Pop art is one of my favorite kinds. My freshman year, I took a class on the history of pop art and I just absolutely fell in love. That’s why, when I saw that Kate Spade had done a number of Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pieces, I fell in LOVE! He is my absolute favorite artist in the genre, I love his bold lines and comic book feel. Something about it just screams fun…the art isn’t super serious. I think that’s the perfect way to sum up Kate Spade, too–fun and not super-serious, but definitely still chic.

Left to right: iPhone case, wallet, tote, pouch, iPhone case

Do you love pop art? What do you think of Kate Spade’s collection?

xoxo, Karoline


Hey y’all!  With March on it’s way, that can only mean one thing.. spring!  What a better way to start spring than with a fresh computer and/or iPhone background!







Monogram Love

Hello everyone!

I have recently gotten way too obsessed with monograms! Of course, when we were all younger, we had monogrammed things. But on my college campus, monograms have gotten to be extremely popular and you can find them on practically everything and anything! These are some of my favorite monogrammed items you can find!


1) I love love love wearing 3/4 zip pullovers on those chilly days in Charleston or just as a cute sweatshirt for going to the gym. This beautiful one from Sweet Tea Monogram is so cute, especially with the anchor and the brilliant colors!

2) I have seen so many girls rocking the monogram vest during these winter days here in Charleston! A vest can really spice up an outfit and the monogram makes it cute and personal! Marley Lilly makes a variety of colors and styles!

3) Marley Lilly does it again with this amazing Luxe Cross Body bag! I LOVE a good cross body, especially with a chain, because it can truly jazz up any going out outfit!

4) Monogram iPhone cases are all the rage now! It seems like everyone is personalizing how their phone looks! After scouring Etsy forever, I finally found a store Happy Rabitz that makes amazing Chevron print monogram cases in beautiful colors! I love it!

5) Monogram scarves can top off any outfit! I adore mine, but this chevron print in amazing colors really caught my eye! Check it out at SatinStitchDesigns!

6) Sweet Tea Monogram also makes koozies! Since moving down south, I have become a koozie fanatic and keep a collection of them! Not only are they cute, they serve a good purpose in keeping your drink cool and keeping it out of your hand! I love the seersucker prints with the big bright monogram!

Have you found any cute things to monogram lately?



Monogram Phone Backgrounds, Anyone?

I have recently discovered two very handy iPhone apps that create monogramed background images for your phone! I’ve had a fun time exploring the apps…and you will too! 🙂 Here are some of the combinations I’ve come up with for myself along with some of my friends:

1. ‘3initials’ By: Launch NPD — FREE

This app provides so many fonts and background colors to choose from. The background possibilities are endless! As an added bonus, this application is free!



2. ‘Wall About You’ By: McKinley Margo, LLC — $1.99

This app provides tons of cute patterns to use for your background, not to mention just as many great templates to superimpose your monogram onto! On this app, feel free to personalize your new background with anything from a single initial to your full name.


Overall, I would recommend these applications to anyone who was looking for this kind of tool–both apps are very easy to use and make great monogramed background images!

XO, Christine

New Year = New Semester

Its about that time of year! All the holidays are over, you have just spent a relaxing month or so at home, and now its time to get ready to head back to campus! I personally love beginning a new semester. A whole new slew of classes, new and transfer students to befriend, getting back into the swing of clubs and sports, and of course, since its spring semester, beautiful weather to look forward to! Here are some of my new semester essentials!


C. Wonder Pink Nylon Easy Tote



I began class this past Wednesday and have fallen in love with using this amazing C. Wonder tote to carry my books around. It is the perfect size to hold your books and other essentials and is easy enough to throw over your shoulder and be on your way! Plus, my laptop fits in it perfectly! It has convenient pockets to store pens, chapstick and other quick, easy necessities. I got really tired of the traditional backpack last semester and this bag is practical and adorable! Plus, it can really dress up an outfit!


Lilly Pulitzer Planner



Being organized is key to starting out a successful semester! I am completely obsessed with my Lilly planner. It is the perfect size to fit in my purse or bag, and it has enough room to fit in all my assignments, appointments, meetings, phone numbers, and reminders! It really helps me stay organized, especially when running from the library to sorority chapter to Dance Marathon exec meetings! I can easily sort out what needs to be done for when, and time myself throughout the day! It even has room for to-do lists!

Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler



For me, coffee is a must for those early morning classes and while running around campus each day! This cute Lilly tumbler makes carrying my drinks cute and easy! You can put anything in here and it keeps it cold and has a straw for easy access!


iPhone Wristlet



These new iPhone wristlets are all the rage on my campus! They make carrying all your necessities, from money to IDs to credit cards to your iPhone, super easy and convenient by putting it all in one place that fits on your wrist! It doesn’t look bulky at all and the bright, cute colors and the leather make this a fashion staple. This accessory is amazing for going out, because it minimizes your bag drastically, as well as running around each day because you can easily find everything you need! They have so many different styles, colors, and brands of these, but these here have caught my eye!


Good luck to everyone starting your new semester!




Preppy Tech

Technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, even for the most old school Preppies.  I’m sure a lot of you out there have iPhones, blackberries, iPads, and laptops.  As such, I’m going to show you how to add a little prep flare to your gadgets!  I love to decorate, and that love extends to all of the products that keep me in-touch with the world around me.

There are so many options when it comes to personalizing your phone.  For me, it starts with having the right wallpaper.  I have had the same Lilly print set as mine for over a year.  It keeps it fun, bright, and cheery.

I have way too many apps for my own good...

If you have an iPhone, the next thing you can do is add a fun home-button sticker.  I have a pink one with white polkadots, but you can find all sorts of different patterns once you google them!

Very similar to the one that I have. (image from Bing image search)

One other fun thing you can do with your phone is get a fun case.  Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer make tons of adorable ones, but I like personalization.  Lipstickshades.com offers endless colorful monogram options to choose from to make your iPhone, iPad, or blackberry super preppy.

Computers can be personalized too! On a lot of the same sites I already mentioned, you can find adorable cases, sleeves, and decals for your laptops!

I have this MacBook sleeve from Uncommon...it adds a dash of whimsy and matches my iPhone home button, natch.

Another fun way to dress up a computer or other gadget is to get a monogram sticker.  It’s adorable, and it helps avoid mix-ups with other people’s stuff!

How do you dress up your electronics?

xoxo, Karoline

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