Thursday, June 30, 2011

Perspectives on Jealousy

This is my little public service announcement of sorts. My thoughts and, perhaps, subpar advice on jealousy. 

Jealousy is a very strong thing- be cautious. It is something that lurks in one's life and slowly consumes relationships- friendships and those more personal.
People get jealous of us if we have nice things- materialistic jealousy or of our success in careers, ect.
Although you are not the one that is jealous, jealousy has a funny way of sneaking into your life and affecting your negatively if you are surrounded by jealous individuals.

Why cant people, instead, be happy for one's success and congratulate them. To me, it seems a lot easier and it does not slowly person someone out of your life. No negative things- gossip, rumors, back stabbing would occur if people could just be happy for their friends.

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Its the last day of june- can i get 6 more followers to reach my goal of 100?!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fashion Friday: Summer Essential

First of all, thank you to all my new followers! Hope you enjoy reading what i have to say :)

I just want to share what I believe to be essential fabrics for summer in any preppy wardrobe.

Linen: it usually comes in great pastel shades, and when I think linen, I think on the beach in the Hamptons

Embroidered: perhaps my second favorite. We all should have embroidered shorts in our wardrobe. Lobsters is a top choice.

Seersucker: my absolute favorite. A must have in a variety of colors. You can never have too much.

Madras: Classic prep. Done.

Link up with Blonde Episodes for Fashion Friday

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Let's Usher in Summer

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My summers usually consist of a lot of sun, some time at the beach, a lot of time by the pool, fires on the patio, rooftops if I was in the city, and lots of preppy attire. (today was National Wear your Lilly Day.) Any exciting summer plans lined up??

Outfit to usher in the first day of summer: light purple Bill's khakis corduroy shorts, Check Lilly Pulitzer wyeth shirt, Louis Vuitton damier belt, prada drivers. #perfection

Just a reminder that it would be awesome if I could get 100 followers by the end of june!:)

Sweet Southern Prep is hosting a blog redesign giveaway! Check it out here. Let her know that i sent you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

We Perceive the World Through Filters

I was sitting at the pool yesterday with the current book I'm reading: one of those not-well known murder mysteries that someone published because it was a goal in their life know which ones i'm talking about.

In this little book, however, I came across a few lines that I went back and read for a second time. They were the following:

"Always, the eye sees more than the mind can comprehend, and we go through life self-blinded to much that lies before us. We want a simple world, but we live in a magnificently complex one, and rather than open ourselves to it, we perceive the world through filters that make it less daunting. Complexity implies meaning. We are afraid of meaning."

I started thinking about what this said, and realized that it his very true- in my life anyway. I know I am very guilty of having these "filters." In fact, I probably have a very large number of then. I simplify my life based on what I feel safe with. I tend to pick the expected because the unexpected is that-I do not know what to expect from it so I feel nervous, uneasy.

I also make my world less daunting by making up excuses for many things....sometimes that seems to make things better and less complex. This means usually placing the blame for certain things on myself. "oh the reason they no longer talk to me is probably because they're just too busy, have other things to way its their fault."

I must have missed the memo on this one, but not responding must be the new "it" thing to do. That text message sent 13 days ago...still waiting for a reponse. But dont worry about getting back to me, I wasnt expecting it *sarcasm*

I feel that we tend to pick and choose things that we know will produce good things (or so we think) because we are afraid of other things that we do not feel comfortable with. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Favorite Friday: TOMS

We love this brand for its initiative and corporate social responsibility, but lets face it, TOMS are so comfortable and easy/perfect for summer. I have a nautical pair, crazy green and blue stipes, and a limited edition NYC print from FNO.

I'm loving these from the TOMS website:

The brand has also recently launched and eyewear collection. You may recall my obsession with sunglasses here.
I may have to add a pair of these to my collection because the price is great and they look great!

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Do you own a ton of TOMS...whats your favorite pair?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fashion Friday: Summer Polos

I need another polo like I need a hole in my head, but really. Its practically all I own, however, there are a few that I have my eye on that are perfect for summer.

Ralph Lauren's summer collection is filled with nautical inspired polos that let you choose a country. I like the one for France:

Ralph Lauren

Lacoste just introduced a new collection with the French flag as the alligator. They are limited edition (more of a reason to buy). I really need to get my hands on one


Burberry has classic, refined polos season after season. Nothing beats a little check on your placket

This vineyard vines polo is way better than a classic pique. Why? The placket has lobsters on it. Who wouldnt want that?!

Vineyard Vines
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Perhaps the Biggest #WhiteKidProblem

Im sure we all follow @whitekidproblems on Twitter right?? Its just too funny. I feel like my life and a lot of those surrounding are faced with these "white kid problems" on at least a daily basis. The biggest of these "problems" is the ongoing debate of choosing the Blackberry or iPhone.

I was the kid who had a Blackberry starting in 8th grade (make all judgements now :) ). I used it religiously until the iPhone 3G came out, and decided to make the switch. The iPhone had all the cool apps and was the new "it" piece of technology, and we always like to be up to date. The iPhone however did not sync well with my email since I did not use Gmail or any of other other platforms that sync perfectly with the iPhone. I was deleting my emails twice, if i deleted it on my computer it would not delete on my iphone, ect.....I missed my Blackberry and its ability to sync perfectly with any email client.

3 months later I switched back to a new Blackberry. I've continued to use a Blackberry and BBM has become an essential, but I am at that point where I am ready for an iPhone yet again. Especially after Apple's exciting announcements about iCloud and iMessage yesterday I know I will be switching again in the near future. Since the time I had an iPhone there are waaay more features and waaay more apps.

Who knows, maybe a few months later I be wishing i still had a blackberry. I just cant decide! #whitekidproblems

What do you prefer?

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

It might be an #EPP (Every Person Problem)

The other week Little Miss Cant Be Wrong from "How I Met your Father" did a post which she called An #EGP. I read the post when she wrote it, and read it again last night. I feel like this is not just an every girl problem, but an every person problem (#EPP).

The following image is the basis:


I cannot stop re-reading this. It is so true as I look back on the past 4-6 months, especially. Im sure we all have, or perhaps, had people in our lives that complicated it, hurt you, took advantage of you, ect. We didnt realize it at the time, however. It was only after the fact did we realize what exactly was happening.  Then the feelings of "i wish i never met you" begin to arise. 

Perhaps, wishing you never met one is a bit radical. Maybe wishing you never got as close as you did with one may be the actual problem. Going out of your way, sharing your life because you felt a sense of trust with this person. And then suddenly you are, in a sense, cut out of their life. Confusing, right? It's things like this that cause one to not be able to sleep and wake up at 5am every morning for no reason.

Looking back on certain situations, I am filled with regret for my lack of insight and thinking ahead, among other things. As LMCB stated, can someone cut things like Facebook out of my life?!? haha. It seems to add (negatively) to certain things. 

LMCB I hope you will agree that this may be an #EPP! :)


On a side note, I am thinking about only doing my Monday and Wednesday posts, and possibly Fridays during the summer. Would this greatly upset anyone?! haha. Of course I will be tweeting all summer long.

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