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Monday, March 28, 2011

What Preppy means to me....

This post has been circulating in my head for a few weeks now. I've only just gotten the guts/ inspiration to write it down.

I'm interested to see what others agree with/add to/disagree with.

What Preppy Means To Me...
  • First and foremost, Manners. Being able to conduct yourself properly in society and Society.
  • Limit the potty mouth/cussing. Not very becoming and shows lazy use of Language.
  • Looking polished in whatever you wear, whether it's a formal dress to a gala or an oxford and khakis to the market.
  • Modesty... both in behavior and apparel. Nobody wants to see it so keep it to yourself!
  • Traditions!
  • Being ready for anything and any occasion (yes, I was a Girl Scout at one point as well!)
  • Being girly and all those goes with it.
  • But on the other hand, do not afraid to get your hands dirty (or manicure chipped).
  • Being involved in the community, at church, at school, etc.
  • Having hobbies/athletic pursuits that one is passionate about.
  • Quality over quantity (this could mean many different things).
  • Being educated (in all sense of the word).
  • Respect/Admiration for elders
  • Interest or at least knowledge of family ancestry.
  • Having a personality (nobody wants a stiff at their next cocktail party).
  • Graciousness towards others and self.
  • Giving back financially to schools, churches, events, programs, etc.
  • Can mix a great cocktail (great addition!)
  • In terms of clothing, classics that will never go out of style (and of course a little pink and green in there somewhere for good measure)!
  • Headbands, Ribbons, and Barrettes.

I'm sure I'll be adding to this as I think of things but these are the things I value in regards  to this lifestyle we all love!
What do you think?


  1. This is to a tee what preppy is! I couldn't agree more with your post!

  2. Everything I relate to and value about preppiness! Well done.

  3. Love this post!! I completely agree with all of those!

  4. I agree. I would add "knows how to make a good cocktail" to that list!

  5. I totally agree with your list!


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