Friday, October 29, 2010

Wake Up Muffy! We're Back!

Hey girls!

A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a fellow preppy in New York asking me to do a review on the books, "True Prep", written by the famous Lisa Birnbach, and Chip Kidd (Lisa wrote "The Official Preppy Handbook" 30 years ago!) "Take Ivy", and the 75th anniversary of Sperry Topsiders!

I was/am absolutely thrilled that I was able to do a review on each product, however after reading "True Prep" front to back, the earlier post just doesn't do it justice!

I pre-ordered my copy from a bookstore here in Wilmington, and picked it up just a few days ago, when it hit the shelves!
THAT felt like Christmas, I was so so excited!

After just 2 days of sitting on the beach, I finished it! There are so many different pages with such perfect information for any preppy, I just have to share some of my favorte exerpts with y'all! This is just the best book!

If you havent gotten your copy yet, do it today!

True Prep!

*Old is Preppier than new!
Lets begin with the resoloutions every Preppy should know!

1 No drinking at lunch.
2 Call Grandmother once a week.
3 Get Belgian Shoes resoled. (thinnest cats paw rubber)
4 Sign up for tennis team at the club.
5 Actually go to team practices.
6 Have gravy boat reengraved.
7 Find Animal House and return it to Netflix.
8 Send in donation for class gift this year.
9 And send in write up for class notes.
10 Finally use Scully & Scully credit-maybe Pierpoint's next wedding?
11 Drive Mother to cemetery atlest once this year.
12 Order new stationary before supply runs out.
13 Luggage tags!
14 Download phone numbers into the thingy.
15 New facebook picture?
16 Work on goals.
17 Work on topspin.
18 Get Katharine to do community service somehow
19 Clean gutters or get someone to do them.
20 Repair hinge on broken shutter. Or else!
21 Finally hire portrait artist for Whimsy. (Shes eighty-four in dog years; not much time left.)
Although no matter what the book says, WASP.
Random Fact!
*Jake Gyllenhaal went to Harvard-Westlake School, & has the cutest dog names!
Boo Radley, Puggle
Atticus Finch, German Shepard
Preppies Priorities

Private School
I agree with this! Private School is worth every penny, I loved every minute I spent in Private School! Public was...just not great where im from, but if I had lived where they were good, I would have loved that too! Neither is better than the other, they just have differences! I still have the tee shirts, and sweat shirts from my old uniform at Sacred Heart, and still wear them to walk the Loop!

Second Home

Second Homes come in handy! After Mother and Fathers seperation, they both had a house to live in, and my Mother got to keep the house we all loved the most, while Father had to move! It was a great day! However, my siblings and I could still go fishing, or spend time at the lake whenever we wanted to. During my time spent at the lake house, I learned to water ski, skeet shoot, deer hunt, fish, golf-cart, dirtbike, play tennis, and of course spend time with family. We keep the old ugly truck there, that I learned to drive stick on...which, well, I never actually learned...just tapped a tree or two! I dont go much anymore, but I know that I will always have a few acres with my name on them! That gives me a sense of security.


I have personally only travelled for a long period of time, to New York City for three months. They were the best three months of my life, and I will never ever forget that experience! True Prep puts it best, "We may travel to see relatives, take a semester away, or go to rehab" Hey, these days, anything counts as travelling!

*Always fly Coach, why waste the $ on First Class?
*Try to squeeze in some work and school between travel
*Luggage carried should be made by a manufacturer of suitcases, not, say, a fashion runway designer. Also, a luggage tag is an absolute must!

Life Lesson: "Give your friends the shirt off your back, but wear it out first!"

Celebrity Preppies that Attended Boarding'll be as shocked as I was!

*LADY GAGA- Convent of the Sacred Heart
*Steve Carrell- Middlesex School
*Kim Kardashian- Buckley School, CA
* Lisa Kudrow- Taft
* Huey Lewis- Lawrenceville School
* Elizabeth Montgomery- Harvard-Westlake School
* Bill Nye- Sidwell Friends School
* Zac Posen- St. Ann's School
* Boz Scaggs- St. Mark's School of Texas
* Vin Diesel- Dwight School
* Reese Witherspoon- Harpeth Hall School

There are SO many more!

A Few Fashion Rules!

*Women over the age of fifteen may wear a simple black dress. Women over the age of twenty-one must have several in rotation
* Preppies don't perm their hair
* Sweat Suits are for sweating...aka DONT WEAR Juicy!
* You can never go wrong with a trench coat
* Learn how to tie a tie

The Lacoste Crocodile.
2.8 centimeters
French Tennis Star, Rene Lacoste made this logo what it is today.

Fred Perry

.875 inch
British Tennis Star, Fred Perry introduced his logo in the 1930's

Brooks Brothers

.875 inch
The logo is a sheep suspended by gold ribbons. This is one of the most classic brands, and it will never go out of style.

Ralph Lauren

1.25 inches
Enough said, one of the worlds largest brands.

Vineyard Vines (WHALE REP!)

1.05 inches
Shep & Ian Murray created The Little Pink Whale

Prep Careers for the New Millennium

* Party Planner/Publicist.
* Nursery-School Assistant Teacher
* Contributing Editor, Vogue
* Divorcee
* Caterer
*Real Estate Broker
* Curator
* Tennis Pro

Sometimes, A Preppy says no.
Careers a Preppie wont be applying for.

* Research Doctor
* Computer Scientist
* Any job requiring the question, "Any fries with that?"
* Meteorologist

The New Boarding School!
*How true is this?!
Lastly, The Preppie Playlist!

*My Girl- The Four Tops
* Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations
* (Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
* Don't You Want Me Baby- The Human League
* Bad Girls- Donna Summer
* Love Rollercoaster- The Ohio Players
* Stop! In The Name Of Love- The Supremes
* Love Shack- The B-52's
* This Will Be- Natalie Cole
* Shining Star- Earth Wind & Fire
* Brick House- The Commodores
* Disco Inferno- The Trammps
* Got to Be Real- Cheryl Lynn
* Boogie Oogie Oogie- A Taste of Honey
* Good Times- Chic
* This Love- Maroon 5

I haven't even began to cover the chapters on The Country Club, or Shag buy the book!

Have a great Wednesday!