Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Style File

Today I am featuring Carly, the author of the blog College Prep. I met Carly online several years ago when I first started blogging.

During the Spring of 2009, to celebrate Lilly Pulitzer's Golden Jubilee, I hosted a luncheon on my front porch...with a Lilly Pulitzer theme. I also hosted an online fashion show, with Lilly lovers modeling their favorite Lilly outfits. Of course, Miss Carly looked stunning in this photo she submitted, of a fabulous Lilly dress which she wore to her high school prom! Click HERE for a link to the post.

Carly is now a Senior at Georgetown University and has a written a book "The Freshman Fifty," about her journey through the first year of college...a must-read for those entering their freshman year.
In addition to her studies, she is also the Editor-in-Chief of Sweet Lemon Magazine, a digital magazine committed to women in their 20's.
The photo below is from a cover shoot for the magazine...

Carly is a huge fan of Kate Spade...
Carly always gives us a peek into her Outfits of the Day...aka OOTD. She is on Spring break right now and this was her "travel outfit." Love the J Crew red gingham blouse, monogrammed of course...and the pearls are perfect. If you look close at the photo, you'll see her phone cover is one of the cute new Kate Spade covers! Love it! The red Longchamp bag is darling with the outfit and I love the wrist stack--the Cartier watch, gold bangle, and monogrammed bracelet.

Love the green J Crew cardi in this OOTD. I also love that she photos herself in her dorm room...and her bed is always made!!!

In this OOTD, she's wearing a bright yellow cardi, Eastland Penny Loafers, and those precious earrings are from Knotty Monkeys on Etsy.

This past Valentine's Day she wore a cute 'Jonah' dress by Lilly and accessorized it with a pink monogrammed scarf. I also spy a pair of Jack Rogers flats!! I LOVE this outfit and wish I had thought to wear it on Valentine's Day! How cute!!!

LOVE this OOTD...LOVE the plaid shirt and the J Crew cable cardi is monogrammed! The Bean boots look fabulous with this outfit.

Classic Carly...wearing a Lilly dress, pearls and a bangle wrist stack, and Jack Rogers flats.

Collegiate Carly {College Prep}...White blouse, grey cable cardigan pullover, J Crew blazer, pearls, black slacks, black J Crew classic ballet flats, and bangle and monogrammed bracelet wrist stack.

I really love Carly's's classic and timeless. Ladies of all ages can get ideas from her and put together outfits using the classic cardigans, shirts, shoes, et cetera. You can follow Carly on Twitter or like her Facebook page...College Prep--for more Carly, all the time!!!


Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Love Carly's style! Great post!

Beth Dunn said...

Had 0 clue she wrote a book! that is beyond exciting. Love her looks

DC GOP Girl said...

Love Carly! She's fantastic!

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

I just love Carly too! Have passed her blog along to quite a few student teachers the past few years! She is a doll!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Anonymous said...

The daughter of a friend of mine has a wonderful campus radio show at Georgetown...all about Etiquette! Here is the link to their Facebook page (and I told them about your blog and this article)!


Sue said...

What a doll. I love how her bed is always made and that you commented on it. Presh....

Unknown said...

I just love Carly! She has such a classic style. Amazing post!

Envoy-ette said...

Wow! Her mother must be very proud!