September 29, 2008
In the meantime, check out Sharp Lilly's post on Gossip Girl style...she's got some great finds!!
Back to my cup of tea and box of tissues...
September 24, 2008
Due Date maternity shirt, by etsy seller Culpepergeneral
September 23, 2008
I recently received a copy of The Official Filthy Rich Handbook by Christopher Tennant to review. An homage to our beloved Official Preppy Handbook, TOFRH is a how-to guide for the well-to-do of the new millennium. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Mr. Tennant describes how the newly rich can attempt to acquire the tastes and manners of the old money establishment.
One of my favorite sections was the Plutocrat Primer, which introduces the reader to their "new friends" including "The Raider" (see, e.g., Ron Perelman), "The Dynasseur" (see, e..g, Steve Forbes), and "The Wastrel" (see, e.g., Brandon Davis, Stavros Niarchos). Mr. Tennant used to write for Page Six, and it shows. The snark, it is plentiful.
While it certainly can't replace The Official Preppy Handbook, TOFRH is good for a few laughs and would make a great gift for someone who has it all and needs a little help figuring out how to spend it all.
September 18, 2008
Best Dressed Child has their entire stock of swimwear on clearance, with savings up to 50% off.
Boden is celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day (for real) by drawing 8 internet orders at random today and giving them away for free.
Stephen Bonanno has 50% off all Lilly Pulitzer.
Lands' End has free shipping with the Promotion Code BOOTS and the PIN 00005206 . Offer ends Tuesday.
Kayce Hughes has free shipping with the code freeship for the next week.
Calista Cove has a ridiculously cheap sale section and is offering an additional 50% off with the code final50sale.
We scooped the author of The Official Preppy Handbook! This is a major milestone for any preppy blogger. I propose to celebrate with a Pumpkin Spice Latte (natch).
September 17, 2008
September 16, 2008
To go along with my new program, I might need to pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream. I just got an email about it this morning, and how good does that sound?
Photo by Annie's Eats
The other thing I'm craving lately? Dill pickles. (To be fair, pickles are pretty much a staple for me even when not pregnant. So right now I'm in overdrive.) I actually read that dill can have anti-nausea properties, so it's a craving that makes sense. But I've gotten really picky about which ones I like. So I decided to make my own. I know that it sounds like I've gone crazy, but it was SUPER easy, and they were so good. I may have eaten an entire jar yesterday. I found the recipe here, on a blog called Annie's Eats, written by a girl who is far more domestic than I ever hope to be. I actually had all the ingredients on hand, thanks in large part to our CSA veggie deliveries. It took less than 30 minutes to make, then they sit in the fridge for two days. I highly recommend them!
September 14, 2008
September 12, 2008
September 09, 2008
Wouldn't the Santa plate be perfect for leaving out cookies on Christmas Eve? (In an unrelated incident, TCP Toddler was insistently asking for his "Ho Ho Ho" book yesterday. The one that was packed away with the Christmas decorations in January. Maybe he's planning ahead for the holidays too??)
Babystyle has an extra 20% off all outlet with the code ALLOUT25.
in the pink is offering an additional 30% off everything in the Clearance Section with discount code 0909.
Lands' End has free shipping for the next two days with the Promotion Code WINDFALL and the PIN 00001207. (This might be a one time code, so first come, first serve.)
It's the last week for the Bonanno sale, with Emma Classic Monogram sandals $40 off.
Baby Gap has 20% off fall styles through 9/21 with the code BVQ2T1J16XLY.
I have one more for you, and it's a good one, so I'm going to give it it's own post. Happy Shopping!
September 08, 2008
September 05, 2008
Hanna Andersson has up to 50% off right now on fall favorites.
At Lauren Nicole Gifts, you can save 15% through 9-8-08 with the coupon code laborday.
And J.Crew has an additional 20% off final sale items with the code EXTRA20.
September 04, 2008
September 03, 2008
Well, I think the time has come to make a stand. No, I'm not talking about politics. I'm talking about whether it's appropriate to wear white after Labor Day. She Finds has a poll going now that asks the question, "Do you think it's okay to wear white after Labor Day?" People, as of right now, 79% of the voters say that it is!
Exercise your right to vote, and just say no to white after Labor Day!
You all know by now that there is nothing I enjoy more than being able to enjoy a delicious cocktail, secure in the knowledge that by doing so, I am actually doing a good deed.
Uncork the Cure is an annual wine tasting and fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. TC and I attended last year's event, and I can tell you that not only did I try some sensational wines, but I actually learned a lot about what is being done to combat this horrible disease.
We'll won't miss this year's event on October 16th at the Chicago History Museum (a great venue and a strong contender to be the site of the TCP wedding reception back in the day), which includes a wine tasting, silent auction, and wine raffle. Additionally, VIPs will have a private showing at the newly opened “Chic Chicago” exhibit, which I am dying to check out, and a VIP gift bag. You can find all the details (and perhaps a glimpse of TCP!) here.
It's another good time for a great cause. Buy your tickets today!
I am swooning over the Halloween stuff from Janie and Jack. Pumpkins + Fair Isle = Love.
Boys Fair Isle Pumpkin Cardigan ($48) and Beanie ($20).
Girls Fair Isle Pumpkin Cardigan ($48) and Beret ($20).
I also love the wrap skirt; it comes in pink, red, or camel corduroy or dark denim. ($90)
September 02, 2008
I'm on the fence about a few items, too. I definitely feel that some of my madras is done until next May. But there are a few that are darker, more navy and green, that I think may be acceptable for a bit longer. What say you, Internet? Have you completely banished the madras?
Maybe not yet?
I'm putting up a new fall play list today. And I may or may not have called a Starbucks this morning to see when, exactly, Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be available. (Later this week!!) Welcome, fall.