Friday, September 24, 2010

New Lilly in stores now!

Stopped by King of Prussia mall last night with my hubs for some dinner at Maggiano's and couldn't resist stopping in Lilly to see if I missed any goodies from the last shipment; well the new stuff was already out! And it is gorgeous!!! So many colors and prints and beautiful things!

I couldn't resist picking up one goodie; the Newport Dress Pointe (not even on the LP website yet!!!)
Its a lovely thick fabric; perfect for fall, and flattering on every body type!!! My wishlist is growing by the moment again!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Lilly Shipment!!

Its almost here! The September 25 Lilly shipment!

Goodies such as the Shauna Tunic Dress Engineered in Black Novelty Big Bang
And the Sari Dress Printed in It's Getting Hot In Here
Or the Babs Cable Wrap Stripe in either Blue or Coral
And who could forget the Gisele Dress Silk Twill in Brewster Blue

So many great options...which to choose! And I still haven't even made it through my wish list from the last shipment! Luckily, Under The Palm Tree has been having great deals via their facebook page to help us Lilly lovers get our fix!!! Friend them on facebook or get on their email list; believe me, once you go VIA, you rarely go back to standard Lilly stores!

Hope you are ready for another Fall shipment from Lilly P.; because ready or not, its on its way!!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coach Boots

We all know I have been lusting forever over a pair of Tory Burch brown boots and while I haven't caved in and bought them yet, I was perusing the Coach website today (since I got a opportunity to shop as a preferred customer and get 25% off (yey!)) and found these beauties!

Thoughts?? I am torn whether or not to take advantage of the discount or just take the plunge and go for the Tory.

Hope you all had a happy Monday!

PS Just got an email from Tory Burch featuring the boots I love...maybe its a sign???

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Looking for new Sperrys

I am in need of a new pair of rain boots and boat shoes and I found some amazing options on Zappos (which I love btw; free shipping both ways, woo hoo!)

I absolutely love these duck boots; I have classic LL Bean ones but these are so fun!
These pink patent shoes are so great for jazzing up a boring winter outfit! And while these will never beat my Hunters, they are so darling!

What new fall pieces are must-have! What new looks are you loving right now???


Friday, September 17, 2010

Asking for help

I'm not one to ask for help; but my way obviously isn't working.

Since graduating from college in May 2008, I have consistent been putting on weight. I exercise regularly (3-4 times a week) and still can't lose. I have bad habits; such as eating dinner at 930 when my husband comes home from work or the occasional pig out.

I was thinking of joining a program; Weight Watchers or something along those lines; via online of course. I was going to join a gym, but working at a school, I have our school's weight room and machines to use for free so it seems silly to waste money on a gym when I can go for free.

What are you doing that works? What advice can you give me? Has a program like WW or something similar worked or failed? How do you stay slim and trim without crazy crash diets or starvation?!?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

True Prep

I am almost done with True Prep and am loving every minute of it! And Lisa Birnbach is absolutely amazing! I've seen her on Nightline and the Today Show and the woman exudes grace. She truly is exactly what our generation needs; a touch of class and manners!

I do think my favorite part of her Nightline interview was when she said 'We can all be preppy. We can all be well-dressed, well-spoken, good manners, pay a good round at the club.' Being preppy is about social graces and manners; its not all about money anymore, its about being a good person and yes, we would all love to afford Lacoste polos, Lilly shifts and Hermes scarves; but even if you can't, you can still be preppy. I also love in the book when she talks about how thrifty/cheap preppies are; they wear classics until they fall apart and that's okay.

In the words of Beth Dunn; "Collars up!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall fun!

Well, this past weekend went by faster than any day at work ever could!!! I worked my last shifts at kate spade and then went to a good-bye get together with work friends which went way to late for this early riser! And in keeping with my fall fun title, I need some ideas of fun fall activities to do now that my weekends are available again!

We already enjoy apple picking, hay rides and carving pumpkins but what do you enjoy doing in this wonderful fall weather???

Hope you all had a great weekend filled with family and friends.


P.S. And hopefully I will be able to blog more regularly!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to school shopping!

In preparation for the school year, last Monday, I went back to school shopping. And as much as I would love to be able to buy all the Lilly I want, I have to incorporate some other pieces! I was so impressed with many of the stores I went to; and underwhelmed by other old favorites!

Shops like Banana Republic, Talbots, Gap, Brooks Brothers, even Old Navy all had amazing styles and adorable pieces to enhance any fall wardrobe! From new and different cardigans to chunky sweaters to different tunic styles, these shops impressed me!

Other old favorites like JCrew, Black Market/White House, Ralph Lauren and Lacoste were disappointing! I felt like they were trying soo hard to be trendy and fell away from the classic pieces we all love and expect from the brand!

In other news, I just re-read The Preppy Handbook in anticipation of True Prep coming out on September 7; so excited!!! I loved TPH and hope True Prep will live up to my expectations!
Where did you go for new fall pieces??? What brands are you loving right now???