Honeymoon Photo Session? Yes Please!

28 Mar

My husband loves me. Really really loves me. How do I know? He puts up with me planning professional photo sessions at every turn. And only complains a little.

Our honeymoon in Belize was no different, obviously. And M only require one cocktail mid session to get through it (hence the photo of me. by myself. on my honeymoon.)! I debated over our outfits for weeks. Dressy? Casual? Bright? In the end I made last minute decisions of casual and nautical-esque and I LOVE LOVE the turnout. My dress is the Cassie dress (by Lilly) in navy stripe accented by the fit to be tied belt (also by Lilly), and an old pair of J.Crew flip flops. M’s shirt is an SPF fishing shirt by Montauk Tackle (cause I know my readers care about mens fashion?).

Anyways, I just wanted to share some of the fabulous pics!

Can I just say that I love the above photo because I look ridiculously ridiculously tan! Is that wrong? Carry on with the photos…

Ahh there are so many more, but I know no one is interested in looking at a million photos of M and I. FYI I loved Belize. And the Victoria House where we stayed and where these photos were taken. And Jose Luis Zapata for being a fabulous photographer. And my husband for being a good sport.

xo Kay

It’s Coming….

27 Mar

The Lily Pulitzer summer 2012 line is coming soon! I found a sneak peak of some of the new prints!

The anchors! The lobsters! The buoys! The lighthouses! This PreppyHouseWife is in love.

xo Kay

Lilly Spring 2012 is Here!

10 Feb

Lilly released their 2012 Spring line in late January and I was NOT disappointed! I was happy to see some great nautical striped prints as well as some great bright-colored basics. This was yet another season where it proved difficult to narrow down the selections to my top 5, but after two weeks of pondering (seriously) I have picked the following winners as PreppyHouseWife’s top 5 items from the spring line.

1. Dress to Impress Clutch in Resort White Mariposa. I love everything about this purse and this is definitely my favorite floral print from this season, hands down. The bamboo handles add a little Key West style that I love, and I am always looking for a great printed clutch for date night. My tried and true CK Bradley printed clutch, which has been showing lots of wear and tear, may be replaced this season!

Dress to Impress Clutch

 2. Felicity Dress in Resort White Lady Like Stripe. Hands down the #1 item this spring and those who don’t pre-order will probably miss out. It won’t be available to ship until mid April, but let’s be real I live in CT I prob won’t be wearing a strapless dress before April. The sweetheart neckline is hugely flattering in my opinion, and there is smocking in the back. Not to mention the STRIPES! Ahh we all know I love anything with nautical flair and this dress does not disappoint. Also machine wash!

Felicity Dress

 3. Mimosa Skirt in Worth Blue Swizzle Stripe. More stripes. I can’t handle it. This skirt is also available in Azalea Pink Swizzle Stripe but the blue won out by a hair. If my husband would let me I would buy both. It appears to have the same cut as the cissy skirt I purchased from resort 2012, but with a shorter hem! Perfect since I am usually getting most items hemmed anyway since I am only 5 foot 2. In love.

Mimosa Skirt

4. Worth Straight Jean in Azalea Pink. And Jade Green. And Ginger Orange. These bright jeans are delighting me to death. With stretch denim they will fit all sizes, and to be able to wear obnoxiously bright jeans is one opportunity I won’t pass down. These look like they will become a staple in the PreppyHouseWife home!

Worth Straight Jean

 5. Somerset Dress in Hotty Pink. This dress has the same cut as resorts very popular cassie dress, but with fabulous ruffled sleeves. I am a huge fan of ruffles. Like the cassie I see this as being extremely versatile, can go from beach cover up casual, then when paired with my Fit to Be Tied belt in gold and the resort chic wedge, it can also be perfection for date night. I love items with multiple uses!

Somerset Dress

 Overall I am very impressed with this seasons line! I am also secretly hoping that they will come out with clothing items in the U Gotta Regatta sailboat print later this season that is currently only being shown on the market bag. When asking Lilly’s facebook page about the possibility, they said “maybee;)” so I am hopeful! To round out this season, or for summer to feature sailboat prints I will be beyond excited!! Once again, great job Lilly!

xo Kay

What I Have Been Wearing this Winter…

5 Feb

I have picked up quite a few cute new winter items in the past few weeks and I really felt like I have had great luck with deals lately!

Starting with Christmas, M got me some great wardrobe staple sweaters from Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines. He got me this Navy cable knit from Lilly (can never have too much cable knit) and this pink v-neck from Vineyard Vines.  Both are classic staples and are great for everyday wear.

I have also been searching for some more cold weather gear, and I originally had my heart set on finding a Kelly Green wool coat. This proved to be impossible. I searched high and low, and to no avail. Kelly Green does not exist in coats this season. I decided to drop my color obsession and just move on. I ended up finding this fabulous grey wool jacket at Lord and Taylor for 40% off and it is so adorable! I have recieved so many compliments on it already! Paired with a bright Lilly Murfee scarf it was the perfect choice!

I was additionally looking for more casual outerwear and got my wish when Vineyard Vines began to host an additional 30% off any item in their “whale of a sale”. I purchased the Old Porter Puffer Vest in confetti pink as well as this adorable whale hat to match. Both items with the 30% off ended up being less than $100 total for the purchase!

I am already imagining pairing this vest with my navy cable knit sweater, skinny jeans, and my JCrew high camel boots as a perfect weekend outfit!

I will be back this week with the new Lilly Spring 2012 line favorite picks and a review of my recent trip to Belize!!

xo Kay

Banana Muffins!

22 Jan

I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to try a new clean banana muffin recipe that I found on one of my favorite clean eating blogs, thegraciouspantry.com. I have tried quite a few of her delicious recipes and this one was no different! Here is the link to the recipe: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-banana-muffins/.

First I layed out all of the ingredients on the counter. I decided to use Almond milk and honey based on what I had available and also decided to 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes for texture.

I followed the directions and mixed all the ingredients with my kitchenaid on a low-speed.

I even let M take a picture of me in the kitchen, don’t mind my sweats and no makeup! I am not very glamorous in the kitchen!

I decided against adding nuts to my muffins and cooked them according to the recipe and they turned out perfect and golden brown! They were delicious, the perfect amount of sweet, fluffy, and moist! We are trying to switch over all of the foods we eat to the “eat clean” versions and this will be one recipe that this PreppyHouseWife will recreate!

xo Kay

Christmas in Antigua!

19 Jan

M and I have been home from our fabulous Christmas vacation for a few weeks now but I am bogged down with pneumonia so I am VERY late getting these photos up! We spend 9 wonderful days in Antigua at The Verandah Resort and Spa with M’s family who generously brought us on this wonderful vacation as our Christmas gift! Much love to the in-laws!

The resort was fabulous, we spent a lot of time snorkeling right from the beaches in the crystal clear waters, we also went jet skiing, stand up paddling, and sailing. Everything was perfect! The island was gorgeous and we spent a few days exploring the island and some of its 365 beaches. We took some amazing photos with our new DSLR camera (a wonderful early christmas gift from the hubby) and here they are!

We had such a great time and it was so great to relax! Check back tomorrow for a fabulous Banana Muffin recipe I am showcasing!

xo Kay

Christmas is Coming!

10 Dec

The holiday season is here in full force! We are have our home decorated and I have been picking out the perfect gifts for our friends and family. M and I will be spending the holiday in Antigua with his parents, and I am really looking forward to spending the holidays in the sun and sand! We are celebrating with my family next weekend:) Since we will be going away we only got a mini tree this year, only two feet tall!

 Most of our ornaments are beach themed and our tree has some great ornaments we have collected over the years. These are a couple of my favorites!

We also dressed up the mantle since we don’t have a big tree this year! I wasn’t sure how to dress up our Sailboat, I wanted to put lights on it but it didn’t look quite right, so I just put a bow on top!

That is all for our holiday decor this year! I will be back later in the week with my preppy holiday gift guide!

xo Kay