Recently, I ventured into the J. McLaughlin store. The window displays informed me that I was about to enter Preppy Land. I'm not a preppy. Not that there's anything wrong with that style! I entered nevertheless. I was on the hunt for some hardworking basics like a nice white shirt, some khaki's and possibly a sweater. The store manager was lovely: helpful without hovering, attentive without being overly aggressive, and informative without being overbearing. One of the pieces I purchased is the sweetheart stripe cotton sweater, $90 (above). Check out the newly launched online store! Where do you get your preppy fix? I'm interested in hearing where my readers are buying their trousers and colorful grosgrain ribbon belts. Post! Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great weekend!