Advertorial: Preppy My Way

You might've noticed the ad at the bottom of my blog by now. Tommy Hilfiger contacted me to do a post about a contest they're hosting and because it's such a fun contest, I thought I might as well host the banner for a few days to let all of you know about it! You can win a trip to a must-visit city of your choice and all you have to do is upload a picture of you in your favorite preppy attire. I'm definitely going to compete, and so should you because I know my fab readers are all stylish as hell so go ahead and take a shot! 


Now, let's get to the bottom of this preppy business. Prep comes from prep school or preparation school, the place where uptown boys and girls are sent to prepare for their expensive college of choice. A style of dress exclusively associated with smart dressed, well to do youngsters, class, crispness and a bit of an attitude. 

I love me a bit of prep, especially the tongue in cheek retro version where you go intentionally preppy, a bit like my sugary sweet look from a few days ago. I might just upload that one to the competition. I encourage all of you to be preppy in your very OWN way, but if you want my advice, here are MY key prep pieces: scarves, shirts, collars, sweaters, chinos, stripes, plaid, argyle, pastels, cardigans, natural make up, ponytails and flats (preferably loafers or boat shoes)! Think casual, but still put together and slightly dressed up, like wearing pearl studs with a polo shirt.

Today's outfit isn't really preppy but it still contains some elements: the nautical wedges (nautical is preppy!), the stripes and the denim jacket. Denim jackets used to be worker wear, but they've become the number one casual wear for the upper classes and, ironically, a way of showing off your financial status. The tiniest miniskirts cost an arm and a leg, but at least you'll be able to show off the other leg! :-D


I like the casual cool denim exudes but I dislike how uncomfortable it is. All those women going on about how denim pants > skirts and dresses because you can move around more easily are basically insane. I can't even sit down comfortably in denim pants, let alone move around vigorously! But I'd gladly sacrifice a bit of comfort from time to time if it adds to an outfit, I'm vain like that.

ANYWAY, the competition is international so all of you should compete: upload that look, lovelies! Dutch here, English here. Good luck!!

jacket: H&M
skirt: T2 vintage
shirt: Pimkie
wedges: Sac D'anvers
watch necklaces: Urban Outfitters


Jeez Louise my hair is getting so long! Exciting!

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger :-)

36 comments

  1. love love love the skirt. great color. great shape!

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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  2. What a great competition! I would like to get my butt in gear an enter, but I don't think I'm very good at preppy? Not sure, I might give it a go! Loving this outfit by the way, that skirt looks wonderful styled like this!

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  3. This is such a lovely look, I love your wedges!
    Hmm...I disagree about denim: it really is comfortable to me! There was a time, maybe last year, when I wore just denim pants to go the university, all the time. :) well, I guess it depends on the person.

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh, love this idea! Might have to check out the comp. Thanks Annebeth!

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  5. see there you go again, vibrant red and you are glowing! gorgeous gorgeous! love the combination with the marine and of course the jeans jacket! and the shoes, well i would never buy them, but every time again you amaze me! you know how to wear the shoes...

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  6. Such a lovely outfit! I like the wedges, and the clock necklace is ADORABLE.

    I actually find jeans to be really comfortable, as long as they fit well. Heck, I've slept in my jeans before and felt fine. Dresses and skirts do offer more movement in some ways, but I also find they are restricting when it comes to certain things.. like I really hate trying to bike in skirts, and I bike a lot, so they're a bit less practical for me.

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  7. wauw, die rok is echt heel mooi! super gecombineerd.

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  8. Yeah, I don't find denim very comfortable. I find jeans could for when you don't want to feel too crumpled, or have your period and are miserable or whatever, but denim skirts are just annoying, and denim jackets aren't even warm. Also, can't disagree enough with the commenter who says skirts are uncomfortable to bike in... skirts are awesome to bike in!

    Anyway, that's all a tangent. You look lovely, and I might have to have a think about this contest. I feel like I'm really rubbish at preppy, though appreciate when people can do it well with a twist (like Lulu Letty). I agree that your stripes and jacket and shoes are preppy... the skirt though? It's awesome anyway. ; D

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  9. leuk idee dit! vind je ketting echt schattig!

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  10. cute look! I love your necklace! This is like a nautical preppy boho mix or something, I like it :)

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  11. Got the same request!
    Jwoww and Snooki stick together, y'all!
    Still need to receive the advert, though, ha! :D

    Loving the look, babe, especially the skirt!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack -Fashion Blog

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  12. Congrats on the sponsorship! This sounds like a fun contest, and I like your take on preppy style! Red, white and blue always look so good together. I don't think I've seen you wear that necklace before, either -- it's really cool!

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  13. Congrats on the sponsorship, thats so cool! I really like the preppy/nautical look. I love this bright red skirt, so gorgeous and it looks great with the denim jacket. I seem to be living in mine lately. I find pants of any kind pretty uncomfortable, my legs were meant to be freee!
    xJennaD

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  14. absolutely love your red skirt! great look with the striped shirt & nautical wedges. I couldn't agree with you more, denim is SO uncomfortable, esp jeans. I also never get it when people say it's their comfy outfit.

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  15. I really love your shoes with the anchor on them. They look great with the red pleated skirt and cute striped top!

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  16. I totally agree with the denim :D

    But you really look veeeeery NICE! Love this look, the shoes, the skirt, everything is very pretty!

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  17. Superleuke outfit! Die rok is prachtig! Ik vind je blog trouwens heel goed, dit is één van mijn favoriete blogs. Vooral omdat je niet alleen een heel leuke stijl hebt, maar ook omdat je very witty kan schrijven! én zonder fouten :-). Keep those posts coming! x
    http://thepurringpooch.blogspot.com/

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  18. Haha yes, I find pants so constricting! I don't know how people can go about in pants all the time, I'd lose my mind.

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  19. Haha yes, I find pants so constricting! I don't know how people can go about in pants all the time, I'd lose my mind.

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  20. I totally agree with the denim :D

    But you really look veeeeery NICE! Love this look, the shoes, the skirt, everything is very pretty!

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  21. Ook weer erg leuk!! Mooie wedges xx

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  22. absolutely love your red skirt! great look with the striped shirt & nautical wedges. I couldn't agree with you more, denim is SO uncomfortable, esp jeans. I also never get it when people say it's their comfy outfit.

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  23. Superleuke outfit! Die rok is prachtig! Ik vind je blog trouwens heel goed, dit is één van mijn favoriete blogs. Vooral omdat je niet alleen een heel leuke stijl hebt, maar ook omdat je very witty kan schrijven! én zonder fouten :-). Keep those posts coming! x
    http://thepurringpooch.blogspot.com/

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  24. cute look! I love your necklace! This is like a nautical preppy boho mix or something, I like it :)

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  25. Yeah, I don't find denim very comfortable. I find jeans could for when you don't want to feel too crumpled, or have your period and are miserable or whatever, but denim skirts are just annoying, and denim jackets aren't even warm. Also, can't disagree enough with the commenter who says skirts are uncomfortable to bike in... skirts are awesome to bike in!

    Anyway, that's all a tangent. You look lovely, and I might have to have a think about this contest. I feel like I'm really rubbish at preppy, though appreciate when people can do it well with a twist (like Lulu Letty). I agree that your stripes and jacket and shoes are preppy... the skirt though? It's awesome anyway. ; D

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  26. wauw, die rok is echt heel mooi! super gecombineerd.

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  27. Such a lovely outfit! I like the wedges, and the clock necklace is ADORABLE.

    I actually find jeans to be really comfortable, as long as they fit well. Heck, I've slept in my jeans before and felt fine. Dresses and skirts do offer more movement in some ways, but I also find they are restricting when it comes to certain things.. like I really hate trying to bike in skirts, and I bike a lot, so they're a bit less practical for me.

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  28. see there you go again, vibrant red and you are glowing! gorgeous gorgeous! love the combination with the marine and of course the jeans jacket! and the shoes, well i would never buy them, but every time again you amaze me! you know how to wear the shoes...

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  29. Oh, love this idea! Might have to check out the comp. Thanks Annebeth!

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  30. i love that red skirt. a perfect outfit!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  31. What a great competition! I would like to get my butt in gear an enter, but I don't think I'm very good at preppy? Not sure, I might give it a go! Loving this outfit by the way, that skirt looks wonderful styled like this!

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  32. love love love the skirt. great color. great shape!

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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