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As you may all know, fall has been here for a while. Growing up in New England and having been around for 19 years has made me love Fall even more. New Englanders, in my opinion, have the best of each season!! It may be late to start thinking about Fall wear, but it’s never too late to know what you need. So in this post, I will chatting it up and discussing the Must Haves of Fall Fashions. Lets get started!

 Dark washed jeans. Looks great with everything, I must say. I prefer skinny jeans since the top portion of fall clothing is layers. You do not want to look frumpy while wearing your Fall gear, do you? And dark washed jeans are far more flattering than those dreadful light washed jeans with the pre-ripped details. I am just saying!

 Sweaters. Fair Isle, reindeer/animal, cable knit, cashmere, turtlenecks,and a select few of cardigans. The more annoying the pattern, the more you look great! I am talking about the whole Navajo styles! Tennis style ( V- neck) and Irish Fishermen is fab too! You can add a nice sweater with a crispy dark washed jean and your good, oh, and don’t forget the shoes (you know that has to be coming up!)The chunkier the knit is, the warmer you are. No, not those awful Christmas sweaters, we are still talking about fall here! Oh, and I do not see what the fuss is with those Awful Christmas Sweater parties, although they do seem intriguing. I do have a favorite holiday picture of myself and my sister, and we look great in our sweaters, but they are not horrible compared to everyone else’s. I just going to leave it as I am glad our parents did not torture us with ugly clothing. (Had to add a rant about Christmas sweaters…I know you lovers are out there!)

Boots. Tall leather boots-brown/chestnut is my personal fave. Think about equestrian/riding style. Uggs ( don’t hate just make sure you roll down your tall chestnut Uggs down you get away with it!) Flats on muted/nature colors, Sperry( I just had to add that for myself), and rainboots( mine have whales, but in the market/mood for some Hunters).

Jackets. Patagonia( in the market for the hunter green one), Northface ( have one, that is why I am in the market for the hunter green jacket, Herringbone blazer, Burberry trench/quilted anything ( dislike purple, but love the plum color). I like the Burberry short trench I think the long one would look silly on me since I am 5’2” and just be awk on). Lets not foget the puffer vests! And color would do. Make sure it is not colorful or crazy patterned-or not patterned at all. Oh, and faux fur! Make sure its is a solid color, not a crazy cheetah print. You’re not Serena Van der Woodsen.

Colors. Hunter green, maroon, cream,navy, orange ( pumpkin)and brown. There is no need to have bright colors in the Fall. You need to blend in with nature. Who does not want to look like a leaf?

Patterns. Fair Isle, plaid/flannel( mostly for guys), argyle, solid, and animals.

 Accessories. Burberry scarf, knitted scarfs in colors above, and bows/headbands in the colors above.

Nail color. Brown, gold, deep green, deep red, teal, cream maybe and pumpkin. Mute is the word. I should not be talking since as of right now, I am wearing Essie Turquoise and Chaos which is a summer minty/sea foam green color.

 I recommend you think about pumpkin latte’s at Starbucks, learn how to knit, drink apple cider, read by the fire, toast pumpkin seeds after you get your freshly painted nails a bath in pumpkin guts, and prance around in your Fall gear.

Stay preppy and do not fall out of Fall before Winter,


 (And yes, I like to capitalize seasons!) ( I will posting a bunch of photos of what I was talking about!)


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One America Trip

For school, there is a history class and during the winter break, go to 3 different areas in the South. Long story short, I got the scholarship for my essay, and here it is! Enjoy! 🙂

When I heard about the One America Trip last fall, I couldn’t believe that I missed out. I honestly did not know there as such a class devoted to our own country’s history. And to top it off, the opportunity to go to the cities that we learned about. I love to travel to new places and decided that next year, this coming fall that I would sign up for this class. When looking at courses to take, I figured that since there was only one spot left, I decided to take it. I was so relived and happy that I would have the chance to learn about the South. I have never been to the South and I have always wanted to have a chance to travel there. Living in New England, which is in the North and real cold in January, a visit to the South for a week will be a nice change.

Charleston has always been on my To Do List and going there will be a great experience. Their culture is so different compared to New England and I hear great things about their Southern ways. “Southern hospitality” is something everyone who has been to the South has talked about. I know the South, and especially South Carolina, the residents are very fond of their secret gardens. So I hope that we get the chance to browse their treasures of greenery.

Going to Savannah will be interesting as well. I know about the cypress trees and the hanging moss, but I cannot wait to learn more about this beautiful city. When I researched Savannah, Georgia, I was very impressed by the historical charm. It was interesting to learn that this city has won some great honors. Savannah has acquired these achievements among others; “America’s Most Mannerly City”, “Best Southern City”, “Top 10 Trips to Reboot Your Life” and “Top 25 City for the Arts”.  Activities that caught my eye are the diverse types of tours offered.  I am impressed with the haunting history of Savannah.  I hope that we have the opportunity to go on a ghost hunt tour. Other then the ghost tours, I wondered how much fun it would be to see the charming homes and gardens, visit the art museums and ride on the trolley through the city. Architecture is an important part of Savannah’s history, so being able to take a guided tour would be an adventure.  I personally enjoy a good art and architecture tour, and what other place to do it, then in Savannah?

Going to Atlanta will be a brand new adventure for me. The only times I have been in Georgia is at the airport. When I researched Atlanta, I found a great resource with 50 Fun Things in Atlanta. Although there so much to see in so little time, there are places that sounded exciting to visit. The World of Coca- Cola sounds like a unique place to  visit. Another destination that sparks my fancy is the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.Just walking around Atlanta will be a great adventure. They are known for their historic West End, and I think it would be so much fun for us to just walk around the city. One thing is for sure, we will not be bored while traveling in Atlanta.

What could make this Southern trip complete? The food. Southern food is a culture in itself and being able to taste it prepared authentically will be exciting. Just thinking about grits makes my taste buds say “This is a strange texture” and make me think of “My Cousin Vinnie”.   I have to admit, I am a fried food fan and there is the possibility I might gain some weight on this trip. But I am not too worried since I could lose all that weight running away from ghosts on the tours.

What I hope to gain, no not weight, on this trip will be knowledge.  Traveling to these three different, yet all incredibly historic places, will be a life changing experience.  To be able to say that I have been to some of the most beautiful and welcoming places in the United States, I will have earned bragging rights. A few things are certain, I will be coming home to Rhode Island; feeling very relaxed, polite, and historically informed about three southern cities.  And craving chicken and waffles.

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So, I know this will not be my real post, but I am justing going to post this later. I do not really feel like keeping this in my drafting box, so here you go! What I will be discussing will be the classy and preppy bikes that I know I am not the only one who yearns for. These bikes will make you switch from your Jeep to chic bikes! Be prepared! 🙂

OK! Here is my post! I do not feel like deleting what is above, so I am not!

Here is the beloved Lilly Pulitzer bike I am so in love with. Unless you have this Jeep you will want to sell your car and become eco-friendly! I would even ditch Gloria, my dear car. But I honestly could not get my self to do that. So I wouldn’t. I wish I could find them in bike shops, but I highly doubt they would sell this. You could order it online. If anyone is wondering, the price really is not all that bad, for being a designer bike. It goes for $450, but the green and pink one is not available, but if you email them, maybe you could try.And as for right now, the blue one is unavailable too. Oh well! Good thing I found more fun bikes for you and your Jack Rogers will love!

kate spade is another preppy icon to take the hint for Lilly that prepsters love bikes and they love colors. Here is kate’s new bike.  This bike is also buying worthy, making it about $1,100…which is more than the Lilly, but still. This bike is designed by the legendary bike company, Adeline Adeline (http://www.adelineadeline.com/katespade.html) These bike is so pretty, as well. To be honest, I could see myself riding around town with wither of these bikes. But this green is so gosh darn preppy, happy, and pretty.

Now, for all you chic and classy preps, and do not want to be bright, which is odd for a prep, but still want to be stylish, try the Chanel bike. In Paris, most of the citizens ride around on bikes, Vespas, motorcycles, or small cars, so I am not all that surprised that Chanel came with the idea for a bike. What some people may not know, is that Chanel has these whole sports category, so I would love to get a Chanel boccee set, that would be amazing. Bt anyway, lets get back to the vehicle of choice: the bike.   If the kate spade bike was #1,100, I am afraid to see how much this haute couture bike is,so I do not ave a price. What is nice about this bike, not just because its my favorite designer and one of my fave outdoor activities, is the bag! Not much else to say about this, but I do want to pose a question. 1. Which bike would you choose and why? 2. Would you buy any of these bike and are they worth the money? 🙂


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Of course I love books, so when choosing books to bring to college, I wanted to bring a ton of my books. In a later post today, I will locate some of the photos of some of the many books I own! 🙂 Here is what I ended up bringing. I chose books that looked good on the shelf. I can admit that!

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Spring is here!! I know it has been here for a while, but it was not as clear until this past week, not including yesterday! Here are some Spring photos! More to come, do not you worry! 🙂   I chose these two photos for many reasons: Because they where in the same album, the same day, I like flowers and sun, taken in the Spring, AND they are opposites! The flower is all nice and colorful, and then the cloud with the halo of sunlight trying to break free!

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Here is another view of the wine bottle display that I am still obsessed about.

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 I would have to say that while in Paris, I was more in awe of the buildings around whatever we where touring, the trees, the gardens, the hot guys, and the fashion then what was really going on. Here is an example of one of those many times where I found myself distracted by anything but the history of Paris. Yes, this is a display of wine bottles at the Van Gough exhibit in Paris. I loved this idea, and yes, I was not the only one in amazement. Many of my fellow Americans took photos of this snazzy idea. It makes me want to go recycle diving throughout the town and make one myself. In fact, someday, I will. But I mean, there where three of these and right next to it was a tourists, but very cute cafe. In France…where the drinking age is 16. And the fact the wine is cheaper than Diet Coke, or should I say Coco Cola Lite. Its that epic, I have the 4 dollar bottle to prove it.

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