Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Preppy Profile: The Lacoste Story

René LACOSTE entered the legend of tennis when he and his team-mates "The Musketeers", stole the Davis Cup away from the Americans for the first time, in 1927. Not forgetting his 3 French Open victories (1925, 1927 and the ROLAND-GARROS stadium in 1929), his two victories in Great Britain (WIMBLEDON 1925 and 1928) and two U.S. OPEN titles at Forest Hills (1926 and 1927).
René LACOSTE was born in France on 2nd July 1904 and died on 12th October 1996. The true story of the "Crocodile" begins in 1927. René LACOSTE liked to recount how his nickname became an emblem recognized throughout the world.
"I was nicknamed "the Alligator" by the American press, after I made a bet with the Captain of the French Davis Cup Team concerning a suitcase made from alligator skin. He promised to buy it for me if I won a very important match for our team.The public must have been fond of this nickname which conveyed the tenacity I displayed on the tennis courts, never letting go of my prey!"
"So my friend Robert GEORGE drew a 'crocodile' which I then had embroidered on the blazer I wore on the courts. An attentive spectator at René LACOSTE's Davis Cup matches was the winner of the BRITISH Womens golf title, Mademoiselle Simone THION de la CHAUME, who soon became his wife and constant support.
In 1933, René LACOSTE and André GILLIER, the owner and President of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm of that time, set up a company to manufacture the logo-embroidered shirt. The champion had designed this for his own use on the tennis court, as well as a number of other shirts for tennis, golf and sailing - as can be seen in the first catalogue, produced in 1933.
To the best of our knowledge, this was the first time that a brand name appeared on the outside of an article of clothing - an idea which has since become extremely successful.
This shirt revolutionized mens sportswear and replaced the woven fabric, long-sleeved, starched classic shirts.The first LACOSTE shirt was white, slightly shorter than its counterparts, had a ribbed collar, short sleeves with ribbed bands and was made of a light knitted fabric called "Jersey petit piqué".
Today, it continues to offer the same quality, comfort and solidity on which it built its name and which constitute its uniqueness.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bonanno Bomb: My Secret Shame

I have recently noticed that almost every other person in the preppy blogging community has made some sort of reference to their Bonanno collection and expressed their exitement of the up-coming $20 off summer sale. But the sad thing is...I have none. There. You know my deep dark secret. Infact, since I don't have my own credit card (*ahem* since I'm still in highschool...don't judge) I have never ordered anything online myself. Although now that I have my own part-time job, I think that I could maybe get my dad to order me things online since I have the money to pay him back now. He did order me these adorable bunny slippers from for Christmas. And now maybe I can finally get some cute new stuff from J.Crew and all those awesome preppy sites! I am dying to get some belts, bags, and stuff from Palm Gifts, Bonanno, Three Chickadees etc. Soon to come: My Preppy Accessory Picks!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring Style Week: Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is seriously my favourite store this season! Although strangly enough the store in my local mall doesn't have any of these items, they have equally or even cuter stuff...I think it's because the one I shop at is kind of like an outlet, because the prices on the back always show two numbers: the "original retail" and the "new" price. But anyway the ones on Tommy's website are still ah-dorable! I plan on buying a bag very similar to the one here from the store in my mall as well as some polos and more, but I'll take pictures of them myself and do a post when I actually go shopping! This season, Tommy has out some lovely shirt-dresses in oxford and polo style. They also have plenty of cute argyle and nautical cardigans in delicious styles! And if you're plannin on some dressier occasions in your future, there are also luxurious silky dot-printed dresses and blouses for your enjoy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring Style Week: Banana Republic

I've been really tired lately but I still want to do at least 7 days of store posts. Banana Republic I have noticed this season is a lot more nautical than preppy...but I adore their seersucker summer suits! I already have a seersucker blazer just like this one though (in a previous post) so I'm really disappointed that I didn't see this one or the Guess ones sooner because they look more fitted. You see, I bought my blazer from Old Navy and it's cute, but I would like it to be a little more structured and I couldn't buy the shorts or skirt because I'm so petite. Oh well maybe I'll buy a different set anyway and I can give mine away or something. ANYWAY. Here are some cute Banana Republic pieces!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring Style Week: J.Crew

J.Crew has so many things out this spring that are too cute it was hard to find only four to faves are the preppy flip-flops and all their cute printed wedges, flats, and critter polos! I have a lot more pictures of J.Crew outfits I love, but have instead decided to do a different special feature with something more like a "J. Crew Outfit Picture of the Day"...what do you think? Or instead a "Preppy Picture of the Day". But then again that could include J.Crew pictures...hmmm...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Style Week: Ralph Lauren

The cutest things from Ralph Lauren this season are their classic tennis peices and courful casuals! The yellow striped oxford shirtdress is a must have for spring! It can be worn with anything from flip-flops to wedges and with a cute coordinating headbanand or belt! The madras blazer is also really cute and would look great with dark wash jeans or khaki capris!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring Style Week: American Living

Which means...all week long I will be featuring different stores/brands and some of their hottest new styles for this spring! Some of the stores/brands to (maybe) look out for are:
Tommy Hilfiger
Ralph Lauren
American Living
J. Crew
Juicy Couture
Kate Spade
New American Living Collection from JC Penney has this whole Ralph Lauren thing going on... but I still think they have some nice peices, and their not too expensive (especially now on sale!). If I had a JC Penney anywhere near me I would go get some of these! I like how they combined classic with colourful and preppy. My fave is the rugby-striped tennis style polo dress!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I "borrowed" this from

1. Go to Photobucket (don't sign in)....I used flickr.
2. Type in your answer to the question in the "search" box
3. Use only the first page
4. Copy the html and paste for the answer.

Your First NameYour Favourite ColourMy Celebrity CrushWhat I'm Listening ToFavourite Movie
Favourite Drink
Dream Vacation
Favourite Dessert
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Friday, April 11, 2008

Blogthings Blitz: Your Date Fashion Style

Your Style is Classy

You've got class, and you know how to put together a guy catching outfitYou're more likely to shop at Bloomie's than bebeFor you style is looking like a million bucks...And you're always do with your fantastic yet feminine wardrobe

What is your Date Style? Not the best quiz, but accurate enough!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Preppy Profile: Taylor Townsend

I don't know if anyone remembers the uber-preppy Taylor Townsend from the popular TV show the OC...but she's one of my alltime favourite characters! Here is a little cheers to the high-strung yet perky Taylor!

A typical Taylor outfit. She's got her pearls, her polo, her cable-knit sweater. She looks cute and put together to say the least. She is quite funny though!

Ryan Atwood: Taylor?
Taylor Townsend: Yeah.
Ryan Atwood: What are you doing tonight?
Taylor Townsend: Oh, I'm updating my blog. It's a kind of Felicity by way of Anaïs Nin, the erotic memoirs of soulful college girl...
Ryan Atwood: Taylor, tonight, what are you doing?
Taylor Townsend: Oh. Blog schmog.
Ryan Atwood: Is that a yes?
Taylor Townsend: Yes! It is a yes squared, in all caps, with an exclamation mark and a smiley-faced emoticon.

Summer Roberts: Taylor, you got married!
Taylor Townsend: It was Paris. It seemed like the thing to do.

Taylor Townsend: Getting a man is like capturing a wily silverback gorilla in the Ugandan highlands. You see, nature is telling the gorilla to stay in the wild, but both you and I know that that gorilla would be much happier back in the zoo on a normal feeding schedule. But sometimes he's just gotta roar and beat his chest before he'll let you shoot him with a tranq dart.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

That's Me...That's SO Not!

Ok so I noticed this idea has been going on with a few other people's blog posts so as the natural trend slave that I am, I decided to give it a go as it looked fun. The blog I copied from was Canadian Preppy so props goes to her (I don't know how to make a link to another post sorry). Here are some pictures of things that I feel describe me, or the way I would like to be...and somethings that totally do not!
That's So Me:

So NOT Me:

That's So ME:

So NOT Me:

That's so ME:

That's So NOT Me:

That's So ME:

That's So NOT Me: