Fourth of July OOTD!

Hey everyone,

One of my favorite holidays is coming up–the Fourth of July! I have always loved checking out fireworks and attending cook outs with friends and family to celebrate America’s birthday. This year I was very upset to find out that I’ll be spending the day time this Thursday, stuck inside, working… BUT! I won’t let that stop me from getting festive! Check out this red, white, and blue outfit I plan on wearing to work!

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Shirt: J.Crew

Pants: Joseph Quinlan

Cardigan: ELuxe

Shoes: Sperry


What are you wearing this Thursday?!

XO, Christine

The Look for Less: J.Crew Jewelry

There is nothing that I love more right now than a big statement necklace to perfectly finish off any Summer outfit. My favorite place to browse for jewelry is J. Crew, however their prices are not in line with what this working college student is able to pay. No worries though, because it seems like every jewelry boutique is making it their job to come up with J. Crew “look-a-likes” and that is a-okay with me! I have scoured my favorite sites and found the best deals and imitation pieces to add to your wardrobe. Along with these great boutiques, Etsy and Ebay are also great places to go to look for pieces. Some other sites that I love for inexpensive jewelry are Jeweliq, Shop LeMode, Bauble Bar, Bridier Baubles, and Just Love Me. All of these places are great for pieces that you may not wear every day, but that you still want to pull out just to make your outfit pop. I picked out my three favorite necklaces right now to share with y’all and I think that they are perfect for Summer. I hope that you love these necklaces as much as I do. Happy deal hunting!

Look for Less



Shopping for Summer Dresses?

Hey everyone,

Summertime is officially here! For me, that means it’s time to break out the summer dresses! I’ve been on the hunt for some new ones that are affordable and super cute, and I have recently come up with a slew of online shops that are summer dress gold minds to share with you guys! Happy shopping!


1. Lulu’s Shop

2. Nasty Gal

3. Hope’s Shop (My new favorite online store!)

4. Asos

5. Tobi

XO, Christine

Happy Memorial Day!

We at The Prep Crew wanted to thank all of those who serve or have served to protect our freedom. Take a minute and remember the true meaning of this day. Happy Memorial Day from The Prep Crew and we hope you have a great day!


Hey y’all!

I hope you’re having a great week!  I apologize for not posting on TPC for the past few weeks!  Spring semester has been pure craziness and I’ve barely had a chance to breathe, let alone sit down and write a blog post.  Although things are still crazy, I needed to take a study break and I thought I would see how y’all were doing!

With finals quickly approaching (eeeeek!), I thought I would share a few tips to help you get through the last few weeks of the semester as stress-free as possible.  Unfortunately, I can’t take away all the stress, but I can help you to help yourself!

1. Make Lists
I’m pretty sure that all of the TPC girls are compulsive to-do list makers!  I know for certain that Katie and I are especially fond of daily lists on stickie notes inside of our agendas.  With that said, whether it’s a daily list outlining everything that needs to be done that night or a long-term to do list outlining due dates and test dates for the rest of the semester, make things as easy to read as possible.  Instead of having to hunt through all of your syllabi to find that due date, put them all in one place!

2. Take time a break!
As much homework or studying as you have to do, it can always wait a few minutes.  It’s actually a really good idea to set an alarm every 45-60 minutes so that you get up, take a walk, get a drink, and allow your brain a few minutes to relax.  After that break sometimes I start a different assignment, make my bed, put in a load of laundry, or do something other quick chore that needs to be done.  Then, when you go back to work your brain will be refreshed and you might even be able to study better!

I know finals week seems like an appealing time to pull a bunch of all-nighters, to take only short naps, and to ditch any kind of sleep schedule you may have once had.  I’m here to tell you that that is a terrible idea.  Well, I know y’all already knew that, but I thought I’d remind you!  I understand if you can’t get nine hours of sleep, but a solid six hours of sleep each night (or early morning…) is essential!

What are some of your tips to get through finals week and the end of the semester?


Enjoying Spring



After what seems like an endless winter, spring finally seems to be in the air. The surest sign for me? I don’t have to wear a jacket anymore! I am beyond happy to start breaking out the shorts and sandals. The flowers are starting to come up and yesterday (much to my delight) was the first day I was able to sit out on the quad with my homework. Getting some sun felt SO good.

Yesterday, my boyfriend reluctantly agreed to be featured in an outfit of the day post. He just looked so casually springy that I had to share. So, here’s what we were wearing:

On Matt: shirt, Lands’ End Canvas; shorts, American Eagle; boat shoes, Dockers.

On me: sunglasses, Maui Jim; shirt, J.Crew Factory; shorts, Old Navy; boat shoes, Sperry.

How have you been enjoying the weather?

xoxo, Karoline

Remembering Lilly Pulitzer

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.

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Lilly Background



Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend and Girlfriend

I might be a little late to the party here, but I recently discovered the blogs “Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend” and “Your L.L. Bean Girlfriend” and had to share. The site couples preppy eye-candy from the L.L. Bean catalog and website with captions giving fun date ideas. Reading it is like being transported to prep utopia…you’re instantly dreaming about shacking up in a Maine cottage with this gorgeous model.

I think the best part of this site is that it’s not dirty at all. It’s completely up to the reader to add their own fantasy to the picture. Whoever came up with it definitely had a funny and brilliant idea!

Hope you enjoy the mid-week eye candy!

xoxo, Karoline

Relay for Life

According to, “In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer” (

Relay for Life is an over night, community fundraising walk, taking taking place on a track. Fundraising teams are made, and they camp out around the track, with members on the team taking turns walking throughout the night. Activities, entertainment, and games make Relay for Life events fun and exciting!

It’s that ‘Relay’ time of year again! Are you part of a community that puts on a Relay for Life event? If so, what are you waiting for? Get a team together and start fundraising! All money raised goes  to benefit the American Cancer Society and supports the fight against Cancer.

I am very excited to participate in a Relay for Life event this Friday at Bridgewater State University. As a college community, (as of today) BSU has raised over $43,000 to support the American Cancer Society via a Relay for Life event!!! (Go Bears!)

Relay for Life ‘s theme color is purple; the purple ribbon is the universal sign designated to represent all Cancers. Add a couple purple accents and accessories to your wardrobe to help “paint your community purple”, and spread awareness about Relay for Life!

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I ‘Relay’ for SarahBoczanowski and Cathy Brossi, two very important people to me, whose lives have been effected by Cancer. With individuals coming together, small communities will be able to make a huge impact on those suffering from Cancer, by spreading hope, awareness, and support to loved ones who need it, and honor to all survivors.

Why do you ‘Relay’?

XO, Christine

DONATE to Relay for Life TODAY!!!🙂

Click HERE to learn more about Relay for Life!


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