• The Fairest of Them All

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: love a girl in a Barbour (Beadnell), pale skin is in, (oh, and she publishes College Prep, a style blog for girls).

    Nov 13, 2012 | Permalink (19) View/Leave Comments

    Tim Plympton left a comment on 12/9/2012 at 6:03 PM:

    Lovely picture. Lovely girl, lovely Barbour. I really don’t think that complexion is a big deal. But hey, that’s just me.. www.timothyplympton.com


    Sam left a comment on 12/7/2012 at 3:40 PM:

    I agree;  a lady in Barbour is beautifutl


    sperrysandskulls left a comment on 12/6/2012 at 10:25 PM:

    She’s perfect. Just perfect! What a lady.


    celesteandpearl.blogspot.com left a comment on 12/1/2012 at 6:50 PM:

    Darling.  We just love your blog!  Thanks for sharing -


    Alexander left a comment on 11/30/2012 at 2:01 PM:

    @Amanda Interesting, thanks for letting me know. Either way they look great! Would love to see more girls in stylish jeans and Barbour jackets.


    Veronica left a comment on 11/29/2012 at 5:17 PM:

    ps. I am a huge fan of Barbour and recently purchased a new Bedale (to replace a very well worn/old 2nd hand Bedale—which I’ve since passed on to its 3rd owner!)  and I love it. Not sure if i would have found Barbour outerwear on my own, but I imagine having an English dad with taste helps ;)


    Veronica left a comment on 11/29/2012 at 5:14 PM:

    Hi, Fred! Stumbled upon your blog somehow, but have since saved it under my favorites. Lovely work. Can’t wait to see what lies ahead as you continue your new adventure living up in New York :)—Cheers from an American in Israel (temporarily)


    Audrey Louise left a comment on 11/28/2012 at 1:05 PM:

    Carly has perfected her style so well over the years! I love this look - age appropriate, versatile, seasonal and overall lovely.


    W&L left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 10:18 PM:

    Ha I went to Greenhill also. It’s not a “prep school”...


    Jake left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 5:04 PM:

    You look great :)


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 2:31 PM:

    @Paul—I went to public school…glad to have you around.


    Paul left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 11:26 AM:

    Hi Fred, I was wondering where you went to prep school.  I went to Greenhill in Dallas and had a couple friends at Fort Worth Country Day.  Love the site, so inspirational.


    Amanda left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 10:55 AM:

    @Alexander - Carly regularly writes about those jeans on her blog. They’re a no-name brand from the juniors’ section at Nordstrom.


    gbourgeaiseau left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 9:11 AM:

    Perfect. Just perfect.


    Alice left a comment on 11/27/2012 at 1:33 AM:

    Carly looks absolutely fantastic in this photo!
    Her outfit is an amazing combination of elements and she’s definitely providing a great example of layering done well. I can’t get over how stunning she looks in this photo..her skin is absolutely glowing! Pale skin is definitely in and I wish I could have it too. :)

    I’ve been following College Prep for a while now and adore all things Carly-related. It’s a pleasure to see her pop up over here occasionally, showing off her fab style!


    lizzle left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 11:49 PM:

    EFFING GORGEOUS!!!! SO INTO IT!!!!!!!! WIFE-ABLE!!!!!!


    Alexander left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 10:20 PM:

    Those jeans look like a selvage (or at least high quality) pair that’s gotten a lot of love rather than something off a random shelf. Although they don’t traditionally go with a barbour it’s a great match.


    John Riley left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 9:35 PM:

    Love the look, and that she is a Georgetown grad!


    khordkutta left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 8:37 PM:

    WHOA!!!


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  • Snap to It

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: pop of color grounded by earth tones.

    Nov 8, 2012 | Permalink (3) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/30/2012 at 2:56 PM:

    @Jon—Yes, that is an earth tone tartan shirt underneath the cashmere sweater. The vest, I believe, is waxed cotton from Ralph Lauren.


    Jon left a comment on 11/30/2012 at 2:48 PM:

    @FEC Love the boots, really perfect. Is that a tartan shirt underneath the cable knit, and where is the hunting vest/gilet from—waxed cotton?


    Elizabeth left a comment on 11/28/2012 at 5:47 AM:

    Also, the orange bracelet—are those beads?


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  • Century 21 Blogger Project

    Style | Dress Code  

    I love seeing what my friends are up to. You'd think that since moving up to New York I'd have more time to do so but the city has a way of overbooking your calendar. It was last fall that I introduced my good buddy Ali in his Brooklyn loft space chock full of vintage clothing (in fact, his vintage Ralph Lauren collection is currently being featured on the Ralph Lauren Vintage website). Recently, Ali and I headed across the Hudson to Century 21 in Paramus, New Jersey to check out some installations he created for the men's floor. I typically don't frequent department stores but I couldn't believe the prices Century 21 was asking for these designer duds. Is this the tri-state's best kept secret?

    As he walked me through his "preppy" installation I thought it'd be fun to pull together a fall look on the cheap. In the end, I saved $578 off retail*.

    Photographed in Brooklyn, NY

    • Shades of Grey wool tweed blazer (suggested retail: $216, Century 21: $80)
    • Jack Spade Oxford cloth button down (suggested retail: $135, Century 21: $67)
    • Ralph Lauren tie (suggested retail: $115, Century 21: $25)
    • Psycho Bunny cable knit sweater (suggested retail: $195, Century 21: $70)
    • Ralph Lauren scarf (suggested retail: $52, Century 21: $30)
    • Jack Spade corduroy trousers (suggested retail: $225, Century 21: $115)
    • Adidas trainers (suggested retail: $65, Century 21: $38)

    *courtesy of Century 21

    Nov 6, 2012 | Permalink (14) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 5:17 PM:

    @C—I would certainly encourage you to pick up a university stripe scarf in your school colors…SUNY school or otherwise.

    @John E.—I wear the Nike Killshot and it’s quite simple as well.


    C left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 4:54 PM:

    Nice scarf Castleberry! Is it still prep to get a scarf in your school colors if you come from a SUNY school or something boring?


    John E. left a comment on 11/26/2012 at 3:48 PM:

    Nice look. I agree on today’s sneakers—mostly too garish to wear. I’m an active tennis player, and I wear Nike City Court VI shoes. They’re plain white with a modest black swoosh, and they go perfectly with the rest of my whites.

    Oh, and Fred, no need to go all the way to Paramus for your Century 21 fix unless you need to be in New Jersey for something else. Go to the original location, across from the World Trade Center.


    J.Miller left a comment on 11/24/2012 at 6:46 PM:

    I remember several years ago on a visit to NYC, a friend suggested this store. I thought he was pulling my leg because Century 21 is a real estate company. But i found it downtown new york with great deals on suits.


    John left a comment on 11/24/2012 at 10:03 AM:

    At last a look I can reasonably afford!


    Elizabeth left a comment on 11/24/2012 at 8:07 AM:

    N ice. I hope the women’s clothing is of similar bent!


    Mike left a comment on 11/22/2012 at 9:05 PM:

    F.E.  I think Harris was looking for a different answer than what you provided.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 6:25 PM:

    @Harris—Does there need to be any other explanation about the minimally designed trainers other than the fact that I like them? This entire blog is built upon that premise—things I like.

    @Saturday—Century 21 is the kind of place you need to shop in the store and explore/dig. This is definitely not an online shopping experience.


    Harris left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 4:53 PM:

    @emj—I’m in agreement, classic sneakers are better looking than most news ones and are great with shorts/a casual outfit.


    emjkmj left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 4:43 PM:

    Harris,

    I would assume that people like retro sneakers because they don’t want to look like they’re wearing something from a sci-fi flick.  Have you been to a champs or foot locker lately?  Hideous! I have been wearing Rod lavers and Stan Smiths since high school, and don’t ever plan to stop…


    Harris left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 4:36 PM:

    what’s with all the retro-y sneakers?


    Saturdays left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 4:11 PM:

    Unfortunately, their website isn’t as well stocked as the brick and mortar store is.

    Great tidbit nonetheless.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 10:07 AM:

    @Davis—They are an Adidas Originals trainer…the specific model name I am unaware of.


    Davis left a comment on 11/21/2012 at 10:04 AM:

    Exactly what kind of Adidas trainers are those? They look superb with the pants.


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  • November 2012 Playlist

    Music & Books  

    Listen on Spotify

    Nov 1, 2012 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Andrea left a comment on 12/1/2012 at 2:10 PM:

    NICE! Thanks!!


    Andy M. left a comment on 11/30/2012 at 8:36 AM:

    YES!  Glad to see the playlist back.  Thanks Fred.


    NJGlenn left a comment on 11/28/2012 at 9:42 AM:

    Thanks Fred.


    Isabel left a comment on 11/28/2012 at 4:27 AM:

    Yes! Been waiting so long for a new playlist….cheers! :)


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