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


Preppy on a budget!

I’ve had a request from a reader that I write a post about how to create preppy style when you’re on a budget.  She doesn’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes, and told me that we often feature items that are a bit pricy.  I can definitely see her logic, so today’s post is all about finding the classic prep look for less!

First stop on my search was Forever21.  They are a great place for cute finds on the cheap.

Striped dress; polka dot cardigan; striped sweater; color blocked top; pink blazer

The next place I looked was Target.  Their website is a little hard to navigate, so I only included their rain boots on this post, but the next time you’re there I definitely recommend checking out the women’s section.  There are always so really great preppy finds!

Blue polkadot rainbootsfrog critter rainbootsyellow polkadot rainboots; plaid rainboots; penguin critter rainboots.

Lastly, I looked at Lands End Canvas.  I only included them because their sale prices are truly INSANE.  Right now, a lot of their fall/winter stuff is on sale, and they seriously have me wishing I didn’t give up shopping for lent.  Wool cable kind sweaters for under $20?!?!?! Yes , PLEASE!

Cable knit pullovers; wrap skirts; cable knit cardigans

Some other stores with preppy style and great bargains include Old Navy, Marshalls and TJ Maxx, and of course outlet stores.  Happy shopping!

Do you have any other store where you like to hunt for preppy deals?  Leave it in the comments!

xoxo, Karoline

PS! Have you connected with The Prep Crew yet?!

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