Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monograms Gone Mainstream

***Important, Special Note: The products featured below appear here merely because I covet them; they were neither sponsored nor solicited placements in any way. If, say, Santa or a certain Anonymous Husband wanted to bankrupt us buy me them for a certain upcoming anniversary, that's a different story...hint hint...***

It was just one month ago that our High Priestess of Hollywood Prep, Reese Witherspoon, announced to the world, "My rule is, 'If it's not moving, monogram it.'" At the time, I thought it merely another example of how she & I are destined to be BFFs - I mean that in that least stalker-y way possible, of course - but in the past few weeks I've noticed retail proof that we may not be alone.

This isn't to say that, yet again, prep is back - we never left, dears, except to pop out to the corner store for a bit more Hendrick's - but rather that this signifier of it may be enjoying a resurgence. I'm in need of some Pretty imagery today, and so I'm listing my recent personalized favorites below.

Please note that this has absolutely no relation to my upcoming wedding anniversary nor Christmas list. Nope. None whatsoever. I mean, I'm just not that sort of Material Girl. It would be a shame if the Anonymous Husband happened upon this list. Truly. 


West Avenue Jewelry "Medium Monogram Necklace" 
This one has been making the blog rounds - including once before here at the Pretty - but I nearly tripped over my Millers when I spotted a hipster-ish concertgoer at ACL last week wearing this. I barely restrained myself from flashing her the secret Tory Burch gang sign - in this corner of Austin, prep is an underground, alternative lifestyle thing - and settled for admiring how fun an accessory this is in person.

Jonathan Adler "Monogram Tote"
Of course Adler knows his prep patterns and colors, but I'd no idea until recently he'd done a design-your-own take on the classic boat & tote.

Louis Vuitton "Personalized Speedy 35"

I've never been much of a Speedy girl - it's a great basic, but who wants a bag that everyone else is carrying a copy of - assuming I could afford one in the first place? Besides, to hijack another high end bag maker's phrase, my own initials are enough. I confess this colorfully monogrammed take has me reconsidering my personalized Goyard pipe dreams.

Am I imagining things? The monogram proliferation, that is, not the Reese/BFF thing, because that's obviously going to happen . . . 


Wendy said...

I've drooled over that necklace for a while now. I just don't love my monogram - WWL - looks lop-sided when you put it on anything.

Princess Freckles said...

I love the necklace. I've been wanting one for a long time now. Maybe I can suggest this my husband. Our anniversary is next month... hmm.

The Preppy Princess said...

Believe it or not, I have never seen the Adler tote, I *love* it! I did want to say how much I appreciate your not wanting the AH to purchase any of these things for you in honor of any upcoming days or dates of note, it shows the depth of your caring and consideration for said AH.

That is all.

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

Fabulous, but I would never do that to one of my LV's! Not my style, cute though! :)

Natalie said...

I would love a monogrammed necklace someday! I like the ones on a gold disc the most.

Wishing for it for Christmas!


Emily said...

I am just now seeing the JA monogram tote... cute!

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