November 17, 2011

Preppy Pieces

Hey Dolls!

Lately, I have been craving what I like to call "Preppy Pieces" from American Designers (and Buberry too, LOL!!).  I think I’m falling in love with them because the pieces are Classic and can be worn so many ways and they will ALWAYS be relevant unlike certain Fashion Trends that come and go.   These pieces have been heavily influenced on the Runways all across the world this year. 

In the Fashion Industry the style is known as Sportswear and this happens to be America’s main contribution to the history of Fashion Design. Some of today’s most commonly known American Sportswear giants include:  Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis, and Michael Kors just to name a few. 

I’m not only loving the clothing, but the accessories are catching my eye too from brands like BurberryTory Burch and Coach.  Honestly, I’ve never been much of a Coach Girl, but the items in their more recent collections are starting to make me change my mind. 

Here are some of the "Preppy Pieces" and Looks that I currently have my eyes on:

Burberry Bags

  1. Burberry Check Print Bowling Bag Satchel  $695
  2. Medium Check Belted Bowling Bag  $1,295
  3. Small Haymarket Check Crossbody Bag  $1,295 
  4. Burberry Check Print Satchel  $650

Burberry Shoes

  1. Smoked Check Trainer  $325
  2. Smoked Check Leather Trim Rain Boot  $375
  3. Quilted Leather Platform Ankle Boot  $995
  4. Haymarket Check Rain Boot  $350

Burberry Belts, Scarves and Coats
  1. Haymarket Check Reversible Belt  $295
  2. Coloured Leather Belt  $495
  3. Giant Check Gauze Scarf (similar)  $325
  4. Mega Check Scarf (similar)  $375
  5. Sport Check Trench Coat  $1,295
  6. Quilted Peplum Leather Jacket  $1,995

Ralph Lauren Looks
  1. Skinny-Fit Big Pony Polo  $110
  2. Harper Plaid Twill Tunic  $265
  3. Wool Ski Sweater  $365
  4. Dalloway Down Jacket  $498

Tommy Hilfiger Looks

Check out the Tommy Hilfiger Website to find the pieces for these looks.  I love how the models are styled in these ads.  

Tory Burch Accessories

  1. Logo Wide Resin Cuff  $175
  2. Clear Lucite Logo Cuff  $45
  3. Curved Logo Bracelet  $145
  4. Lucite Cuff  $45

Tory Burch Shoes

  1. Suede Reva Ballet Flat  $235
  2. Cicely Velvet High Heel Pump  $350
  3. Tory Burch Shoe Boot  $479
  4. Tory Burch "Lawson" Booties  $425
Coach Bags
  1. Madison Quilted Chevron Nylon Large Lindsey $398
  2. Poppy Patent Foldover Crossbody  $278
  3. Madison Patent Mini Sophia Satchel  $328
  4. Oppy Liquid Gloss Pushlock Satchel  $378

Equestrian Inspired Looks - My Favorite!

I can't tell you exactly what prompted my current fascination with the Equestrian Look, but I am LOVING it now!  Check out this Ralph Lauren Blazer I recently purchased from TJMaxx.  This is the key piece to rocking this look.  So you know I will be wearing this just as soon as I get this Blazer tailored.  

This is one of my BEST purchases of the year!  The detail on the pocket is my FAVORITE part.  These Blazers are approximately $200+ in the mall but I only paid $60.  So I consider that a Fashionable and Financially Aware buy.  

Keep in mind, these pieces can also be used as inspiration for you to find alternatives and create looks on your own.  You don't have to have these exact pieces to recreate the All American Preppy look.  

Well guys, I hope you have enjoyed my "Current Cravings" for these All American Preppy Pieces.  So tell me Dolls, what styles are you currently craving?  

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  1. LOVING these current cravings!! AND I saw that jacket too and was in love! Didn't get it though! Can't wait to see how you rock it!

    In the Fall and Winter, it's really easy to do preppy because of the tall boots and blazers!!

  2. I agree!!!!!!!!! Me also!!! Prep swag is soooo making a comeback!!! Glad you posted this!! I recently added a few pieces to my wardrobe!!


  3. Love those Tory Burch accessories! Cute Cute Cute!!!


  4. I'm all over anything Burberry, especially those rain boots!

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  5. Great Post!! I have never really been into purchasing preppy pieces but after seeing this post and that blazer that you bought I may have to reconsider lol. Great find :)

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  6. OMG!!!!!! First I saw the Burberry satchels and started swooning and there are so many other cute picks here including FAB shoes:-) Your taste is amazing!

  7. I love this look as well and everything you posted on the wish list. These ads make you want to hurry up and finesse the look.

  8. And with everyone feeding into the TREND BEND, classic has the tendency to be unique and one of a kind =]. Love this post! Ralph Lauren is my fave!

  9. Great post. I love that last pair of Burch boots. I am craving summer dresses for some reason. I like to throw them on with a chunky sweater and tights and boots.

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  10. Love your preppy choices! That number 3 Burberry bag is fantastic!


  11. omg i need them bags gorgeous stuff x

  12. Nice pieces!

  13. I adore Ralph Lauren. He is my favorite designer! I have a navy blazer just like this black one. The Tory Burch shoes #2 and #3 are on my Christmas list! lol Kiah

  14. this is beautiful! great post! I like preppy clothes although it is not my style. but I love this collection


  15. As I said before you and I have the same taste in clothes and I love it! Check me out here in my beloved Burch cuff:,0,17

    And here last year getting my prep on:

    Keep up the style coming hon!!!

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