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!








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!




Midterm Tips!

It’s that time of the semester again— I just spent the last two weeks preparing for and tackling all of my midterms for my fall classes. If you’re a college student, like me, you know that having a bunch of tests to get through can be both stressful and challenging. Here are some tips to help you get through the work!

Get organized! I like to write down my daily schedule and lists (to-do lists, shopping lists, homework lists, etc) in my day planner. Planning out what you need to get done for the day makes it easy to allot time in your busy schedule for studying and homework. I know that day planners are pretty much the perfect side kick to any prepster these days… but just in case you don’t happen to have one already, here are a few of my favorites–

Gallery Leather – $28 – I just purchased this planner in ‘Wasabi’ in preparation for 2013! It’s simple, lightweight and very cute–not to mention I love the gold trim on the pages!

Maybooks – ~$20 -Maybooks are fun, you get to design your own day planner or notebook! There are so many pretty cover patterns to choose from, not to mention you can add your name or monogram to it!

Lilly Pulitzer – $26 – I feel like everyone is sporting a Lilly Pulitzer agenda these days. The cover features one of her beautiful patterns, and the inside pages are just as lovely!

Once you have found a time to study, make sure you stick to your schedule and get the work done. Don’t procrastinate and you can save yourself from a lot of stress! Sometimes it’s helpful to form study groups with friends from your classes; you guys can help each other out on the material you’re not totally comfortable with. While you’re at it why not go all out and order a pizza and make it a study party!

Now when it comes to test taking outfits, being comfortable is key! But remember, just because it’s a midterm day doesn’t mean your outfit can’t be cute too! Need outfit ideas? Check these out—

1. Shirt – J.Crew $30

    Jeans – Dobu $48

    Flats – H&M $13

     Scarf – Maverick $21

2. Sweater – H&M $28

     Pants – DesireClothing $19

     Flats – Madewell $109

     Pearl Necklace – Carolee $35

3. Cardigan – Romwe $50

     Leggings -DavidJones $16

     Riding Boot – DSW $70

     Headband -Lacoste $14

Happy studying!

XO, Christine

Lilly Pulitzer’s Endless Summer Sale


If you’re looking for a way to spend some of the cash you’ve earned at a summer job this summer, I definitely have the place for you. If you’re a fan of Lilly Pulitzer on Facebook, you might have seen that she managed to break the internet with the most amazing of amazing sales. The Endless Summer Sale.

And it’s not just any 20% off seasonal sale…I’m talking dresses from $40-$70 and skirts in the $20’s. Hence, you can understand why so many Lilly-lovers flocked to and crashed her site yesterday morning.

The good news (besides the ridiculously affordable prices!!) is that shipping is…wait for it…free, and there is an absolutely huge selection with hundreds of items in Lilly’s signature colorful prints. Basically, there’s no excuse not to shop. The sale continues today, and runs till midnight EST on August 24. So get shopping!

I’ve put together some of my favorite picks from the sale below!

The Aleesa Dress, $64, in “Hotty Pink A Think Called Love” Fun fact–I got a dress in this print except in girls sizes..if you’re short like me, I definitely suggest checking out the Lilly “minnies”!

The Camie Dress, $58, in “You Gotta Regatta”

My picks don’t even scratch the surface of all the amazing finds at the Endless Summer Sale! I definitely reccommend taking a minute to check it out. Your closet (and wallet) will thank you!!

xoxo, Karoline

Preppy Dorm Decor

We’re into the last week in July, and once August hits we’ll be in what I like to call “the home stretch of summer”. Pretty soon everyone will be heading back to school with cars full of supplies and necessities for the year away from home.

For a lot of college students, girls especially, it’s important to make a dorm room feel as homey as possible. You want to be surrounded in comfort and familiar things while still impressing your friends and hall mates who come to visit. Also, you definitely want your dorm to be a reflection of your personal style.

When I was heading into my freshman year in 2009 (soooo long ago! 😦 and now I’m going to be a senior! Scary!), I knew that I wanted my room to be two things: pink and green, and filled with polka dots. And I have stuck to that design scheme every year since. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it, you know?

Here are a few pictures of my dorm this past year that definitely illustrate my love of polka dots and all things pink and green…and my love of Audrey Hepburn…

My space is definitely a reflection of who I am. And, if you’re reading this site, you’re probably interested in preppy style so I’m thinking you’d want your room to reflect that. So, without further ado, here’s my tips on how to prep up your space!

Keep in mind that there are seriously SO many places you can get great stuff for your dorm…when I was getting stuff my freshman year, I’m pretty sure it all came from Target, Marshalls, and T.J. Maxx! I used a lot of online retailers like Dormify.com and Lifeguard Press for this post, but there are so many other places you can look!

One of the things I’m going to focus on the most is bedding because it’s honestly one of the biggest parts of the room. In college, the bed multi-tasks as a couch, table, desk, and yes…even a place to sleep. It’s one of the first things people notice when they come to visit.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this “spring fling collection” bed set from Dormify. Aside from keeping with my all-time favorite color scheme, I’ve been all about chevron lately, and how adorable is that #seriously pillow?! Love!

I also love this “southern comfort collection” bedding set from Dormify! It’s in a great color scheme that is bound to match all your other decorations, and I am seriously obsessed with that cable knit pillow! It’s really making me think of some ideas for my old sweaters….

In addition to awesome bedding, Dormify has a bunch of really great throw pillows that double as conversation starters. I really love the “call your mother”, “ski” and “keep calm” ones! Left to right: party on pillow, #typical pillow, ski pillow, call your mother pillow, #sororitygirlproblem pillow, look busy pillow.

I’m not in a sorority, but I know plenty of ladies who are. If I were a sister, I’d be all over the Lilly Pulitzer Greek collections. There are prints representing 14 different sororities, and they’re all adorable! Unfortunately, even if I had pledged, none of the sororities on my campus are recognized. But, if you’re lucky enough to have your letters Lilly-fied, Lifeguard Press has you covered with tumblers, whiteboards, and the most adorable iPhone cases!

Remember, small details can make a huge difference! A little bit of creativity can pack a whole bunch of personality.

How have you chased to decorate your room at school?

xoxo, Karoline


For years my sister and I have collected scallop shells on summer vacations.  We would search for the perfect shaped shells and bring them home to add to our collection.  Now the scallop shape has become a huge, summer fashion trend. You can find dresses, shorts, skirts, and shirts all which feature this unique scallop design.

Here are some of my favorites:

Trend: colorblock!

If you’ve been paying attention to fashion in the last couple months, you know that one of the biggest trends out there is colorblocking.  What I like best, though, is that it’s not one of those things that is strictly on-trend for this season and then will fade out.  A lot of the pieces can be adapted into any preppy or classic wardrobe!

Here are some of my favorite color block pieces out there heading into this spring!

I was at Ann Taylor a couple weeks ago, and I fell in love with this top.  It’s so flattering and all the different neutrals mixed with the bright tangerine tango are so much fun!

Also from Ann Taylor is this gorgeous scarf!

This cashmere sweater from J.Crew mixes cool blues and greens…perfect to welcome green spring leaves and blue skies!

Even Lilly Pulitzer is getting in on the colorblock trend!

What do you think of the colorblock trend?

xoxo, Karoline

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