Previous post:

Next post:

BDIB: Prep School

by Kate Franco on May 19, 2011 · 12 comments

This is my first Bloggers do it Better challenge! I’ve been thinking about it all week, since I’m on shopping hiatus and my menswear clothing is um. kinda limited. The instructions were to incorporate a traditional tie, and I tried…but trust me when I say that it didn’t work out. I went with the cravat {aka scarf} in the hair. The pale pink scarf and the gold shoes are not super masculine or american prep, but I needed something girly!

Navy Blazer: Nordstrom//Gray Striped Button down: F21//Jeans: J Brand//Gold Oxfords: F21//Scarf: Vintage from the Nest Reno//Earrings: Stella & Dot//Bracelet: BP @ Nordstrom//Belt: American Eagle

Related Posts with Thumbnails

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Tessa May 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Awww love the scarf!!!


Lynzy May 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

Awww, loving your take on the prepster look, especially your hair piece! 🙂

xo Lynzy


Alana May 20, 2011 at 7:41 am

Why are you laughing so hard in the second picture?!?!?!


Kate May 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

hah. took a whole series of shots where I looked PATHETIC. The laugh was my attempt to brighten things up a bit.

SO much harder to take photos at the end of the day, compared to the beginning…


Ashley May 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

The shoes! The shoes! The shoes! I want them haha! Love the bow in your hair and how happy you look in these photos.



Rocquelle May 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

So cute! I just adore your gold shoes and bow!


Gorgeousglam May 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

Such a fabulous outfit!! I love those gorgeous gold shoes!! xo


kimchi girl May 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

that scarf is the most unique touch to an outfit i’ve seen in this challenge! thanks for sharing, you look great 🙂

kimchi girl


AnnaBananaCupcake May 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

This is the second “prep” look I’ve seen and I like how both looks are so different. I think the little oxfords are perfect! The blazer is cute too and the bow in your hair is the perfect amount of girliness.


Still blonde after all these YEARS! May 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Well aren’t you the cutest thing ever! GOLD OXFORDS, how good could your outfit get…paired with those skinny jeans…just perfection! You are the first so far to put the tie in your hair!

I’d love it if you would stop by and see how a 45+ year old handles “Prep School”—you might find something to smile about anyway! See you there!

We have $75 Dress GIveaway on our right hand sidebar. Win something for yourself!
The Chief Blonde


Miss Rockwell June 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

Those shiny brouges are FIERCE!! And I love the added touch of the scarf. I didn’t have a tie either but I made it work anyway. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even wear a blazer! Just now realizing that I didn’t follow ANY of the rules.

Love the whole look!!


Leave a Comment