Monday, February 28, 2011

Cruisin' With Style...Dreaming of Sunny Days Ahead

12 Days.
That is the current countdown until...
Mexico, Grand Cayman, Florida
Warm Weather.
On a ship.
With Pat.

Hey Preps!

It's currently day one of my spring break! Today I ignored all school work I must accomplish in the next week, slept in, took Sir Maxwell for a nice walk, went to the gym, and plan on watching every "My Fair Wedding" rerun until The Bachelor comes on.  Ode to being lazy! 

My only complaint that the warm weather experienced this weekend is long gone as I bitterly watch the snow fall yet again.  Come on spring! I know you want to burst through! I am counting on you!  

Yesterday I promised I would show you all of my secret shopping finds from Georgetown.  So here they are:
This light pink boyfriend blazer by Stella McCartney
has been a piece I have been dying to have in my wardrobe
I found a much less expensive version at H&M.
Cannot wait to wear it.  What do ya'll think of all the new spring pinks?

The shorts from J. Crew are a lightweight fabric that will be
a perfect summer piece for my wardrobe, and can be worn
in many versatile ways (an example shown below)
Plus, I love the green color!

The purchase I was persuaded into by Pat,
He truly loves Lacoste, and I truly love hot pink
It will be cute to accessorize with the shorts at some point

Patchwork belt from Vineyard Vines was something
I have been meaning to get for a while now, but with
Pat finding amazing chinos there, I was guilted into making
a smaller purchase

Now of course, Pat surely did not go home empty handed.  Matter of fact, he found a lot of great things that will be perfect for the cruise, and for this spring! I may be more excited about his outfits than my own! Crazy right?

Pat found these over the top adorable
plaid chinos at Vineyard Vines.  He can wear them
golfing, to a croquet match against Johns Hopkins, and on our cruise
He looked so cute in them I wanted to kiss his face off.
So I did.

Also not able to be shown, he found croakies from Southern Proper, Seersucker shorts from J. Crew, some nice formal slacks from Express, and two pairs of loafers: Penny Loafers included.  I can't wait to play dress up with him next weekend, and on the cruise!

Speaking of which...I put together two basic (a his and hers) Polyvores that have some of the items Pat and I will be cruisin' with...Enjoy!
$88 -

Lacoste plastic jewelry
$95 -

Ray Ban ray ban shade
$145 -

2 Eye Boat Shoe
$75 -

Vineyard Vines - Golf Course Printed Tie
$75 -



needlepoint belt | Tumblr

southern proper cap

Lilly Pulitzer jacquard dress
$268 -

J Crew stripe sweater
$78 -

J Crew ballet short
$55 -

Miu Miu nylon swimwear
145 GBP -

Vineyard Vines flip flop
$45 -

Kate Spade shoes
$250 -

Kate Spade shoulder strap handbag
$345 -

Borsalino ribbon hat
$160 -

Pink Pelican -A Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop
$8.95 -



Hope ya'll had a fabulous start to the week! 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Georgetown or Bust

"Come on Kalyn! Let's shop til we drop!
Hey Preps! 

The weekend is already over! Luckily it is my spring break now, so I can stay up to the wee hours of the night just to write a post! As I excitedly posted before, I headed down to Annapolis on Saturday to visit Pat.  Usually we spend the whole weekend together, however, he had a fitness test Saturday morning, and I was woken up to repetitive text messages from him...extremely early Saturday asking if I was up yet.  Clearly, he had completed his fitness test, and breakfast along with it; because Pat gets impatient when it comes to one thing: food! He does not like even a slightly empty stomach.  Therefore, he was prodding me out of bed so I could vroom to him for lunchtime! 

Upon arrival in Maryland's quaint capital, I see three second year midshipmen already awaiting my arrival at my usual pick-up curb right outside the Academy walls.  What a sight.  Clearly all famished.  Lunch.  Humor.  Down to one midshipmen, my very own boyfriend.  All to myself.  Thank you.  

45 minutes later, we are in traffic in D.C. just at the peak of Georgetown.  Pat was perturbed, however we both soon forgot about the wait as we admired the Madeline looking town houses, all with unique colors, stairs, and shutters.  We started debating our favorites, and before we know it we reached the streets of Georgetown.  Traffic and people.   At a constant flow.  However, our adventures there were well worth the crowds.  

Lacoste. Kate Spade~New York. Tommy Hilfiger. J Crew. Ralph Lauren. Vineyard Vines. Banana Republic. BCBG. Betsey Johnson. Banana Republic. 
We had to get a whale hat!

Hello shopping heaven!  Pat and I seriously did not are all probably thinking, "poor Pat!".  Think again.  This boy knows his shopping.  He competes with me.  That is saying something! The first store of the day, Lacoste, we browsed.  I have an unhealthy amount of Lacoste polos and decided to hold my compulsiveness for other stores.  This did not happen.  Pat found a headband he thought I would like, I did like it, and long story short...I now own a hot pink Lacoste headband.  

Pat and I both made some great purchases, which I will post tomorrow (they are very unique).  However, there was something about this adventure of ours that was just so refreshing.  Time spent together, yet critical thinking, decision making, and voicing our opinions in a non-stressful environment was somewhat of a relationship builder in my opinion.  We goofed off, ate too much, spent too much money, and I am once again so mushy about my boyfriend.  He's the best.  What a great weekend.  

Below is a Polyvore of the outfits we strolled around Georgetown in this weekend:

Cashmere blazer
$1,990 -

G.H. Bass loafer shoes
$120 -


Kate Spade plastic shade
$148 -

Ray Ban ray ban shade
$145 -

Leather belt
$32 -

Vineyard Vines - Vineyard Whale Tie
$75 -


Unabashedly Prep


play dressy background

The Kate Spade Sunglasses shown, are one of my beloved accessories, and the shoes are L.L. Bean's Coastal Skimmers.  I got them for my birthday last fall, and I wear them several times a week! They are like the classic duck boots, are water proof, and have great traction...but are GIRLY!  As for the rest of my outfit, I wore a navy and white striped tunic dress, belted with a leather and nautical rope belt.  To keep it a little wintery I layered on top a brown tweed blazer.

Pat looked simply dashing in his Vineyard Vines plaid button down oxford, paired with his Vineyard Vines golf tie, and his green Brooks Brothers chinos.  He wore penny loafers for shoes, and a needlepoint belt from Smathers and Branson.

Shopping until dark of course

Hope you all had a very enjoyable weekend! Looking forward to reading your posts this week in my free time!