Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: For Your Coworker

Coworker gift guide

Teal Two-Tier Caddy
Essie Holiday Mini Collection Travel Mug
Le Pen Twelve Color Set
Rifer Paper Co. Desk Calendar
Ashley Brooke Designs Mug
Kate Spade Stationary

Stumped on what to get your work BFF? Find something that will brighten up her desk! I love a good set of colorful pens, a cute mug, and a desk calendar that will keep your coworker cheery all year long.

Have a suggestion for another gift guide? Comment below and I'd be happy to make gift suggestions for the person who's impossible to shop for.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: Makeup Junkie

Makeup junkie

Who doesn't love a good holiday makeup set? Sets like the ones above allow your friends and family to try new products and discover their new favorite makeup routine. Find a box with a whole beauty regimen or a box that focuses on one type of product. If you can't decide what to get your favorite makeup-loving loved one, take a look at these holiday sets - there is something for everyone! Some of these sets will be under my tree this year for my loved ones!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Hostess

Stumped on a gift to purchase for your favorite hostess or home cook? The gift below should get your juices flowing. Something as simple to a set of matching mugs to as extravagant to a kitchen appliance will make any hostess smile! 

Gift guide home cook

Lilac Mug Set
Salt & Pepper Shakers
C.Wonder Tea Pot
Lace Oven Mitt
Agate Coasters
Cookie Jar with Cork Lid

Happy shopping!

Have a gift guide request? Comment below with the people you're having trouble picking out gifts and I'll come up with my best suggestions!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gift Guide: For Him

Let's face it, ladies: some men are just too difficult to shop for. Every year for Christmas, my boyfriend never gives me a list of items he's dying to have under the tree. In the end, we are left to guess what gifts he will love. If you boyfriend, brother, dad, or friend is difficult to shop for, here are some ideas!

Gift Guide For Him

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift Guide: Great Hair

Have a friend or family member with GREAT hair? Any of these gift below would be perfect for someone who likes to have fun with their hair or likes to try new hair products. These are some of my personal favorites and I'm sure they will please your favorite wanna-be hairstylist!

Gift guide hair

Happy shopping, everyone! More gift guides are on their way!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gift Guide: The Preppy Techie

In this new digital era, we all have a little techie is us. Here are some of my favorite tech products that anyone (especially your preppy loved ones) will adore!

Preppy Techie

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Series: Gift Guides & Wish Lists

It wouldn't be the holiday season without gift guides, so for the next few weeks I'll be releasing specialized gift guides for everyone in your life from your favorite college student to your favorite pet. I'm starting out this gift guide series with my wish list! If you or someone you know has a similar style to me, you might like the following items below!

Carly's Wish List

Madewell Parka
Madewell Hat
J.Crew Pajama Set
Too Faced Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Design Darling Peony Print
Kate Spade Clock iPhone 6 Case Thermal Mug

Are you having trouble shopping for someone or need a little inspiration? Comment below with gift guide suggestions!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Personalized From Me To You Giveaway!

I can't believe how cold it's gotten in the past couple days. It's getting close to single digits here in Chicago and I'm having to find ways to "preppify" my winter wardrobe on my commute to work. These Personalized From Me To You monogrammed scarves has been my go-to for the past couple days and I want to share it's warmth with you by giving one away!

The team at Personalized From Me To You was kind enough to send me my own monogrammed scarf and I couldn't have been more happy with what they sent me. It was a tough decision, but I choose their Gray & Black Herringbone scarf with a white monogram. This scarf is perfect for the cold Chicago days we've been having and it mingles so well with my favorite jackets and other cold-weather accessories. Below is a sample of how I've been styling my Personalized From Me To You monogrammed scarf over the past couple days!


Like what you see? Get this look here!

One lucky winner will win a Personalized From Me To You scarf of their choosing with their favorite thread color and monogram. How do you win? As always, enter through the Rafflecopter widget below before 11:59pm CST on Saturday, November 22! The winner will be announced the following day on Twitter.

Best of luck, everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Blogging Hiatus is OVER!

I'm baaaack!!

Did y'all think I could honestly stay away forever? This blogging hiatus has gone on long enough (over a month now) and I think it's time for me to come back and update you on my post-grad life, my new favorite styles, and start some long overdue giveaways. Be on the lookout for new content, a new blog design, and more!

I really appreciate my readers' patience with me as I try to find a harmonious balance between my big girl job, my social life, and figuring out how to be an adult. I can guarantee this time away from Chicago Prepster has allowed me to grow and become stronger than ever!

In true Carly-fashion, I'm starting off this new blogging chapter with one of my favorite inspirational quotes. 

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Currently Loving

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Hello all! I know it's been a while since my last post, but I promise I have some amazing posts scheduled for the next couple of days! Post-grad life has interfered with my blogging schedule more than I've anticipated.

Minnie & Emma iPhone Case
 Minnie & Emma sent me this phone case a while ago for one of our giveaways, but it's been my favorite case ever since! I have my initial "CGP" on my case. It's a subtle (and professional) way to have a monogram in the work place!

Davines Love Shampoo
I received Davine's Love Shampoo in my July Birchbox and bought a full-size bottle after I finished the sample. It smells AMAZING and also tames my frizzy wavy hair. If you're looking for a new shampoo and conditioner, I definitely recommend Davines.

Essie "DJ Play That Song"
Even though summer in winding down, I'm still wearing bright and bold colors on my nails. I'm currently addicted to this neon plum shade from Essie!

Si Eau de Parfume by Giorgio Armani
If you're a fan of sweet perfumes, you'll LOVE this new scent by Giorgio Armani. A Sephora sales associate recommended it to me the last time I was in the store and I instantly fell in love. She made me a sample and I've been wearing it all week. You have to smell this luscious warm vanilla scent for yourself!

Comment below with an additional questions about my newest favorite products. I'm happy to answer any you may have!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!