The Frat Collection

I ordered 3 shirts from The Frat Collection on December 9th and I can’t wait for them to get here. I know you’re probably thinking, “You ordered them that long ago and you still don’t have them?  It’s been a whole month!”  Well, yes.  But when I ordered my shirts their shipping information said that due to a large amount of Christmas orders my shirts would not arrive until mid-January unless I paid $40 for guaranteed Christmas shipping.  Uhh, no thanks.  I’ll stick with the free shipping and wait patiently for my shirts.  Before I go on about the shirts I ordered, let me tell you that I got 3 for the price of 2!  The Frat Collection does a Holiday sale every year, and a pretty good one at that.  When I decided to order my shirts the Holiday sale had already ended.  Well, at least they said it had.  I am a very determined online shopper and almost alway find coupons for things I am purchasing, so I figured I might as well try the expired Holiday coupon.  What is there to lose right?  Well, it worked!  It worked!  I was so happy!  The pocket tees from The Frat Collection are $35 each and I got 3 for a little over $70!  (I believe the Holiday promo took 30% off).  Most company’s coupons will not work a minute after the hour they say it expires, but with The Frat Collection being a small business they just had not disabled the promo code.  I definitely got lucky, but if you’re considering purchasing anything from them take that into consideration.  You might just be able to use a coupon you thought had expired.  Now, onto my shirts.  As I said, I ordered 3 pocket tees.  Pictures below.

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(Ordered this on the pocket tee, not the sweatshirt.)

I am beyond excited to receive my first ever Frat Collection tees!  I’ll post pictures of them when they get here.  If you ever need new fashion ideas or want to purchase clothes from somewhere you never have before, search Pinterest.  All of my recent purchases have been thanks to things I have found on Pinterest.  Example: (Marley Lilly, The Frat Collection, & Vineyard Vines).  You really can use Pinterest as a source to find new clothes, just be cautious!  Some of the websites on Pinterest are scams.  Do your research before you purchase items from a new website.

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Marley Lilly

I am sooo excited because the clothes I ordered from Marley Lilly are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!  If you don’t know what Marley Lilly is, let me tell you.  It’s a small business in South Carolina that monograms just about anything and everything you can think of and they do it all by hand.  It’s pretty amazing.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll be wishing you had everything on their website.  Click here to visit Marley Lilly.

I ordered a black fleece vest with my initials monogrammed in white as well as a gray half zip sweatshirt with a red and white chevron pocket and my initials monogrammed in navy blue on top of it.  It’s hard to visualize, so let me just show you.

Here is the black vest I ordered.  The only difference between the one I ordered and the picture is that my initials are not the same and the letters will be in white thread, not gray.

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Now, the half zip will be a little harder to show you because there isn’t exactly a visual of it.  I’ll try my best though.

The sweatshirt will be this color:

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But it will not have that pocket.  The pocket will look like this:

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The circle block letters will be in navy on top of the red and white chevron.  I think it’ll look really cute and I’m super excited to get it.

When I ordered these two things from Marley Lilly they were having their New Year’s sale so I got the vest for $36 (originally $45) and the pocket sweatshirt for $45 (originally $60).  I saved $24.  Not bad at all.  Unfortunately, the New Year’s sale is no longer going on and these items are back at their original prices.  You don’t always have to pay the full price on things, especially when they’re online.  Go follow/like Marley Lilly’s Twitter and Facebook page.  They will post the sales they are having from time to time.  Good luck!

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Cuptakes Frames

While we’re on the subject of Cuptakes I would like to tell you about the app “Cuptakes Frames.”  In my opinion, this app is much better than the original Cuptakes app.  You just upload a picture from your photo album or take a picture with your camera and position it into any of the frames you want and you have a gorgeous wallpaper for your lock screen or home screen!  Let me show you what I’m talking about.

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As you can see above, I have chosen the frame I want to use and can now choose what picture I want to put in the frame.  You can make as many as you want and there are many frames to choose from.   This one is just one of my favorites.

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Here is the wallpaper after I have inserted the picture I want.  It looks pretty good, huh?  Cuptakes Frames is on the App Store for just $1.99 and can be found here.  Below I am going to post a picture of my lock screen so you can see what one of the frames looks like as a wallpaper.

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Now, I think it looks awesome.  Much better than just putting the picture as your lock screen.  It helps us girls out that want to have an image as a wallpaper but would also like to have a touch of preppy patterns.  Cuptakes Frames is my favorite find on the App Store in the past few months.  Check it out, you won’t regret it.  After all, what sweet southern prep doesn’t love a pretty pattern?

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Cuptakes

Southern preps love pretty patterns.  Whether it be chevron, paisley, floral, or geometric, we love ’em all.  If you have an iPhone, iPod, iPad, or a MacBook and love pretty patterns like I do, listen up.

There is an app called “Cuptakes” that is dedicated to these girly patterns.  They have over 200 different patterns that you can save and set as your wallpaper and the collection is continuously growing.  Now, I know you’re probably not going to just take my word and go pay for an app so here is one of the wallpapers offered on the Cuptakes app (and one of my favorites).

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This wallpaper is fit for an iPhone 5 since that is what I have.  If you have an iPhone 5 as well, please feel free to save this and use it as a wallpaper!  If you do not have an iPhone 5, no need to worry.  When you download Cuptakes all the wallpapers will fit your specific device.  Since this is not a free app I will not post anymore wallpapers but you can get all of them yourself for just .99 cents in the App Store!

If you’re interested, here’s the link for Cuptakes.  If you download it, let me know what you think!

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Growing up Southern is a privilege really.

Sweet. Southern. Preppy.  Yep, that’s me.  My name is Caroline and I am a 19 year old sophomore in college.  I was born and raised in southern Kentucky.  I spent two years up north in Connecticut when I was younger and I loved it, but the south is my home.  I’m a first generation Kentuckian.  My entire family is from northern Alabama so I’ve spent a majority of my life down there as well.  I’ve traveled across the world and let me tell ya, there ain’t no place better than the south.  We’ve got sweet tea, the best BBQ you’ll ever have, church every Sunday, sundresses and cowgirl boots, and the best manners around.

I am dedicating this blog to my preppy, southern ways because I am proud to be a sweet, southern girl.

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