Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sorry for not posting!!

Hey y'all!! I got back to Connecticut on Thursday and it's been crazy! I've seen a couple of my friends since I've been back but everyone is out of town! My family and I have been getting everything back to normal. Tomorrow pre-season starts (but I don't play sports so it's a non-issue) so I'm going to take my brother to school so I can see everyone!! It's been a while since I've seen my friends and classmates, and everyone is excited to get back because it's our senior year!!!!!! So, please excuse me if I don't post for a couple of days!! 

I hope y'all had a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What have I been doing this summer?

Crafting!!!

For those who follow me on tumblr, y'all know I'm obsessed. I think it's so much fun and I love finding cute new pictures on it!! Some of my favorite things to find are the adorable quotes from Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, and Rules for the Southern Lady. So, at the beginning of the summer I decided to paint my favorite quotes!!


(Sorry for the awful quality of the pictures! I took them off of the bane of my existence, my Blackberry.)








What do y'all think?? Do y'all paint as well? Let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!! Today was my last day in JH and I'm heading back to the East Coast tomorrow!!

xoxo, Hannah

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Preppy Fall Essentials

Here are my preppy fall essentials!!

Cableknit Sweaters


Rugby Classic Crewneck Cable-Knit 
I live in sweaters in the fall, and my favorites are all definitely cable-knit!!! I have the sweater above in yellow and I love it.

Riding Boots

Kimchi Blue Tall Lace-Up Equestrian Boot (from Urban Outfitters)
I think I have at least 4 pair of equestrian inspired boots and I'm obsessed. I love the boots above!! Riding boots go perfectly with everything in fall.

Classically Preppy Footwear

LL Bean Boot
Bean boots. What can I say about bean boots...they are one of the most classically preppy items ever. I am ashamed to admit that I do not own the classic L.L. Bean masterpieces (yet), but fret not! I'm going to get them this fall. After last year's ridiculous amount of snow in Connecticut and my lack of snow boots (my sherling line bean boots are in Jackson Hole year round), I have to be prepared!

Oxford Button Down
Ralph Lauren Megan Solid Oxford Shirt
The oxford shirt is a classic preppy staple year-round, but I find that I wear them more in the colder months. They are perfectly paired with crewneck and v-neck sweaters, as well as cardigans and khakis. 

The Striped Rugby 

Brooks Brothers Striped Rugby
Striped rugby's are great casual shirts for fall. They're thick, comfortable, and great for menswear inspired outfits. I've only gotten rugby's from Rugby Ralph Lauren, so I don't know how the Brooks Brothers' design that's shown above fits. The colors are great for fall!

The LBD

Rugby Nestor Wool Crepe U-Back Dress
I love this LBD from Rugby!!  It's very classic looking and flattering!


The Hacking Jacket


Rugby Suede-Patch Hacking Jacket
I have the jacket above in purple, and I love it. I try to pair it with jeans so that I don't completely look like a mom!! It's a great item for fall!

The Perfect Vest
Rugby Alastair Down Vest
I'm (obviously) really loving Rugby this fall!! Usually my brother is the one wearing the "youthful prep" inspired designs from Rugby and I'm perfectly content in Lilly, but they have great classic items for fall. This vest is great and I love the hunting patch on the shoulder!!  

The Norwegian Sweater
L.L. Bean Norwegian Sweater
My favorite sweater in the entire world is the Norwegian Sweater from L.L. Bean. I got one last year for fall and I couldn't get enough of it. I wore it all the time. I got a men's small (which was still big on me) and I cannot wait until this fall so I can wear it more!!

The Coat (or Cape!)
Rugby Brayton Duffle Cape
I am not a fan of capes. Not really, anyway. I never expected to like this Rugby cape, but I really, really do!! It doesn't look like a traditional "cape". It doesn't look like Dracula should wear it, and it looks more like a classic camel coat with weird sleeves!!

Khakis

J. Crew Classic Café Capri
I am on the hunt for the perfect khaki. I have tried Vineyard Vines, but they were too baggy, and I have always seen these J. Crew Café Capri khakis on their website. I am definitely going to find these in one of the 4 J. Crew stores around me in CT and try them on!! 

Jeans
J. Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean
I am also on the hunt for the perfect jean. I legitimately have the hardest time ever finding jeans. I am determined to find good ones this year!! The goal is to find jeans that keep their shape and that are skinny in the knee and calf so that I can tuck them into boots. 

What are y'alls preppy fall essentials? Let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Friday, August 12, 2011

Senior Classes Binder Covers

Here are my binder covers for my senior classes!!






What do y'all think? Let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Help


Last week I started reading the fantastic book "The Help" and I almost finished it in one sitting!! It was so good and while I only read it so that I could compare it to the movie (which came out yesterday), it was a treat to read. My mom and I are so excited to go see it, and we're going to drag my brother along to see it with us (it'll be our 7th movie this summer). I adore Emma Stone and my mom thinks Viola Davis is one of the best actresses ever. I can't wait to see how mean Hilly is in the movie in comparison to the book also.



Are y'all going to see "The Help"? Let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Miss Greek


One of my favorite TV shows of all time is ABC Family's Greek. I watched it the night it came out and I loved it until the end (which was this spring). I'm still sad that it's over!! 



Cappie. I LOVE Cappie. He was so funny (and hot)!! I was so happy that he ended up with Casey and that he finally graduated!


My favorite character was Dale. He was absolutely hysterical even if he was a stereotypical southern Baptist! Some of my favorite quotes ever come from him! I love that his band was called "Darwin Lied" as well...


I had a love/hate relationship with Evan. He was such a jerk but he was so preppy and cute!! And he did pull through a lot of the time. 


I want to be in ZBZ! It seemed like such a fun sorority (even if there is no sorority called Zeta Beta Zeta!) and I love Casey and Ashleigh! My best friends met the actress who played Ashleigh in a restaurant in New Canaan, CT. 

Did y'all watch Greek? Let me know!!

xoxo, Hannah

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monogrammed Home

Y'all know how much I am obsessed with monogramming (everything) and I have recently become a huge fan of monogrammed home goods. My top websites for these items are Marley Lilly, the Preppy Princess and the Pink Giraffe. Here are my favorite monogrammed home goods items!!


So cute!! I love monogrammed pillows. I found some cute monogrammed pillows from Etsy and I love the one above as well. It's from The Pink Giraffe.



This is an acrylic Lilly Pulitzer tray from the Preppy Princess. I have one at home on my vanity desk and it's great!! It holds my makeup and other beauty goodies and it's Lilly!!




I am in love with these. If I were to redecorate my room, I would buy these monogrammed lamp shades from the Pink Giraffe!! They come in other prints/colors, but of course pink is my favorite! They're adorable!!


This is a monogrammed trash can from the Pink Giraffe, but it's too pretty for trash!!


I have fabric bins in my room to hold headbands and tons of cosmetic bags, but the monogrammed pink and green bin shown above is SO MUCH CUTER. 



I love the initial above the bed!! I want to do the same thing with my initials from Lotus and Lilly


I found this picture on Tumblr, and I love it. Even though the only things monogrammed are the pillows, the room is great redecorating inspiration!!

What monogrammed goodies do y'all like? Let me know!!

Have a great day!!!

xoxo, Hannah

Sunday, August 7, 2011

ABC's of Preppy Style

Here is my list of the "ABC's of Preppy Style"!! Hope y'all like it!!



A - Argyle and A. Tierney Watches

B - Bean Boots and Bermuda Bags




C - Cable Crewnecks and Cardigans


D - Dogs (Labradors and Golden Retrievers)


E - Equestrian Inspired


F - Fair Isle



G - Grosgrain and G&T's


H - Headbands


I - Ivy Style Inspired


J - Jack Rogers


K - Khakis



L - Lilly Pulitzer and L.L. Bean



M - Madras and Monograms



N - Navy and Needlepoint


O - Oxford Button-down Shirts




P - Pearls and Pink and Polos


Q - Quilted Jackets



R - Ray Bans and Riding Boots

S - Seersucker and Signet Rings



T - Topsiders and Tote Bags


U - Umm...(I can't think of anything for "U") Ribbon Belts!!



V - Vineyard Vines and Vera Bradley



W - Wrap Skirts and Whales


X - (I cannot for the life of me think of anything preppy that starts with "X", "Y", or "Z", soo...) Classic Ralph Lauren


Y - Nantucket Reds

Z - Norwegian Sweaters


Have a great day!!

xoxo, Hannah