Feb 28, 2011

Ray Ban

With spring just around the corner, I have been looking at some new sunglasses. I already own the New Wayfarer in Tortoise

But lately, I've been looking at the Aviators and Cats

Do you own a pair of Raybans? What's your favorite style?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 24, 2011

5 Things I Can't Live Without

Thanks so much to Holly at Holly's Wonderland for tagging me in this!! Her blog is super cute - go check her out!

1. Blackberry
It keeps me in touch with my friends and family, near and far.  BBM is a nice touch as well!

2. Lilly Planner
This is probably my most important item next to my Blackberry.  It keeps me organized between sports, classes, clubs, appointments and of course, my blog!

3. Nalgene/Tervis Tumblr
When I'm at school, I always have my Purple Nalgene (affectionately nicknamed Tommy) with me and when I'm at home, I always have my monogrammed Tervis Tumbler.  I make a conscientious effort to drink eight glasses of water every day.

4. Wallet
It holds my credit card, my permit, my money etc etc. I wouldn't be able to get anywhere without this!

5. Family
Couldn't do anything without them!

Now I tag:

What a fun post!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 23, 2011

Summertimes A Callin' Me

I took this survey from My Life in Pink and Green!

1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?
I'm going to China in August for about 10 days and then hopefully to ATL and NC to visit my camp friends!

2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)?
Lilly shifts!

3. What is your favorite summer drink (alcoholic or non)?
Arnold Palmer

4. Do you tan or burn?

5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?
To get all my miles in for Cross-Country and be in great shape for the start of next season and to get my Gold Bandana at camp!

6. What is your favorite summertime food?

7. What song most says “summer” to you?
I Love Beach Music - The Embers

8. Any home improvement goals planned for this summer?
I don't think so...

9. What is one thing you hate to see at the beach?

10. Did you ever go to a summer camp?
Yes! I go to a camp in South Carolina - 109 days!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 22, 2011

Top 10 In My Closet

Katie at Let's Be Preppy did a post last week about the top 10 things in her closet. It's such a cute idea and I thought I would give it a try!

1. Taylor Dresses Jacquard Shift
I have this in pink! it's a great shift, the embroidery is fabulous and the texture is unique. I wore it to Homecoming!

2. Dan Post Cowboy Boots
I wear these at least once a week if not more. They really go with everything and I love them dearly.

3. Lands End Canvas Skirt
I just wore this for the first time on Friday and I love it already! It's such a light weight and will be worn many times this spring and summer

4. J. Crew 5" Chinos
What can I say? They go with EVERYTHING. T-shirt, oxford, patagonia, polos...

5. Clark Wallabees
My friends think they're ugly Grandma shoes, but I think they're the most comfortable shoe ever invented. They look oh-so-cute with jeans, cords and skirt too!

6. Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Oxford
I have four of these and they are just fabulous! I wear them every season!

7. J. Crew Wool Skirt
This skirt is so versatile and perfect for the winter and fall. It can be worn tucked-in with an oxford or with a cable sweater!

8. Lilly Pulitzer Bel Air Dress
The embroidery on this dress is so adorable and the cut is so flattering. The bows at the bottom add the perfect touch!

9. Platinum Jack Rogers
They go with everything, they're super cute and they show off a tan really well. What's not to love?

10. Juicy Couture Jersey Dress
I got it a few years ago and of course can't find a picture online, but it's the perfect hue of brown and has a very cute neckline with ruffles. It's perfect with a scarf or sweater!

What are your 10 favorite things in your closet?


{The Young Southern Prep}

PS One month until I get my license!!

Feb 21, 2011


Last week, I received an email from a reader, telling me about Bamboopink

It is expected to be the fastest growing women’s internet start-up company in history. A fashionable, yet affordable jewelry line made and designed by JudeFrances, a famous, high-end designer whose current line is sold in upscale department stores, is all over the red carpet and worn by Oprah! Check them out at JudeFrances.com.

This company is the first of its kind, an internet launched company with virtual trunk shows…there are no parties to host and no phone calls to make.
Sign-ups are free, with no risks or obligations. The free signing period is only for 30 days (through March 15), after that you will have to pay to be a consultant.
What sets this company apart from other direct sales companies:
- GROUND FLOOR opportunity (probably won’t ever happen to you again!)
- Strongest comp plan in the industry
 - Very successful “designer” multi-million dollar jeweler making/backing this jewelry, so sure to be successful
Instead of growing one sales rep at a time, this business model using the free sign-up period we can grow hundreds of sales reps at a time – but the time to do that is NOW!
This company is going to explode in a few weeks with a national press release and official launch. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So be one of the first to sign up!
Then you can do the same as me and get credit for signing up your friends, which is what we are compensated for with jewelry and other prizes.  It is not about selling the jewelry at this point, but networking and creating interest. If you decide not to sell, you have lost nothing and your name is dropped from the list.
This business will be on fire and their pieces look gorgeous!!!! To sign up, go HERE and check it out!
{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 20, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

I'm joining Let's Be Preppy and Hey, Hey Holly and a few other blogs for Weekly Gratitude!

- My Blackberry for keeping me in touch with my long-distance friends and family
- To my Chem teacher for making our weekly lab a fun one this week
- For my best friends for making our extended musical practices this week SUPER fun
- To the weather for allowing me to go to school without a coat since October
- To the Barista at Starbucks for making my drink super quickly on the morning that I was late
- To my sweet friend hBb for coming and visiting my lunch table everyday this week and making us all laugh
- To ABC Family for having a great marathon yesterday: Sixteen Candles, Legally Blonde, Dirty Dancing AND Titanic? Made my Saturday

What's made your week fabulous?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 19, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

At least for one day...

Yesterday was such a beautiful day! So much so that I had to go to the bookstore to get a sweet tea and kick back outside with AHCD. We even whipped our sunglasses out...

I'm beyond ready for warm weather all the time! How about you?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 18, 2011

Buffalo & Company

Through TFM, I recently discovered Buffalo and Company. I encourage you to go to their About Us section to learn more about them - their bio is too great to be summarized in a blog post. 

Here are my favorite things:

Roosevelt Polo {Such a pretty color!!}

Have you heard of Buffalo & Company before? Go check them out!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 15, 2011

What I've Been Reading

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday! I thought I would share with y'all what I've been reading lately!

What have you been reading lately?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 14, 2011

Single's Awareness Day


The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrsSaint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offeringconfectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. (via)

I have no Valentine today, but I hope y'all have a fabulous day!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 11, 2011

Marley Lilly

There have been a few giveaways for Marley Lilly over the past few weeks, so I thought I would share with y'all my favorite things from them!

Such a cute idea for Sororities and a great way to personalize your sunglasses!

I want these in every color! So cute for the winter months!

Is it Derby Day yet? I can't stand how adorable this is! Will definitely be purchasing one for this summer!

I wish I didn't already have a signet so that I could get this! So beautiful!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 10, 2011

Seven Facts Blog Award!

Thanks so much to LoneStarPrep and Medical Prepster for this award! Go check out both of their blogs! They're fabulous! Here are the rules... I have to write seven facts about myself, pass it along to other bloggers, and then link it back to the blog who awarded it to you!

1. I've always enjoyed reading Shakespeare in English class. So far, I've read Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

2. I LOVE to write snail-mail! If you want me to write you a note, email me!

3. I can feel that spring is almost here and it's driving me crazy.

4. I really really want to go snowboarding or skiing.

5. I'm going outside of the country for the first time this summer to China.

6. I get my license in about six weeks.

7. I love to sing - I'm a soprano.

8. I'm so excited for my school's performance of The Sound of Music in a few weeks!

9. I get super nerdy about history.

10. I have an obsession with Target's Yoga Pants. I would wear them all day every day if I could.

Now I tag:

Lacie at The Bless Your Heart Blog
Lilly at Lilly Loves Lilly
Holly at Holly's Wonderland

Excited to hear y'alls responses!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 9, 2011

Let's Groove Tonight

Last Saturday night, AHCD and I attended my friends Sweet 16! It was a great night - the DJ, dancing and company were all excellent!

Have a great day!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 8, 2011

Skincare Routine

I’ve gotten some emails about my skincare routine and thought I would share it with y’all!
In the mornings, I use Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash to clean my skin before I put on make up and to remove any oil.

I then put on Clinique Clearing Moisturizer in the winter if my skin is super dry. I love this stuff! It works so well and doesn’t have any scent.

I then use Sephora Correcting Primer, which takes the redness out of my face and cleans off any excess oil or lotion.

For foundation, I use Clinique Powder with SPF 15.
I don’t really use a lot of eye makeup, but I always put mascara on and I use Great Lash.

At night, I use the Neutrogena Wave to take off my makeup. This is a great alternative to the Olay and Clarisonic lines. I will probably upgrade to the Clairsonic in a few months. 
I then wash my face again with the Oil-Free Skin Wash and use a generic Olay Toner.

I then use a dermatologist-prescribed spot treatment.
If there are any blemishes, I use the Clinique Concealing Stick to cover them up.

What's your skincare routine?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Feb 7, 2011

Spring Arrivals - J. Crew

A great dress for camp this summer!

Can't wait to wear with Jack's and a cardi to school

I need this in navy blue, red, sage & pink!

A perfect summer skirt!

What are your favorite J. Crew Spring items?


{The Young Southern Prep}