I bought this locket at an antique fair a few years ago and wear it almost every day. When I bought it, I discovered this lady’s picture inside. Don’t know who she is, but she goes with me everywhere now, and I like to think she was pretty special since someone put her picture there.

Taylor Swift and I have a lot in common.

I think that Taylor Swift and me could be amazing friends. I play guitar, I sing, I write songs, love cats (Walter is everything), love vintage style, love Keds and Kate Spade, love to eat and drink anything pumpkin, I live close to Nashville, embrace my awkwardness, and enjoy Ina Garten more than anyone can imagine. Taylor’s just the bomb, you guys. I don’t think you even know. BLERGH.

Shake all the betches off, T-Swiz.

Well, let’s see if it works this time.

As a recent graduate, I seemingly have a lot more time on my hands than ever before.  I’m working at an artsy place trying to save up money for demo tapes (yep… I sing!), and am a new Brand Partner with Nerium International


If you were wondering about my beloved cat, Walter, he’s doing just fine.  He’s gotten fatter, but I mean, hey… we all have our faults. 

So, I’m giving this blog thing a go again.  Once upon a time, I was good at it, and I know I can do it again.  I have too much to promote for me NOT to blog.  

I hope you still love me.  I never meant to abandon you. 

Still preppy, 

Ali

Remembering Kennedy

I think that as a preppy, one thing that I remember about JFK is that the man was as preppy as I can get out.  He had real, true, all-American style that still translates into today. 

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As we are mere days away from the 50th anniversary of his assassination, I cannot help but talk about the impact that he has had on my life.  He’s shaped my politics, my style, and the way I look at style.  He made it effortless, as did Jackie.  Jack left us too soon.


Shoes. Oh my God; shoes.

I am on a big tacky loafer kick.  I mean it.  Right now, I am all about these shoes (the ones above are from C. Wonder). What should you look for in a funky loafer? Gold and jewel tones.  

These are from Seychelles, and I found them at ModCloth.  These are super cute, too, and not as flashy (who doesn’t want flashy?!??!).

What should you wear these fabulous shoes with? 

  • Colored pants
  • Khakis 
  • Plaid skirts
  • Solid-color dresses

What should you not wear these with?

  • Printed pants (the skirt only works because it isn’t nearly as close to your ankles)
  • Faded jeans (no explanation needed)

Overall, this is a versatile shoe.  Have you seen some loafers that you like? If so, shoot me a message in the ask box.