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Gift GuidesPrep Dad

Send your preppy dad a treat for Father’s Day! Below are our favorites:

Kempt Commuter: Make sure that both dad’s face and travel is smooth with the compact Jack Black Jet Set Traveler ($25). Dad’s essentials are regulation carry-on sized in a clear and compact package so that he keep up his regimen on the road.

Nature-Lover: These Starfish Cufflinks from KiraKira are available in both silver and gold will bring dad back to fond, seaside memories. Quality crafted, these will be passed down for generations to come for $138 – $158.

Dapper Dad, Help your father make a statement this summer with a classic tie with a twist! Kiel James Patrick’s Kortright Ebb Tide Bow-tie is handcrafted in the Ocean State and available for a mere $65.

Gift GuidesMom Appreciation

Need some last minute ideas for Mother’s Day? Take a look at our suggestions below!

Tear-jerking Treats: Monogramming has always been one of our favorite ways to say I love you.

  • Inspired by ancient signet rings with an architectonic twist – Lauren Wimmer Customizable Signet Ring is available in gold, silver, matte or shiny finish as well as personalized either interlocking script or round blog letters for mom at $185 – $210.


Accessories, Fashion, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Sarah Vickers

Sarah Vickers is one creative and stylish gal! As a partner in accessories company, Kiel James Patrick, Sarah acts as the the designer and inspiration behind the women’s assortment. She also recently launched a style blog, Classy Girls Wears Pearls, a few months ago that we’re loving (think a USA version of Kate Middleton). Check out Sarah’s current obsessions below!  READ MORE

FashionKohl’s Cares – Dana Buchman BCA

Kohl’s is committed to the cause! With several Kohl’s Cares programs under way our favorite, just in time for Mother’s Day is Dana Buchman’s boutique. It’s certainly no secret that we love great gifts that give back and we know moms do too. 100% of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer, with products available in pretty pink, white and python motifs. At just $5 or $10 each we can spread the love without breaking the bank and above all get that warm and fuzzy feeling!

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Accessories, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Kiel James Patrick Turk’s Head Sailor & Triton Bracelets

Gift Guides, Mom & KidsBaby Love

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’re taking inspiration from stylish moms who always make it work!  Make sure you and your brood are perfectly put-together whether you’re at a family function, the park or just relaxing at home.

More of Me Piper Dress ($198) is not your average maternity dress! Playful yet refined and something that you can keep in wardrobe post pregnancy.

Who say’s comfort can’t look cute? A match made in heaven, your feet with thank you for considering both style and fit with Converse Chuck Taylor/PJ Marimekko kicks ($90)!  READ MORE

Eco & OrganicEco Jewels

With Earth Day on April 22, this month is a great time to remind yourself and your loved ones of being more eco-conscious. Get started with these fun jewels!

The Rosena Sammi Earth Day Monsoon bangle set is $49.99 for a set of six green/gold/brown silk bangles, with 30% to the Conservation Fund.

KiraKira is offering a selection of nature-inspired items with 20% going towards the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Tons of different styles, materials and prices available like this ring, just $89.

Roberta Chiarella has a new and exciting eco-friendly initiative, working with beads handmade by men and women in the Philippines from recycled magazines and catalogues; she’s created two beautiful earring styles, $38 and $28.


We were recently introduced to Rahua by one of our savviest friends who always amazes us with her haircare findings. The secret comes from the Amazon, women of the Quechua-Shuar tribes use Rahua (Pronounced “ra-wa”, best described as a “highly potent, restorative oil”) to keep their hair thick, shiny and healthy. In the 1990s. this magic serum was passed on to New York colorist stylist, Fabian Lliguin, hailing from Equador of Quechua descent.

Now with a full line of Amazon Beauty products featuring Rahua as a key ingredient it will save you (and your carbon footprint!) the trek into the rainforest. Not only is the product all natural, organic and free of synthetics but it creates sustainable business partnerships with many nations of Amazonian women and a percentage from each sale goes towards protecting the Amazon Rainforest.

Already feeling warm and fuzzy? Rahua won’t just make you feel good, it will make your hair look amazing. Because it is alcohol free there is nothing but volume and shine – helmet-head is a thing of the past! Also, don’t be worried about it smelling too “natural”, the scent is certainly part of the appeal. Our favorite product so far has to be the Voluminous Spray ($28)!

BridalWedding Belles

We’re already feeling overwhelmed by the long list of engagement parties, showers and bachelorettes leading up to the many weddings we have on the horizon this summer! Stay stress-free and above all stylish with our picks to streamline your shopping list and subsequent wedding prep this spring. Cheers – bring on the celebrations!

{Shower Gifts} One Kings Lane never ceases to amaze us with their exciting giftables, we recently purchased personalized coasters from Preppy Plates at a fraction of their regular retail price.

{Wedding Gifts} Bright, cheerful and customizable, Mattie Luxe offers items to spice up your dining room including placemats as well as melamine and lucite trays, $99.


Accessories, JewelryWanderlust + Co

Wanderlust + Co, a new Australian accessory powerhouse, offers a wide array of affordable baubles that are beautifully glamorous! We were delightfully surprised by the accessible pricepoint. Stack your wrists with their wrap bracelets and add a pop of color with the Bejeweled Bracelet — or wear it on its own.  For a mere $25 each, order at

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