register for silver servware, silver flatware, china and formal stemware - sorry but registering for a snuggie isn't going to cut it! People are going so practical these days, they will regret it down the road! HA! HA! :)

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  15. So cute!!! I still need to get this book but at least I know I fit in with one of the rules. :) XOXO

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  16. I'm totally re-reading my copy right now as well!! Isn't it funny how some things just never do seem to change :)

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  17. Aren't you just the cutest little prep on the block!!

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  18. Looks like the preppy queen to me, ya little fashion diva, you. I love the fact that ya topped it with a slicker and accented it with the orange purse. I have khakis. Would that make me a preppy farm chick?

    Have a fun filled day!!!

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  19. So cute. When I shop, I always have a "scenario" for why I need an outfit. Like, "ooh I can where this yachting one day! and if there's a chance of rain-I need this to go with it!" This one is going on my list!

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  20. you look darling and TOPH is just always relevant in my humble opinion!

    xoox

    kHm

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  21. I love your post!!!

    Aren't you cute! LOL

    Love your raincoat! LOVE LOVE LOVE your bag.

    I'm still in angst over the fact that my mother GAVE AWAY my copy of the Handbbook when they sold the apartment in NYC. I still have HUGE issues over this. My dance, music and regular schools were mentioned. The entire book was dog eared. I was upset to learn not too long ago that the whole book was a mockery. Maybe one day I will fork over the change and get another copy.

    And now I have a confession to make. I hate khaki. It looks TERRIBLE on me. I have a pair of khaki pants but never wear them.

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  22. by the way... the word I had to type in for verification was "grody"... that just totally made me LOL!

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  23. I had some Eagles Eye sweaters...I wonder if they are still in my closet somewhere.

    You are making me want to pull out even more old pics...

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  24. I still have several pieces of Eagles Eye clothing that I still wear. I get out my copy of TOPH and read it about every six to nine months. I may take the preppy challenge also.

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  25. love your blog! CUTE idea!

    nothing beats super worn in khakis..in both comfort and preppiness.

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  26. You are so cute it's insane. I adore you!

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  27. Oh please tell me this is going to be a series! LOL...I love that book!

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  28. Oh, how I wish I still had my copy from my high school days. I don't know what I was thinking when I reluctantly threw mine away as I was packing up my things
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  29. You look adorable! I just pulled out an Eagles Eye turtleneck for my 9 month son! I guess EE never goes out of style! :) (And I must say that my son Henry looks fantastic in his striped turtleneck!) :)

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  30. Three cheers for khaki! And you ROCK the yellow rain jacket!

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  31. You look so good in khaki and that yellow jacket is awesome. I love the look.

    Beth, the Toms is the comfiest shoes. I took it for a spin yesterday and I'm so impressed. I want to buy another one.

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  32. Thank you for stopping by my blog. However, with 359 followers....clearly you do not "suck"! And a novel to boot! Awesome. Carry on Khaki.

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  33. Thanks for the blog visit! I'm looking forward to delving deeper into yours!
    Jill @ Stella's Roar

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  34. You know I just love the Preppy Handbook!!!! What a fun challenge! I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you are interested it's a Tramonti necklace, a company that donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. What could possibly be more preppy?

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  35. Love the yallow rain jacket! Perfect way to brighten up a rainy day!

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  36. You've inspired me to pull my Preppy Handbook out and re-read. It is now in the car to read throughout the day. Khaki is wonderful.

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  37. soo cute! wow i remember eagles eye!!

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  38. I sold my copy when we moved 15 years ago. I could kick myself! I do love me some khaki!

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  39. This is such a fun post! Cute outfit and love the restaurant!

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Talk preppy to me! xoxo