Sunday, March 28, 2010

Preppy Mafia Socialite Crown

The Preppy Mafia has a new award to tag...

...I've been crowned a "socialite!"

(I do try...;))

The Preppy Mafia is taking over the world, one monogram at a time. Thank you to the lovely Emma of the Other Shore for tagging me with this award. She is one of my sweetest followers (& commenters!), & she also has a cute blog you should go check out.


*Click on the above button, & then paste it on your blog/site.
*Answer the questions below.
*Pass on to ten bloggers that you love.
*Let them know they've been "crowned socialites" with this award/tag.

1. Who is your style icon?

Laura Jeanne "Reese" Witherspoon.

Although she hasn't been around long enough to achieve the same "timeless" reputation of other favorites (I love Audrey Hepburn, former First Lady Jacqueline Lee "Jackie O" Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, & Lilly Pulitzer); she is definitely one of my favorites to watch today.

(She is also a fantastic actress - love her in Cruel Intentions, Election, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, & Walk the Line. & I admire her commitment to such organizations as the Avon Foundation, the Children's Defense Fund, & Save the Children.)

& she is as Southern as Southern gets - of course I am admittedly biased toward family-oriented, traditional ladies from the South. ;)

Some favorite labels from my own wardrobe that my style icon also loves:

Nanette Lepore,

2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?

Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell.

"Chronicles the glittering lives of semi-celebrities, social aspirants, & moneyed folk...[with] withering precision."
-New York Times

I read this book way back in the summer of 2001 when it first came out. I had never even seen Sex & the City at that point, but it was the summer after my high school graduation, & I wanted something fluffy&fun to read. I've read a couple other Candace Bushnell novels since then; & while all were good, this was by far my favorite of hers.

(BTW, who's excited for Sex & the City 2? I'm taking my mama to see it for her birthday in May!)

3. Favorite party theme?

Mardi Gras!

Technically, I've only been to one official Mardi Gras ball (the Mystics of Time&Knights in downtown Mobile - & it was wonderful!). But I've been to quite a few Mardi Gras

& parties;


(home of America's oldest Mardi Gras tradition!),
New Orleans,
& various other Southern cities.

What's fabulous about Mardi Gras?

bright colors,
bright lights,
Dixieland jazz bands,
fortune tellers,
gold coins,
king cakes,
Moon Pies,

(Yes, please!)

4. Go-to Halloween costume?

Marilyn Monroe.

I love it. While I've gone to Halloween parties to find another bee, or another Dorothy, I've somehow managed to never encounter a duplicate Marilyn. I have

the platinum blonde wig,
several great shades of red lipstick,
the superlong fake eyelashes...
...& it's easy to create a last-minute beauty mark.

It's also a great excuse to find a new cocktail dress, & some new flashy jewelry...neither of which I'll spend very much on for a Halloween costume!

(Princesses are also pretty cute&easy to create last-minute!)

5. Extravagance(s) you cannot live without?

Bobbi Brown hydrating face cream,
Bombay Sapphire gin,
customized stationery,
fresh flowers,
Philosophy bubble bath...

6. Living person(s) you admire?

My mama & My Prince.

I hope to be as good a mama to Pretty Little Bare Feet, as my mama has been to me. To earn my own daughter's admiration would be an indescribable accomplishment for me. & of course I admire My amazing Prince, for being a great

...& man.

7. Greatest fear?

Loss of my loved ones.

8. Trait you deplore in yourself?


Although I suppose technically it's a disorder, as opposed to an actual character trait. It's still difficult to live with sometimes. I don't want to be

or inattentive.

& I wish I didn't daydream, or procrastinate.

9. Which talent would you most like to have?


Specifically, the visual arts -

fashion design,
graphic design,

I admire it. & I can enjoy it, if I am able to shrug off my critical internal perfectionist.

(Wine helps.)

Oh, I can doodle things that pass for what they're supposed to be, but it doesn't come naturally. & it's by no means "good." See evidence here.

10. Greatest achievement(s)?

My marriage,
my daughter,
my law degree.

The first two outweigh the third, by far; but it was too much hard work & mental anguish to discount the third entirely.

Blogs I love, by bloggers I am crowning "socialites"...


  1. Congrats on the fabulous honor girl! Totally deserved! Loved your list! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

  2. What an incredible, wonderful post Miss Sara, wow! I love each and every answer, we share many things, including several little luxuries, like Bobbi Brown!

    Congratulations on the award, it is so well-deserved, good for you.

    Smiles at you for the week ahead,

  3. Just found your blog! Very cute. I was heading to Pink Cupcake's blog to let her know I tagged her for the Preppy Mafia, and saw that you had already tagged her. Haha. She'll feel doubly honored!

    But I'm glad I found your blog. :)

  4. Yay! Great answers. And, look at you, using pictures and all. I've been upstaged! ;)

    All wonderful though, and I agree - Reese Witherspoon is adorable! I'd love to raid her closet!

  5. Reese does have a delicious sense of style!