Preppy & Pink

Friday, August 31, 2012

HAPPY {FREE} FRIDAY


HAPPY {FREE} FRIDAY


I am so excited about this weeks giveaway

I want to introduce to you... Southernly Stated!


Southernly Stated is a super cute preppy & southern 

{i.e., just a couple of my FAV things} company that I found 

on facebook and just fell in love with instantly! 

Here is a short bio on the company: 



"The concept for Southernly Stated originated when my oldest 

daughter graduated from Meredith College with a degree in 

Fashion Merchandising and at the same time my youngest daughter 

had just completed her first year at East Carolina University as a 

Sorority girl! After purchasing what seemed to be every t-shirt 

produced by Meredith College for the duration of four years, along 

with the first round (of many more to come) of "oh so necessary" 

Sorority tees and tanks, I decided I have what it takes to market 

these college must-haves! With the many years of experience outfitting 

two fashion driven daughters... what other knowledge do I need?



Born and raised in Louisiana only to later be transplanted to the 

fine state of North Carolina,I feel I know what true southern class is 

all about! The distinction of my southern roots paired with life experiences 

and the fervor for a new adventure, Southernly Stated has now


 become reality. It is my hope you will embrace and enjoy the charm

 of our Southernly Stated creations...."


As a former UNC-Wilmington sorority girl (CHI-O), this company 

had me at hello! Y'all southern girls know how passionate 

we are about our college football & our 

southern roots, right?!?!? Well these little tanks say it all... 

"Love God, Sweet Tea, and the ACC" 

(in my case)! LoL

We are so excited to be giving away one of these cute tanks this week.




You can have up to FIVE chances to {WIN} one of
these FAB tank tops. Each one of the following
items count as one entry...

1) Become a follower of the Preppy & Pink Blog and leave a
comment stating that you did
2) Like Preppy & Pink on FACEBOOK, share the giveaway on your 
Facebook Page (with a link back to us & leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did
3) Like Southernly Stated on FACEBOOK and leave a
comment stating that you did
3) Follow Preppy & Pink on TWITTER, (@preppyandpinknc)
tweet about the giveaway,  tag us in the tweet & leave a comment
 on the blog stating that you did 
4) Follow Preppy & Pink (stacy_preppyandpink) &
Southernly Stated (SOUTHERNLYSTATED) on instagram or
share the giveaway on your instagram with the hashtags 
#preppyandpink & #southernlystated & leave a comment on the 
blog stating that you did
5) Follow Southernly Stated on TWITTER, (@southernlystate)
 tweet about the giveaway & tag us in the tweet &
 leave a comment on the blog stating that you did 


Be SURE to comment on the blog separately for each task that
you complete so that you can get your maximum number of entries.
The contest will run through Friday, September 7th at 12:00 midnight (EST).

GOOD LUCK!







Monday, August 27, 2012

CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with planning my
dream wedding. I would look through pictures for hours on end and my
best friend even helped me create a desktop folder full of potential ideas.
Then Pinterest came along, and you can probably guess how I spend my free time.

None of my wedding ideas were ever outlandish or funky. I like to think
of my dream wedding as how I think of my fashion sense:
classic with a twist.

I will wear white, have traditional flowers, and matching bridesmaids, but there
are tons of little quirks to throw in, especially for the reception, to
personalize the day and make guests feel at home.

Here are some {cute} and {fun} ideas:


What could be {preppier} than navy striped ribbon?
Dress up a classic and simple bouquet with a uniquely tied ribbon in
{preppy} colors to match your wedding.



This couple used Personalized Koozies (similar) for reception drinks.
The other side reads "To Have and To Hold and Keep Your Beer Cold"!
That is a great take home item for guests to remember your BIG day!


Another great way to serve drinks is in traditional Mason Jars.
{I mean, we are from the south, right?!?!}
Tie coordinating {preppy} ribbon around them to add even more 
southern charm.


One of the hardest decisions to make is what to give as favors!
Preppy & Pink girls are ALL about some personalization, so
choose something important to your family & their traditions. This couple gave their
guests the mother of the groom's famous homemade truffles! YUMMY!

Whatever you choose to do on your big day, just remember that {classic}
NEVER goes out of style, there is ALWAYS room for one more monogram
& you can NEVER have too much "preppy"!


*Post by blog contributor Kate Roe









Monday, August 20, 2012

WRITING ON THE WALLS

Writing on the Walls

We were pinning the other day {as usual} and started noticing just how
 many vinyl words and monograms are out there and the creative ways that
they are being used.These designs are absolutely adorable, and can take the
place of a headboard or traditional artwork. 
However, most of them are very expensive, ranging from sixty to
hundreds of dollars. We did some research and found The Old Barn Rescue
Company. They make vinyl quotes and monograms perfect for any room
in the house, for less than fifty dollars!
 

This Large Monogram is the perfect edition to any room.
Put it over a bed, couch, or put a frame around it and voila!
Custom art {and you know that I have NEVER met
a MONOGRAM that I didn't like}!
 
 
A Coco Chanel Quote is absolutely adorable for a teen's
room, or a dorm room! I actually use this same quote in my dautghter's
bathroom {in pinks & greens, of course}.
 
 


Remind yourselves how much you LOVE each other with a
Sweet Saying above your bed.
 


*post by blog contributor Kate Roe


Thursday, August 16, 2012

POLKA DOTS & PARIS!


Polka Dots and Paris

Just because preppy is a classic style does not mean you can't embrace
fashion trends! For this coming season we are seeing {spots}, literally!
(more polka dot jokes to follow, not sorry). From J. Crew to Gap these
 looks run circles around the rest.

Here are some styles that make us {dotty}!
 
 

J. Crew CafĂ© Capris are perfect for transitioning into cooler
weather. Pair them with a {POP} of color and some neutral accessories. 
 


This Gap Cap Sleeve Pocket Shirt gives off a warm
and cozy feel just by the color! Add a cardigan and a cute pair
of flats to finish the look.

And now for the splurge:
 
Kate Spade's Lisa Pump has polka dots, a bow,
and is in the perfect navy! What more could you ask for?

Another {BIG} trend? Let's just say that Audrey Hepburn was right when
she said "Paris is Always a Good Idea".

Here are some of our {Parisian}favorites!
 

Of course we had to find something with one of our favorite quotes! This
 Audrey Hepburn Shopping Bag from the Hudiefly2 Etsy Shop
is wonderful for carrying groceries or bringing books to class.

 

We find the cutest things on Etsy! Kate Spade may have an Eiffel Tower
Necklace, but this one from Danique Jewelry is perfectly personalized.

Worth the Splurge:
 
Image from Polyvore
 
Zoe Karssen's Parisian Sweaters have popped up everywhere! We
absolutely adore this Oh La La Sweater in pink!
 
"Au revoir!"
 
 
 
Post by Preppy & Pink Contributing Blogger: Kate Roe


 



Friday, August 10, 2012

HAPPY {FREE} FRIDAY!

Happy {FREE} Friday y'all!

WIN A COPY OF THE NEWLY RELEASED "CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS"!!!


"There is nothing more fun than entertaining children.  They make the
best guests!  Pick any sweet treat from Courtney's book and dazzle
 the little guests and adults alike!"
- Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Editor-At-Large of Southern Living


I am so excited to help spread the word about this FAB new book by
my sweet friend, Courtney Whitmore! As many of you know,
Courtney is the creator of Pizzazzerie. An amazing website
devoted to party planning and entertaining. She has also just released
 her second book, "Candy Making For Kids".
This book is too cute & a must have! It would make a fabulous
gift for kids (of all ages)! NONE of the recipes use a candy thermometer
so the recipes are super accessible and easy for all kids. And did I mention
YUMMY?! It's the best gift for the holidays too (a whole chapter is
devoted to holiday-themed candies)!


Photos Courtesy of Zac Williams + Courtney Dial Whitmore 

Photos Courtesy of Zac Williams + Courtney Dial Whitmore

Photos Courtesy of Zac Williams + Courtney Dial Whitmore

Photos Courtesy of Zac Williams + Courtney Dial Whitmore

We are thrilled to be giving away a copy of this super
cute book this week! However, if you can't wait and want to
purchase yours NOW, then you can find them here on Amazon
or here on Barnes & Noble.  As an added bonus, Courtney has darling
red + white polka dotted book plate labels that she will be mailing out
to those who request them so that you can stick the personalized greeting
right inside your book. All you have to do is email courtney@pizzazzerie.com
with the subject line BOOK SIGNATURE. Include a  proof of purchase
(screen shot of Amazon order, picture of receipt, etc.) along with
the address of where to send the book plate, & who to make the greeting
out to, and she will get it on its merry way so thatYOU can have 
YOUR book SIGNED! 

How can you {WIN} a copy of this amazing book you ask?
Well, there are several ways to enter!

 Each one of the following items counts as one entry and you can have a
total of {six}entries!

1) Become a follower of the Preppy & Pink Blog and leave a
comment below stating that you did
2) Like Preppy & Pink on FACEBOOK & leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did
3) Follow Preppy & Pink on TWITTER & leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did 
4) Follow Preppy & Pink on Instagram (stacy_preppyandpink)
& leave a comment on the blog stating that you did
5) Share the giveaway on your Facebook Page (with a link back us)
 and leave a comment on the blog stating that you did
6) Tweet about the giveaway & tag us in the tweet then leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did

Be SURE to comment on the {BLOG} separately for each task that
you complete so that you can get your maximum number of entries. 
The contest will run through Friday, August 17th at 12:00 midnight (EST).

GOOD LUCK!





Friday, August 3, 2012

HAPPY {FREE} FRIDAY!

Happy {Free} Friday, Y'all!
Today, we are debuting our {BRAND NEW} monogram
bracelet pattern and giving YOU a chance to WIN one for
{FREE}! This pattern was inspired by my sweet friend,
Courtney Whitmore, and her newest website, CourtneyWhitmore.com
Courtney is an amazing girl and I truly consider her my mentor.
She is such an inspiration to small business owners.  We thought
that this was the appropriate time to surprise Courtney, {and all of you},
with our newest design in honor of her latest book,
 "Candy Making For Kids", which launched this week!


Photo by Zac Williams & Courtney Whitmore
 This is our new "Preppy Stripes Bangle"!!!
These are now offered in the SHOP, and you can choose from various color options!


You can have up to SEVEN chances to {WIN} one of
these FAB monogrammed bangles. Each one of the following
items counts as one entry...

1) Become a follower of the Preppy & Pink Blog and leave a
comment stating that you did
2) Like Preppy & Pink on FACEBOOK & leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did
3) Follow Preppy & Pink on TWITTER & leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did 
4) Follow Preppy & Pink on Instagram (stacy_preppyandpinknc)
& leave a comment on the blog stating that you did
5) Share the giveaway on your Facebook Page (with a link back us)
 and leave a comment on the blog stating that you did
6) Tweet about the giveaway & tag us in the tweet then leave a
comment on the blog stating that you did
7) For one additional chance to win, leave a comment
stating which color combo you would choose if you were the
lucky winner!

Be SURE to comment on the blog separately for each task that
you complete so that you can get your maximum number of entries. 
The contest will run through Friday, August 10th at 12:00 midnight (EST).

GOOD LUCK!

Anddddd.... Be sure to check back next Friday when we
will be sharing lots of pics of Courtney's book & {GIVING AWAY}
a copy of "CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS" to one lucky reader!


{Oh, and by the way Courtney, one of these bangles will be
headed your way really soon! xoxo}