Tuesday, September 7, 2010

True Prep?

Is it weird that even though I just bought True Prep, a book I have been waiting for for months now, I have no interest in looking at it? I guess just a part of me doesn't want to read something that I don't agree with. True Prep lays out this formula for being preppy, and I don't think that's right. I don't like how prep is being reconstructed for the modern world, but the point of being preppy is for it to not ever change! For something to be eternally classic regardless of the fads! I also don't think Obama should be mentioned at all in a book about preppiness, but that's just me.

So maybe next week I'll read it. I'm just not in the mood. I think that I'll stick to my mother's idea of preppy, and not one that is a step by step guide to recreate your family into an Old Money-New England family and how to deal with your father's new wife. 

This is so unlike me! I'm the most positive and upbeat person in the entire world, and yet I've written an entire post about how much I dislike a book about being preppy! 

Anyway...school was great. I have interesting classes and I was fully equipped with all my adorable back to school supplies. I changed my outfit last minute; I ended up wearing a J. McLaughlin pink striped button down, navy and pink ballet flats, and I carried a Vineyard Vines bag!

I hope everyone had a great Tuesday!! 

xoxo, Hannah


  1. I definitely know where you're coming from. I'm on the fence about the whole thing. I never really cared one way or the other, but up at school it bothers me a bit more. I'm guessing because people announce they are going to be/are preppy and just...aren't.

    Your outfit sounds adorable!

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  3. I thought True Prep was pretty much a commercial cop-out, and reading it annoyed me so much I wrote a scathing review.

  4. I was excited to look at it, but I opened and read a few pages tonight...and it just doesn't hold the same excitement I feel whenever I pull out my copy of TOPH. I don't know. I just feel like now people are going to be calling themselves preppy without really knowing what being preppy was about before True Prep came out.

  5. Have you ever read The Original Preppy Handbook? I think it is out of print now, but my sister and I read it so many times as teenagers the book practically fell apart.

  6. Really? I liked it compared to TOPH. Maybe because I feel like I cannot relate to much of anything in the old book.