What I’ve Purchased Lately

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! I wrote in a recent blog post that I started working at Anthropologie earlier this year. If you can’t tell by my Instagram outfits, I am a huge Anthro fan! I really enjoy working there and it has definitely taken over my entire closet. I didn’t even intend on making this post an “Anthro haul” and was really just planning on sharing what I bought lately and then I realized it’s literally all Anthro haha. A lot of the stuff I have purchased recently I bought multiples to give as Christmas gifts because they would all make great gifts for the women in your life!

Cinnamon Noir candle: This candle smells like absolute heaven! It smells sweet and sugary without making you hungry, which is always my problem. The pot it comes in is also absolutely adorable! It comes in another scent as well.

Portable phone charger: I grabbed this because I was given the advice that a portable phone charger was an absolute necessity for studying abroad! I was told that your phone battery dies a lot quicker than it does in the US when you’re in Europe and you don’t want to worry about not being able to capture pics. This would make a great gift and the pattern is adorable!

Buffalo Plaid Flutter Sleeve Dress: This dress is so extremely soft and comfortable that it feels like pajamas. I wore this when I worked Black Friday with a black fur vest over it and I was so comfy. This dress would be a perfect gift or outfit for holiday festivities.

Spotted Travel Wallet: I got this for when I study abroad next semester for obvious reasons! It’s great because it can hold your boarding passes/tickets, passport, currency, and other important travel docs all in one so you don’t misplace them and can have them all ready fast. This is a great gift for the traveler in your life.

Shiny Black Turtleneck: While assessing my closet I realized that I’ve neglected purchasing basics this season! I love a good turtleneck that’s on the lightweight side and this is it. The shiny details make it a perfect holiday outfit and it comes in another pretty color I’m crushing on. I plan on wearing this with the fur vest I also purchased at Anthro.

Velvet Burnout Kimono: I have been crushing hard on kimonos lately! Anthro has sooo many cute ones right now it was hard to chose which one I should buy. I love this one because I’ll definitely wear it throughout the spring and summer too.

Fur Vest: I am a big fan of adding a fur vest to almost every basic long sleeve during the colder months. I was iffy about this one at first but it grew on me! I love thats it’s like a cable knit sweater material in the back so it’s not as puffy.

Foot/Hair/Split End Therapy Mask: I purchased these in a kit and I haven’t tried them yet but I’ve heard people rave about them! I’m most excited to use the foot mask because it literally peels off your entire first layer of skin. My feet are pretty rough from running and the gym so I need this. This kit would make a great gift as it includes a nail therapy mask as well.

Pink Turtleneck Sweater: This sweater is everything! I’ve been on the hunt for a pink sweater and I bought this the minute I saw it. It also comes in several other colors, another great gift!

Reversible Eyelash Cardigan: This is definitely my favorite purchase out of them all! I get so many compliments everytime I wear this and it’s just sooo soft. I also love that it’s reversible so that makes the price justified.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Life Update

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hi everyone!

Sorry for being like the worst blogger ever this year! I have been so, so busy and so many exciting changes have been happening. Most importantly, I am officially studying abroad at the Florence University of the Arts next semester! I am SO excited for these next 4 months but also a little nervous. I am currently commuting to college this semester because I was not a fan of living on campus my first year at school. That being said, living thousands of miles away from home is going to be a huge adjustment in Florence! So lately I have just been preparing for this change.

In addition, I thought next semester would be the perfect opportunity to vamp up Preppy & Posh! I plan on blogging my entire experience in Europe and P&P will transform mostly into a travel blog. Obviously I will still be sharing lots and lots of fashion posts over there too since the style in Europe will be so different than back home. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I have been posting more fitness related posts lately! Fitness has always been an important routine for me, but lately the gym has become such a sanctuary for me with the stress of a busy schedule. Getting a workout in has become my favorite part of the day and I’ve been very consistent with my routine for almost a year now! (Previously I’d go through ups and downs with my fitness, especially the downs in the summer time.) If you would like to see more fitness related posts on the blog, leave a comment below because I could do that too!

My goal is to remain as active in my time in Florence, I have heard lots of stories about the difficulties of remaining in shape while studying abroad. While I’ve accepted that I might not be as dedicated to the gym as I am currently, I plan on still making it a priority 5 times a week. One of the classes I am taking is called Yoga and Meditation and I’m prepared to be doing lots and lots of walking. Still, I am excited to indulge in tons of pizza, bread, and gelato!

Stay tuned for some gift guide posts soon! Here are some of my recent Insta updates:

These. Shoes. All the heart eyes please! They’re currently not available in the leopard print but they have been on REPEAT lately. For the price, they’re surprising very comfortable and I’ve been getting so many compliments on them. They are still available for 40% off for under $75 in 3 colors!

This jumpsuit is a NEED for the holidays!

Items I’m Crushing On

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

For some reason, shopping for fall is my absolute favorite out of all the seasons! I’m so ready to break out all of my sweaters and boots, but surprisingly it’s still 60-70 degrees here in New England. What are your favorite trends for fall?

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3rd Blogging Anniversary

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hi everyone, long time no talk!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I have been pretty busy with school and work, but will try to post more this school year. I have tried to be active on my Instagram (which you can follow here). Tomorrow is my third blogaversery! Three years ago I was a junior in high school and posted my first blog post under Preppy & Posh (it’s pretty funny to look back and read now!). I have always had such a passion for fashion, but this year was when I decided that it was the path I wanted to take for a college major and career direction. I was working as a sales associate at The Paper Store, which is a chain gift store on the east coast, mainly Northeast. At this job, I gained so much knowledge on the retail industry. I loved reading other fashion blogs, which is what drove me to create one of my own. In high school, I was apart of Nordstrom BP’s Fashion Board, which in short was a place for high school students to gain more knowledge about the fashion industry. One day we were talking about social influencers and how blogging is their career. One of the ladies there mentioned McKenna Bleu, who became my style icon and inspired me to create Preppy & Posh!

Three years later, I now work as a customer associate at Anthropologie (one of my FAVE stores ever!) and am a sophomore in college studying Fashion Merchandising. So much has changed! When I started my blog, I was no where as near confident and open about my personal style and honestly thought about keeping my blog a secret for a little bit. As I said, I’ve always had a love for shopping and style, but I was definitely not one to mix patterns and take risks with my outfits. I pretty much stuck to basics, but still never liked to wear the same outfit twice! Now, my personal style has completely altered and I would describe myself as much more confident than three years ago. Blogging has been so fun for me and has been my way of getting my passion out to the world. Here are some of my outfits and posts I’ve shared over the last 3 years:

my first blog post, I still love this jumpsuit! The headband not so much lol

October 2014

January 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

January 2016

July 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

July 2017

September 2017

Thank you for reading!

NSale Try On

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Today, the Nordstrom sale is officially open to the public and I wanted to share with you guys all the items that I purchased. I also wanted to share with you guys the sizing details and how to wear them! Just for reference, I am usually an XS or S in tops and bottoms, so if I am wearing an XS it runs larger and if I’m wearing an S it runs smaller. Unfortunately, some of the items I purchased have sold out but I’m hoping they restock them soon. 

Item #1: Topshop Stripe Colorblock cardigan ($56.90 originally $85)
Details: This item is sold out right now but fingers crossed it comes back in stock :(. I am wearing a 4 US and wish I got a 2 US because it is very oversized.

Item #2: Hinge block heel bootie ($79.90 originally $119.95)
Details: Comes in 4 colors, I bought the taupe. Size down if you are between sizes, I am wearing a 7.5 These booties are too cute and comfortable! They have a small cut out on the side which I love because it’s not too low and looks New England weather proof! I am thinking about getting the black pair as well.

Item: BP. plaid cotton shirt ($31.90 originally $49)
Details: Comes in 5 colors, I purchased a deep red. Wearing a size XS. Would look great under this cardi that is also part of the sale! The material of this shirt is great because it’s cotton but not too thick.

Item #1: BP. v-neck pullover ($24.90 originally $39)
Details: Comes in 5 colors, I went with ivory. I love this so much more than I thought I would! The fit is just how I wanted. Runs large, I am wearing an XS.

Item #2: Blondo Olivia knee high boot ($189.90 originally $284.95)
Details: Comes in black leather and black suede, I am wearing black leather. I was so happy to find these because I had a pair just like them last year but lost them on a vacation! They are waterproof which is another plus for the winter. The description says they are knee high but I would say they are closer to over the knee. I am wearing a size 8 but they are definitely roomy and the 7.5 was a little too snug. The employee that was helping me out at Nordstrom while I was trying these on said they are extremely comfortable and a great dupe for the Stuart Weitzman boots.

Item #1: Topshop ripped denim jacket ($63.90 originally $95)
Details: The ripped denim jacket trend has been so in lately so I was pumped to see this part of the sale. Topshop sizing can be a little weird so I went with a US 2 (size guide says that it fits like a 0). It fits how I wanted it too, which is pretty fitted. If you want a more oversized look, I would size up!

Item #2: SP Black destroyed boyfriend jeans ($38.90 originally $59)
Details: Okay I was a little unsure of sizing when purchasing these because I’m not use to number sizing lol but I went with a 26 (size guide said it was the equivalent to a 0). At first I was not so sure about these because they aren’t as black as pictured online (they are more of a faded black/dark grey) and fit a little snug, but now I’m obsessed! They fit a little looser than typical skinny jeans, so if you want the true boyfriend fit I would size up.

Item #1: BLANKNYC suede miniskirt ($64.90 originally $98)
Details: Comes in 2 colors (burgundy and a cognac color), I purchased burgundy. I’ve been needing a good skirt for fall and this is it! I am wearing a size 26 and it fits perfectly.

Item #2: Tory Burch Adeline boot ($299.90 originally $498)
Details: Comes in 2 colors, I got the almond color. If there’s one item you buy from this sale, it’s these! They were definitely a splurge for me but I was in need of new riding boots and it was one of the items on my list that I definitely needed. I am between a 7.5 and an 8 in shoes, so I bought both and I’m keeping the 8’s. I am wearing a regular calf size, but they do come in wide calf.

Item #1: The Laundry Room And Then Brunch sweatshirt ($58.90 originally $88)
Details: Wearing size small. I live in lounge clothes so I picked this up right away! Can be worn to bed, to class, to breakfast, or just lounging around.

Item #2: Zella Live in high waist legging ($35.90 originally $54)
Details: Comes in 2 colors (black and burgundy), I purchased the black. I’ve been wanting these for a year now so I finally bought them and they are the best! I am between an XS and a S usually and bought both. Ended up returning the XS because the S fit way better. Can be worn under a sweater/tunic or to the gym.

And I think that’s it! I know it’s a lot but this sale is so good and it’s the best time to save on fall fashion. I rounded up all of my favorite picks from the sale here and all of my favorite activewear here. Have a great weekend!

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The Best of #NSale: Activewear

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nike sports bra // Zella color block leggings // Zella high waist moto leggings // Adidas tank // Zella training jacket // Zella grey crop leggings // Yoga hoodie // “Om Yes” tee // Zella black pullover // Zella open knee leggings // Nike 3-pack no show socks // Zella live in high waisted leggings // The North Face knit jacket // S’well water bottle

Two more days until the public can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!! I hope to make your shopping a little more easier by rounding up my top picks of the sale. I shared all of my favorite from the sale in this post here, and today I wanted to share with you guys some great workout wear that’s part of the sale (and there’s a ton!). The items in the sale do sell out fast, so I would recommend making a list of the items you definitely want and ordering them online or as an in-store pickup so you get your correct size. 

If you guys watch my Instagram stories, you know that fitness is a big part of my life and I follow a good schedule that works for me. That being said, I practically live in workout clothes and always try to pick up cute items when I see them! I was super impressed with the athleisure section of the sale when I saw it. I had been eyeing these Zella leggings for about a year now because I heard the quality of them is so good. I got the black pair in an extra-small, but I am hoping they stretch a little because they are tight. So if you are in between sizes, I would probably go up. I love how they are high waisted, they are so flattering!

Make sure to shop the sale this Friday! I am hoping to get all of the items I bought in by then, but if not I will make a post trying on the items that I do get! 

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Pom Printed Romper

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Monday, everyone! This has been my go-to summer outfit for pretty much any occasion. For this look, I dressed it up with some wedges and jewelry, but you could also make the romper casual with some flip flops and a ponytail. This romper is definitely the cutest one I’ve ever owned! It has pom-poms, flared sleeves, the cutest print, and is off the shoulder! I’ve also been loving this Baublebar necklace lately and have been wearing it with everything. And if you don’t already have these wedges - get them because you need them!

Throughout the week I should be getting all of the stuff that I ordered from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I’ll make sure to have a post trying on some of the items I got before the sale is released to the public (non-cardholders can shop the sale July 21st). I’m too excited to get my hands on all the stuff!

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Coffee & Color Play

Friday, July 14, 2017

Off the shoulder dress // Tory Burch Miller sandals (I own these in 3 colors, they are a necessity!) // Tory Burch crossbody bag // Baublebar earrings // Kendall + Kylie aviator sunglasses // Baublebar link bracelet // The Styled Collection bracelet

Hi everyone! I hope you all have been having a great start to the summer. I’m hoping to start posting more frequently and have lots of great outfit posts coming. Yesterday, I shared my NSale picks on the blog and will be posting a try-on post once I get all the items in!

Until then, I had to share with you guys this dress that I recently got at Anthropologie. I actually have been a style guru for College Fashionista this summer, and I wrote all about this outfit on the site! You can check it out here. This off the shoulder number is everything and the material is great! I would recommend ordering a petite size if you’re under 5’4” like myself, I didn’t and could definitely have used a petite size!

Have a great weekend! If you guys are shopping the Nordstrom sale I would love to hear what you guys are buying, comment below!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Good morning everyone! Today is the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for card holders! The sale started at midnight pacific time last night, so obviously I stayed up till 3 am to wait to see all the good deals! I shared what I purchased in my Instagram story, but I will link it in a bar below as well. I must say I am super impressed with all of the great clothing items that are part of the sale this year and some great brands! I plan on heading on over to Nordstrom later today to try on some of the stuff I ordered as well. If you don’t own a Nordstrom card, you can still apply for one and shop the sale early, or wait until it goes public July 21st. I shared some of my favorites from the sale in the picture above, but I couldn’t even fit them all so I’ve linked some more staples in a bar below as well :). 

These items will go fast, so don’t hesitate to buy them! I bought these Tory Burch boots the second I saw them because I know they will be gone before you know it.

More picks from the sale:What I purchased:
Happy shopping and thank you for reading!

How to Wear Black in the Summer

Friday, June 23, 2017

Forever 21 off the shoulder striped dress (sold out similar options here and here) // Marc Fisher espadrille wedges // Kate Spade cross body bag // Kendall + Kylie aviator sunglasses // Kate Spade watch // The Styled Collection bracelet

The colors in my wardrobe change so drastically comparing winter to summer! In the fall/winter seasons all I pretty much wear is black. In the spring/summer I wear so much color and I always think it’s so weird! Is it just me? Anyway, I found this adorable off the shoulder dress for under $20 and it was the perfect way to incorporate my love for darker colors into my summer wardrobe. I paired it with my Marc Fisher espadrille wedges to compliment that summer feel! I truly can’t get enough of these Kendall and Kylie aviators, I seriously wear them everyday. Have a great weekend!

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Brights & Beachy Waves

Friday, May 26, 2017

Topshop cami // Hollister Jeans // Marc Fisher wedges // similar lariat necklace // Tory Burch cross body bag // Kendall and Kylie aviators (I wear these every single day! Under $200!)  // Kate Spade watch // The Styled Collection bracelet // Baublebar link bracelet 

For some reason, I love embracing my natural waves in the summer! In the winter, I hate everything about my natural hair - color and texture - so I get the keratin treatment and style it pretty much everyday. I also have to color it every 2 months in the winter, so weird! Anyways, I decided to go au natural for today’s blog post. I’ve been loving this orangey color this season because it goes great with a tan. My tan Marc Fisher wedges just came in after being backordered for a month and I’m too excited. I have these in black and I wear them all the time! 

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

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