August 31, 2008
August 29, 2008
August 28, 2008
But, I feel that there must be an honorable mention for the excuse for nonattendance from Miss Ladybug's Picnic. I'm sorry, but hospital visits involving toddlers? Yeah, that's probably the best excuse of the night. So I've got a little something to send your way, too.
Thanks again to all who attended, whether in person or in spirit!
August 27, 2008
The weather cooperated nicely and the roof deck at Citizen was perfect. There were fun drinks and great shopping.* We also raised a pretty good chunk of change for the Junior League of Chicago, which thrilled me. It couldn't have turned out better.
But the fun isn't over just yet. All three websites (Bird Dog Bay, Tucker Blair, and Salmon Cove)are giving 20% off with the code "TCP" through 9/9 /08. So if you didn't get a chance to pick up a little something last night, visit one of the websites and buy yourself a little treat.
*Shocking development of the night: Mr. TC did more shopping that I did! It's true! With no encouragement from me, he picked up this tie and this belt, both of which I had previously written about wanting to get for him. (Not that he read it). I'll turn that boy into a preppy yet. Me? Well, I may or may not be the proud owner of one of only two lobster headbands currently in existence from Tucker Blair. Look for them to be available on the website in about six weeks. Love it.
August 26, 2008
I know some of you cannot, not matter how much you might long to, be at the party tonight. The Preppy Princess feels your pain, and since she is likewise stranded far from the Third Coast tonight, she has kindly offered to help us celebrate virtually with a giveaway!
Comment to this post no later than midnight on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, and tell us what you're doing tonight instead of attending Cocktail Wishes and Khaki Dreams. We'll pick a winner from the comments, and the lucky winner will be the recipient of one of the Preppy Princess's Hamptons totes, which are very cool, and tucked inside the tote will be a box of Boatman Geller Starboard note cards. How fabulous is that?
Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!!
August 25, 2008
Lauren Nicole is having a big Labor Day (how is it Labor Day already?!?!) sale. Save 15% through September 1, 2008. Use the coupon code laborday during checkout to recieve the discount.
Design Her Gals is celebrating their third anniversary, and if you buy one stationery item, you can get a second for free! Use the code THREE at checkout. Offer good through August 31, 2008. I'm working on a new Gal for my sidebar...to be unveiled after Labor Day!
August 22, 2008
Sharp Lily features one of the cutest pairs of wellies I've ever seen.
You can win a fabulous Keeks & Brie headband by commenting here.
Nostalgic for the summer home you don't own? Read this tongue-in-cheek essay by Timothy Noah for Slate.
Searching for the perfect gift for someone? Check out The Gifting Gumshoe. She has tons of great preppy gift suggestions.
If you're on the Third Coast this weekend, Jake has a big summer sale with merchandise from all three locations consolidated in the Southport boutique. It's not the preppiest shop in town, but they have a great selection of denim.
Happy weekend, everyone.
August 20, 2008
Brie Bubble, $46.80
The Choice Texts:
Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
Lorene Carey, Black Ice
William Golding, The Lord of the Flies
Gish Jen, Typical American
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
James McBride, The Color of Water
Esmerelda Santiago, When I Was Puerto Rican
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Elie Weisel, Night
Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen
Thorton Wilder, Our Town
Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina
Julia Alvarez, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Octavia Butler, Dawn
Octavia Butler, Kindred
Edwidge Danticatt, Breath Eyes Memory
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a Face
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Gish Jen, Mona in the Promised Land
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Denzy Senna, Caucasia
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are not the Only Fruit
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark
Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine
Doris Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wait Until Next Year
Nora Oja Keller, Comfort Woman
Sena Jeter Naslund, Four Spirits
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Philip Roth, The Human Stain
Eric Schlossler, Fast Food Nation
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
John Updike, Rabbit Run
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
Richard Vasquez, Chicano
Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink
Nadine Gordimer, Jump and Other Short Stories
Steven Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
Graham Greene, The Quiet American
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Chang Rae Lee, Native Speaker
Ian McEwan, Saturday
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
V.S. Naipul, The Enigma of Arrival
V.S. Naipul, A House for Mr. Biswas
Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
I've italicized the books I've read previously, just ask if you want a review. I feel like a former English major should have many more books in italics, so I'd better get cracking!
August 19, 2008
August 18, 2008
Cute, huh? So this is A Test for J.Crew. Ordered Sunday afternoon, August 18. We'll see
if when they show up.
Even more exciting footwear news is the "Above & Beyond Anything We've Ever Done Before, SALE" at Bonannos.
EMMA CLASSIC MONOGRAM SANDALS SALE
Aug 17th - 24th
Reg $140.00, This week $100.00. (never to be offered again)
Available via:On-Line: www.SBsandals.com, Toll Free: 866-313-FEET(3338), Walk in: Stuart Boutique
I was able to resist the siren song of the sandals earlier this summer. But this time? I don't know if I will be so strong!
August 15, 2008
August 14, 2008
Tartan Plaid Windbreaker, $29.50
Olive Green Embroidered Flat Front Pants, $34.50
Of course, it goes without saying that there are also super cute girl options. To wit:
Hooded Argyle Sweater Dress, $49.50
Striped Cable Knit Sweater Dress, $39.50
August 13, 2008
School supplies after leaving school. All of the fun, none of the homework!
When: August 26, 2008 from 5:30 pm 'til 8:00 pm
Where: Citizen, 364 West Erie, on their roof deck
What: A fantastically preppy party for a great cause
I hope to meet you there!
August 12, 2008
So until my mind returns to the 21st century, I leave you with a code for In the Pink...and it's a good one. Take 40% off the entire summer collection with the code 0812.
August 09, 2008
August 07, 2008
They have some great totes, bibs, and onesies too. Right now, check out the back to school special, two shirts for $50, includes kids and adults short and long sleeve applique shirts. Pick up a pair. Blair Waldorf would.