Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gigi New York

I was recently contacted by GiGi of New York to do a review of one of their products, the Embossed Python Zip Pouch. I was thinking that it was usually used as more of a coin purse, but I was hoping that it would be big enough to use as a very small clutch.

Of course I chose the fuschia color and added my monogram to the front: 

An Instagrammed close-up of the monogram. 

I loved the little tassle on the zipper, I thought it was so cute! I was also impressed at how much I could fit inside this little pouch! As you can see here, I took it out to dinner with me over the weekend, and everything I needed fit:

Inside were my ID, iPhone, credit cards, some cash, my license, and my car key. I loved that everything could fit so easily!

I was so pleased with my purchase, that I would definitely shop GiGi New York or their sister company, Graphic Image, again. The sales rep was so sweet and easy to work with, and the product I received was such great quality!

Have y'all ever shopped GiGi New York or Graphic Image? If not, here's even more incentive to check it out--both GiGi New York and Graphic Image are extending my readers a 20% discount with the code SOUTHERN at checkout! This code is valid for one month, so shop up!  
The winner of my Sparrow Grey giveaway is Allyson Butler! Congrats, Allyson! Please email me within 48 hours to claim your prize! Thanks to all who entered! Have a wonderful day!

Miss Southern Prep

Monday, July 30, 2012


My parents surprised me with an iPhone on Saturday, and so far, I'm loving it! I've previously posted about not knowing whether I should stick with my Blackberry or go for an iPhone here, and although I miss my Crackberry dearly, I'm loving all of the apps and fast internet on my iPhone.

Do y'all have any suggestions for apps? Hope you have a wonderful day!

Miss Southern Prep
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fabulous Finds

I recently recieved this gorgeous acrylic monogram necklace from Best Personalized Jewelry and just love it! I ordered the 1.6" size in black on an 18' chain, so it would ne a little longer. I went with black, because I felt like that would be a neutral color that went with a lot of my wardrobe.

However, there are tons of different color options, and I think any color would look gorgeous! Another thing I love is that the necklace is super-cheap, only $22.95--such a steal! I've worn this necklace a few times and have gotten tons of compliments on it, too.

I wore it a couple of days ago with a pink dress!

I just love this necklace!

I'm loving this Tory Burch Reva Clutch! Isn't the pink gorgeous?! I wish it were in my college girl budget! Maybe I'll ask for it for Christmas!

How's your week going? Hope you have a fabulous day, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Miss Southern Prep

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Skirtin Around

I recently discovered Skirtin Around, which has the most adorable sundresses, shorts, and tops, all in fabulous, bold prints! I'm obsessed with a few of their pieces:

Love this jacket!

From far away, this print almost reminds me of the KKG Lilly print.

I'm seriously obsessed with this top!

How fabulous are these prints? Do you have anything from Skirtin Around? Have a great day, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Miss Southern Prep

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I've got the world on a string...

Today is a jumble of my thoughts lately!

First off, I finished Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel about two weeks ago, and I loved it! I had heard that the book was basically an autobiography, but there were some differences between Bethenny and the main character in her book, Faith. I thought that the story was cute, and it was a really easy read--I think I finished it in two days. I would definitely recommend it, especially for an easy beach read!

One of my new obsessions is this lip balm by Bobbi Brown. I bought it in December, and it's seriously one of the best lip balms I've ever used! I keep it in my schoolbag, so I always have it with me!

I was online browsing J.Crew a couple of days ago, and stumbled upon the Allie dress. I'm obsessed with this red color and may just have to order one for a formal or something in the fall!

Sorry my thoughts are all over the place today! Hope y'all have a great day, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Miss Southern Prep
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Snapshots from my Weekend

This weekend, I had the best time with my friends relaxing at the lake,

taking midnight boat rides,

eating some delicious Mexican food,

 and just spending time together!

What did you do this weekend? I hope it was fabulous!

Miss Southern Prep
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Want....No, Need!

How adorable is this makeup brush holder from the Paper Cottage? I'm dying to get one before I head to school in August! I'm trying to decide which print I want, but it's so hard, because they're all SO cute. And, it's a steal for only $18! Which print would you get?

Miss Southern Prep

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Bow-tiful Giveaway!

Hello, everyone! I'm currently out of town and because of all my computer issues, I haven't been able to blog like I was hoping! However, I promise I'm trying to answer all of your emails and your old comments today! I can't wait to catch-up on everyone's blogs!

Today, I'm hosting a fabulous giveaway from Sparrow Grey, a gorgeous Etsy shop! According to Jocelyn, the owner, SparrowGrey is about "simple, everyday jewelry." All of her jewelry is handmade and gorgeous! Here are some of my favorite pieces from her shop:

Now on to the giveaway! Jocelyn has graciously offered to give away one of her beautiful bow necklaces! I love how simple, yet classic this necklace is! I'm just sad I can't get one myself!

Here's how to enter:
Mandatory: You must be a follower of Miss Southern Prep [+1]
Mandatory: "Like" SparrowGrey on Facebook [+1]
Extra Entry: Favorite SparrowGrey on Etsy [+1]
Extra Entry: Blog about this giveaway [+3]
Extra Entry: Add this giveaway to your sidebar [+2]

That's a total of 8 possible entries! Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry you complete. This giveaway will end on Friday July 27th at midnight! Good luck!

Miss Southern Prep

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Hope y'all have a happy, safe 4th!

God bless,
Miss Southern Prep 
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Playing Catch-up

Hello, lovely readers! How have all of y'all been?! Sorry I've been MIA lately, life has just been so crazy! I thought I'd tell y'all what I've been up to lately! 

Sorry for the blurry pic--it's from my Blackberry!

I got these gorgeous earrings from Faith, the owner of LuxeCraving the other week, and just LOVE them! They're a gorgeous greenish color and are perfect for summer! 

They even arrived in the cutest box!

Here's a close-up of the earrings. Sorry it's a little blurry, it was taken on my Blackberry!

You couldn't see my earrings in the picture of my whole outfit, but this is what I paired them with: a white tank with a greenish/turquoise cardigan, navy shorts, and Jacks.
Look at the other fab items Faith has in her shop: 

 Don't you love these coral earrings? So pretty for summer, and a steal for only $14! These are the same as mine, just a different color!

And she has the famous J.Crew look-a-like Bubble necklaces in tons of different colors!
Isn't her shop so cute?! 

This past weekend, I finished Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. It was a cute, easy beach read. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but it was a quick read that was light and fun--definitely different than what I read during the year! I would definitely recommend it for a weekend at the beach! 

The adorable Postgrad Prep awarded me the One Lovely Blog award, which was SO sweet of her!

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link the blog back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire, and let them know of their honor

I feel like I've told y'all so many things about myself, so I hope I'm not repeating! Anyway, here are 7 things about me:

1. When I was 17, I broke one of my toes, and it never went back to normal! It's still a weird shape and hurts when it rains.

2. I never use nail polish at the salon--I always bring my own color!

3. I would LOVE to go to Santorini, Greece.

4. Two people I'd love to meet are former President and Mrs. Bush.

5. My dream luggage is vintage Louis Vuitton.

6. I would love to live in Charleston, SC one day.

7. I'm super OCD about my hair, and I'm always worried that my strands are somehow going to break. I have at least a 15 minute routine that I go through every day (even when I'm letting it air-dry), and I NEVER brush it from the roots down, always from the bottom up!
Thanks again, Postgrad Prep! I'm awarding this to all of my fabulous readers who want to participate!

Congrats to SDG of The Boarding School Prep, the winner of my be.designs monogrammed platter giveaway! Email me within 48 hours at misssouthernprep [@] gmail dot com to claim your platter! Thanks to all who entered! Don't you just love the platters? They are too cute! 
What have y'all been up to? Any exciting plans for the 4th? Have a wonderful day! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Blogging Issues

So sorry for my recent absence! My computer broke (again), and tons of storms have come through my area, so I was out of power for a couple of days last week! I promise to have a real post coming y'alls way on Tuesday! Hope all is well! 

Miss Southern Prep