My dog-eared copy of The Official Preppy Handbook from 1980 still sits on a bookshelf in my home. I wore that book out from the ages of 10-14, when New Wave hit me like a ton of bricks and I started pinning my jeans and bleaching my bangs with Sun-In.
I'm glad I saved my Pappagallo purse and all its covers, because apparently The Official Preppy Handbook will have a sequel, "True Prep," written in part by original author Lisa Birnbach.
This news got me thinking about Emma. To some extent, her look is mildly preppy. Bright colors, simple silhouettes, classic pieces. And what brand exemplifies preppy more than Lilly Pulitzer? The question remains...is Lilly Pulitzer too preppy for Emma? You be the judge:
Hallie Lattice Jacquard Skirt - $138
Roslyn Lilly Pad Skirt - $118
Roslyn Ladder Skirt- $118
Janie Solid Shirt - $98 (I loooove this blouse.)
Eliot Printed Shirt - $128
Cedar Printed Tank - $148
Lee Cashmere Cardigan - $228
Lee Cotton Cardigan - $78.40
Paley Beach Cardigan - $98
And the most-often asked question: Will Emma ever wear pants? If she did, might they look something like these?
Society Solid Cord Pant - $138
Tradewind Vintage Printed Capri - $128
Stretch Twill Society Pant - $138
So...what are your thoughts? Lilly Pulitzer for Emma?
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