Thursday, March 31, 2011

monogrammed melamine

look what i found!
how adorable are these monogrammed melamine plates and bowls?
they're available from one of my favorite monogrammed sites:

and would make the cutest bridal shower or college graduation gift!
available in a number of color combos and patterns (pink and green, too!)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

family tree project

i have always been intrigued by my family history and just last night helped a long-lost cousin complete my mother's father's family tree....

we found so much information and are so exited!
my great-great grandmother and her sons in illinois taken about 1930
we can trace our family back to the 1600s in england, 
with immigration to virginia 
and have found we have some danish and irish blood, too!
my great-great grandfather (right) as part of wild bill hickock's wild west show
there was wealth, poverty, entertainers, a murder, orphans, scandal, prison....
everything you could possibly think of 
(as i'm sure most families have if you trace them back far enough!)

the old pictures intrigue me the most,
as does one story about a little girl named sunshine 
sunshine, renamed josephine, and her husband about 1940

sunshine was my great-grandfather's half sister 
and following her mother and father's deaths 
(they were both very young when they died) 
she was given up for adoption and her name was changed.

just this very week, my mother's aunt found out she was living AROUND.THE.CORNER. from sunshine's daughter, 
and has been for over 20 years! 
my grandfather (right) with his brother and their pet goat in 1932
this has truly been an amazing experience 
and has made me want to find out even more about my other branches!

do you know who YOU are?!?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

silk scarf bags

as i continue my hunt for the perfect spring handbag
(tory, kate, lilly can you hear me?!?)
i did pick up a fun transitional one over the weekend

old navy silk scarf bag, $16.50
inspired by
swash zebra silk scarf bag @ barneys new york, $495

the pink prep has been bargain hunting!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

3 white dresses

it may still be freezing here in new england, 
but i am in a little-white-dress-sort-of-mood
and tried on a few lovelies yesterday...
and did a little cost comparison 
between *gasp* old navy and lilly!
shiffi shift, $34.50, old navy
lela shift, $328, lilly pulitzer

embroidered sundress, $34.50, old navy
wilma eyelet, $278, lilly pulitzer

eyelet shift, $29.50, old navy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

one glam damme: a tribute

elizabeth rosamond taylor
february 27, 1932 - march 23, 2011

a classic beauty who became an icon
and will forever be one of hollywood's 
most intriguing, glamorous, larger-than-life stars

rest peacefully

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 ladies and a gentleman

i'd like to thank vera, lilly, ann and ralph 
for helping me put together my look today.
simply vera wang silk top
lilly pulitzer white 3/4-length sleeve tee
ann taylor stretchy belt
ralph lauren pinstripe pants and heels

sometimes you just need a little help from your friends!
who are YOUR go-to, dress-you-up friends?

Monday, March 21, 2011

spring in my step

it may be snowing outside, but that's not going to dampen my 
first day of spring happies!

i'm ready for bright colors and open toes, aren't you?

and when i found these lilly espadrilles, 
i just couldn't save them for pink and green thursday.

here's to a hurry-up-and-get-here spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

what's pink, pink and pink?

as some of you know the pink prep (c'est moi) 
and pink champagne 
work together....

and what happens when the two pink preps
go to the gym together to work out?

they pull the exact same workout wear from their lockers!

we had a good laugh and thought you would too!

(sorry no picture -- no cameras in the locker room! tee-hee!)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

handwriting tag

my dear blogger friend mFw 
tagged me to play along --  
mFw is an adorable sorority girl, prepping up the midwest college world! 
and even though we are years apart,
i LOVE reading her blog and all her adventures! check her out!

ok, here goes.... and yes, the paper is lilly! :-)

1. your name and the name of your blog:

2. your blog address:

3. your favorite quote:

4. favorite songs:

5. write this:

6. tag 3 followers:

7. anything else!

Monday, March 7, 2011


i can't go anywhere without my sunglasses

and i just found muffy a matching pair at gymboree!

(we do a lot of like mother, like daughter looks)

will have to post pics soon!

Friday, March 4, 2011

nice guys finish in the top 10

niceness counts
even on reality tv, in hollywood and the music industry
(well, in everything in life, really)
as the top 10 american idol finalists were announced last night, 
the sweet southern boy scotty, 
who has shown so much wisdom and 
always been a true gentleman, 
even publicly apologizing for not being a friend, 
was the first guy elected to stay.

(he had my vote from his first audition!)

and the two guys who were, um, not so nice and all about themselves, 
clint and jordan,
although fabulous singers, were not voted through -- 
not even saved or asked to sing again for the judges for a second chance.

america got it right -- and voted for the nice guy....
and the judges got it right too -- opting for personality and talent 
over drama and big pipes, by leaving the dramatics out 
and putting this sweetie stephano in as a wild card choice.

this season is shaping up to be the best yet!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

elizabeth mckay sale

big-time sale going on over at elizabeth mckay!

simply enter the code 
at checkout 
for 50% off online

here are a couple of spring-into-summer
beauties i have in my shopping cart!