PREPPIEST and TBB FASHION FILES LINK-UP





I adore all different kinds of styles and fashions and in addition to being "Best Dressed" as one of the High School superlatives I was deemed back in the late 80's, another one was "Preppiest!" I loved me some Izod, popped up collars and all, Benetton called my name often and you could often find me, besides being in heels, in Tretorn tennis shoes. I wore it all but man, how I loved to be preppy. Last year, our boys, who also enjoy being prepsters, were asking for all these Vineyard Vines clothes and said it was the new "thing" in teen fashion. When we saw the prices, I was like what parents are buying this stuff? Sooo expensive but after some good sales, they were sporting a few things from the Vine. Fast forward to February when our son got a job there, the only store they have in our state. His discount was literally the best I'd ever seen in retail. Imagine my utter delight when he gave me this darling dress for my birthday last month. 


Wow, have I taught this boy well or what? It fit to a tee, includes my favorite color pink, and will look amazing this summer by the water. 


Vineyard Vines was created by 2 brothers, Shep and Ian, who got tired of the business daily office grind in NYC and moved back to Martha's Vineyard, the ultimate preppy playground, to create cool ties. What it grew into was a whole family affair clothing line with darling ensembles, fresh off the boat kind of looks. What I love about the company, beside quality clothing created in the USA, is their commitment to philanthropic endeavors and giving back.


Unfortunately, our son had to give his notice as came home for the summer and will be transferring to a different college in the Fall but he sure loved his preppy gig and who knows, maybe more stores will pop up as popularity grows.


He sure made mama happy with this sweet dress! And he even took these pictures.


BUY THIS CUTE DRESS HERE
(Wish our boy could get you all the discount!!)


 
Now, let's see what your linking up this Fine Fashion weekly link-Up day! Head over
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xoxo


73 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous shaped dress. Just so easy to wear. Looks fab on you.

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  2. My oldest had a thing for Vineyard Vines a few years ago and I was dying at how pricey everything was but I sure loved it! Now his style has evolved to some type of hipster/90's grunge look - sigh. This dress is fantastic and I love everything about it, especially on you with your gorgeous tan skin! What a great birthday gift from your son! Love, love, love!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  3. Fabulous outfit Andrea. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  4. LOVE! That dress just SCREAMS summer!

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  5. That dress has a great shape and definitely fits you well. I love the quality of Vinryard Vines products but I agree the can be budget busters. A few nice pieces for summer is all you need.

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  6. That is a super pretty dress! So fun & perfect for summer!

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  7. Adorbs! You look just cute as can be and summer ready. Tell me about that Indiana sun because you are so freaking tan and I'm like wait a second - NC is way warmer than IN!?!?! I like VV but the prices keep me away from it most of the time. I have a few pieces here and there but I always just kind of walk away from it when I'm in Belk. I do love the knock offs though!!!

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  8. Of course you were best dressed in high school - i would expect nothing less! I love how lily inspired this dress is!! Perfectly paired with those laced up espadrilles! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Such a great dress!!!
    Jaymie

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  10. You are looking fabulous in this dress, love it
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. What a beautiful bright dress, your son did amazing!! Yes you've taught them well! Looking so fab as always Andrea!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  12. I am not surprised that you were voted "Best Dressed"! Your style is always spot on and you look adorable in this cute dress!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Dillon has been asking for some VV and I was like..ummm...I'm going to have to look for a sale! This dress is just precious and even more special that he picked it for you. I haven't even browsed the women's section.

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  14. He did good with that one! What a fun and summery dress and how sweet of him to think of you (and snap the pics!) Your raised them well, Andrea!

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  15. You look adorable! And I love that fun bottom detail! I've always loved the preppy/nautical look for spring and summer! Happy Wednesday! :)

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  16. You look smashing, my dear!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  17. Best dressed by far!!! This dress was made for you... the color and print is perfect! Love it with the white wedges!!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  18. That dress is SO gorgeous on you! You rock the color pink so well and I love the pops of purple! Just summer perfection!

    Rosy Outlook

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  19. I need your tan!!! You look awesome! That dress is perfect!

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  20. Love that you were preppiest and best dressed! Still are! I work at a school in a very affluent community, and those kids are in Vineyard Vines daily. What a great mom you are to have raised a boy who is able to pick out a dress for you! That was so thoughtful and right up your alley! Have a great Wednesday!

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  21. You son is the greatest for getting this dress for you!! It's a fabulous color and gorgeous!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  22. Wow! Your son has awesome taste! That dress will be so fun all summer.

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  23. That dress screams summer and I love it! You look great!

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  24. He nailed it! So pretty and it screams summer. This would be so cute for a girls night, or a date night, or just a fun little BBQ. I love it!

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  25. You look GORGEOUS as always! That dress is so fantastic! It was made for you.

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  26. Amazing!! Your boy picked out the prettiest dress. Love the colors and the neckline! It looks fabulous on you and fits perfect!

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  27. Your son did such a wonderful job picking out this dress! The color, the style, everything is just perfect! Vineyard Vines has such cute stuff. My husband loves the men's selection as well and I think he has every tie they've ever made!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  28. You have passed your stylish taste down well ;)
    That pink looks amazing on you!!! Your skin just glows in those bright popping colors!!!!

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  29. I think I need to get a job at a retail store for a good discount! On second thought maybe not because I could kiss my money goodbye. LOL! What a sweet son. He picked well because this dress is gorgeous on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  30. Could you be anymore fun and gorgeous in this dress?! Love the bright colors, and I can definitely see how you were "Best Dressed" in the superlatives <3
    Green Fashionista

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  31. This pretty dress is so cute! It fits you so well! That is so nice of your son! I definitely would love to work at retail for the discount haha. I did in high school, and it was the best haha! I can totally see why you were voted Best Dressed!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  32. Loving the bright pink on you, so pretty!!! And those shoes are so perfect and fun for summer!

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  33. Such a great dress! You look fabulous! Amazing birthday gift!

    Thanks for the link up & I hope you are having a great week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  34. I am positively SWOONING over this dress, Andrea! And you paired it perfectly with those white wedges and sunglasses. Between that outfit and your amazing tan you look phenomenal!

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  35. I have never heard of this clothing line, I wonder if they have a store here. That dress is so, so cute! It would be perfect for a summer vacation! I also love your sunnies!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  36. SO pretty!!! This dress also makes me want to go on a beach vacation haha. :-)

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  37. Between your hair, tan, legs and dress all I can say is stunning! What a sweet little man picking this out for you, its perfect!

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  38. I love the detail at the bottom of the dress!

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  39. That boy of yours has great taste!! Such a cute look!

    And hey, I noticed that you said he'd be transferring schools. Everything okay??

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  40. Andrea... that dress was MADE for you! I'm calling VV and telling them that you should be on the cover of the catalog! Have a great Mothers Day!

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  41. That is so cool that you were best dressed in high school - they nailed it!

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  42. You look outstanding, Andrea! Your boy did a such a good job!
    I bet he enjoyed his time there. Hope the transferring of schools goes well.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  43. Not only are you pretty in pink but you are gorgeous in it. What a fabulous dress!

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  44. That dress is sooo pretty and my favorite kind of pink as well!!! You have such a sweet son!!! Beautiful look, Andrea! xo

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  45. You look so good! I'm all about a preppy style! I love it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  46. I miss my preppy days! But unlike my beautiful blonde Sista, I was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" instead of for the way I dressed! Love the shades, Beautiful! xoxo

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  47. So cute! That pink is made for you. My sons have never worked at a place where I wanted the discount. Darn. :)

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  48. He has great taste! I know he will miss that job and the discount too! What a great gift!

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  49. Cute! Hope you are having a great week.

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  50. You have raised such thoughtful boys - which isn't a surprise, because YOU are so thoughtful! Love the bright pink of this dress and it's gorgeous on you!

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  51. That is a beautiful dress! What a sweet son you have. I remember the brief, but awesome period when my son worked at Old Navy...lol!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  52. Andrea, how gorgeous is this dress on you?! Pink is YOUR color! Stunning!!! Also, I've been meaning to send something to you but with the baby and our move I haven't gotten a chance to head to the post office! Will do so soon, though! Sending love you way! Adore you!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  53. This dress could not be anymore YOU! He did a great job! You seriously look like a real life Barbie :) Pink is most definitely your color! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and are spoiled rotten! You deserve every second of it! Lots of love!! XOXO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  54. Loving this fun, bright dress! It's so perfect for summer. Thanks for joining our new linkup this week and hope to see you back next week!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  55. This bright pink dress is so gorgeous on you! Perfect for summer!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  56. You are like a ray of summer sunshine here, lady! I love this dress on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  57. Andrea, you look ah-mazing in that darling summer dress! I clicked on the store's web site and will go back to look around later. There is a location at The Fashion Mall, Keystone at the Crossing. There is also a Cheesecake Factory in the same area...hmmm... Kudos to your son for picking out the perfect gift!

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  58. That dress is seriously so cute and the fact that your son picked it out? Makes it even better!

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  59. Epitome of preppy! Love this dress, you look so beautiful!

    xx,Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  60. My daughter loves Vineyard Vines too. I really love the pink and navy print! How sweet of your son to pick that out for you! You look gorgeous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  61. I have a tunic top from them from thredUP and keeping scouring that site for more pieces! That dress is absolutely fabulous! I just love the bright pink color! What a fun piece!

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  62. I love that you won best dressed!! That is so perfect for you and is oh so true. I won nicest smile in high school lol :) Ok, so this color is perfect on you and I am loving your wedges! Beautifully Candid

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  63. That is so sweet of your boy. Two of my boys are in the teen years and I don't think they appreciate momma quite yet! I keep holding on, as I know the day will be coming. (One can pray!) And why am I not surprised that you won best dressed! Beautiful dress!

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  64. I love this dress that your son got for you. It is perfect!!!

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  65. Great pink dress. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  66. Oh man, that would be a tough job to give up. I love VV! That dress looks fantastic on you!

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  67. This dress so beautiful and so cheerful, I love it! And don't get me started on those fabulous sandals ;)
    Thank you for hosting,

    xo
    Mel

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  68. This dress looks so great on you! Pink is definitely your color!

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  69. I think I need a son! And a tan. You look adorable.

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  70. Your son bought this for you??? You DID teach him well--he nailed it! So pretty- would love to have that dress.

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  71. This dress is so fun and colorful! Love it with the white accessories! You should swing by my blog and share your style. A brand new linkup just went live at http://ladyinviolet.com/2017/05/16/gray-striped-top-white-jeans/
    xo-Karen

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  72. Goodness, you look so pretty in pink! why am I not surprised you were voted best dressed? I also love preppy style. So cool to read the story of this growing brand and that your son was able to work for them. Thanks for linking up, my fellow prepster!

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