The best Christmas movie of them all!

At our Thanksgiving table this year, a few of us got into a bit of a debate about when it’s appropriate to start listening to Christmas music and start watching Christmas movies.  Well, we pretty much decided that a reasonable time for both was after Thanksgiving dinner.  One of my cousins said December 1st, and he has a good point, but I’m with the after-Thanksgiving crew.

Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby get in on the sister act...(image from

After coming to a consensus about the right time to start feeling holly-jolly and merry and bright, we talked about what the best Christmas movie of them all is.  And in my mind, there really is no debate.  One Christmas movie stands alone.  White Christmas.  It’s classic, it’s got great music, even better dancing, and–yes!–it’s preppy!

Check out that houndstooth skirt! Love! (image via

Basically all the women at the table agreed that White Christmas was the best, which immediately made all the guys groan.  They don’t like it nearly as much as we do.  I’ve been watching it since I was little, my mom had it on VHS tape.  Now, we’ve got it on DVD, and it’s basically on repeat throughout the holiday season.

White Christmas is definitely a must-watch for all of the preppy readers out there who haven’t seen it.  And for all of you who have, I definitely recommend a re-watch! 🙂

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

xoxo, Karoline


Christmas music

The mall I work in has been in Christmas mode for about two weeks now and I’ve been going crazy from the Christmas music since the day it started.  I usually like Christmas music after Thanksgiving, but this year it started so early and I’ll hear the same songs 5 times over while I’m working!  So, I’ve come up with a playlist of Christmas songs that aren’t the ones you’ll usually hear in December.  These are the songs I’ll be playing to get in the Christmas spirit this year – the classic Christmas songs drive me to insanity now!

Enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season!

OOTD (11/25/11)

Hello, readers! I know this is late, but here is what I wore on Thanksgiving! I actually wasn’t planning on wearing shoes in general since we had dinner at my house, so don’t mind my Uggs being not fitting for my outfit!

 Of course I do not wear sunglasses inside, but to my defense, the stain glass did let in quite a lot of light. But for details, are tortoiseshell Ray-Bans, wayfarers, of course. I switched my headbands just for fun. Right in this picture is one of my new favorites. It is gold, with 5 metal leaves around it! I got the headband at Target! I am wearing dark skinny jeans-from Target. My sweater is from H&M, and on the elbows have chestnut suede patches! I just love the preppy details of it! And chestnut Uggs, rolled down. 🙂 Hope your holiday was magical! 🙂

Timeless Classic

It is that time of year!  The ponds will start to freeze soon and outdoor ice skating rinks will be set up.  There is nothing better than skating on a frozen pond and then huddling up next to a warm bonfire with hot chocolate.  As a child I grew up figure skating at the local ice pavilion.  I learned to do spirals and axels, but now I love just skating with friends.  My school offers public skating, which is a blast and this year I am looking forward to skating on the Frog Pond in Boston!  Ice-skating is the perfect way to take advantage of the winter season and get exercise at the same time.  While I love watching hockey games, it is so much fun to get out on the ice myself. Maybe it was the glittery skating dresses that first grabbed my attention, but now I have fallen in love with this timeless sport!




Outfit of the Day, 11/27/11

Hey everyone! I really liked the outfit I picked today, so I thought I’d share!

PS. Thanksgiving break flew by, didn’t it?! I’m heading back to school today and I don’t want to go back!

"They call me melloooo yellowwww"

1. Cardigan: Ann Taylor. I got this cardigan this past weekend when I was working at AT for Black Friday.  The color is a little lighter in person, it just looks this bright because of the flash on the camera. It’s a fun an unexpected color in the winter 🙂

2. Charcoal cords: J. Crew. I am obsessed with J. Crew’s matchstick corduroys. They are the perfect straight cut and they come in great colors year after year. I have these and an orange pair in this cut.  Love, love, love!

3. Nude wedges: Jessica Simpson (via Marshalls). I was anti-wedge for the longest time. I hated the way they look. But then I found these. They match with literally everything and they are so beyond comfortable.  I get compliments on them every time I wear them!

Misc: White tank top from Old Navy, giraffe necklace from J. Crew, Michael Kors watch, gold-toned studs from Brooks Brothers, and my Claddagh ring and pink plastic bow ring.

xoxo, Karoline

Katie OOTD 11/25


For my day after Thanksgiving excursion and dinner party!
Dress: Delia’s
Shoes and Cardigan: Target
Bracelet: Kate Spade
Headband: Target

Happy Friday!

The Day after Thanksgiving Traditions.

Everyone has their own day after Thanksgiving traditions. For many people, the day after Thanksgiving is the single biggest shopping day of the year. Because morning and I don’t have a great relationship and I’m usually still sleeping off my turkey, I usually miss out on this one :). For my family, Black Friday includes leftovers for brunch, Christmas music all day, and another dinner with friends and family that couldn’t make it on Thanksgiving (hello mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce.) Sometimes we also make a stop at Chick-fil-a to look at the AMAZING Christmas light display. Black Friday is officially the beginning of the Holiday season for most people and means that it’s time to bring out the peppermint and the wrapping paper.

I hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday Season Opening Day! May your leftovers, bargains, and football scores be merry and bright!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Prep Crew!!

Outfit of the Day! Nov. 23, 2011

I'm so excited to head home for Thanksgiving!

In an hour or two, I’m going to be on the road back home for Thanksgiving!  I’m quite jealous of all the schools that have been on break since Friday, but I’m excited all the same.

I’ll be in the car for a little over an hour, so I wanted to be comfortable but still look put together.

1. Drapey sweater, GAP.  I got this sweater at the GAP two weeks ago and I’m OBSESSED with it! It’s warm, stylish, and goes with everything! You can check it out here. I want to get it in the white color, too!

2. Paneled tank, American Eagle. I picked this up on a whim at the end of the summer, and I’m really glad I did. The panels are super-sheer, so I have to wear a cami underneath, but I don’t mind. It’s a fun, unexpected piece.

3. Dark jeans, American Eagle. I swear by American Eagle jeans. Since I was in middle school, they’ve been the only ones I’ll wear. These are the darkest pair I have and I love them because they’re a great way to dress up simple outfits.

4. Tall boots. I got these for Christmas two years ago, and they’re great. They’re that perfect shade of brown where they can go with brown or black. Also, they’re a funky hybrid of a riding boot and a cowboy boot. I love the way my heels click when I walk around in them!

Misc: Michael Kors tortoise watch, jade necklace, silver “bean” necklace, monogrammed bracelet, Pandora bracelet, pink plastic bow ring.

A little Pre-Thanksgiving fun!

Before all of my friends and I all head back home for turkey, family, and football, I like to celebrate Thanksgiving’s lesser-known cousin, Friendsgiving. It’s a great evening filled with friends, food, laughter, and full stomachs. I love Friendsgiving because it’s a fun way to let your friends at school know how much they mean to you and to celebrate the bonds you’ve made. Also, it’s a great way to extend my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.

This year, my roommate and I had dinner with a bunch of our guy friends. We made turkey pie, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and my roommate’s boyfriend even made raviolis! It was all so delicious, and the guys were so excited to start their Thanksgiving break off with a home-cooked meal before they even left.

Before we all ate, I made everyone go around the table and say what they were thankful for. It’s something that we do in my family every year, and it’s my favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

Here’s some pictures from our feast!

SO MUCH good food!

My roomie and me 🙂

The boys, digging in.

Allison's boyfriend came all the way from South Carolina to celebrate!

Group picture!

Our family picture! 🙂

One cool thing about having our own version of Thanksgiving here at school is that our school is in Plymouth County in Massachusetts. And, as you all know, Plymouth is where the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621! I love that I get to celebrate in the place where it all began.

Do you celebrate any form of Friendsgiving? Share in the comments!

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