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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Prep'd Picks | Preppy Backpacks


School shopping was always one of my favorite times of the year. Even though I'm long past the days of lists sent home telling me what I need in my pencil box at school, I still like to refresh my office supplies while they're cheap. A lot of the sales are pretty good this time of year, too.

Vineyard Vines Tech Backpack: I bought this backpack nearly two years ago in a bright blue/green (you can find one here). It's a great basic backpack that's made well and is attractive. This is a good pack if you need something on the larger side but not too big. 

L.L. Bean Classic Campus Pack: I just bought this backpack because I wanted something more...understated than the nearly neon Vineyard Vines backpack I already own. When I first pulled it out of the box it looked tiny. I wondered if I could even get a binder in it. Looks are deceiving with this bag as it holds quite a bit. It's Bean so of course the quality is there and for $40 you really can't go wrong. 

Burberry Blue Plaid backpack: A stylish, leather-trimmed bag that will last you from college student to urban commuter. Granted the price is a bit steep ($850), but this is very easily something you'll be using well into your thirties without still feeling like an undergrad.

Lacoste tote/backpack: This innovative bag can function as a tote or a backpack. Great for the student who likes to shake things up or has changed majors several times--in one semester.

Nike Sport Backpack: For those who want only one bag to hold books and their gym clothes. The bottom shoe compartment can hold, well, shoes or maybe a lunchbox. Outside pockets help keep the little things from getting lost in the cavernous inside.  As far as aesthetics go, I think this is the best looking pack out of the bunch.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

You've Got Questions...I May Have The Answers


I get a fair amount of questions emailed to me each week. I have no problems helping people find that certain thing to wear, be it for a wedding rehearsal dinner or sorority recruitment. However, to help me help you better, here are some things to keep in mind:
  • Do you have a price range you're working with?
  • Do you need sleeves or do you need a petite size?
  • If you need a certain color, can you send me a picture of said color (a flower, paint chip, etc.)?
  • How urgent is your request, do you need something that you can pick up ASAP?
  • Do you need something smaller than an 18 or larger than a 24--you don't have to give your specific size but do let me know if I need to look in that direction.
  • Is there anything you don't want, say you don't want something in a certain fabric or something sheer?
Basically, it boils down to the more details you can give me, the easier it is for me to track down something. Even if you're completely open to anything--let me know!

Shoot me your questions at ker [at] theplussizeprep.com
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