Archive of ‘Stores & Brands’ category

Hubbell Hille Smoking Slippers

Smoking Slippers c/o Hubbell Hille I’m a big fan of the smoking slipper as they are a staple in the preppy, all-American wardrobe. I love all types of smoking slippers – needlepoint, kilim, linen, but these “hubblers” may be my new favorite! Saying I love the laurel wreath crest would be a complete understatement. These shoes […] Read more…

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Loggin’ Around

Joe and I love spending time outdoors whether it’s evening walks, summer bootcamp workouts, or getting lost in the woods. The early darkness in the winter makes it hard to get outside, so we are extra mindful to take advantage of time off or unexpected nice days. We always put dressing for the weather first! […] Read more…

L.L. Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Part of the product featured in the post was provided by L.L.Bean. As the Christmas season quickly approaches, you may have loved ones ask you what you’d like for Christmas. I think it’s smart to have some ideas in mind because it helps the giver in the ability to give you something you will love. […] Read more…

Camilyn Beth Navy Dress

When it comes to investing in formal wear, I like to buy a dress that I can wear for many years that meets a simple criteria. Can this dress be worn more than one season throughout the year? Can it be worn to more than one type of occasion? Can I dress it up and […] Read more…

Earth Tones

The changing of the season means gravitating towards earth tones. Although I wear bright colors all year round, fall inspires me to reach for richer, deeper colors that coordinate well with texture and leathers. For this outfit I paired olive leggings with dark brown booties, a chambray top, and a kilim handbag for a more […] Read more…

Two Bees Cashmere

We had such beautiful weather this past Saturday with weather cool enough to break out my new favorite sweater! Joe and I took advantage and headed out to one of our favorite towns in Michigan, Grosse Pointe, which is beautifully located right on the water. We got coffee, checked out some shops, and took some […] Read more…

Fall Birthday Picnic

I love having a September birthday for many reasons, one of them being how beautiful the weather ends up being. That time at the end of summer and beginning of fall is perfect with crisp mornings and sunny days. For my birthday, Joe and I went apple picking at our favorite local orchard (fun fact […] Read more…

Fall Style Influences

I did a post back in the summer about the four types of “preppy style” that influence my summer wardrobe. I’d like to do the same thing for fall! I pull from all four styles to influence my fall wardrobe and will work them in interchangeable. Ivy League Style A collegiate style that stays true […] Read more…

Flying Carpet Shoes

Turkish Kilim rugs are gaining popularity in western culture as they bring a well-traveled, upscale look to any room. I’ve always thought of the style as being especially preppy as you’ll see the rugs tie together rooms that have Ivy League influence. Making high-end smoking slippers out of vintage Turkish rugs effortlessly marries exotic and classic style. […] Read more…

Barrington Tote

St. Anne Tote – c/o Barrington Gifts    I love my new tote from Barrington Gifts! I bring it to work daily because I can throw my purse in it along with other items that usually float around such as my kindle, planner, notebooks, etc. It sometimes replaces my purse altogether since it has handy […] Read more…

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