Thursday, October 13, 2011

2 Classy Books!

Hey all! I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

A few days ago, Ashley posted about some books she was currently reading.  That got me to thinking about 2 books I recently read and can't get enough of!

True Prep: It's A Whole New Old World

True Prep is a cute and funny interpretation of the Preppy life.  It is the follow-up book to The Official Preppy Handbook (I want it REALLY bad) which was written in the '80's.  True Prep gives some great advice on life, fashion and everything in between. When the book came out, Vineyard Vines even released a whole line of True Prep stuff including 2 totes, Ties and Flip Flops! I would really recommend reading this if you get the really is a must have in any prepsters library! 

What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living

First of all, let me start off by saying that I think Jackie O was the epitome of style, grace and charm.  I absolutely adore her and have ever since I was little. 

When I found this book, I just had to have it!  The title says it all. What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living. That's exactly what it is! A a guide that answers most of life's questions and problems according to the way Jackie would have answered them.  I'm not all the way done with the book yet, but from what I've read, I LOVE it! Here is an excerpt from the book:
"Overlook faux pas. You mustn't let the minor transgressions of others interrupt your daily flow-or block your precious chi. When people stumble with their words, their manners, or their wit, there's just no need to take an emotional tumble. Jackie wouldn't give a damn if you said, "I love your Gucci!" (if in fact she was wearing Pucci) or "How was the bear hunt?" (when foxes were her thing). "

Do any of you guys have any favorite preppy books? Any interesting books you are currently reading?

xo Julia


  1. I read "True Prep" this past summer, and it was the perfect pool read! I even just flip through it some days for some inspiration. I've had "What Would Jackie Do?" in my Amazon cart for a while but have yet to order it. I think I might just need it for Winter Break. Right now I'm reading "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World." I'm loving it! It's deff been a fast read.

    miss mia

  2. My school (Miami University) is mentioned in the time line portion of True Prep - such a great book!

    xx Emily @