Yesterday, the self-professed “Queen of Prep” passed away leaving behind an unforgettable legacy and lifetime of achievements. She changed the face of women’s fashion and redefined the shift dress for all eternity. In her honor, I decided to make a background to commemorate one of my favorite Lilly Quotes. The top one is for phones and the bottom for computers.
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on April 8, 2013
Spring does not officially start for another ten days, but here in Boston it is over 50 degrees, and what says Spring more than that? Along with purses, shoes, and jewelry, Spring also marks a time to change everyone’s favorite accessory, Nail Polish! Along with some great new collections, I wanted to show you my go-to favorite colors for Spring. These are perfect for those days where you may be longing for warmer weather, but it’s still too chilly for sundresses and sandals. I’m sure that these shades will put you right in the mood for the perfect Spring day!
Essie (clockwise)- Splash of Grenadine, Peach Daiquiri, Tart Deco, and Watermelon
OPI (left to right)- Elephantastic Pink, Lucky Lavender, and Cajun Shrimp
Zoya (left to right)- Elodie, Kate, and Tracie
Hope you enjoy shopping for any of these adorable shades! Do you have any must-add Spring faves?
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on March 11, 2013
Sorry for the super late post y’all, but this week I am on Spring Break skiing in Vermont and so I have been super busy and trying to take a break from my computer. I know you guys will understand!
If you haven’t heard, Kate Spade is launching a new brand called Kate Spade Saturday. It is positioned as a more affordable brand that captures the essence of Saturday, the first day of the weekend. And who doesn’t love Saturdays? Their first store is opening in Tokyo, Japan and the brand is launching worldwide this month. With lower priced versions of all of our favorite KS goodies, what’s not to love? If you are looking for more information on the brand, check out their instagram which is constantly teasing new stuff!
“It is designed to attract a younger customer with less disposable income and a more casual lifestyle. The target customer is a young woman, 20-35, who is stylish and digitally savvy.”
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on March 4, 2013
I don’t know about y’all but all of my midterms seem like they are starting up this week, and as much as I hate spending my time in the library, it’s the only place where I am guaranteed to be free of too many distractions. So to liven up my week (and hopefully yours), I put together this great study playlist with super chill and not too distracting songs that are just enough to keep you awake, but not too much to keep you from focusing on your studies. I hope that it helps you as much as it has helped me to stay motivated! PS, If you want the link to the playlist on Spotify, just comment below.
Good luck on midterms!
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on February 18, 2013
Here we go again and I know what y’all are thinking, I am so glad that Katie does nothing but endlessly watch awards show red carpets so that I can read about it bright and early Monday morning when I wake up, right?? Sooooo, since I am the designated Monday writer, y’all get lots and lots of awards show recaps! You lucky ducks! Here we go.
Taylor Swift- I loved the dress that she wore despite the fact that her performance gave me a trippy migraine. Do I think she needs to gain ten pounds? Yes. Do I think that she still looked gorge? Yes.
Justin Timberlake-Rarely do I put a guy on this list because normally they all just wear the same boring suit and tie (so punny!) but JT rocked it. He’s so gorge
Sophia Grace and Rosie- This one was a no brainer. No one rocks a pink tutu and princess crowns like these cuties!
Jennifer Lopez- Three words: tragic, desperate, topknot
Florence Welch- Honey child looked like Reptar, Godzilla, and the Geico Gecko all rolled into one.
Katy Perry- I loved the color of this dress but honestly it was not flattering. And let’s be honest, no one’s looking at the color.
Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? Sound of below!
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on February 11, 2013
I’ll be honest, Valentine’s Day is not one of my favorite holidays, but I do love hearts on everything. Who doesn’t love pink, red, and heart-covered clothes, shoes, and accessories? And besides that, there is literally candy everywhere you turn, dangerous but also delicious. On that note, I have been browsing around for some really cute stuff with a Valentine’s motif that are perfect for February but are not too overwhelming for every other time of year as well.
C. Wonder Hearts Aflutter Cuff Bracelet- Adorable for any time of year and definitely an eye-catcher!
Kate Spade Be Mine Studs- These studs are the perfect neutral earrings to wear whenever but are even better for Valentine’s Day. They also come in silver and gold!
J. Crew Heartbreaker Sweater- Black and white are big for Spring and this sweater is perfect for these chilly but not freezing days.
J. Crew Factory classic crewneck cardigan in hearts- This is definitely more of a February sweater but I think if you pair it with a neutral shirt and skinny jeans, it could definitely transition into Spring as well.
C. Wonder Embroidered Heart Velvet Slipper Loafer- These loafers are perfect for Spring and I love that the black and red is neutral enough to wear with any outfit, but still stand out and make a statement.
Forever 21 Metal Heart Flats- I am obsessed with these flats and it is definitely possible that they will be added to my closet ASAP. They come in black, tan, and red, and at under $25 how can you resist?
Old Navy Women’s Crepe Dresses in Hearts- This dress is super affordable and perfect to wear out for Valentine’s Day with your special someone or just for hanging out with you best friends.
Topshop Heart Print Skater Dress- So cute for Valentine’s Day or just a night out on the town. Love!
I hope this makes shopping for Valentine’s Day just a little bit easier for everyone. Good luck and let us know what you pick out!
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on February 4, 2013
Over the past week, it has actually been freezing in Boston. So freezing that I keep asking myself whether I live in Massachusetts or the North Pole. Even though I’m not a huge fan of these below freezing temps, it does mean that I get to take out all of my cutest winter accessories. Here are a few of the cutest winterwear pieces that would make any freezing day just a little bit warmer!
Starting from the top left and going clockwise: Monogram tech gloves from C. Wonder, Lilly Pulitzer Murfee scarf in Spike the Punch, Kate Spade New York Big Apple hat, Starbucks reusable cup (because let’s face it, Starbucks is the best way to warm up!), C. Wonder Heading South scarf, Kate Spade New York Mod earmuffs (these have earbuds built in so you can plug them right into your iPod or iPhone!), Etsy earwarmer, and Kate Spade New York touch tech bow gloves. I hope you love and are coveting all of these as much as I am!
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on January 28, 2013
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I am OBSESSED with Awards season. In fact, as I write this, I am sitting on my couch with my lovely roomies watching the Golden Globes and enjoying every second. But, we all know that the best part is the fashion. So on that note, here are my best and worst looks for the night. Feel free to comment with your thoughts as well; I would love to read them! And feel free to agree or disagree because I have no idea what I’m talking about .
Best: Honorable mentions to Jennifer Lawrence (cute but weird in the hip area), Kate Hudson (age inappropriate but looked banging), and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the show but not on the red carpet
Jennifer Garner- She has three kids and looked amazing in my opinion. The color was gorgeous and the cut was great on her. Plus her hair and makeup always look good on the red carpet. If only she could work on her day to day…
Amanda Seyfried- I thought she looked gorgeous, but I know there were mixed reviews. Her hair and makeup were on point.
Kristen Bell- She rocked that preggo look. I mean she looks amazing and I could only wish to look that good when I’m not pregnant.
Worst: Honorable mentions to Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, and Jessica Chastain with a big shoutout to whoever altered the top portion of her dress (ahem)
Nicole Kidman- Sorry but this is awful. I mean come on. Even if she was young enough to pull off this super edgy look, the hair just brought it down so much.
Sienna Miller- No words. I had this outfit when I was nine.
Giuliana Rancic- I love you girl and I loved the first dress, but this was tragic. From the weird hair (including the barrette?) to the sleeve cutouts, all wrong.
Thoughts/opinions? Do you agree or disagree? Either way, this is just the beginning of award show season so grab your popcorn and settle in, it’s going to be a long, and fashionable ride.
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on January 14, 2013
Well, here we are. It’s the last College Football Monday for a while and I for one, am bummed about it. So, to combat this sadness, here are some football themed recipes for The
Bachelor BCS Game tomorrow night. (and then the recorded Bachelor after).
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip- if you like wings and any type of dip, this is for you! It may not sound so appetizing but trusttttt me, it’s banging. Make it ASAP for a crowd pleaser and it will be gone in no time.
2. Texas Trash Dip- My roommate made this for a Super Bowl party that we went to last year and it was sooo good. It’s like everything good about Mexican food in one dip. And if you put jalapenos on top, it’s even better!
3. Strawberry Footballs- Since dip isn’t cute and girly, I had to add in something pretty! These chocolate covered strawberries are cute and delicious! No recipe but just grab some melted white chocolate and milk chocolate and go to town.
4. Cherry Beer Margaritas- And now a recipe for the ladies who may not enjoy four hours of your friends or boyfriend violently screaming Roll Tide or Go Irish. Rather than plain beer for the game, this cocktail looks way more exciting! So kick back, relax, and enjoy the game because it’s a long wait until next Fall.
Bonus!- If you want to go the extra mile, paint some football nails. These were too cute to pass up and with my
huge addiction to nail polish, I might just be rocking these tomorrow night.
Go Irish and Roll Tide?
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on January 7, 2013
Along with the impending Holidays, comes an extreme desire to bake and eat ALL the peppermint, ALL the gingerbread, and ALL the sugar anywhere in sight. Here at The Prep Crew, we are glad to indulge. Here are some of my favorite picks for easy snack recipes for your holiday season! Enjoy!
- First up, Peppermint Puppy Chow. I know that I have posted about puppy chow here before because it is amazing and so easy to make for a million people. It takes like five minutes for the whole thing and trust me, it will probably be gone in the same amount of time. Click here for an adaptation that makes a holiday themed puppy chow!
- This is a really cute idea to make reindeer cookies. Just buy the precut gingerbread men, (or make the dough yourself if you are feeling ambitious), and then flip it upside down to decorate. A great way to make something new out of what you have. And who doesn’t love a good gingerbread cookie?
- These Santa Hat pretzel treats would be so cute at any holiday party (or all for yourself!)
- Here is a recipe for no-bake Christmas Oreo Truffles. From what I’ve heard, these are similar to cake pops but don’t take
34554534 hours forever, time much better spent with family and friends (not that I know from experience).
- Last but not least, we have Christmas Hot Chocolate Cupcakes. These are the cutest things ever and they are decorated to look like real hot chocolate. Super festive, and cupcakes are always a big crowd-pleaser!
Posted by whalesandwayfarers on December 10, 2012