All things that glitter.

Hello preps and prep wanna-bees,

It’s yours truly, Allison! Today was a very good day, better than they have been lately. I went to church, and then shopping with a friend. We found many great items, but I didn’t have my typical amount of money due to the Savannah/Atlanta trip, so I had to make things work. Before I tell you about my purchases, (which I will do, no doubt) I figured I should fill you in on my trip to Boston from friday…

We didn’t get to the hotel until 10:45, and the pool closed at 11, so I just hung out in the room for most of the night. In the morning we went to Lasell and I was glammified in a yellow lace dress, pearls, and red lipstick. My mother warned me about appearing intimidating, but I would rather be that than underdone or scummy. Anyways, we went to a few fashion and financial aid meetings, wandered the campus, ate lunch with a professor, and I bought a vera wristlet.

I wanted an epiphany as a result of my trip, but I don’t have one. I like the Victorian houses for dorms at Lasell, and I like POLISHED magazine, as well as the possible internships, but nothing overly impresses me. I don’t feel the feeling I had at Savannah, but I’m worried SCAD was distorted because I was being treated like royalty all trip going to 5 star restaurants and living in a lavish townhouse. Life as a college student won’t be so lovely, I know it.. but a masquerade ball? Palm trees? Marc Jacobs is 4 blocks from my dorm? Boys outside the Cathedral I went to were drenched in Lacoste and Ralph Lauren everything? Not knowing anyone from my town, maybe even New York state? Getting to ride a pink Vespa to class? Mall trips on the weekends? Ralph Lauren mentoring my class? No snow? The Beach? All within a 4 mile radius? A quarter schedule so I can go home -wherever home is then- for 2 months?

If I was reading this post, I would probably just say, go to SCAD then. Why not?

I’ll tell you why not.

If I screw this up.. if I choose SCAD? And SCAD is not what I think it should be.. if its too eclectic and artsy and crappy education wise it’s all on me. My parents haven’t seen the school… they won’t when/if we send a deposit.. and I know they’re routing for Lasell. It’s so far away from home.. it’s so unlike anything I’ve ever had.. what if the mosquitoes eat me to death? I did have quite a problem with them.. I would need to learn to read a map, for sure. I would need to learn how to be Southern.

This scares me.

If I go to Lasell, things are different, but with an undergrad population of approximately 1500, it’s not that intimidating. SCAD is around the 13,000 mark and it’s just completely uncharted territory..

All this college talk is getting me down :(.

Lets change to shopping, besides what clothing/shoe size I’m going wear, it stays pretty consistent. I leave satisfied and with something glittery :).

I bought a neon pink tank with wide cut outs that says “<3” on the front and on the back “U” to wear with a black bandeau for summer… It was way more casual than my typical purchase, but I like it. I bought 2 pairs of JCrew shorts, impulsively of course. In turquoise for the 9 in length and hot pink for the 5. Oh, and it’s going to be an all time high of 50 this week.. so I guess those should go back in a box :P. I bought 2 pairs of shoes as well, glittery black TOMS, wetseal style. And rose covered flats.


I’m so good at shopping.. when I have money. I can’t make my decision of where to go to school based on shopping access, but part of me wants to. The impulsive part of me. The part that also wants to sleep past my 8am class tomorrow.

But because of the part of me that is semi-responsible, I’m going to bed now. I’ve done my share of responsible things this weekend, while having fun.. maybe all I need is sleep.

One of the great things I was working on this weekend, was my guest blog entry for Frock Stock. We need more preppy followers guys! And maybe this will help :). Feel free to spread the news, and please check it out March 30th! You can find my entry, as well as many other fashionista’s at

Love you!



Power shopping.

Last night, my Aunts and I went to the Tanger outlets. In New York, I am only familiar with waterloo, and in Massachusetts, I like Lee, but these outlets were decent too. We got to the outlets at 7:30 last night, it closes at 9. TALK ABOUT POWER SHOP.

Most times when I am in a store like Ralph Lauren Polo, I will browse even if I don’t see something I like right off the bat. That “browsing” type of shopping was not the type that was appropriate for yesterday. But anyways, once I transitioned into power shopping mode, I was successful no doubt. I spent $150.00 in that narrow time period, but I am not ashamed at all.

Today it is going to be 80 degrees outside! So I absolutely, HAD to buy some shorts. My constant issue at the struggling age of 17 while being blessed with a womenly figure, is that if Ibuy juniors (low rise, small everything) shorts, they are extremely short and unflattering to my well endowed thighs. The other extreme is when you go into the women’s department and high rise is up to your chest but the length is appealing. It is so hard for me to find a happy medium that you would THINK, I would have no chance yesterday, but I fight every shopping battle I can find and win. So that, obviously, didn’t stop me.

The shorts were found at J Crew <3. True preppy heaven. I am THRILLED that I found 3 pairs, and the best part is that I spent only 85 dollars on them! Second runner up to the best part, is that I am a size smaller than anticipated. The color selection was wonderful, but it was 9:00 on the dot, the time the outlets close and I am supposed to be leaving when I was still in the fitting rooms. I decided on impulse (fabulous impulse though) to grab 2 pairs of the 5 inch inseam, the most flattering shorts ever created, in coral and sky blue. And the 9 iunch inseam, or bermudas, in navy.

Oh, but there’s more :).

J Crew was the last stop on my power shopping trip. First stop was Ralph Lauren, where it breaks my heart to say, but I walked out empty handed! Next I went in Papaya. It stunned me to see Papaya had an outlet, but I wasn’t going to argue. Although the clothing is cheaply made, and I tried on 15 items and only walked out with 2, those 2 items totaling 30 dollars do not look like their price tags. I bought a coral and navy polka dotted cardigan and a navy lace tank with a peplum collar. So preppy, so cute.

My last successful store was Rue 21. No, Rue 21 and Papaya do not compare to J Crew, but you are talking to a girl on a $7.25 and hour budget.. even on vacation. At Rue I felt no motivation to try on clothing, could have been due to the AMAZING delecacies I have been eating on this trip, but none-the-less no motivation. Instead I raded the accessories wall. I bought:

A gray and white polka dotted scarf

A bottle of RUE perfume (light pink in a silver glitter covered box, could not resist)

A lace headband with rhinestones in the middle of a flower

3 pairs of sunglasses: Black with swirls on the sides, GIANT purple glasses, and GIANT turquoise glasses.

2 necklaces: One high necked choker of turqouise and green tear drop shaped crystals. The other a long necklace with pink gems and cubic zerconias on the end.

A black belt with a big black and white polka dotted flower on it.

Anyways, I was incredibly successful, for $150 dollars I would say. I am thrilled to inform you I resisted buying a tote in Coach since I bought those shorts.. but never fear I will probably splurge soon.  I got my 200 dollars in tax return money directly deposited to my account this morning :). So I still have loads of cash to spend in Atlanta or I could save towards a Vespa, because I’m obviously going to ride a pink one in Savannah if I go to SCAD.

It’s been fabulous describing and gushing about my purchases with you. I would show pictures, but I’m on a laptop that is not of my own possession, and as previously noted, don’t want to download images and contaminate it. I hope you enjoyed my entry, check back soon for many chic bargains that are guarenteed to come.

I have to get ready for the day, I’m accompanying my Aunt to Emory college where she is a professor, and I am lost as to what I should wear…



All fabulousness must come to an end

Hello preppies ❤
I'm still in foreign territory, but I am officially outside of Savannah. It's been wonderful, so wonderful I'm considering going there for the next 4 years of my life.. But that's such a huge decision I don't know if I want to make it yet. Anyways, today consisted of an early morning INSTRUCTED tour of SCAD. It was lovely, to say the least. They show you the nicest possible parts of the campus, and honestly, the real SCAD probably lies somewhere in between Caroline's description and theirs. The fashion connections the school has are amazing, I was shocked. I could get used to life in such a wonderful place.. But nothing is wonderful and free.
The school is nearly $50,000 per year. I can barely wrap my head around that total. My family doesn't qualify for much federal financial assistance, so I better be a kick ass retail buyer or something to make up for all of this later. I'll be completely honest and say it worries me.. I need a lot of outside scholarships. I also need to lower my level of taste. Easier said than done.
We went into the most adorable shops in Savannah today. The stores where the REAL shopping is done. That REAL shopping comes with a very REAL price tag too. Thousand dollar cocktail dresses capture my attention before anything else… The shops were right around the corner from Jones street. That's where the phrase keeping up with the Joneses came from for crying out loud.
Anyways, were on our way back to Atlanta -and to the outlets-. We had lunch at a darling little cafe before we left and quickly packed up our belongings from the townhouse. I'm going to miss it significantly. Having my own bathroom.. That's a prize in itself.
Thank you for following me through this journey dolls. I remain stuck with my small town budget and high class taste, but I still have you. I hope you feel loved catching up like I am via iPhone. My thumbs must rest now. Check out a few pictures from my trip, I definitely owe you those ❤