Wednesday, September 8, 2010

True Prep-30 Years Later!

Hey girls!
Two books that have recently come out have caught my attention!

The first book, entitled, Take Ivy was released on August 31st.

Take Ivy was first published in Japan in 1965. Once published, this particular book set off an explosion of American-influenced "Ivy Style" fashion among many people, mainly students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. People embraced the "Ivy Style" and made it their own, living the preppy lifestyle.

Take Ivy is now considered a definitive document of this particular style, and rare original copies are highly sought after by “trad” devotees worldwide. The book released 8/31 is now readily avaliable in the English language!

Another new favorite," True Prep", was released on September 7th.

True Prep was written by Lisa Birnbach, the author of "The Official Preppy Handbook".

"True Prep" provides a new view on the old world that Lisa Birnbach turned into an international best-selling book thirty years ago. "True Prep" looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV and…polar fleece.

How you feel about the increasingly serious changes of the prep lifestyle is up to you, but "True Prep" uncovers the changes, and how a preppie in today's world must adapt.

I have read "The Official Preppy Handbook", & have recently started "True Prep". I am so excited to complete both books, highlighted with all of my favorite points, and compare them.
Birnbach does a perfectly wonderful job describing the lifestyles of preppies, and portraying how one should look and act.
Here is an excerpt from the New York Times!
They do an excellent job talking about the new book.

If you have read either of these books, let me know what you think! If not, read them!

Look Cool Going Back To School!

Hey girls!

Here are some things from my favorite hot spot to find cute back to school, and every day accessories to complete your fabulous look!

A. Tierney has all of the cutest accessories to help you get to that "Best Dressed" Superlative you want this year!

My personal favorite product right now is the NEW Clip Sheet!

Just this Summer, A.Tierney presented:

Its absolutely perfect for school, work, or just to display on the kitchen counter as a to-do list!

The Clip Sheets come in 4 different designs!
-Pink & Green with Tennis Rackets
-Blue & Red with a Lobster
-Yellow & Blue with an Anchor
-Dark Pink & Dark Green with a Turtle
...pinch me, im dreaming!
This is too cute for words!
Priced at just $16!
They are perfectly wonderful for any and everything!
Now, if y'all are anything like me (which lets hope you're not!) you just can't hold on to a ponytail holder to save your life! Well, A.Tierney has set out to eliminate that problem, & they did so in the cutest way possible!
Never be without a ponytail holder again, and it can also double as a tennis ball for all you preppies out there! :)
In total, there are 150 bands that make up the ball, and they are made in various color combinations!
What a GREAT thought!
I ordered mine pink of course ;)!
Priced at just $15
(I spend $15 a week on packs of 10 trying to keep up with them!)
This one is even a brand name...HOW CUTE!
Next is a personal favorite!
Girls, we just have to have our Nantucket Headbands, what would life be without them?! I dont even want to think about it...
These headbands are such classic pieces, & come in 12 different designs!
Every gal should have one...or 12!
I am ordering the "Pink Sailboat" & "Football" patterns as I write this to you...multi tasking at its finest!
They are priced at just $15, now to book the plane ticket to Nantucket!
Going back to school, I like to look different. I like to stand out, and show my teachers that I can look cute, and the cuter I look, the smarter I feel!
With the A.Tierney Notebooks, you can be the cutest gal in class, and do your best work!
What do I always say?!
"Look your best, do your best!"
Why not add a preppie touch to your boring brown desk, and coordinate those notebooks! You will look great!
Small Notebooks are:
4x6 with 48 pgs.
Large Notebooks are:
6x8 with 48 pages
Each Notebook comes with a special tag to add your own personalization, or A. Tierney can do that for you for just $10. (I would let them too, they do a great job with monogramming!)
These Notebooks come in 4 colors!
-Hot Pink
They are priced at just $12!
These are so adorable!
I am a huge fan of these hats, because with the sun being as bright as it is, these hats will help protect your little ones from sunburn, and skin damage later on down the road!
These charming, and sporty hats are typically fit for children ages 2-5.
They also come in 8 precious designs to match your toddlers personality!
Priced at just $19.50.
Also, this hat can be personalized by A.Tierney for just $10!
Next are the:
These belts are absolutely adorable, and add color to any and every outfit! They are charmingly preppy, and add a touch of class to your childs wardrobe!
The belts come in 6 designs, and typically fit children ages 2-10!
Priced at just $19.50!
Check out A Tierney today, and do some back to school, or back to work shopping!
Have a great Wednesday!

You can find A.Tierney on Facebook, or Twitter!

A-List Pieces for Your Collection!

Hey girls!

Today I want to share with you a few of my favorite pieces from "Pieces".

"Pieces" has done such an amazing job with their custom pieces, and they produce the most wonderful things for your home!

Take a look at everything I have to show you, but dont stop there! After reading this post, please visit the website! You will not want to miss everything this company has to offer! Its just perfectly fabulous!

Also, I have got to share this amazing news with you!
The Atlantan's Sept/Oct issue features their A-List desgners and their top finds/inspirations of 2010!
I am so excited to say that "Pieces" very own Lee Kleinhelter is featured! She looks absolutely fabulous, and graces the pages headlining the peice on "Who's Who, and What's What"!

This is a huge honor, in my opinion, and even more of a reason to check out this company's website! Its obviously making its way to the top! I dont know about you, but I plan on joining them on their journey to the top, and doing some serious online shopping! SO proud!

Here are a few of the newest peices that I would love for you all to check out!

The Custom Pieces Pendant & Pouf

This Custom Pieces Oversized Pendant & Tibetan Goat Pouf is a wonderful piece.
-Dynamite drum pendant avaliable in different sizes and colors with gold clover chain. This piece is hand-made in France. It is avaliable in small, medium, and large sizes.

The Custom Pieces X Base Table

This X-Base Table is handmade. White poured resin top with smooth high gloss finish. Resin color and base can be customized to your liking. Contact Pieces to purchase this beautiful piece today!

The Custom Pieces clover Mirror

This mirror is just perfection at its best! It is a favorite of many, and is readily avaliable in the custom size of your choice! Mirror hand-forged heavy iron frame. Standard finish options are: white, black, and chocolate lacquer and french gold, warm platinum and brushed. Contact Pieces to order yours today!

You can find more information on "Pieces" through their facebook page, or on twitter!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love this company! I value their products, because they are made to perfection, and the customers needs come first. Contact them today to order your custom pieces, and make your home a custom pieces home!