Have you ever thought about giving a name to your style? Turns out I might be a Prippy - half Hippy, Half Preppy - a label coined by blogger TG of The Prippy Handbook
. So it's not my fault that I waste so much time thinking about what new pieces would make my life complete - because I love the boho Hippy and I
love the Preppy classics. And maybe, just maybe, I've found Prippy happiness with this gold trench which seems able to span both worlds.
|A coat that swings both ways? Preppy, Hippy or just Pimp?|
|At the Claremont Country Club, Cy and I |
For blogger TG, being Prippy is about F Scott Fitzgerald, vintage James Spader, glittery friendship bracelets, Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and these slipper shoes which are both old world and irreverent.
For me, it's about never seeing a stripe I didn't like, but wanting to mess up the neatness with a few lolly-looking skulls or my FU huge rings (normally one at a time).
| My hippy rings from Ohope Beach worn with my favourite preppy cardy (these are Tallulah's hands - mine are too scary)|
About wanting to wear old jeans and sloppy shirt all day like Barbara from The Good Life
but also loving Margot's complete, (wee bit over the top) outfits.
And for the last month, flip flopping between wanting the Notting Hill boho of Jessa and
the Jackie-O channeling of Marnie on Girls
. How cool was Jessa's kimono thingy she wore with sparkly UGG boots on a date? I would look so Mrs Roper in that.
|Girls: Hannah with polar opposites; Jessa and Marnie|
The ultimate Prippy Queens: Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller and Mila Kunis and Kate Beckinsale: big scarves, floppy sweaters, the Isabel Marant boot, denim shirts, tailored jackets, structured bags and sparkly earings. How do they manage to make it look so cohesive and right?
|Kate Bosworth via|
|Sienna Miller, via|
|Kate Beckinsale That's it...I'm getting something pink|
Of course, this is the dream. Most days I try for the mix, it's Mrs Brady meets Wavy Gravy.
Are you caught betwixt and between two styles too?
i'm total prep and dress like i'm still at school in england most of the time, but love love love your entire outfit in the first photo. that shade of pink looks so good with denim/navy even i might be converted xReplyDelete
Actually now I've totally fallen in love with New Girl and she is so everything Kate Spade with hearts and bows I might have to leaner leaner towards that in the next season.Delete
Completely! Some days I want to be edgy, black, dark and rock chic - thus my love for all things AllSaints, other days I want to wear leopard print, polka dots and bright colors from J.crew - my closet is confused. Love The Good Life reference:)ReplyDelete
AllSaints and J.Crew, Rocker Crew?Delete
What a cute term! And your jacket reminds me of one in the Veronica Beard Fall 2013 collection!ReplyDelete
As for me- I like my looks to be sweet with a tough edge...
Oh it is so similar to the one in that collection. Thanks Alexis - some great ideas on how to make it more caj.Delete
Mine varies between middle aged frump and old Italian widow (not in a Dolce & Gabbana way). So inspiring!ReplyDelete
I dunno...this time of year finds me with a pony-tail and wellies, accessorised with secateurs...Napa-pruning chic? I don't have a style :(ReplyDelete
Anyone with secateurs is owed re-spect!Delete
O - Vino girl I had that look today!ReplyDelete
I have a silver metallic linen trench and the skull bracelet in blue - We would look so FAB strolling about together. :-) Happy to know now what to "call It".
The shiny happy people!Delete
So that's what I am! Prippy! I was confused but now I've been found and now I know I'm prippy. I think. I just thought I was fashion schizo!ReplyDelete
It account for loads of my fashion crimes and misdemeanours!Delete
Yes!! I love love loved The Good Life and although I wanted to be casual like Barbara I always thought Margot looked great too...it was a confusing time for me! I have a pink linen summer coat that I have only worn once because I feel a bit awkward in it........and all those girls have youth on their side so look fabulous in anything......as do you 'cos you are slim.ReplyDelete
For years I wore a black and white Biba scarf with everything because I thought it added an edge...looking back it really didn't but kept me happy.
I still have no style at all and really am quite scared of standing out......don't want to look Baywatch from the back and Crimewatch from the front!
Libby, I have the same "relationship" with pink. Love the colours, it's so happy but I always worry that I look like a housewife in it - which actually I am and I should "embrace it."Delete
Classic "watch" style - love it!!!
I seem to veer between two extremes at the moment: business attire or training kit. The latter doubles as 'leisure wear' and the former as 'going out outfit'.ReplyDelete
To my credit at least I do not wear trackie bottoms or leg warmers, and I have NEVER worn Ugg boots.
UGG boots are my life. Probably because I don't have to go to the office (or meet adults persons during the day) I only wish I was younger and could wear them with a kimono.Delete
You are totally Prippy! The most stylish blogger I know, with the clean lines of preppy and the individualism of the hippy. I LOVE it.ReplyDelete
My style varies. Because I work from home it's usually Prungy (yes, you guessed it, Preppy and Grungy because who will know that I wore these baggy jeans for a month now if I pair them with a nice polo shirt?)
Love it!! You look marvellous. Perfect combination I'd say!! Have a wonderful week xxReplyDelete
Your combo sounds very stylish. Mine veers between cougar chav - skin tight dresses and high heels and leather jackets showing too much leg with pillar box red lipstick and 90s university student - jeans, t shirt, converse boots and cardigan. I think 'mutton dressed as lamb' or 'has let herself go a bit' usually covers most of my looksReplyDelete
Jenny - love the Cougar Chav - a brilliant alternative to the intertwining C's.Delete
I love your coat, how totally fab! I think I am in somewhat similar territory style wise but my hippy is mostly a fantasy. My idea of cool elegance is flapper style so maybe I am a 'prapper'? LolReplyDelete
Downtown Abbey prapper?ReplyDelete
I'm sure that, left to my own devices I would end up looking like a bag lady - anything ancient and tatty as long as it was comfortable. Sadly I have to work, so am forced into smart/preppy mode every day :(ReplyDelete
...and rock chick at the weekends?Delete
Your gold trench looks great with your blonde hair!ReplyDelete
You mean you don't have pink in your wardrobe yet? It's a greta colour for blondies. :) JC has a striped two-tone sweatshirt or Tippi cardis both in cashmere you might like.
Rose, great suggestions, I'll take a look. I did try on the kate Spade candy pink cardy but it was not that flattering as it cut me off at the waist.Delete
In my head I'm Audrey Hepburn but in reality more like Worzel Gummidge!!ReplyDelete
We'd be a great pair: Worzel and Mrs Brady meets Wavy GravyDelete
Jay - hope you're staying dry with all the flooding in your village. I'm sure Aud has some stylin' wellies.Delete
We're dry in our house, it's not too bad in the village now - stylish wellies?? I just wear my sons!!Delete
Oh I look at sienna miller and love her style I try it and then look like a bag lady or worse still mutton dressed as lamb.ReplyDelete
The scarf thing has totally eluded me - cannot do the windy big scarf without looking like under the bridge extra from Les Mis.ReplyDelete
I'm trying to distract myself from that amazing gold trench (and I hate trenchs normally, but yours is a serious exception!) to decide what I am. I think Shiny Chic .. can't resist a sparkle or bit of bling, but like to look 'pulled together' if you know what I mean? Only do the real sloppy, slobby look indoors when nobody can see me .. nobody that would judge, that is:) Did I mention I really love those hippy rings also?ReplyDelete
Thanks FF - and they were only $20! A bit o'bling. I always joke that I am the 11 year old girl when it comes to shiny and our Tallulah is the sensible one.Delete
OK, I don't know prippy from anything else, but you look good to me. And if Sienna Miller is wearing it then it always looks good to me. Copy her and you're on the right track in my book. Not that I'm any fashion expert. I just have a big old Sienna Miller crush.ReplyDelete
EB - me too!Delete
I forgot how badly I used to covet Stubbs and Wooten shoes. I think I'm over than now, though, I love the message on those pictured!ReplyDelete
I think your gold trench is absolute perfection. I also like to mix it up a bit, but I fear I'm fairly ordinary, or rather, classic (sounds much better) with an occasional twist.
Hi Amy, I always love seeing your orange shirt with turqoise necklace profile pic and I keep forgetting to ask you where you got them from?Delete
If Kate Beckinsale is about the "prippy" life, I want some of that too! ;o) Fantastic gold trench by the way - a real standout piece!ReplyDelete
I think you wear your style better than most women I know. I also love to throw in a skull to mix things up.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your style and I so agree you wear it beautifully!!ReplyDelete
Yep, utter slob or dressed to the nines, I'm going off my old glam look though, I don't really like that "done up" style anymore. You look fab in everything with your enviable bod.ReplyDelete
I love these shoes!ReplyDelete
I still dress like it's 1985 - and have the 28 year old shirts to prove it!ReplyDelete
Any true prep knows the punk/prep connection. I impressed an an old school punk just yesterday with my knowledge of Skinny Puppy and The Cure. I've been known to rock some studded clogs for a night on the town :O)
Jody- What a great coat! Gold suits you well. My style is whatever I can find at a thrift shop or a clothing swap and aim for the classics. (and HOPE people mistakenly think I dress like a million bucks!)ReplyDelete
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Think my favourite is the pink rose earings - really sweet (Im a follower!)ReplyDelete
I was counting up the different styles I've been this week and ran out of fingers. . So this week my style has been Travelling Schizophrenic, and this knowledge helped me reach a decision: not to look further back.ReplyDelete
Lanai living does that to one - sooo jealous! Have fun in the sun!Delete
Jody, Fun post! I think I'm liking prippy..Preppy, but cooler..You look fab in that coat !ReplyDelete
You don't give yourself enough credit, Jody! Your style is fabooooo!!!! You're way too cool to be completely preppy.ReplyDelete
So what would yours be? - Kiwi Isabel M?Delete
Yep, you do always look fab.ReplyDelete
I have some very nice clothes and some horrors... I seem to be able to do smart or scruffy... but the bit in between alludes me... which makes me a Smuffy!
i absolutely love that i have finally found a way to describe my style. :)ReplyDelete
Cool, cool torrie.Delete