Monday, September 14, 2009

Preppy Handbook

Now that we are back in school I was trying to think of a fun new tag, challenge and then do a give away. None of which I have ever created from scratch. I've only joined in on the ones that all my blogger friends do. So if anyone has any advice or interest in joining in let me know. Nothing too taxing just fun!

We all know how much of a preppy person I am so I thought I'd do a "The Official Preppy Handbook" theme. I can't believe The Entertaining Mom (House/Kitchen) had not heard of Eagles Eye. That was Lilly Pulitzer of the 80's (when Lilly sadly went on the DL for a few years).

I did buy both the Lesley Evers dress and the Kate Spade.

Stay tuned as I work out my ideas.




  1. LOVE all the new Kate Spade dresses too!
    and Eagle's Eye! I had almost forgotten!
    can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. My Mom used to visit the Eagle's Eye outlet in North Conway, NH each summer and stock up on festive fall sweaters for my 5 year old self. I think we still have some stocked away at my parent's house!

  3. I cant wait to see what your giveaway is!
    I would love to help if I can!

  4. Sounds fun! I'm curious to see what you come up with!

    And why not pics of the dresses?!

  5. Kate Spade dresses are so gorgeous! So glad you got both of them!

  6. I bought my son his first monogramed sweater.... I feel pretty preppy. Actually it goes along with Hub's and mine! I will post it later in a blog. its to freaking cute not too!

  7. Oh, how I love Kate Spade...
    I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

  8. You can never go wrong with Kate Spade.

  9. ok I STILL don't know what they are Beth... but I am way cool because my school was mentioned in the preppy handbook and the page was all dog eared tattered and torn... my dad was in finance and handled all fashion accounts. I wore his clients from 70s to 80s... i had a helluva lot of ralph lauren, lacoste and when he helped Calvin raise ransom $$$ nothing came between and my calvins... but I wore them with my Laura Ashley sweaters or Bean Norwegian sweater ;) Geeeez, I wish he was still in that industry!

  10. cant wait for the giveaway... was kinda hoping it was going to be ur book! im interested in getting a copy. yes...i drink AND i read :)

  11. Kate Spade has outdone herself this season! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  12. I want to hug Kate Spade. I just love her. Always have. I just need more $$ so I can buy the whole collection!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  13. can't wait to see what magic you have up your preppy little sleeve!



  14. I think I still have an Eagles Eye jacket in my closet from many many years ago.

    Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be fabulous!


  15. Hi Beth!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad you liked my Seattle pics! We really enjoyed our time there.

    Love your preppy style! :)


  16. My Mom had Eagles Eye stuff! Thank you for stopping buy my blog!

  17. nope... I really don't think I had any...I forgot to mention that when I was not wearing my school shoes -- bluchers or loafers (cause they did not go well with my tight Calvin's!!!) I had a pair of clogs (Freye I think) that I coveted. I was forbidden. FORBIDDEN to wear them at home as our apartment (I grew up on Upper East Side) was all hard wood and those shoes were LOUD!

    I still have NO idea what the Heck Eagle Eye is. One of my bff's from camp grew up in Bala Cynwid (did I spell that right?)... would she have had some?

    This is seriously driving me batty!

    I need all of you Eagle Eye wearers to post pictures of your apparel! LOL

  18. Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good Luck!

  19. I know nothing about giveaways...haven't ever done one. I like that theme though!

  20. Thanks for your comment on my blog; so glad it lead me to yours. Excited to see what is next!

  21. can't wait to see what you decide on ;)

  22. Thank you for your comment! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book! E

  23. Just thought I'd pop by to say "hello" once again.., I see that you are planning a giveaway as well as, working on the preppy theme book.., Fun!.., Thought I would let you know about my: *The French Dressing Room, blog, for two reasons; firstly because, (though I would not be ready to partake in a give away just yet), nonetheless, please do feel most welcome to pop by to visit when you get a moment, whereas I would be interested in participating if you should do this a little later on.

    Secondly, the preview of my dressing room, closet photos are in part, ready for viewing;,(on the above mentioned*,, blog).., My offerings , which I plan to debut a little later on,just may correlate to some of the themes that you like..,

    Cheers from Silken Purse

  24. I love Kate Spade! She can do no wrong!

  25. Beth,

    I did end up going to see Julie & Julia (and you HAVE to see it!!!) and I must tell you that (I am pretty certain she had no Eagle Eye) she is the ultimate prep... plaid, pearls, paris, and monogrammed brooches to boot! Such an inspiring and uplifting movie!

    XOXOX with a dash of LOL because I know you think I am batty!

  26. Hi Beth...sounds fun...

    I just wanted to let you know you are the WINNER from my Geezees Custom Canvas Art contest!!! Congrats!!!
    email me at
    Here is the link with the post announcing the winnner. Cant wait to create with you!

  27. Hello-Hello, and oh yes, we do remember Eagle's Eye! Love the way you describe the Lilly "absence" as being on the DL, that's perfect.

    Have a splendid Wednesday!

  28. I like the idea of doing something with the dresses for a competition. Or maybe something that has to do with the preppy handbook. I'll be waiting to see what you come up with.

  29. My friend just had a bday partyand the theme was definitely Lily. I loved it. I'm sure you would have too :)


  30. Love your background colour :)

    Here's the online version of the book for all you Prepfans!


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