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21 Fresh Preppy Fall Looks

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You won’t find any puffy herringbone vests, monogrammed scarves and/or statement necklaces here. Instead, I’m thinking preppy as in classic, uniform-inspired looks, but with a twist – add way too many pearls, some fur/leopard, contrasting plaids and a surprising pop of color. Things like that!

Here are 21 outfits that can show you what I mean. Mostly pulled from Atlantic-Pacific, one of my favorite style blogs, but with touches of others.

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Do you hate me for being sick of the puffy vest and monogram? I’m sorry. I get a little gutsy when I can hide behind the blog and don’t have to tell you to your face. 🙂

Have you seen any cute preppy fall looks that should be added to this list?

-t&T

T&T

The Neutra-Luxe Bedroom

As we build our home together, we’ve discovered a few differences in taste. I like bold contrast and eclectic combinations; Tristan likes everything to be neutral colored, and the more matching wood furniture, the merrier. I can go neutral in color, as long as camel and dusty blue count as neutral and as long as there’s some texture to spice things up, such as a chandelier, fur (obviously), mirror or uphosltery. See how flexible I am?

As it happens, our apartment came chalk full of built-ins and customized touches, and our bedroom has a built-in jute area rug, white night stands, gold sconces, and linen-paneled walls. It is destined for this “neutra-luxe” look.

Here are some bedrooms I love right now that are inspiring my own bedroom’s design:

From Desire to Inspire:

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This Is Glamorous:

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Rue Magazine:

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Latest obsession? JuJu hats above beds. Cre8tive Designs:

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South Shore Decorators:

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Splendid Willow / Source Unknown / HGTV:

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And I would be remiss to not include Moroccan Wedding Blankets from Living for Pretty:

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What is the all-time most relaxing bedroom you’ve seen?

– t&T

Furry Friends for Fall 2013

Tristan is not a friend of fur. I on the other hand, may just be the Leopard Queen of the Northwest. I have loved fur and leopard print since an early age. While I have not yet convinced my husband to let me install leopard-print carpet on the stairs, I have managed small wins such as furry pillows on the bed. Ironically, I inherited these from a colleague who was forced to get rid of them because his spouse hated them.

An easy way to incorporate fur and leopard into one’s life, especially when you live with someone whose tastes aren’t as fuzzy, is through fashion. Leopard really is the new neutral. I have seasonal scarves to demonstrate:

My best friend Lauren and I on NYE (scarf still available here):

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Tristan and I this spring (scarf from H&M, not available online):

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Naturally, I always have a few furry faves on my wishlist. Here are my current picks for fall 2013:

Ivanka Trump Galyn Pony –  on SALE! $134.99 from Zappos:

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Kind of Valentino-esque with the studs, no?

Or Collection Viv calf hair flats from J. Crew Pre-Fall ($298):

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Or these Maven Leopard Jacquard Ankle Pants from Ann Taylor, $98:

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I dream of putting together this fall/winter outfit (image courtesy of C l a s s y in the city):

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OR this snuggly little look (image courtesy of Elements of Style):

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OR this one (image courtesy of Atlantic-Pacific):

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Bonus points for the hot pink accents! It’s amazing how non-Jersey Shore this combo comes off.

Of course, I could go on and on. For more inspiration, my Outfit Du Jour Pinterest board is chalk full of ideas, or for the most awe-inspiring fur-filled blog post I have ever seen, click here.